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The bottom line is if I want a deticated mp3 player there are better ones than ifruit out there, But psp's mp3 function works fine for me. I only have like 300 songs though
First of all, the Ipod is simply Apple's overpriced mp4 player. The PSP is a fairly priced portable gaming system plus an mp4 player on on the side.
Compared price wise, the PSP 3000 is around $170 last time I checked (didn't buy the standard; bought a bundle) with an expandable memory of up to 32 gb for around $100(Official Sony mem stick) on Amazon.
Since I have never owned my own Ipod I'll go with the price listed here which is $250.
So compared the PSP 32 gigs is about $270 while the Ipod 20 gigs (if I remember correctly) is $250.
Obviously you'll get more for less if you buy the above PSP since it is more than just a mp4 player and holds more memory.
Now comparing music playback. People saying the Ipod is better for music playback, please state why. If you say sound quality, as far as I know what determines the sound quality more than the device is the quality of the mp3 or audio file used and the audio equipment (such as headphones, speakers, etc). Thus there is no big difference other than applications used in the Ipod (which seem useless to me since I care more about sound quality).
On to video playback. I think most people would prefer the PSP due to its larger screen for video playback.
So in my honest opinion I believe the PSP is an all around better device than the Ipod with a way more reasonable price.
Feel free to correct me in Ipod info as I have never owned one and to PSP and memory stick info as it has been a while since I purchased my own 32 gig stick and I don't check PSP prices often for obvious reasons.
I have a PSP 2000 and a 32gb iPod Touch. The iPod can do everything, check my bank balance, listen to music, browse the web, all kinds of things. One thing it can't do however, is play DECENT games. There aren't any actual buttons, and the screen is too small to use virtual joysticks. Not to mention, games just suck outright on the iPod.
The PSP is simple, and great for movies. Plus it plays great games, which is what I want it for.
Really though, we're comparing a portable gaming system with 2005 tech to a multimedia player with constant upgrades. Both excel at what they're best at, and it's like comparing apples to oranges.
It just depends if you care about playing games or not. If you do, then PSP is obvious.