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Which audio is loudest? kindle or kindle dx?

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Initial post: Jun 22, 2014 8:25:04 AM PDT
I need a louder read to me feature than my kindle second generation provides, is Kindle Dx or a newer model any better? I am thinking of buying another since my battery died on my kindle and would appreciate any feedback before purchasing another kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 8:43:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2014 8:48:48 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
The DX is discontinued, and is old technology. Its TTS was probably about the same as what you have now.

The current e-ink readers (Basic, Paperwhite) don't have TTS, or any audio at all.

The Fires, including the entry-level Fire HD, have very good TTS support, with better voice quality and better speakers than the e-ink Kindles did. You could get one of those, and keep your K2 for reading text.

You could also consider getting an external speaker to plug into your K2's headphone jack. There are dozens to choose from; I picked one at random to show you what I mean: XBOOM Ceramic Mini Portable Capsule Speaker with Rechargeable Battery, Enhanced Bass+ and Ceramic Resonator - Blue

PS: Loved you in My Man Godfrey. So sorry about the plane crash.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 8:46:29 AM PDT
Carbonbased says:
With either of the older models, there are external speakers you can add. Just look for one with a 3.5mm connector. It fits in the headphone jack. If you're thinking of a new device, please note that neither the PaperWhite or the basic model have any audio ability at all.

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 8:55:48 AM PDT
its a shame, i don`t know why they didn't add sound to the paperwhite, I have one of those and an Apple iPad which does not either. I have tried Audible books on my iPod, but it falls out of my pocket while I am doing housework. I like to listen to books while doing needlework or cleaning and my husband can`t stand listening to them when he is in the house so I need to figure something out I can use earphones with. either portable or sitting, I would love a real voice coming from my gen2 e-ink kindle rather than the robotic kind of voice. Is there anything out there that would meet all of my needs? of course the simpler the better since I am older and like the new stuff, I just have a hard time because everything seems so complicated to use.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2014 8:58:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2014 8:59:18 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Get an iPod case with a belt clip, or, assuming your iPod has bluetooth, leave the device nearby and use Bluetooth earbuds or headphones.

Edit to clarify.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 6:08:32 AM PDT
Safety pin the pocket closed.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:08:23 AM PDT
Sarida says:
The Kindle Touch has TTS

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But you would still get the robotic voice.

Yes, it is refurb, but I've had mine for over a year now, and it still works great. I haven't tried it with a speaker.

I check out audio books for my iPhone from my local library which offers elending. I understand about falling out of your pocket, but they make cases with clips

I don't know which version iPod you have, or I could help you find a case. The newer ones are larger.

I have bluetooth headphones but THEY fall off my head doing housework, and they are the cheap ones. So check on that. Something like a Jawbone, might work better for you.

Just check to see if it is iPod compatible.

If you are using BOTH an eink reader and an iPod, then you are pretty techy! Don't sell yourself short!

I just use a $10 set of earbuds with my iPhone. Since I have a case on it with rubber bumpers, it doesn't fall out of my pocket, but it does catch on things and rip out of my ears. That's a hoot!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:08:44 AM PDT
Sarida says:
Is there an app for that?


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 7:22:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 23, 2014 7:23:11 AM PDT
B. Marks says:
You can get something like the Sansa Clip+. It plays Audible files. In many ways it's an ideal audiobook player. It has no speaker but you can use earphones, which come with it, or any external speaker.

It has a built-in clip that can clip it to your pocket or any fabric and it holds it sturdily in place. It's about the size and weight of a matchbook, although it's a bit thicker. It plays about 15 hours on a charge. It's durable and it has all the features you need for audiobooks. And it's cheap.

The sound quality is excellent. Audiophile magazines and websites praise it for the quality of it's sound, saying it's one of the best at any price. And it's a lot easier to use than an Ipad or Ipod, since playing sound is all it does.

And no, I'm not working for them. I'm just a real satisfied customer. I used one for years. I use my phone for the little bit of listening I still do but only because it's always with me.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 10:51:24 AM PDT
I second the Sansa Clip for audio.
Sturdy little things considering the price, and the sound is good.
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