Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by benjaminuk, Aug 11, 2009.
As anyone got any cheap Ipods for sale?
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I know it's off-topic, but ave you been to the same school as Perks?
I think Dyl means Ian Perks but I'm not sure...
A quick Google revealed this site - which appears to be a specialist - but I'd tread carefully because I don't know how genuine it is. http://www.tunecycle.com/
Thanks... I will tread carefully
Does it have to be an ipod? The reason I ask is that the ipod is a pretty expensive tool at the best of times and you might find a different machine does what you want for less money. I use a Sony MP3 Walkman and have been delighted with it since I bought it two years ago.
If it HAS to be an ipod, you might find ebay worth a look or if you want new, try a few price comparison sites. I was amazed when I went to Tesco the other day - they had the ipod Nano down to quite a reasonable price.
You can get 160gig classic for £170, or if that's too big a 2gig nano for about £90.
Stage 2 stores are very good for cheapness!
I have a Samsung 8GB MP3 player which does Videos, bluetooth etc, has a touch screen and has never let me down. I would look elsewhere unless you are fashion conscious.
Ive got a Sony Walkman NWZ-A818, 8gb, does video/mp3/pictures, don't need to use any special software to get your music on it, works really quickly because it uses flash memory not a Hard Drive like the iPod. Very light weight it only weights 20grams ish.
iPods are big and clumsy in my opinion and the batterys are not that great, the detirorate really fast from my own experiance and what i have heard from others. Plus it only cost £45quid all-in from play.com, which is a good place to look because you dont pay full VAT, because they are in Jersey
iPods started moving away from spinning disk to flash memory about six years ago with the release of the first generation nano (shuffle even before that). There is now only one model, the classic, that uses a hard drive. The iPod, in all its forms, is still the daddy. Every tech reviewer comes to the same conclusion. No other manufacturer has come close to matching it yet. I'll admit that some are getting closer but Apple are still out in front. About the only area where the competitors hold a clear advantage is price but then I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for.
The creative x-fi player is also a very good player (my girlfriend has one) the audio quality is absolutly fantastic, much better than the iPod video i used to have.
I thought apple still used spinning discs in the players, if they use flash now, they make a hideous noise inside the casing. A high pitch whiney noise, that i would automatically associate with a HDD, but i work with them all day so it might be a noise in my head hahaha.
best place to look and compare lots of different players is www.advancedmp3players.co.uk
But in the end it just comes down to personal preferance, they all play music and aslong as you pay more than a few quid you will get a decent piece of equipment
Find a second hand iRiver H320 or H340 on eBay. Add Rockbox to it and you have a fine 20 or 40gig player. If you really want to be adventurous, take the hard disk out and add 32 (or 64 if you can find one) Gb flash through an adapter.
As has been said about the Sony's, easy file transfer (looks like a disk!) but has the added advantage of being able to record stereo MP3's directly from microphone or line in.
Batteries are relatively simple to replace and widely available - instructions and general discussion at misticriver
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