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What portable music playing device do you use?

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As the title says, what device do you use to listen to music while on the go?

When listening to music in your car, do you connect an external device through your car speakers via bluetooth/cassette tape/fm transmitter?

I'm also thinking of perhaps buying an (affordable) mp3 player for my wife's brother for Christmas or his birthday. Do you like yours enough to recommend it to someone else?

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  • I use my 9 year old 3rd Generation iPod. (the one with the buttons above the wheel.
    Had to change the battery but apart from that it still works.

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    Would I recommend getting one: Not if you want something affordable.

  • My phone (a Sony Xperia U) for short journeys and my 2nd generation iPod touch for anything longer than an hour.

  • PSP with a 64gb Memory Card! :D
    (With the battery grip and a bigger regular battery it just lasts forever, and I have a plug-in remote control as well, so I can just clip it on, put the PSP in my pocket or bag, and just use the control if I need to change something)

  • My DS. I got an R4 card so I could listen to tunes and play homebrew games, and it works pretty well for that!

  • @Darth Marsden said: My DS. I got an R4 card so I could listen to tunes and play homebrew games, and it works pretty well for that!

    I used a DS with an R4 (original non-hdsc model) and Moonshell and it worked alright.
    But barring lack of space (because my old model R4 only went up to 2gb!), the DS isn't exactly ideal for listening to music. Quite a bit of quality is lost in that kind of media playback.

    The PSP is better. Not perfect but with a nice pair of headphones you get a good experience. (Headphones> Earphones in my opinion)

    The iPhone has some nice playback (I used my 3gs for it for a while before I ran out of space on it! XD)

  • Before I say this, let me clarify:

    This seemed like a really good idea back in 2006.

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    30GB.

    Still works, no reason to replace it.

    All the same, it *will* be replaced with...

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    Because I need a new phone, the S3 seems like an excellent choice, and I now own a 64GB microSD card, which finally puts to rest the troublesome issue of every phone I've had before having less less storage than my 6 year-old Zune.

  • @RetroVortex said: I used a DS with an R4 (original non-hdsc model) and Moonshell and it worked alright.
    But barring lack of space (because my old model R4 only went up to 2gb!), the DS isn't exactly ideal for listening to music. Quite a bit of quality is lost in that kind of media playback.

    The one I've got goes up to 8GB, so there's that sorted.

  • @Alcoremortis said: My vocal cords.


    I hear that model doesn't have a headphone jack. Seems like it would be very obnoxious to other people if you, for example, had to use public transit.

    Price is pretty good, though.

  • @Rather Dashing said: I hear that model doesn't have a headphone jack. Seems like it would be very obnoxious to other people if you, for example, had to use public transit.

    Price is pretty good, though.

    Oh, for public transport I use the internal memory unit. The sound quality isn't as good and the music sometimes gets interrupted by commentary of the surroundings, but again, can't beat the price. And the controls are hands free.

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