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Ok, here I am after looking at the ipod 40-60gb photo, creative zen xtra, iriver (all sorts), archos etc... I came to Iaudio.
I will explain this the best way I can. I am looking for a mp3 player which will allow me to drag and drop folders. The way my music is organized is I have folders with certain names, these folders are whole albums. Inside the folders are mp3 files with certain names, jpg cd covers, nfo info file, and sfv file. I want to be able to drag those onto the player but only play the mp3 files. I want to be able to do this without having to rename the mp3 files or folders or having it organized differently then the way I have it on my computer. Why do i want it like this ?, because I want to listen to my music on the go as well as be able to drag my music back onto my computer in the event of a hdd failure on my pc and have my music collection the way it always was.
Is this possible with the Iaudio X5 or any other Iaudio products, im looking for 20gb+ I would perfer to have a 40gb or 60gb unit because I currently have a 15.8gb music collection thats not including older cd's I have lying around.
I also love the way the Iaudio players look in comparison to the ipod and creative zen.
Yes, what u want to do is possible with iAUDIO!!!
Ok, you are positive about this. It dont need to use some goofy app that will rename and convert my mp3 files. I can just drag and drop my entire collection which is full albums oraganized in folders with each folder containing a nfo, jpg,sfv file and I can play the mp3 files only and then if i want to drag all of it back onto my hdd and it will be the same way it was when I dragged it onto the player. ?
iAudio players function as USB Mass Storage devices (UMS) which is exactly the feature you are describing. Basically, these babies are extremely portable, external hard drives that require no drivers to function. (They even auto-mount in some Linux distributions and you can set it up to do so on any Linux distribution)
If that's your primary consideration, then iAudio just wails on the other companies. And it's a very handy feature indeed.
Also of note: if most of your music is from CDs that you own, the iAudio X5 and M3 support FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) which means you can re-rip all your CDs and store them on your iAudio with NO loss of quality. MP3s are a lossy format - they function by taking samples at regular intervals of a sound wave. The end result is a chunky, ugly replication of the original sound wave consisting of a bunch of samples (the higher the sample rate, or kbps, the more samples/dots which means the more accurate the MP3's wave is to the original wave file.)
If you really care about sound, then you'll want a player that supports FLAC. If it isn't that big of a deal, then the other players might be alright for you, too. One thing worth mentioning about FLAC - it eats up battery life quicker than MP3 files (and always will) because it is processing more sound at any given second. So if you get the X5 with the intention of using FLAC files, you may want to consider the X5L which has 35 hours battery life compared to 15.
I see, so I can just drag and drop and it wont reorganize my folders or rename anything, it will be exactly what I see on my hdd on my pc and I will also be able to play the mp3 files in those folders to correct.
WOW!!! I really want the X5
Yeah, it's very nice. The M3 is essentially the same, but it doesn't have a color LCD and can't play movies. So if you don't need those features, the M3L would be a good investment.
When will the x5/m3 be avalible and approximetly how much will they be. Im very interstead in buying the X5 or possibly the M3 if their is a significant price difference.
THANK you guys, I was going to hell, but iaudiophile and dapreview.net saves me. I was planning to buy the new sony nw-hd5!
but now I know I will buy the x5l, it's pretty big, but I don't care any more. I've read some posts at sony forums, and placed some posts, but those guys/girls are really suckers.they think there player is the best there is at a reasonable price at with good support. I've been member of this page for a month or something, and I like the people who are on these forums, they tell the truth about mp3-players and not some kind of crap like on the sony-sites:
It's an mp3-player so why would it play ogg./wma/etc.
it does have many features; like playlists, shuffle and sleepmode.
Iaudio really rules!
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Nah.....it's ok. Good sincere comendation is welcomed in any thread. Actuallyfr0zen could benefit from your experience cause he is looking for an mp3 player and I believe iaduido is the one for him I have to admit iaudio is not for everyone. I have owned an ipod and currently 2 irivers and one iaudio. Of course I love my iriver H10 but I think I will love the x5 even more. (wish I hade id3 tags though).
I can't wait to get the X5, how much will it be anyone know. ?
M3 is $250 and M3L is $265 at Newegg, both have been available for a while. X5 20 will be $289 and X5 30 will be $339 at Suntec (with iaudiophile discount). Hopefully available next week, maybe a bit later. Suntec still lists the M3 for $290, the M3L for $340, and the M3 40 for $365, so you might get a better price from Newegg if you don't mind waiting. On the other hand, the M3 has only gotten so cheap lately, so you probably wouldn't save much. I'll probably order from Suntec, as I've been waiting for this thing for a while now.
i can't wait for the I audio X5 60gb, im going to purchase one as soon as its avalible. I CANT WAIT, to be boaring a flight early in the morning and bumping some DJ Tiesto :)
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