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iRiver iFP 799 vs. Cowon iAudio 5

by sunnysky62 / May 25, 2005 6:41 AM PDT

I've been researching flash-based MP3 players for MONTHS, and I think I've got it narrowed down to the iRiver iFP 799 and the Cowon iAudio 5. Here are my needs:
--flash-based (use for running, the gym)
--around 1 GB
--ARMBAND!!!--at least available, if not included
--FM radio a plus
--supports playlists
--available around $150 or so

Can anyone make any recommendations between these two or any others out there? Thanks!

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Iriver V iAudio
by Amper / June 7, 2005 5:08 PM PDT

You can't really go wrong with either the iAudio or iRiver, but the 700 series is a little bit outdated now. Benefit is that the price is dropping - I saw the 1GB for about $290 at mp4store website. Don't know if the iAudio comes with an armband though.

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by l2ULEJJ / June 8, 2005 11:37 AM PDT

go with the iAudio...the iRiver feels so cheap

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