I'm in the market for an mp3 player and have been doing some rather arduous research on the topic. Initially I wanted something with a CF expansion slot (I have a few CF cards from my digi cam) but very few players on the market have that capability (most have either MMC or SD exansion slots).
For starters I need at least 256 MB built in flash memory, with room for expansion, but I don't want to go so far as buying a HDD based player.
1) Anyone have any suggestions?
I've looked at the MPIO FL100
2) Anyone have any experience with the aforementioned model?
10:25 pm, Wednesday, November 26, 2003 (9 years ago)
I'm not familiar with that particular model, but I have an MPIO DMK that I quite like. I think you'd be happy with the FL100. 256MB is enough for about 4 CDs, so if you feel that's acceptable I'd say it's a good choice. (My DMK has only 128MB but I use it when I go for walks and 2 CDs is plenty.)
i'd go HDD. i love my ipod, and recently there have been some excellent alternatives springing up - the dell one is actually pretty nice. dont bother with the chip based ones, once you can carry all your music with you you'll never go back.
Not only does it not happen to every iPod, but Apple now offers a battery replacement service for $100, instead of telling you to go buy a new iPod. If that's too expensive, you can also buy a battery and install it yourself for less than $50.
Dont you know? with a person with such a crappy name as myself, I am a cold and heartless bastard. I personaly fully support OGG, and the iPod does not, so no iPod for me. But the 3rd gen iPod has a pathetic battery life, comparative to everything else. Its like 6 hours from what I have read.
It's too bad that the iPod doesn't support OGG, but it does support AAC, which sounds many times better than MP3 at the same bitrates. AAC is also easier to decode, so your iPod's battery will last longer listening to them than to MP3s. QuickTime Pro will let you rip to this format.
It would be nice if Apple released a 1-2 GB iPod... There seems to be a market void in that particular range of memory. It's either 128, 256, or (rarely) 512 MBs of Flash Memory... or 10, 20, 30, 40+ GBs of HDD based memory. I've been thinking about this.. and I don't think it's worth spending $ 249.99 for a 256 MB mp3 player.
I already own an mp3-cd player, but it's really old, clunky, clumsy, and not built intuitively. I need something smaller and more compact. Today I discovered that Philips started selling mp3-cd players for 8 CM cds.
I just want to share my buying experience this week. I was looking for a really cool and light mp3 player and I found this site that it seems brand new and they have a product named Ovni or something like that. I decided to give them a try and order it., it was 47 dollars for 128 mb!. I received it and tried and I'm telling you., I will never change it., it so light! and the quality so good!. Here is the site if you are interested:
Honestly, if you have a suggestion about an mp3 player, start a new thread! It's alot easier than digging up a thread that's more than a year old in order to get your point across. I have no idea why some people would go through all that trouble when all they have to do is click on the 'post topic' link. It's not hard! It's been happening alot lately with this whole waking of the dead phase and it's getting on my nerves!
Exactly! Then we dont have to spend 15 minutes formulating out respone with year old posts because we didnt notice the date until someone pointed it out clear at the bottom of the thread DAMMIT TO HELL >_< when we could have just read the 1 or 2 fresh squeaky clean posts and been in and outta here in a few minutes..... Grrrrr... Cheers!
The Harddisk drives are very interesting. But seriously.. i would not buy one. 20, 30 or 40 GByte of music would make me crazy. Everytime i would sit here and make a new playlist i would cry because there won´t be an end. And if you go outside. Even on a long trip. Will you listen to 40GByte of music with one song of 10MByte? Do you know how long it takes to go through all the music? How many different albums do you hear a day?
As my stereo got broken and i thought about buying a new system i thought about taking a portable device instead and also use it as my stereo at home.
(Sometimes i wish it would like on the last picture..)
I am very happy this way. I always can take the good new music with me and listen to it carefully while i am waiting somewhere or travel with the train.. whatever.