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Gregory Tenenbaum
February 15th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Ok so I didn't name this thread "Show your Ipod Bling Here" because there are a lot more portable audio units than just Apple Ipods.

But let me admit something to you all. I fetishise my portable audio device. It has taken me through learning for exams, sad and happy moments of my life, losing and gaining pounds, walking the streets of various cities in the world, many international flights, and but for the sound emanating from the connected headphones, otherwise quieter moments in my life.

I have developed an emotional attachment to my portable audio device and I do use it almost every day.

While some units are more "bling" to the ear (and eye) than others, each have their owns strengths and peculiarities. Some people are still content to use cassettes (dont laugh - analogue quality is still king), compact discs; others use MP3 players and flash memory units.

What portable audio device do you use? Post a pic!

We want to see them, worn in or brand spanking new! Tell the WNY members what you have it loaded with, which artists, audiobooks, podcasts, or even recordings that you have made.

I for one wish I could carry my turntable around in my pocket, just for the sound. But alas, that cant happen.

Who's going to be first?

Jasonik
February 15th, 2007, 05:01 PM
I for one wish I could carry my turntable around in my pocket, just for the sound. But alas, that cant happen.


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ryan
February 15th, 2007, 05:10 PM
The last time I got excited about a portable audio device was when I got one of these:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/4/4641856_d0e06c1335_m.jpg

vosh
February 15th, 2007, 08:41 PM
Ebonics. That's hip.

meer
February 15th, 2007, 09:20 PM
Is that an iPod inside the Walkman? Too funny.

Ninjahedge
February 16th, 2007, 09:28 AM
Me gots a nice machine....


But it is rather unique and would spoil my cover as an undercover operative in the whole Bush Administrations search for Iran's import of Nigerian Chocolatecake.

Gregory Tenenbaum
February 16th, 2007, 06:40 PM
That turntable device is fantastic!

Ok so Ill throw my hat into the ring because I am seriously passionate about my music machine and use it every day. I couldn't bear to leave home without it sometimes.

It's a format that's very popular in Japan, not an Ipod killer in popularity in the US or Europe. But if sound is your thing, it is most definately an Ipod Killer. You can use it to record concerts, operas, interviews, you name it with the same quality as a CD (PCM) or DAT. It's also used by a lot of guerilla film makers as a poor mans DAT.

I have to say that I am in love with this medium and will never purchase an MP3 player while I can still use Hi-MD to give me portable CD quality.

Here it is. I have the flagship model but all Hi-MD units are fantastic.

http://www.japan-direct.com/images/MZ-NH1.jpg

The unit is only slightly larger than the disc itself. "Disc?" I hear you say with amazement.. what next? Wax cylinders?

http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/Colmer-NH1-PlayerDisc.jpg

I love these discs - they are 1,000,000 x recordable and impossible to break. You can put up to 45 hours on them (compressed but near CD quality) and if you want professional/CD quality they store 90 minutes. The discs are about 5 dollars, hold 1 gig each and you can swap them with friends, or archive them, or transfer recorded materials on them to your PC, or from your PC to the disc, just like MP3s.

The battery is removable and rechargeable and you can buy it readily, no problems when it dies (as one day it will).

The great thing is that with a simple microphone my card-deck sized audio player becomes a professional level recording device. I love it.

Usually I have 1 disc loaded and carry 1 or 2 discs in my bag depending on how long Im going to be away. Each disc has opera, jazz, some language lessons, and some popular music and film soundtracks.

Hows your Japanese? The page shows you how Hi-MD works.

http://www.sony.jp/support/pa_common/hi_md/hi_md_index.html

Now guys, come on, there must be some more Ipod/audio device fetishists out there. Show us, tell us.

Schadenfrau
February 16th, 2007, 10:10 PM
Ryan: my brother.

Gregory Tenenbaum
February 24th, 2007, 02:33 AM
What, only 3 members listen to music on the go?

Exactly how did Apple make its money again?

clubBR
February 24th, 2007, 07:13 AM
http://www.mpio.com/image/sub/fl300_s.jpgMy baby, the FL300 by MPIO

BrooklynRider
February 24th, 2007, 02:11 PM
I find listening to music too distracting when I'm on the go. I listen at home, but I love the sounds of the city. Last portable device I bought and own is a Sony Discman. I know - I'm a dinosaur.

lofter1
February 24th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Listening to me iTunes on me PC right now (Best of Cream) ...

me be very au courant :cool:

When me hits the streets me carries this baby around:

http://www.pocketcalculatorshow.com/boombox/graphics/mrx20-2.jpg

Gregory Tenenbaum
March 8th, 2007, 04:18 AM
Lofter I couldn't see that picture.

But here's a hastily penned picture of Edward and his camera, together with my Sony Minidisc and a disc (with some Magyarul lessons, TATU, Jazz, Opera and some podcasts on it).

Im going to use this baby today to record some material for a podcast. God I love this format - CD quality 44100 Hz 16 bit recording in the palm of your hand baby!

I wish they made LP records that small. Analogue over digital anyday for me. But Minidisc is the next best thing.

User Name
March 8th, 2007, 08:01 AM
Listening to me iTunes on me PC right now (Best of Cream) ...

me be very au courant :cool:

When me hits the streets me carries this baby around:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/AceLannigan/regular/mrx20-2.jpg

I always wanted one of those.

Gregory Tenenbaum
March 8th, 2007, 10:42 AM
You can get a Sharp boombox that has an LP player. It came in red or silver and could play both sides of the LP without having to flip the LP (picture shown).

Whats your bling though?

heres a great site.
http://www.retrothing.com/hifi_audio/index.html

Gregory Tenenbaum
March 19th, 2007, 07:09 PM
Well, my Minidisc recorder/player died the other day. Parental neglect, I have dropped it more times that I would care to admit.

So the very next day I bought a new one. Even better.

BLING BLING

Comes in Silver or Black. I bought the Black unit this time.

This baby can record LINEAR PCM - thats CD quality like a professional studio - and its only 100 grams!

THIS BABY HAS 90+ minutes of CD quality audio recording on each $5.00 1 GB disc, the discs weigh virtually nothing - great for the Met Opera, the short movie you are making, the jazz performers in the park, your garage band, or just about anything else. Unbelievably, the unit has a balanced pre-amp for a mic, thats what professional recording units in music studios have.

Or for listening to your CD or LP collection or MP3s etc, you can compress them and transfer up to 45 hours per disc, or for near-CD quality (but a lot better than standard MP3) you can record up to about 8 hours.

I know I should get an Ipod like everyone else, but really, these Minidiscs are super cool. Anyone else use them? They are very popular in Japan, also in Europe - probably not so much in NY (where everyone I see uses the equipment made by the WhitePodCartel).

More bling please guys - show it!

Punzie
July 13th, 2007, 05:41 AM
Videos:

Can your iPod attract lightning? (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A86.OR.KR5dGoNQAqSUCP88F;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHZkMjZ yBHBvcwMxBHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=12lm51gbg/EXP=1184405770/**http%3A//video.yahoo.com/video/play%3Fvid=1116707361%26fr=yfp-t-501)

Lightning And Wearing An iPod Could Be Hazardous (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A86.OR.KR5dGoNQAsSUCP88F;_ylu=X3oDMTBjcXBoZjE wBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=12lroln8c/EXP=1184405770/**http%3A//video.yahoo.com/video/play%3Fvid=1116703212%26fr=yfp-t-501)

Can iPod Turn Wearer Into A Lightning Rod? (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A86.OR.KR5dGoNQAtSUCP88F;_ylu=X3oDMTBjb3ZrYjN kBHBvcwM0BHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=12l8tiik3/EXP=1184405770/**http%3A//video.yahoo.com/video/play%3Fvid=1116704983%26fr=yfp-t-501)

Lightning Goes Through Jogger's iPod Wires, Tearing Eardrums (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A86.OR.KR5dGoNQAuSUCP88F;_ylu=X3oDMTBjZGM1ZGE 1BHBvcwM1BHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=12lfl9bdl/EXP=1184405770/**http%3A//video.yahoo.com/video/play%3Fvid=1116710969%26fr=yfp-t-501)

Report: iPod Could Be Dangerous To Joggers In Storms (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A86.OR.KR5dGoNQAwSUCP88F;_ylu=X3oDMTBjZmpxdmw 3BHBvcwM3BHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=12lcchu8a/EXP=1184405770/**http%3A//video.yahoo.com/video/play%3Fvid=1116703661%26fr=yfp-t-501)

CBS 5 Healthwatch: Lightning Concern For Joggers With iPods (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A86.OR.KR5dGoNQAxSUCP88F;_ylu=X3oDMTBjYzZubXM 2BHBvcwM4BHNlYwNzcg--/SIG=12ljvm9q9/EXP=1184405770/**http%3A//video.yahoo.com/video/play%3Fvid=1116704588%26fr=yfp-t-501)

Health: Lightning-Strike Injuries & iPods (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A86.OR.KR5dGoNQAzSUCP88F;_ylu=X3oDMTBkYTNuNGk 0BHBvcwMxMARzZWMDc3I-/SIG=12lm1urb7/EXP=1184405770/**http%3A//video.yahoo.com/video/play%3Fvid=1116704609%26fr=yfp-t-501)


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lofter1
July 13th, 2007, 09:25 AM
Urban myth(s) ^^^

To be fair: Reports of iPods increasing any incidence of lightning striking human beings have been knocked down by experts ...

However, the degree of severity can be increased due to the conductivity of metal and it's proximity to the human body when struck by lightning -- but this is true for any number of items, not just iPods.

ZippyTheChimp
July 13th, 2007, 09:32 AM
^
You mean like swinging a 3 iron? :)

lofter1
July 13th, 2007, 10:17 AM
Yep ^^^ That could do it :eek:

Gregory Tenenbaum
September 4th, 2007, 04:42 PM
http://images.apple.com/ipodnano/gallery/images/ipodnanolarge01_20060912.jpg
My latest bling for listening to music....

http://www.bluebuy-media.com/bilder/apple_ipod/ipod_nano_1gb_schwarz.jpg

Sadly, I did not feel inclined to buy the Red 8GB Nano, because on the back it says "Bono Wants Your Cash".

After Bono sells his million dollar mansions to help the poor and needy, and stops buying $500.00 sunglasses, then I might just give him a penny or two. Until then, Ill go for the black Nano.

For making music, instead of just listening, heres my other bling:

CLASSIC AKG 240s (the studio standard since 1975 - I use these for monitoring)
http://www.sweetwater.com/images/items/750/K240S-large.jpg
and also a pair of AKG 271s (for the vocalist)
http://www.sweetwater.com/images/items/750/K271Studio-large.jpg

Rode NT1a Microphone with shockmount

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may04/images/rodent1a.l.jpg

and the M-Audio 410 Analog/Digital Recording Interface
http://www.m-audio.com/images/global/product_pics/big/firewire_410.jpg

and for portable studio quality recording in the pocket in a pinch, the ever trusty Sony Hi-MD Linear PCM recorder
http://www.minidisc-canada.com/suppliers/sony/images/mzrh1.jpg

Lifes too short to just listen to music, when you can make it.

MikeKruger
October 12th, 2007, 03:42 PM
I know 90% will say Ipod :P

I wanted to save some money and bought a Sandisk Sansa E250. It's expandable with micro-sd cards. Waiting to get it in the mail. What do you have?

BrooklynRider
October 12th, 2007, 11:18 PM
iPod 20Gig

Gregory Tenenbaum
October 15th, 2007, 04:54 PM
http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12662

brianac
October 16th, 2007, 08:49 AM
We're a bit behind the times in the UK.

Meerkat
October 17th, 2007, 12:05 PM
What on earth is all of this? A mini-disk? What is an 'ipod' when it's at home:confused:. You must remember that on this side of the Atlantic we're 50 years behind you, Greg old chap. We still use the 'wireless' - a wonderful creation, it actually transmits a human voice recorded many miles away, and somehow sent to my wireless (don't ask me how) and i can hear them speak!!! I also hear talk of moving images on another box called a 'television' , but can't say i've ever seen one. I don't have electricity anyway, so couldn't get one even if i wanted.:(

turkishann
October 17th, 2007, 01:33 PM
this is my life saver (samsung yp-k3), keeps me sane and company when I do the family food shop at the supermarket


http://www.samsung.com/my/products/audio/mp3player/images/l_ypk3_01.jpg

Gregory Tenenbaum
July 5th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Minidiscs are way cool. Come on, I mean you can record an opera or concert or jazz players in the park with a device smaller in size and weight of a pack of cigarettes with CD quality sampling.

The discs cant be erased with magnetism and are 1,000,000 + times rewritable and archivable. The Magnetic Optical tech is still some of the best.

The AD converters in the MD units make the iPods AD converters look useful only as an expensive breakfast cereal.

And on another note, I would use LPs if they were portable enough!

Cassette tape is even better quality than the MP3 players.

The Benniest
July 5th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Just bought this iPod this morning for my trip in ~ 1 week: :D

http://www.gearlive.com/blogimages/ipod-nano-black-large.jpg

and of course ... these:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31TacUVZZWL._SX280_SH35_.jpg

Gregory Tenenbaum
July 6th, 2008, 10:23 PM
What on earth is all of this? A mini-disk? What is an 'ipod' when it's at home:confused:. You must remember that on this side of the Atlantic we're 50 years behind you, Greg old chap. We still use the 'wireless' - a wonderful creation, it actually transmits a human voice recorded many miles away, and somehow sent to my wireless (don't ask me how) and i can hear them speak!!! I also hear talk of moving images on another box called a 'television' , but can't say i've ever seen one. I don't have electricity anyway, so couldn't get one even if i wanted.:(

How about fixing some of the social problems before worrying about Portable Audio Bling.

The last time I was in London there were public service posters in the underground warning commuters from using or showing off their mobile phones on the train or in public because of the threat of robbery.

Besides, its easier to buy an iPod in England than it is to change your station in life - and theres something fundamentally wrong about that.

In England, iPods have become the opiate of the people.

Gregory Tenenbaum
July 6th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Benniest - thats a very cool looking device.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqc4kp5CHKU

I have elected not to subscribe to the iCult anymore, on the advice of this guy.

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=muXG36C72ns

So I bought one of these.

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Ramrxfqhae0

What will happen to Apple when people stop buying iPods and start going to the other players?

Isnt that how Apple got back into the black years ago?

I predict that the Zune is going to take zeros of the Apple books - its got a great screen and after using the Zune Marketplace I will never use iTunes again.

What do you guys think?

The Benniest
July 6th, 2008, 10:47 PM
I'll stick with my iTunes, and new iPod and MacBook. :rolleyes:

Gregory Tenenbaum
May 22nd, 2009, 12:45 PM
I'll stick with my iTunes, and new iPod and MacBook. :rolleyes:

Spoken like a true Apple iCultist!