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Old 07-30-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: People's Republic of California
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I need a MP3 player for running and a few other workouts yet yesterday my IPOD bit the dust.

I bought something for my phone but the sound isn't very good and I need excellent sound. That was a waste of money.

I'd like another IPOD Nano and have been looking at the refurbished ones on Ebay (great seller remarks only, of course) but have also been reading reviews on the Sony Walkman.

Can anyone please give me some reviews on the Walkman or some newer Ipod Nanos? I bought mine early 2008 or 2009, I really can't remember.

Also, I don't want the one Ipod Nano that shuffles songs with just a shake as working out and shaking go together and I don't want the songs shuffling without my desire

Thank you
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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I need a MP3 player for running and a few other workouts yet yesterday my IPOD bit the dust.

I bought something for my phone but the sound isn't very good and I need excellent sound. That was a waste of money.

I'd like another IPOD Nano and have been looking at the refurbished ones on Ebay (great seller remarks only, of course) but have also been reading reviews on the Sony Walkman.

Can anyone please give me some reviews on the Walkman or some newer Ipod Nanos? I bought mine early 2008 or 2009, I really can't remember.

Also, I don't want the one Ipod Nano that shuffles songs with just a shake as working out and shaking go together and I don't want the songs shuffling without my desire

Thank you
Funkykatt,

If you are looking for something soley for your workouts and cheap, you may want to consider a Sansa player. There can be had for about 60 bucks, possibly cheaper on e-bay. I have an I-pod touch, but will probably get a sansa for my gym, running, etc.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: People's Republic of California
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There's an idea...but what about the sound quality...that's extremely important to me. I put a card on my phone and ugh.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:11 PM
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I got a Sansa Clip+ 2GB from Amazon around $30. It has a display too, which is great, and a microSD slot for expansion.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: People's Republic of California
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I will look into those. thank you
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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If all your music was purchased via iTunes your music will probably not play on a non-Apple player without conversion to MP3 format.

The Sansa is a very good inexpensive player. The Nano is good too - but I think you can turn off the shake/shuffle feature.

FWIW - I would not buy any music via iTunes. Buy it on Amazon or other places that sell you MP3 format music - which can be played on almost any device.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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I just used the music I had on disc. I never bought any Itunes or Amazon.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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If all your music was purchased via iTunes your music will probably not play on a non-Apple player without conversion to MP3 format.

The Sansa is a very good inexpensive player. The Nano is good too - but I think you can turn off the shake/shuffle feature.

FWIW - I would not buy any music via iTunes. Buy it on Amazon or other places that sell you MP3 format music - which can be played on almost any device.
FYI, any music bought through iTunes is now DRM free and will work on other MP3 players w/o needing to convert it.

it is also possible to disable the "shake to shuffle" capability.

any inexpensive flash player will do. if you need video/camera capabilities, that may warrant a look at the new line of ipod Nanos, otherwise, there's not a huge difference w/ the players. sound quality is more a function of the headphones and song quality/format. there are formats that will give you a better sound than mp3, but they typically take up more space and different players support different formats (mp3 is universal)
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: People's Republic of California
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FYI, any music bought through iTunes is now DRM free and will work on other MP3 players w/o needing to convert it.

it is also possible to disable the "shake to shuffle" capability.

any inexpensive flash player will do. if you need video/camera capabilities, that may warrant a look at the new line of ipod Nanos, otherwise, there's not a huge difference w/ the players. sound quality is more a function of the headphones and song quality/format. there are formats that will give you a better sound than mp3, but they typically take up more space and different players support different formats (mp3 is universal)
I figured headphones had a lot to do with sound quality but the player has some input I assume.

But I didn't realize the other players made a difference and thank you for that information.
I do have to go universal since I am not wealthy

All I wanna do is run run run with great sound for miles and miles.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Another vote for the Sansa clip. I have had one for about 2+ years now. Got it locally at Best Buy, under or around $30. The sound is very good, almost mini concert-esque.
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