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Old 10-05-2010, 04:39 PM
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Help Looking for an mp3 player that takes memory cards.

Hi everyone,

First I have to admit that up to now I have been an avid supporter of the ipod. That was until recently when I ran out of storage space.

I am looking for an mp3 that you can buy memory cards to add more storage if you need to. The catch is it must have a screen where you can view and scroll through songs/albums etc and it can't be too small, I would drop the sansa's within minutes.

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:44 PM
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Cowon J3.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:24 PM
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How much storage do you need? What is your budget? The Cowon J3 looks interesting, except that it is expensive. The Sandisk Clip+ is quite small, however the Sandisk Fuze is not that small.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:41 PM
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I would drop the sansa's within minutes.
Well I've dropped my Sansas a few times already, and they are still working great.

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Old 10-05-2010, 08:48 PM
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Cowon J2 x2
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:41 AM
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J3 is the one I have been looking at. Also the new archos "internet tablets" have slots.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:43 AM
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Thanks to everyone who has made suggestions so far. I don't really have a budget in mind because I don't really know what's available. As far as storage goes, a large as possible, think that's a 32gb card? I have an 8gb ipod at the moment but rarely get rid of music that I've brought so a 16gb player would not be worth the money to me.

In short, if it has the specs I want I don't mind spending a bit. Obviously though if I don't have to I don't want to
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:25 AM
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The largest storage possible using flash memory is now 64 GB(either a Cowon J3 32 GB and a 32 GB micro SDHC card, or a Zune 64 GB). A Cowon J3 32 GB plus a 32 GB micro SDHC card will cost you around $400 though! For only around $175 you could get a Sandisk Fuze 8 GB and a 32 GB micro SDHC card giving you 40 GB. Is it worth spending $225 more to have 24 GB of extra space(the J3 has more than double the battery life of the Fuze and much beter video though).
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Again thanks to everyone who has responded so far sorry it's taken me so long to reply
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:47 PM
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Cowon J3 16gb: $220 at amazon.
Archos 43 16gb: $249.

With both you get great media apps and excellent media playback. Both have microSD slots.
With the 43 you also get WiFi, email, browsing, and access to a few hundred thousand android apps.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:28 AM
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Cowon J3 16gb: $220 at amazon.
Archos 43 16gb: $249.

With both you get great media apps and excellent media playback. Both have microSD slots.
With the 43 you also get WiFi, email, browsing, and access to a few hundred thousand android apps.
Quite true, so I change my vote to the Archos 43
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With the Cowon you get really good audio playback, including gapless support, BBE sound enhancements, and a well working semi-parametric EQ. Not to mention enough tactile buttons to be useful on the go. So if audio playback is your main requirement, consider that over the Archos.
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:43 PM
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The 43 also has gapless support. You also get left/right balance.
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You're the first one to mention gapless on the Archos. Is that Archos-specific, or the default Android audio player?
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It was mentioned on the archosfan forum, where someone left a link to a review. I believe his blog mentioned the music app was archos specific, and not the standard android app. Another thread also confirmed FLAC would play gapless too. I don't have a 43 yet, and have only been able to play with a friend's for a short while. I don't think the EQ presets were more than a few, although there was one custom option. I never saw how to create a custom EQ though.
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Agree - if audio is your thing primarily, look at the Cowon J3 in this price range....
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