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Old 06-16-03, 10:49 AM
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mp3 cd player?

hi, i have rio volt sp 50 and am going on a long trip and am afraid its going to break


any good cheap mp3 cd player recommendations?

thanks
Old 06-16-03, 06:34 PM
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I'm looking for a portable mp3 cd player as well. After a little research, the early frontrunner (for me at least) are the new models from Panasonic. The SL-SX420 for $50 or the SL-MP70 for ~$60. I think the 420 does not support ID3 tags while the MP70 does.

There are also a couple of Sony models that are $10-$20 more expensive, in addition the iRiver players at the top of the price range ($100+).

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I have the Panasonic SL-SX420. I traded it in for the one that supported ID3 tags and immediately returned that one. Get the one without ID3 support. It's one of the best disc players I've ever had. It's very easy to navigate the album and tracks for an mp3 disc. It has a long battery life. I think that one of the pluses of the non-id3 tag model is that it comes with a little handheld remote that hooks into the player. It's quite a steal for 40ish dollars. Get it and don't worry about the iRiver or Sonys.
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well i would like ID3 support
but the irivers are out of my price range

but the cd player must be have long battery life and be able to navigate folders easily
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Originally posted by Alyoshka
I have the Panasonic SL-SX420. I traded it in for the one that supported ID3 tags and immediately returned that one. Get the one without ID3 support. It's one of the best disc players I've ever had. It's very easy to navigate the album and tracks for an mp3 disc. It has a long battery life. I think that one of the pluses of the non-id3 tag model is that it comes with a little handheld remote that hooks into the player. It's quite a steal for 40ish dollars. Get it and don't worry about the iRiver or Sonys.
whats wrong w/ the one with ID3?

some neg reviews of it on amazon
but it looks good otherwise!

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Old 06-17-03, 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by SpacemanSpiff
whats wrong w/ the one with ID3?

some neg reviews of it on amazon
but it looks good otherwise!
The display for it is really bad....pretty much worthless. It scrolls the song title but very slowly. It's sort of a boring display. Part of what I like about the other models display is that it's done over two circular lcds. I've never seen a player set up the way it is. Also, the one with the id3 support does not have the remote which is very nice for jogging.
Old 06-25-03, 09:05 PM
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ok i went over to CC and bought the mp70 for $60

its pretty damn sweet!

the id3 tag thing is not amazing, but it works pretty well
and it navigates directories pretty well (tho you cant see which directories they are)
(both not as good as the sp50 i have tho)

but it apparently has a 48 HR battery life
which is redonklous


the main reason I am thinking of buying this is because the sp50 i have only has a 10 hr battery life and I am going to be on a long term trip (6+ months) and i would have to shell out about $30 for a power transformer and a dc adaptor

but i could just buy this and buy batteries


hmm i dunno what to do....
what do you guys think?



also....
Panasonic SL-SX420 has the remote and is $10 less but no id3 support

i could defintely use the remote but dont like the lack of id3 support
hmmmmmmm

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Old 06-26-03, 05:10 AM
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Originally posted by SpacemanSpiff

also....
Panasonic SL-SX420 has the remote and is $10 less but no id3 support

i could defintely use the remote but dont like the lack of id3 support
hmmmmmmm
I got it because I really could care less about ID3 support...plus it seemed sluggish when I saw the id3 in action. I know all my cds, so I know who it is without looking at the tag information. It was cool on my IPOD (too expensive so I sold it back) but not as cool on this.
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i wonder if the remote will work with the id3 one

also, the bass is definetly crappier in the panasonic one than my old sp50

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