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    I'm thinking of winter running and saw this...

    i360 Music Infused Beanie For 1G, 2G, 4G, 5G, iPod Nano
    Amazon Link

    Any experience with it?
    Wearing a hat, headphones, and glasses while running in the winter can be tough to optimize sound and warmth.

    Mike

    PS - I also posted similar questions at HTS (link)
    HT Gear (AVS Link)
    Rk: MA WR-37-32
    Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
    Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
    Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
    Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
    BR: Oppo BDP-103
    Gm: 360 Pro
    LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
    S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
    Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
    Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
    Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
    TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

  • #2
    Any Nano recs? 5th gen vs. 6th gen?

    Only $30 on Amazon .
    I'm thinking of getting it, but then would need a Nano -- now I just have a really old MP3 player.
    (I'll try to find a link to this ancient thing...)

    Any Nano recs?
    5th gen
    vs.
    6th gen

    I saw a comparison here:
    (Tested) iPod Nano 6G vs 5G: Everything You Need to Know

    I'd like something with buttons for tactile feel while running (+/- Nano beanie hat). A non-"Touch" device seems better for jogging.

    $99 5th Gen
    Refurbished at Apple Store...
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC...US-SHOP-Amazon
    HT Gear (AVS Link)
    Rk: MA WR-37-32
    Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
    Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
    Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
    Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
    BR: Oppo BDP-103
    Gm: 360 Pro
    LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
    S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
    Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
    Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
    Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
    TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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    • #3
      iPod Shuffle?

      ...or maybe just a Shuffle
      Tiny. Cheap.

      I wonder how well it works with non-ear bud headphones?

      Mike

      Apple link
      HT Gear (AVS Link)
      Rk: MA WR-37-32
      Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
      Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
      Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
      Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
      BR: Oppo BDP-103
      Gm: 360 Pro
      LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
      S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
      Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
      Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
      Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
      TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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      • #4
        I'd say Shuffle will be OK if you just want something for running. Limited control and smallish capacity, and cheap. Anything more, a Nano is the ticket. As for 5th or 6th gen, depends on you feeling about the touch screen. Some don't like to have to look at it to use. Older ones should be cheaper. Even 2nd or 3rd gen work fine for running.

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        • #5
          I recommend you get the current shuffle as a dedicated exercise iPod.

          I have an earlier 2nd generation Shuffle that is fantastic for running/exercising (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-shuffle-...9750467&sr=8-2). It has a built in clip, weighs nothing, and the only thing that you really ever use once you start is the "skip song" button. You are exercising with music to boost your performance, not concentrating on audiophile sound, after all.

          I have an exercise playlist that I add upbeat songs to (current song count: 499). I play on shuffle mode and I never feel like I hear the same song repeated, even when I am working out every day.

          When I am exercising, the utility of keeping the ear buds in place is the priority. I happen to like the Yuin PK2 ear buds (http://www.aloaudio.com/store/index....products_id=77).

          As ever, take everyone's advice with a grain of salt and do what seems best to you!

          John
          Tweak City Audio WAF-1, Paradigm PS1000, Jolida FX-10 tube amp, Samsung Blu-ray, Beresford TC-7520 DAC, Apple Airport Express (living room)

          Hawthorne Audio 101515 OB Trio DIY speakers, DIY Bottlehead Stereomour 2A3 amp, DIY 6CL6 SPUD amp, Rythmik 370 OB Plate Amps (in stereo), Beresford TC-7520 DAC, Macbook Pro/iTunes & Decibel FLAC player for Mac, Sony S370 Blu-ray (listening room)

          Other stuff: Usher S-520, JohnBlue JB-3, MiniWatt, Glow Amp One, Nuforce Icon Mobile, Sennheiser HD595

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Maximum kahuna
            I'd say Shuffle will be OK if you just want something for running. Limited control and smallish capacity, and cheap. Anything more, a Nano is the ticket. As for 5th or 6th gen, depends on you feeling about the touch screen. Some don't like to have to look at it to use. Older ones should be cheaper. Even 2nd or 3rd gen work fine for running.
            Originally posted by InfernoSTi
            I recommend you get the current shuffle as a dedicated exercise iPod.

            I have an earlier 2nd generation Shuffle that is fantastic for running/exercising (http://www.amazon.com/Apple-shuffle-...9750467&sr=8-2). It has a built in clip, weighs nothing, and the only thing that you really ever use once you start is the "skip song" button. You are exercising with music to boost your performance, not concentrating on audiophile sound, after all.

            I have an exercise playlist that I add upbeat songs to (current song count: 499). I play on shuffle mode and I never feel like I hear the same song repeated, even when I am working out every day.

            When I am exercising, the utility of keeping the ear buds in place is the priority. I happen to like the Yuin PK2 ear buds (http://www.aloaudio.com/store/index....products_id=77).

            As ever, take everyone's advice with a grain of salt and do what seems best to you!

            John
            Great advice.
            I've never been an earbud fan, but maybe I should try some better ones rather than the cheapies...

            Mike
            HT Gear (AVS Link)
            Rk: MA WR-37-32
            Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
            Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
            Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
            Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
            BR: Oppo BDP-103
            Gm: 360 Pro
            LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
            S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
            Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
            Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
            Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
            TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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            • #7
              San Disk SDMX1 1024R MP3 player

              Here is my current MP3 player...
              Link

              San Disk SDMX1 1024R
              HT Gear (AVS Link)
              Rk: MA WR-37-32
              Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
              Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
              Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
              Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
              BR: Oppo BDP-103
              Gm: 360 Pro
              LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
              S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
              Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
              Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
              Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
              TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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              • #8
                Mike, don't you have an iPhone? Thought you did at least and if so I'd just use that, with the runkeeper pro app that has integrated playlists and gives you verbal speed cues, directions on routes and and has a training program built in, I just love it. Plus all the tracking and mapping stuff. I use an armband and that works well for me. Currently using the belkin case but I'm going to updrade to the armpocket http://www.armpocket.com/products/SPORT-20-LW.html which is more comfortable for longer runs.
                LCR: Gedlee Abbeys for LR and Nathan for Center Surround & rear 4 x Sho10's
                Subs: 4 x 18.2
                Electronics: Marantz SR7002, Acurus 200x3 (LCR), PS3, HTPC, CDP300, Mits HC1500, Elite Peregrine 2.35 156" Acousticpro4k

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                • #9
                  runkeeper pro app / iPhone / Arm Pocket Sport i-20

                  Originally posted by dguarnaccia
                  Mike, don't you have an iPhone? Thought you did at least and if so I'd just use that, with the runkeeper pro app that has integrated playlists and gives you verbal speed cues, directions on routes and and has a training program built in, I just love it. Plus all the tracking and mapping stuff. I use an armband and that works well for me. Currently using the belkin case but I'm going to updrade to the armpocket http://www.armpocket.com/products/SPORT-20-LW.html which is more comfortable for longer runs.
                  Yes.
                  Sometimes I'm forced to run with an iPhone, MP3 player, and pager.
                  Sucks.
                  I would think the iPhone or iPod with touch would be harder to use while running to by feel adjust sound, song skipping etc.

                  I carry the iPhone on my arm and it is unwieldy.
                  I looked at the armpocket product and it looks even bigger. How does that feel?

                  I haven't heard of that app, so I'll check it out...

                  Thanks for all the good info.

                  Mike
                  HT Gear (AVS Link)
                  Rk: MA WR-37-32
                  Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
                  Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
                  Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
                  Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
                  BR: Oppo BDP-103
                  Gm: 360 Pro
                  LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
                  S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
                  Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
                  Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
                  Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
                  TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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                  • #10
                    RunKeeper Pro app

                    I actually have a Suunto t6 watch with Movescount software and running Foot-POD, so I'm not sure I need the RunKeeper Pro app, but cool to see.

                    Mike
                    HT Gear (AVS Link)
                    Rk: MA WR-37-32
                    Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
                    Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
                    Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
                    Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
                    BR: Oppo BDP-103
                    Gm: 360 Pro
                    LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
                    S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
                    Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
                    Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
                    Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
                    TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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                    • #11
                      I run all year long and when I take a player, it's an ipod shuffle. Small, light, clip-on, cheap. Has not come loose yet and I run the streets, not an indoor treadmill.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dawgfan
                        I run all year long and when I take a player, it's an ipod shuffle. Small, light, clip-on, cheap. Has not come loose yet and I run the streets, not an indoor treadmill.
                        I was debating that, but ended up getting a refurbished 5th Gen Nano.
                        I'll try it out.

                        Mike
                        HT Gear (AVS Link)
                        Rk: MA WR-37-32
                        Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
                        Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
                        Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
                        Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
                        BR: Oppo BDP-103
                        Gm: 360 Pro
                        LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
                        S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
                        Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
                        Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
                        Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
                        TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          My wife has a shuffle, and I have a nano. Both are awesome, I kind of wish I had a shuffle too though! Weigh nothing...
                          -Greg

                          Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. - Barry Switzer

                          HO's Basement Take 2

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mike_TX
                            I'm thinking of winter running and saw this...

                            i360 Music Infused Beanie For 1G, 2G, 4G, 5G, iPod Nano
                            Amazon Link

                            Any experience with it?
                            Wearing a hat, headphones, and glasses while running in the winter can be tough to optimize sound and warmth.

                            Mike

                            PS - I also posted similar questions at HTS (link)
                            This hat came in the mail.
                            Seems really heavy and the headphones move around a lot.
                            Still too "warm" to test it out running (outside at least), but I'll see how much I like it and report back.:salute:

                            Mike
                            HT Gear (AVS Link)
                            Rk: MA WR-37-32
                            Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
                            Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
                            Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
                            Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
                            BR: Oppo BDP-103
                            Gm: 360 Pro
                            LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
                            S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
                            Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
                            Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
                            Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
                            TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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