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GateCrusher420 VIP Member

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#1 10 years ago

Yes, my MP3 player, a Toshiba Gigabeat F40 is slowly but surely reaching the end of its life. Last year, its battery started to die on me but I've managed to get it back to the original operating stage. But, I just noticed over the past 2 days, its starting to sound different. By different, I mean the headphone plug has to be in a certain position for music to come out of both speakers or ear buds or whatever. On the bus today I plugged my ear buds in and noticed that no matter what position I had them in, it would only come out of one ear bud. So, my question is, what would a good replacement MP3 player be. I'd prefer it to stick in the 40GB range and have it under 300 dollars. NO IPODS!!!! They can come with the ability to play videos or they don't have to. I'm leaning towards another Gigabeat (just the new version). Anybody got any recommendations? I wonder if I can fix mine....lol. Be my little project for the summer, wait, I already have one. :D




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#2 10 years ago

I like my Sony Ericsson phone (with a 4GB memory card :D) just fine... I'll recommend Sony, though I haven't used any of their mp3 players, they seem rather similar.




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#3 10 years ago

Whatever you do don't get a Phillips, there junk, to say the least. The Creative 8Gb Zen is really good. My dad got one. They run about $120-$140 depending on where you get them.




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#4 10 years ago

Uhh....notice I said in the 40GB range. The Zen looks good but I'm looking for a replacement for my current one. Is the Gigabeat S series any good?




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#5 10 years ago

Hmmm... I paid $189 for my current DAP, a refurb unit. 80GB capacity and it plays FLAC and Ogg Vorbis. Frankly, I think the DAC & output stages are superior to my old Karmas, which I (in at least one case) loved to pieces.

Too bad you're too stubborn to consider an iPod. 5.5s show up reasonably often and, after being Rockboxed, make pretty damn good players.




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#6 10 years ago

Lol....its not that I'm stubborn, I just don't like iPods. But, I may reconsider since iPods are now compatible with Napster.




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#7 10 years ago

You could have a very good reason for being stubborn. I did until Apple put that sale up. My reason was pretty straightforward, though: I like Ogg Vorbis, and wasn't about to transcode all of my music into MP3, as Apple's iPod firmware doesn't support Ogg Vorbis, and Rockbox doesn't have a port for the Classic.

Yes, they've become iconic and yes, you feel like a little bipedal sheep for having one. But if you have cans that aren't little white earbuds, it goes a long way to set yourself one step above the thronging masses.

I can't recommend the Classic. But I frankly cannot complain about the 5.5G, other than the lack of Ogg Vorbis support, something easily rectified with Rockbox.




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#8 10 years ago

So an iPod would be a good new investment? Do they still sell video iPods that aren't Touches or Nanos?




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#9 10 years ago

Yeah, we've got them at Wal-Mart even. Its the "Classic" that C38368 was talking about.

Its an 80gb Video iPod. For around $297 I think...

He did confuse me talking about a 5.5G, and a Classic. Not sure if they are different, or the same. I think the "Classic" is the fifth, or sixth, or maybe even the seventh generation of the original iPod design.




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#10 10 years ago

Sorry for the confusion--I've fallen into the trap of referring to the 6th generation iPod as the Classic. This term is technically a reference to all non-Touch iPods. The 5G was the original iPod Video, with 30GB of storage space. When the 60- and 80GB models were released, the player's case was thickened to accommodate the new hard drive, and as such Apple installed a higher-capacity battery as well. I think there were a couple other changes, and this was enough to get most of the audio geeks out there to start calling the two larger Video models the "5.5G" iPod.

The current offering from Apple, 6th generation and branded the "iPod Classic" (they no longer sell anything older than that as new product) replaced the 5.5G.

I point all of this out because, frankly, I'm much more impressed with the iPod I bought about four months ago (a 5.5G, to run Rockbox on) than I ever thought I would be. Long story short, they're seriously worth considering, not just writing off 'cuz they're, you know, an Apple product.

Just don't use those stupid white 'phones.