Mp3 Player Question
I'm looking into MP3 players and wanted some opinions on which is the best to buy. I'm looking for something with some decent storage.
Have you got a budget in mind?
something under $300, and that's the VERY high end for me.
Even though its made by Apple, the iPod would be what I'd get.
Simple, great sound quality and (even though it is an apple) it looks great!
I've been looking for an MP3 player for sometime. I decided to go the harddrive-as-mp3-player route rather than the memory-stick route. a lot depends on what you want. the i-pod looks cool and has all the kudos of an apple product - but its expensive. The creative lab zen and nomad's are good too. In the end I went for an iriver IHP-120, which is basically a 20Gb hard drive. they are £244 here in the UK - not sure what that translates to. I haven't received it yet. but its cheaper than the i-pod and records directly from any music source with an optical output (rather than having to transfer to PC first). it also has an fm tuner.
sorry, should have said it *also* records directly. you can, of course, also download from PC....
I've had 2 mp3 players in the past, the first one cost me £100 from Amazon, and it died in about 2 weeks. I was not impressed!
I went to Dixons and got this one, for £99.99, and it's brilliant, hasn't had a problem yet, and I'd recommend it. It fits well within your budget too.
It has 128MB memory, which is roughly 30 songs, give or take a few, depending on file size, & it charges via USB so there's no need to spend money on batteries, which was another niggle with my first one.
The only downsides, are that it doesn't have a screen, so that means you do not have any information on the track currently playing, but that's a small shame, nothing major. The second downside is that it does not record. It's up to the individual to decide whether that's too much of an issue.
It has a drag & drop file system, and is very sturdy, as the casing is metal, not plastic.
The controls are on the headphones, but because the headphones actually come in a two piece set, it doesn't matter if the ear pieces die out eventually, because you can detach them from the controls and re-attach a new pair of standard headphones.
Any more info on it is on the link.
Last edited by Radi0h3ad; 02-16-2004 at 12:05 PM.
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