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#305899 - 05/10/10 06:47 PM Suck It, iPod: Meet the King of Geeky Portable Aud
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#305920 - 05/10/10 09:45 PM Re: Suck It, iPod: Meet the King of Geeky Portable Aud [Re: Glitchy]
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It has a couple of cool features like the USB and coaxial connectivity that you do not see on most players. It is very much a niche product that is focused on music playback. I wish it had a lower price tag. Too expensive IMO for what it does.

iPod's are overpriced as well. ;\)
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#305975 - 05/11/10 09:37 AM Re: Suck It, iPod: Meet the King of Geeky Portable Aud [Re: BlueJays1]
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 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
iPods are overpriced as well. ;\)

Yeah, for as long as they've been on the market, the prices have remained a tad high. But they keep getting away with it, so why would they reduce it?
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#305981 - 05/11/10 09:47 AM Re: Suck It, iPod: Meet the King of Geeky Portable Aud [Re: pmbuko]
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When will they do one with reasonable storage space (1-2Tb)?
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#305984 - 05/11/10 10:07 AM Re: Suck It, iPod: Meet the King of Geeky Portable Aud [Re: EFalardeau]
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You call 1-2Tb reasonable for a small handheld device? \:\)
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#305988 - 05/11/10 10:18 AM Re: Suck It, iPod: Meet the King of Geeky Portable Aud [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
iPods are overpriced as well. ;\)

Yeah, for as long as they've been on the market, the prices have remained a tad high. But they keep getting away with it, so why would they reduce it?


You are correct. People will continue to buy iPods along with the Bose iPod dock along with 3rd party iPod branded cables with a Monster ;\) of a price tag. Apple is not the only product brand with inflated MSRP on its products. Its a part of the marketplace.

Ignorance is bliss. I never said consumers were well informed. Most of the time they purchase goods on incomplete information and hype or clever marketing. I would say the iPod fits all 3 of those categories. Good for them, Bose has been doing it for years, along with the Monster.
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#305989 - 05/11/10 10:26 AM Re: Suck It, iPod: Meet the King of Geeky Portable Aud [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
You call 1-2Tb reasonable for a small handheld device? \:\)

Yes. It would be enough for my needs. I don't need more.
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#305990 - 05/11/10 10:27 AM Re: Suck It, iPod: Meet the King of Geeky Portable Aud [Re: BlueJays1]
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I've followed the threads on Headfi on this player. Too expensive for me. My iPhone and iPods work fine for me w/ a great set headphones.

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#305991 - 05/11/10 10:43 AM Re: Suck It, iPod: Meet the King of Geeky Portable Aud [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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 Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
I've followed the threads on Headfi on this player. Too expensive for me. My iPhone and iPods work fine for me w/ a great set headphones.


The battery life on the HiFiMan is terrible @ 8 hrs. Its a niche product, nothing more. I would never buy it either. Waaaay to expensive.

I agree with you, the headphones will make the most difference in sound quality regardless of the portable device being used.
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#305997 - 05/11/10 11:20 AM Re: Suck It, iPod: Meet the King of Geeky Portable Aud [Re: BlueJays1]
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Agreed!
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