Good MP3 Players?

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  1. 67birdman
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    HI guys,
    I am currently in the market for a new media player..
    I am confused between the Zune 8gb and the Archos 3.
    They look good, but at FutureShop, the guy said that they stopped selling zunes because no one bought them--does this mean they're bad?
    I am not looking for an iPod, however..
    I prefer something better with video and photo functions, atleast 8gb of memory, and innovation (ex. touch screen or wifi)..
    Can anyone recommend me any models that I can find here in Canada?
    Thanks
     


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    go to www.anythingbutipod.com , I'm not trying to like advertise the site or anything. But this site has reviews for many mp3 players, side by side comparison with many mp3 players. And advice from me don't buy a Zen. Great hardware, crappy software.
     
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    I was just about to post that link...

    Thanks to them i had a tough choice between Cowon and Sony....
     
  4. 67birdman
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    Cool I'll try that--and I meant a Zune not a Zen..
     
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    yeah I know 67birdman, but if you were to happen to look at a zen don't lol
     
  6. 67birdman
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    LOL ok , why not tho?? Look pretty sickk..
     
  7. Advi

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    If you want a music player only get a Sansa Clip+. Cheap, small size, great quality, support for many audio formats (lolMP3) and it has expandable memory.
    For a general portable media player get an older iPod touch and jailbreak it if you have the money, DO NOT UPDATE TO iOS4
    For high-end media playing, Cowon makes excellent devices
     
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    If you want more battery life than the Clip+ you could get a Sansa Fuze.
     
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    I had a Sansa before, and it was of such bad quality--the C240.
    It started dying on me after a few months, the headphones also broke.
    I don't think I want to get one of those again, and I'm looking for a media player (not an iPod) [​IMG]
     
  10. BoxShot

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    You aren't going to get much for video and picture functions without a touch screen. Especially since screens are small.
    Anyways I've had a fuze for a year now and it still works. The earbuds suck so I bought some.

    Well I suppose if you don't want a Sansa I'd for for a Cowon or Sony. Do you have a budget for this?
     
  11. Urza

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    So you're going to judge every product the company has ever made based on the cheapest model they ever produced?
     
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    A Cowon, like I said, will give you unparalleled quality, if you don't mind paying out the ass for it.
     
  13. Urza

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    Of course putting that extra money into the headphones will probably have a far more significant effect, as without decent phones the differences in SQ on the hardware-side really don't matter.
     
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    Like you'll need to pay more than $50 for a decent pair, anything between $60-$400 is pointless audiophilia and above that is something you shouldn't be using on an MP3 player
    a good pair of Sony headphones will do him fine
     
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    Sorry Urza, didn't know I was so biased..
    I'll look into Cowons, guess thats the only choice I have left with iTouch..
    I heard that Sony has the best sound quality in their walkmans, is that true or are there others with better sound quality?
     
  16. Urza

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    That's not really true at all.

    If you can tell the difference between an S9 and iPod Touch, you should be able to tell the difference between, say, SR60s and HD280s. Once you break about 150USD you're trudging into the "pointless audiophilia" (as far as I'm concerned).

    (and Sony makes pretty shit headphones)
     
  17. Danny600kill

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    Why do people seem to hate the Ipod Touch? Yes it was made by apple but oh well, it is easily one of the best media players out there on the market, and has tons of extra features ( Especially if jailbroken ) as it has 100,000s of apps

    I have an Ipod Touch 2g 8gb and its the best Mp3 player I've seen to date, the touch screen is one of the best of any Phone/MP3 player, if jailbroken it has excellent file format acceptance and in my opinion with good headphones sound quality is great

    For what you have asked it seems the best option, and older touch for example a 2g wouldn't set you back as much as some of these new fancy players and yet would easily do the same job if not better.
     
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    I don't hate the iPod touch, its just that it seems useless to me.
    All I need is a good video and music player. Besides its too expensive.
     
  19. Urza

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    Why don't you post your budget then?
     
  20. Advi

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    100,000 apps
    maybe 20 of them are good
    in all fairness it's very expensive if all he wants is media playing which....the iPod touch really doesn't do that well....