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So i'd like to get an mp3 player to take to gym, but i dont really know a great deal about them anymore. I have an oldschool 20gig ipod, which was good but is completely unsuitable what with the weight and size of the thing. I havent used it in probably 2 years now, because i have no place i would ever want that much portable music currently.
I've had a look at the current ipod shuffles, which to be honest is quite appealling. The size and weight is fantastic. I dont need a screen, because i will be semi-occupied with working out anyway. I know & like itunes, which is another bonus for me. Plus i know it will be at worst, acceptable, as i've used the older ipod shuffles before. The only thing it lacks is an FM tuner, which would be really good because typically when i'm at gym theres a good radio program on that i could listen to. Another compact mp3 player that looks interesting to me is the iriver s10, but i have no knowledge of what this player is like. Aside from that i didnt really see anything that grabbed my attention for being small, lightweight, yet seemed of quality construction.
My criteria arent particularly high. I just want something that isnt going to fall apart or die in 2 months, and it has to be small & lightweight as i will ONLY be using this for gym. I have no other need for portable music as i have my old ipod and my PSP if it was ever an issue. I'm not an audiophile, so i dont need a high-end audio experience. I just want some background music, or to listen to a radio program if possible . Having said that, if a player is good EXCEPT the pack in headphones are truly woeful, then obviously this is easy to fix with a new set. As for storage capacity, 1gig would be fine i think. Actually only need it to store at least 2hrs of listening. Price is not particularly a concern (within reason ) i'd spend more for something that will be easy to use and will last.
tl:dr - I need a tiny, light mp3 player for gym. Recommendations?