Here's uncle Stugene to break this down for you.
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:Also I have been thinking about getting a Sony walkman for some time since the sound is evidently better on their MP3 players compared to ipods.
Sounding better than one another
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote: They even have built in amplifiers and this new one has noise cancelling built it.
Oh wow this is one of the greatest trolls I have ever read.
Built in amplifiers as a sales pitch. Let me ask you something. How did you think these signals were pushed down that wire into your ear? Oh right, they were amplified weren't they? Built in amplifier =/= good sound quality.
Noise cancelling built in. Sorry what?
Noise cancelling requires a microphone. That microphone is gonna be in your pocket. Wow your pockets are going to sound amazing you gullible arse.
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote: £250 for the 32GB version
Sweet, merciful jesus you are dumb.Here I go!
Take that gooseberry fool back.
MP3 codec by design limits dynamic range and is compressed. Music in mp3 format is never going to sound the same as on CD or on the masters.
You're a gullible arse, so I recommend carrying around a lead acid battery to power the following:
a £1200 turntable
a £5000 valve amplifier
a pair (oh wow this is trolling, son) of Adam AX7s
monster cables for all.
Seriously why not listen to the people here who know what they are talking about.
Rip your music from the CD at 320kbps, stereo, 44.1khz ("OH BUT STUGENE! STUGENE! IF I UP THE SAMPLE RATE TO 48KHZ I CAN HEAR MORE!" Nope, CDs are all produced in 44.1Khz.), don't filter below 10hz, normal stereo.
Use a decent set of headphones.
Don't buy into gimmicks.
iPods are decent MP3 players.
Vinyl only sounds better when the equipment used to play it back is good. CDs can sound amazing too, for less money usually. Your strawberry floating Kylie albums wont sound any better regardless.