Saturday, November 11, 2017

A History of Mp3 Players I've Used


The Sansa 1G Express with OLED and FM radio. Oh, the futureshop special I bought for $40 back when these were the cheapest mp3 players out there. It worked intermittently, randomly rebooting and would lose your station presets. It did have a microSD port to allow more MP3's, and it did play them sometimes. After the 20th reset I lost my shit and destroyed it under my boot one afternoon. A real piece of shit. 


The Zune 30G work horse. I bought this for $70 in Truo, Nova Scotia back in mid 2000's. It was solid, heavy, used a tiny physical hard drive and the software was buggy as shit. The games were laughable. No wifi. Compared to the ipod this thing was a real clunker - except for the audio quality. It used really good DAC's and the sound was phenomenal. Sadly, in 2012 I ended up dropping it on the pavement and destroyed the fragile hard drive. RIP. 


So the tiny zune 4GB I found on Kijiji for $50 and it actually worked nicely for about 3 months before the display went completely blank. I don't know what the hell happened but it stopped working and I had to ditch it.


Back to the Zune HD. Found one again on Kijij and picked it up & used it for about 3 years. The problem is the flimsy audio jacks - breaking, I could not replace it. I managed to jerry-rig the audio jack but one day the last of the plastic completey broke on me. So long.


I picked up the apple ipod touch gen 7 and don't use the shitty ear buds. I have Sennheiser over the ear studio phones which work pretty good. I hope it lasts a while. I don't use my phone for music because it's not my phone. It belongs to work. I don't need my MP3's and shit on a work phone.

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