Any dedicated music players compatible with programs like spotify, or maybe tidal?
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My phone doesnt hold aux cables anymore :/
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AndySocial
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Apr 15, 2019
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Tidal is available on several standalone players, including the Hiby R3, Fiio M6, and the Activo CT10. Two of those use very-skinned Android at the core.
Apr 15, 2019
Heefty
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Apr 9, 2019
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Do you care how you get the sound to the DAP? If I'm casually listening I stream Spotify through my Shanling M3s, Bluetooth connected to my phone. If I'm not so casually listening, the DAP sounds decent or can be USB connected to a better DAC/amp setup. Bluetooth is a no-no for "true Audiophiles" though. Generally I agree, but if I'm not really focusing on the music so much as using it as a backdrop I care a whole lot less.
Apr 9, 2019
Heefty
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Apr 11, 2019
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My point exactly. Yes, I'm missing out, but generally when I use it, that's just fine. I'm not listening for that additional 10% at those times. When I am looking for that last 10%, I will absolutely avoid BT though. The BT connection on M3S is a good work-around for the app capable android based players.
Apr 11, 2019
ElectronicVices
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Apr 11, 2019
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Agreed, if it's "active listening" mode, the full rig comes out. In the airport, on the plane or working... BT works just fine.
Apr 11, 2019
Critical50
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Apr 8, 2019
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Yeah, I figured that would end up being the main solution. Thank you for the answer though!
Apr 8, 2019
ElectronicVices
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Apr 8, 2019
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Look for Android based Digital Audio players. There are tons out there right now but most will run you almost what a new phone does and pretty much all have some sort of limitation on the streaming services (offer some but not the others, don't allow downloads or only a very small amount). If streaming is the vast majority of your listening buying a new phone may be the better option.
Apr 8, 2019