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Decent quality, fairly large capacity, DAP for under $100?

post #1 of 11
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Does such a thing exist? 

 

I'm kind of new to the whole headphones thing, I got some Shure SRH440s last year as my first foray into it and love them, I would really love a nice quality player/amp setup to cart to and from university.

 

So far, second-hand seems to be the best way to go in terms of getting something good for my money and I am happy to, and have the time to, watch ebay or whatever for ages to find stuff. 

 

I've done a good few hours of research over the last couple days, but it's hard to know what to look for. Everyone seems to rave about the Sansa Clip, how's the Fuze+? I'm also looking at older iPod Classic models, Zunes and (if I can find one) an old Cowon. 

 

Does anyone have any advice in regard to an okay DAP? A capacity of preferably 20gb minimum would be rad, if it's lower than that with an SD card then that's awesome too. 

 

Sorry if this is the wrong place, I was getting kinda tired of trawling through old pages of conflicting reviews and stuff. Any help would be lovely! 

post #2 of 11

I see you are from the UK... $100 or £100?

post #3 of 11

Hi,

 

http://www.amazon.com/Zune-Digital-Media-Player-White/dp/B000FMZE7W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358187224&sr=8-2&keywords=zune+30gb 

 

The zune original was a great device buying used isnt always bad. You can also buy a referbished one too. 

 

Andre

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Originally Posted by Ari33 View Post

I see you are from the UK... $100 or £100?

 

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Originally Posted by shiorisekine View Post

Hi,

 

http://www.amazon.com/Zune-Digital-Media-Player-White/dp/B000FMZE7W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358187224&sr=8-2&keywords=zune+30gb 

 

The zune original was a great device buying used isnt always bad. You can also buy a referbished one too. 

 

Andre

 

That looks good, there seem to be loads on the Amazon marketplace bit, I shall bear them in mind. Really like the Zune. In theory :P

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ari33 View Post

I see you are from the UK... $100 or £100?

 

Well, the forum site appeared to mainly deal in dollars, so I thought for discussion that dollars might be easier. But I've roughly £75 to play with, however there is literally no more than that, I'd like to have some remainder to start putting towards amps/DACs where necessary. Being a student doesn't allow much to play with in terms of budgeting. 

post #5 of 11

The problem with buying a used player is that you don't know how worn the battery is, and how much battery life it will give. I guess if you feel you can trust what the seller says about battery life, then hopefully you will be okay. I don't know about the Zunes, however it is quite difficult to replace the battery in some mp3 players.

post #6 of 11

a 2gb or 4gb sansa clip and a 64gb microsd card costs around 100usd.

 

just format the microsd card to FAT32 so that the clip will read 64gb


Edited by Dyaems - 1/14/13 at 8:51pm
post #7 of 11
Sansa Clip Zip, (15 hours) there's good refurbs on ebay for $30, Cowon C2 (50 hours) found on ebay for $105, Colorfly C3 found on ebay for around $100. (15-17 hours)

All support micro sd and have decent sound quality.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by JK1 View Post

The problem with buying a used player is that you don't know how worn the battery is, and how much battery life it will give. I guess if you feel you can trust what the seller says about battery life, then hopefully you will be okay. I don't know about the Zunes, however it is quite difficult to replace the battery in some mp3 players.

That why they have Referb for under 100.

 

 


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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Sansa Clip Zip, (15 hours) there's good refurbs on ebay for $30, Cowon C2 (50 hours) found on ebay for $105, Colorfly C3 found on ebay for around $100. (15-17 hours)

All support micro sd and have decent sound quality.

Edited by shiorisekine - 1/15/13 at 2:16am
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by shiorisekine View Post

That why they have Referb for under 100.

 

 


 

Does the refurb have a new battery?

post #10 of 11
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Does the refurb have a new battery?

Yes

post #11 of 11

I would got with the v1 fuze, it's a half decent player plus it can be used with an lod.

 

Istor on ebay sells tons of factory refurbs on the cheap

 

Also bung this in, it's a cracking deal

 

http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Micro-SDHC/Samsung/Samsung-32GB-Micro-SDHC-Plus---Class-6--UHS-1?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=130115_Samsung_32GB_Micro_SD&origin=Newsletter

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