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PostPost #1  Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Non-Apple MP3 Player Info Reply with quote Back to top

Evening All,

I am going away next week for my brothers wedding in Grenada and do not want to speak too much to various family members (!).

I would like to buy a non-apple MP3 player that will let me drag and drop folders so I can easily choose which folder to listen to.

Can anyone help? Very Happy
I find it all a bit of a minefield!
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PostPost #2  Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

When you say drag-n-drop, do you mean from the computer to the MP3 player or on the player itself?

I swear by iRiver's gear - I've had one of their 40gb jukeboxes for 5 years and haven't ever had a problem with it. Holds its charge well, seamless compatibility with WinDoze, the computer recognises it as just another hard drive and you can organize your stuff any way you like. Will do MP3s, WAVs, WMAs, OggVobis, and is firmware upgradable. The E series looks like it might be just the ticket for your needs.

This is the only MP3 I can really talk about as I don't have experience with others, but I love the one I've got.
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PostPost #3  Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

don't have mp3 -player but my thought was the same - iRiver, heard only good words about that.
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PostPost #4  Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I've been looking at the iRiver - looks good!

Anyone had a Sony?
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PostPost #5  Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I've a Sony. The battery life is fantastic (40 hours), but there are a few things to watch out for:

* By default, they come with a sound presuure level limiting feature turned on. There's a hack available to switch this off, and once you do that, the sound is very good.

* Sonicstage (playlist management software) is the only software that will work with it. I don't know if they still use it, but it's a very mixed bag. Some people utterly loathe and detest it, I've never had a problem as the way it works seems to chime nicely with the way I like to do things.
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PostPost #6  Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hmmmmm - tis a minefield!

It looks like an iRiver E100 (expandable SD memory and external speakers for work have swung it!).

63 from Amazon.

Thanks for all your help, I can now spend all day at work tomorrow looking online!!!

Thanks again guys - really appreciate it Very Happy
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PostPost #7  Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

if it's not too late, i love my samsung k5. i take it everywhere with me

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=Dto-57_yyWo

http://www.everythingusb.com/samsung_yp-k5_4gb_12349.html Cool
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PostPost #8  Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I have a ZEN....not bad but not that great either.
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PostPost #9  Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Don't get a Sony, a mate has one and hates it.
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PostPost #10  Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top



Mr. Green

Lets you play AND record MP3's (and stereo WAV) Wink

Price approx 200 euro.

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PostPost #11  Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hehe - i was thinking about purchasing a H2 for taping in 24bit/96khz but many tapers aren't happy because the "line/mic in" is too sensitive and doesn't work well with many mic/bbox combos without clipping.

If you buy a MP3 player you should take care that it can be used like a standard usb mass storage device WITHOUT any extra software. One day a friend of mine asked me to load some music from my PC on his iFuck thingy. Well, there was no way to do it without installing iTunes, so he finally got nothing because I've failed to see the need to install any software just for moving some files Wierded Out
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PostPost #12  Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

My iRiver accepts a powered stereo microphone input. I'm thinking about perhaps taking it to the New York gig (just to show you guys how cool it is, not for any other purpose, no no no). I just need to find somewhere near the front to stand, perhaps shielded by fairly tall European stripy-socked HLers..?
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PostPost #13  Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

yeah, these iRivers can be rock-solid boxes It wasn't me... Laughing
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PostPost #14  Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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My iRiver accepts a powered stereo microphone input. I'm thinking about perhaps taking it to the New York gig (just to show you guys how cool it is, not for any other purpose, no no no).


I think I've got the same model as you (ihp-140) and was thinking of doing the same a couple of years ago. But compared to the minidisc players I've seen, it's like a brick and I couldn't think of anywhere to hide it.
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PostPost #15  Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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I think I've got the same model as you (ihp-140) and was thinking of doing the same a couple of years ago. But compared to the minidisc players I've seen, it's like a brick and I couldn't think of anywhere to hide it.


The very same - but given that they didn't search us at the Silver Bullet gig, and I'm thinking it would be easy enough slipped down a boot or similar, it might be do-able...
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PostPost #16  Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

DocSommer wrote:
Hehe - i was thinking about purchasing a H2 for taping in 24bit/96khz but many tapers aren't happy because the "line/mic in" is too sensitive and doesn't work well with many mic/bbox combos without clipping.


Never had any issue with that Surprised You have three sensitivity settings for the internal mic, PLUS you can adjust the recording level pre recording...

I had some LOUD field recordings (trucks, trains, heavy industry) and I never had clipping. Of course, I took care of the level adjustements as stated before.

No, VERY happy with this little thingy, and don't they look absolutely ADORABLE with their little hats on? Mr. Green



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PostPost #17  Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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The very same - but given that they didn't search us at the Silver Bullet gig, and I'm thinking it would be easy enough slipped down a boot or similar, it might be do-able...


Pot luck really. Security was very rigorous at San Diego and LA, where they made us empty everything from our pockets into plates for inspection before giving us a thorough touch-up! Mnd you, they were both House of Blues... What about an extra large athletic supporter? Laughing
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PostPost #18  Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Izzy HaveMercy wrote:
DocSommer wrote:
Hehe - i was thinking about purchasing a H2 for taping in 24bit/96khz but many tapers aren't happy because the "line/mic in" is too sensitive and doesn't work well with many mic/bbox combos without clipping.


Never had any issue with that Surprised You have three sensitivity settings for the internal mic, PLUS you can adjust the recording level pre recording...

I had some LOUD field recordings (trucks, trains, heavy industry) and I never had clipping. Of course, I took care of the level adjustements as stated before.

No, VERY happy with this little thingy, and don't they look absolutely ADORABLE with their little hats on? Mr. Green



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LOL - sweet^^

What I've read wasn't referring to the internal mics. That clipping issue appears to only concern the input for external gears.
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PostPost #19  Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ah, could be. The whole point for a fieldrecorder was portability for me. That's why I didn't buy the ZOOM H4, which is rather bulky.

The Zoom H2 'as is' works just a treat for me, and the internal mics are surprisingly good IMO, so I don't see the need for external mics.

(oh, and did you notice it's tapping its little plastic feet on the picture as well? ^^)

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