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IAudio G3 vs IRiver IFP

by res_hl / January 30, 2006 4:30 AM PST

Hello everybody Wink
I'm considering buyin my first mp3 player.
After reading alot in reviews.
I decided to buy one of the following:
N1. IRiver IFP790\IFP890 256MB
N2. IRiver IFP795\IFP895 512MB (cost 50% more than N1)
N3. IAudio G3 512MB (cost 50% more than N1)
This **** ain't so cheap in my country.
Now, I Would prefer to buy N1 as it's much cheaper
But I Ain't sure if 60 Songs would be enough for me.
On other hand, Will 60 more songs jusitfy 50% more?
And If after all I'll take 512mb.
Which is better to select N2 or N3 ?
N2 of what i've heard is very big and doesnt fit
in the pocket and doesnt support much playlists.
while N3 is smaller in 30%, and has playlists
but doesnt have comfort headphones,
and it's radio isnt good as N2.
Also not sure which of them is better
with bass, I like strong bass.
Also which more reliable to last for long.

Would appreciate ur suggestions Wink

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(NT) (NT) anyone??
by res_hl / January 30, 2006 10:29 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Hello?!? Does anybody see this message??
by res_hl / January 31, 2006 3:16 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) hrm :P
by res_hl / January 31, 2006 2:48 PM PST
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by tom_2727 / February 1, 2006 11:29 AM PST

Don't know what to tell you. I have a G3, but I don't have a Iriver. I can't say how they compare.

I replaced the G3's headphones because I didn't like their feel, but I've heard others say they're fine. They are designed to use with an armband, so one side is shorter.

Bass seems fine to me, but you may want more power and better headphones to get really good bass. The U3 model has more power.

I've had my G3 for 6 months with no troubles.

By the way, the G3 comes in 256K too. Cowon is selling it for $99 with 2 free rechargeable batteries and a charger.

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by alext / February 2, 2006 2:45 AM PST
In reply to: well....

I own an iFp-895 and have just upgraded to an iAudio U3.

The U3 has awesome sound, by far the best I've heard, but it is MUCH more expensive. All the same it is a great piece of kit and I would recommend it to anyone.

Listening to favourite albums in lossless FLAC format on good headphones was a revelation.

I have also heard the older iAudio U2, though not the G3. I would say the U2 has slightly better sound than the iFp. I would guess the G3 has the same sound as the U2, just a different form factor.

Still, both companies are known for excellent sound quality and you won't go wrong with either.

For really thumping bass you will need to replace the supplied headphones too.

I would think 512Mb is a good amount of memory for a budget player. This is what I had for a couple of years and it was about right for me. I wouldn't go for anything lower, particularly with the tendency to use higher bit rates these days.

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hmm thx but
by res_hl / February 2, 2006 7:09 AM PST
In reply to: iAudio

What about the radio, recording
and the comfort of headphones
compared to Iriver?
So final word u say G3 is better?
or if I take IFP I wont mistake either?

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by alext / February 2, 2006 8:37 AM PST
In reply to: hmm thx but

Both are good makes.

iAudio are generally known to have the best audio quality across the range.

iRiver are thought to have better sound recording. I have used my iRiver to record a few comedy gigs and the quality is excellent. I have never used iAudio for recording.

The radio on both is ok, but not great. The reception depends on the area you are in.

I have no idea about the bundled headphones with either. I never use them.

I have never used the G3, but that's the one I would probably go for

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