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#1113933 - 12/28/04 07:23 AM Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
mound Offline
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Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 782
Loc: Rochester, NY
I did!

Very cool!

I put my entire classical collection on it, listening now at work.. No more carrying CD's around everywhere!

-Paul
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#1113934 - 12/28/04 04:18 PM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
Hen3ry Offline
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Registered: 12/18/04
Posts: 43
Loc: Longmont, Colorado
I purchased one for my wife - she's a fan of audio books and the disk-drive based MP3 players "bookmark" when powered down. So the iPod became the player of choice.

As a surprise, I installed her entire CD audio collection plus 7 audio books. It is an "amazing" piece of technology. Two weeks ago I couldn't even spell iPod ;-), now I wish I had one!

Kevin

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#1113935 - 12/28/04 04:21 PM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
PianoBeast10489 Offline
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Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 830
Loc: Virginia Beach,VA
my brother did, i think he's obsessed!

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#1113936 - 12/28/04 04:23 PM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
kluurs Offline
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Registered: 05/24/02
Posts: 3739
Loc: Chicago
Got one...

Any advice from folks? I'm probably going to use a windows machine to upload from my CD collection.

Ken

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#1113937 - 12/28/04 07:58 PM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
DuCamp Offline
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Registered: 11/02/04
Posts: 263
Loc: Mexico City
I have some advice: get some in-ear headphones (Sony's are great, and Etymotic's ER6i my dream headphones.)
You will hate the included Apple earbud headphones after that.
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#1113938 - 12/29/04 06:40 AM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
mound Offline
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Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 782
Loc: Rochester, NY
I'm using the iTunes software on a PC.. so far everything is going very smooth.. I put in a CD, it looks up the name/artist/track list from the internet and imports it right into my "library" - your whole library exists on your computer hard-drive, and when you plug in the iPod, it automatically updates.

about the headphones, yesterday I listened to it all day at work using Sony MDR-V50 headphones.. But I found after 8 hours, my neck was sore (not blasting levels or anything, but just wearing them all day)

Today I'm trying the in-ear buds that came with it.. So far I'm finding the sound quality quite acceptable.. I hadn't thought I would.

-Paul
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#1113939 - 12/29/04 07:47 AM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
markallen Offline
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Registered: 12/28/04
Posts: 460
Loc: Stanwood, WA
I've had my iPod for about a year now and purchased them for my kids for Christmas. I'm just beginning to play piano and have put my lessons CD on the iPod and then used a "T" connector for my headphones from my keyboard so I can hear both as needed.

My family is involved in some local musical theatre and the most creative use I've seen for the iPod was a keyboard player who used his iPod to hold all his synth samples and then played the "house" keyboard through his iPod to get all the sounds. I have no idea how it worked but I thought it was a pretty creative application.
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#1113940 - 12/29/04 08:11 AM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 677
I got the 40 Gig IPod for my husband. He really likes it
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#1113941 - 12/29/04 10:01 AM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
DuCamp Offline
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Registered: 11/02/04
Posts: 263
Loc: Mexico City
Ah, mound... but the included ear buds aren't in-ear headphones...
Here:
Sony MDR-EX51

And here:
Etymotic\'s ER6i

This in-ear phones are placed inside your ear canal and a rubber plug isolates outside sounds. I got all hyped about them when I read articles regarding bass response and clarity, so I decided to get a pair to check them out. And the articles were right!
I got the Sony ones cause Etymotic's are so darn expensive. You have to get used to placing them correctly, but once you do this, you'll be in portable sound heaven \:\)
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#1113942 - 12/29/04 10:02 AM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
Roxane Offline
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 932
I am thinking of getting the 60GB iPod Photo very soon. Part of the draw is that I can download photos from my digital camera onto it when I travel. Does anyone know if I can also download video footage from a camcorder to the iPod via Firewire?

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#1113943 - 12/29/04 11:07 AM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
mound Offline
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Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 782
Loc: Rochester, NY
DuCamp: sweeeet... I'm gonna have to check those out.

Roxane - no idea about video. My guess is not.
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#1113944 - 01/04/05 08:18 AM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
markjpcs Offline


Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
I have had an iPod since they were first introduced. I still have my original 5gig model.

I gave iPod minis (one pink one blue) to my daughters for Christmas.

They love them!

Those in-ear headphones look really cool.
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#1113945 - 01/04/05 02:20 PM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
mikewu99 Offline
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Registered: 07/08/03
Posts: 314
Loc: Audubon, PA
I got one for my wife and she is already hooked. We are in the process of ripping our CD collection. We are ripping to a high quality MP3 format instead of the default AAC format so that the music files are compatible with more devices (I have a Turtle Beach Audiotron that I'll get around to hooking up someday...).

Also I found that I needed to enable error correction during ripping in order to get a good quality (no skip) result.

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#1113946 - 01/08/05 11:35 PM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
Oleander Offline
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Registered: 06/01/04
Posts: 237
Loc: Chicagoland, IL, USA
A little late to this thead, but I received an iPod photo 40GB from my mom this Christmas. I have yet to fire it up since my iBook is in the shop, and I also have to update to Panther to use it with my USB 2.0 port; still running Jaguar...

But I am really excited to use it soon! \:\)

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#1113947 - 01/09/05 04:04 PM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
cathys Offline
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Registered: 04/10/03
Posts: 917
Loc: Virginia
Deb - I gave one to my husband for Christmas to (the mini Ipod) and he loves it and I too am wishing I had one too. I'm going through gadget envy right now \:D . I got the cable to hook it into our stereo at home too so I may have borrow it from time to time.

cathy

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#1113948 - 01/09/05 06:58 PM Re: Anybody else get an iPod for Christmas?
DuCamp Offline
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Registered: 11/02/04
Posts: 263
Loc: Mexico City
It's such a great device, ain't it?
Wanna know what I use it for besides its original functions?
As soon as I got it, I created different click tracks that last 20 minutes each using Reason (a software synth) with all the major tempo speeds and it's been my in-ear metronome since I bought it christmas '03.
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