MP3 Insider 150: Software squabbles, fitness fanaticism, and headphone hotness

Donald and Jasmine discuss whether it's worth it for first-gen iPod owners to update to the latest software. Also, Sony takes the time to address concerns about its supposedly fitness-friendly W-Series Walkman not being so friendly for those who sweat.

Donald and Jasmine discuss whether it's worth it for first-gen iPod owners to update to the latest software. Also, Sony takes the time to address concerns about its supposedly fitness-friendly W-Series Walkman not being so friendly for those who tend to sweat during workouts, and the hosts touch on yet another gadget aimed at active lifestyles: a wireless speaker that mounts onto the handles of a bike. Plus, JBL and Roxy team up to produce a series of headphones made specifically with surfer girls in mind, right down to the bright Cali colors. Finally, we address some listener e-mails and play at least one voicemail that we haven't all heard before.


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Episode 150

Is the original iPod Touch worth upgrading?

Sony W-Series Walkman not sweat-resistant?

CyFi Wireless bicycle speaker

Roxy headphones for surfer girls:

http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/roxy-reference-430-headphones/4505-7877_7-33683770.html

http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/roxy-reference-230-earphones/4505-7877_7-33686125.html

Choosing between headphone styles

----LISTENER E-MAILS & CALLS----

Have you any idea where the 32gb Samsung P3s are? I see 8 and 16gb models, usually out of stock, but nothing on the 32.

--Jeff

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

    Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.

     

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