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Which Mp3 Player is Better

  • Creative Zen 4gb [see OP]

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Alrighty, so I'm finally getting a Mp3 player! It's gonna be an early bday gift, since mine is on Feb. 10th..but buy.com has a deal going on the one I want for a $20 mail in rebate, and it ends Feb. 3rd. My dad promised me one if I did good in school, and I got all A's + B's this Marking Period
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SO...this is my first one, and decided to get it because I'm listening to music more often now. I got into rock music through friends and GH...and yea! Anyway, the one I'm looking at is either this 4gb one or this 8gb one.

Erm, I honestly have no idea that big is in relation to music/videos. I have about 300 songs, and I honestly don't think I'm gonna listen to more than 500 at a time..but I'm also planning to get a couple of my favorite anime episodes, and that's it. Mainly music though....it's a $30 difference between both, not much I guess, but if I don't need the extra space then why bother? Also I have a 2gb SD card, and it supports that expandable memory.

Hmm..oh, and the Mp3 player I chose, people said Creative is a good company, so I guess I'm gonna go with them. People also said though that the screen scratches, so I have a spare cell phone case that I'm gonna use...it almost fits, a little roomy; but the cell phone case closes with a magnet.

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I was just wondering if the magnet would harm it..since I've read somewhere that magnets aren't electronics' friends, but I really dunno. Uhm, yea..I guess that's it.
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first off, congrats on supporting Creative (ZVW owner here
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I have that same cell phone holster and I cant say for sure an answer, but think about this. Creative Zen is flash based player right? (my vision W is HD based, but yeah...) and cell phones (and the mSD cards) are flash based as well (someone can correct me if i'm off base here). All I can say is that my phone has not had any problems but I DO reccomend looking for a more... attractive case for that beautiful player you have.

and you should definately check out epizenter.net for a Creative fansite. I think the site is just over a year old? I cant remember, but its a great place for Creative owners
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first off, congrats on supporting Creative (ZVW owner here
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I have that same cell phone holster and I cant say for sure an answer, but think about this.  Creative Zen is flash based player right? (my vision W is HD based, but yeah...) and cell phones (and the mSD cards) are flash based as well (someone can correct me if i'm off base here).  All I can say is that my phone has not had any problems but I DO reccomend looking for a more... attractive case for that beautiful player you have.

and you should definately check out epizenter.net for a Creative fansite.  I think the site is just over a year old?  I cant remember, but its a great place for Creative owners
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Yep, yep..I hate iPod, I don't wanna get them just because everyone has them. So I'm gonna be a rebel
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And iPods' interface is pretty ugly, too. Also this one is cheaper, plus bigger screen. Definite plus.

I see where you're going, and that's probably right
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And I'll TRY to look for a better case, I don't want an official one, since it's like $25..1/4 of what the player costs o.O"
Silicone cases are near there, like $20..but they don't protect the screen. And I don't want sticky screen protectors, so a cheap case is all I got, I guess. Also thanks for that site, I'll head on over there in a bit.

Oh, and I'm thinking of ordering headphones from DX, since they have good cheap stuff. Also I think all headphones that come standard with players are pretty mediocre [correct me if I'm wrong], but what's Hi-Fi headphones mean? I'm trying to get InEar Headphones, since the others always fall out :'[
 

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Get the Zen. It has an SD slot, which is the reason I'm going to buy one when I get the money.
 

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Well you want good sound quality, good bass, decent noise isolation, won't break very easily, good support etc, rather than some from dealextreme which probably do not

Unless you aren't picky about the quality of your music coming out of your earphones.
 

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Get the Zen. It has an SD slot, which is the reason I'm going to buy one when I get the money.


You're right..that's some expandable memory right there
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Never heard of/seen the Meizu too, TBH, and people said the CS is non-existant o.O" Meh, I dunno. Also the Creative has a bigger screen...I mean, what's the Meizu have on the Creative Zen? Only difference is the touch scrolling, which [might] break? but it also has better build quality it seems, because it's not plastic. Though on newegg it says that the Creative is heavier..which is weird
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I also had a question...when you get like, an anime episode..say, is there anyway to convert it to like 320x240, which what the player displays? Also, wouldn't that decrease the size of the video by a lot?

Well you want good sound quality, good bass, decent noise isolation, won't break very easily, good support etc, rather than some from dealextreme which probably do not

Unless you aren't picky about the quality of your music coming out of your earphones.

I guess you're right. I'm considering the ones that offtopic posted before you, those look nice. Guess it is worth it to have expensive headphones [you pay for what you get?].
 

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If you want a good video player, the Archos 605 leads the market right now. 800x480 screen. But the 4GB version (with SDHC slot) costs $200.
http://reviews.cnet.com/4370-11399_7-312-101.html


The Creative headphones are amazing. I have a pair, they are worth twice the price.

Oh, I don't want a video player..just a simple Mp3 player with a good screen. Only gonna watch a few episodes, but that $200 is very tempting.

Also thanks on the headphones, most likely gonna get them..but you never said WHY you stood for Meizu, or answered my questions..or went against the claims I made last post
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Well, they are pretty well matched. Whichever you can get cheapest...

The 605 was hacked not too long ago, a full qtopia enviroment is running on it. In a couple of weeks expect to see IM apps, RSS readers, emulators, ect... (it has 64MB of ram and ~500mhz ARM CPU)
 

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Well, they are pretty well matched. Whichever you can get cheapest...

The 605 was hacked not too long ago, a full qtopia enviroment is running on it. In a couple of weeks expect to see IM apps, RSS readers, emulators, ect...

Hmm...Meizu: $100, Zen: $90.

They are so close in specs it's amazing o.O"
I'm scared though because people said the Zen feels cheap/plasticy...and also the dpad looks weird. The Meizu also has a weird scrolling thing, but does it scratch easy? Just wondering about that..

EDIT: Whoa, that's pretty sweet about the 605 :0
 

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Remeber -$10 with google checkout.

And also remember that you have to convert any video to the correct format for either player.
 

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Remeber -$10 with google checkout.

And also remember that you have to convert any video to the correct format for either player.

Oh, then $90 for both
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Didn't know newegg had GCO too.

Yea, I know, thanks for reminding. Doesn't really bother me though.
And also, do you own a Meizu yourself?
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