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MP3 Player with FM Radio Buying Tips

Updated on September 27, 2011

Getting More Music From Your MP3 Player

MP3 players are all about music, so why would you worry about having an FM radio tuner on it? Simple. Variety. An MP3 player with FM radio allows you to tune in local stations to give you a more varied listening experience. You can hear talk radio, sports, news, and more, in addition to great sounding music. It allows you to hear new stuff that you haven't yet discovered.

On this page you can learn just a bit about the features you should consider when selecting a good MP3 player with FM radio and we'll show you some of the best models currently available.

Buying Tips

Choosing an MP3 player with FM radio requires you to consider a number of things. Here are a few to consider:

  • The overall features and functions of the player.
    You need to be sure that the media player you choose will support the types of files you hope to play. Of course most of these devices will support multiple formats. (MP3, WAV, WMA, and so forth). You'll also want to be sure you'll be able to make the connection with your computer.

    The screen is particularly important if you will also be using it for video or for viewing photos. Screen size, brightness, and resolution are critical. Some of the MP3 players with FM radio have a touch screen, so if this is desirable, it may guide your decision making process.

    Memory capacity is also critical. If you'll be storing both songs and photos/video it becomes even more critical. 8GB is a good minimum for devices that will store audio and video.

    These are the basics.

  • The FM Radio Tuner
    The various media players offer different convenience features to think about. Certainly having the ability to program station presets would be desirable. This allows you to get to your favorite FM stations quickly. Some players may offer 10 presets, 30 presets, or more.

    Having functions like seek and auto scan are also ideal. Since most MP3 players will feature HD FM radio, the sound will be better and the number of stations available will be increased. Ideally, the player will display the song title/artist, and in some cases will allow you to tag songs if you wish to purchase them later. Another convenient feature is the ability to record radio. Identify which of these features are critical for you and find the player that offers them.

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    • KenWu profile image

      KenWu 

      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Sony and Samsung mp3 players are the best!

    • PaperNotes profile image

      PaperNotes 

      8 years ago

      Sometimes, listening to just music can be tiring and you want to hear some interesting conversations from the DJs. This is one device that will keep you entertained.

    • Jacob_Jube profile image

      Jacob_Jube 

      8 years ago

      Yes this is great option. As many times I bored by listening same tracks againa and again. So in this case I can hear news, latest gossips and many more.

      So go for those mp3 players which have FM as well.

    • janices7 profile image

      Janice S 

      8 years ago

      Love the idea of having a FM tuner on the MP3 player. I use my ipod all the time so I miss all the new music that is coming out. If I listened to the radio more, I'd be able to easily find new songs that I like (and I could download them too). Great hub.

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      thevoice 

      8 years ago from carthage ill

      well informed hub thanks

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