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What's the Best MP3 for listening & transfering tapes & CDs?

by Jeffrey / October 30, 2004 1:18 PM PDT


I love music but mostly listen to Audio Books and selfhelp-type CDs.

What's the Best "Overall" MP3 player for listening to & transfering tapes & CDs?


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Re: What's the Best MP3 for listening & transfering tapes &
by Rotar-225 / October 30, 2004 7:00 PM PDT

Try the Sony CD Walkman D-NE900. You can shut it off and resume playing in the middle of a long mp3. You do have to burn the mp3s to CDs first. It can go up to 75 hrs on a charge with the battery and the backup combined.

I?m still looking for a flash mp3 player that won?t send me back to the beginning of a 45 minute file when it times out on pause and shuts off to save my battery.

There are some hard-drive based models out there I like but the propriety unremovable battery replacement will sting pretty hard when the battery retains less and less of a charge. I would buy an Ipod if that weren?t the case. Also when the charge runs out, I like to be able to pop in a fresh charged battery right away and keep listening.

The Cnet mp3 buyers guide link has some helpful info as well

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Re: What's the Best MP3 for listening & transfering tapes &
by Jeffrey / October 31, 2004 9:30 AM PST

Great, thank you!

Does anyone else have another option?

From what I read on CNET Reviews, it looks like the iRiver the best device for turning tapes (analog) into MP3s to listen to? Is there any MP3 player that is better for doing this??

Or, should I purchace something else to turn Audio-book tapes into MP3 CDs and them play them on a Sony CD Walkman D-NE900???

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Re: What's the Best MP3 for listening & transfering tapes &
by harrison73 / November 7, 2004 11:43 AM PST
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Re: What's the Best MP3 for listening & transfering tapes &
by Moe_Gain / November 18, 2004 4:05 AM PST

The iRiver H340 will record from 40-320kbps and is probably the best hard drive mp3 player/recorder on the market. Recording audio books and self help recordings, you probably will never go as high as 320kbps, but if you decide to record music it is there for you. It also has an excellent internal mic, and allows for direct file transfer, unlike the ipod(s)
Hope this helps.

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