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Which mp3 player should I buy?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sapphire Nights, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. Sapphire Nights

    Sapphire Nights BANNED

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    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 :D Is there a review site?
     
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    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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  3. Kokensu

    Kokensu Fire in Ma Belly!

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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. :hmm:
     
  4. G-Lite

    G-Lite ftw

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  5. Twisted Metal

    Twisted Metal Anfractuous Aluminum

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    400 bucks for 5 gigs...

    and it only works with macs.

    let me think. NO.
     
  6. Peregrine

    Peregrine Death from above

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    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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    Kokensu Fire in Ma Belly!

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    lol @ Twisted:p
     
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    G-Lite ftw

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    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. :p
     
  10. namu

    namu Bleh.

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    There are Windows Drivers. Xpod, by MediaFour.
     
  11. Peregrine

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    They won't be selling many of those at that price, I would think.
     
  12. Da RicK

    Da RicK Stubid newpie

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    just do like me


    A nice Minidisk player
    A soundcard with optical output
    And a big stash of mp3's :)


    It works great!
     
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    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
     
  17. Twisted Metal

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    huh?
     
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    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
     
  19. namu

    namu Bleh.

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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 :D

    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 :rolleyes:
    http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&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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  20. Da RicK

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    That's the soundcard i use as well :)
     

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