Originally Posted by Dustpap
While all that is completely true, I believe I already mentioned why iPod was the best.
Though others may support different formats or far superior audio quality to that of the iPod, OVERALL iPod is the best HD-based mp3 player on the market. Every other one you mentioned has questionable build quality and/or very, very shoddy technical support.
I always try to keep an open-minded opinion, and I have seen firsthandedly the advantages of other mp3 players in direct comparison to that of the iPod.
However, overalll iPod still remains the best mp3 player currently available to the general public.
Like I mentioned previously, it won't matter if your hard drive holds 60 GB, your player costs $100 less, and it supports every known format to man.....if your player quits working after several months of solid use......that should be a warning sign to any consumer NOT to purchase it.
I still firmly believe the iPod is the BEST mp3 player on the market.....especially for your average Joe.
For anyone else out there looking for something more, go ahead and purchase an iRiver, Rio, or Creative. Just don't freak out when it stops functioning as advertised and the company gives you the run-around in your attempts to get it serviced.