American_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1361 times:
Have any of you had any good experiences with an MP3 player? I'm currently looking for one and I'm getting mixed reviews from different websites. Right now I'm leaning toward the Samsung Yepp Hip Hop 64 MB Blue MP3 player. Does anyone have any other suggestions. Preferably, they would run around the $150-200 range.
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1351 times:
I'm guessing you're looking for MP3 players based on MMC (or other memory cards)? CD players capable of playing MP3 files burnt on CDs will be a lot cheaper, but the fact that you have to burn a new cd full of MP3 defeats the convenience offered by MP3 players. I personally own a Minijam for Handspring Visor with 128mb RAM, and it's been working great.
Samsung makes great products- they're light and feature rich. You might want to look into their Cell phone/MP3 player combo if you're in the market for a cell phone as well. A few tips:
-Get as much memory as you can afford. 32MB doesn't cut it. 64 is barely adequate, and 128 is desirable. Something like Ipod would be a dream, but it's out of consideration for most shopppers due to its hefty price.
-Check out the battery life. You'd think that MP3 players would have battery life comparable to CD players, but they don't. If you upload high quality MP3 files, your MP3 player will die real soon.
-Check the connection. USB is standard, but different products have different load times. I've seen some products that take as much as 30 minutes to upload songs. Not acceptable!!
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1345 times:
I have a Philips Expanium (200 series)...one of those players that looks like a discman that plays traditional CDs as well as CDs with burnt MP3 files on them. I love it...I have around 2700 MP3s on my computer, and every week or so I reburn a CD or two (CD-RWs usually). It will hold about 10 hours worth of music. Its great because I have hundreds of songs at my finger tips and almost never have to bring a second CD with me. Also it was relatively cheap... US$99.
Downsides are that it is somewhat large compared to other MP3 players, requires you to burn CDs, and skips every once in a while (while jogging or hitting a large bump in the car). Also, I definately recommend rechargable batteries.
Mcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1333 times:
I have the Yepp 32 MB player. I got it pretty cheap, so it was worth it. I had to buy a memory card, but the price I bought the player for more than offset the cost of the cards. I've been very happy with it. Good sound, good battery life and it's really small and light. The only thing I don't really like is the software that comes with it. You can't have everything...
BCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 724 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1332 times:
I've got a nike one and its a cracker. I hope it survives my 9 hr trip to Florida on friday. Yay. even makes pop idols sound good. don't vote off William... he's cuuuute! I'll be in the states on holiday. merry xmas. xxxx
American_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1307 times:
lol. I'm stuck between the Yepp Hip-Hop 64MB and the RCA Lyra2?
Here's the comparison (the first one in each category is RCA and the second is Yepp, where Parallel Port would be RCA and USB would be Yepp for the interface).
Total included memory 64 MB 64 MB
Compatible memory type - SmartMedia
Memory expansion slots 1 1
Included memory cards 64 MB CompactFlash 0
Interface Parallel port USB
Compatibility PC PC
Transfer rate Information unavailable 1.3 Mbps
Signal-to-noise ratio >75 dB 90 dB
Supported audio standards RCA RD2211 Lyra 2 64 MB Digital Audio Player Samsung Yepp Hip-Hop 64MB Digital Audio Player (Orange)
SDMI compliant No Yes
MP3 playback Yes Yes
G2 playback Yes No
WMA playback Yes No
Upgradable - No
Features RCA RD2211 Lyra 2 64 MB Digital Audio Player Samsung Yepp Hip-Hop 64MB Digital Audio Player (Orange)
FM tuner No No
Voice recording No No
Software CompactFlash Reader/Writer RealJukebox
Bookmark No No
Tone No No
Preset EQ curves Flat, Bass, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Manual Classic, jazz, rock, normal
Bass boost Yes No
Display LCD Backlit LCD
Dimensions RCA RD2211 Lyra 2 64 MB Digital Audio Player Samsung Yepp Hip-Hop 64MB Digital Audio Player (Orange)
Width 2.5 inches 3.2 inches
Height 4.5 inches 2.4 inches
Depth 0.875 inches 0.97 inches
Weight 0.28 pounds 1.7 ounces
Warranty RCA RD2211 Lyra 2 64 MB Digital Audio Player Samsung Yepp Hip-Hop 64MB Digital Audio Player (Orange)
Warranty, parts 1 year 1 year
Warranty, labor 90 days 1 year
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1282 times:
I have a RCA Lyra (not Lyra2) and it's a really nice MP3 player... it's constantly upgradable to different audio formats (can include RealMedia and Windows Media codecs as well as MP3's) and is software-upgradable.
CompactFlash memory is really cheap nowadays... it's only $39 for a 128MB CompactFlash chip, and a 256MB chip is only $83. Not that bad at all!
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