Poll: Which mp3 player?
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View poll results: Which mp3 player?
Creative Mozaic
9 23%
Sony NWZ 1865
8 21%
Other (specify)
8 21%
Sticks and a rock, bitch!
14 36%
Voters: 39.
Krieger91
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#1
Creative Mozaic

Or

Sony NWZ A865.

I need a new..quite cheap..mp3 player.

They're both 16 gb..which is enough for me.

I was jsut wondering, what does the Pit think is the best..in regards to price/sound quality, software quality, player quality etc.

And if there are any better ones for a smilar price..let me know!

Also..sound quality is the most important thing.
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#2
Get the cheaper one.
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Krieger91
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#3
Quote by Hydra150
Get the cheaper one.

That would be the creative.

The price difference is like..30 euros.

But if the sony, for that price..has better quality..lasts more, has better sound I'd gladly get that one.
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#4
I personally would go with the Sony. Fantastic sound quality, great interface, good value. Can't say much for the battery life though, I've only given it a test use. I nearly bought the 32Gb version of that one (if I remember the name of it correctly) but ended up getting a Cowon J3 instead.

Creative have gone down in quality I think in recent years. If you want to spend a bit more and get a really high quality MP3 player I encourage you to look up Cowon.
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Bob_Sacamano
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#6
I used to lurk a audiophile forum a bit and they loved their Creatives. I dunno if Mosaic was part of that or not though.

They were also crazy obsessed with Cowon but they aren't cheap. They were a lot more than an iPod touch when I was thinking about them.
Last edited by Bob_Sacamano at Oct 12, 2012,
Krieger91
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#7
Quote by BeefWellington
I personally would go with the Sony. Fantastic sound quality, great interface, good value. Can't say much for the battery life though, I've only given it a test use. I nearly bought the 32Gb version of that one (if I remember the name of it correctly) but ended up getting a Cowon J3 instead.

Creative have gone down in quality I think in recent years. If you want to spend a bit more and get a really high quality MP3 player I encourage you to look up Cowon.

A good 16 gb model?
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#8
i had a few creative products a few years back and they were greatr had alot of memeroy and id sti have them if not for a drunken pool jump and the other getting hit by a train

havent really seen their newer products but ive heard theyve gone down in quality the last few years...its a shame
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#9
Don't be a poor hipster. Get an ipod.
Hydra150
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#10
Don't you need iTunes to use an iPod? Fuck that.
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#11
If you can, find a Sandisk Sansa Fuze. They're usually on Amazon. DO NOT get the Fuze+. The Fuze+ sucks gigantic monkey ass imho.
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#12
Quote by Hydra150
Don't you need iTunes to use an iPod? Fuck that.


You realize itunes is free? It's also retard proof so even the stupidest of people can work it.
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#13
Quote by vayne92
You realize itunes is free? It's also retard proof so even the stupidest of people can work it.

I still don't want to.
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HollishGuy
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#14
I'd go with the Sony. I have the NWZ A866 (the 32GB one) and it's great. Excellent sound quality, easy to use and pretty lightweight too. Only gripe I have is that the battery life is quite short, but it doesn't bother me that much.
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#15
Shed a couple more bucks & get am Ipod, you'll be happy you did when it's still working in a few years.
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#16
One time I bought an mp3 player for $4. It was brand new, but you couldn't change the volume. You should get one of those.
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#17
i have the mozaic for 3 years now and it's still working fine. can't compare the sound quality since i never used sony mp3 players, but i think it depends mostly on the ear-buds. the stock ones that came with it were pretty crap tho if i remember correctly.

can't complain about the battery life. last year it held me sane on a 10 hour long flight. i had studio headphones plugged into it, and it still had a half full battery after landing


edit : forgot to mention, (nude)pictures and (porn)movies also have an acceptable quality for an mp3 player
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#18
Quote by strat0cast3r
Shed a couple more bucks & get am Ipod, you'll be happy you did when it's still working in a few years.


Or not. The last two ipods I got started developing vertical lines across the screen after a year of use, and apple has been known to build in artificial redundancy into their batteries.
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#19
Get an iPod. It's worth the upgrade.

And this is coming from a galaxy S3 user. iPod nano and classic are undoubtedly the best products apple makes.
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#20
What's so much better about an iPod?
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#21
Quote by TooktheAtrain
Or not. The last two ipods I got started developing vertical lines across the screen after a year of use, and apple has been known to build in artificial redundancy into their batteries.

That's unfortunate. Personally, I have a Nano that's almost 5 years old that still works fine, most my mates have also had theirs for a few years. I'd be surprised if Apple hasn't perfected the Ipod by now.
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Hydra150
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#22
Why would they perfect it? Then you wouldnt need to buy a new one.
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#23
Quote by TooktheAtrain
Or not. The last two ipods I got started developing vertical lines across the screen after a year of use, and apple has been known to build in artificial redundancy into their batteries.


I have the first gen iPod video since like... 2005. There's nothing wrong with the screen
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#24
Never get an iPod Classic. Navigating is slow and tedious. I used to have a beasting Creative Zen, but it drowned in my pocket one day RIP
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#25
Quote by raoooos
Never get an iPod Classic. Navigating is slow and tedious. I used to have a beasting Creative Zen, but it drowned in my pocket one day RIP


It's only slow if you have it full or have the EQ on.
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#26
Quote by Horsedick.MPEG
It's only slow if you have it full or have the EQ on.

True, I just don't like the scroll wheel that much. It's possibly just because I'm so used to my iTouch, which is way more intuitive imo.
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#27
Quote by Hydra150
Why would they perfect it? Then you wouldnt need to buy a new one.

Makes sense, reminds me of when Jeep changed the Cherokee engine in 98 b/c their prior models ran forever, bastards
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#28
Quote by raoooos
True, I just don't like the scroll wheel that much. It's possibly just because I'm so used to my iTouch, which is way more intuitive imo.


That makes sense then, the touch screen is a lot nicer.
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#29
I have an iPod nano from hella long ago that stil works fine, I probably wouldn't buy any of the new generations, though.

I like iTunes, it's easy to use.

Have I missed the point of this thread? Probably.


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#30
Out of those two, get the Sony.

Otherwise get one of the Ipods, they are solid even though Itunes is wank.
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#31
If you don't have a Mac, there are alternatives to iTunes.

I use Winamp for my iPod classic, and for my iPhone I use CopyTrans Manager. iTunes takes up a lot of processing power and shit on PCs.
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#32
Personal experience - my creative has lasted for years 4 nearly 5. My SONY one didn't last so long, but I did abuse it.

You know the sony one will be pretty damn good, and I have found my creative to be good too. Try and find them in a shop to try them?

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#33
Quote by Krieger91
A good 16 gb model?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Cowon

Find it yourself. I don't know what you want and what you don't. It's not that much effort to find a 16Gb model on their website, y'know.
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#34
Quote by Horsedick.MPEG
It's only slow if you have it full or have the EQ on.
Mine's full and never slowed down...
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#35
Quote by Lightning_Ray
Mine's full and never slowed down...


It's more common on the older models.
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#36
A bit late but i can vouch for the sony. I have a similar player (8gb) from the same model line and its worked well over the year i've had it. The battery life is far superior to most other players I have used...I use mine often and i charge it maybe once a week if its just music. I f you play videos or use the fm radio then it will obviously shorten battery life but its a great player really.
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#37
I use my phone like a normal person.
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I use my phone like a normal person.

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