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Best MP3 player for using while riding(20 posts)

Best MP3 player for using while ridingSmeagol
Jun 25, 2003 10:10 AM
Does anyone know what is the best MP3 player to use while riding?
Minidisc is 1000 times betterovertrained
Jun 25, 2003 10:22 AM
Get a minidisc player. My sony minidisc never skips, fits easily into a jersey pocket and I can download from my computer onto it. It also has a remote so that I can adjust the volume while I'm riding.
NONE! You need both ears while riding.HAL9010
Jun 25, 2003 10:23 AM
Even if you run mono, with only one earbud in you are too much at risk. You might as well ride without a helmet while you're at it.
It's illegal!Rich_Racer
Jun 25, 2003 10:36 AM
At least in the state of CA it's illegal - and several others - I just don't know which. I used to ride in the UK with headphones but I never made the effort to find out what the law was. Not that ignorance is an excuse.
Jun 25, 2003 10:38 AM
I can't tell you how many cyclists I have passed who are "plugged in" and can't hear "ON YOUR LEFT" or anything else for that matter. Then, they almost crash because they're surprised when someone comes up alongside them.

Ride or listen to music. Don't do both at the same time. If you do, you become an accident looking for a place to happen.
You makea me laughDr Lizardo
Jun 25, 2003 3:05 PM
Don't you know dat da eara buds allow da noize dat comes from you mouth to bleeda right tru into my ears. Whatsa matter wit you?

In fact, if worn properly, any sound above 65 dba can be herd tru da eara buds.


I feela so broke up I wanna go home.
Jun 25, 2003 10:41 AM
Jun 25, 2003 10:43 AM
If you want an "intelligent" discussion of this, post it at the proper site:

They will give you all sorts of advise about the virtues of various playback units.

As for me, it would be sheer lunacy to actually ride while plugged in- but of course, you meant you'd only use it while on rollers..... right? Right? Hello?
LMAO, Great reply... nmDave Hickey
Jun 25, 2003 10:50 AM
re: Best MP3 player for using while ridingclimbo
Jun 25, 2003 10:54 AM
probably any of them. the MPIO ones are really small and decent. I saw one the other day on a ride, very nice, 30 songs on a 128MB device, perfect !
iPod - hands downwongsifu_mk
Jun 25, 2003 11:11 AM
Bottomless amounts of hd space, reliable skip protection, Firewire connection (fast) which it also charges through.

HOWEVER, that being said, I'd recommend against road usage for all the reasons already said in other posts. I only use it during long and lonely mountainbike climbs.
Nex IIe is my choice.Ken of Fresno
Jun 25, 2003 11:41 AM
It uses compact flash memory (I already had boat loads of CF memory from my digital cameras) and does not come with that silly copy protection feature some MP3 players have. That means you can play any old mp3 you get off the net. It also doubles as a portable hard drive. Comes in black or white. The black one has a cool white LCD.

I picked one up for about $79 with free shipping. Be smart on the road though.

Nike PSA 128mbYoungRcR
Jun 25, 2003 1:12 PM
super small size, smaller than a cell phone. Great sound quality and plenty of storage, about 30 songs (unless its metallica like mine... those long intro's kill memory fast!)
Nex IIe is my choice.VW
Jun 25, 2003 2:19 PM
Do you use their standard headphone? or do you use earbuds?

I have an old pair of Sony Sports earbuds that I like. nmKen of Fresno
Jun 25, 2003 2:28 PM
Nex IIe is my choice.YoungRcR
Jun 25, 2003 7:14 PM
definately get some earbuds... those standard ones are crap. I just take each bud, put it in my ear, drop the mp3 player down, inside the back of my jersey, pull it out and stick it in my pocket, super easy to switch songs or adjust the volume.

Also you can pull the right earbud out of your jersey further so you can turn your head easily without the bud comin out of your ear :-)
I use an iRIVERburdiman
Jun 25, 2003 1:54 PM
and only use one headphone (ear plug style). This unit has a good FM tuner (better than my creative had) and has 256 on board memory. Very small.

It is not illegal to only have the ear phone in one ear by the way.
Rio SportSkooter
Jun 25, 2003 4:38 PM
It's the best. Come's with armband and clip. up to 196 memory. It also comes with very easy to use software that allow access to all MP3's, and a full display. Costco $129

on your left. On your left! ON YOUR LEFT!!!!! (nm)Kerry
Jun 25, 2003 5:51 PM
RCA LyraCritLover
Jun 25, 2003 6:15 PM
Cheap (100 bucks at Circuit City), ridiculously small (2"x2"), 128megs, and excellent skip control.