Five Tips to Buy the Best MP3 Player on the Market
You have decided that you want -- no, you deserve -- the best
MP3 player on the market. Although "best" is always
subjective, there are a few things that every top-quality MP3
player should have. Use this handy guide for choosing the best
MP3 player for you.
1. Without a doubt, sound is the most important quality in a MP3
player. Most players are sold with inferior earbuds -- either
uncomfortable or bad sounding, or both. Even some of the best
MP3 players may have earbuds that are not suitable for you. When
budgeting for an MP3 player, plan to buy a set of third-party
earbuds for the most comfort and the best sound.
2. Get the most storage space you can afford. Top-quality MP3
players are available with hard drives in the 20 GB range,
although some go up to as much as 60 GB. You may think this is
overkill for your particular music collection, I remember that
the MP3 player can also be used as a data storage device for all
types of computer files. If you frequently take work home and
transfer files from one computer to another, the extra storage
space will come in handy.
3. Look for a system which automatically synchronizes to the
music collection on your computer. This is a very handy feature
and can save you a lot of time in organizing and transferring
music files. All you need to do is to plug the player into the
USB port of your computer and the folder which contains your
music collection is automatically compared with the files on
your player, and if there are any new additions, they are
4. Be sure to get the features that you need! Some MP3 players
can display photos or allow you to play games while you are
listing to music. Others have the inputs for recording audio
from external devices like cassette players. Some players also
have built-in microphones for recording memos or business
5. Be sure to get an MP3 player with an adequate display screen.
Nothing can be more frustrating than trying to decipher the
navigation system on a tiny LCD display. Many of the best MP3
players come with a full color display screen that is large
enough to see all the information about the current song being
played as well as for accessing the settings of the player.