Help me choose a Portable Music Player

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  1. tkin

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    Well guys I wanted to buy a PMP for my cousin, since that's been taken care of, I wanna buy one for myself.

    My budget is 6k, will extend to 8k if the product is worth the difference.

    NO IPOD, I won't buy an ipod even if they gave it free to me because I need a PMP with drag and drop support(IPOD lacks it, I hate itunes), it must have least 4GB capacity, expandable memory is welcome but not essential, video support is also welcomed but is not a must need.

    I selected a few, comment on that and improvise please.

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    1.http://www.sony.co.in/product/nwz-e436f/sku/nwz-e436f_bme @ 5k

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    2.http://www.sony.co.in/product/nwz-a726 @ 8k(a bit too much)

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    3.http://www.sony.co.in/product/nwz-b143f @ 4k(no video support)


    How's ZUNE?
     
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    Cowon D2+ would be my first choice.

    If you know anyone in USA, try to get ipod touch 8Gb which is now availble for 199$
     
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    What's the price of Cowon D2+?

    I know iPods are great but I won't buy it, need drag and drop support(must have) which iPods lack and I hate the whole "itunes must be installed to transfer music" thing.
     
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    ^^

    cowon D2+ costs around 8k afaik for 4Gb model.

    for ipods:

    there are lot of alternatives like winamp, mediamonkey and some linux based media players that have plugins to manage ipod.

    seriously speaking, you should really try ipod touch once. It has evolved a lot and is nothingl ike the shitty nano or shuffle
     
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    I used ipod touch, one my friends in college has one, nice but I want to connect my media player to the PC, see it appear as a USB drive, use drag/drop, sync with just any media player out there.

    Some feedback site says that D2+ has faulty firmware(still not fixed) such that ID3 tags are not properly displayed, any idea on SONY models?

    Sony Erickson phones rock in sound quality AFAIK, any idea about walkman?

    PS- I own a walkman CD player, audio quality is really good.
     
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    There is one from Creative Zen I guesss, have a look at that.
     
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    hmm. I am using cowon D2+ firmware on Cowon D2 and I haven't faced any such problem. The issue with id3 tags used to happen when I was using D2's firmware too. but when I use the player in MTP mode (sync music using WMP or jetaudio or mm), I haven't faced any issues.

    It's easier to drag and drop music onto devices but I do feel that syncing using a s/w like WMP or jetaudio is much more comfortable and better for player.

    anywyays, Sony has released a new S series player in Japan I think and is not yet available worldwide. wait for it.
     
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    What's the model and price?
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    Then I'll wait for it, syncing is nice and I do tend to do it, but Drag and Drop is needed because sometimes I get a CD and want to directly rip the contents to the player, also helps when I want to transfer a large music folder directly to the player.
     
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    ^^no idea about launch date dude. also, it's dead cheat. 8GB for $109
     
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    Yeah, also 129$ for 16GB, 6.5k FTW.

    Its available in USA, UK and JPN, but not here, even the old X series isn't launched here, such a waste.
     
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    ^^see if you can get it through KMD in techenclave. that guy charges some 60 rupees per dollar and you can give him link to the product in amazon or any online store in USA and he will let you know how much to pay and the product will be delivered to you.
     
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    I know of him, but the warranty isn't available here, with PMPs that's not a good option, guess need to wait a month or so.
     
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    Yup,. KMD is very good. And if u can get more ppl to buy it together, the price reduces further....per piece...
     
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    Yeah, but warranty?
     
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    Well, the service centres here will also serve warranty(if there is one here).
     
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    Only service center provide INDIA marketed products !! also that KMD dude charges Rs65 for a dollar ! thats high

    Tkin - dont get Sony walkman music player - Try to get MICROSOFT ZUNE its around 7.5K nice pmp & music player , i ll get the new prices
     
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    Zune isn't officially launched in India, so no warranty+high price in some delhi showrooms as a few indian tech forums report. Sony is well known for audio quality all over, after the launch of S540 they actually overtook apple(ipod) in terms of marketshare in japan(http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/09/03/first.time.sony.leads.in.four.years/). This S540 looks sexy, 130$ for 16 GB with stereo external speakers and other features. Gonna try Sony world this week, I'll wait a month if I have to but I want it.

    http://dvice.com/archives/2009/08/sony-walkman-s5.php

    But I am still open to other suggestions, and if anyone has any news about S540 do reply here.
     
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    ^^ But its sold in ebay , actually my friend who is mumbai he bought zune i ll ask him were did he bought ?? then get Cowon D2 , the sound quality is amazing D2 has good battery also - ONLY sound quality EVEN apple Ipod nano cannot stand against D2
     
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