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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Yeah Richersounds have got them in for £250.

    http://www.richersounds.co.uk/index....l.php&p=301907

    However I reckon you could haggle them down quite easily. My mate got a £250 top spec DVD player for £70 from them yesterday.
    My brother used to work for RS. The IRiver is definitely the best of the two, in terms of funnctions and price. Unfortunately, the iPOD is inexplicably the market leader.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Yeah Richersounds have got them in for £250.

    http://www.richersounds.co.uk/index....l.php&p=301907

    However I reckon you could haggle them down quite easily. My mate got a £250 top spec DVD player for £70 from them yesterday.
    but that looks really ugly, the ipod looks so nice and slim
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    My brother used to work for RS. The IRiver is definitely the best of the two, in terms of funnctions and price. Unfortunately, the iPOD is inexplicably the market leader.
    Its a good shop aslongs as you're wise to the saleman's tricks you can get good bargains. I have out grown them for HIFI now but its still a good shop for home cinema stuff.

    I some times buy some of their open box stuff and sell it them on ebay, I made £30 profit last time.
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    Personaly I would never spend anything more than £100 on a portable but this will be better than any IPOD near the price

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/p...roduct_ID/1907

    Decent battery life and better sound quality. At a lot of shops you can't even get a 20GB ipod for that.
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    (Original post by clairestar87)
    for my birthday (30th Sep btw) i want an MP3 player, or some other gadgetty thing, and I was wondering should i go for an ipod mini (pink or blue )because they look cool and the ipod has rave reviews, or should i just go for another typre of MP3 player?
    Well i have been given this MP3 player and i ain't got a clue how to use it . I think that is what it is anyway. As for your question go for the ipod. I wanyt one of these and the amount of songs you can get on it is fantastic, but i can't afford one at the mo :mad:
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    Why buy ipod when you could have this:


    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06..._video_player/

    OOOoooooooohhh! (said in the same way as the aliens in Toy Story)
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Personaly I would never spend anything more than £100 on a portable but this will be better than any IPOD near the price

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/p...roduct_ID/1907

    Decent battery life and better sound quality. At a lot of shops you can't even get a 20GB ipod for that.
    now that looks much better.

    this is the one i've got.

    http://www.nomadworld.com/products/muvo_nx/ and i love it!
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    Why buy ipod when you could have this:


    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06..._video_player/

    OOOoooooooohhh! (said in the same way as the aliens in Toy Story)
    How much will they cost? I reckon the could easily sell them for £300 and still make a decent profit.
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    I would like to take this with me to spain but at at 6kg its a bit to heavy so it will have to stay at home

    http://www.lefflershifi.com/Library/...00_OSE_LEL.JPG

    So I have to make do with this for my music source

    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0...1.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

    I'll have 320mb storage on it so it won't be too bad, I just hope the battery's are better than the IPODs.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Yeah Richersounds have got them in for £250.

    http://www.richersounds.co.uk/index....l.php&p=301907

    However I reckon you could haggle them down quite easily. My mate got a £250 top spec DVD player for £70 from them yesterday.
    But they are not as small and compact as an ipod.
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    Well I went with a MD player a few years back and thats doing me fine. However if it were to break now I would probaly get a MP3 player just because you can keep everything in one place - for that I would be looking for a lot of storage capacity. I would expect that the prices are still coming down for them though so I'm going to wait untill my MD player does break (again - it could be fixed last time).

    BTW - how easily do MP3 players break? I'm not all that bothered about scratches.
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    i bought myself an ipod after christmas and i have to say it is the best thing i have ever bought myself - definitely well worth the price. i still keep saying that an ipod is like something you would say 'imagine if there was this tiny little device that held over 10,000 songs and had games on and everything' and then i look at my ipod and...tadaa there it is! i would definitely recommend them - go for the 20gb one - it is only 50 quid more expensive than the 10gb and has more than 50 quids worth of extra bits eg. port, carry case, in-line remote etc.

    ipod - definitely!
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    I've got the 40gb iriver, it's about 2mm deeper and exactly the same width and height as the 40gb ipod (yes the 40gb ipod is larger than the 20gb one ), and £100 cheaper. Also it records (line out, optical out, internal microphone, external microphone, to wav or to mp3), has an FM radio, and you just plug it in and it shows up as a USB hard disk, just drag and drop the songs on. Oh and the battery lasts twice as long as the iPod, from what I've heard.

    I admit the iPod looks a lot prettier, but it is only fractionally smaller, far more expensive, and nowhere near as functional.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Personaly I would never spend anything more than £100 on a portable but this will be better than any IPOD near the price

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/p...roduct_ID/1907

    Decent battery life and better sound quality. At a lot of shops you can't even get a 20GB ipod for that.
    you can get a 20gb ipod for £250

    i'd be more tempted by http://www.dabs.com/uk/shopbybrand/c...quicklinx=30T5
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    (Original post by Dickie)
    you can get a 20gb ipod for £250

    i'd be more tempted by http://www.dabs.com/uk/shopbybrand/c...quicklinx=30T5
    to be honest, every mp3 player apart from ipod and 2 other minor models, looks crap, and seeing as the ipod does play music at sufficient quality whats the big deal between buying an ipod and a different mp3 player.

    most people talk about quality and quantity of music, but the vast majority of people (approx. 95%) dont have more than 5000mp3s and even if they do, theyre not going to listen to all those mp3s in one go. as well as this whats the big deal with getting a wide variety of formats, i thought that most songs were available on mp3 and these songs sound crystal clear.

    i dont have an ipod, so im neutral, but still think that its going to be some time before another player is released that is clearly a league above the ipod or its mini. until that happens most people wont really listen to statistics and will just buy it based on overall popularity
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    (Original post by Chubb)
    Well I went with a MD player a few years back and thats doing me fine. However if it were to break now I would probaly get a MP3 player just because you can keep everything in one place - for that I would be looking for a lot of storage capacity. I would expect that the prices are still coming down for them though so I'm going to wait untill my MD player does break (again - it could be fixed last time).

    BTW - how easily do MP3 players break? I'm not all that bothered about scratches.
    MP3 players have no removable parts if they are solid state. However the hard drive driven ones I would guess may have a short live, hard drives don't like to be moved around or banged a lot. Even with a lot of protection the hard drives could fail after a couple of years

    Also why would want to store 10,000 songs is beyond me. If I had that kind of storage I would just use 320kbps data rate then it will be almost CD quality.

    I much prefer quality to quantity.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    MP3 players have no removable parts if they are solid state. However the hard drive driven ones I would guess may have a short live, hard drives don't like to be moved around or banged a lot. Even with a lot of protection the hard drives could fail after a couple of years

    Also why would want to store 10,000 songs is beyond me. If I had that kind of storage I would just use 320kbps data rate then it will be almost CD quality.

    I much prefer quality to quantity.
    320kbps it pointless unless you have magic ears (and high quality headphones, even then the output on the device won't be good enough to do the headphones justice anyway)! 192vbr/mpc/ogg is plenty! And more people have 10,000+ songs than you think.
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    (Original post by Gimp)
    320kbps it pointless unless you have magic ears (and high quality headphones, even then the output on the device won't be good enough to do the headphones justice anyway)! 192vbr/mpc/ogg is plenty! And more people have 10,000+ songs than you think.
    I do have very high quality headphones, they are £70 philips ones but many people compare them £200 Senhieser HD600's. However I use some crappy £20 senhesier ones for my portables. I do all my rips at 192kbps at the moment and its noticably better than the 128kbps rate.

    There is no way they sound as good as my CD player though, my CD player sounds natural where as MP3 just sounds a tad synthesised. I wouldn't really expect it to sound as good though.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I do have very high quality headphones, they are £70 philips ones but many people compare them £200 Senhieser HD600's. However I use some crappy £20 senhesier ones for my portables. I do all my rips at 192kbps at the moment and its noticably better than the 128kbps rate.

    There is no way they sound as good as my CD player though, my CD player sounds natural where as MP3 just sounds a tad synthesised. I wouldn't really expect it to sound as good though.
    Yeah, but 320kbps mp3s are just a waste of space
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    If (and that if is increasingly becoming a "when" due to unforseen improvements in finances) I got an iPod, what would be the best earphones (must be earphones - dont want to be a neon light for muggers!) to buy for them? I've heard that the pair that come with the iPod are tripe, but pre-supplied ones nearly always are.
 
 
 
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