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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-10-21 18:31
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It appears that the battery on my MP3 player is dying - from full charge to dead is now about 2 hours. Now, I could go looking for a replacement battery, but I've been wondering about a new player for a while. The current one is a bit bulky (partly due to the CF slot, which is a feature I no longer need), and I'd be interested in something with a bit more capacity.

So, peeps, any recommendations?
  • Should be >60GB

  • Must not require iTunes

  • Should be able to recharge over some form of USB (MicrosUSB would be a bonus)

  • Obviously, able to play MP3 - but FLAC support would also be nice

  • Decent size screen so I can glance down and see what's playing easily

No radio, video, calendering apps or other such cruft needed.
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User: jhnc
Date: 2010-10-21 21:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
32 GB Cowon J3 with a 32GB micro SD card?

Micro USB connector.
MP3/2, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE, WMV and a bunch of video formats.
3.3" 480x272 AMOLED screen.
Reputed to have exceptional sound quality.
64h runtime (11h for video).

Things you didn't want:
Video playback.
JPEG viewer.
FM radio.
Recording capability.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-10-22 10:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Very pretty, very tempting.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-10-22 11:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm now getting tempted by the Cowon X7 ... 160GB! Only just released in Korea, though.
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User: autopope
Date: 2010-10-23 09:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It occurs to me that if you can find one that takes SDXC cards -- the new bloatworthy SD card standard that runs from 32Gb to 2Tb (eventually) -- that might be the way to go for future-proofing your music collection. It'd have to be a very recent one, though.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-10-23 10:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Now that is a thought. It's a shame that technology is so new that I can't find one yet, but (like the X7) maybe in a few months.
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