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Old 11-15-2012, 03:17 PM
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Default Need budget MP3 player with built in speaker.

I need something non touch screen based that has a built in speaker for less than 100 dollars. Also, I would need something that can have at least 7 or 8 hours of podcast play before needing to recharge. Something at least 2 gigs I guess. Size of player isnt a huge issue, but i guess smaller is better.

I listen at work but we are not allowed headphones. I usually drop it in my shirt pocket. I've been using my phone, but I need something with buttons for easy access to pause and play.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:53 PM
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Sony S Series Walkman with speaker: http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHoQ8wIwAg

This was really the only player I've seen that has a speaker. The other option might be a Creative or iriver player. A Google search will help you out.

Happy hunting!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:09 PM
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Here's an idea. How about buying a recorder instead?
The Olympus WS802 comes with a rechargeable nimh battery, and the recorder can charge an nimh battery in it via usb connection. The WS802 has many features for playback including variable speed playback with pitch control, blank skip, and a noise cancelling function for playback. It has a microSDHC card slot.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ZW4H4C

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...ls.asp?id=1602

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:08 AM
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How about something like the fiio s3?

http://dx.com/s/fiio+s3


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Old 11-16-2012, 07:17 AM
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Sorry but I couldn't help but think of this:

http://anythingbutipod.com/2007/04/s...-for-the-tots/

I know it's not what you want but it's funny!
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:31 PM
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Anyone else? Those recorders use batteries. No likey.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:52 PM
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Sony is the way to go if you want an affordable player with a speaker.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:46 PM
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Is there a good place to buy older mp3 players? I'm having a hard time finding that Sony mp3 player for sale.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:49 PM
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Google,...it's what we all do. And don't forget just browsing Amazon.com.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:18 PM
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I've spent bunches of time on Google. In fact, it led me here.

I assumed I could get more informed and specific advice from people here.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:39 PM
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Did you look at "Creative" or "iriver" players for one with a speaker?
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:44 PM
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Well Im looking for cheap. There is the creative zen stone plus, but that isnt sold anywhere anymore either. It might have been perfect.

The other stuff I found is either over my budget or touch screen based.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:48 PM
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No maker of quality equipment is making the player you're looking for now that I know. Everything that's decent with a speaker is either touch pad or touch screen.

Sony clearanced the S 544 a few months ago at around $50. Once that happens the only places you'll find them new is ebay or Amazon at inflated prices. You may find them used for less.That's why TDS is telling you a search would be your best option. There's no centralized seller of older mp3 players I've ever found.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:35 PM
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Yeah, agree. Nobody has told you a specific model because there isn't one. just because we want something specific doesn't mean it actually exists...or that anybody else cares about that same list of features enough to know a player to tell you. sometimes you just have to roll up your sleeves and read a bunch. Because if you don't want to do it, why would anyone want to do that for you?

you also glossed right over a previous suggestion of an external speaker. those can be had for real cheap in all kinds of sizes. that would open up your player selection immensely. You could get a store brand or polaroid crap-fest from walmart and plug in a $10 speaker and you are all set for dirt cheap.

also consider used or refurbs. might not be any around right now but I have seen sony refurbs for $50-60. place like tigerdirect.com and the sony store. maybe even cowboom
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Not sure about "Seller refurbished", but heres a Sony S545 for $60
http://www.ebay.com/itm/REFURB-BLACK...item4d06ef38d8

and the same seller has a red S544 for $40
http://www.ebay.com/itm/REFURB-RED-S...item4abe82a870

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Anyone else? Those recorders use batteries. No likey.
What is wrong with using AAA batteries? You can use nimh rechargeables. The WS802 will charge an nimh battery in it.

Using a AAA battery gives you the flexibility to swap batteries and carry a spare battery if you want to.

Using an nimh rechargeable AAA battery is a great advantage, not a disadvantage. Battery life using the built in speaker and an nimh rechargeable AAA battery is at least 15 hours.

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Heh,...the floodgates have been breached!!!
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2nd the motion for ebay. you can narrow your search by brand, new/used, price, free shipping, etc.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:45 AM
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Found this at Amazon

it says it has a speaker

http://www.amazon.com/Ematic-EMS004R...3490838&sr=1-2
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