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Old 09-19-2008, 08:59 PM
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Unhappy I'm one of those people who are tempted between the Itouch and P2

Hi guys,

I'm really tempted between the P2 and Itouch. They both are nice slim DAPs but, i can't decide which player would is a better choice.

I tried my friend's itouch and it had alot of features. The main thing that caught my eye was the Notetaking feature, which made the screeen look like a note pad. You just type on it and it's pretty responsive. My friend uses it in class to take notes. There's a little learning curve but it's good. Also the Email feature was nice but it wasn't something i would really use. Besides, that's why you text message. But most of all it was a handy device.

I took a look at the P2 in white, and it's sexy. The P2 wins the beauty competition here. THe P2 has a cool interface and it's blue (my favorite color) also the home button is blue. and it also has bluetooth but i don't think i would use it.

It's a very tempting choice. I The Apple comes in 16gb and also more recently 32gb. and i was thinking of getting a 16gb because the space would come in handy.

for this time i wouldn't mind getting a apple ipod. Honestly i wouldn't mind.
another friend also has the Itouch and he says the sound is pretty good. (he doesn't use those shitty 20.00 dollar earbuds)

Ok but the bottom line is, which is a better choice for me?
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:14 PM
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if u ask p2 or touch ppl here will say p2 and if u go to apple forum theyll say touch so flip a coin and in 1 side put wifi and in the other side superior sound quality and bluetooth and that will do it
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:39 PM
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Ask people on a forum that is neither pro-apple or con-apple.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:10 AM
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go to bestbuy and play with them yourself...if you ask here, all you'll get is useless and tired debate, that somewhere along the line will stop making sense all together =P

but still keep in mind that touch is more expensive! =)
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:51 AM
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lol i actually had the same problem as you when i was gonna buy my new mp3...
the features were pretty cool and all but, i wanted sound quality more than anything where i can adjust the bass and w/e. if u dont really care about sound quality then go for a touch its worth it for the features. but p2, as you said, looks prettier and sounds better... and bluetooth comes in handy from time to time when i want to transfer songs to my cellphone.
anyways, good luck? =)
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:02 AM
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Ok i will get the P2. Wifi is kinda useless and is a waste of battery anyways.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:08 AM
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But i have family in Europe, Most of them live in Holland, Netherlands, is the P2 sold there because i can send some money and they could buy the P2 for me and then ship it here. But if they don't have 16gb models there then i'll i just buy a 8gb.

Also the P2 is mod-able right? That means i can add the note taking feature my self right?
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:26 AM
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But i have family in Europe, Most of them live in Holland, Netherlands, is the P2 sold there because i can send some money and they could buy the P2 for me and then ship it here. But if they don't have 16gb models there then i'll i just buy a 8gb.

Also the P2 is mod-able right? That means i can add the note taking feature my self right?
that was the feature i wanted the most but unfortunately, you can't take any sorts of notes on the p2... you can transfer notepad files from your computer to the p2 and read them but you can't take notes... keep in mind you can't jailbreak the P2... you don't get any extra features... you get what it comes with... nothing more, nothing less...
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:47 PM
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why don't you get neither of those players and get somting else?
How about No.

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that was the feature i wanted the most but unfortunately, you can't take any sorts of notes on the p2... you can transfer notepad files from your computer to the p2 and read them but you can't take notes... keep in mind you can't jailbreak the P2... you don't get any extra features... you get what it comes with... nothing more, nothing less...
i'll just buy the P2, it's cheaper. Itouch is too much.

I want a 16gb P2, but for now i'll go with a 8gb P2.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:37 PM
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Also, that blue button isn't a home-buttom, by the way. It's just an LED light that indicate certain modes... When the mp3 player is locked and you try to activate it by touching the screen, it blinks red and when you are charging and it's fully charged, it turns green. When you turn it on, it's blue.

As for taking notes on the iTouch, I don't personally think that's a good idea. Studying through your mp3 player, that is.

Also, as for the sound, P2 has a superb quality with DNSe and all.
And, the menu screen, if you put it in cosmos, it's so cool! You make circular
motion to make the menu options go around or move your fingers up and
down in the middle to change it, etc. It's amazing...

I agree, as for looks, P2 wins. (I prefer the black one, myself)
but, if you are into YouTube watching, Emails, and all those apps that you
probably will never use, then choose the Touch. Touch also, as you've mentioned
has more space unlike the P2.

Just think of it this way: P2 is for music freaks who only listen to musics/ watch movies/ (occasionally play games on their players?) and want to have a sexy player while touch is for those who just want to look cool by having all these apps that they will try to show off but don't ever use it. Also, for those who want everything in one thing (but those people usually get iPhone anyhow).

I personally also had the same problem, but I decided that all I needed the mp3 player for was to listen to music and watch movies...so I got Samsung's P2 instead.

Also, the movie qualities are really good at medium quality setting. If you transcribe the movie file into a high quality, it probably is really good. I just set it at medium because I don't want to wait long for it to finish transcribing.

Anyways, it's absolutely your choice.
I will say, if you are just looking for a good looking music player, P2
if you are looking for all these other apps, Touch

Have fun, make the right choice.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:44 PM
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will you actually go to a bookstore or coffee shop to use wifi? Why use it at home?
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:44 PM
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I have Wifi at home but like i said, i'm buying the P2.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:32 PM
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I have both and i'll give you a few advantages of each:

P2

-great sound quality and eq options
-smaller and lighter
-bluetooth
-better gesture controls/better in pocket usage
-cheaper
-fm radio and built-in mic

Touch 2G

-good sound quality flat, but terrible eq that degrades sq
-wifi and app store
-bigger screen
-video up to 640 x 480
-podcast support
-better audio support, gapless

Those are the biggest differences for me at least.
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:46 PM
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umm is gapless like no 1 sec delay between songs right, because i have mixtapes and the songs are mixed into each other.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:09 PM
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Pretty much. At first I thought it was useless, but it's pretty nice to have if you listen to full albums.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:33 PM
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With the ipod touch, you have to pay for firmware upgrades. 'Nough said.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:37 AM
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i would have bought an ipod touch if i had enought money but instead bought a p2, its up top u
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:50 PM
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ok i went to BB and tested out the P2! I tryed all the features i saw on youtube lol. I played a song and adjusted the EQ, i was impressed, it's better than my rockboxed sansa!

I tried the apple and it was heavier plus the metal backing was cold, brrrr. I wanted to test it's sound but there was no songs, videos, or photos.

Then it came to mind that i won't use half of the features on the ipod, so i'm like "fluck ipod!" I would feel like i'm in a Utopia with it.

The P2 was responsive and fun to use not to mention how sexy it looks... It also had games too! so i'm am comfortable with my choice.

P2 ALL THE WAY!!!
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:30 PM
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yayyyyyy, i love my p2!

the eq is REALLY impressive, im so used to my custom eq, that normal settings sound strange and hollow to me....

also, the white p2 is pretty much the sexiest thing ever!!! especially in photos, it looks almost like an angel (the pure white body vs. the deep colors of the screen)
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:07 PM
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yeah i can't find the white 8gb anywhere. where are you sexy!?
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