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iPod or Zune?

Postby stapledxlungs » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:50 pm

I've been debating between the two. which ever one i (hopefully) get it's going to be at least 30GB. Which one is better to get do you think?

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Postby HeRetiK » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:05 am

I'm more the iPod kind of person, but I know people that prefer the Zune.

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Postby Ragdoll Bob » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:35 am

I've had both an iPod Video and a Zune (which I currently own) and I definitely prefer the Zune.

Bigger screen, for one. I also prefer navigating the Zune. Zune has radio, regular iPods don't. I'll see if I can think of some more stuff.

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Postby stapledxlungs » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:36 am

I've heard Zune is better just from asking around with friends. I've had an iPod before though so i'm not sure yet.

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Postby Azgarth » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:30 pm

if you're talking flash based(i.e., no hard drive, but flash memory), cowon iaudio D2, hard drive based, their Q5W.

also, check the site anythingbutipod, it's a pmp review site, that obviously has a bias against apple's products, but seems to be nice for all else, with a decent reputation, check some of their reviews.

i generally stick to either the cowon brand, or iriver, but that's really just personal preference.
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Postby stapledxlungs » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:15 pm

I'm kind of leaning towards more Zune right now cause the ipod i had, had moving parts in it that got messed up and kept restarting and shutting off over and over again. my sister had an Iriver but it was a really small one.

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Postby Azgarth » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:46 pm

hard drive = moving parts.
if you want one without, you're looking at 8 gigs for a hefty price, 16 at best.

i love my cowon D2, there's 2,4, and 8 gig versions, i've the 4, but that doesn't matter, nice thing? it's got a slot for an SD card, so if you put in a 16 gig SD card, and buy the 8 gig ver, you've 24 gigs, buy a second card, and you get even more, and more, and more.
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Postby stapledxlungs » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:52 pm

I suppose they aren't as expensive as iPod? or maybe around the same price cause they have no hard drive? I'll look into that because it sounds reliable and reasonable as well.

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Postby Azgarth » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:30 pm

generally slightly less expensive, though not by much, and CAN be even pricier.
you see, flash is faster, has no moving parts, and is pricier to make concerning price vs gig.
newegg has the 4 gig cowon D2 for 152, the 8 gig for 190.
for that, you get a 3.2" touch screen, best audio quality you can get, pretty much(no gapless playback yet though, waiting for rockbox), SD card slot, notepad(think paint), dictionary, can view movies, pictures, radio, play flash files(play hery's work on your pmp, yay!), calculator, scientific calculator, and support for a vast amount of filetypes(flac support, among others, i love it!).
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Postby stapledxlungs » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:40 pm

Would I have to buy it off the internet or do local places like best buy, circuit city, or radio shack hold it? it sounds great to me!

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Postby Azgarth » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:44 pm

i don't know if you can buy it at places like that, back when i bought it, it was pretty unknown, it seems to have changed a bit, but i don't know to what extent, since i live in holland.
best bet is to just ask the guys there, and if they don't have it, ask them what ordering it would cost.
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Postby stapledxlungs » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:49 pm

If not i suppose the internet is the way to buy it. so the cowon D2 you say right? (i'm on the link you gave me)

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Postby ardizt » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:56 am

What the hell is Zune? Get a walkman bro

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Postby HeRetiK » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:22 am

Blegh. Sony.

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Postby ardizt » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:27 am

HeRetiK wrote:Blegh. Sony.


You have to face your demons someday :D
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Postby 00tz » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:04 am

ZUME 80GB.
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Postby stapledxlungs » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:00 am

I remember walkmans! but i've lost all my tapes :(

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Postby HeRetiK » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:12 pm

Ardizt wrote:You have to face your demons someday :D


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Postby Azgarth » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:47 pm

we still have some tapes from the cure, awesome stuff.
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Postby stapledxlungs » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:50 pm

I'm giving up on this stupid ipod, anything...even a walkman would be better at the moment!


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