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The best mp3 players with a storage capacity of 80 GB are typically Archos and Microsoft units offering hard drive storage or flash memory offering up to 160 GB of storage. Most of these players offer good support for audio as well as video files along with other attractive features too. So scroll down to catch individual rankings, reviews and buying options

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Archos 5

Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet with 160GB Hard Drive - Black New


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Archos 5
Archos 7
Microsoft Zune 3rd Gen. (16,120)
Archos 705 Wifi
Microsoft Zune Second Gen. (4,8,80)
Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet with 160GB Hard Drive - Black New
Archos 7 160GB Black MP3 Player
Microsoft Zune 120GB MP4 MP3 Player and Microsoft Zune H9A-00001 Car Pack v2 and Leather Case Bundle
Archos 705 Wifi (80 GB) MP3 Player
Microsoft Zune 2 Gen. Black (80 GB, 20000 Songs) Digital Media Player (HPA-00001)
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Release Date
Aug 2008
Nov 2008
Sep 2008
Nov 2007
Nov 2007
Storage Capacity
160.0 GB
160.0 GB
120.0 GB
80.0 GB
80.0 GB
Main Storage Type
Hard Drive
Hard Drive
Hard Drive
Hard Drive
Hard Drive
Number of Songs
62000.0
41000.0
30000.0
20000.0
20000.0
Use
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing
Music, Video, Photo Viewing
Music, Video, Photo Viewing
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing
Music, Video, Photo Viewing

  • - The Archos 5 requires a proprietary USB cable for charging and transferring content, the glossy design is quickly marred with fingerprints, older Archos accessories are incompatible, some applications are still in beta, and you'll need to pay extra to activate many of the player's more desirable features..
    - The 800x600 resolution display on the Archos 5 is bright and crisp, rivaled only by the Cowon A3 when it comes to clarity and color.
    - Video playback on the Archos 5 is stunning.


  • - Archos's new interface looks more modern and runs more smoothly than the ones in earlier players.
    - Video looks stunning on the Archos 5.
    - Even the video menu looks impressive: A moving-image thumbnail plays the next video that's highlighted on the menu.


  • - The Archos 5's menu system is easy enough to navigate, but it includes unnecessary menu options for the various accessories you can buy for the player.


  • - The external speakers (situated on either side of the touchscreen) were loud enough, but sounded small and plasticky - maybe okay for dialog but not for music.
    - It was necessary to press the buttons slowly and forthrightly, and we found ourselves needing to repeat touches far too often.

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    - Browsing becomes almost seamless with the ARM® Cortex™ processor and the Adobe Flash™ 9 video support.


  • The best portable movie player around, albeit one that's too big to be carried anywhere and everywhere on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the touchscreen interface and additional features don't quite measure up.


  • - The jack is quite stiff, and you really have to jam the connector in there in order to receive proper stereo.
    - The Zune 8GB (along with the 4GB model) has a compact 1.6 by 3.6 by 0.3-inch frame offered in four colors (black, maroon, pink, and olive green).
    - The Zune's user interface is new and improved, and even owners of the original 30GB model can upgrade to the new version.
    - The newly designed Marketplace looks completely different.


  • - Wi-Fi connectivity is extremely limited.
    - Videos looked crisp and clear on the 3-inch screen--and again, the extra bit of display space makes an appreciable difference over the course of extended viewing.
    - The Zune's audio sounds quite nice, too, on a par with that of the latest iPods and Creative players.

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    - Limited wireless sharing.
    - Will not operate as data storage device.
    - No custom EQ.
    - No choice of transfer software.
    - No choice of music store.
    - Limited use of wireless.
    - Sound quality is average at moderate listening levels, but tends to fall flat and louder volumes.
    - Photo sharing is uninhibited; you are free to do whatever you want once you receive images.


  • - It's also heavy, the screen resolution could be sharper, there's no tactile control for volume, and the Web browser costs extra..
    - While its imposing size makes the 705 WiFi one of the least-portable portable music players available, its sound quality and breadth of music features equals that of most of our preferred MP3 players.

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    - The brushed metal casing looks and feels robust while exterior controls are limited to a power on/off button and an LCD/TV switch, everything else being controlled through the touchscreen.


  • - The majority of the features found on the Archos 705 WiFi are identical to the excellent features found on the Archos 605 WiFi (the recipient of a 2007 Editors' Choice).

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    - The Zune is a PC-only device that requires its own software and still does not support older WMA-DRM9 music files.
    - Zune Marketplace does not offer TV or movie downloads.
    - Without support for Audible audio books or audio file bookmarking, the Zune is probably not our first choice for book lovers.
    - The new Zune Pad interface also lets you skip through songs, photos, and radio stations with just a light brush of the finger.
    - Zune also imports DVR-MS recorded video content.


  • - The jack is quite stiff, and you really have to jam the connector in there in order to receive proper stereo.
    - The Zune 8GB (along with the 4GB model) has a compact 1.6 by 3.6 by 0.3-inch frame offered in four colors (black, maroon, pink, and olive green).
    - The Zune's user interface is new and improved, and even owners of the original 30GB model can upgrade to the new version.
    - The newly designed Marketplace looks completely different.


  • - Wi-Fi connectivity is extremely limited.
    - Videos looked crisp and clear on the 3-inch screen--and again, the extra bit of display space makes an appreciable difference over the course of extended viewing.
    - The Zune's audio sounds quite nice, too, on a par with that of the latest iPods and Creative players.


Top 5 80 gb mp3 player:

  1. Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet with 160GB Hard Drive - Black New
  2. Archos 7 160GB Black MP3 Player
  3. Microsoft Zune 120GB MP4 MP3 Player and Microsoft Zune H9A-00001 Car Pack v2 and Leather Case Bundle
  4. Archos 705 Wifi (80 GB) MP3 Player
  5. Microsoft Zune 2 Gen. Black (80 GB, 20000 Songs) Digital Media Player (HPA-00001)