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Geek Wave PMP supports 32-bit/384kHz plus DSD 128

Geek Wave PMP supports 32-bit/384kHz plus DSD 128

There are plenty of music players out there from the mundane iPods that just about everyone has to PMPs that are made specifically for audiophiles that want formats with the best possible clarity. A new portable media player has debuted called the Geek Wave and it promises more clarity than other audiophile grade PMPs available today.

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Neil Young Pono music ecosystem coming our way soon

Neil Young Pono music ecosystem coming our way soon

The iPod, and generally most MP3 players, has revolutionized to some extent the way we enjoy and consume music, but has also somewhat lowered the taste for high-quality audio, a problem that musician Neil Young is seeking to solve with his new Pono portable music player and online store. And, if his optimism gets translated to reality, we might be seeing the products really soon.

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Sony Walkman E580 and E380 take on Apple’s iPod nano

Sony Walkman E580 and E380 take on Apple’s iPod nano

More and more people may be relying on their smartphones for portable entertainment, but Sony isn't willing to leave even a shrinking PMP market to Apple's iPod, hence the new E-Series Walkman range. The Walkman E580 and Walkman E380 each support music, video, and photo playback, with the E580 having a 2-inch display and a battery good for up to 77hrs of use, while the smaller E380 scales it down to 1.77-inches of screen and up to 30hrs of runtime.

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Apple: 100m iPod touch sold since 2007

Apple: 100m iPod touch sold since 2007

Apple has sold more than 100m of its iPod touch PMPs, the company has confirmed, with the latest variant on the best-selling media player being revealed earlier today. The touchscreen gadget launched in its first generation back in 2007, and has since sold in excess of 100 million units, Apple told The Loop; this morning, a $229 16GB iPod touch with a 4-inch Retina display was made official.

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Apple outs new 16GB iPod touch with 4-inch Retina but no main camera

Apple outs new 16GB iPod touch with 4-inch Retina but no main camera

Apple has quietly revealed a new iPod touch, a 16GB model with a 4-inch Retina display and a $229 price tag, though it loses some of its siblings more advanced features, such as the rear camera. The new 16GB iPod touch finally replaces the last-gen 3.5-inch version which Apple had kept around in 16GB and 32GB forms to cater to the more affordable end of the market.

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Apple sells 3m iPod touch 5G and iPod nano 7G

Apple sells 3m iPod touch 5G and iPod nano 7G

Apple has sold three million of its new iPod touch 5th gen and iPod nano 7th gen media players since they went on sale, the company has confirmed. Announced alongside the iPhone 5 back in September, the two new iPods are best-sellers, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed.

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5th-gen iPod touch now shipping

5th-gen iPod touch now shipping

Apple has begun shipping the new iPod touch, with preorder customers receiving shipping notification emails for the 5th-gen media player. Thrown up for sale last month, after Apple revealed the new model - with its larger, 5-inch display - alongside the iPhone 5, the new iPod touch has a 5-megapixel camera and front-facing iSight camera, along with a new brushed-metal chassis available in multiple colors.

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Neil Young Pono player revealed to oust iPods for audiophiles

Neil Young Pono player revealed to oust iPods for audiophiles

Neil Young might not be the first person you'd think of to reinvent the iPod, but the famous musician has been working on an alternative - promising top-notch sound - for some time now, and it's finally been shown in the wild. Pono, demonstrated by Young himself on The Late Show with David Letterman, Rolling Stone reports, isn't just a single media player but an ecosystem of a download store, the PMPs to play those purchases, and a special digital-to-analog conversion technology which promises studio-quality audio.

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7th-gen iPod nano Hands-on

7th-gen iPod nano Hands-on

Apple's mid-range iPod, the iPod nano, has gone through the most varied evolutionary changes of all the Cupertino media devices. In its 7th-generation, its settled on a combination of the previous model's touch and earlier versions' bigger screens, throwing in some slick anodized aluminum and highly polished usability too. Read on for our first impressions!

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5th-gen iPod touch Hands-on

5th-gen iPod touch Hands-on

In its fifth generation, the iPod touch gets even closer to the iPhone, while still carving out its own multimedia niche. Borrowing the new 4-inch Retina display but slotting it into a mere 88g, 6.1mm thick chassis, it's clear that doing away with the cellular radio has (among other disparities) made for an altogether more comprehensive and capable device. Certainly not one to fall into the iPhone 5's shadow; read on for our first impressions!

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iPod touch to pack iPhone 5 Retina but slower chip tip insiders

iPod touch to pack iPhone 5 Retina but slower chip tip insiders

Apple's iPhone 5 event will share stage time with a new range of iPods, with further details on the updated PMPs slipping out in advance of the big unveil. A refresh to the iPod touch was already expected, as well as capacity changes to other iPod models, with the most obvious difference being a 1136 x 640 Retina Display as per the iPhone 5.

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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 ramps iPod rivalry to 5.8-inches

Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 ramps iPod rivalry to 5.8-inches

Samsung's iPod touch-rivaling media player range has sprouted an even bigger model, with the Galaxy Player 5.8 managing to make even the Galaxy Note look small. The 5.8-inch PMP has a 960 x 540 qHD resolution LCD touchscreen in a chassis that looks like an oversized Galaxy S III with the twin speaker grills of the Galaxy Note 10.1.

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