For Christmas, I plan on getting a new MP3 player, probably a 1Gb model (for price considerations). I currently have a 128mb iriver player, and it's worked very well for about 3 years now (maybe more). I'm very happy with it, but obviously I need more space. Now, so far I've been looking at these three players: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16855150023 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16855150057 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16855150060 I can't tell why there are three different models, the only major difference I can see is the battery size, and that the most expensive has a color screen. Neither will really influence my decision much, but I think if I was going to get the color one at $180 I might as well get a 2Gb iPod Nano for $20 more. I'd really prefer not to spend more than $175, but I would prefer to not even go that high. I'm also not limiting myself to one company, I would buy from another cmpany, but all I've looked at so far is iriver. Any help is appreciated :).
Must you limit yourself to small-capacity solid state players?
If you're willing to consider an HDD DAP, I'll suggest to you a venerable Rio Karma. Yes, that's an Amazon link, and yes it's a refurb; Rio's dead and the Karma's been discontinued. Despite that, however, it's one damn fine player with one of the best DAC/amp combos ever put out there in a DAP, gapless playback and support for both FLAC and Ogg Vorbis. There's also a drop-in 30GB hack, and a 40- or 60GB mod is possible (with a little help from a Dremel) :)
Uhhh... yeah. It's a good player, if you aren't obsessed about support (firmware's solid, but you'd be without a warranty) and don't need solid state.
I won't even try to pick through 1GB-sized models, because they're just too small to warrant it :)
Well, I looked at some MP3 players a while back, and if you're gonna get anywhere close to that $180 price range, you may as well get a Hard Drive MP3 player. They will hold more than those lousy 1 GBs. Also, Don't buy the Nano. Thats a total rip off. It's $200, because its thin and "cool" looking. The Mini is cheaper and holds more, but Apple's MP3 players suck, unless you buy music from iTunes.
Check out some Creative mp3 players, there nice size for a reasonable price. Just google it. :)
Take the Creative Zen Micro. It's 5Gb, whcih allows you to store a lot of music, and has everything included (radio, recharger etc. ) unlike the Ipod's. I'm guessing you like small players? The Micro is quite small.
get a iPod shuffle a iPod Mini or look for one of the iRiver H320's for cheap... (i have the iRiver & Shuffle and they are both great)
Size isn't a very important factor, I just need this for walking home from school and listening to in the car. I would be willing to get a HD based player, and the Rio seems nice. I did find this one though, a Creative Zen Xtra, and I think Office Depot has it on sale for only $99. Is this a good player? Its seems to be an awesome price for a 30Gb player.
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
Yeah, the Rio Karma was one of the few players which came with an AMFM radio, meaning once you ran out of songs you weren't sick of, you could tune into a station.
I didn't know Rio had gone bust. This is a shame because they did make the superior player for the largest part of 2004.
I prefer Creative MP3 players myself. right now I'm using a Creative Labs Nomad MuVo TX FM. Sure, it's under a GB of data, but it works for me. I'm just going to make the broad assumption that most of Creative's other MP3 players are also good. :P Good day.