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5 Things To Look For When Choosing A MP3 Player

Aug 17, 2007
You can't go anywhere these days without seeing this small, digital device attached to cars, hips and clipped to belts and purses, MP3 players are everywhere. Small and portable, the options for styles, shapes, and features is as endless as the places they can be found. So, how do you find the right Mp3 player to meet your particular needs, provided you know what those needs are. Most people want the best mp3 player for the money. Here is a handy, useful guide to help decide which is the best mp3 player for you.

Mp3 players usually come in two categories, these are Flash and hard drive. Flash MP3 players are smaller, usually cheaper and aren't memory intensive. However, they more than make up for it by being a bit more durable. These mp3 players are usually better suited for active, on the go lifestyles and smaller budgets. The best feature is that they are upgradeable, allowing the MP3 player to grow with your needs. Hard drive mp3 players are usually larger, aren't as durable and more expensive. They do have the advantage of being able to hold large amounts of music and even video.

Features

Take a look around. Mp3 players have tons of features, sound and audio options, play options, even software for downloading, and organizing your music files. Mp3 players can literally be entire music libraries in the palm of your hand. When checking out Mp3 players, make sure to check out things like battery life, and any accessories you may want. Sometimes, more expensive doesn't necessarily mean better when looking for the best mp3 player for you. A little research can go a long way.

Display

Have you ever had this happen? I'm sure you have. It happens with cell phones all the time. You can't read your display or have to squint to make it out. Frustrating. Make sure your display is readable and large enough to show you all the information you want to see. Mp3 players are electronic investments. You want to make sure you're going to want to use the mp3 after you get it.

Price

On a tight budget? looking to spend less than $100 dollars? Flash Mp3 players are the way to go. Hard drive Mp3 players rarely go for less than between $150 and $200 because of larger displays, more memory and a greater number of features. If a hard drive mp3 player is what you want but your budget's still tight, check out discount stores and auction sites. Often times, older models are sold at significant discounts.

Brands

Just about any electronics company makes mp3 players - Apple, Creative Labs, Sandisk and Rio to name a few. If you like sticking to brands you trust, you're sure to find an MP3 player in your brand.

Finding the best mp3 player for you can be confusing with all the available options. Take the time to look into your options before deciding.
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