Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by computerdeals, May 31, 2003.
What in your opinion is the best mp3 player with storage at or above 5 gigs?
iPod, no doubt about it. There are 10GB, 15GB, and 30GB models available. Can't go wrong with any of them.
Yep, iPod > *. I almost wish I'd waited before buying my discman, since iPod prices are going down now and I could almost afford one this summer
What are you looking to spend?
Another vote for the iPod. But only if you have lots of money to spend.
My Creative Zen 30gb works just fine for my 20gigs of music heh.
Ive only tried ipod and its an excellent product.
However, i dont feel like buying one personally as it doesnt meet my bass requirements
So i have to stick with minidisc for now
Archos might have some Jukeboxes in the 5gb range (either 5 or 6gb). I had a 6gb one until it was stolen. Then got their 20gb FM recorder one. Its nice. There's even an open source OS available for for it which completely blown me away (its added 5 or so games, some eye candy that plays along with music, different nav layout, and you can customize EVERYTHING - font, screen display, sound quality, etc). I think I've ended up with one of the early versions - its a little flakey. I'm still very pleased with it though...
The open source OS is called RockBox in case anyone was wondering...
That 10 gig Archos one looks pretty cool... I might consider getting one of those at some point.
does anyone know when the next gen ipod is coming out?
the new ones were just released not to long ago.
so it has... I'm glad i waited just a bit longer for 40 gig version and it's cheaper than old 30 gig version too
The only thing I don't like about the Ipods is the price.. They are still a bit too steep for me.. I like them a lot though, they are small enough to put in your pocket say when your working out or just walking around..
minidisc player > *.mp3 player
If you ever out grow the 10gb drive, you can always swap in a new one (they're just off the shelf drives).
Here's a link to screen shots of RockBox:
I don't think I would ever have more than 10 gigs of MP3's, but maybe at some point... I still like the iPod a lot better though... Smaller, and definetely a greater cool factor.
The older Archos Jukeboxes didn't support USB v2. I know the Recorders do (the 20gb flavor - not sure if the Recorder comes in a 10gb or not). If you're computer is USB v2 friendly, I'd highly recommend it. The Jukebox can also be used as portable file storage - which can be handy now and then. If you have a recorder, then you can use the space to save your MP3 records to (not sure if you're looking at a recorder or just their regular JukeBox). I've been meaning to set mine up to record my math class to see how it does. Maybe I'll try it this week...