1. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    I had the first Zune then later got the Zune hd. Well I gave my first one to my brother then my Zune hd was stolen! Well anyways I can't afford to pay the inflated prices of the Zune hd these days. So my question is, I do not like nor want a iPod or android music device. Yes I have a wp8 phone but I don't want to use it as my main music device. The battery for any phone will never hold up to the task to make it thru a day. I just really want a separate device. Its more sense for my life than to have my phone as everything. So knowing this, will there be or is there currently any touch devices that are at least comparable to the **** competition?
    01-21-2013 01:10 AM
  2. Flagz's Avatar
    I just bought a refurbed Zune HD, sure its banged up bit it still works! Nothing comparable imo unless you but a very low end wp7/8 for around 200 and put it on airplane low brightness and battery saver mode. Still will be trash as an mp3 imo.
    01-21-2013 01:25 AM
  3. rdubmu's Avatar
    IPod touch :)
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    01-21-2013 01:27 AM
  4. Flagz's Avatar
    IPod touch :)
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    ewww, he specifically said no apple or android.
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    01-21-2013 01:29 AM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    Buy a last gen WP 7.5 device. At this point you could probably grab a Samsung Focus for super cheap.
    01-21-2013 01:33 AM
  6. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Yea I just really miss my Zune hd. I've thought about a another side phone but an regular mp3 player is better for bike riding rollerblading working out what have you.... it'd be one thing if I could turn off the phone function for any duration of time I choose and if I got at least a week of battery life. Doesn't seem like that an option.
    01-21-2013 01:36 AM
  7. Mystictrust's Avatar
    Inflated Zune HD prices? I paid $130 or so for a 16GB Zune HD on eBay in excellent condition a few months back and I thought that was pretty good. Anyway, I'm not aware of any more superior sole mp3 player... If you don't get any good leads on something else, I suggest eBay.
    01-21-2013 02:03 AM
  8. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    I've checked Craigslist... crap there for the price people want.... and I can't see spending over a hundred on a device that is banged and scratched to ****. Maybe I've just caught eBay at wrong times I dunno. Even amazon is crazy with it.
    01-21-2013 02:07 AM
  9. jdevenberg's Avatar
    any non android or apple touch screen mp3 player is going to suck. you either need to go non touch, in which case a san disk sansa would be good, or get something running android or ios.
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    01-21-2013 03:06 AM
  10. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Yea I just didn't know if someone may know about one somewhere in this world. It really sucks that its just android or apple. And I won't support them. I guess I'll consider maybe a focus flash since its smaller or keep waiting waiting till I see a Zune hd I find that I could deal with.
    01-21-2013 09:04 AM
  11. gsquared's Avatar
    Looks like ScanDisk or Sony.
    01-21-2013 10:32 AM
  12. bawboh86's Avatar
    Sandisk, while not touch, makes great mp3 players, in my opinion. They're really great. I'd say, take a look at one of these.

    Although, I'm seeing some great prices on like new Zune HDs on craigslist (at least, in the Dallas area). I also see listings like this one on ebay: Microsoft Zune HD 32 Platinum 32 GB Digital Media MP3 Player 882224858144 | eBay. In other words, I think you should be able to find a suitable replacement.
    01-21-2013 11:24 AM
  13. HeyCori's Avatar
    Yea I just really miss my Zune hd. I've thought about a another side phone but an regular mp3 player is better for bike riding rollerblading working out what have you.... it'd be one thing if I could turn off the phone function for any duration of time I choose and if I got at least a week of battery life. Doesn't seem like that an option.
    You could activate Airplane mode. That turns off WiFi, Celluar and Bluetooth. WiFi/Bluetooth can be turned on independently if you need them. However, I don't think that would net you a week's worth of battery.
    01-21-2013 06:11 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Before I used my smartphones as MP3 players, I had a Sandisk MP3 player. It was great as an MP3 player.
    01-21-2013 06:40 PM
  15. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Yea I'll have to look into more the SanDisk players. My main thing with the Zune hd was sound was great small form factor could play movies the radio for a break up of my music and when wanted a little internet surfing. But above all it was touch that had a smooth interface. I never was into the apps that we're for it. But it seems companies that are going touch are going android based. So I'll look into SanDisk for the simple mp3 part. Saddened by the selections that are out there though.
    01-21-2013 08:57 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Yea I'll have to look into more the SanDisk players. My main thing with the Zune hd was sound was great small form factor could play movies the radio for a break up of my music and when wanted a little internet surfing. But above all it was touch that had a smooth interface. I never was into the apps that we're for it. But it seems companies that are going touch are going android based. So I'll look into SanDisk for the simple mp3 part. Saddened by the selections that are out there though.
    I think the reason is that standalone MP3 players are on their way out. In fact I wouldn't be surprised to see Apple discontinue the iPod line in a few years. Convergence is killing single-use devices such as MP3 players and GPS units.
    01-21-2013 09:51 PM
  17. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    I personally think its ******ed. But that's me. I just don't think batteries are we're they need to be to ex pmps out. I know I can't be the only one out here that prefers to have a separate mp3 player and then have the option on my phone as well. To me using my phone strictly for everything....... is like saying hey cassette tapes are the future man! Its obviously not. But I feel like one day we will be with out actual stereos too cause they'll say well hey you have a smartphone now right? ******* companies.
    01-21-2013 10:27 PM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I personally think its ******ed. But that's me. I just don't think batteries are we're they need to be to ex pmps out. I know I can't be the only one out here that prefers to have a separate mp3 player and then have the option on my phone as well. To me using my phone strictly for everything....... is like saying hey cassette tapes are the future man! Its obviously not. But I feel like one day we will be with out actual stereos too cause they'll say well hey you have a smartphone now right? ******* companies.
    I doubt if you are the only person interested in a single-use device; however, the trend is definitely moving toward multi-purpose devices. Consumers Want Multi-Function CE Devices - CE Pro Article from CE Pro
    01-21-2013 10:50 PM
  19. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Aha! But its not single use. its just compact and without the need for the phone part. I don't really want to be tracked everywhere in my life thru a cellular network. Sometimes I want to just disappear from the one device age.
    01-21-2013 11:15 PM
  20. rdubmu's Avatar
    Buy a last gen WP 7.5 device. At this point you could probably grab a Samsung Focus for super cheap.
    Still the best option thou.
    01-22-2013 12:36 AM
  21. ryker002's Avatar
    any non android or apple touch screen mp3 player is going to suck. you either need to go non touch, in which case a san disk sansa would be good, or get something running android or ios.
    I would agree. The Sansa MP3 players or Creative Zen are great players, just lacking the touch they're probably better than the rest from what I've experienced. That or Sanyo.

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    01-22-2013 01:01 AM
  22. the real smackbo's Avatar
    Don't start using any apple products .. Even though you buy the music you will never truly own those songs and will find it impossible to transfer them to other devices in the future
    01-22-2013 01:32 AM
  23. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    I have people tell me apple all the time. The truth is I don't mind there hardware but I can't stand there software for anything! And I think iTunes is trash. So apple is out. And I just find the android stuff cheap feeling all the way around. That and I'm no fan of Google.
    01-22-2013 08:19 AM

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