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Old 11-23-2001, 05:45 PM   #1
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Anyone own an MP3 player?

I am looking to purchase an MP3 player in the very near future. The one I'm checking out is a 6GB jukebox. The name of hte company is Archos and the price is around $250. With 6 gigs, the player holds like 1500 songs. Anyone own this particular MP3 player or have any feedback on it?

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Yah. i've got the Nomad.. it's a 6GB one, it's pretty sweet, you can put all you want on it.. I'd recommend it.. I'm not sure the price of it at the moment, but which ever one you get, make sure you get the one whose batteries last the longest.. the nomad's will last four-five hours.. pretty good time for batteris, but maybe they're lasting longer now...

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Old 11-23-2001, 07:49 PM   #3
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I also have the nomad 6GB. It's really good, has an easy to use interface, and you can do a lot to organize, catalogue, etc your songs on the computer with the software, and the changes take effect on the unit. My only problem is with the batteries, they seem to die very quickly, but other than that it was a great investment. Hope that helps
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Old 11-23-2001, 08:11 PM   #4
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Looks like the Archos 6000 is a pretty good player (I'm assuming that's the one you're looking at), but beware that you must have Windows 98 SE or newer for it to work (you can't use regular Windows 98). There is a newer model, the Archos Jukebox Recorder, which works with 98 (as far as I can tell) and also lets you record MP3s. Good Luck!


Cnet review of the 6000: http://music.cnet.com/electronics/0-...7.html?tag=txt
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Old 11-24-2001, 12:05 AM   #5
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I also have the nomad 6GB. It's really good, has an easy to use interface, and you can do a lot to organize, catalogue, etc your songs on the computer with the software, and the changes take effect on the unit. My only problem is with the batteries, they seem to die very quickly, but other than that it was a great investment. Hope that helps
here's what i did to keep my batteries lasting long.. I turned off the backlight.. you get like an hour longer or more even....


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Old 11-28-2001, 03:34 AM   #6
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I recently got a portable Rio Volt MP3/CD player, which I love. It'll play your conventional music CD's and also CD-R's with MP3 files on them.
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I've had a Nomad Jukebox for over a year and highly recommend it! As others have stated, the one negative is you only get 3-4 hours on a full charge of batteries. The NJB comes with two sets of batteries, so as long as you keep an extra set of charged batteries onhand you're good to go for hours. A good investment is an external Maha battery charger.
One cool thing about the Jukebox is that you can upgrade to a larger hard drive. The original Jukebox came with 6GB. I believe they're now available in 20GB. Even if you get the older 6GB version, you can open up the Jukebox and easily swap out the old drive for a new 20GB or 40GB drive. http://www.nomadjukebox.net sells the drive upgrades and even provides instructions. I haven't done the upgrade yet, but I hear it's pretty easy.
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http://music.cnet.com/electronics/0-...8.html?tag=txt

This is Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox, which also has 6 GB storage--but in a size of a standard CD player. It looks like this one comes rcommended. The Archos is too bulky and more expensive. Plus, the Nomad can record live audio, while the Archos can't.

Damn...I'm looking at the prices of this, and I'm starting to think I may want one eventually.

I currently have a Rio Volt MP3/WMA/CD player. I like it a lot.

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if you're looking for a lot of storage space these are obviously your best options. i have a nomad 2 mg with 128 mb on board and an additional slot for 64 mb cards, which i have two of. it works out pretty well but i never listen to it for more than an hour. if i were to go on a long trip i would tire of that few songs quickly.

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Old 11-28-2001, 06:13 PM   #10
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I bought a nomad 6GB jukebox off of eBay this summer. With shipping I paid $200. I had thought of getting an archos, but when I did some online research I found that the nomad was much more highly rated. I've been really happy with it myself. Only complaints are battery life and the size/weight of the unit(same as a portable cd player).

If you're not in a huge hurry to get an mp3 jukebox, you may want to wait to see if/when Apple will come out with a Windows compatible version of the new Ipod. It seems to be the top of the line at the moment, but not many people have an Apple computer and it also costs about $400.
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I thought about an mp3 player..I was much happier with an MD.
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