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Best MP3-player for running, under $100?

Colin

Monkey
Nov 5, 2001
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in my tiny apartment
Hi,

I've read threw a few of the older MP3-player threads, but I am looking for something that is small, light, and under $100, if possible. It will be for my brother, who likes to run, and that is how it will be primarily used.

Thanks.
 

Changleen

Paranoid Member
Jan 9, 2004
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Hypernormality
Any cheap flash player sounds about right then. Creative do some nice sounding ones you can probably grab for under $100 these days. Google for Creative MuVo TX, you can probably grab one of the smaller capacity ones.
 
J

JRB

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Changleen said:
Are you just saying that because you can see one, Loco?
Nope - I have a memorex, and Julie has a Rio Cali. I like her's a lot.
 

mcA896

Turbo Monkey
Aug 15, 2003
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Cape Cod, MA
shuffle. survived a whole year of repeated snowboarding/mountainbiking/all around friend abuse. repeated drops, rain, stepped on, and it still works. (not good anymore, but it works)
 

dfinn

Turbo Monkey
Jul 24, 2003
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SL, UT
I have a SanDisk DAP 1G player. It's held up to working out with it, snowboarding (gotten it pretty wet a couple of times) and commuting on my motorcycle with it. I would highly recommend it. I'll be selling it soon to get a Nano, I need more songs.
 

Yossarian

Monkey Pimp
Jul 25, 2001
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Aboard the Inchcliffe Castle
I use an iRiver Flash player and it has held up just fine. The joystick control is a little small, but once you learn the diligence of using it on the run (literally) it is a functional player for the price.
 

pixelninja

Turbo Monkey
Jun 14, 2003
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Denver, CO
luken8r said:
the creative labs units have the same amount of flash, but have an LCD readout so you know which songs are playing and they are cheaper
I just bought the Creative Labs Zen Nano Plus. Its a 1GB flash player with FM tuner and I got it for $125 total. They make a 512KB version that is under $100. Not sure if its the "best", but it does the trick and I like it a lot. The thing I really like about it is its drag-n-drop. I don't need to use any proprietary software to download songs to it. I plug it in and it shows up as a drive. About the only thing that it lacks is the ability to create seperate playlists, but at only 1GB, its not like I'm going to have a lot of room for multiple playlists. I bought it for working out, and the only music I like to work out to is hard and fast, so I'd only use one playlist anyway.