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Recommended 2-30gb mp3 player?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Robert, 16 Jan 2006.

  1. Robert


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,036

    Location: North West

    My ipods been a tad dodgy lately (3 year old 3rd gen), so I'm looking at getting a new one. What's top dog atm? I want it to last for ages and have good sound quality. Oh and battery life has to be great as well.
  2. Plec


    Joined: 19 Apr 2003

    Posts: 13,463

    I love my Zen Micro - easy interface & i like the touch plate but some ppl do find it too sensitive.

    Sound quality is great & with 6 gig capacity holds a fare amount of tunes - plus you can use 'windows media 10' as the interface with you computer which saves adding further software to your computer (which may or may not be a bonus to you.)

    Not top dog & the battery life lasts only 12 hrs but great value at £140'sh.

    It's all relative though i would recommend trying them out before you buy - especially for sound quality purposes. What may be great for me may only be passable for you.


    Last edited: 16 Jan 2006
  3. BoomAM


    Joined: 5 Jul 2003

    Posts: 16,214

    Location: Atlanta, USA

    Despite popular opinion on here, iPods are still 'top-dog'. They now have the best price/capacity ratio as well. (most 20Gb players are £200, £210 will get you a 30Gb iPod).

    The Zens are popular on here, and the iRivers are the 'geeks' choice due to their capibilities.

    If you just want a music player, get a iPod. Cant beat them.
    If you want to use it as a HDD as well, get an iRiver.
    If you want a radio as well, get a iRiver or Zen.
    Think carefully about what you want, and choose from that. :)
    Think about what your actually going to use rarther than what would be nice/a temporary gimmick.
  4. Kappa


    Joined: 11 Aug 2003

    Posts: 6,302

    Location: Essex

    ^^^^ all that

    plus they're dead easy to use and sync your music with. I've had a 4G ipod and now my current one (Colour ipod) and no problems.
  5. Hugogo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

    Posts: 2,086

    Be carefully with the zen micro. Every report / review i have read says that after 3 months the headphone jack goes. Im looking for exactly the same thing but at around the £150 mark what do people think of the iriver H10?
  6. BoomAM


    Joined: 5 Jul 2003

    Posts: 16,214

    Location: Atlanta, USA

    I personally think that they're a step backwards for iRiver.
    AFAIK, you need to use music software to upload music to them. And they dont play videos, that the H300 series do.

    Im after a new MP3 player myself, and if it wasnt for the fact that iRiver dont make H320/340s anymore, i'd be getting one.