Do you use a discrete music player?

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  1. Duo8
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    As in, a device that only does music?
    ("Discrete" probably isn't the right word, but can't find any other right now).

    If so, what is it and wat is your reason for using it?


    My phone has terrible hiss on audio output and only has 10GB usable storage, so I had to get a player.
    And with how the battery is degrading, it also saves me from having to drain the phone's battery.
     
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    1280w HiFi in me car.

    I barely go outside so I don't need a MP3 player.
     
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    No. An Android phone is all i really need when it comes to music or audiobooks.
    Phones do it all and they do it much better.
     
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    Actually when I am outside at meetings, I just use me phone + a JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speaker for music.
    Works fine enough.
     
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    Nope, I don't need one because my phone makes audio sound fine.
     
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    Yes, I use an old iPod because my phone doesn't have enough storage for music, and the free version of Spotify is terribly annoying, it won't let you listen to anything you actually want to listen to.
     
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    I have my phone, but I have been meaning to get one just for when I walk or go to the gym. What do you recommend?
     
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    I think the right word is 'dedicated music player'

    I think most people will simply use their phones (including me); unless you are an audiophile or have a shitty phone
     
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    why
    the word you're looking for is dedicated. discrete would be if it wasn't meant for music, but plays music anyway
     
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    My Pixel XL handles my music playing duties. I'm an audiophile and it's built in DAC sounds amazing.

    Although, i'm in the market for a dedicated MP3/WAV/FLAC player at the moment because my workplace has just enforced a strict 'no mobile phones' policy :(
     
  11. Duo8
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    Ah that's right. Somehow slipped my mind.
    It'd be nice if a mod could change the title to that.

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    One of those cheap players with a clip.
    You can get them for ~$20. AGPTek is a popular choice.

    You mean the snapdragon DAC which is usually regarded as mediocre?
     
  12. Minox

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    I wish I had one for when I go out running, but no I'm still using my too large to be comfortable in my pocket when running smartphone.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    but then you had a music player and your phone while running...
    i can see getting a smaller and lighter phone to don't trouble while running but i don't see people giving away the "app player" and run with just a music player...
     
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    What's stopping me from leaving my phone at home while running?
     
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    Yeah, i was aware of that criticism of it, however it sounds pretty good to me through my audio-technica in-ear monitors.

    As far as i can tell, there isn't an audible difference between the Pixel and my USB desktop DAC. I'm happy with it :)
     
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    Well, TBH when I walk around or when I am at work I normally just use my smartphone or my work laptop linked to my bluetooth headphones. That works fine, no hiss from bluetooth output /s.
    When I am home I usually use a clunky old Pono player with better headphones, that overpriced shit sounds very good TBH, but it is far from portable.

    So, do I use a dedicated music players? Yes, sometimes.
     
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    I just use my phone with Apollo.
     
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    I have a 120gb ipod classic that I still use

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    what if there is an emergency and someone needs to contact you :O
    or about that fit apps? (not sure if anyone uses them)
    when get tired you can then resting in a bench looking at funny pictures or checking social media
    etc..