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Portable FLAC player? iso recommendations
« on: September 30, 2011, 10:59:36 PM »
I'm tired of the whole FLAC>ALAC conversion process. Anyone have a portable FLAC player made by Cowon (such as the iaudio series)?

I understand Cowon makes excellent portable digital music players (audio&video, multiple codecs) -just not sure which one to get

http://www.cowonglobal.com/

Also sold online thru Amazon or here:

http://www.jetaudio.com/

Any other portable FLAC player recommendations?

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Re: Portable FLAC player? iso recommendations
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 11:09:57 PM »
I have a Cowan S9.  I love it.  Best sounding player I've ever owned. 

Some complain about the UI.  Took a bit to get used to, but wasn't nearly as annoying as reviews made it sound.


Got a good deal on my 16 GB model, and it looks like its still available:

http://www.amazon.com/Cowon-Video-Player-Touchscreen-Titanium/dp/B001NXDC4O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317438461&sr=8-1



Do away with the conversion.  This thing owns every PMP I've ever heard. 

Can't comment on the more current models though.

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Re: Portable FLAC player? iso recommendations
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 12:21:49 AM »
I have a Sansa Fuze. Cost me 70$, plays all my flacs. I too couldn't be bothered with the damn conversion. Also something to consider, the Sansa takes memory cards (the tiny thin little squares 8 gig squares) so I can fill up a bunch of tiny cards and have weeks of music to drive to.
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Re: Portable FLAC player? iso recommendations
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 04:25:36 PM »
found this on another forum, but passing it along here on an old thread.

for anyone looking for a portable flac player, this is a really good deal
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FiiO-X5-II-Portable-High-Resolution-Music-Player-2nd-Generation-Titanium-New-/162421519299?hash=item25d113b3c3:g:GecAAOSwuxFYviMr

I have one and love it.  I use 2 128 GB cards in the slots and use this on the go and on my home stereo system.
the discounted price is because the next generation is out with wifi access and a touchscreen, etc.  however, this is a great price for this.  someone I know received it 3 days later, new in a sealed box.
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Re: Portable FLAC player? iso recommendations
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 06:36:13 PM »
This may sound stupid, but...

I've got an LG Tracfone that I have a 64 GB microSD card in and it plays flac files. The phone only cost me $10 and it sounds great (through headphones and plugged into speakers). It kinda sucks as a phone, but as a flac player it's great.
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Re: Portable FLAC player? iso recommendations
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 07:43:21 PM »
This may sound stupid, but...

I've got an LG Tracfone that I have a 64 GB microSD card in and it plays flac files. The phone only cost me $10 and it sounds great (through headphones and plugged into speakers). It kinda sucks as a phone, but as a flac player it's great.
so stupid to listen to what sounds good  :wink:
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Re: Portable FLAC player? iso recommendations
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2017, 06:04:51 PM »
I have a Cowan S9.  I love it.  Best sounding player I've ever owned. 

Some complain about the UI.  Took a bit to get used to, but wasn't nearly as annoying as reviews made it sound.


Got a good deal on my 16 GB model, and it looks like its still available:

http://www.amazon.com/Cowon-Video-Player-Touchscreen-Titanium/dp/B001NXDC4O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317438461&sr=8-1



Do away with the conversion.  This thing owns every PMP I've ever heard. 

Can't comment on the more current models though.

Loved that thing until the day it bricked out of nowhere. 

Now I just use my phone and a sd card.  Silly 2011.