View Full Version : best deals on portable mp3-cd players
08-01-2000, 03:22 AM
I'm really thinkin about getting the mptrip, that would be really cool.
08-01-2000, 01:24 PM
the best price i found was 100 bucks on compgeeks: <a href="http://www.compgeeks.com/cgi-bin/details.asp?cat=MultiMedia&sku=205-3333">genica mp3cd player</a>, but i don't know if you wanna trust something made by genica :P
the only other one that i found was one made by iJam at <a href="http://www.compuplus.com/ets/showpage.cgi?template=/_templates/xproduct.html&producttable=/_private/1product.txt&productkey=939&selectfield=category&selectvalue=Music&selectt ype=substring&sort1=list&sort1dir=up&sort2=mfr_name&sort2dir=up&sort3=price&sort3dir=up"> compuplus</a>. I checked the website out like a week and a half ago, and it was at 150, but they jacked up the price to 170...them bums http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif .
anywayz, if anybody has better deals, please post...i'm looking for a normal name brand one for around 100.
08-01-2000, 01:39 PM
I have that player. Except I got mine from Easybuy2000.com. Its called the MPTRIP but it is the same one compgeeks has. It works great for me. I have had really no big problems with it. I do suggest a few things though, first off you have to burn all mp3 in mode1 otherwise they won't play. Also I tend to just dump all my mp3's in the root I have had no problem with it recognizing all the songs. I definately recommend it, I like it much better than the regular flash media type players.
08-01-2000, 01:43 PM
COme on Gepapa, don't be a player hater
08-01-2000, 02:11 PM
I think that Ijam and that easybuy and that compgeeks one are all the same. I've seen it and I was duly unimpressed. Wait for the philips expanium http://www.expanium.com or be like me, and wait for the Creative Jukebox http://www.nomadworld.com Really all just depends on what you want. In the mp3 business, price does = quality in many cases..
08-02-2000, 12:28 AM
The Philips Expanium is supposed to be
available at the end of August, according
to one of their representatives.
IMO, the MPTrip unit is ugly and needs
some major improvements in its design. But
you get what you pay for. It's the prototype
of the MP3 CD players, but it does play
CD-RWs, so it's still a decent value.
08-17-2000, 10:49 AM
anyone have any good deals for circuit city?
i just found out that the expanium is gonna be sold there on aug 20th
08-17-2000, 11:26 AM
(hrm, can't select an icon with Opera 4.. odd)
The MPTrip is pretty cool, I've had one for a few months now and like it a lot. Of course, with the XPanium due any second now there's suddenly a challenger, but it does cost twice as much.
It all comes down to what you want and are willing to deal with. Sure, the MPTrip has quirks, and has a cheap look, but it sounds VERY good. I'd hope the XPanium is better but with no reviews, you just don't know... I'd say wait for some reviews and see if the extra $100 is worth having a brand name. I think they're actually going to have about the same feature set (except the XP shouldn't chug through batteries like the MPTrip, thankfully a pair of NiMH rechargeables does the trick!)
(and I would disagree, to some extent, about the price=quality statement... while that's true in many cases, a lot of times corporate greed=price. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/wink.gif Plus I hate Creative Labs for what they did to Aureal... I just like the idea of having as many MP3 discs as I want to have (I already have more self-ripped and Napster discs than a Nomad Jukebox would hold! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif.
[This message has been edited by Justin42 (edited 08-17-2000).]
08-17-2000, 11:27 AM
Well I wouldn't call the mptrip ugly. I mean I definately have seen worse. I just want to tell you that it does what it is supposed to do it plays mp3's of cd's, and it plays audio cd's. It might not have the most intuitive interface but at the same time i have seen solid state mp3 players that are worse in terms of playability. That is just my two cents, if the phillips player does ID3 then it would definately be a great buy, depending upon the price of course.
PS--Don't hate the player hate the game
08-17-2000, 12:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Justin42:
[B] I'd hope the XPanium is better but with no reviews, you just don't know... [B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Heres at least one review:
For me, its going to come down to either the expanium, the Nomad Jukebox (funds are a big problem there though at $500), or the new RCA player, which looks pretty neat. btw Nomad Jukebox is priced at $500 at amazon.com
08-17-2000, 12:59 PM
Hrm, not a great review.. sounds like it's a slightly upgraded MPTrip with worse load times... too bad, as I was hoping this product would kinda break through MP3s to the "real world." Kinda funny he says the MPTrip ignores folders, and that's the breaking point to him, when in reality the MPTrip just needs to be put into "folder mode".. kinda dumb...
Biggest problem with the Nomad Jukebox is when you fill it up (and you will, if you're spending $500 for it!! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif it's done and you gotta start clearing it off. MP3 CD players you can just keep making new CDs. Of course, if you don't already have a burner, that drastically affects things. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
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