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Alternatives to an iPod?? Suggestions please!!

Best alternative to iPod

  • iRiver

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • Creative Zen

    Votes: 5 35.7%
  • Microsoft Zune

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Sony walkman

    Votes: 3 21.4%

  • Total voters
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Hi guys!!

I am anti iPod (please don't turn this thread into a forum to abuse me because of that :boxing:) and I want to get an MP3 player to hook up to the AUX port on the front of my upcomming VE sportwagon. It is a work car so obviously changing the head unit is NOT an option!

What I am looking for is an MP3 player that puts out a good quality sound :rockon:. Yes I know iPod's put out a good sound, but I will not buy one (long story :blah blah:) Anyhoo....

Anyone out there in JC land own or use an MP3 player that you think would suit?

EDIT: I have added a poll based on the 4 suggestions offered! Feel free to vote for your favourite! Hopefully this helps anyone else wondering the same thing as me!
 
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iRiver seem to make some half decent MP3 players.
Personally, i've tried iRivers, sony, mini disks, cheap chinese crap.. almost everything except an iPod becauase i too used to hate them. But everything else is complete rubbish imo.

But anywho, i thought iRiver made some half decent MP3 players..
 

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I'm interested in your anti ipod reasons. Don't want to start a shitstorm over it, but would like to know why. I use one because its the easiest to navigate, and i hate change.
 

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The Sony Walkmans are pretty good.

WALKMAN MP3 : Portable Audio : Sony Australia

I bought one for my wife a few years ago because she did not like the iPod Nano I got her. Anyway, I ended up using it more than her, I like it.

It's really all about Dollars and Sense... The Sense part being how it sounds to you!
 

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comparing anything to an ipod wont come close for usability etc.


but the sound that comes out all depends on the audio that you load onto your mp3 player.

i too thought ipod's were crap and i could get better. i bought a creative 20gb mp3 player. it was alright. as in it wasnt too hard to use etc. but it doesnt come close to the way apple have engineered the touch wheel and the software that goes on them etc.
 

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Iriver or the Creative Zen, only problem is if your after mass storage, ipod is the go. But Ipods out so next on my list would be the Zen :)
 

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microsoft Zune :) hate apple so much why not give your money to the other side, Can get them off ebay from us they are a pritty good mp3 player
 

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I'm interested in your anti ipod reasons. Don't want to start a shitstorm over it, but would like to know why. I use one because its the easiest to navigate, and i hate change.
I have had 3 previously over time, all s**t themselves and had to be replaced in warranty (taking 4-6 weeks each time) and then the replacement ones died just after warranty. Each time was a different software issue. I have had a few friends with the same issues so I gave up long ago! Now because of that, I am extremely reluctant to go back down that road.... i know that they have potentially improved the reliability of them since then but it has been enough to scare me off them!!

Thanks for replying guys! I will start looking into the iRiver / Zen / Zune ones and see what suits me!! Appreciate the help!:beer chug:
 

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I have had 3 previously over time, all s**t themselves and had to be replaced in warranty (taking 4-6 weeks each time) and then the replacement ones died just after warranty. Each time was a different software issue. I have had a few friends with the same issues so I gave up long ago! Now because of that, I am extremely reluctant to go back down that road.... i know that they have potentially improved the reliability of them since then but it has been enough to scare me off them!!

Thanks for replying guys! I will start looking into the iRiver / Zen / Zune ones and see what suits me!! Appreciate the help!:beer chug:
Fair enough. I'd probably be the same if a company had been so dodgy, but i have a new gen now, and its been fine. Only other one i had was a 2nd hand one, worked fine til i smashed the screen. Mine is about 12 months old now, no issues.
 
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