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Fiio X3 Review - Audiophile Portable Media Player
Fiio X3 Review - Audiophile Portable Media Player
::2013/10/20::
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CES 2014 Calyx M Portable Music Player
CES 2014 Calyx M Portable Music Player
::2014/01/15::
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Unboxing: Astell & Kern AK240 Hi-res portable audio player
Unboxing: Astell & Kern AK240 Hi-res portable audio player
::2014/03/24::
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HiFiMAN HM-700 & RE-400b In-Ear Monitor - Balanced Portable Audio Player
HiFiMAN HM-700 & RE-400b In-Ear Monitor - Balanced Portable Audio Player
::2014/05/21::
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De iRiver Astell & Kern AK100 Portable music player - Nederland
De iRiver Astell & Kern AK100 Portable music player - Nederland
::2012/11/13::
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The evolution of portable music players
The evolution of portable music players
::2012/06/12::
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iRiver Astell & Kern AK100 High End Portable Music Player Unboxing
iRiver Astell & Kern AK100 High End Portable Music Player Unboxing
::2013/03/25::
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Braven - 855s - Portable Audio Player - Features - TV Commercial - TV Ad - TV Spot
Braven - 855s - Portable Audio Player - Features - TV Commercial - TV Ad - TV Spot
::2013/09/02::
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QA350 MOD V2--SD Card WAV High Fidelity Portable Music Player
QA350 MOD V2--SD Card WAV High Fidelity Portable Music Player
::2011/08/07::
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CES 2014 AstellKern AK240 High-Resolution Portable Player
CES 2014 AstellKern AK240 High-Resolution Portable Player
::2014/01/20::
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USB Portable Speaker Audio Music Player Sound Box FM Radio Multi TF Card Reader
USB Portable Speaker Audio Music Player Sound Box FM Radio Multi TF Card Reader
::2013/08/25::
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Whosaidtyler
Whosaidtyler's gaming systems and portable music player
::2011/12/26::
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Ion Audio Tape Express + Portable Tape-to-MP3 Player/Converter
Ion Audio Tape Express + Portable Tape-to-MP3 Player/Converter
::2012/06/17::
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The Development of the Portable Audio Player (Documentary Assignment for SAE)
The Development of the Portable Audio Player (Documentary Assignment for SAE)
::2010/04/28::
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Free Portable Quick MP3 Music Player for Windows - Resonic
Free Portable Quick MP3 Music Player for Windows - Resonic
::2013/01/26::
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Spider Player - Portable Music Player
Spider Player - Portable Music Player
::2008/10/23::
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The Most Simple MP3 WMA Portable Music Player for its functionality and versatility
The Most Simple MP3 WMA Portable Music Player for its functionality and versatility
::2014/01/17::
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№4 Посылка из Китая Aliexpres-Portable Audio Player Bluetooth
№4 Посылка из Китая Aliexpres-Portable Audio Player Bluetooth
::2014/05/17::
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HifiMan HM-901 Digital Audio Player Walkthrough
HifiMan HM-901 Digital Audio Player Walkthrough
::2013/03/12::
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Geek Wave  A No compromise Portable Music Player
Geek Wave A No compromise Portable Music Player
::2014/07/12::
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Philip Schofield spoof in 1989 about a new portable digital audio player
Philip Schofield spoof in 1989 about a new portable digital audio player
::2011/11/28::
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Unboxing: Astell & Kern AK240 High-resolution portable audio player
Unboxing: Astell & Kern AK240 High-resolution portable audio player
::2014/04/04::
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Super Box Portable Speaker,MP3 Player,Audio Recorder and Power Power Bank All in 1 Device
Super Box Portable Speaker,MP3 Player,Audio Recorder and Power Power Bank All in 1 Device
::2013/12/19::
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Introducing the first portable music player
Introducing the first portable music player
::2008/06/26::
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Ion Audio USB Portable Tape-to-MP3 Player
Ion Audio USB Portable Tape-to-MP3 Player
::2010/11/19::
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Digital Audio Mp3 Player portable speaker subwoofer system
Digital Audio Mp3 Player portable speaker subwoofer system
::2012/01/20::
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2013 Munich High End Show: Astell & Kern AK120 Portable Media Player
2013 Munich High End Show: Astell & Kern AK120 Portable Media Player
::2013/05/17::
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Ion Rock Block - Portable Wireless Media Music Player
Ion Rock Block - Portable Wireless Media Music Player
::2014/04/10::
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CES 2008: Sony Rolly Portable Music Player
CES 2008: Sony Rolly Portable Music Player
::2008/12/04::
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Portable Audio Ipod CD MD MP3 to Mobile Cassette Player Adapter !--CASSADAPTER--  - http://www.sh...
Portable Audio Ipod CD MD MP3 to Mobile Cassette Player Adapter !--CASSADAPTER-- - http://www.sh...
::2014/02/28::
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Portable Audio Amplifier
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::2014/04/24::
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Iriver Ak100 Portable Audio Player{Supports Apple Based Audio Codecs,$700 Price}1262
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::2014/02/09::
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Portable Audio CD Players
Portable Audio CD Players
::2010/04/19::
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Vintage General Electric Portable Am/Fm Receiver 8 Track Player (with audio commentary)
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::2011/09/13::
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High Audio Quality With Portable CD Player
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Mini Portable Speaker LCD Music MP3/4 Player Micro SD/TF HiFi USB Disk FM
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::2014/02/22::
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Sony Walkman W Series Portable Music Player
Sony Walkman W Series Portable Music Player
::2009/01/08::
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Xion Audio Player Portable 1.5 Build 155 Freeware
Xion Audio Player Portable 1.5 Build 155 Freeware
::2014/03/20::
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Portable Mp3 Player with FM,USB and Aux in Audio & Speakers with Power
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Altmann Tera-Player Ultimate Portable Music Player DAP Review
Altmann Tera-Player Ultimate Portable Music Player DAP Review
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KIDS REACT TO WALKMANS (Portable Cassette Players)
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Cola Can Style Portable Music Speaker Player - DealExtreme
Cola Can Style Portable Music Speaker Player - DealExtreme
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Распаковка - Портативное радио -USB- плеер.USB/Portable Speaker Audio Music Player Micro SD/TF Card
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Colorfly C3 audiophile portable music player
Colorfly C3 audiophile portable music player
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Audio-Technica Mister Disc Portable Record Player
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::2013/01/23::
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VERSUS Scoreboard - Portable Electronic Scoreboard and MP3 Audio Player
VERSUS Scoreboard - Portable Electronic Scoreboard and MP3 Audio Player
::2009/03/25::
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NEW MP3 Music/Audio MP4 Video/Movie MP5 Game PMP Portable Multimedia/Media Player!
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Ion Party On Wireless Portable Media Music Player With Disco Lights
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iPod Shuffle Portable Music Player
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A portable audio player is a personal mobile device that allows the user to listen to recorded audio while mobile. Sometimes a distinction is made between a portable player, battery-powered and with one or more small loudspeakers, and a personal player, listened to with earphones.

History[edit]

Portable battery-operated reel-to-reel tape recorders were introduced in the 1950s, initially tending to be high-priced units for reporters, produced by Uher and Nagra. Lower-priced units became available later. In the mid-1960s Philips introduced the battery-operated compact cassette recorder, originally used for recording speech. At about the same time the 8-track player was introduced. It was very successful at the time, though bulky and inconvenient to use. There was an annoying pause at the end of each track as the program changed. The compact cassette, although physically much smaller than the 8-track cartridge, became capable of good[clarification needed] sound quality as the technology developed, and longer cassette tapes became available. Cassette decks (not portable) were introduced for home use, and this encouraged the production of pre-recorded music cassettes.[citation needed]

Main article: Personal stereo
Panasonic Stereo Cassette Player RQ-JA63

The first truly personal cassette player, the Sony Walkman, was introduced in 1979 and sold very well. It was much smaller than an 8-track player or the earlier cassette recorders, and was listened to with stereophonic headphones, unlike previous equipment which used small loudspeakers. Unlike small loudspeakers, headphones were capable of very good sound quality. All previous compact cassette devices could record as well as play back; Walkmans and similar devices often had no recording facility, but took advantage of the pre-recorded cassettes that had become widely available.

CD players[edit]

Main article: Portable CD player

Early personal CD players can play commercial CDs; later models can play recordable CD-R and CDRW media either copied from a pressed CD or containing MP3 and similar files.[original research?]

Digital players[edit]

Main article: Portable media player

In 1998, digital audio players (DAPs) based on flash memory or hard disk storage started to be available (The Rio PMP300 from Diamond Multimedia is widely considered to be the first mass market DAP). Files are usually compressed using lossy compression; this reduces file size at the cost of some loss of quality. The trade-off between degree of compression and file size can be varied, although this is not an option for existing compressed files. The advantage of solid-state DAPs over hard disks and CDs is resistance to vibration, small size and weight, and low battery usage. Early solid-state DAPs had capacities of a few tens of kilobytes; as of 2009 capacities of many gigabytes are available.[citation needed]

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