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Post by Messy » 08-06-2006 11:51

Worst thing that happened to my iPod was my grandmother (accidentally?) throwing it in the washing machine.

And no, you don't need a docking thing or anything :o this stuff is expensive enough without it ;p

I have it plugged into my computer whenever I'm at home with the USB cord so I can play my music through iTunes, and I just take it out whenever I take it with me.

Anyway, if you're not going to be fussy about lossless etc., I have to admit the Zen is a great option..the iPod used to (seem to :D) be superiour from reviews etc., but since the Zen Xtra (which has been discontinued I guess) they've been kind of on the same line.
As I said, the only main difference I see here is lossless support, which could be 'easily' fixed if there were some new (third-party) firmware.


What I do suggest though, regardless of what you're buying: please buy new headphones.

Most people hardly know how music can sound because they're used to those shitty standard headphones you get with your audio-players.

Looking for suggestions on cheap but worthwile replacements, I found this page, which should be perfect for you:
http://www.headphone.com/guide/by-appli ... eadphones/

Seriously..I would worry more about that than about choosing between a Zen and an iPod :D

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Post by xiller8r » 08-06-2006 11:52

I have a zen and an ipod, aside from them looking different they sound exactly the same, its all down to personal preference in the end.

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Post by Isil » 08-06-2006 12:56

I'm going to send my Ipod back to Apple to get it fixed. Battery problem. Now all I want is a portable record player :)

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Post by The_One » 08-06-2006 15:12

The_One wrote: look into a Cowan iAudio X5.


Thanks for reading the thread Rens! xD

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Post by Messy » 08-06-2006 15:18

He was applauding your suggestion?

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Post by The_One » 08-06-2006 15:23

If you say so. :D

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Post by snackbar » 08-06-2006 17:03

would it be smarter for me if i still got a receiver, or am i better to get a docking thing (and can i plug my speakers i already have into that?)

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Post by Rens2Sea » 08-06-2006 17:19

The_One wrote: Thanks for reading the thread Rens! xD


cba thanks :D
Originally posted by The_One
Oh, and look into a Cowan iAudio X5. If not that, something with decent Rockbox support.


Rockbox is already out for the X5, still very early alpha, but it's there :o

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Post by Messy » 08-06-2006 17:40

alpha != decent support

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Post by snackbar » 08-06-2006 18:52

I'm gonna get this
and this

That way i can save a couple hundred $ and just hook my speakers directly into it.

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Post by The_One » 08-06-2006 21:27

Messy wrote: alpha != decent support


^What he said^

Sure it will play music (and doom - albeit with no sound) but the battery life is atrocious.

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Post by speedy » 08-06-2006 22:53

Chrispan wrote: i love my ipod nano

it fits into the strangest places
does it also vibrate?

it would be the perfect mp3 player :|

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Post by Messy » 09-06-2006 00:18

Congrats on making a choice snack :)
It would have probably took me another half a year or so ;)

..not sure about the whole docking-thing, but alright :rolleyes: whatever floats your err..Zen.

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Post by snackbar » 09-06-2006 00:21

yeah, thats a nix now.
It looks like i cant escape buying a receiver/amp after all..unless i wanna buy a whole nrew set of speakers, whichh i dont.
but i'll be getting the 30gb zen

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