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  1.    #1  
    I guess "need" is a bad question...

    But for those of you with Ipod's how much nicer is it to listen to tunes on an Ipod while working out over using pTunes?
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    The iPod interface is better for that one task but who wants to carry two devices when you can carry one (even if it holds less muzak). I always have my treo and 1gig SD card O' muzak with me...plus I love using shoutcast on pocket tunes.
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    I have a 20gig mp3 player with over 1300 song, but most of the time I create a playlist called best, with around 20-30 of my most favorite song "for the momment".

    Now I just put those favorite songs on my 1gig SD card. My 20 gig mp3 player now sit in the house. Any one wants to buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClarenceCM3
    I have a 20gig mp3 player with over 1300 song, but most of the time I create a playlist called best, with around 20-30 of my most favorite song "for the momment".

    Now I just put those favorite songs on my 1gig SD card. My 20 gig mp3 player now sit in the house. Any one wants to buy it.
    At one dollar per gig... :P
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    LOL

    maybe
    who really need 20gig of Mp3 space anyway.
    1300 song only take up around 6gig "include WeFunk show at 50mb a peice"
    http://www.wefunkradio.com

    Most of the people I know with large Mp3 players use less then 80 percent of its storage for old songs that rarely listen too "like me".
    1gig is plenty for mp3 and ebook in my book lol
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    The marvel of having your complete music collection available to carry with you cannot be denied ( I have the 60GB). But usually I just carry the music I want to listen and 2 excersice "cd's" in the SD card of my treo. I am a long time user of p-tunes and I'm very pleased. On weekends and travel I do bring the ipod (w/itrip).
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    I agree with all of the above. One thing they forgot to add though is with the Treo & Ocket Tunes you can play ogg files as well as mp3. Basically convert all you 128kb or higher mp3s to around 46kb ogg files & they sound exactly the same quality as 128kb!! It's amazing. Grab a 1G or 2G card & do the math!! You get 3 ogg songs for the space of one mp3 song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treoneo
    I agree with all of the above. One thing they forgot to add though is with the Treo & Pocket Tunes you can play ogg files as well as mp3. Basically convert all you 128kb or higher mp3s to around 46kb ogg files & they sound exactly the same quality as 128kb!! It's amazing. Grab a 1G or 2G card & do the math!! You get 3 ogg songs for the space of one mp3 song.
    Agreed. I go from 192kb MP3s to 80kb OGGs and the files are 1/3 of the size with great quality. I could never see myself running with the 650 in my pocket though. But still, who even needs a multi-gig iPod for that task? I prefer to hear the cars coming anyway
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    I'm thinking of using it along with an adapter to place music in my car and on trips. Plus you could be driving and listening to something and think, gee I wish I had that CD on my lil' 1 Gigger today because I'm in the mood for something different.
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    One advantage is that you're not running down your Treo battery.
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    I just bought an iPod mini for my girlfriend for Valentine's Day. While it's ultra cool, I picked up the headphones for the Treo 600 a few weeks back and I cannot justify the purchase of an iPod for myself.

    With the Treo, if you lift you can use a program like Cesium to time your rest in between sets (while listening to music). Or, if you are more into lots of cardio, you can browse the web, while you listen to music.

    IMHO, Treo is far superior to the iPod as a workout device. However, the iPod is VERY nice and I'd own one in a heartbeat if I didn't already have a Treo.
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    Actually, I have been running with my Pocket PC ipaq for months, using a secure belt clip with padding, place in your belt on small of back and I have never had an issue. I am now using my Treo 650 for the same purpose and love it. Gotta find a tighter fit case though...style is really not an issue since you are running . Opps sorry off topic....

    My 1 gig card has given me just as much as anyone with an Ipod plus you are using flash memory and not moving parts like the ipod.
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    I use a Rio Carbon as well as my Treo. The RIO is used while I'm sitting at my desk or travelling. Holds much much more, is less error prone and is a better audio player. I'm glad I have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClarenceCM3
    I have a 20gig mp3 player with over 1300 song, but most of the time I create a playlist called best, with around 20-30 of my most favorite song "for the momment".

    Now I just put those favorite songs on my 1gig SD card. My 20 gig mp3 player now sit in the house. Any one wants to buy it.
    Same: I gave my iPod to my daughter after I got my Treo 650. pTunes on the Treo 600 was a little sluggish, but with Treo 650 and the PocketTunes turnes is a nice MP3 player. I personally didn't want to carry around two devices: Instead, a couple of 1 gig SD cards gives me ample music to choose from -- and only one device (not to mention charger) to carry.

    The only concern I have with using the Treo 650 as an MP3 player is that the Treo 650 doesn't work well with the headset adapter: If you bump or move the headset adapter, you'll hear static in your headphones. (I wonder if this is true for all Treo 650s; it's certainly been the case for the two I've owned so far...) I've found that the Seido headset adapter is less prone to static.)
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    started out with an old school ipod, then upgraded to a 20 gig and then a 1 gig shuffle. right before the shuffle i got my t650 and used ptunes. my son got the 5 gig, my wife eneded up with my 20 gig, and the shuffle is great for the car with a cassette adapter, and as a flash drive as well. the plus with the treo is that it has the built in speaker, so you can use it anywhere.
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    I have a question: Is there any danger to plugging in your Treo to a surround sound home theatre system? I recall hearing somewhere you had to make sure your audio device(the Treo in this case) has enough power to power the speakers. Is this only a danger to the speakers? I'm not at all clear on how it works. Does the sound system you're going to connect to have to have an amp?

    Any clarificaiton would be great. I would hate to damage my equipment.

    Oh, I also have a 40 Gig iPod and it's great for long periods of walking or driving, otherwise pTunes is sufficient. The iPod is really nice when listening to audio books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacUser
    I have a question: Is there any danger to plugging in your Treo to a surround sound home theatre system? I recall hearing somewhere you had to make sure your audio device(the Treo in this case) has enough power to power the speakers. Is this only a danger to the speakers? I'm not at all clear on how it works. Does the sound system you're going to connect to have to have an amp?

    Any clarificaiton would be great. I would hate to damage my equipment.

    Oh, I also have a 40 Gig iPod and it's great for long periods of walking or driving, otherwise pTunes is sufficient. The iPod is really nice when listening to audio books.
    The reciever/amp will drive the speakers. Unless you just wanted to go straight from Treo to speaker.
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    To me there is no competition
    I use an 'old school' 5gb iPod with the iTrip FM transmitter to my car stereo. I have 3.5gb of my fav music and the battery time is unbelievable. I tested it once and left if playing continuously, it lasted 42 hours on one charge! I also use iTunes thats a neat way to organize playlists easily. I love my treo but at some point we have to admit a better solution to a specific need. :-)
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    I guess it depends on personal preference but personally I prefer an Ipod for the gym and have used one daily for years, the advantage I would say is the Ipod doesnt eat your phone battery....

    Another thing I would worry more about smashing my treo screen on the side of a squat rack than I would my ipod, I'm sure it costs alot less to replace...more than once I have had my Ipod fly off or catch a rack or bench the wrong way and plummet to the floor...sometimes the headphones will stop it just short but other times its nailed the floor...everytime it survived.

    Another thing that bothers me is people yakking on their phone in the gym and sitting on benchs I pay to use while working out, hey I'm a really busy guy also and got an important job also but can go without answering calls for 1 hour to get a quality workout in...

    Wearing my phone outside looks fine but on my hip in the gym is just a bit geeky, kinda reminds me of them MP3 players with armbands?? Sheesh why not just wear one of them old school headbands with the radios built in that we had in the 80's...surely the babes will be saying "Oh your so cooool"

    And last but not least I think my Ipod is a bit easier to operate and change songs and change playlists when I am somewhat shaking after a few hard sets, before Ipods I used Sony minidisc for years at the gym and the one thing that made me change was being able to carry more music and playlists without the need to carry a pouch with extra discs that needed to be changed.

    **Try to find a replacement screen for the Treo650 on the Internet...I'd really hate to bust mine knowing I could have used my Ipod instead
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    I just got rid of my 10gb ipod. i sold it to my brother in law. I got tired of carrying around 2 devices. Plus how many songs can you listen to at once? iI use my Treo at work hooked up to my Milwalkee Job Site Radio, In my truck, when i work out and pretty much whenever I want. never have dropped it and it does everything i need it to
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