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Old 08-02-2009, 05:51 PM
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Help iRiver Spinn VS Sony Walkman A Series

I am deciding between the two, and I wanted to know your opinions on these two PMP's. Take into consideration picture quality, resolution, UI, features, etc...
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:23 PM
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I've got both.

Screen: The SPINN's screen is 3.3" and 480 x 272. Sony's is 3" and 432 x 240.
Size: The SPINN is thicker by about 1/8", Longer by about 3/16", and wider by about 1/16".
The Sony's added expense gets you Wifi. Wifi gets you Slacker.com, Podcast updating, and a lousy browser. Throw in noise cancelling as a unique feature, so long as you don't mind the included earbuds.
The SPINN gets you bluetooth stereo, FLASH support, custom UIs, and better codec support (for both music and videos) than the Sony.

Link: SPINN specs.
Link: Sony specs.

Have fun. If you had said the SPINN or the Cowon S9 I would have recommended the S9. I find the Sony more interesting personally than the SPINN.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:41 AM
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Olley, the A series has a 2.4" screen, not 3".
I think your mistaking the A series for the X series in fact.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:43 AM
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Yep. That's what happens when I don't pay attention. Can't understand why someone is comparing a touchscreen to a non-touchscreen though.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:48 AM
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I think its because they're both bluetooth? And with one being discontinued and the other hard to find, they seem an odd pair to ask about anyway.
So, Izizzle, if you're looking for bluetooth try and find a P3, as it has a better UI than the spinn, the best bluetooth integration of any player, has a better screen (for pics and movies) than the A series and is slim and attractive to boot.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys. I personally like the A720 series of Walkmans. The P3 is too expensive, but I have looked into the P2 and liked it very much.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:48 PM
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Nope, the A720 series isn't bluetooth.
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