April 23rd, 2002, 01:21 AM #1
MP3 Player (Hardware)? Which one Do I get?
I just thought since my computer is good enough to do anything I need it to I wouldnt spend anymore money on it for a while.
Since I started working again I am not at home as much as I would like to be so I figured I would invest into a GOOD Mp3 player.
I want something good not easily damaged(can take a few small bumps), atleast about 3 to 4 Gigs of space, easy to navigate, and hopfully fast connection to PC(USB2.0-they make Addin cards right? or Firewire?) I guess usb would be ok since I will only move the 3gigs I have now once.
Im not really wanting to get one of the CD/Mp3 player things, Just mp3 mosyly like mp3/harddrive.
I was looking at bit and thought the Jukebox 5000/6000 would work pretty well, Anyone have any thing to say about them?
I wish I could get a IPod but I dont have a mac and dont want the trouble of the software and problems that could occur.
April 23rd, 2002, 03:48 AM #2
Well the only 2 that I have had experience with are the Diamond Rio 600 and the Personal Jukebox (The 20 GB one)
Both have worked wonderfully as far as speed, batteries, interface, and quality are concerned. I have no complaints of either.
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April 23rd, 2002, 05:10 AM #3
April 23rd, 2002, 08:22 AM #4
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I always thought the Nomad Jukeboxes were pretty cool and most reviews of them I have read have been favourable, plus you can mod there harddrives by adding bigger laptop harddrives or if your not into that there are companys that will do it for you.
April 26th, 2002, 01:31 AM #5
Creative Labs was always the pioneer in MP3 players and still makes some of the best. I can even remember when it was only them and Diamond Rio (i think that was the name) on the market.
Now there are about 50 diff. models/companies......I'd check out CL.
April 26th, 2002, 01:46 AM #6
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I have the Rio800 128MB, which isn't what you're looking for, but the Rio's are pretty good. There's some transfer problem in XP though, which is pretty annoying.
Creative Labs is going to release a new Jukebox soon called the Jukebox 3. Basically a better Jukebox 2 with a better OS and display, as well as controls. It will have Firewire connectivity as well as USB1.1. Also the battery life is vastly improved. (Li-Ion batteries this time- and there are now 2 battery bays in the unit for a reported 22hrs play time, 11 per pack.) Oh yeah I heard it was like 1/3 smaller too. Check Tom's Hardware for the article that I saw.
As for the Ipod- I heard there was software that connected the IPod to windows machines and that it worked great. The Ipod is definately the smallest high capacity player of the bunch.
April 27th, 2002, 11:06 PM #7
Well I got that one I posted a link to above the 10Gb one, So far I like it, it sounds good. I got it for $209 because the box was open and bought the service plan(probaly wont need it but did anyway) The service plan made up the cost of what I saved but if just about anything that happens they will replace it.
April 27th, 2002, 11:45 PM #8
You can get a Creative Nomad Jukebox (6GB) for $150 from http://www.adamant.com
Its refurbished, basically it comes with everything a brand new one has except for the headphones and carrying case. I'm waiting for the Jukebox3 to come out-20 GB, IEEE-1394 and you can transfer files with it (acts as external harddrive). Its probably going to cost an arm and a leg, but I think its worth it.
<edit> oops you already got one.
April 28th, 2002, 12:21 AM #9
I have a Creative Nomad IIc, and while small in capacity(64MB, up to 192) it's quality is top notch so far, works great, good sound quality, and it feels solid. I use it when mountain biking offroad, so it can definately take bumps, no prob. I'd worry about a hard drive though, just because it's a hard drive, if it takes any major bumps anyway. but Creative is definately good(Unless you are one of those anti-creative people)FalcomPSX
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