You know, I had a 64GB player, and most of the music on it never got played, in the several months that I had it. I was careful when I loaded it (which was quite a project, let me tell you) to only load my “favorites”…the stuff I just knew I would listen to. I soon realized that I couldn’t use “shuffle all” because there was too much of a variety of music in my ~59GB that I had on the player, and I’d get these wild mood swings in the music from track to track sometimes, which would result in my having to skip a track (or two, or three) .
And I found that a lot of the stuff that I had thought I knew I would listen to, I never even thought of. With any collection, there will be stuff that one sets aside from time to time, and a certain amount that is one’s current rotation…and unless you have hours and hours each day to devote to listening to your music, you simply don’t have time to listen to all that stuff. So I have come to believe that there’s no need for more than 8+16GB or 8+32GB with you on a daily basis.
This happens to fit nicely with Tapeworm’s multiple-card premise…you can organize your collection on different cards and swap them out as needed, assuming your collection is organized.
My whole philosophy that I have outlined here seems pretty logical to me, unless you’re either…
A.) one of those people that uses FLAC on a portable player (which I find silly and pointless, but to each his own)
B.) your player supports video and has a watchable screen ( which, let’s face it, excludes any Sansa player).
For example, the 32GB card in my Galaxy Tab has about 26.5GB of videos on it, so there’s very little room for music…so it would be nice to toss a 64GB card in there, in theory. But I wouldn’t carry it around just to listen to anyways…I would most likely have one of my smaller music-oriented players along with me too.
I know that at least one person here (you know who you are) :wink: will say something along the line of, “I want to be able to play any song in my collection that pops into my head at any time!” My reply to that would be, if you feel this way, that given the battery limitations of our Sansas, that it would make more sense to carry a couple players with cards around, than to carry just one with one huge card…and I know this fellow has mutiple Sansas.
And that shall conclude tonight’s novel!