What use is 64MB on an MP3 player? I wouldn't bother. I bought one way back
when - with 64MB naturally, and I returned it after 2 weeks.
It was a novelty but not enough space for even 1 entire album @ 160Kbit each
fil;e. If you do the sums, you run out of memory before the album is
finished. Not all albums, but the ones I wanted to play.
There will be a pletora of players with 30GB+ minihdd's available as soon as
you buy that one :)
For that cash, I would buy a minidisk - and thats exactly what I did. The
sound quality is massively superiour, especially with studio headgear - from
35 squids. And boy does it look cool. Picture the kid in the video -
"Freestyler", thats me :)
The only advantage that I can see for the mp3 argument, is that it does not
jump due to no moving parts - right?
Well minidisk doesn't jump either as it cashes 2MB of the track. And yes I
have tested this. If you shake the player vigourously - like shaving foam -
for more than 10 seconds, then it jumps. But in real life it does not.
I tried the same with the mp3 player, and the batteries fell out !
p.s.: I copy mp3's to the minidisk, but it saves them as audio streams, but
you never loose audio quality due to an optical interface, or if you are
cheap, it also takes analogue.
Have any of you used this MP3 player ? It's on special on Scan today for
UK£55 today including an extra 32M of memory. By the time you add Scan's rip
off postage (UK£30) and add UK VAT (17.5%) and do currency conversion it
becomes IR£133 but that still is a good price for a 64MB MP3 player in this
country. And if a couple of people are interested in a co-buy, the cariage
gets diluted (2 Pipers = IR£110 each, 3 Pipers = IR£102 each, 4 Pipers gets
it down below the magic IR£100 (IR£98)). So, is it any good, and is any else
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