Which MP3 Player Should I Buy?

The Old And New Style Sony Walkman....

The much improved, pocket sized Sony walkman MP3 player. Just download your favourite MP3 music tracks on to it and off you go....
The much improved, pocket sized Sony walkman MP3 player. Just download your favourite MP3 music tracks on to it and off you go.... | Source
Imagine working out with this Sony Walkman strapped to your waist!! This one played CDs....
Imagine working out with this Sony Walkman strapped to your waist!! This one played CDs.... | Source
This old Sony Walkman used to play cassettes. My children have probably never seen a cassette let alone a machine that plays them!!..
This old Sony Walkman used to play cassettes. My children have probably never seen a cassette let alone a machine that plays them!!.. | Source

What's so great about an MP3 player....

MP3 players have been around for a while now, but I'm still surprised by how many people don't have one. People think they cost a small fortune, but they don't have to.

A good MP3 player needn't cost a lot of money, the price depends on the make, the memory capacity and what they are able to do, some can play music videos and some have a radio, whilst others can do both. I've also seen ones that can store photographs!!


There is a price difference between a brand new MP3 player and a refurbished MP3 player. Refurbished MP3 players are MP3 players that were slightly flawed or faulty and have been returned to the factory to be fixed and are like new again, they are then sold at a much lower price and still come with a guarantee, good companies will always say if the MP3 player has been refurbished. People are often put off buying refurbished MP3 players as they think there could still be problems with them, I've never had a problem with one and I've bought a few for gifts. I would certainly recommend looking into it.



What you can listen to on an MP3 player....

You can select which music tracks you want to listen to by album, artist, year or genre and if you can't decide what you fancy listening to you can always press the shuffle button. These days you pay for and download only the tracks you want to listen to from the internet, so your music collection is tailor made for you, by you. Not only can you listen to your favourite music on your MP3 player, but you can also download podcasts and ebooks to listen to at your leisure. How good is that?....


When they first came out I wasn't interested in getting one. I had always hated the old walkman style machines, which you could play a cassette or CD on. I couldn't see how an MP3 player was any different, but I was so wrong. It didn't take me long to realize just how great they are, gone are the days of having to listen to rubbish tracks that were used to pad out music artists albums and having to spend ages fast forward and rewinding to the beginning of particular track - if you are below a certain age and reading this you probably have no idea what I am referring to. I now find my MP3 player is great for those times when the house is too busy and noisy and I want to escape into my own world just for a little while. Listening to an MP3 player is very stress relieving, you should try it!!




Choosing the right MP3 player for you and your budget...

There is a huge selection of MP3 players to choose from on the market today, so it is wise to do your research, so you buy the one, you or the person you are buying for will really appreciate and use to it's full capacity.

Think about what you are looking for in an MP3 player. Do you want a digital display that scrolls the information of what you are listening to? Must it be able play videos? What size memory are you looking for? What kind of sound quality are you looking for? Do you want a rechargeable battery or are you happy using normal replaceable batteries? Would a clip be a good idea, so you can attach it to your clothes or bag? Is a radio important to you, would you use it?

It's also advisable to do your homework and take the time to read reviews for the MP3 player you want to buy. It pays to do your homework when buying an MP3 player - or anything else for that matter. You don't want to end up disappointed and wishing you'd purchased a different one.


This MP3 player has a good memory capacity....

Some recommended MP3 players....

Sony Walkman 8GB - New.

This a slightly more pricey MP3 player with an 8GB memory. It is new and plays twelve hours of videos or roughly two thousand songs. This model doesn't have a radio, but can hold two thousand songs or twelve hours video. Transfer is drag and drop. It is rechargeable and it's battery life is exceptional - fifty hours music playback or ten hours video. Ideal for the younger generation as it looks good and won't break the bank. It is available in different colours. Sound quality is good too,

A refurbished MP3 player at a bargain price....

SanDisk SDMX18R-004GK-A57 RB Refurbished Sansa Clip+ 4GB MP3 Player (Black)
SanDisk SDMX18R-004GK-A57 RB Refurbished Sansa Clip+ 4GB MP3 Player (Black)

This is an excellent price and I've never had a problem with refurbished items.

 

Sandisk Sansa Clip 4GB - Refurbished.

This is a basic,easy to use refurbished MP3 player at an excellent price.You just have to drag and drop to transfer music, photographs, ebooks, podcasts or video clips and has a separate folder for each. It has a rechargeable battery with a good battery life - approx 15 hours music playback, less for the video clips.It holds about a thousand songs or twelve hours of video. It clips nicely to your clothes making it ideal for working out with.

We got this one for my Mum and an elderly family friend. They've had no problems using them and neither ladies are what you would call technical minded.

Sony S-544 8 GB Walkman Video MP3 Player (Violet)
Sony S-544 8 GB Walkman Video MP3 Player (Violet)

A more recent version of the Sony Walkman.

 

Sony Walkman 8GB MP3 player - New

This model is a newer version than the one above. It has a rechargeable battery with forty two hours of music playback or six and a half hours video. Which isn't as good as the cheaper model, the main difference is the appearance of it.

This MP3 player had no display screen and is very basic....

Sylvania 2 GB Clip MP3/MP4 Player (Pink)
Sylvania 2 GB Clip MP3/MP4 Player (Pink)

A very cheap and cheerful MP3 player.

 

Sylvania 2GB Clip MP3 Player - New.

This no frills, very basic MP3 player, doesn't have a screen and only plays music. It has a rechargeable battery that last for four hours and holds roughly five hundred songs. It comes in a variety of funky colours. You can clip it to your clothes making it ideal for working out with. Also ideal as first a MP3 for a youngster.


This MP3 player has a lot of memory space for your music and videos....

Refurbished Creative Zen Mp3 Player 16GB (Black)
Refurbished Creative Zen Mp3 Player 16GB (Black)

This is a recommended refurbished MP3 player.

 

Creative Zen MP3 Player 16GB - Refurbished.

This is an MP3 I considered getting for myself, but I went for the Sony in the end. This is another excellently priced refurbished MP3 player. It's 16 GB memory is enough to hold roughly four thousands of songs or hours of video clips. It has an FM radio. It's rechargeable battery will last for about twenty five hours for music play back or five hours for video clips.

I hope that's given you some ideas...

I hope my selection of MP3 players has given you some idea of what to look for when buying an MP3 player whether it's for you or a loved one. Of course there are many more to choose from. Do consider buying a refurbished MP3 player, you will get more for your money and they usually come with a full guarantee.

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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I didn't realize there was such a big selection and I appreciate getting some information about each of these as I have been thinking about buying one. Thanks.

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