View Poll Results: --- Which Brand Of Portable Music Player Do You Own Now, Have Owned, Planning To Own

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  • Apple Ipod

    62 63.92%
  • iRiver

    11 11.34%
  • Creative

    32 32.99%
  • Samsung

    6 6.19%
  • Sony Walkman

    11 11.34%
  • Panasonic

    1 1.03%
  • Sandisk Sansa

    2 2.06%
  • Microsoft Zune

    1 1.03%
  • Philips

    2 2.06%
  • Aigo

    0 0%
  • Archos

    3 3.09%
  • Transcend

    0 0%
  • Cowon

    5 5.15%
  • LeMon

    1 1.03%
  • Others, Please State

    6 6.19%
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    The problem with Apple is their marketing is very strong so that is why it's a clear winner on this poll. It's all about marketing your product. If you see almost every where there is an iPod user but not the rest. As human nature when you see your friends have an iPod you will want to get one as well to blend in with the crowd. Not because it sounds great but because you have something in common you can share with.

    Those who appreciates music will know that iPod does not produce the best sound of an mp3player. Good ear/headphones also helps the music to sound better as well.

    For my own personal opinion, I think iRiver produce a better sound quality than iPod.

    In fact just one month ago a couple of my friends of mine did a blind test on 5 mp3 players.......iRiver L Player 8GB, iPod Touch 8GB, Creative Zen 16GB, SONY NWZ-A820 16GB and Microsoft ZUNE 8GB.

    Using 2 ear phones (Shure SE310 Sound Isolating Earphones and Sony MDR-EX90) and 2 headphones (Kenwood KH-K1000 and Sony MDR-V900HD) in a sound proof room (yeah we had a friend's place which had one of those high end home theater system).

    Guess which came up tops?

    1. Sony
    2. iRiver
    3. Creative Zen
    4. iPod
    5. Microsoft Zune

    The test was conducted with 7 panelist whom uses mp3 almost every single day. They too were surprise with the results. The best part was, there was one die hard iPod user chose either Sony and iRiver as his favourite in the blind test. The very next day, he gave his iPod Touch to his son........and bought himself a SONY NWZ-A820 16GB.....wahaha.....
    Last edited by Godzilla Invades; 1st July 2008 at 02:41 PM.

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    Default Re: --- Which Brand Of Portable Music Player Do You Own Now, Have Owned or Planning

    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla Invades View Post
    Guess which came up tops?

    1. Sony
    2. iRiver
    3. Creative Zen
    4. iPod
    5. Microsoft Zune

    The test was conducted with 7 panelist whom uses mp3 almost every single day. They too were surprise with the results. The best part was, there was one die hard iPod user chose either Sony and iRiver as his favourite in the blind test. The very next day, he gave his iPod Touch to his son........and bought himself a SONY NWZ-A820 16GB.....wahaha.....
    nice

    luckily i got myself a SONY. but i do agree that the iPod Touch sure looks sexy with it's large screen and interface. and all these for some off-the-roof price... i'd think twice about getting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohgui View Post
    nice

    luckily i got myself a SONY. but i do agree that the iPod Touch sure looks sexy with it's large screen and interface. and all these for some off-the-roof price... i'd think twice about getting it
    That's what you just said......."It just looks sexy"........mp3 is mainly use for listening.....not to show off. Plus most mp3 players have quite unique looks

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    I use my PSP

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    Default Re: --- Which Brand Of Portable Music Player Do You Own Now, Have Owned or Planning

    Okay I own the still really reliable iPod Photo. Before this was the Zen and way way before this lots of CD and Cassette mini portable players but the one I am most proud of and am lucky to be around to own one when the portable music player came about was the first Sony Walkman! How many old fart here were in the same shoe here? heheheh


    It's amazing how far it has come.
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    those were the days

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    Okay I own the still really reliable iPod Photo. Before this was the Zen and way way before this lots of CD and Cassette mini portable players but the one I am most proud of and am lucky to be around to own one when the portable music player came about was the first Sony Walkman! How many old fart here were in the same shoe here? heheheh


    It's amazing how far it has come.
    Yes.....I am one of those guilty ones.......

    But the premium WM was this one......my personal fav.....lasted for years before I switch to MD.


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    well i said Samsung will lead eventually as today it Manufactures Major components of Apple Ipod.thought the product research is done by Apple but manufactured by Samsung and few others.

    Samsung gets a big advantage after Patent regime by Apple

    yes apple is apple what ever u say may it be portability or battery life or the price to performance .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bousozoku View Post
    Samsung make good hardware components but they make difficult to use products that only sell because they're cheap.

    I'm using a 4th generation iPod although I've tried using my hand phone. I don't see the differences in audio in iPod competitors to be so big that I'd give up Apple's huge advantage in ease of use for slightly better audio.

    The only reason I can see changing to another brand is if I switched permanently to Linux and until Adobe Photoshop, etc. run on Linux, there is little chance of that happening. The closest I get to playing .ogg files is when I play Unreal Tournament/2004/3.
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    Default Re: --- Which Brand Of Portable Music Player Do You Own Now, Have Owned or Planning

    Quote Originally Posted by gsv13 View Post
    well i said Samsung will lead eventually as today it Manufactures Major components of Apple Ipod.thought the product research is done by Apple but manufactured by Samsung and few others.

    Samsung gets a big advantage after Patent regime by Apple

    yes apple is apple what ever u say may it be portability or battery life or the price to performance .

    cheers
    Sudhir
    Sure, Samsung makes the main processor in a few of the iPods. I believe Broadcom makes the part for other iPod models and PortalPlayer may not be involved with Apple any longer, though they were the first and had supplied parts for the whole industry until about 3 years ago. Of course, since Apple bought P.A. Semi, they might not need Samsung, Broadcom, or anyone else for iPod components since the company has already been designing CPUs.

    I'm waiting for Korean companies like Samsung and LG to understand ease-of-use and start to apply it to their products. Once they do that, I think we'll see exactly what you're saying.

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    Default Re: --- Which Brand Of Portable Music Player Do You Own Now, Have Owned or Planning

    meizu miniplayer m6 sl version. not sure if anyone heard of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    Okay I own the still really reliable iPod Photo. Before this was the Zen and way way before this lots of CD and Cassette mini portable players but the one I am most proud of and am lucky to be around to own one when the portable music player came about was the first Sony Walkman! How many old fart here were in the same shoe here? heheheh


    It's amazing how far it has come.
    I have this sitting in my room, however, it's not working anymore
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
    my flickr - adamloh.com

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    Default Re: --- Which Brand Of Portable Music Player Do You Own Now, Have Owned or Planning

    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I have this sitting in my room, however, it's not working anymore
    It might be worth something on ebay man heheh... I wish I still had mine. I sold it away after about a year of use to get a slimmer more nicer looking AIWA with the auto reverse bit heh...man...they sure have come a long way. I was googling about and saw numerous ones historically from cassette tape to CD to DAT to MD to Mp3.

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    Default Re: --- Which Brand Of Portable Music Player Do You Own Now, Have Owned or Planning

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Potter View Post
    None of the other brands even reach half of the number of votes of iPod
    in a sense, it's a pretty accurate representation of the current market.

    I love my iPod by the way, and spoken from an ex-creative, ex-iriver person. I don't really care about the sound, I just want something simple to use and store my music in a fuss-free manner.

    Oh yes, and the only mp3 player to be fully compatible with a Macbook since I use iTunes to catalogue the music, I can't drag and drop anymore. haha

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    my mp3 player now is Nokia 5310

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    i'm using a 30GB ipod. for me, it's convenient because i operate on a mac, and the ipod syncs wonderfully with my itunes and podcasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggy View Post
    meizu miniplayer m6 sl version. not sure if anyone heard of it.
    Yes!! I have the M6 subvariant just before SL (slightly thicker, I think). Great player. Even does video pretty well (as well as can be expected on a 2.4" screen). Photos look wonderful on it, supports album art (in external JPG, not in ID3), USB Mass Storage Class, supports WMA and FLAC (among others). Screen protector pre-applied. My only complaint : no removable battery, somewhat slow startup, no Audible support.

    I saw a Meizu store in SLS the last time I was there. I bought mine in Beijing last year.

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    Default Re: --- Which Brand Of Portable Music Player Do You Own Now, Have Owned or Planning

    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla Invades View Post
    mp3 is mainly use for listening.....not to show off.
    What? Next you'll be telling me a camera is just for taking pictures, not for showing off. What planet are you from?





    Just kidding, of course.

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    ipod classic user here.
    used to have a sony(48 hours batt life anyone?)

    heh, the best thing about the ipod imo is lossless, ease of use and the fact that its very reliable. havent had any problems. itunes is good as well. as compared to sony''s sonicstage which is frankly....a nightmare.

    but still...ipod lineout with ext amp ftw

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    Very obvious who is the winner!

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