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Need opinions

by JaneQ / January 24, 2006 2:59 AM PST

I am wanting to buy an mp3 player and have narrowed it down to 3 choices I need some opinions on these ones.

Ipod Nano 2 gb
Creative Zen Micro 6 gb
Sony 1GB MP3 Network Walkman Player (NW-E107S)

The Nano and the Zen Micro are the same price(but Micro has 6 gb hard drive) and the Sony is a little cheaper but holds more(695 songs vs 500) than the nano. But the Nano looks easier to use. This will also be my first mp3 player. Which one should I get??
Help please!!!!!!!

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Either just not sony
by Glorybox3737 / January 24, 2006 3:16 AM PST
In reply to: Need opinions

Out of them all I'd say ditch the micro and the sony. The 8gb micro photo would be better than the 6gb micro. With the micro photos you get a color screen and 2 more gbs for around the same price. Sony makes you convert your music to thier proprietary format. Plus sony is just a shady company that doesn't make the best products to begin with.

So now between the 2gb nano and the 8gb micro photo that all boils down to preferance. Do you workout, cause a flash player (nano) is best for that. Do you need to carry around many songs cause the micro photo is better for that. Also if you need fm radio or recording the micro photo is of course better for that. The nano is the easiest out of the 3 but unless you exercise then the better choice would be the 8gb micro photo.

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zen micro 6gb or nano
by JaneQ / January 24, 2006 4:55 AM PST
In reply to: Either just not sony

OK Sony is out! I don't like the converting the mp3s.

The 8gb Micro Photo is far more than I'm willing to spend but the 6gb Micro or the Nano is ok for price. I would like a lot of songs(3,000 is nice!!!) but it's not absolutely necessary. I would probably take it when out walking and riding on the bus.

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Then Micro
by Glorybox3737 / January 24, 2006 5:05 AM PST
In reply to: zen micro 6gb or nano

Because it holds more go with the micro. There is more of a learning curve with the micro than the nano and the software isn't as great as iTunes but it's not that hard.

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by JaneQ / January 24, 2006 5:46 AM PST
In reply to: Then Micro

I think I might go for the Micro as I have 300-400 cds I'd want to put on there. 3,000 songs vs. 500....hmmmmmm lol.

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Great Choice!
by Glorybox3737 / January 24, 2006 6:15 AM PST
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have fun with your player Happy

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more about the Zen Micro
by nklein-209599638161026883 / January 24, 2006 10:39 AM PST
In reply to: Then Micro

Actually, The software and player are both easy to use. I have now owned the 5 GB. Micro for over a year now. Critics say that the touchpad is too sensitive, but they don't tell you that you can adjust the sensitivity to your liking. The volume control is not difficult to deal with either, I don't know why they say that it is. Also, it has a built-in Mic and FM tuner, which the Ipod Nano does not have.

Don't worry, you will be glad you got it. Wink

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I have experience w/ all three!
by gtchris19 / January 25, 2006 2:05 AM PST

I bought the Sony for my wife and she loves it. Now the reason I bought the Sony specifically is that I already owned the 20 gig Sony (HD5) and didn't want to deal with another brand of player and it's software on the same computer. It works great for her, but at the sametime I wouldn't exactly recommend it for you.

With that said, I have a friend who owns a Nano and I must say I was very impressed with it across the board, but it sounds like for your price point and storage needs, it's not a perfect choice either.

Now the Zen Micro is a great option for you. With Windows Media Player 10 you can set up a simple drag and drop option on your computer that allows you to use very little software what so ever. It's pretty fast and as easy as copying and pasting. I think you'll be very impressed with the micro. I purchased one for my brother in law and helped him get it all set up. I was very impressed with how easy it was to use. And the sound on it is great too.

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by artgoi / January 24, 2006 6:54 AM PST
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the sony doesnt hold more than the other ones......
it has less capacity how could it!
what sony does do is show an amount of songs the player would be able to store at 64kbps, which is really low. normally songs are at 128kbps. files are nearly half the size with 64 kbps! so sony is playing with you. its all marketing.

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