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iPod alternative?
rayman82 
9/5/08 12:47:55 PM
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Hey guys,

Lost my iPod when I was on holiday last month. Need to get a portable music player again, but wondering if there's anything alternative to an iPod?

Open to suggestions

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Mutsakman1 
10/5/08 5:45:48 PM
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I think the iPod is the best, I don't think there is an alternative that tops the iPod in Usability, Sound Quality and initiative. I could be wrong though...

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mulder 
11/5/08 2:13:00 AM
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Irivers are very good , last time i heard they where number seller in Japan . So thats saying something

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Mutsakman1 
11/5/08 11:07:33 AM
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Actually yes. The Iriver are apparently better than iPods in terms of Soud Quality, but this is what a salesman told me. He said the iPod is just a figure-head and lots of technology.

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SquallStrife 
12/5/08 3:24:09 PM
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iPod is let down by inferior included earbuds and shitty 128kbps MP3 files which most plebs have.

My 5th gen iPod 60GB sounds fecking fantastic with lossless audio, and my Sennheiser headphones.

Iriver and Zen are very good in terms of audio, probably worth a look.

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Master_Scythe 
18/5/08 9:35:06 PM
Titan

Iriver X10 or X20 whateve it was

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MisterK 
19/5/08 9:37:35 AM
Champion

CoWon D2

Best audio quality PMP on the market

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Mademan 
24/5/08 10:15:20 PM
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I've heard of a lot of problems with Zens, then again I've heard of a lot of problems with iPods. That said I have no complaints about the ipod, especially given how much cheaper they are these days. I bought mine when it was $449 for the 30GB video :(

And to make matters worse, I lost mine this month on my holiday! Oh well, I hope whoever finds it likes Depeche Mode.


Edited by Mademan: 24/5/2008 10:17:15 PM

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Bob Hawke 
24/5/08 11:01:13 PM
Guru

+1 for CoWon.. all there shit is hot!

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garfield_fatcat134 
25/5/08 9:10:10 AM
Champion

meizu m6sl

Great player, tiny, plays videos and heaps of different audio formats.

I have one and so do a few of my friends

http://www.miniplayer.com.au/
(web site down atm, but check out the reviews)

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
25/5/08 11:39:06 AM
Titan

Wow, that Cowon iAudio D2 looks awesome. I might get one. :)

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TedJ 
27/5/08 4:38:53 PM
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I've had the Cowon D2 for about 13 months now and love it. Allows me to sneak a couple of episodes of Family Guy in each day during my commute.

Added bonus is the battery life. I recharge about once a week, with 7.5 hours of video and quite a few hours of music between topups. Music only will last literally weeks.

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Bob Hawke 
31/5/08 6:42:38 PM
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yes... Ipod's wanna be as tuff as a cowon.. and they play freeking everything!!! Ogg, flac. mp4 mpz mp69squared, midi, mod!!!! its just crazy :P

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MisterK 
2/6/08 1:12:48 AM
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Quote by Bob Hawke
yes... Ipod's wanna be as tuff as a cowon.. and they play freeking everything!!! Ogg, flac. mp4 mpz mp69squared, midi, mod!!!! its just crazy :P



There is a RockBox firmware being worked on as well

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Sparky 
20/6/08 6:34:59 PM
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Is the zune not very good - no one here has mentioned it yet. Not that I have one, I just use my phone.

just curious.

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GhostFaceKilla 
22/6/08 2:14:35 PM
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i am also curious as why more reference hasnt been given to Creative MP3 players? They arean exceptional product with great audio quality and far more options and audio/video codec support than anything offered by Apple.

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thesorehead 
16/7/08 5:30:30 PM
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I got myself a Creative Zen - the one with the 2.4" screen. If you want high-capacity, unfortunately iPod has the market sewn up (160GB!!). But if you want other features, there are better products.

Sound quality and neat audio features? iRiver
Great value video player with expandable memory? Creative

Never seen a Cowon player, so I have no idea. All I know for sure is I get about 7 or 8 hours of XviD video playback on my Zen, the included headphones were crap but no biggie there. The screen is fabulous and the interface intuitive. Nice and light and capable of accepting the largest of SDHC expansion cards.

4GB player cost me something like $150 about three months ago. I'm liking it so far - the only issue I have is how much my computer is working converting all my DVDs to XviD! :--]

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GhostFaceKilla 
24/7/08 8:06:31 PM
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Quote by Mutsakman1
I think the iPod is the best, I don't think there is an alternative that tops the iPod in Usability, Sound Quality and initiative. I could be wrong though...



yes you could . . . :-)

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lunchbox1988 
4/8/08 6:51:00 PM
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I am buying the 8GB Iriver E100 this week, looks good, will let you know how it runs after I get it.

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lunchbox1988 
8/8/08 8:11:47 AM
Guru

Got it today, sounds really good.

I am happy, and now have a superfluous ipod nano sitting around.

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