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What MP3 Player Do You Use?


#1

Thinking about finally getting a player for my workouts (both HIIT and weights). Leaning towards a nano for its small size.

What are you all using? Anyone find a player that stays in place and is not a distraction when lifting and running?


#2

Treo 600


#3

Shuffle. No display to worry about. Case is nice and rigid.


#4

I use an IRiver H100 or H300 can't remember exact model but it has 20gigs of storage, ok user interface and has withstood several drops while riding a bicycle and at the gym. I can't complain really. The only thing wrong with it, would be the user interface which isn't speedy when you are going alphabetically from Drowning Pool to Shinedown with 100-200 songs between the two.

It is kind of hard to lift with it at times. Most of the time I just tuck it into the waist band (inside of my boxer/briefs) and it stays there pretty well. Gets me some odd looks at times though.

Just make sure to get some comfortable headphones. I hate those mini buds that come with many and have the "over the ear" type and they work ok. More comfortable for me than the minibuds.


#5

If you plan to use it during work-outs it should be flash based. The ones with a harddisk are just to fragile.

Not that a flash based player can withstand a dumbell dropped onto it, but at least it has some chance of surviving the weightroom. It will never become it's natural habitat though.

Anyway, I use the creative muvo. Creative comes with a couple of earplugs that aren't half bad. Most standard plugs are just complete shite.


#6

do you guys strap it to your arm or let it dangle (and I am still talking about MP3 players)?


#7

I-Pod Mini.


#8

ipod nano - no question. I use them with the Sony sports headphones. To me, an optimal hookup.

get an armband and you can tuck the wires under your t-shirt. You barely know you have it on, it's that light.


#9

Standard clicker-wheel 20GB iPod, if I bought another one I'd go with a shuffle.

The one I have is the second one I've used, the first one broke within the warrenty period and they sent me another.


#10

I got a 60GB iPod video for xmas, but it's "in the shop." I haven't tried it for working out, yet.


#11

iPods are gay


#12

Bought a Creative Zen Vision:M (30gb) mp3 player [songs/photos/videos] the other day. So far so good.


#13

You can fit one around your arm?

dazed and confused


#14

Creative Zen Nano Plus 1GB

*FM receiver
*the same size and weight as a disposable zip lighter
*voice recorder
*$125

nuff said


#15

4 Gig Nano.
Love it. Love it. LOOoooOOVe it!
Got a case with a belt clip. I clip it on, forget it and go.
Plus I listen to it in my car and all day at work. (attachments not included.)


#16

Yeha I can't put any mp3 players around my arm either. I use a Rio sport.


#17

My little sister wanted an ipod mini for Christmas, but they were sold out. So my parents bought her a 30gb ipod video, and got one for me just because I didn't really ask for/want anything.


#18

What an insightful post!


#19

I actually use one of my old 42" belts to strap it around my arm cuz I'm omfg 1337 swole! Just wanted to make sure there wasn't a better way...


#20

I use an I-Pod shuffle and just got a little belt clip (http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/oid/121178/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do) to clip it to the waist of my shorts. The arm bands piss me off because they're either too tight or they shift around. I like the shuffle because there is no display to break, no batteries to install, and I really dig the I-Tunes software.