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Thinking of buying a Rio Carbon. Any views on it ?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Skip67, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Skip67

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    I only need an mp3 player for my holidays really. I will probably never use it during the week, and very rarely at other times. For this reason I'm considering the 5GB Rio Carbon. It seems to have garnered quite a few excellent reviews regarding sound quality and battery life. I was just curious if anybody on here had bought one.

    Appreciate that something along the lines of Sennheiser PX100s would be needed in order to maximise it's sound quality, but are they any other issues that I should be worried about ? From what I can gather the iPod Mini is a little case of style over substance ? Battery life does seem to be a bit of an issue with it, and it's also at least £30 more than the Rio on eBay. ( Rio Carbons are typically around £140 on there.)

    Cheers for your input.
     
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    MP3 firmware patch only appears to be available at a Texas sony centre
    cost $20 + postage to Texas. I don't think so.
     
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    The carbon is nice and supports WMA (without formatting) If you live in the UK, argos have the Sony HD1 on sale at 150. I sent mine to sony and for £15 they upgraded to HD3 firmware. So for approx the same price you could get a mp3 player with 4 times more capacity and s**t loads more battery!

    Ed

    ps if you did this def. do the voume hack that was SWEET
     
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    They don't have it anymore @ Argos, they sold out everywhere ages ago.
     
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    Thnak you Lord Percy, that was useful and it sort of confirms what I've read elsewhere.

    I'm not that interested in the Sony because I don't need 20GB for occasional usage. It also looks to be a little larger than the Rio (sorry if I'm wrong, it just looks like that) An it's more expensive than the Rio, which I've now found for £120 in the U.S. I'm not really a Sony fan either, apart from PS2.

    I know that last point is a bit weak but that's just how I am..... :D

    Cheers again for your input. An further comments willl be welcome.
     
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    Can you elaborate on this - volume hack for the HD1?
     

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