By the time my CD player is worn out and I buy an MP3 player, I'm certainly not getting an iPod. There's much higher quality players out there but iPod is just so damn popular it sells more. Apple has a good advertising campaign. O_o
Niteangel, your grammar is obscene, but I still love your art. Ipod's have a battery life of 12 hours and change the encoding of the song when uploading them. Adding to the fact that I can't drop five bills on an MP3 player to look cool, I use an MD player which makes a low quality 64 kps song sound like 96 kps atleast, and has a battery life of 50 hours.
im different from u guys i bought a creative micro zen... why?
• because my money wasnt enought to buy an iPod
• because my money could get only an iPod mini or Micro zen
• because micro zen is better than iPod mini...
• 1GB plus, bigger battery life, a little bit tiny, awsome quality and love the micro zen touch pad
Why would you ever want an Ipod? They are SO fucking expensive.
And when you download mp3s, you are not supporting your favorite artists. When i buy a kick ass cd, i like to know that i contributed to them as musicians. Sure they only get a few dollars out of the 10 or so you spend on the cd, but when you download an mp3 and put it on your ipod, they get a lot less than 10 cents per song. AND thats if you pay for the mp3. If not, they dont get jack shit.
not to sound like an ass or anything.....but those are just my views on the little apple-whored-devices
I'm not planning on getting an iPod (or any other MP3 player) anytime soon; right now I've got a sony D-NE10 Atrac3Plus Discman that works just fine. It plays regular CDs, MP3 CDs, and Atrac3 & Atrac3Plus CDs (the latter of which offers something like 30 full audio CDs of compressed audio data on one disc), so I'm happy with it. I'm planning on upgrading my headphones to some serious high-quality mofos when I find the money, but for now I'm using the earphones it came with. (Earphones -> in the ear, headphones -> on the ear)
The reason I dislike the idea of using MP3 players is the concept of using an MP3 compression format, or some proprietary format to the player that's lossy. All the sound on my external hard disk is in FLAC format, which is bit-for-bit identical to the original sound files as decompressed audio data, but the files are about 50% the size of the originals. As far as I know, none of the MP3 players on the market support the FLAC format, but if (correction: when) I get the capability to install foobar2000 (Google it) onto a player and use it to play my files, I'll probably get one.
i got an ipod shuffle the other day for £50 for the 512mb ... oh boy its sweet cheap and chearful good enough for me. any more is overkill in my opinion and a gay status item.. id rather have a portible harddrive with faster speeds.
Dude, I'm thinking of the Windows Portable Media Player (the one made by Creative). You can listen to both MP3 and WMA songs, plus you get to watch movies on it. I don't know much about the specifications, but it should be quite beasty... iPod looks good, but afterall it's not really Windows friendly. For example, the greatest drawback of iPod is that it doesn't play WMA tracks, which the reason is obvious. I mean, maybe someday Apple will release an iPod which will play movies as well, but for the moment I would avoid the iPod and go for something more advanced, unless you only want music.
How often do you need to watch movie, not to say the small screen, in Hong Kong where you can only have travelling time less than 1 hour?
iTunes converts the formats for you so why do you need to worry about WMA? At least you have many tools.
I don't really agree with people who want to watch movies on portable players. It is just stupid because, movies are for enjoyment and who would watch and walk at the same time? Or watch and pause repeatedly?
Well, I am a regular traveller so I wouldn't mind a bit of movie. Also you can watch them while you're in the toilet. It's all about lifestyle really, so I can understand why you wouldn't want a portable movie player; but for someone who travels a lot (especially at my school where we often travel at least an hour to get to other schools for a match) it would be a nice bonus. When flying to and fro Hong Kong I often have fight transfers, which I normally have to wait for 2 hours at least, which again is a good time for some movie. I mean, they don't need to be full-length movies - I quite like the idea of watching several episodes of the Simpsons or Futurama whilst travelling on a bus.
I know that iTunes can conver WMA to the AAC etc. but considering that most of my 1000+ tracks are recorded in WMA format it would take quite a while for the conversion.