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Old 08-09-2018, 11:18 PM
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Glenn, if music is all you are interested in, why not consider one of the digital audio players (DAP)??? https://www.themasterswitch.com/best...-audio-players
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:25 PM
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You can use all your own files, ripped from your own discs. Thatís what Iíve done.
Basically, you load your PCM based files (I forget if flac was added to the list) through the iTunes application, and sync your iPod or iPhone to the computer that is running iTunes and has the files.

You can rip either compressed with quite respectable sound quality or uncompressed with no quality loss.

Also, you donít have to use iTunes to rip. You can use dbpoweramp, among many, to get bit perfect rips. Then drag the rips into the iTunes appís library.

For DSD files, the Onkyo app has a special helper tool to facilitate getting those files onto your device. iTunes wonít handle DSD.

Someone above mentioned the default dac resolutions that iPod and iPhone support and I believe thatís the case using the Music app (what iTunes was renamed on iDevices). But the Onkyo player, among others will play back hi res files at their native resolutions that you load into the Music app. So in that case you wouldnít need any other accessories if you want to keep it real simple, without the need for an external dac. DSD files do get converted to PCM by the Onkyo player, however. I havenít tried playing DSD files so I canít vouch for how that sounds but the PCM upsampling options in the Onkyo app arenít too bad and come in handy based on the headphones or system you listen through.

Check out this good article:
https://www.whathifi.com/advice/how-...-your-iphone-0

Another option besides the iPod Touch, if you want higher capacities of 256 and 512GB, might be to look at a used iPhone, and not activate it - basically use it only with WiFi, like an iPod Touch. I think that would work.


Oh, I keep mentioning the Onkyo app and itís worth noting that you donít do anything special to have this app access your music files on your device. The Onkyo app sees the music files in the Music app of your device, and you search, sort, and play the files as if they were natively in the Onkyo app.
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Another option besides the iPod Touch, if you want higher capacities of 256 and 512GB, might be to look at a used iPhone, and not activate it - basically use it only with WiFi, like an iPod Touch. I think that would work.
Hmmm.......... that could be a good choice. My wife's 6S is due for the "free" upgrade in Dec. Will check out if I can get it when she does. Have to figure out if it is 256GB or 512GB.

Thanks for all the other info.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:57 PM
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Yes............. am looking at the iPod Touch. Am wondering if the other options mentioned would work with an Apple certified iPod dock. Am looking at a Manley Stingray iTube.

I thought you were looking for a solution for traveling purposes? Are you planning to travel with the Manley as well?
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Hmmm.......... that could be a good choice. My wife's 6S is due for the "free" upgrade in Dec. Will check out if I can get it when she does. Have to figure out if it is 256GB or 512GB.



Thanks for all the other info.


I realize I was confusing iPhone and iPad capacities.
iPhone maxes out at 256, I think,and the first model to have that was the iPhone 7.
The 6s was maxed at 128GB capacity, if memory serves me.
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I thought you were looking for a solution for traveling purposes? Are you planning to travel with the Manley as well?


Thatís what I thought too? A Manley is nothing that packs easily and as I said above, doesnít work with a lightning device unless you have an adapter. What is your goal with this setup and do you really need anything beyond CD quality from an iPod for traveling purposes? AIFF format music files transfer easily to an iPod through iTunes and will not use as much memory as hi rez files. In case you didnít know, AIFF is the Appleís IOS format for copying CDís in an exact uncompressed copy.

Also, you state that your wife has an iPhone 6s, do you have an iPhone as well? If so, you should be familiar with the music app and how it works. If you do not, then why donít you ask her to show you the music app?
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Won't travel with the Manley (a bit cumbersome @ 35 pounds ), only the iDevice (or similar) & a pair of earbuds or USB port into the car system.

I own zero Apple devices. Wife owns iPads & iPhone. However, she has no music apps as she couldn't care less about same unless she can dance. So no help there.

Serge - thanks for the DAP list. They seem to be an even simpler way to go than an iDock and several with good reviews are reasonably priced. Will start looking at a few, like the Shanling M3s and AGPTEK H3. Both can be expanded to 256GB and offer Bluetooth.
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