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Old March 22, 2012, 08:05 PM
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FLAC MP3 players - CNET Reviews

Altho I have to ask.. why flac on a mp3 player? Total waste of space and the sound quality is gonna suck.
First off the OP only needs 4 GB of space, so it's probably just a few albums. Flac vs mp3 wouldn't save much space.

Second, plenty of audiophiles run flac on an mp3 player. Either with elaborate external DAC/amp setups or straight out of the players. Many MP3 players (even the Iphone) have very high quality DAC's and a few actually have good headphone amps. (though the amp is usually the limiting factor in sound quality)

If you think all MP3 players have poor sound quality or the good ones are too expensive you really need to look harder.

As for recommendations for the OP, the Sansa Clip+, Clip Zip, or Fuze (not Fuze+) sound right up your alley. Most Cowon players would be out of your budget.
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Old March 22, 2012, 08:06 PM
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have to recommend cowon as well, get yourself a portable amp such as a fiio e6,e11 etc and you're set for quality
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Old March 22, 2012, 08:21 PM
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First off the OP only needs 4 GB of space, so it's probably just a few albums. Flac vs mp3 wouldn't save much space.

Second, plenty of audiophiles run flac on an mp3 player. Either with elaborate external DAC/amp setups or straight out of the players. Many MP3 players (even the Iphone) have very high quality DAC's and a few actually have good headphone amps. (though the amp is usually the limiting factor in sound quality)

If you think all MP3 players have poor sound quality or the good ones are too expensive you really need to look harder.

As for recommendations for the OP, the Sansa Clip+, Clip Zip, or Fuze (not Fuze+) sound right up your alley. Most Cowon players would be out of your budget.
Uhmm typical FLAC albums are in excess of 400+mb compared to 80-90mb comparatively so how do you figure that?

Show me the same album ripped in FLAC and ripped to mp3 and be even close to the same size!
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Old March 22, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Woooooooowwwwwwwwwww, i wasn't thinking to start alot of reflexions with that thread, but that help alot. Now, i think i will wait for my tax return and i will have a little more money to spend for that
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I haven't sampled any of the current generation either so read the reviews. I also have an old Cowon X5+ unit that's still kicking.
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Buy another Clip+...best under 100$
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FLAC is an overkill for portable players imo, just use 320khz mp3 and be happy.
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Humm... thank you all for all thoses comments.
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I have a Clip+, 4GB, running Rockbox. Good battery life, light, has clip, ideal for running/working out. I paid $29.99 for it and couldn't be happier!
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The difference between a properly ripped 320kbps mp3 and a lossless FLAC is so small I can hardly even tell the difference. No point in putting lossless files on a portable device with limited storage.
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