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Old 12-14-2002, 05:30 PM   #1
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which mp3 player?

I'm looking at getting an mp3 player. This is for a friend of mine. She has no firewire, so an iPod is out of the question =(
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Old 12-14-2002, 10:01 PM   #2
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I have a 20 gig Archos Jukebox that I love. It's USB, and acts like a little harddrive. They have 6, 10 and 20 gig versions, as well as USB and USB 2. You can get versions with recording capabilites, too.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 10:07 PM   #3
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Look at Nomad Jukebox Zen. 20 GB, around $300. Unfortunately it's only USB 1 (and firewire) and looks like you have to use Creative software. Can't she just buy a firewire card?

I use an aiwa mini-cd cause it was cheap and uses cheap generic 200 mb media.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 01:39 AM   #4
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it's for a girl? aesthetics man! get an iPod and just spend the extra 50 bucks for a firewire card.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 03:50 AM   #5
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Get her this one, (if she doesn't like it send it to me)

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Old 12-15-2002, 04:12 AM   #6
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i have to say im with ex-one on this go for an ipod and spend a little extra and get the firewire card iv been through about 20 diffrent mp3 players and i have to say out of them all the ipod is the best by a long shot there isnt anything close to it in the world of mp3 players. i now have 2 1 hacked 5 gig mac version that i use in windows and i just got a 20 gig one that is SSSSOOOOOOO nice
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Old 12-15-2002, 07:26 AM   #7
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Get a CD-based mp3 player. I have a TDK Mojo620, but there's a new version that just came out. Also, check out Iriver's iMP-350 SlimX. Harddrive based players are really battery hungry so take that into consideration.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 04:46 PM   #8
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THE IPOD IS HARDDRIVE BASED BUT YOU CAN GET 10 TO 11 HOURS ON A CHARGE AND IT CHARGES IN A FEW HOURS SO ITS NOT TO BAD

SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS BUT MY KEYBOARD IS BROKEN AND I HAVNT RUN DOWN TO COMPUSA TO GET A NEW ONE
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Old 12-15-2002, 05:08 PM   #9
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i would wait a few weeks and get neuro .

neuros is INCREDIBLE , it broadcast music to your car , stereo . identifies music and stuff , its incredible , check the website

http://www.neurosaudio.com/

 
Old 12-15-2002, 05:53 PM   #10
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Like erwin1978 said, check out the imp-350 SlimX. I've one of those and its awesome. They come with rechargeable stick batteries which supposedly give 23 hrs when fully charged. The company that makes them, iRiver, just came out with the imp-400. The only things different about the new one are the finish and the addition of a car-kit. Unless you need/want them, save 80 bucks and get the imp-350 for ~$120. The SlimX is pretty much the best MP3-CD player out there among anything released before July. A lot of features (which honestly you don't need ) like WMA support, LCD 4-line display on the remote, equalizer, upgradeable firmware and some more that I don't remember. Don't know if anything better has come out since July though.
 
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Sony makes a new minidisk mp3 player, that runs for like 72 hours on a single battery. (Or something rediculously high like that).

On a side note...anyone know of any waterproof mp3 players? I need one for swimming laps.

I don't care about features, just need mp3 playback with about 128 megs of ram, and able to withstand 5-10 feet of depth.

(Already found earbuds that'll work).
 
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I think minidisk (NetMD) players use some insanely unconvenient format. What they do is uncompress MP3 and compress them into something else.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 06:40 PM   #13
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Ah thanks for the info dvornik. I know very little about mp3 players . Just they use batteries...and sometimes play music.
 
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i have the last intel mp3 player, it's a great looking,working player, 128 meg, and 10 Hour on 2 aa battery
 
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yeah i wouldn't mind a water proff thing. for swimmin'.
 
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