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iPod owners carry the most music

updated 08:45 am EDT, Thu September 15, 2005

iPod survey

On average, iPod owners than owners of other digital music players, according to a recent survey cited by Macworld UK. The average number of songs carried was 375. Researchers found that 50 percent of the sample group carried under 100 songs, with iPod owners storing an average of 504 songs on their player. In the sample group, 53 percent of all user music players used were iPods. Sony and RCA tied in second place with 9 per cent share each. Also noteworthy is the the number of music listeners using online services to buy music. Just 22 per cent of digital music player owners bought a song online at some point in the past, according to the survey.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Duh

    Most other players are small flash devices, not HD devices.

    I can't imagine walking around with just 100 songs. h***, the average of 500 is just sad. Right now, my 30GB ipod has 5951 files. And that's not even my complete song catalog. I'm stuck waiting for a new 60GB (having to choose songs to put on the thing is just too hard for me, who knows what mood I'll be in 5 hours from now).

  1. zulfikarn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    testudo's mood

    I know what mood you'll be in 5 hours time,

    it will be a sarcastic one, laced with a bitter-sweet humour

  1. coldfusion1970

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: testudo's mood

    >it will be a sarcastic one, laced with a bitter-sweet humour

    Cool post.

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    odd

    I have to say I'm a little surprised by the 500 song average. I'm no music aficionado, and my iPod has about 1700+ tracks on it and counting, so I guess I'm in the above average group or something. I suppose the 500 song average explains why I see so many folks around with Minis and Shuffles more often than the full sized iPods.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: testudo's mood

    it will be a sarcastic one, laced with a bitter-sweet humour

    Me, sarcastic? Sorry, you must have me mistaken for someone else. I'm a care-free, fun-loving, happy-go-lucky kind of guy!

  1. dimplemonkey

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    375? Average?

    Really? I've got 10 times that much on my iPod!

    wassupwidat?

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iPod Marketshare to fall!

    http://www.theregister.com/2005/09/15/apple_nano_analysis/

    With the flash-based nano aiming to become Apple's number one iPod, their relative HD marketshare will decrease. This article gives a heads up--and I'm 100% certain it will happen--that there will be articles and competitors pointing out that Apple's HD MP3 player marketshare is falling, without pointing out the reason why. Save this article as reference.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Is this NEWS?

    Do we really care?

    I'm glad to see that Apple is pushing the envelope with the nano. I agree that it may make shift the balance of hard drive versus flash based players somewhat.

    But, really, does it matter?

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