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I want to purchase an mp3 player but there are so many

choices out there. I spend allot of time on my pc since my work is on my pc. I listen to yahoo music allot. I like to watch the videos.Anyhow, I was looking at the mp3 they recommend. The creative zen vision:m looks good. Okay, so here's why I want the mp3 player: I want to start going to the gym or atleast start walking. I want to get an mp3 that I can strap on my arm or place in my pocket or something. Yahoo seems to be the least expensive subscription service. I use to download songs from peer to peer websites to my pc but that scares me now. So, any thoughts on what I should look for? Yahoo gives glowing reviews for creative zen m and even directs you to a website that says cnet gives it raves. But when I went to cnet on my own, I couldn't find the same info. Ugh, this is so frustrating and confusing. If i'm going to spend that much money on something I want it to be worth it. Help

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Here's the Creative Zen Vision:M review on CNET

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It got an Editor's Choice.


But, do you really need to have a that large of a player? And are you really going to watch videos on such a tiny screen? Sure, you can use a hard-drive based player at the gym or while walking. And you can strap it to your arm.

Have you considered a flash-based player? They're a lot smaller and because they're flash-based, no moving parts. And they come in capacities upto 8GB.

Some examples (these support subscriptions, so no iPod):
Creative Zen V Plus:

Sandisk Sansa e200 series:

If you don't care to view photos and videos, the Creative Zen Nano Plus:

I don't own any of these players, so I can't tell you from personal experience how these players sound. And I'm not an audiophile either.
I own several iPods - 30GB video and 4GB pink Nano, among others. I use the smaller and lighter Nano more often than the Video, especially when I work out.

I just wanted to give you something to think about. I hope I didn't confuse you any further.

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My suggestion..

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Well I have a Creative Zen Vision M.. I love it and consider it as the best out there.. The video quality is stunning matching the HD specs... And the audio is also terrific.. Well but seeing your requirements i too think you must go with a flash-based player.. Buy a player that fulfills your needs.. I dont take my zen to a Gym.. I travel in trains and my zen has become my best friend to kill time.. My journeys seem to be shorter now.. And i also wanted a video player so the best choice was ZVM.. But your need seems to be different.. If you wasnt a player for your work outs and songs then the best choice is a lighter and smaller player.. I would recommend the Sansa e series... It comes in 2, 4, and 8 GB.. Playes very good music, Subscription audio, photos and videos.. Its light, small and would serve the purpose very well. The ipod nano is also a very good option.. The Zen V-plus series is also a very good option.. See the reviews and make a short research on them and more importantly sort out you priorities.. See whats your top priority and select a player accordingly..

But if your are really passionate about gadgets and fell in love with the Vsion M then go for it and i'll can suggest a way out.. you can also get the Sansa C series players for real cheap.. use that during work outs..

Have fun and good luck with your shopping..

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Sounds like you need a flash player vs. a hard drive type

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How many songs would you like to hold, and how much do you want to spend?

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