Best Non FIIO audio device that works well with Mediamonkey?

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Best Non FIIO audio device that works well with Mediamonkey?

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So as the question says also, I currently have a Fiio M7 but it keeps giving my never-ending grief. So any recommendations would be welcome.

Price Range from £0-250 I'll say, though prefer to keep it below £200. No camera.

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Hi,
Unfortunately I have not tested anything in that range recently Last ones I have tested are Sony NW-A1xx Series and they are above 250 :(

Looks like main issue is GPS (Google Play Services) licensing and validation.
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Do note I did type in GBP not US dollars
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So a quick search on Amazon for me and I can get Sony NW-A55L 16GB Walkman Hi-Res Portable Digital Music Player with Touch Screen, S-Master HX and DSEE-HX - Black for currently at a deal £143.99 (197.91 United States Dollar).

Edit: oh wait not usb-c chargeable
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Peke wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:03 pm Hi,
Unfortunately I have not tested anything in that range recently Last ones I have tested are Sony NW-A1xx Series and they are above 250 :(

Looks like main issue is GPS (Google Play Services) licensing and validation.
I can get "Sony Nw-A105 16GB Walkman Hi-Res Portable Digital Music Player with Android 9.0, 3.6" Touch Screen, S-Master Hx, DSEE-Hx, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth and USB Type-C - Black" off amazon for £199 due to a deal atm.
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I am very happy with the Sony NW-A105 as it has an Android system and you can run MediaMonkey for Android on it. I also use the Audible app for audiobooks.

Thinks to consider are:
- You will need a MicroSD card for your music as the 16GB internal memory is nearly completely filled up with other stuff.
- The only thing I don't really like is the quite small battery on it, I estimate that after about listening to 6 h of music it is empty but I can live with it.
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Snofru wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:47 am I am very happy with the Sony NW-A105 as it has an Android system and you can run MediaMonkey for Android on it. I also use the Audible app for audiobooks.

Thinks to consider are:
- You will need a MicroSD card for your music as the 16GB internal memory is nearly completely filled up with other stuff.
- The only thing I don't really like is the quite small battery on it, I estimate that after about listening to 6 h of music it is empty but I can live with it.
How would you say Battery Life is compared to the Fiio m7. Bearing in mind I like to mostly use it paired with bluetooth?
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I don't own a Fiio, so unfortunately I can't compare them. But my 6h estimation is also with a Bluetooth connection.
I also own a Sony NW-A35 which runs on a Sony system, not Android, which has a few details I don't like (e.g. it only can be used with a specific Sony USB cable). But its battery life is way longer.
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Oh ok. 6hrs is reasonable for bluetooth. not as long as the Fiio m7 but manageable. looking at the interface seems cleaner than the fiio.
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The display is pretty good but not very big and the system on Android works just like a smartphone, but without phone :wink: .
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Ok Thanks for the Advice Everyone. Got the A-105 Sony Walkman, and the sync is a lot easier, feels smoother as well. I'll see how it does on a days work on Tuesday.
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Have fun with the pretty little gadget!
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