Portable Audio Player Buying Guide

The market is flooded with a wide variety of Mp3 players. Given below are some of the features that need to be considered while choosing a portable audio player.  

Storage Type

Mp3 players come with a flash storage disk or a portable hard disk to store the tracks. Flash storage disks typically have lower storage space than hard disks but are sturdier. Flash disk Mp3 players are ideal for use when jogging or exercising. Hard disk Mp3 players have to be handled gently.  

Storage Capacity

The storage capacity of the Mp3 Player determines the number of tracks you can store. The storage capacities currently in the market range from 128 MB at the lowest end to 64 GB at the higher end for flash disk players and from 20 GB to 160 GB for hard disk Mp3 players.  

If you want to bundle your entire music collection into a compact area, it is a good idea to look for a hard disk Mp3 player with more than 60 GB capacity. If you just want to listen to some music while you commute or during chores, an Mp3 player with storage capacity up to 10 GB is sufficient.  

Apple iPods offer a wide selection of hard disk Mp3 Players with high storage capacities. Creative Labs and Sony are other brands that offer higher storage capacities.  

Power Supply

Most flash disk Mp3 players come with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. There are players with internal batteries and ones that accommodate disposable batteries. For occasional users compact players with disposable batteries are sufficient. They are powered by USB ports of computers also. 

Quick Picks

Quick Picks

Speedo Aquabeat MP3 Player :

The Speedo aqua beat MP3 player is waterproof and has an ergonomic design.

Archos 2 Vision 8GB MP3 Player :

The portable MP3 player features a chocolate brown coloured device that is useful for listening to music.

Sony 32GB Walkman MP3 Player :

The walkman from Sony has a good display and is features rich.

Quick Picks

Bush 8GB Slim MP3 Player :

The MP3 player is slim and sleek and is powered by USB cable.

Link FM Radio for MP3 Players :

The FM radio can link to the MP3 player for bandwise radio music and news.

Cowon S9 8GB MP3 Player :

The MP3 player includes BBE, Mach3Bass, 3D Surround and MP Enhance features.


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