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What MP3 Should I Get (under $200)

by HoopsJunky21 / April 3, 2008 7:04 AM PDT

What MP3 player should I get? I can only get one for under $200. Please dont suggest an ipod because I have a 2nd gen nano but I HATE iTunes so unless theres a way to get around iTunes (if there is tell me how) then dont suggest an ipod. Thanks.

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Forgot to say
by HoopsJunky21 / April 3, 2008 7:11 AM PDT

Oops I forgot to say it would be nice if it could play videos.

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well you gotta be more specific
by JonTitor / April 3, 2008 9:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Forgot to say

the Archos 404 is a PMP so if you want videos that would be nice 30GB for $150
if you want something smaller in flash there's the ZEN and Sansa View

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by HoopsJunky21 / April 3, 2008 10:12 AM PDT

Sorry. I want music and video. I was thinking of a Zune but does the Zune have a system like iTunes?

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by ktreb / April 3, 2008 11:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Zune

It has a closed system like iPod/iTunes. However, the first generation was hackable so you didn't need to use the software. I imagine the second generation should be hackable as well.

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Creative Zen
by pierrebrisson / April 3, 2008 8:45 PM PDT

I recently purchased a 16gb Creative Zen. Fabulous; very user friendly; comes with it's own software which I find very good for music transfer; playlists and general track management. Manufacturer and many online retailers sell for $200. I bought mine (slightly used) on E-Bay for $150 + ship. I did well and am very happy with my purchase.

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by HoopsJunky21 / April 3, 2008 10:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Creative Zen

Thanks guys. Im not much of a hacker though <_<. Does the Zen play video?

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Zen is awesome.
by megamannt92 / April 4, 2008 9:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

Yeah most Creative Zens over 100$ play video. I have an old(no video) 20GB Creative Zen Touch(got it off refurb 50$ looks new!). It works like charm and you don't have to use ITunes.

If you want video...Get this:

4GB is 99$, 8GB is 150$ and 16GB is 200$. It also has a SD card slot for even more storage.

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E100 is not bad!
by MiniCooperSupercharge / April 9, 2008 6:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Zen is awesome.
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by P.R.IDE / April 11, 2008 6:26 AM PDT

You hate itunes? How is that even possible? Itunes is awesome!

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Look at iAudio/Cowon
by Craig Kirkwood / April 12, 2008 11:12 AM PDT

Check out the iAudio MP3/video players (also check under Cowon). Many users claim they are the most accurate for music. I have had an iAudio 5 for years (only 2G) and recently upgraded to Sansa e280(?), but turned around and sold it for an iAudio 7 (8G - 16G available). All players have great sound; some models have great video - they were among the highest rated in CR as well. Prices have dropped, too.

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