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New mp3 player -- to iPod or not to iPod

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mpcincal, May 4, 2007.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    My esteemed colleagues,

    Just got a new computer that I'm hooking up this weekend, a PC with Vista Premium.

    At the same time, I'm in the market for a new mp3 player to replace the little 512K SanDisk I've had for a couple of years.

    Before I start downloading (or transferring) my music to the new computer, I have to decided whether I want to go ahead and get me an iPod Nano or get one of the off-brands (probably a SanDisk Sansa).

    So, all you iPod buffs and/or alternate mp3 users, will it be worth it for me to pay the extra money for the 4GB Nano (and probably the time spent re-ripping music), or do you think I can get by with the Sansa and the MusicMatch/Windows Media Player I've been using up until now.

    Also, I've heard the iTunes doesn't work particularly well with the Vista. How big a consideration would that be?

    Awaiting your advice.

    P.S. BTW, I've just hit four figures in posts. Hooray!
  2. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    I loe my iPod. I know people have had problems with that and other mp3 players, but I love mine.

    How much were you going to spend. My 8G one was a gift, but Id love to get the 30 or 80G one day.

    And they are supposedly fixing the iTunes so it will work with vista, but I would definitely check first.
  3. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Love my iPod. I don't know anyone who has had both an iPod and an off-brand mp3 player who didn't prefer the iPod.

    And they play mp3s, so unless you've been ripping stuff to an odd format like WMA there's no reason to re-rip them.
  5. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    I've had an iPod, an iriver and some other thing whose brand and model I can't currently remember.

    iPod wins, hands down.
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    mpc, we've got both in my house, and I honestly believe neither has an edge over the other in the IPod vs. SanDisk race. Both get the job done; both have much the same features.
  7. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    iPod it up. Best thing that I've gotten in the last five years.
  8. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    I have a philosophic problem with the iPod. When the battery dies, you can't change it. Seems to me that basic maintenance is something that the consumer should be allowed to do.
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