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# 211616 4-Apr-2017 13:27
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I'm looking for a simple, cheap and small MP3 player for gyming or jogging. Music and voice only (no video needed)

 

Small enough to clip onto clothing. I have earbuds with a 3? mm plug.

 

I don't REALLY need a readout, as a screen always seems to increase the size of the player.

 

However, I guess it would be useful to visually navigate through the loaded albums and tracks, so a small one might be useful.

 

Suggestions would be appreciated :-)

 

 





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  # 1756310 4-Apr-2017 13:38
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There are some cheap ones on Pricespy

 

https://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?b=273&o=produkt_pris_inkmoms

 

 

 

I'd be inclined to look at something like the Sony - a friend had one many years ago.    https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/audio/portable-audio/ipods-mp3s/sony-nwzb183fl-mp3-player/prod134192.html?ref=pricespy  as I recall they have a super long battery and very quick charging times.

 

 


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  # 1756315 4-Apr-2017 13:43
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I can't believe they still make these!!: http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/mp3-players/10gb-over/auction-1292669275.htm

 

This was my first MP3 player - 256MB and about $200 back in about 2004.  Now its 8gb and $15, and it looks identical.

 

It runs of AAA's so you will want a rechargeable!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1756326 4-Apr-2017 13:51
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sxz:

 

 

 

This was my first MP3 player - 256MB and about $200 back in about 2004.  Now its 8gb and $15, and it looks identical.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had one of these too, but the paint over time went all sticky. You can probably get a lot cheaper off aliexpress too. I wouldn't recommend it though.


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  # 1756330 4-Apr-2017 13:59
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Yes grab one of the Sony units especially if it is for running. Another thing you can look at getting is a smartwatch since most allow for music storage and track your activity. From there grab a pair of Bluetooth airbuds (there is a pair of $60 ones at PB Tech that are very good made by Meizu).




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  # 1756348 4-Apr-2017 14:23
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The FIIO M3 is awesome.

 

Audio quality is not as good as the top end FIIO players but it is still very good.

 

Battery life - a charge seems to last forever.

 

The battery holds its charge so even if you leave it in a drawer for a month it still has the go to get you through a day.

 

Fast charging from USB

 

Supports micro sdxc cards. It is known to work with cards over 200G.

 

Small and light.

 

Does not fall to bits in a week like the cheap ones do.

 

You get the genuine item. (So many players from brand name companies on amazon are knock-offs.)

 

 


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