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Digital Techniques Blackbird

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  • Digital Techniques Blackbird

The Blackbird digital music player does what it's advertised to do--stores a mess of good-sounding audio files played through a high-quality sound card in a single package and offers the convenience of Internet radio streaming without the necessity of accessing those streams with a computer. What it doesn't offer is a flexible client for managing your music or a much needed remote control. If you're the right kind of user--someone with a massive music collection who wants that music to sound as good as possible--the Blackbird is worth your consideration. If you've already got a computer packed with music and you're satisfied with the sound it makes, this Blackbird may not be your flavor of fowl.

--Christopher Breen

At a Glance
  • Digital Techniques Blackbird

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