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forrest44
21-04-2010, 02:35 PM
What's a good music player that:

- has decent battery life
- doesn't cost too much
- has decent sound quality (ability to drive large headphones would be nice)
- has an OK user interface


?

robbyp
21-04-2010, 03:59 PM
What's a good music player that:

- has decent battery life
- doesn't cost too much
- has decent sound quality (ability to drive large headphones would be nice)
- has an OK user interface


?

ipod nano? You pay for what you get and an apple ipod would cover all those requirements. The cheap mp3 players don't usually have good sound.

GameJunkie
21-04-2010, 04:12 PM
ipod
ipod
ipod
ipod
ipod

pick one

forrest44
21-04-2010, 05:01 PM
Hmmm I was hoping for a non-ipod

wratterus
21-04-2010, 05:03 PM
Sony or Creative.

http://www.sony.co.nz/productcategory/pa-mp3-walkman

http://www.creative.com/products/mp3/

Noel Lemmings or DSE normally have pretty good stock on display, you could rock on down there and have a squiz at a few in person.

pctek
21-04-2010, 05:08 PM
Ipod or Creative Zen.

pcuser42
21-04-2010, 06:43 PM
My DSE MP3 player sounds good and it's got a nice UI - only costs $80 and doesn't need any extra software. :D

Renmoo
21-04-2010, 07:53 PM
I second qhat pcuserwinvista has said

Decent battery life - checked
Reason: DSE mp3 player uses disposable battery, which means that you are not bound to a proprietary locked-in battery, therefore allowing easy replacement when the battery has reached its life span.

Doesn't cost much - checked
Reason: It's DSE.

Decent sound quality - half checked
Reason: It sounds good to me, but it may not be true for audiophiles.

Okay user interface - checked
Reason: The navigation menu is simple and easy to use.

pcuser42
21-04-2010, 07:59 PM
Decent battery life - checked
Reason: DSE mp3 player uses disposable battery, which means that you are not bound to a proprietary locked-in battery, therefore allowing easy replacement when the battery has reached its life span.


I was talking about the Neuron, but I guess both are okay :)

Renmoo
21-04-2010, 08:06 PM
Ah right.

But frankly, I was recommending the mp3 player based on my biased negative opinion against Apple.

Burnzee
21-04-2010, 08:27 PM
Hi Forrest44

Agree with earlier replies about Dick Smith's MP3 Player (http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4bcea64e012e19d0273fc0a87f3b06c4/Product/View/A5146)

Great player, nice looking. Mum liked it so much, had to buy her one to prevent her stealing mine!!

- has decent battery life Yes
- doesn't cost too much About eighty Buck$
- has decent sound quality (ability to drive large headphones would be nice) Yes
- has an OK user interface Yes

Software on Cd sucks. Throw it away and download a free Video convertor.

BURNZEE

goodiesguy
21-04-2010, 08:37 PM
countdown S & V mp4 players (its basicly mp3 player that will play movies) are good. they have the same user interface and DSE ones and their earfones are good. considering there cheap their batterys good, it has good bass (it all depends on how bass-y the song is) and overall i would reccomend it

xyz823
21-04-2010, 08:43 PM
Ipod Touch.

Amazing interactive and fun interface, games and apps and good sound quality.

Depends on how much you really want to spend but I found that my ipod was a very good investment after my previous DSE mp3 players.

nofam
21-04-2010, 08:50 PM
What's a good music player that:

- has decent battery life
- doesn't cost too much
- has decent sound quality (ability to drive large headphones would be nice)
- has an OK user interface


?

My personal preference is for Creative (Zens have really good sound quality), but it's important to mention your earphones/buds - there's no point having a quality player if all that meaty goodness is lost in rubbish bundled phones!!

davidmmac
21-04-2010, 08:50 PM
I second the iPod touch, it's awesome (this post is even from it) :)

Greg
22-04-2010, 01:01 AM
Creative Zen.

gary67
22-04-2010, 07:43 AM
Creative Zen or Sony Walkman, since like a few of us you don't want an Ifruitpod which I can fully understand as like Jamuz I have an aversion to fruit as well

rny
24-04-2010, 02:41 PM
Sony, got one for Xmas. Brilliant sound, 4GB so plenty of space. I use mine at work and play via a small FM transmitter to my radio earmuffs. This allows me to use earmuff volume controls. Batt life is fine, specs say 18 hours, recharge in around 60mins via USB.
Easy to load tunes. Hope this helps.
rny.

pine-o-cleen
24-04-2010, 03:04 PM
Creative Zen. I have the 4gb one, and it's playing music to me as I type, brilliant player. Id get the X-fi one if I was buying now.

GameJunkie
24-04-2010, 03:08 PM
i third the ipod touch

pine-o-cleen
24-04-2010, 03:12 PM
Creative seems to be having a sale on atm. Check their website:

http://au.creative.com/welcome.asp