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Advice on MP3/Ipod's

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Decided to buy myself one of these, but dont know to much about them so what is the difference between an Ipod and an mp3 player ??
How many songs can I put on say a 1Gb device ??

thanks.
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
an mp3 of an average length song (4-5 mins) with standard quality bitrate (128 kbps) will take around 4-6mb that means for 1gb you would expect around 175 songs
in terms of technology an ipod is not different from an mp3 player. perhaps quality
#2
are you after just music, or do you want video also?
do you want to store a lot of tracks- say 1000+ ?
does the player's look matter?
ease of use/operation?
add-ons? (docks & speakers)
#3
mp3 player is more like just for music, and on an ipod you can wathc videos, podcasts, view photos, play games, go on the internet lots of stuff, if you dont like ipod there are many other players like the ipod but better.
#4
just music.
#5
I've found that the iPod has better audio quality and has a lot better battery. Overall, I recommend an iPod over a normal mp3 player.

(iPods are mp3 players, but just known as 'iPods' as are ahead in this market)
#6
something portable for the train etc?, or small & inobtrusive for the gym?
#7
duhprest
I've found that the iPod has better audio quality and has a lot better battery. Overall, I recommend an iPod over a normal mp3 player.

(iPods are mp3 players, but just known as 'iPods' as are ahead in this market)


i have to disagree on that one with you, ipod sound quality is pretty poor and battery life is average. there jus popular because they look very stylish.
#8
sarbjeet_
i have to disagree on that one with you, ipod sound quality is pretty poor and battery life is average. there jus popular because they look very stylish.


We're talking abuot the new small squary iPods right? I believe they have very good crisp sound quality and good battery.
#9
Sony NWZ - A815 from argos for £20 about a month ago sounds way better than the shuffles & 2nd gen nanos imo.
#10
best bet is to decide how many songs you want on the device & hence storage size 1gb,2gb,4gb,8gb & 16gb for example have no moving parts, how much you want to pay, size/style of device and then check out the usual places: argos, comet, curries via HUKD of course
#11
thanks for all the advice, it has really helped.
As it would just be for music and occasional use
would this one be considered OK
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5135633/Trail/searchtext%3ESONY+MP3.htm
#12
Its a bit expensive imo
#13
Ranger... i Have a few mp3 players.. as i only want them for music.. as iv loads of cds, You,re best keep a eye out on this site, or Play.com, argos, dvd.co.uk, ebuyer...etc. ALL mine were in a deal.sale, etc.None are i pods. As dont need to buy music or downloads , etc. If you ask me, make sure you get a , DRAG AND DROP.. one makes it easy to put your music on, and off... Think about what size you like. and how many gb,s..?? On a 1GB , you get about 13 cds... 2GB about 26, etc........... For a larger type mp3, with screen etc, check out the philips in argos... even if you dont need the photos, vid, etc... this is a good one. easy to use. and see what you have on it + whats playing, etc. good batt life too...... OR for a smaller one the SONY 2GB, 103 type, argos have the black one on sale now.. BUT this is still expensive.. as play.com had them in the other week for £18. these are good to use, easy again + good batt life. ALL the mp3 players can also be charged from a wall home addaptor.. dont need the pc..ok... good luck mate. one last thing my creative stone plus, 2gb. as **** batt life, and to small .. ok, martyn
#14
If you can, get an iPod Touch.

Ive used a lot of MP3 players in the past, mostly non-apple mp3 players.

This one just is incredible.
#15
ipod are easier to use
#16
dcx_badass
That's what everyone who hasn't used one/can't afford one says. They have the best user interface of any mp3 player that's out and that can't be argued.


i own an ipod touch 8gb, use to have an ipod mini, ipod nano, second ipod nano, ipod photo so been through the lot, interface is impressive on the touch but i bought it to hear music and sound quality is not good at all i used to own and cowon player and if you hear the sound quality on that you will be amazed.
#17
the thing with ipods is that every one has them, and i like something different, but now that the ipod is the market leader they dont usually improve on sound quality as much and before never did on battery life after being heavily criticised, which they did then, now take the ipod nano as an example the first one they came out in black and white, the second one what was so amazing about them besides the design, and i think they tweaked the battery life not sure, same with the normal classic ipods but now ipod have done something new by introducing ipod touch but failed in the most important part which is the sound quality oh and thier stuff is very pricey compared to other players, i paid £200 for a ipod touch 8gb when it first came out now thats expensive.
#18
have a look at the creative mp3 players as well.

the sound quality is way better than any ipods and they are drag and drop so you don't have to use the ridiculous itunes.
#19
ants97
have a look at the creative mp3 players as well.

the sound quality is way better than any ipods and they are drag and drop so you don't have to use the ridiculous itunes.


Dragging and dropping is terrible imo.

I find it a lot easier to have it organised in one central program (iTunes, WinAmp, WMP etc). Syncing is then a lot easier, it is also then a lot easier to tidy up ID3 tags, add album art etc.
#20
matt3454
Dragging and dropping is terrible imo.

I find it a lot easier to have it organised in one central program (iTunes, WinAmp, WMP etc). Syncing is then a lot easier, it is also then a lot easier to tidy up ID3 tags, add album art etc.


spose its horses for courses etc. I use media player as well to sync my zen.

Hated using itunes trying to get stuff on my shuffle although at least it isn't as bad as the truly awful sony software.
#21
MATT3454. When i use the drag and drop way, i can still have the cd art work aswell... depends on which of my mp3 players im using.. not all the mp3 players use it.. which i dont mind.. as the price and sound are more important to me.

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