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Old August 8th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm debating on getting rid of my ipod touch. I can't think of anything that my ipod can do that the EVO can't do. With google music I'm even able to carry my whole music library with me with my EVO and still have free space. Only advantage I think to the ipod is the battery life.

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yep i use google music as well. it works really well for me.i don't have an ipod nor do i plan to ever own one.
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My ipod touch collects dust now. I used to use it for primarily watching netflix and hulu at work but now that the EVO had netflix and hulu their is no point in the ipod touch.
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Only time I use my mp3 player (which is not an ipod) is when I hit the gym. I personally dont like being bothered or distracted when working out.
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Thanks to Google music and Pandora on my EVO, my ipod has been retired to my desk drawer.
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I use my ipod when cutting the grass. I don't want my EVO to get dirty.
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What's an iPod?
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Not with my EVO's battery life!
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My main set up this summer has been my EVO plugged in and hooked up to some powered speakers outside on my deck while watching the kids play. Whilst listening to some old school hip hop on Pandora. So relaxing.

I was unimpressed with Double Twist, so I continued to use my iPod for personal use. Just recently though, I began with Google Music, and it looks promising. My only concern is battery life when not hooked to an outlet. Also, it would be awesome if Google music had an option to buy music directly, this way I could get rid of iTunes.

What's really got me giddy is Spotify. Love it on my laptop, but haven't heard enough good things about the Android App to make me want to become a premium subscriber. Anyone here an EVO Spotify subscriber. Care to share experiences?
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I have to say that while I love love love my EVO, I still prefer the music interface on my iTouch, as well as the fact that it saves battery life on my phone. Mostly, I use my iPod mini (the old-school one with a detachable clip) at the gym and the iTouch with the AUX in the car.
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I use my ipod when I need music ONLY. Because it's 'ighter, and has better battery life, and it has more memory for music (I know google music lets me have my entire library too, but I hate its UI, and sometimes streaming music is slow.

That being said, the MiUi themed music player is the best I've ever used. And with the DSP manager, I can make my EVO sound much better than my iPod. So in all, my EVO is a better music player, but when portability and battery life are a concern, I will still use my iPod touch.
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I haven't used or bought an iPod in 5 years. I have a 2nd Gen iPod Mini in my car - but it is only for car use.

The EVO is now my only music player esp. @ work. & working with Google Music, it gives me full access to all my music.
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Pretty much the only thing I use my iPod for these days is in my car. The stereo has a dedicated iPod port, so I just leave the iPod plugged in unless I'm updating or reorganizing my music.
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battery life isnt affected at all by the music player. (if the screen is off). i took a 10 hour flight and it didnt move the battery at all.

best complementary ipod to the evo is the shuffle. like above, good portable, indestructible. for lawn mowing, gym, etc.
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I have to say that while I love love love my EVO, I still prefer the music interface on my iTouch, as well as the fact that it saves battery life on my phone. Mostly, I use my iPod mini (the old-school one with a detachable clip) at the gym and the iTouch with the AUX in the car.
Pretty much sums up my take on it as well. Love my EVO, but I'd rather use the precious battery for things that I couldn't just as easily do on my iPod Touch or my iPad. I play a lot of Words With Friends, too, and the interface on iOS devices for that game is much better (and you have the option of buying thje ad-free version, which is unavailable on Android, for some reason), so I normally reach for my iPod when I'm looking to play that.
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yes - but i use -

1. FM Radio App by HTC
2. TuneIn Radio App

i don't like to collect or manage or buy mp3s.
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Yep... iPod has been retired for quite some time. EVO is my main music manager.
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Absolutely I use my Evo now instead of an iPod! I look forward to the day when I can get rid of all Apple products in my house. I use to support them (in fact I'm typing this on a Macbook Pro) but lately they have done a ton of things that really irk me (refusing to support flash on iOS, charging people $100/year to build apps for iOS, building hardware so that you can't replace the battery, patent litigation against HTC, etc.). They have turned into snobby bullies so they can kiss my business goodbye! I just wish people would quit buying iPads...

In any case I installed a 32GB card in my phone a while back and have never even needed my iPod since then. In fact, my old iPod was stolen out of our car one night so my wife keeps the replacement iPod in her car and I just use my Evo in my car. I have a Ford with Sync so I can stream music via bluetooth or plug it into the USB port and use all of the nifty voice commands. I think my SD card is too slow though -- there is an 11 second delay at the beginning of every track before it starts in USB mode. Very annoying so I don't use the USB function right now (though it worked perfectly with the stock 8GB card). Then again I'm usually just listening to NPR on my way to/from work.

I frequently use my Evo to listen to music while I work out at the gym or run. It's great -- I just fire up some music, start tracking my run with runkeeper, and I'm set! The only problem is that the touch screen goes berzerk if I'm too sweaty...but the same thing would happen on an iPod touch or any other touchscreen device.

Love my Evo!
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The Sense default music player is tons better than anything I've used before.
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iPod has been donated to Mom.
My phone goes on airplane mode when I hit the gym, but I have no need for a separate Mp3 player any more
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I could never carry around more than one device. Its just too much hassle. Besides my EVO does everything I need it to do.
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Just put my ipod up on ebay last week! Since I got my evo I really don't use it. I could use the extra money too.

Only think I will miss is all the games I bought for my pod.
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I have to say that while I love love love my EVO, I still prefer the music interface on my iTouch, as well as the fact that it saves battery life on my phone. Mostly, I use my iPod mini (the old-school one with a detachable clip) at the gym and the iTouch with the AUX in the car.
I'm in the same boat. I like my Evo but prefer to use my iTouch to listen to music when I'm not using Spotify or something else. It's simple, sounds fine, and has more storage space. I also prefer saving my battery for more important things on the Evo.

I will say that I did use my Evo as a music player on a flight a few weeks ago, and it worked wonderfully.
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I'm split. It easier to put music on my evo (only 8gb though, and a lot of that is used by pics, nandroids etc..) so I really have about 4g for music. When I get a new cd it's easier to put it on my evo in comparison to my ipod.

Though if I'm needing some pure music, I'll hit up my ipod (16gb full of music). My ipod sticks close to my guitar amp lately lol. Evo's with my blastin' new cds. Not into pandora too much any more.

Seems everyone is really liking google music...
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So i just started with google music also, and i'm liking it so far.

My main question is: Is there something to make the sound coming from the evo better? My ipod sounds much better when playing through speakers.

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Yes. The best deal, bar none is Spotify. Basically turns my EVO into an ipod that also stores 5,000 or so songs offline if I don't have 4g service.

It is a no brainer, and will probably be the go to service everyone ditches the IPOD for within 2 years.

Difference between it and google music is that you still have to pay for GMusic when it goes live, and it is just a cloud that streams tracks you bought.

Spotify has about every record you can think of (unless you are hardcore into classic rock, then you will need to be patient for them to buy the bigger catalogs like Beatles..Zep..etc) and you don't have to buy any of them. Just pay a monthly fee.
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Sold my iPod Touch as soon as I got the EVO.
Only reason I could see needing an iPod is for the integration into car stereos.
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Sorry, but i bought an Ipod touch just because the music player/playback on the Evo...SUCKSSSSSSSS....the sound qulaity in comparison is terrible. The Evo is not even close to apple when it comes to this. I had an old ipod that i used in my car aux to play music before i got the evo. I thought i would get rid of it and put all the songs on my evo. Well when i listened to songs from the aux of my evo they sounded horrible. Even using ear plugs there is a noticable difference. The Evo can compare. And i dont want to hear about this app or that app or blah blah. I've tried them all and no matter what the Ipod was still better. Then i thought well maybe i need to get some quality headphones and that would make a difference. Went and got some beats by Dre and the sound is still better coming out the ipod. Sorry, but when it comes to music playback, the Ipod wins easily.
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Sorry, but i bought an Ipod touch just because the music player/playback on the Evo...SUCKSSSSSSSS....the sound qulaity in comparison is terrible. The Evo is not even close to apple when it comes to this. I had an old ipod that i used in my car aux to play music before i got the evo. I thought i would get rid of it and put all the songs on my evo. Well when i listened to songs from the aux of my evo they sounded horrible. Even using ear plugs there is a noticable difference. The Evo can compare. And i dont want to hear about this app or that app or blah blah. I've tried them all and no matter what the Ipod was still better. Then i thought well maybe i need to get some quality headphones and that would make a difference. Went and got some beats by Dre and the sound is still better coming out the ipod. Sorry, but when it comes to music playback, the Ipod wins easily.

thankyou i thought i was the only one that thought the music quality on the evo SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSS!! i carry a bb bold for work and it is my music player of choice..the sound quality on a blackberry is pretty suprising on par with the ipod if not better...try one.
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What music player are you guys using? Using the same headphones? My evo plays back music just as well as my iPod.
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The audio quality coming out of the headphone jack of the EVO is absolutely horrendous.
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Yes. I ditched my iPod the day I got a bluetooth radio in my car. I don't see any reason to have an iPod when I have an android phone. The battery life is irrelevant because my radio also has a USB port and if I'm running low I can just plug it in. I don't make a habit of listening to music somewhere where there isn't a USB port or a wall socket for several hours at a time. Do any of you go trekking through the wilderness with your iPod because of its excellent battery life?

Furthermore, if there is a difference in audio quality then my ears are simply not trained enough to detect it. And, if I have to have trained ears to detect it then it can't be very significant in the first place, can it?

That said, I use bluetooth most of the time. The quality is obviously less over a cable because the cable I use and the radio I plug it into is pretty terrible. I'll have to try out the jack with decent headphones or something.
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I've used good headphones on my evo and my ipod and I find the quality to be very similar. Differences were negligible. That being said, I try to not use my evo as a primary music device when i'm out and about, if it's a long day walking or something, I'll grab the ipod. Keep my phone's battery safe for calls/texts when its needed.

Though, I don't find battery life to be as big of an issue as I used to.
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Oh, walking. Meh, sometimes I forget that not everybody is a pale-skinned basement dwelling computer programmer. I guess the battery life might be inconvenient if you were to do a lot of that 'walking' thing. :\
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There is a huge difference in audio quality. I have $200 headphones, and I can absolutely hear a difference.

I even hear a difference in my car.

Id rather have 1 device for phone and music...but that, so far, has not been an HTC device.

The physical chips the manufacturer uses to convert the sound is what makes the difference. I'm sure HTC saved some money in that area. COWON sounds better than Apple, but the interface is goofy...sigh.
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I found it funny that people are sweating audio quality while listening to MP3s.
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This discussion about sound quality reminded me of this thought I had earlier today...

If you attach USB headphones to a USB A female to Micro B male adaptor, and plug it into the micro B female port that you usually use for charging, do you think it'll work?

Or will it require certain drivers?

And if it does work, do you think it'll make a difference in sound quality compared to the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Then what exactly, in terms of quality, would be lost if you theoretically used a Female USB to Male 3.5mm headphone jack?
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i use a $29 iPhone headset. i like the price, sound, sleekness, and build quality. it's the only Apple product i ever bought.

also - i've been using Pandora in addition to the HTC FM Tuner App and the TuneIn App. i like live radio but i also like that Pandora has no commercials and i can nix songs/artists that i don't like and that it "remembers" that. i also like the fact that Pandora offers pre-made "stations" like "Today's Hip Hop".
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OK I want to apologize for this really stupid ques's but I have to ask:

1) if U are listening to music and the phone rings - what happens?

2) can I get an FM radio adapter for an Android phone that plugs into the power to charge the phone at the same time as listening to it through the stereo? (have an older deck with no USB or aux outlet)

3) Does the mp3 player on an Android phone work just as well as an Ipod?

Sorry - I am new to the entire Android/smartphone thingy.
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OK I want to apologize for this really stupid ques's but I have to ask:

1) if U are listening to music and the phone rings - what happens?

2) can I get an FM radio adapter for an Android phone that plugs into the power to charge the phone at the same time as listening to it through the stereo? (have an older deck with no USB or aux outlet)

3) Does the mp3 player on an Android phone work just as well as an Ipod?

Sorry - I am new to the entire Android/smartphone thingy.
1. music will automatically pause for ring/call and then resume upon end of ring/call. texts will just come through as normal.
2. i don't think so. this is why i buy HTC phones - they have a built in FM radio tuner. uses very little battery vs. streaming.
3. good enough for me but you'll have to test it and judge for yourself.

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I found it funny that people are sweating audio quality while listening to MP3s.


If your listening to the same 320kbps MP3, it is the same source, so a comparison can be made.

Personally, I use FLAC or AAC.

The EVO instantly makes every song sound like a 96kbps MP3 .
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I guess I have a stupid mind-set that its made to be a phone and everything else like an mp3 player on it will work but not as good as something that is an actual Mp3 player.

Does that make any sense?
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Yes I do.

HTC EVO 4G + Extended Battery + PowerAmp Music Player = 80GB iPod retired
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i sold my ipod touch to get my evo lol
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I guess I have a stupid mind-set that its made to be a phone and everything else like an mp3 player on it will work but not as good as something that is an actual Mp3 player.

Does that make any sense?
it's a beautiful thing to only have to buy/carry/charge/manage ONE device.
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Yeah I can imagine.
I do like, however, having a stand-alone Ipod for the home stereo. But other than that, one unit for everything would be awesome.

Oh well - live and learn lol
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If your listening to the same 320kbps MP3, it is the same source, so a comparison can be made.

Personally, I use FLAC or AAC.

The EVO instantly makes every song sound like a 96kbps MP3 .
Please be in the music business and make records.

I have punked so many people in studio on "this sounds better" and I actually did nothing to the source that I find it hard to take it seriously anymore.

If you are at the point where you are seriously using FLAC, then get a dedicated player..I mean, that is 1% of the general population.

I use spotify in high quality mode, have been making records for years and the sound is just fine for casual listening. It does not have the characteristics of a 96k mp3, and I know you will know what those are.
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I guess I have a stupid mind-set that its made to be a phone and everything else like an mp3 player on it will work but not as good as something that is an actual Mp3 player.

Does that make any sense?
It does, but with Spotify out now the game has been changed.
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OMG!
I can't keep up with all this stuff!! I never heard of Spotify!! Just checked and its not available in Canada - ugh!

I am only 34 but already starting to sound like my old-man with all this "damn technology!" LOL!
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Please be in the music business and make records.
I cant, 'bandies' get upset when I don't allow them to supplement reverb for talent.

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If you are at the point where you are seriously using FLAC, then get a dedicated player..I mean, that is 1% of the general population.
I used to sell large venue loudspeakers for a living (Danley, L-Acoustics, etc) so I'm very picky .

I'm also a sound engineer and when mixing a band, frequently I'll get 'give me a skosh more volume in my monitor,' I simply touch the mixer (doing nothing) and they reply with 'perfect.' lol.

Truthfully though, I can tell a difference, I even occasionally have blind listening tests set up for me to make sure its not in my head...and it never is.

It doesn't take an expert ear to tell the EVO sound quality is less than acceptable, it just takes someone who isn't satisfied with laptop speakers playing YouTube music videos.
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