Portable music players have been a must-have gadget since the days of the original Walkman. However, with the advancement in technology the category portable music player has dwindled thanks to the all in one device we call a smartphone. However, a true audiophile knows that his portable media player and accessories are key to enjoying high fidelity music on the go. These could be the dedicated player itself or a bunch of accessories such as a DAC, headphones or even a power bank to keep things running when enjoying music in the middle of nowhere. If you are looking to spruce up your portable media player with a bunch of accessories, here are four for you to check out that are available on Amazon.
The most important accessory for you to choose for your portable media player is a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones. Even though there are a lot of options to choose from, we picked the Sennheiser HD 4.50. These are wireless headphones with active noise cancellation to drown out outside noise and give you immersive personal listening experience. The headphones support NFC for pairing and can pair with your device using Bluetooth. They boast of a 19+hour battery life and come with an included 3.5mm cable in case you want to listen to your songs the wired way. They also come with a carrying case so you can take the headphones with you on the go. They also fold up to save some space. They support AptX as well.
If you travel a lot especially to areas with electricity problems, then a power bank is a must-have accessory to carry with you to ensure the music doesn’t stop.
With a capacity of 20000mAh, this power bank can not only charge your media player but headphones, accessories and smartphone as well. It supports 18W fast charging to juice up supported devices fast. To put things into perspective, the power bank can charge a Redmi K20 - 3 times, iPhone 8 - 7.2 times & Redmi Note 7 Pro - 3 times. It also comes in a bunch of colour options. The power bank also boasts of 9 layers of protection against short-circuit, over-current, over-voltage, over-charge, discharge, etc.
This traveling case has a bunch of compartments to store various gadgets of different sizes. Its outer dimensions measure 9.5x5.25x1.88-inches and you can keep your media player, smartphone, power bank and more in this for safekeeping without worrying about scratches. It has a simple design. It offers a rigid exterior of moulded-EVA plastic and a soft scratch-free interior.
If you are looking for a DAC for improved audio performance, then you can check out the Fiio BTR1K. It runs on the Qualcomm QCC 3005 Bluetooth chip with support for Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX/aptX LL/SBC/AAC audio. It has a Type-C connector with USB DAC functionality. It has one-touch pairing thanks to NFC and also has an RGB light to indicate its current status. It also has a 3.5mm connector for physical connection. The 205mAh battery in the BTR1K takes 1.5 hours to fully charge and has a playback time of 8 hours. It also has a standby time of 140 hours. It comes with a built-in microphone and 32-levels of volume controls.