Reddit reviews: The best mp3 player & cell phone audio docks

We found 36 Reddit comments discussing the best mp3 player & cell phone audio docks. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 16 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about MP3 Player & Cell Phone Audio Docks:

u/the_skyis_falling · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Something Grey. Manatees love tea too.

  2. Something reminiscent of rain. I have have a 6 hour thunderstorm on my iPod that I listen too almost every night to help me relax and go to sleep. But, my pillow finally gave up the ghost, so I use ear buds...not as comfy.

  3. Food related, yet unusual. May seem tame to most, but my brain can't wrap around how these will/would taste.

  4. On my list for someone else. Slightly NSFW! For my wife who has sensitive...well, you'll understand when you look at the link. She needs this stuff to be more comfortable. I only have to look at them funny and it's too much for her.

  5. A book you should read. The Red Tent, is a book based on the fictional life of Dinah from the old Testament. She is is mentioned only once I think in the bible, but the author of this book weaves a life story based on how women where treated and lived back then. Dinah lives in a harsh world but learns from the women around her and see the workings of this mysterious entity called God in her world. It is a wonderful read and having to tell you about it reminded me I want it again to reread. Really a great book.

  6. Item that is less than a dollar. This awesome awesome fantastic song!

  7. Something for my kitty Cassie May. I've always wanted one of these for my kitty and this was the perfect opportunity to finally add it to my WL.

  8. Something that is not useful, but so beautiful I must have it. Isn't it a beautiful ring?

  9. A movie everyone should watch once in their life. Because it is so imaginative and awesomely made with the puppets and sets. And David Freaking Bowie and his cod piece and hair are sexy yet so evil. ....you remind me of the babe

  10. Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Keep my shankin' knives sharp yo!

  11. Something that would have a profound impact on my life and help me to achieve my current goals. Currently I have no real space to do my painting and in a month and a half I'm moving and will have even less space to myself and my painting. This would enable me to paint at any table. For without being able to take a breather and paint, I can not be myself and have those moments to detach and relax so I can later go out and be the best adult I can be.

  12. Pesky add-on. To make your hair o'so happy.

  13. The most expensive thing on my list. My phone is currently my only camera. I've always dreamed of owning a "professional" camera to go take pictures of all the things!

  14. Something bigger than a bread box. Vroom Vroom

  15. Something smaller than a golf ball. Tee Tiny!

  16. Something that smells wonderful. Romance by Ralph Lauren. Has been my go to perfume since highschool.

  17. SFW Toy. She's evil but she's suitable for any setting!

  18. Something that would be helpful for going back to school. Everyone needs to look stylish and stay cool for school!

  19. Something related to my current obsession. I've become crazy about all things tea!

  20. Something SO AMAZING! BEHOLD the splendor It's adorable, handmade, and I have seriously become so enamored with it! Thought you might like to see it's awesomeness.

    fear cuts deeper than swords

    Thanks for the fun contest
u/HolyCheezuzSonOfCod · 41 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Cheers, it was for my daughter's school project. She's 9 y/o. She drew up the design and designed the pseudo logic. I helped her with the wiring and python.

EDIT: Because a few people have asked for the project code etc. I've added it below.


The latest official Raspbian Buster Lite (2019-09-26) was used on an old Raspberry Pi 1a and worked perfectly out of the box for me.

I used a Veho 360 M1 Portable Capsule Speaker connected to the main audio out jack, and powered from the secondary USB power output on an old Anker Astro3 10000mAh similar to this one. It runs the setup for about 12 hours between charges. Also these battery packs have the added advantage of being chargeable while still powering any connected devices. So the diorama can stay running pretty much continuously even if you move it about and reconnect it somewhere or have it out on display where theres no main power outlets. I though this would be the most practical option for my daughters school project as they will put it on display in a main hall (Also her teacher just told me this morning that he wanted to be able to take it easily into other classrooms because it was the best project he'd ever seen in the school :D).

To configure the scripts on the RasPi, make sure to install omxplayer first. e.g. sudo apt update && sudo apt install omxplayer. Then once you have the script and service files in the correct locations, install it as a systemd service that runs at boot with:

sudo chmod +x /scripts/apollo11_mission_tv.py<br />
sudo chmod 644 /lib/systemd/system/apollo11_mission_tv.service<br />
sudo systemctl enable apollo11_mission_tv<br />
sudo systemctl start apollo11_mission_tv<br />
```<br />
<br />
You can quickly check it's working with ```sudo systemctl status apollo11_mission_tv```. <br />
<br />
Then you should be able to reboot and have it start automatically. You will know it worked because with the TV control panel power switch in the off position as soon as the RasPi is powered on the stars and green button on the front will light up and then automatically switch off when the script starts. <br />
<br />
The images used for the cutouts were from google and can be found very easily. <br />
<br />
<br />
I also took the liberty of creating a nice GPIO wiring diagram for you fine people. So here it is:<br />
<br />
## Apollo 11 TV Project GPIO Wiring Diagram<br />
![https://i.ibb.co/Ksc6FNG/apollo11-project-raspi-gpio-wiring-diagram.png](https://i.ibb.co/Ksc6FNG/apollo11-project-raspi-gpio-wiring-diagram.png)<br />
<br />
<br />
## Project Files:<br />
----------<br />
<br />
**/scripts/apollo11_mission_tv.py**<br />
```python<br />
#!/usr/bin/python<br />
<br />
import os<br />
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO<br />
from time import sleep<br />
<br />
# Global Vars<br />
POWER_ON=0<br />
<br />
# Inputs<br />
on_switch=15<br />
yellow_button=23<br />
orange_button=18<br />
green_button=22<br />
red_button=10<br />
<br />
# Outputs<br />
stars=14<br />
yellow_led=3<br />
orange_led=4<br />
green_led=2<br />
red_led=17<br />
neil_armstrong=24<br />
moon_lander=9<br />
<br />
GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)<br />
GPIO.setwarnings(False)<br />
GPIO.setup((stars,yellow_led,orange_led,green_led,red_led,neil_armstrong,moon_lander), GPIO.OUT)<br />
GPIO.setup((on_switch,yellow_button,orange_button,green_button,red_button), GPIO.IN, pull_up_down=GPIO.PUD_DOWN)<br />
<br />
def jfk_speech():<br />
    timeout = int(36)<br />
    GPIO.output((stars,yellow_led,orange_led,green_led,red_led,neil_armstrong,moon_lander),GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    os.system(&quot;omxplayer -o local --no-keys /sounds/jfk_moon_speech.mp3 2&amp;gt;&amp;amp;1 &amp;gt;/dev/null &amp;amp;&quot;)<br />
    sleep(2.5)<br />
<br />
    while timeout != 0:<br />
        GPIO.output((stars,orange_led,green_led,red_led),GPIO.HIGH)<br />
        sleep(0.7)<br />
        GPIO.output((stars,orange_led,green_led,red_led),GPIO.LOW)<br />
        sleep(0.3)<br />
        timeout = int(timeout-1)<br />
<br />
    GPIO.output(stars,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    GPIO.output((yellow_led,orange_led,green_led,red_led,neil_armstrong,moon_lander),GPIO.LOW)<br />
<br />
def the_eagle_has_landed():<br />
    GPIO.output(orange_led,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    os.system(&quot;omxplayer -o local --no-keys /sounds/the_eagle_has_landed.mp3 2&amp;gt;&amp;amp;1 &amp;gt;/dev/null &amp;amp;&quot;)<br />
    sleep(2.5)<br />
    GPIO.output(moon_lander,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(2.5)<br />
    GPIO.output(moon_lander,GPIO.LOW)<br />
    sleep(0.5)<br />
    GPIO.output(moon_lander,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(1)<br />
    GPIO.output(moon_lander,GPIO.LOW)<br />
    sleep(0.5)<br />
    GPIO.output(moon_lander,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(2)<br />
    GPIO.output(moon_lander,GPIO.LOW)<br />
    sleep(0.27)<br />
    GPIO.output((yellow_led,green_led,red_led),GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(3.3)<br />
    GPIO.output((yellow_led,green_led,red_led),GPIO.LOW)<br />
    sleep(0.3)<br />
    GPIO.output((yellow_led,green_led,red_led),GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(1.5)<br />
    GPIO.output((yellow_led,green_led,red_led),GPIO.LOW)<br />
    sleep(0.2)<br />
    GPIO.output((yellow_led,green_led,red_led),GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(1.3)<br />
    GPIO.output((yellow_led,green_led,red_led),GPIO.LOW)<br />
    sleep(0.2)<br />
    GPIO.output((yellow_led,green_led,red_led),GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(1)<br />
    GPIO.output((yellow_led,green_led,red_led),GPIO.LOW)<br />
    GPIO.output(orange_led,GPIO.LOW)<br />
<br />
def step_off_the_ladder():<br />
    GPIO.output(green_led,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    os.system(&quot;omxplayer -o local --no-keys /sounds/gonna_step_off.mp3 2&amp;gt;&amp;amp;1 &amp;gt;/dev/null &amp;amp;&quot;)<br />
    sleep(2.5)<br />
    GPIO.output(moon_lander,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(2.2)<br />
    GPIO.output(moon_lander,GPIO.LOW)<br />
    GPIO.output(green_led,GPIO.LOW)<br />
<br />
def one_small_step():<br />
    GPIO.output(red_led,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    os.system(&quot;omxplayer -o local --no-keys /sounds/one_small_step.mp3 2&amp;gt;&amp;amp;1 &amp;gt;/dev/null &amp;amp;&quot;)<br />
    sleep(2)<br />
    GPIO.output(neil_armstrong,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(1)<br />
    GPIO.output(neil_armstrong,GPIO.LOW)<br />
    sleep(0.5)<br />
    GPIO.output(neil_armstrong,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(1)<br />
    GPIO.output(neil_armstrong,GPIO.LOW)<br />
    sleep(2)<br />
    GPIO.output(neil_armstrong,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(1)<br />
    GPIO.output(neil_armstrong,GPIO.LOW)<br />
    sleep(0.5)<br />
    GPIO.output(neil_armstrong,GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    sleep(2)<br />
    GPIO.output(neil_armstrong,GPIO.LOW)<br />
    GPIO.output(red_led,GPIO.LOW)<br />
<br />
def mission_sound():<br />
    GPIO.output((stars,yellow_led,orange_led,green_led,red_led,neil_armstrong,moon_lander),GPIO.HIGH)<br />
    os.system(&quot;omxplayer -o local --no-keys --vol -3500 /sounds/mission_audio.mp3 2&amp;gt;&amp;amp;1 &amp;gt;/dev/null &amp;amp;&quot;)<br />
<br />
def poweron_tv():<br />
    os.system(&quot;omxplayer -o local --no-keys /sounds/tv_on_sound.mp3 2&amp;gt;&amp;amp;1 &amp;gt;/dev/null &amp;amp;&quot;)<br />
    sleep(2)<br />
    mission_sound()<br />
<br />
def poweroff_tv():<br />
    os.system(&quot;pkill omxplayer &amp;amp;&amp;amp; omxplayer -o local --no-keys /sounds/tv_off_sound.mp3 2&amp;gt;&amp;amp;1 &amp;gt;/dev/null &amp;amp;&quot;)<br />
    sleep(2)<br />
<br />
def tv_on():<br />
    global POWER_ON<br />
    if POWER_ON == 0:<br />
        poweron_tv()<br />
        POWER_ON = 1<br />
    if GPIO.input(yellow_button) == GPIO.HIGH:<br />
        jfk_speech()<br />
    elif GPIO.input(orange_button) == GPIO.HIGH:<br />
        the_eagle_has_landed()<br />
    elif GPIO.input(green_button) == GPIO.HIGH:<br />
        step_off_the_ladder()<br />
    elif GPIO.input(red_button) == GPIO.HIGH:<br />
        one_small_step()<br />
<br />
def tv_off():<br />
    global POWER_ON<br />
    if POWER_ON == 1:<br />
        poweroff_tv()<br />
        POWER_ON = 0<br />
    GPIO.output((stars,yellow_led,orange_led,green_led,red_led,neil_armstrong,moon_lander),GPIO.LOW)<br />
    sleep(1)<br />
<br />
while True:<br />
    if GPIO.input(on_switch) == GPIO.HIGH:<br />
        tv_on()<br />
    elif GPIO.input(on_switch) == GPIO.LOW:<br />
        tv_off()  <br />
<br />
    sleep(0.1)<br />
<br />
GPIO.cleanup()<br />
<br />
```<br />
<br />
**/lib/systemd/system/apollo11_mission_tv.service**<br />
```bash<br />
[Unit]<br />
Description=Apollo 11 Mission TV systemd service.<br />
<br />
[Service]<br />
Type=simple<br />
ExecStart=/usr/bin/python /scripts/apollo11_mission_tv.py<br />
<br />
[Install]<br />
WantedBy=multi-user.target<br />
<br />
```<br />
<br />
**/sounds/**<br />
All of the sounds were edited and converted to mp3 using the [Free Audacity Audio Software](https://www.audacityteam.org/)<br />
The original sound files were downloaded from [nasa sounds here](https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11_audio.html) &amp;amp; [old tv sounds here](https://freesound.org/people/efellow/downloaded_sounds/?page=2).
u/IAmDanimal · 2 pointsr/personalfinance

I think the best way to decide if a purchase is worth it is to compare it to your other options. Can you think of anything else you could buy (or a combination of things you could buy) for $130 that would make your life better than the Jambox?

For example, you could go out to dinner about 7 times, or you could buy a Jambox. Which would make you happier?

Another way to look at it - If you bought a cheaper stereo (like this Logitech speaker for $50, and spent the other $80 on something else (or just saved it), would you be happier?

For what it's worth, I think a cheaper stereo would probably serve your purposes just as well (that Logitech one I linked to is actually really nice for the price), and the extra money could be spent on something that will make you happier.

u/feralfinds · 2 pointsr/ConsumerAdvice

i had a really good experience with the YooMee speaker:

i lived in a tiny camper for a while, and had only this and my phone as a sound system, and i thought it was pretty awesome. it also put up well being tossed around, transported/clanging around by bicycle. honestly, i (and everyone else) was shocked at the sound coming from this little thing. =)

u/Lunar3 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Bioshock poster that I think looks pretty neat, This is fun to play with, Portable speakers.

u/thesneakywalrus · 1 pointr/audiophile

I have a TDK Boombox.

Sounds pretty good (given it's got 6 inch drivers) and gets pretty loud.

It's got plenty of inputs too, 1/8", 1/4", USB, and RCA.

There's a newer model available with a rechargeable battery and bluetooth here but it's a bit smaller with 5.25" drivers and lacks some of the inputs.

They also have a three speaker version (this is two), as well as a smaller one shaped like a cube.

u/-CleanYourRoom · 1 pointr/audiophile

lmao, I just went over to /r/camping and searched for "music"

The first thread asking for advice had the top comment reminding them to be respectful of others nearby and the top comment with a recommendation linked to this piece of shit on amazon, with 50% 5 star recommendation, dropping to 13% at 4 stars.

I rest my case.

edit: LMAO. The next thread on portable music, the top comment was "bring your own guitar and make your own" and the product recommendation below it was for this piece of shit With 35% 5 star rating dropping to 21% at 4 stars. Sometimes I'm so right it hurts.

u/Appa_YipYip · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'd really really love these speakers so I can jam out during my cross-country meets when I'm waiting to race!

I don't want to be an adult anymore.

Thanks for the contest!

u/minnesota_nicee · 1 pointr/AmateurRoomPorn

Thanks! The whale is a bottle opener :) Yeah track lights are a bummer, especially when you don't know how to properly light a room haha. The boom box is TDX, i purchased it from woot.com about 4 or 5 years ago.

u/aacook · 1 pointr/AskElectronics

Awesome, thanks, this is really helpful. What boom box did you modify?

I'd be really happy with the modification even if the power was at 40-50%, just as long as I don't need to use alkaline batteries anymore and the battery life of LiPo is ~3+ hours at half volume.

I have two, thinking about modifying the cheaper one. Both boom boxes can run on either wall power or the D batteries. The 2 speaker model is 18V, 1666mA, 30W (http://www.amazon.com/TDK-Record-77000015402-2-Speaker-Boombox/dp/B004I44EXI). It takes 10 D batteries.

It looks like when it's running on the 10 batteries it's 15V:

I'm a complete newb and I think the batteries are in series:

The battery space isn't a perfect rectangle. The available space, without removing the spacers, is 12" wide x 2.5" deep (the height of two rows of D batteries) x 1.5" wide. If I removed the spacers, I'd have 1.75" width at the top, 1.5" width at the bottom.

I haven't tried opening it up just yet, but could do that next to get an idea of what's inside.

u/crogers2287 · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

I bought this one when the dot came out, albeit was 25$ then, but I think the price has risen a bit, because of the dot.

Overall though the sound quality is excellent, and it has a built in battery.


u/loopscadoop · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

9 is from Holes, I love Stanley Yelnats, or backwards, Stanley Yelnats


These mini speakers would be cool

u/AaronCompNetSys · 3 pointsr/MotoX

Bought this at the same time I ordered my X. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FD2AQGI/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=pe_527950_33920250

Fits great and I plug it in every night without looking.

u/chadmbogo · 1 pointr/GoodValue

I gave my parents this one a couple years ago. They seem to like it. Has a charge port for your phone.

u/Sieberella · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh Hi Mark ! So far my spring break has consisted of taking the dog to the vet to get a tooth pulled, so I'm onto a very painful break so far lol. My goal is to deep clean the house. A different room a day. We'll see how that goes ;) Thanks for the contest!

u/nyxin · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions


Edit: I also just took a look at it and found an AUX input in the back, but I'm still wondering if there is anything I could connect my phone wirelessly to it.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/apple

oook... whats wrong with this one?


It doesn't seem that hard to find an alternate product... good reviews and $15

u/mraimless · 7 pointsr/fringe

I think it's this one. Reviews look pretty bad though :(

u/Thunder_Bastard · 1 pointr/funny

May I present the greatest alarm clock ever made....

All the features of using your phone as an alarm, without having to use your phone as an alarm... plus an ipod dock.