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Ipod Verses MP3 Who is Winning the Music War

Aug 18, 2007
Todays technology buzz is constantly sweeping in new trends for every consumer needs. It is impossible to keep up with the latest versions on the market. Consumers wonder which player is unique and offers the superior utility for their dollar. Which one will compliment their needs? With the latest trends at their doorsteps, consumers want to know who is winning the music war, the MP3 player, or the more popular iPod. Both devices have similarities, yet they are constantly trying to outdo each other.

The competition between Sony and Apple does not look like there is any end insight. It seems that before long, they will be racing to invent the iPod or MP3 player cell phone. With only a few differences, it looks like there is a close tie among reviewers, although the public seems to prefer the iPod over the MP3 player. There are many differences that are offered in the rapidly advancing digital era, which in many ways can confuse a consumer. Here are some pros and cons between iPods and MP3 players.

First, the MP3 players can play both WMA files and MP3 files, where iPod can not. WMA files have to be converted into iPod format. MP3 is an audio data file formatted, which differs from an iPod because an iPod is an electronic device made to read and play MP3 files.

Second, the size of the MP3 player wins over the iPod, with a player as small as a fifty cent piece. When using an iPod you can only use iTunes, instead of having a choice to use windows media player.

Another consideration is the price. Price wise, the MP3 outdoes the iPod. With a MP3 player, it has a multitude of features, which are comparative to higher priced iPods. Also, iPods are the only player that can handle ACC Format. A lot of people do not like to be trapped into only using iTunes, which is what happens when you buy an iPod because other digital media players allow you to use windows media player which then gives you a choice of where you want to buy your music from. Mp3 players come in different sizes depending on how much music you wish to lug around with you in your portable music player. An MP3 players comes in different sizes such as 128, 256, and 512 megabytes of memory and if that is not enough, you can purchase extra memory cards to hold your different styles of music so you can listen to what you feel like at any given time. MP3 players come stocked with video games. MP3 player also have a variety of add on accessories you can purchase to compliment your MP3 player.

iPod offers video and picture capabilities, parental controls, calendar, clocks and alarms, games, audio books, unlimited digital music. The youngest iPod is the fifth generation, which has spiked the interest of consumers throughout the U.S. This version allows consumers video capabilities that allows you to watch movies and television on a two point five inch screen, which will hold over a hundred hours of video. iTunes have a feature which lets consumers buy television programs right off their network so that when you are on the go, you can still catch your favorite television programs and movies. This version packs a whopping thirty gigabyte version and a sixty gigabyte version, which can hold up around fifteen thousand songs. iPod also come with a variety of accessories to play around with. iPods and MP3 players have compatibility to use USB cords to connect to your personal computer this allows you to sync your portable music player with your computer, making it easy to switch music files and to select which play list you want to put on your portable music device.

Whether you opt for an iPod or an MP3 player, you should always look for qualities that will make you feel happy for the decision you have made. It is not easy finding the perfect product, but with all the competition out there, it is hard to follow which brand does what and which brand does not. This makes things seem even more important in terms of making sure you stick with your own preferences. Although it seems as if iPod is winning the music war, the treaty depends on you and the style of digital media you prefer.
About the Author
For several years now, Jason has been reviewing hundreds of online products and services. Many consider his reviews to be very insightful and reliable. Visit his website Best-MP3-Players-Online.com
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