Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by carminedemaria, May 31, 2012.
For me iPod 5.5
For me an iMac with a player such as Pure Music, Fidelia, Bit Perfect, Amarra, Audirvana, or Decibel. All these programs easily best iTunes for sound quality.
Red Wine Audio iMod.
(technically it's a bit of a stretch, but the parts are all still baseline Apple).
Agreed! I have two 80gig models!
+ 1 vote for Decibel > on my Mac Mini system it's better sound compared with iTunes. Decibel is also very reasonably priced.
Apple TV via HDMI
I really love the 6th-generation iPod Classics. The user interface is great, the sound quality is fine, and the reliability has been excellent. I also have several of the 5G models, and they're OK (but not quite as good, IMHO).
For home listening, I have no real issues with just regular out-of-the-box iTunes 10.
Why Classic 7gen sound very very low?Cirrus problem?
Hadfi.org says:sound Classic 7gen is poor
I also like Decibel on my mac mini.
iPhone 4S - It is pocketable and I take it everywhere, so it wins or ties on portability.
It has the ability to stream my entire library, MOG, jazzradio, and other services from anywhere with cellular or wifi access. Which beats everything but the iPad.
It can dig out a digital signal via a Pure dock.
It has the ability to send music to Airplay or bluetooth devices all over the house...
A close match up with the iPad, but since the iPhone is smaller, it is easier to take everywhere and hook up in the car.
What about the iPod Touch? That certainly has WiFi.
best Apple music player? strangely worded question. I'd say the iMac is the best player of music. holds more music than any other device.
that was the question right?
Mac Mini with Pure Music
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I like my 5.5.I also like that I don't have itunes on it.flac files on rockbox.
I second IMAC
Streaming via IPad touch convienient but not as flexible imho
IPod Classic 160 in the car usb out into IDrive is good
IPod Classic line out (30 pin) into headphone amp can be very good to.
I had a Classic 5.5 that sounded great until it crapped out a few years back.
The 7th gen I have now works just fine. I love the click wheel and capacity, but the spinning hard drive means this thing (Vidiot's success notwithstanding) is likely a ticking time bomb.
I use Decibel on my mac mini as well. It handles just about all of the formats, I set up my own playlists as I have never used iTunes. it gives a nice output with 24/96 sources as well.
You are using an iPod? For MP3 I would think it really doesn't matter. You will get much better sound with lossless files than the difference any player might make.
I third. I like my 8 gig nano, but the I-Mac is really the way to go. Of course, the real point is the portable devices.
I have two 5.5s with 240 GB hard drives installed. One I had modded by Red Wine the other is stock (except for the HD). I use the stock one for the car and the the modded one for home listening. I have ALAC files on both.
Apple TV 3 with Music Hall DAC 25.2 connected on my McIntosh MA6600 and Audioplan Kontrast V speakers!
I like Audirvana Free on my Mac Pro (2009 Nehalem)...
I like my iPhone 4S...
I like my iPod Classic (current generation)...
I loved my iPod 5th Gen...passed it onto my Dad.
Do you ever use the up sample options on your Music Hall Dac?
I just had my oldest surviving iPod Classic repaired this week. It was a black 80GB 5G model from late 2006. The battery started flaking out, and the damned clickwheel got buggy. Got a new battery and a clickwheel replacement for $50, postpaid. Thing works as good as new today.
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