Tag Archives: Portable Media Player

Factory-sealed Original iPod Can Be Have For ‘Just’ $19,995 On eBay

Who can forget Apple iPod? The white, rectangular block of gadget with the iconic click wheel pretty much changed how we consume digital music when Steve Jobs introduced it to the world back in July 17, 2002. Years later, with the emergence of smartphones with the ability to play music, the dominance of dedicated MP3 players were eroded. Continue reading Factory-sealed Original iPod Can Be Have For ‘Just’ $19,995 On eBay

Someone Is Bringing Back Cassette Tape Player And It Looks Totally Rad

People, start digging out your collection of ancient cassette tapes from your closet or attic (or self serve store), because a new age cassette player maybe coming your way. Well, that’s if Lithuanian audiovisual art duo, BrainMonk, have their way with Elbow, the next-generation portable cassette player. We are not sure if Star-Lord love for cassette mix tape has anything to do with this rekindled interest, but anyways, this modern day cassette tape player could be a reality – once BrainMonk worked out the technicality and the financial aspect of making one. Continue reading Someone Is Bringing Back Cassette Tape Player And It Looks Totally Rad

Mighty: It’s Like The iPod Shuffle But Runs Exclusively On Spotify

If you rely on streaming music from Spotify to fuel your adrenalin during your fitness routine and find that carrying a smartphone cumbersome, then the Mighty Spotify Player is here to solve your woe. Looking much like the fourth-gen iPod Shuffle, this 1.5-inch square gizmo lets you take Spotify on your run without the need for a smartphone. Using a companion app installed on your smartphone, it lets you sync your playlists of your choosing wirelessly via Bluetooth or WiFi from your smartphone and voila!, you are ready to enjoy those tunes without a smartphone. Continue reading Mighty: It’s Like The iPod Shuffle But Runs Exclusively On Spotify

Would You Drop $1,200 for this Sony High-Resolution Digital Music Player?

We know how far hardcore audio enthusiasts would go for the best possible sonic, but would anyone actually drop $1,200 (or $1,199.99 to be exact) for a hi-res MP3 player? Well, in case you do, you’d be glad that you have another option to what Astell&Kern has to offer and that’s the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 Hi-Res Digital Music Player. Announced earlier this year at the CES, Sony refers the NW-ZX2 as a portable music player “specially made for serious music lovers” and boasts sonic that goes “beyond CD quality for an unparalleled listening experience.” That’s what they say, but coming from a firm that knows a thing or two about audio equipment, both on consumer and professional spectrum, I guess we shouldn’t be doubting their words. Continue reading Would You Drop $1,200 for this Sony High-Resolution Digital Music Player?

Fiio Puts Portable High-Res Audio in Your Pocket for Under 100 Bucks

High Resolution Lossless Audio is like CD music when it first hits the market. it is pricey, or at least the player is pricey. but that’s about to change with the Fiio X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player that promised studio-grade sound for under 100 bucks. that’s cheaper than the current lineup of iPod nano which are just regular music player. on the aesthetic front, it carries much of the X5 design which bears some resemblance to the first two generations of iPod, but only dopier – attributed by the light durable aluminum alloy construction and a more compact stature measuring just 96.6 x 57 x 14mm, tipping the scale at just 106g. beneath the beautiful exterior, it packs a high-quality DAC chip, Texas Instruments PCM5142, as well as Intersil’s latest ISL 28291 amplifier buffer that allows it to drive headphones with impedance of 16-100 ohms. Continue reading Fiio Puts Portable High-Res Audio in Your Pocket for Under 100 Bucks

Sony Introduces New Hi-Res MP3 Player and Audiophile-grade Headphones

Sony has never been the go-to brand when it comes audiophile-grade personal audio gear, which the company hopes to change with these hi-res duo: a Walkman NWX-A17 Hi-Res Audio Digital Music Player and MDR–1A Hi-Res Headphones. we sure won’t question Sony’s impeccable quality, but audio reproduction remains to be heard. anyway, kicking off the hi-res duo is the Walkman NWX-A17 that promised to brings you closer to “the spirit and soul of the artist’s original performance,” which hopefully, will help push the sales of this standalone MP3 player against today’s prime competitors: mobile phones. billed as the world’s smallest and lightest hi-res audio digital music player, the NWZ-A17 has a sleek angular design in a brushed aluminum body. Continue reading Sony Introduces New Hi-Res MP3 Player and Audiophile-grade Headphones

Geek Wave Portable Music Player Eats DSD 128 Files For Lunch

any self-respecting audiophiles would have think portable music players like the iPod as a toy, but the truth is, when it comes audiophile-grade portable music players, the options are far and few between, and hence the compromise. the first thing to come to mind is probably the bank breaking Astell&Kern MQS, which is needless to say, out of reach for most people. this is where the Geek Wave aims to break new ground. Geek Wave is a high-performance music player that’s more affordable than Apple’s offerings. with a couple of much lauded DAC under their belt, Light Harmonic sure knows a thing or two about how to turn out ear-pleasing audio and therefore, it seems like the next logical step for them to treat audiophiles with a rightful music player. Continue reading Geek Wave Portable Music Player Eats DSD 128 Files For Lunch

The PonoPlayer by Neil Young’s PonoMusic

what? a portable media player in this era of the 21st century? and Neil Young? wow. we are not keen followers of Neil Young and so, this definitely come as a surprised and that’s not to mention that someone other than Apple and Astell&Kern is seeking top dollars for aging gadget which has been slowly gobble up by the do-it-all smartphones. then again, if Apple can sell, why not the others? in fact, legendary rocker Neil Young, who is the founding person and chairman of PonoMusic, is not only pushing the PonoPlayer portable music player out, but he’s also introducing a spanking new music service known as PonoMusic. both the hardware and the software aims to bring the “highest quality digital music to discerning, passionate consumers, who hunger to hear music the way its creators intended, with the emotion, detail and power intact.” Continue reading The PonoPlayer by Neil Young’s PonoMusic

Astell&Kern AK240 MQS Portable Player

for the select few audiophiles who have inexplicably demanding sound holes, Astell&Kern has just the portable media player for you. meet the uber high-end, pocket-sized media player AK240 MQS Portable Player. we do not know exactly how much this ultimate opulence in music enjoyment will cost you, but the last we have seen from A&K, the AK120 is now going for $1,299 a pop and considering the AK240 is several steps up from the firm’s previous offerings, we are not surprised if it cost in a region of between 2-3 grand. shocking? that’s why only richie rich needs to apply. Continue reading Astell&Kern AK240 MQS Portable Player

Google Glass Titanium Eyewear

Wetley may have raced ahead and presented its third party solution for prescription Google Glass but the Mountain View folks also has its own set of solution in response to the style and prescription needs. meet the Google Glass Titanium Eyewear. it is the Google Glass you come to know (and paid a fortune for), but with a little more ‘down-to-earth’ aesthetic. with the Titanium collection, it is no longer just an odd frame across your forehead that beckons you to scream ‘Captain Kirk’ periodically; it is now a proper eyewear, prescription or shades, that earthlings like us are accustomed to. though it will still have the familiar chunky rectangular box with the “latest hardware update”, attached with a floating see-thru display. in short, this new iteration will turn you from a geek to a nerd, a stylish or cool dude, depending on which style you opt for. Continue reading Google Glass Titanium Eyewear