Hey guys, hope there might be someone who can offer me some advice about which MP3 player to buy.
My music collection is pretty big and growing all the time, and I'm looking for something that I can fit it all on, probably going down the road of a player that I can put an SD card in to.
The players I've seen recommended again and again are those in the Fiio range and the Sony A10 series, and I'd save up to buy a 256gb card then push the boat out for a 512 if the need ever came.
My question is, what are your thoughts on these? Are there any that I'm missing? And I know that the players aren't really advertised as being compatible with such large SD cards but I have read in several different places that people have used them fine. I'm really just looking at capacity as a priority, most of my files are in the 256-320kbps range so audiophile quality in the player isn't a key concern, I don't listen to FLAC etc.
Thanks in advance!
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- Thread Starter
- 17-06-2016 11:45
- 19-06-2016 11:37
I see three main options;
A) Read around and find which players are confirmed to work with SD cards of 256GB+ capacities then go from there. I don't think I've seen any advertised as such, but audio sites like Head Fi will probably have discussions about which players have been found to work.
B) Head over to eBay and take a look at old school HDD based iPods that have been modded with 500GB hard drives, which was a relatively common practice among audiophiles. Alternatively pick up a cheap iPod Classic and perform the surgery yourself if the idea of opening one up doesn't Intimidate you.
C) Look into cloud based methods of storing and streaming your music. I use Google Play Music to stream my library which is excellent and can store up to 50,000 tracks. This obviously depends on your data allowance or availability of WiFi though.