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Old 8th February 2008, 20:07   #1
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Hi guys,

I am looking for a portable MP3 player below 5K with good sound quality. I will be using Koss porta pro / sennheiser PX100 with it.

Disk space isn't a criteria, something as small as 1-2 GB with no big screen would also do.. the only criteria is Sound Quality...

Hoping to get some quick replies from audiophiles on this forum..

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Old 9th February 2008, 12:16   #2
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Ipod shuffle (costing <5K) is supposed to be best in SQ among all Ipods.
And Ipods in general are supposed to be among the best in SQ.
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Iv to buy an mp3 as a Birthday gift for my brother. Not keen on iPod since I own one myself.

Whats good in the 10-12k range? Creative Zen seems nice !
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I did a demo of the creative and ipod shuffle and found the SQ of creative to be better. I got the 1GB version for 70$ in 2006.
But then earphones make a big difference. I recently got creative in ear phones for around 820rs and the sound quality is simply wonderful.
Full thumbs up for the zen!
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See if you can find iRiver or Cowon players in that range. They will have better SQ than ipods or creatives. Rockbox'ed Sansa players also are said to have good SQ.

Else Creative Zen stone should make for a decent budget player.
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+1 to sks_biker's suggestions
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I did a demo of the creative and ipod shuffle and found the SQ of creative to be better. I got the 1GB version for 70$ in 2006.
But then earphones make a big difference. I recently got creative in ear phones for around 820rs and the sound quality is simply wonderful.
Full thumbs up for the zen!
gosh i have the same combo

creative player +in ear earphones ep-635.
The sound quality is way above the rest.
Not to mention the great noise cancellation that comes with the EP series.
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See if you can find iRiver or Cowon players in that range. They will have better SQ than ipods or creatives. Rockbox'ed Sansa players also are said to have good SQ.

Else Creative Zen stone should make for a decent budget player.
Not sure if iRiver is available in Bangalore. Even if it is I believe its expensive.

I need to go out an buy this tomorrow, if Creative has nothing in the 8-16gb range I guess its iPod then :(
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12.5k can actually get you an ipod touch.
Or a Zen Vision M
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if Creative has nothing in the 8-16gb range
Look for the Zen (no plus, vision or anything - just Zen). comes in 8, 16 and 32GB with an option to expand the capacity using an SD card. Nice little player.

Creative Linky
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The Zen looks good, I found these guys to be the distributor for Creative, will call and check :

Cyberstar Infocom Private Limited,
"Surya Chambers",
# 124, 1st Floor, South Block, Airport Road,
Murugeshpalya,
Bangalore-560017.

918032922532
918041266808
919972580117
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I think you will get a better deal(with B&W) on the SP road.
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@souljah: In addition to the above suggestions, you might also wanna look at the Samsung T10.

YP-T10QB MP3 Player - MP3 Player SAMSUNG

It has bluetooth connectivity, the new firmware update ensures that you can pair it with your cellphone and use it to take calls too. There's a review at Tech2.com Price is around 10K for the 8Gig model:

Tech2.com India > Samsung YP-T10 > Reviews > MP3s & Gizmos > Portable
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Ipod shuffle (costing <5K) is supposed to be best in SQ among all Ipods.
And Ipods in general are supposed to be among the best in SQ.
Says who? In actuality, the consensus is that iPods are supposed to have lower SQ than Creative, iRiver, Cowon etc. That's not to say that they have bad SQ - just not as good as others.
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Says who? In actuality, the consensus is that iPods are supposed to have lower SQ than Creative, iRiver, Cowon etc. That's not to say that they have bad SQ - just not as good as others.
Don't mistake me.
Kindly read carefully: I said best among all IPods and not best among all PMPs.
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