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budget £200, would like 25GB minimum of memory
what should i get???
is it possible to have and use an ipod without having to have iTunes faffing with my PC too much? i'm fine having it there as long as it doesn't interfere with the music player i prefer to use (WMP - don't laugh, i like it and i don't know why).
what colours do ipod classics come in?
all the cool kids i.e. me, get the black one...which is actually more like grey
but I'm not sure how good it is. iTunes is gash, but you can use Winamp instead which is fine.
you guys are serious? if i get an ipod i have to put up with itunes unbearable shitstorm all over my computer?
any other options?
WTF do you play music with if you hate WinAmp and iTunes?
Why do you hate WinAmp?
winamp makes me want to smash things. i don't know why but it does (although it doesn't help that it's made by aol and i hate aol)
i don't like iTunes because i don't
i like windows media player because i do. i know it's not very good, but i still like it.
what sort of sony? i'm hesitant with sony because i had one a few years back and it died after 5 months then in an utter dickmove they started bellyaching about me having voided the warranty or something (i can't even remember how), so at the time i swore never to buy anything sony again cause i'm like that
I just know they allow you to just do drag and drop of MP3s like my old iRiver does.
I use WMP; I have an iPod; neither of those things interferes with the other.
- No more than £60
- At least 4gb
- Not made by Apple
- Preferably uses a 'drag and drop' system
Best music player I've bought since my old Creative Zen M hit the dust. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sandisk-Sansa-Clip-Player-Radio/dp/B001GCTR3C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1250343906&sr=8-1
It comes with 40GB of memory and you get a cool phone out of the deal too.
don't ask why, it's just a personal preference
what does everyone reckon to Creative? my last mp3 player was a Creative one, and it was good, although a little...fragile. what's the latest 'gen' like?
and it was excellent. Worked perfectly for about 3 years. the only reason i chose an ipod over a new creative is that the ipod seemed better value and there are much much more accessories and support for it.
Why does everyone hate itunes?
I personally don't like that you can't drag and drop onto an iPod.
You should be able to do that and then run something on it to add new tunes to the database.
doing this is the only time i ever open itunes
so if you don't use itunes yet use an ipod, what do you use?
p.s. don't say winamp
but when i got my ipod i had to convert all my music from wma to mp3, so now i have a wma library and an mp3 library (maybe a bit silly i know, considering the space it takes up). So if i really want to i can still use windows media player.
The file window opens and you just drag the MP3s over however you like them.
That's drag and drop. No need for an application to get in your motherfucking way. It's how computing should be.
dis: *shrug* idk
brusma: fickle get with too many caveats to buy something.
You've just so many ifs and buts that you're limiting your choice severely and you know it.
apple - i still want to know if it's going to dick about with my use of windows media player...no-one has really answered
get a phone - no
sony - have been unreliable before, again, no-one's really suggested any types
i'm sure there is shitloads of choice. i, however, don't have a clue where to start which is why i've come asking for advice.
don't know why i bother to ask for advice here on something i'd have thought disers'd be reasonably knowledgeable about
itunes doesn't interfere with any media players I have here in work. The main prob is that you can't drag and drop straight onto it from mp3s that are sitting on the desk top (at least not with the touch, but I've heard that it might be possible with others). So the only time I have itunes open is when I'm copying over new songs from a library of mp3s to sync onto the ipod.
at least, that was the case last year when i had to replace my old creative zen. you have to use itunes but the only time i use it is to update it, plus you can set it up to scrobble to your last fm.
to be honest though the ipod is the best player i've ever had. miles ahead of the creative it replaced: thinner, nicer interface, far better battery life. itunes is annoying but it's a minor drag since they're such great players.
it doesn't mess around with my use of winamp, but then i've maintained the same file directories as i had before i had an ipod and i don't use it to encode anything either.
there's a creative 32gb on the market for <£200, but for some reason i don't like the look of it.
if only there were a way to have my cake and eat it
but in retrospect it wasn't so good. i had to charge it EVERY DAY and it was about three times as thick as my ipod.
i hated the idea of getting one as well but it really is a good piece of kit.
which seems to do the job OK. Tiny little filly...very durable... well under £200.
Haven't relly looked for a new one for a couple of years so can't recommend any new products
If I mounted tracks and a gun turret I could use it as a tank.
Then I got a Sony one. It was good but the software was cack, and it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SLOW
Then I bought an iPod. It made me feel like a Have instead of a have not. And I've been incredibly impressed by it. It's approaching two years old.
I don't get the palaver about itunes. What the hell are you all doing with it? I open it, select music, press play
150gb monster that has lots of glittery extras that are only available in the US? I seem to remember reading about such a beast.
I am going to have replace my beautiful brick: Creative Zen 20gb at some point, if only because the software is obsolete and not available anywhere apart from the laptop that was stolen from me 6 months ago. Weep.
Can't anyone other than Apple make a 120GB player for under £200?
Why is Apple, the market leader, still the best value for money?
And why do the likes of Sony and other established electronics names just counter with products that are; less attractive, with lower capacity and features for more money?
I DON'T GET IT!
Incidentally i've got a 8GB Creative Mosaic, feels dead flimsy but it holds up pretty well and the battery life is quite good IMO. £50-£65 this'll be. Drag and drop, no fuss.
are the lowest selling ipods I think. The Majority of people don't want really large storage. Which is strange really, what with the illegal downloding meaning people can get huge amounts of music, plus lossless formats becoming more popular.
There's a good reason for everyone else owning one.
then invest the extra money you'd save NOT buying an iPod in getting a huge SD card. Shove that into the View, and you have a formidible beast. I love Sansa so much.
Completely drag and drop, no need for itunes, and massive support from the community with patches that actually add things to your player rather than just close it off (like Apple tend to do).
It's seems ideal (for me, anyway). 16gb isn't loads but it's plenty when you think about it (I add stuff to it every week or so, and delete the stuff I'm no longer listening to - keeps it fresh).
I use mine with the Sennheiser CX300II earphones and the sound is superb, especially the bass. The player also has a comprehensive graphic equaliser that you can experiment with to your heart's content.
It's a good looker and very small. The screen quality is good and you can watch videos if that's how you choose to live your life. Battery life also seems quite long.
The software is a great improvement over previous Sony Mp3 players. Fully drag-and-drop, very simple. Can be a little slow though if you're transferring loads in one go.
All for less than a hundred quid.