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Are there any good AAC/MP3 CD players out besides eXpanium?
Phobos
post Jun 29 2002, 15:46
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Since my favorite audio format is AAC, i want a CD player that allows burning of this kind of files and play then in a car, by now the best choice i've know of is

eXpanium EXP503
http://www.audio.philips.com/found.asp?Pro...e&AbsPosition=9

or either this baby with 8cm cds that is also cool:

eXpanium EXP401
http://www.audio.philips.com/found.asp?Pro...e&AbsPosition=4

While surfing in its official page, i encountered in both manuals this supported AAC format: ISO-13818-7 MPEG2 (low complexity profile), stereo, ADTS and ADIF header, AAC bitrate <160kbps. Newer models don't even claim AAC support sad.gif , ive sent a mail to them anyway.

Let me set things clear, <160 kbps means i cant use more than this bitrate??? if its true then it kinda sux, cuz i only like extreme encodes that are cd quality. So this is the reason i ask if there are any ISO Non-Encrypted AAC portable CD players out there that can hold any VBR AAC files, like -extreme (around 224kbps).

Thank You for your Time
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Phobos
post Jun 30 2002, 14:57
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Maybe we are both looking for this one, lots of reviews claim the best audio fidelity for an MP3CD player wich also has FM radio. On the other side, its firmware upgreadable, so theres a chance iRiver implements AAC playback support, I've already mailed them and will post if i get any reply.

Speaking of Fidelity, i have a SB Audigy on a "crappy" Creative Inspire 5.1 sound system. The card has 100DB Snr and the system only 85, i know im not suking up all the fidelity the card has, but still i think its worth the money. This sound system has enough fidelity and it was only $95 shipping included, maybe its because i dont like too loud high frequencies and i equalize the card this way, but it still has a whooping bass, all this at only 85Db SNR. EXP503 has 85DB SNR and is car ready, so i think it can suit my demands, but i still want to play the AACs i already have, so lets hope it better does or either iRiver supports AAD wink.gif
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- Phobos   Are there any good AAC/MP3 CD players out besides eXpanium?   Jun 29 2002, 15:46
- - rjamorim   QUOTE Originally posted by Phobos Let me set thin...   Jun 29 2002, 17:45
- - Phobos   i have my albums enconded in psyteldrop/psytel AAC...   Jun 29 2002, 18:34
- - rjamorim   QUOTE Originally posted by Phobos i have my album...   Jun 29 2002, 19:01
- - Hanky   The new Iriver IDP-100 states AAC support in the s...   Jun 29 2002, 19:40
- - Cygnus X1   Re: I-River: I would stay away from products using...   Jun 29 2002, 20:11
- - DSPguru   i bought EXP501 last week, and made a quick test, ...   Jun 29 2002, 22:03
- - Phobos   standard is around160-192 isnt it?? so it means th...   Jun 30 2002, 01:11
- - Demon   I'm new to this site, but have been looking for a ...   Jun 30 2002, 12:17
- - Phobos   Maybe we are both looking for this one, lots of re...   Jun 30 2002, 14:57
- - rehgf   I bought an EXP301 after performing some tests. Mo...   Jun 30 2002, 15:19
- - Phobos   Thank you very much man!!! I'll just wait for a r...   Jun 30 2002, 17:19
- - SometimesWarrior   I own the EXP401 and, while I really like it, I ca...   Jul 1 2002, 00:14
- - Phobos   thanks for the headphone advise, anyway i cant aff...   Jul 1 2002, 03:53
- - SometimesWarrior   Here's the high-speed media I was talking about. (...   Jul 1 2002, 04:34
- - fewtch   QUOTE Originally posted by Phobos thanks for the ...   Jul 1 2002, 04:42
- - rjamorim   QUOTE Originally posted by SometimesWarrior MP3 h...   Jul 1 2002, 04:48
- - DSPguru   QUOTE Originally posted by SometimesWarrior <b...   Jul 1 2002, 06:41
- - Phobos   So you mean i must get any other but expanium??? i...   Jul 1 2002, 15:36
- - rehgf   Well I just tried some mp3 encodes on the EXP301. ...   Jul 1 2002, 23:38
- - Phobos   You got a point there, theres still a possibility ...   Jul 2 2002, 00:20
- - DSPguru   QUOTE Originally posted by Phobos So you mean i m...   Jul 2 2002, 17:40
- - Phobos   I'm going to buy it, if DSPguru likes it, i do too...   Jul 2 2002, 20:04
- - Demon   nice.. glad your getting some good feedback from t...   Jul 2 2002, 20:20
- - DSPguru   @Phobos keep in mind that this product isn't an hi...   Jul 2 2002, 21:57
- - Phobos   Yeah, i know 85Db SNR isn't the best quality out t...   Jul 3 2002, 00:30


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