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iAudio X5 / iAudio M3 / Creative Zen Sleek / Somthing else?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by mattdurkin, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. mattdurkin

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    Hi All,
    I just can't make my mind up so I wondered if anyone else can help:

    The features I'd like are:
    20G HDD
    Small Size
    High Quality
    FM Radio

    The 3 devices listed in the Title all have these featuers, so I'm not sure which I should choose. I'm not interested in video playback, or a colour screen, but aren't bothered if they happen to have this.

    I'd also really like to have USB Host functoinality so I can transfer files from my camera (via a card reader if my camera isn't supported). I think the only one of the devices I've listed to support USB Host is the X5. Does anyone know about the other 2?

    Also - I'm keen to find out how good the FM radios are on these models. If I get one with an FM radio, I'd like to think it would get reasonable reception, otherwise I'd not bother with the radio.

    So - does anyone know anything further around these details? Maybe I'm missing a killer device etc...
    Any advice much appreciated.

    Matt
     
  2. Steven

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    If you don't want video and colour screen, iaudio are making a X5 without a colour screen and video playback, called M5. Go on dapreview.net and use search to check out player
     
  3. mattdurkin

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    Unfortunately the M5 looses the radio and USB Host features, allegedly...
     
  4. extremelydodgy

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    I'd say the X5 is what you're looking for. It seems to do everything you want. I did expect it to be a major leap over the M3 in terms of what it did as a music player since it's been a year since the M3's release, but unfortunately not. That and the fact that the screen isn't good enough for video are the only major gripes I have with the X5.
     
  5. Steven

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    I want the X5 but its too expensive at the moment. Don't care about poor screen; I'm getting a PSP. Nice info on this blog

    http://phonephile.blogspot.com/
     
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    I'm very happy with the X5L. Folder browsing, no silly DRM, USB OTG, long battery life and best of all an amazing sound.

    Bit pricey, but worth it.
     

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