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Old 08-01-2010, 07:21 AM   #1
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Device: Considering a Nook Color...
Nook and audio playback, could be the thing that sways me...

Howdy, new user, first post.

I'm pretty interested in getting a Nook, obviously, but I do have some questions. I did a search and didn't find anything relevant to go on and the posts were considerably old (almost back to the release of the Nook last year) so I wanted to broach the topic and bring into the limelight, so to speak.

I do enjoy listening to music while I'm out and about, and considering that I'm interested in a Nook, it would be nice if I wouldn't be required to bring along my typical mp3 device (which shall remain nameless for the moment) if the Nook can work in that capacity.

Now, I haven't tested or tried a Nook myself, I keep planning to get to a B&N here in Las Vegas where I live and do a hands on for a bit, but even if I do that I can't be sure if they'll have any audio/music on the demo devices and I will say it could be a deal breaker for me in the long run.

My Wife is deaf so the audio capabilities for her are meaningless, but she's been wanting an eBook reader for a very long time now (she is a voracious reader) and I figured now's as good a time as any to get more serious about a purchase.

I did take note of the 3rd gen Amazon Kindle coming near the end of August, and while the $10 difference in price isn't that big of a deal to me, the fact that Amazon will be allowing - per the info they've presented for the new Kindle - web browsing over the 3G wireless without cost to Kindle owners (apparently only on that model of Kindle, somehow), that definitely caught my eye.

But my ears are part of this as well so, I can't say that I've ever heard a Kindle or used one either, to be honest. I have used a JetBook in the past and thought it was pretty awesome for what it is/was but, they're tough to find anymore - they used to carry them at Fry's here in Vegas but have long since stopped stocking them in favor of Sony eReaders which I have zero interest in, even if someone gave me one. I'd just sell it and get something better.

So, if anyone out there can comment on audio playback with the Nook I would greatly appreciate the info or reviews. I'm interested in music playback, primarily, since audiobooks on an eBook reader are a bit ridiculous in my opinion and easily done. But music is important, and I sure hope someone can comment on whether or not the Nook can do it adequately. I have some Koss KSC-75 earclips as well as earbuds (aka IEMs, in-ear-monitors) and both offer great quality for their respective costs, I just want to make sure I don't end up having mono sound or AM-radio quality.

I can always just go buy a Nook and if I'm not happy return it but, I figured before I take that step I'll ask for advice from those of you that already own one and use it for such purposes (listening to music, etc). Any info is greatly appreciated and will help me make my decision that much easier.

Thanks for reading (no pun intended) and have fun, always...
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