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Looking For An MP3 Player

Hello,

I would like to get my fiance an MP3 player. She is a huge music fan. She has hundreds of CD’s so we are talking about thousands of songs if she really wants to load this thing up. I would like a fairly simple/straight forward interface for the computer when it comes to loading songs from the CD to the player, and she would love to be able to use it in her car…so some kind of interface with the car stereo would be great.

Y’alls thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank You

This : http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?family=iPod

and this: http://www.monstercable.com/computer/productPageComputer.asp?pin=2084&LastPage=Apple%20Products

Above poster is spot on, iPods are the way to go I would be lost without mine, serves me well while; traveling, running, workouts etc…There are always going to be people who bash them but pound for pound nothing else rivals it. Pick one up you won’t regret it…

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/deptmp3.hmx?

I have gotten a lot of stuff through here. It Usually beats everyone for price.

So far my iPod (30gb video) has served me well. Few times there have been issues with iTunes, but it’s because I have problems with my USB connections anyway. Nothing too serious though. Other strong choices are Creative and perhaps iRiver?

Well, i just sold my old mp3 player as for training purposes it was simply too bulky. Mine is mainly for training so im leaning toward an Ipod shuffle or somthing similar. 1Gig is roughly 250 songs give or take a few.

Thats plenty for pretty much anything.

Creative Labs mp3 players have a good reputation so I bought my 14 year old the 8gb Zen. When it withstood that test, I got my wife and daughter (12) the 2gb zens. Then the oldest (17) bought himself the 30gb creative.

They were all bought around or shortly after Christmas. All 4 are in great condition and have had no problems other than the occasional need to depress the sync. button.

From what I’ve seen, Creative always beats the comparible competition in price.

I’m sure that Ipod and others make a good player but bang for buck, we’ve been real happy with our purchases.

[quote]shadowmoses wrote:
Above poster is spot on, iPods are the way to go I would be lost without mine, serves me well while; traveling, running, workouts etc…There are always going to be people who bash them but pound for pound nothing else rivals it. Pick one up you won’t regret it…

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I hate following trends…but my iPod shuffle (the one that clips anywhere) is one of the best purchases I’ve made. The sound quality is great and it is near weightless.

I only use mine for training and there is no way I could get through over 200 songs in one training session so the amount of data it can hold isn’t an issue.

Sorry to kind of hijack the thread but… http://www.uxcell.com/uxcell/retail/item/showItemLayout.php?action=showItem&id=mv0sil4096mp025
has anyone ordered from that site because I’m just wondering if that site is legit? that’s awfully cheap to something better than a 4gig nano.

[quote]JSMaxwell wrote:
Hello,

I would like to get my fiance an MP3 player. She is a huge music fan. She has hundreds of CD’s so we are talking about thousands of songs if she really wants to load this thing up. I would like a fairly simple/straight forward interface for the computer when it comes to loading songs from the CD to the player, and she would love to be able to use it in her car…so some kind of interface with the car stereo would be great.

Y’alls thoughts would be appreciated.

Thank You [/quote]

Honestly, there is a reason that Apple has the MP3 player market virtually cornered–they really make the best player for your buck.

If you really looking to save, have a look at creative/sandisk.

Many newer car stereos have an auxiliary input that an ipod could be wired to directly. This is your best option, the FM transmitter is your second best.