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DAPs and Portable Music Players
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I'm not a real audiophile anyways.
I'm more interested in a traditional mp3 player than a hi-fi DAP, but suitable options are slim.
A large part of it is battery life. My ancient iRiver was advertised at 45 hours per (1) AA battery, and that was actually about right. Most modern devices don't even hit half that, except with fixed proprietary rechargeable batteries.
Another part is user interface. Why is it so hard to just copy a decade+ old iPod?
Storage is another issue. 128gb microSD cards are now cheap, but everything only "supports up to 32gb". What does that even mean? Maybe it supports more, but sometimes not. Great.
Not enough of them have Bluetooth.
Finally,I don't have the budget to be a real audiophile. My current smartphone is good enough. If I wanted a separate device, I'd dig up my old Galaxy S3. If I couldn't find it, I'd probably cheap out on a Sansa or Fiio M3 or something.