[ Poll ] What type of mp3 player do you use?

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What type of mp3 player do you use?

Apple iPod Classic / iPod Nano / iPod Shuffle / other version of the iPod
2
20%
Apple iPod Touch / iPhone
1
10%
Microsoft Zune
0
No votes
Creative Zen
0
No votes
Another type of mp3 player (please specify)
6
60%
Mobile phone
1
10%
 
Total votes : 10

[ Poll ] What type of mp3 player do you use?

Postby battye » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:34 pm

I used to use a 30 gig iPod but I think the hard drive called it a day... now it refuses to turn on most of the time. That has since been replaced with an iPhone as my primary player, but I also have an ordinary mp3 player by Phillips as a handy backup.

You can pick multiple choices in this poll :)
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Re: [ Poll ] What type of mp3 player do you use?

Postby moongirl » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:12 pm

I have an 8GB iPod Nano...I use my phone for the radio :)
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Re: [ Poll ] What type of mp3 player do you use?

Postby John Riddler » Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:35 pm

i use.. <list>
ipod video 30gb ( 3 of)
ipod classic 80gb
ipod 1st gen 2ish gb (love my retro)
phone.. got to have good ringtones.. that are MP3's..
cheep s..tty mp3 player (many of them rainging from 32mb to 6gb)
and my digital cam.. xD yeah i know.. it has built in mp3 player..
</list>

not many..
oh and..
<rant> why have a iPod touch?? you get like no battery life and whats with the memory size?? cmon.. you can get a ipod classic thats like uber battery life and can hold like 80 gb.. if i were given a iPod touch i would stick it on ebay.. end. </rant>

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Re: [ Poll ] What type of mp3 player do you use?

Postby p2p-sharing-rules » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:32 pm

I got a cheap 1 gig mp3 player made by Coby.
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Re: [ Poll ] What type of mp3 player do you use?

Postby garmabeaneth » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:37 am

a 2gig RCA Lyra
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Re: [ Poll ] What type of mp3 player do you use?

Postby battye » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:20 am

John Riddler wrote:<rant> why have a iPod touch?? you get like no battery life and whats with the memory size?? cmon.. you can get a ipod classic thats like uber battery life and can hold like 80 gb.. if i were given a iPod touch i would stick it on ebay.. end. </rant>


Can't speak for Touch users, but I assume the iPhone is in most ways similar to the iPod Touch.

I've found the iPhone battery life to be quite comparable to the iPod Video. On the iPod Video I was getting maybe 10 hours for music only, whereas on the iPhone I've been getting around 10-11 hours including phone calls, SMS, internet and email and music. Considering the amount of time the screen is on and the size of the screen, this is quite good I think. This is not including standby time, which for me is normally about 24-48 hours (ie. time when the phone is not doing anything, but is still on and can receive phone calls and emails).

If you took the phone and anything internet related out of the equation, I'm sure you could get 15 or so hours of standard use. Probably in excess of 20 hours if you just left the music playing without touching the screen.

I am quite satisfied with the battery life. As an addition I bought an iPhone battery pack (see viewtopic.php?p=92861#p92861) in case I want to watch a few movies or something battery intensive on long flights.

Overall, the iPhone is the best device I have ever used for battery life. Especially considering what it does. A few years ago I used my laptop on Wi-Fi and got a whopping 20 minutes of battery life between full and empty, the iPhone is supposed to last 6 hours on Wi-Fi from full to empty (never tried this myself).

One of the key advantages of the iPhone is the cellular network data (ie. being able to use the internet over 3G networks). The iPod Touch doesn't have this, you're limited to using the internet in places that have Wi-Fi only, which removes that convenience factor the iPhone has. I still don't think I would go back to using an iPod Classic though, an iPod Touch or one of the new iPod Nano's seem better options for both usability and size. My iPhone is a 16GB model, of which my entire music library is only 3.65GB, so for me space is not an issue. And when it is at some point in the future, Apple will probably have released a new generation iPhone with 32/64GB storage.

I haven't even mentioned Apps yet. I don't have any on my iPhone (I'm contemplating putting a few on, but only if I can be satisfied that they are applications I will use very often) because I want to keep response time quick without filling it up with stuff I won't ever use. Some people swear by Apps though, something they can't use on an iPod Classic.
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Re: [ Poll ] What type of mp3 player do you use?

Postby ProgRocker » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:59 pm

I have a crappy, 1GB Sony player I rarely use. Requires me to convert to their proprietary ATRAC format and s/w is not the greatest. I bring it on airline flights, as it is compact. Received it as a gift a few years ago, so can't gripe about it too much.

I listen to music at work, and use a personal CD player that also plays mp3 discs. With 12 hours of tunes on a disc, I don't have to schlep a bunch of CDs around. I would use the CDROM drive in my PC at work, except that it's incredibly noisy with a disc spinning. Sounds like my PC is going to take off. :D

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Re: [ Poll ] What type of mp3 player do you use?

Postby tunebud » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:29 pm

I bought my Motorola Sliver [phone] when it first hit the market I have added memory it connects to my PC and I can download days of music on it as well as receive calls all in one unit,,,,,,, what would anyone else need to carry :roll:
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