ipod 40 gb vs iriver 40gb vs new sony

  byfordr 15:25 11 May 2004

I'm after a high capacity HD based MP3 player. I've narrowed it down to the following:-

iRiver iHP-140 - £275
ipod 40 gb - £330 (possibly cheaper from New York)

Or wait for the new fangled sony one click here

Anyone have any experience of any of these or perhaps a suggestion of a different one?

The iriver seems to come with pretty much everything you need to get you going (including case)

Does any know if you need special cables to connect to a hi-fi or will standard ones do?

Thanks in advance for any advice.


  Chronos 16:32 11 May 2004

I have the iRiver iHP140 and it is ace, best toy ever i have had...

  Chronos 16:33 11 May 2004

it runs on a usb lead, which comes with it, along with a remote control..

  Chronos 16:36 11 May 2004

i read it wrong, you have to connect it to the PC, not the HI-FI...then just drag the tracks or files into it....

  byfordr 16:42 11 May 2004

What the radio like any good?

  Chronos 16:48 11 May 2004

very rarely use it, but it is fine, i just listen to the 900 tracks i have put in it so far.

  byfordr 16:49 11 May 2004


  ch0pper 18:19 11 May 2004

I have an iPod and it is sex on legs, as they say.

That being said, I'd never come across the iRiver device.

Also, Phillips do a very sexy MP3/.wma player that is also very attractive and well-built and also very competitively priced.

  Curio 18:34 11 May 2004

click here. Have a look at this one. Cheaper than the competition and sounds great with good Headphones.
Well worthy of consideration

  Curio 22:02 11 May 2004

Should have said sounds great with a better set of headphones

  byfordr 22:27 11 May 2004

Cheers for that! Must confess I've never heard of them, not a sleek as the iriver or ipod, but a lot cheaper. Anyone with any experience of one?

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