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What's your ideal mp3 player?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by millsner, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. millsner

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    Hey everyone,

    I was arguing with some friends last night as to what makes the ideal mp3 player.

    If you could pinch the coolest bits from each of the current players on the market to create the ideal machine what would they be?

    What's the coolest feature of your player?

    Paul.
     
  2. dmpoole

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    All the players I've had have never gone loud enough for me. Obviously some MP3's are way louder than others and MP3 players in this country have EU volume regulations put on them. The best feature on my IPod Mini is the ability to bypass the volume and turn it up to number 11.

    I also like the ease of use.

    What I don't like is that the MP3's have to be tagged properly unlike my Archos which works like a PC hard drive and directories.
     
  3. extremelydodgy

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    I'd pick:

    - the player/playlisting features, dock and EQ of the Rio Karma
    - the storage upgradability, radio and long-duration high quality recording ability of the Creative JB3
    - combined with the recording/edit features of the Sony NH1
    - the size and looks of the Sony HD3
    - the iAudio M3 remote
    - the screen of the Sony VGF-AP1
    - the Outlook synchronisation ability of the Zen Micro
    - the built in voice recording and "faired-in" replaceable battery of the iRiver H10
    - the controls, the dual firewire/USB capability, the software, headphone amp, the line out feature and the sound quality of the iPod
     
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    for me it would be:

    looks of the hd3
    size of the hd3
    sound of the hd3
    battery life of the hd3

    software of the ipod
    clickwheel of the ipod

    price of the zen
     
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    The perfect personal audio device would be:

    Pre-loaded with every recording ever made and it updates itself with new recordings as they are released.

    The size of an aspirin; you swallow it and it attaches itself to your central nervous system and plays the sound direct into your head without any headphones.

    You select tracks by simply thinking about them.

    It sounds as good as standing in front of the band.

    It costs a fiver.
     
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    I think it should be a gift :)
     
  7. Stewtheking

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    Workings of the creative jukebox
    price of the creative jukebox
    looks of anything other than a bungalow :(
     
  8. lammy

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    ^^i gotta agree wit this guy!!!
     
  9. gerbilly

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    Looks of the i-pod mini
    size of the mini
    i-pod sound quality
    battery life of HD3

    software of the i-pod
    clickwheel of the i-pod

    60gb, also it should be able to be used as a phone and sell for 220 quid.
     
  10. Phil K

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    I have a Rio Nitrus - it does for now, but it has a pitiously small hd for what I want. The ideal player for me would have to have a 30+ hour battery life, a 40gb (30gb MINIMUM) hd, and MUST be able to store bookmarks as I am a user of audiobooks far more than music. So, as far as I can see the iAudio (Cowon) M5L 30gb and the Sony nw-hd5 come up to speed. And I am not at all sure the Sony bookmarks are proper "anywhere" bookmarks as I have been told it only marks the BEGINNING of the track - absolutely useless for an audiobook. But maybe they were wrong. Anyway - I'm hanging fiire waiting to see which measures up best before buying ! :hiya:
     

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