which Portable mp3 player?

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    i use my Sony Clie tj-35 (PDA) as an mp3 player. works great, sounds great and you can buy any size memory stick from 32MB to 1GB although the big ones are pricey. A PDA is way to expensive if you only want an mp3 player but their a good option if you use PDA's as well.

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    I've used my friends' iPods, and they're great. Its user interface is very nice. The capacity is enormous. iTunes is nice, too.

    I definitely say go with an iPod.
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    Well... I am thinking of buying the XCLEF HD 500 with 20 GB hard drive but I'm not sure yet !

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    iPod is on the top of my wish list.

    or check out iRiver: http://www.iriver.com/

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    I have a 128mb i-BEAD100 cos its usb powered (no batteries), has fm radio and is tiny. If I was buying another one now, I'd buy one with more memory and no radio (it aint as good as the radio on my phone).

    Never really wanted a huge hdd in my pocket, trying to search for my favourite song out of 2000 mp3s is just gonna be such hard work!
    Couldn't think of anything interesting, cool or funny - sorry.

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    > trying to search for my favourite song out of 2000 mp3s is just gonna be such hard work!


    You can order an group them in folders just like a PC file system. You can also view them by specified catagories, ie. music type, band, etc. Finding songs isnt very hard.

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    Originally posted by endo
    I have a 128mb i-BEAD100 cos its usb powered (no batteries), has fm radio and is tiny. If I was buying another one now, I'd buy one with more memory and no radio (it aint as good as the radio on my phone).

    Never really wanted a huge hdd in my pocket, trying to search for my favourite song out of 2000 mp3s is just gonna be such hard work!
    Of course it still uses batteries. Do you carry around a computer with your MP3 player plugged into it via USB? No? Then it has batteries.

    Also, it's quite easy to sort out and find what song you want, like Perspective said. I have 445 songs in my Karma right now, let's see how long it takes me to find a specific song. How about "POD - Will You?"

    Click Menu Button
    Click Play Music
    Click Track
    Scroll to W (slider on the side sorts by letter, so it's just holding the stick down to whizz by 21 letters)
    Click "Will You"

    All of 15 seconds at most.

    You see, (most) MP3 players use a database to store meta information, so it's quite easy and fast to sort.

    Done.

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    from mucking around with the mp3 players/cd players we sell at work, i've found that the only real difference in sound quality is in the earphones. Buy the cheapest nastiest piece of work and plug in sony fontopias and it will sound great.

    I like the creative muVo 128 myself.

    >> Do you carry around a computer with your MP3 player plugged into it via USB?
    You never know dude
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    LOL!!!

    -KEN- said POD!!!!

    LOL!!!
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    Get off my Intarweb!!!!

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    Originally posted by DrakkenKorin
    LOL!!!

    -KEN- said POD!!!!

    LOL!!!
    iPOD

    It's a stupid song to be certain, but my brother downloaded it and I just transferred all of my MP3s to my Karma. I even still have some horrid "God Bless America"/"911 Nevar 4get" type of song in there that I'm too lazy to get rid of.

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    I say he should go with iPod all the way.
    They say that if you play a Windows Install CD backwords, you hear satanic messages. That's nothing; play it forward and it installs Windows.

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    Originally posted by Kinasz
    from mucking around with the mp3 players/cd players we sell at work, i've found that the only real difference in sound quality is in the earphones. Buy the cheapest nastiest piece of work and plug in sony fontopias and it will sound great.
    Hard to believe but could be true !!!

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