lol same thing here. got a pny drive and it managed to skip when plugged in to the hu. back to the old cruzers never went wrong.No clue. Haven't messed with iTunes at all. I know what works with my factory headunit and it's a pretty universal format for everything else.
As for flash drives I swear by the Sandisk Cruzer Glide drives. The 32gb is like $8 each and they don't get hot with doing a marathon file transfer. Probably because the actual drive is encased in thick plastic, lol. Either way, never as much as a hiccup out of any of them. PNY makes Baby Jesus cry in my experience. The larger profile of the Cruzer gives my short stubby fingers something to hold on to while threading the needle into my usb port.
I tried tidal. sadly out of 1500 songs I have on my iPod they have 100-120 I listen to. they have a terrible selection in some areas and of course everything known to man in the new mainstream radio garbage. I listen to my iPod 10-12hrs a night at work plus driving and would be nice to be able to have tidal quality or better on there.You can also download the music files via Tidal Offline.
I use a IPad that is mounted in the dash. All music is in Flac.So for the past years I have been using an iPod because it's been easy to use. I don't like using my phone for music because of work and riding a motorcycle. I got some base line tuning in with a friend today he was streaming off Tidal on his phone and I was blown away (first time dsp user here). On the way home I plugged my iPod in and it sounds so bad. I have a lot compressed music files and need redo my library that is a given. But are y'all using phones or jump drives or what to listen to music?
I have usb on my deck so thumb drive instead of sd card? And what is a DAP?Uncompressed wav files on SD cards, mainly, with ipod as a backup. If I wanted the ipod feel for everything with no compression or format issues, I would go with a DAP. I'm waiting for the price points to settle completely, so to speak, although you can do pretty well for not too much even now.
I use a hi res app called kaiser tone to play flac. I use HD tracks to get hi res in flac.I'm curious as to how you get an iPad to play flac? And where do you get flac files from? Just ripping cds?