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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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Ultimate Geek

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




I'd be inclined to look at something like the Sony - a friend had one many years ago.  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!!:


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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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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Ultimate Geek

  # 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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