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Started by monkeymadchick on 12-Dec-2016 20:55:08
how do the young people listen to the music nowadays?

My creative MP3 player died and I am distraught. ( creative dont make MP3 players anymore). It had great battery life and moving music about was so simple on the Windows Media player. I like ipods BUT that software is obviously the work of the devil himslef. So, are there any recommendations fro a new one or is/are MP3 players so outdated that I should move on to a shiny new technology?

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YogiMeerfield - 12 Dec 2016 21:52:35 (#1 of 74)

I believe the kids mainly use streaming services like Spotify on their mobiles these days. Or just watch YouTube.

You can still get mp3 players though, if that's your thing. I think Sony even still make the Walkman.

carterbrandon - 12 Dec 2016 21:54:54 (#2 of 74)

I had a Sansa Clip, then a Philips Azure when the former broke. The good thing about the latter was that it was Bluetooth. The bad thing is that unlike the Sansa, you can't turn off the nannying volume limiter.

monkeymadchick - 12 Dec 2016 23:11:45 (#3 of 74)

Anybody tried the Fiio?

YuleCunt - 12 Dec 2016 23:39:55 (#4 of 74)

Haven't you got a phone?

CaptainBlack - 12 Dec 2016 23:42:29 (#5 of 74)

Streaming's no good in a car though. I've recently bought a car that actually interfaces with my 2005 iPod (though it's seven years younger).

monkeymadchick - 13 Dec 2016 06:44:30 (#6 of 74)

I do yule but i find the battery life dismal when you try to play music and the storage not up to muvh.

bossab2 - 13 Dec 2016 06:50:38 (#7 of 74)

The kids have a Spotify subscription - which let's them download music to play on their phone when offline.

IPods are old hat

Bonusy - 13 Dec 2016 06:59:57 (#8 of 74)

I do yule but i find the battery life dismal when you try to play music and the storage not up to muvh.

Try a new phone if you are buying a new device anyway, and your phone is not so good to start with? One with a microSD card slot would solve the storage issue totally.

Also means if you don't like the music player interface, you can just install a different one.

HouseOfLametta - 13 Dec 2016 07:00:51 (#9 of 74)

I pay a trombonist to follow me around.

invicta - 13 Dec 2016 07:09:52 (#10 of 74)

I have one of the Phillips ones, which are perfectly fine and still available for small sums of money. Never got on with phone-as-music player, storage, battery and irritating software issues.

YuleCunt - 13 Dec 2016 07:12:35 (#11 of 74)

Try a new phone if you are buying a new device anyway, and your phone is not so good to start with? One with a microSD card slot would solve the storage issue totally

Exactly. A Moto G, say. Cheaper and more flexible than any music player. If you're using it in the gym for music, stick it on flight mode and you should find the battery life actually improves from being on standby.

Sabacious - 13 Dec 2016 07:21:54 (#12 of 74)

Offline? When's that then? Much as I detest iTunes, having the smallest memory iPhone and all my music in the iCloud gives me access to everything just about all the time. Get wi-fi in the car if you need music there.

YuleCunt - 13 Dec 2016 07:32:49 (#13 of 74)

Ha. As long as you don't need to update the OS...

Sabacious - 13 Dec 2016 07:54:24 (#14 of 74)

I've been sucked in to the whole iTunes nonsense and it's too late to get out now so must carry on as best I can. The one extra that does make a difference is the £20/year for that Apple Music or whatever it's called. No need for any music on the phone, which is just as well as there's no bloody space.

YuleCunt - 13 Dec 2016 07:56:33 (#15 of 74)

20 quid is excellent. I thought it was a tenner a month like Spotify. Maybe you got a special introductory deal.

SharkPatoo - 13 Dec 2016 08:04:09 (#16 of 74)

There's an interesting thesis to be written on how we are gradually getting used to lower and lower quality music reproduction when everything else in life is going the other way.

Sabacious - 13 Dec 2016 08:16:01 (#17 of 74)

The tenner a month is for the whole iTunes library access. For £20/year I get all my iTunes obviously and all my other music gets put in my iTunes library, i.e. All ripped CDs and from any other source too, all accessed directly from my phone. It's a neat and tidy answer I think.

Sabacious - 13 Dec 2016 08:16:33 (#18 of 74)

Get yourself a Pono player, Shark.

SharkPatoo - 13 Dec 2016 08:27:45 (#19 of 74)

that's interesting, just read about it, thanks.

Shadrack22 - 13 Dec 2016 08:34:14 (#20 of 74)

Buy some compact discs at HMV. Then play then via a DVD player attached to your TV.

Or be like Laz and hire a trombonist.

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