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DAPs and Portable Music Players
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The only DAP i purchased was a ZuneHD which i bought specifically because it had SPDIF/optical line out to run an external DAC, hated the whole synching process. USB OTG came out and gave the option to run any portable external DAC Amp out of a smart phone (behaves like mass storage device) with apps like USB Audio player pro, etc. Smart NAS's like Synology or Qnap came out making possible 10TB of lossless quality music and video storage, organization, transcoding on the fly (to keep mobile data in check), and access from anywhere with their phone apps and/or browser interface. Now wifi/LTE in portable music device would be a requirement and it's all in a phone. At the end of the day, i'm not walking around with HD800's on my head and regular entry level/ mid-fi IEMs plugged into my newer smartphone suffices; i don't even bother with external portable amps/dacs anymore for portable. Pocket real estate is a resource not to be wasted.