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Title: Best rockboxable device
Post by: 38Anthony on November 27, 2019, 10:06:43 AM
I'm currently searching for a best rockboxable device

I'm currently using a sansa clip+ and by how much I do love it I need a new one.

Does anyone know a good device that is rockboxable and has color for around 20-45 dollars kroger feedback (https://www.krogerfeedback.vip/)

Thank you advance
Title: Re: Best rockboxable device
Post by: bahus on November 27, 2019, 12:53:44 PM
For this price tag I would say Benjie T6 (it's Agptek Rocker clone can be bought on www.aliexpress.com). Price is around 40$. But battery life is not so good - around 7 hours. As a plus it has Bluetooth  (not supported in rockbox).
Fiio M3k is also good candidate with good battery life (at least I saw reports for about 16 hours) but price is around 65$. Rockbox support is not currently official but rockbox builds available on http://xvtx.ru/rockbox/
Title: Re: Best rockboxable device
Post by: Njones on November 27, 2019, 09:59:20 PM
I have both the rocker and the M3K. I like the M3k better because of the fantastic battery life. 8)
Title: Re: Best rockboxable device
Post by: krkvt on December 10, 2019, 12:05:54 PM
Not sure if those will satisfy the OP. I'm interested in this thread too as the Sansa Clip Zip don't last long enough - I mean nothing lasts forever right? - and are no longer made. The things I LOVE about my clip are that it's small, clippable, has dedicated buttons (rather than a touchscreen - means I don't have to look at it to play/pause and skip, ESSENTIAL for running device), and has a microSD card slot. It also helps that it's at the ~$30 price point so if I run with it and it gets damaged from rain or sweat.. well at least I'm not out much. OH and 24 hr battery life is pretty freakin sweet. If anyone has anything CLOSE to that.... I'd love to hear about it.
Title: Re: Best rockboxable device
Post by: diegopau on December 24, 2019, 01:37:00 AM
For those who do not need bluetooth support I think the Fiio M3K is a great choice, affordable and with good battery life. The problem with the M3K is that there is a promising rockbox port that in my opinion is still missing some essential final touch and it is not clear if it will keep being updated, you can check the thread about M3K to see more details
Title: Re: Best rockboxable device
Post by: twgib on February 10, 2020, 09:51:54 PM
Not sure if those will satisfy the OP. I'm interested in this thread too as the Sansa Clip Zip don't last long enough - I mean nothing lasts forever right? - and are no longer made. The things I LOVE about my clip are that it's small, clippable, has dedicated buttons (rather than a touchscreen - means I don't have to look at it to play/pause and skip, ESSENTIAL for running device), and has a microSD card slot. It also helps that it's at the ~$30 price point so if I run with it and it gets damaged from rain or sweat.. well at least I'm not out much. OH and 24 hr battery life is pretty freakin sweet. If anyone has anything CLOSE to that.... I'd love to hear about it.

I second this... I worry that was the golden age of portable players and we're long past it... Sure a lot of cell phones are audibly on par with the classic Sansa players but there are so many software things that can mess it up... Variable output headphone amp ic's, audio processing like dolby, lack of crossfeed, app compatibility problems, etcetera
Title: Re: Best rockboxable device
Post by: fennectech on February 24, 2020, 04:09:50 PM
Used iPod 5Gs come in about that price and are DAMN good if your using MP3.   If you want flac i say go 6G. Make sure it has a good drive tho unless you plan to flashmod
Title: Re: Best rockboxable device
Post by: nickajshelden on March 05, 2020, 04:32:18 PM
my 2 cents:
I used to use a sansa clip+. great thing. small, battery lasted forever, tactile buttons, small, and a clip that never gave up.
Those are hard to find and now expensive, so I use a clip zip. almost as good but just not quite. color screen is useful though.
Clip zip is not getting hard to find an expensive, so here I am.
Only thing I would do to improve upon these would be slightly more processing power/speedier file access. I have 300gb of music on a 400gb card plugged in and it takes 20 hours to create the database and sometimes takes 5 seconds to decide to pause after pressing the pause button. I know I'm far out of the range of who this mp3 player was designed for and I'm using an sd card that didn't exist in 2011....
but yeah, if Sansa made a faster clip that could be rockboxable (I navigate music by files, not by album/artist/whatever, and I like to tailor the settings) and could take an sd card, I'd buy it. bluetooth could be neat too, but I'd rarely use it.