[ILUG] [OT-ish] Q: iRiver H340, Linux, USB1.1/2.0, comments?
diamond at skynet.ie
Thu Jun 23 15:58:58 IST 2005
Brian Foster wrote:
> does anyone have any experience with either unit (H320
> or H340)? any comments? or suggestions? is there an
> alternative I should seriously consider (the iRiver's
> seem to consistently score very highly in terms of audio
> quality, which is of considerable importance to me! only
> nuisance is I haven't seen / tested one, so I do not know
> how well they actually agree with me.... ;-( )?
The Rio Karma is quite a nice unit. It's limitations as far as i'm
concerned would be (only?) 20G space, and it doesn't do usb
mass-storage. On the upside, it does handle oggs, it does do gapless
playback properly (which almost nothing else does), it has an
_excellent_ user interface, and it's base station comes with an ethernet
port with a builtin http server which hands your brower a java applet to
u/l and d/l songs with (it of course comes with a usb2 port as well, but
this requires their s/w for use under windows, don't know if there is a
similar app for linux. wait, a quick google turns up this:
http://lonelymachines.org/karma2.html, which looks very promising).
Anyway, i don't own one (yet), but know a few people that do, and from
what i've seen, they're certainly worth considering.
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