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Best small and light MP3 player

by astral83 / October 3, 2005 7:37 PM PDT


I am looking for MP3 player and would like to hear peoples opinions on what they think. I want something as small and light as possible - not too worried about huge storage - 1Gb will be fine for me I think.

Players I am considering:

Ipod Nano 2Gb (though am a bit worried about the screen cracking issue)

Creative Zen Nano 1Gb

Sony NW-E99 1Gb

Sony NWE407 1Gb

Thinking of a budget of around

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Screen Cracking Issue
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 4, 2005 12:15 AM PDT

has been fully dealt with by the Manufacturer. Seems there was an issue with one of the manufactures of the screens, the screens did not meet the design specs.
All Nano's with a flawed screen will be replaced by Apple, under the ONE year warranty. Check the warranty on the other players in your list
This is no longer a problem.
The iPod Shuffle @ 1Gb should also be a consideration but is still outside the price range. The iPod Shuffle @ 512Mb is inside the bracket.

All of the players on your list are outside of your stated price range.
The NW-E99 is a discontinued item

Your choice.


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i audio u2
by astral83 / October 4, 2005 7:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Screen Cracking Issue

Thanks for that - my price range isnt really fixed I will spend a bit more if the player is worth it.

Just seen another player that seems good the Iaudio U2 - bit expensive at

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sony or creative
by waihung / October 6, 2005 11:28 PM PDT

sony offers jaw-breaking playback time..70 HRS on a single AAA... while creative offers best audio quality.. sony does it job fine in audio quality.

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The best overall 1GB player
by williewonker / October 23, 2005 3:50 AM PDT

Check out the Xtatix Shooter at (www.xtatix.com). It has internal rechargeable battery, FM, it is one of the only players which records in uncompressed wav format, has line-in, comes with free wall charger.

I just came across this and think it's a cool player. It's one of the best players I found on the market and has built-in USB.

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(NT) (NT) Sandisk sansa or sansa m200
by damasta55r / October 23, 2005 3:53 AM PDT
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