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Sapphyrez 
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Subject: Which MP3 player do you use?
I got an iPod for my birthday in Dec but my daughter has a Sansa and my hubby wants a Zune. What do you guys use and why did you choose it?

 

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Subject: Which MP3 player do you use?
I currently use the Sony S2 Sport NW-S205 (2GB). I only use my mp3 player at the gym, so the main features were small size, low weight, and sufficient "feedback" to navigate without looking at the unit. The big drawback of the unit is that Sony's PC software stinks and makes transferring files a pain. I've been looking for a new player to replace it (especially with bigger capacity), but most of the small units that manufacturers produce are budget models (e.g., Sansa Express) which is really disappointing.

 

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I use a MuVo, but thats because I'm in college atm, and I can use it for recording lectures as well as listening to the radio and mp3's.

 

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Subject: Which MP3 player do you use?
using a Sansa 1GB, i like Sansa products, and it was on sale. it's easy to use, but i need a seperate cord for transferring, would be nice to just plug it into the USB but i don't mind.

 

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Subject: Which MP3 player do you use?
I use a Zune 30GB. I like it for the amount of storage and the very nice screen for movies (one of these days, I might actually watch a movie on it...). It's also great for sharing pictures with friends as you can store a ton of them.

A big plus for me is that I can rip my CDs to MP3 format at the bitrate I want (256Kbps is my compromise against file size) and it accepts them easily. So, I'm not stuck using a proprietary format for music and, if I decide I want some other brand later that doesn't support WMA or whatever, I'm not stuck with reripping my CDs all over again.

On the other side of the coin, the software for managing files on your PC is a bit flaky:

  • If you try to sync something to it and don't have enough room, it insists on adding it later when you make room whether you still want to or not (no option to cancel

  • If you didn't rip from a CD (already have MP3 files), it's a huge hassle to edit the artist information and it won't always do it right anyway

  • In general, it seems pretty bloated and you'd better have a halfway decent video card

  • Doesn't always refresh updated files on your Zune even when you drag the updated file to the Zune. You have to delete the file on your Zune first then drag the updated file over


Other minuses:

Extra stuff (like power adaptors and the like) are very expensive. $30 for a power adaptor that doesn't even come with a cord! shock

If you don't encode movies into WMV format first, you'll be waiting a long time to load them onto the Zune because it converts it to WMV anyway. It might be true of MP3s as well, but I've been using MP3 format for music and it hasn't been an issue.

Overall though, I'm really happy with it and switch between it and my satellite radio receiver at work all day. I have a desktop radio with an input for other stuff where I plug in the Zune and Sirius radio.

If Microsoft comes up with another one this year that has 160GB or more of storage, I'll probably upgrade to a newer model. I would have bought the 80GB model, but I got the 30GB for so cheap ($90) and I never owned a portable MP3 player before so I couldn't resist the 30. If I had known how much I would end up liking it, I probably would have spent the extra money for the 80.

 

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I got an iPod 30GB last year for X-mas... I asked for it because people told me that it was a good product. the first one I had would not hold a charge. the second one overheated everytime I used it. I got a third one that worked, but iTunes got corrupted and I cannot remove it from my computer so I could replace it...

 

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Thank you for the great feedback! I think for my hubbys birthday we'll get him a Zune.

 

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Subject: Which MP3 player do you use?
I'm currently using a Creative Zen 8gb and my Girl Friend is using the Ipod Touch 8gb.

I love both machines for different reasons. The sound on the Zen, IMHO, is just better than the Ipod and I haven't had any problems with it, what so evah.

The Touch is a great PDA and is very high on the "wow" and "neato" factor and sound is acceptable. Just wish it had an FM radio.

 

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I have a Sansa SanDisk 4Gig. I like Sansa products,they are not expensive wink

 

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I have Sansa 8gb player only thing i don't like is that it didn't come with the conversion software and i had to spend hours searching for it online.

 

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I use the Creative Zen Touch 20GB. My wife has the Creative Zen Micro 8GB and my daughter has the Creative Zen 8GB with high density 8GB SD cards with her different films on them.

 

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I use iPod 80GB¡­It is really coool¡­I got it with a pretty price, the deal I find for it is only $230.
http://dealstudio.com/searchdeals.php?deal_id=79397&ru=283

 

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Subject: Which MP3 player do you use?
I already have the 80g iPod and I've put stuff for my kids and hubby on there as well. But that is mainly for road trips and such when we're all in the car together. My hubby only needs something small for his commute to and from work basically happy

 

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Sandisk Sansa E-280

I chose it because it was far cheaper then the Ipod and it wasn't by Apple. At the time it had some of the best ratings behind the Ipods. Plus it had an expansion slot (micro-sd) and removable/replaceable battery.

 

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I have an ipod. My first mp3 player was a Sandisk which broke in about 2 weeks. Even though i don't really like apple I have to give it to them, my ipod nano is pretty durable. It its been banged around for 8 hours a night 40 hours a week while I am at work throughing freight for over a year now.

 

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I have an iRiver that I got a few years back. At the time it was superior to any iPod out. I still use it and don't feel the need to upgrade.

 

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I have an 80 gig iPod and before that was a 256 meg Creative Muvo Slim.

Boy was that an upgrade!

 

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Also using a Creative Zen 8gb

Love it!

 

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Zune.
It may be a bit bigger than the ipod (the new one isnt) but I like it a ton better!
Mine is 30 gigs and i have almost 12,000 songs and a couple hundred videos and i still have 14 gigs left
There's also a radio on it and now I can put games on it.

 

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I got a Sansa by SanDisk. I love it.

 

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20g older Zen, which I was able to replace the hard drive myself after a few years shhh

and a 2g off-brand that I just got for school.

 

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I use the SanDisk Sansa line of MP3 players, myself. I have an old 1GB unit, but I've purchased/suggested their 2GB and 4GB versions for friends.

 

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Ipod Touch. Use it to show vacation pictures too.

My cellphone is a Samsung Jukebox which can play music. Getting ready to add music to that and see how that goes.

Also bought a TomTom GO 720 GPS that is also an MP3 player. Will be adding music to that too.

 

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ipod 80 gig for when i mow the lawn, go on roadtrips, keep in my car, etc.
ipod nano 4 gig for the gym, (when i was in h.s.) locker room warmup etc.

 

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I have a Cowon A3 80GB for road trips, general use, etc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16855228021

I use an old, old Phillips Go Gear 6GB player for working out, mowing, and such.

 

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iPhone :-)

 

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Alpine 200

 

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iPod Shuffle

 

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Got a iPhone on Black Friday after Thanksgiving.

 

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ipod touch 32gb

 

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Zune 80 gig from Dec. 07.

I choose it, because at the time I felt it was the best bang for the buck(it was on sale too, bonus!) It has an FM Tuner, which iPods lacked at the time(and may still lack) and everything else was comparable to most other mp3 players. The iPod has some fancy bells and whistles that I just don't feel the need to use. The Zune i have has a touch sensitive selector, so you can zoom through stuff, no more clicking(and no circling around either).

I choose the space so that i can upload e-books into it for long plane rides or whatever. happy

 

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I thought this was a whole new thread. One year later and I'm still using my iRiver. tongue

 

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I use my BlackBerry Storm. :X

 

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Kathea posted:
I thought this was a whole new thread. One year later and I'm still using my iRiver. tongue


Very slow forum.

 

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I'm using an iTouch now

 

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