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~~~Best Mp3 Player~~~~

by dennda / May 3, 2006 7:57 AM PDT

I'm looking for a really good brand name mp3 player. here is a few requirements i must have.

1. Fm tuner (optional but it would be a plus)
2. Must have recharegable battery
3. must support Mp3(duh), but really WMA Protected and unprotected
4. I'm on a budget around $100.00-$125.00
7. ~~~~GREAT SOUNDING MP3~~~~~


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Buy Sandisk Sansa M200 series[the best]
by tonyaz / May 3, 2006 10:51 PM PDT
In reply to: ~~~Best Mp3 Player~~~~

Hey man,By a 2gb sandisk sansa M250 (slateblue color).
It has all the features which you require as well as 5-EQs.Don't by the european model.
It works on a aaa size battery.
Do not look for mp3s which are rechargeble because if you are on a long journey and your bettery finishes,you will always require a computer to recharge it.But if the mp3 uses battery,you can always change it!so you will have no problems with it.Furthermore you can allways buy rechargeble aaa size batteries which are better.
I think sansa should fit in your budget.Though you may think it is flimsy,made of cheap plastic but that makes it very light,anyway who bother that.
It has good sound quality.
Sandisk is one of the best mp3s around.
Plus more that this mp3 has got an excellent average user rating of 8.2/10 .
It is around 115$.

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Another Sandisk Product
by chastay / June 2, 2006 2:02 PM PDT
In reply to: ~~~Best Mp3 Player~~~~

The Sandisk M200 series is a great budget player with good features, but i recommend spending the extra 20 dollars for the Sandisk e250. It has all the features you want with a few extra perks such as video and photo viewing capabilities, a user replaceable lithium-ion battery, expandible memory (which i love), and its convenient scroll wheel. It is available at Bestbuy and Circuit City, but it will be more expensive. I don't know whether or not you are a fan of internet shopping but the best deal on the market for this player is at $140 from You may spend up to $170 at the other stores.

Hope this helped.

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watch the e50 series........
by jcjacque / June 2, 2006 2:26 PM PDT

just an fyi......i had two Sandisk e250 series as I am a big fan of Sandisk. However, a bad batch of these must have gone out. I got mine at Best Buy with a 30 day trial.....luckily! My first one blew out in two weeks and would hold my purchased music (kept saying to re-subscribe music), and my second one went in another two weeks with no screen and the scroll wheel light stayed on and would not go out. Took them both back and looking at a Creative product right now. Walmart has a 90 day trial period. Just words to try it within you return period so you don't get hosed!

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production malfunctions
by chastay / June 3, 2006 3:30 AM PDT

Those were supposed to be manufacturing glitches that were fixed a while back. I've read probably about 200 reviews of the Sansa e200 series and i have to say, an extremely high percentage of the people who experienced problems with the player bought them from large franchises like Best Buy, Circuit City, Target, etc. when the player first hit the market. Maybe these stores received the first models fresh off of assembly that still had some hardware glitches that have now been worked out. This is why i recommend ordering online from a reputable CNET merchant other than going to the big stores even though driving to the store is more convenient.

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