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Old 6th Dec 2001, 02:19 PM   #1
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Question Which mp3 player should I buy?

I am sick of this bulky CD player I carry to the gym and work. MP3 players are nice and small But with one to buy? hmmm Is there a review site?
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Have the prices finally come down on them or all they all still grossly overpriced?

Last I check it was like 200 bucks for an mp3 player that held maybe 32mb of music. Or maybe 64(still pretty small). Now if that cost me say 50-60 bucks I might get one but 200? I'd goto MP3 CDs first.
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Old 6th Dec 2001, 02:29 PM   #4
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Old 6th Dec 2001, 02:38 PM   #5
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400 bucks for 5 gigs...

and it only works with macs.

let me think. NO.
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Old 6th Dec 2001, 02:40 PM   #6
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Have the prices finally come down on them or all they all still grossly overpriced?

Last I check it was like 200 bucks for an mp3 player that held maybe 32mb of music. Or maybe 64(still pretty small). Now if that cost me say 50-60 bucks I might get one but 200? I'd goto MP3 CDs first.
The prices have come down alot. Just like PC's every "new" gen brings down the prices of the previous generation. A really good cheap one is the Diamond Rio. Only holds about an hour of music, but my buddy just bought one for $69.00 and he LOVES it.
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Old 6th Dec 2001, 02:42 PM   #7
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This is the site my buddy used for reviews b4 he got his. Has lots of reviews Saph.

http://music.cnet.com/music/0-1566073-7-1815146.html
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400 bucks for 5 gigs...

and it only works with macs.

let me think. NO.
It's twice as expensive, but it's five gigs, compared to 32mb that's alot. It's got a backlight, it recharges real fast, it can be used as a hd too (store anything else), it's got a large LCD and it supports playlists. I dunno for sure but I've heard there's also windows drivers. And if there are windows drivers, I say it's worth the money.
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There are Windows Drivers. Xpod, by MediaFour.
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They won't be selling many of those at that price, I would think.
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A nice Minidisk player
A soundcard with optical output
And a big stash of mp3's


It works great!
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Get the geeks opinion

Slashdot checks out some mp3 players 300+ posts
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This is the one I have been looking at:
http://music.cnet.com/electronics/0-...4.html?tag=rev

They say it has great sound quality, and that is important to me. I listen while I am going to work on the train.


Have you seen the TV ad for the Apple mp3? It's really funny I like the Apple, but $400 is allot
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This is the one I have been looking at:
http://music.cnet.com/electronics/0-...4.html?tag=rev

They say it has great sound quality, and that is important to me. I listen while I am going to work on the train.


Have you seen the TV ad for the Apple mp3? It's really funny I like the Apple, but $400 is allot
Only 128 megs... I would definitely go for a minidisk player instead. They are tiny, cheap, and have excellent sound quality. Most of the ones today play MP3s and come with a USB PC connector to transfer the MP3s onto it. That and the fact that you get to use mini CDs that hold the same amount of music. They are so cute! I would go for a Sony one.
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I heared mini disks never caught on
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Old 7th Dec 2001, 02:24 AM   #18
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I heared mini disks never caught on
Minidisk is being used by the pro people
Like drive-inshows and radio
Trust me, its a good choice
and the sound quality is really good too
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One of my friend has a mini-disc player, along with a Yamaha sound card Fortissimo (it has an optical output) He can record our teachers and then upload the sounds on his computer to doctor their speeches

As far as i know, the mini-discs use he mp3 format so they can hold about the same length of music as a CD.

BTW: iPod is one of the smallest mp3 player, with best autonomy, best transfer rate, playlist support, good LCD screen and great ease of use. No wonder it costs more than the average
http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ulti...c&f=4&t=003947 for technical details.

(There's a trick to get 15 hours of autonomy: make playlists that are less than 28 MB, since the RAM cache is 28MB: it then doesn't use the HD all the time, only when changing playlists)
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One of my friend has a mini-disc player, along with a Yamaha sound card Fortissimo (it has an optical output)

That's the soundcard i use as well
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