Zunes Vs iPods - its fight time!

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  1. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    Well Microsoft and Apple are going head to head here. Trying not to be bias and choosing on looks and function alone, what would ye go for and why?

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  2. és: macrumors 6502a

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    Well, Zune has about 2% of the MP3 market, so that speaks volumes about which they would rather have.

    i'd go for the iPod. Better on so many different levels.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The Zune is technologically very nice, but iTunes is the dominant store model and the iPod also has Nike+ as a killer app. I don't have any real interest in updating my Nano to a newer one (it's a 2nd gen -- I use it only for running), but if I did, it would be to another device that can use NikePlus.
     
  4. Melrose Suspended

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    iPod, and I don't think there's really any comparison.

    Off the top of my head: (I haven't read the above posts yet, either)

    1. I've had lots of experience with M$ products in the past. On every occasion, they sucked. I wouldn't take a chance on another.

    2. I want to make sure I can play my tunes in my car without wasting lots of time trying to find a little-known product that works good.

    3. It is important to me to have enough accessories to adapt my music play to the world around me: I have no clue what you can do with a Zune - However, I know exactly what brand to look for to turn my iPod into a digital recorder.

    4. I like running. Zune + Nike? I don't think so.

    5. I don't know a single person who has a Zune - therefore, no one to squirt with. (Or is it squirt on?)

    6. I tried the Zune software and it crashed my computer (WinXP no less) - three times. I gave up in the end. iTunes just works

    7. I've already got my music library in iTunes/iPod. I'm not wasting time changing simply to test whether the Zune really is any good (which I doubt... see No. 1, above)

    8. With my iPod, I am more culturally in-tune. Small reason, but a reason nonetheless.

    9. I am confident that Apple is committed to quality - if I have a problem or if the software has a problem, I know it will either be resolved in the next update or at the very least customer service will be the best available.

    10. iTunes is the go-to resource for movies, TV shows, songs, etc. No other store can match it's ability all the way around.

    Edit: and No. 11: I'm addicted to the little scroll wheel and CoverFlow.
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yep. i vote ipod b/c of nike+
     
  6. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I'm just wondering how long we will wait for someone to say "Zune".

    I think that Zune looks like the original iPod nano design - except its blue - but a rather ugly blue.
     
  7. theBB macrumors 68020

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    I prefer the looks and color options of the nano and I really like iTunes, both as a store and a music management app. Zune is not Mac compatible, yet anyways... Besides, prior bad experiences with MS products make me reluctant to throw more money at them.

    Still, I wish Apple used bigger font for the main menu instead of wasting screen space with these tiny pics at the bottom.
     
  8. Blakely028 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I prefer an iPod tbh. I know a friend who has a Zune and he got rid of it after 3 months because the battery sucked. He's now got an iPod touch :cool:
     
  9. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Zune doesn't work with Macs. Therefore it loses.
     
  10. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    That was what I was going to say. It doesn't matter how many amazing features an MP3 player has if it doesn't work with my computer I won't buy it.
     
  11. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I quite like both, but I'd still pick the Sony, despite the fact that it won't pair with a phone to act as a handset (my ideal).

    The Applezombie blogger over at engadget didn't love it. The level of naked Steve-blinkeredness in the article and in general among the miserable excuse for tech 'journalists' these Apple-addicted blogs have is quite laughable, but there you go. http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/01/video-hands-on-sonys-nwz-a829-walkman-with-bluetooth/

    I think it's on balance better than the Nano, provided you have the software to match - which, under Windows, I do.

    EDIT: I would like to change my mind, only I can't as the Zune Subscription service is not available in the UK. If it was, Zune 3.0 looks to be slightly awesome.
     

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