Hidizs AP80: The Next Generation HiFi Music Player
It has been quite a long time since I last used a music player. Ever since Sony Ericsson came out with the Walkman back in the late 2000’s, music has been moving directly to phones. And it makes sense as they are always with us. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a niche for music players still, especially HiFi music players.
You see phones have a limited audio quality. It’s pretty basic as phone companies don’t want to add high quality sound cards to their devices as it would drive up the price. That’s why music players are still superior. A company called Hidizs is one of the companies who are still making them and they are now planning to come out with the next generation music player, the Hidizs AP80!
As you can see the Hidizs AP80 looks nothing like the music players we had back in the 2000’s. It has a full 2.45″ Samsung touch screen while still staying just as small as back then. There are even some physical buttons that you could use to switch between songs while it’s in your pocket.
The music player supports hi-res music formats like WMA, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, APE, DSF, SACD-ISO and DFF. It has a native support for DSD 64/128 and PCM of up to 384 kHz / 32 bit. And you don’t need to worry about running out of memory as high quality songs are usually pretty big. The device has a Micro SD card slot that accepts up to 1TB memory cards. Unfortunately it doesn’t have an internal memory but that’s fine as SD cards are quite common now.
You also don’t need to worry about the battery. It has an internal 800 mAh Li-Po battery that can play 15 hours of continuous music. It takes less than 1.5 hours to fully charge it. Oh and it has a USB-C port for charging.
If you are tired of listening to average quality music on your phone and want something better, then definitely check out the Hidizs AP80 on Kickstarter. It is currently available on there for $115, which is quite a bit cheaper than the $159 retail price that it’s going to have. Hidizs has already secured the funding by gathering over $203,725 with 10 days left to go! They plan to start shipping in November 2018 and the music player should be available to purchase off their website in December.