Why pay hundreds of dollars for a brand name MP3 player when a discount MP3 player will offer the same functions and design without the hefty price tag to go along with it?
You don’t have to sacrifice quality for price. You may not get the flaming orange model that you like, but what are you looking for? Creative and fancy packaging or the quality found inside? So, after you’ve given up your desire for that outrageous hot pink case, and your realize that your color options may be limited, then what? Well, make sure that the discount MP3 player you’re considering will play the format that you want. Most MP3 players now operate on a flash drive system. Because of the low cost per megabyte for hard drive players, look for a format that can accept up to 30GB. That will be more than adequate for your needs, and at a fraction of the cost of an iPod.
Also make sure that you check the battery life when comparing different MP3 player models. You don’t want to be caught on a long flight without enough juice in your MP3 player to play your favorite tunes or listen to your special programming. Compare discount MP3 player models available either at local stores or on the Internet. Search online forum and discussion boards to see what others are saying about the discount model you’re considering. Make sure that you’re willing to do without the bells and whistles if you purchase a discount MP3 player, but also realize that basically, they’re all pretty much created equal.
Priced between $40 – $60, most discount MP3 player models come with as many of the basics as the more expensive models, including headphones, driver, standard carrying case and LCD screens. Most also come with USB cable and batteries and, of course, the user’s manual. Many discount MP3 players also have compatible accessories, such as voice recorders and PCI adapters. Sure, color selection many be limited, but the gadget’s in your pocket most of the time anyway, isn’t it? And it’s not about looks, it’s about listening, and whatever brand you choose should be based on sound quality and nothing else.
Many discount MP3 players offer you just as much music listening capability as the other more popular, and expensive brands, but if you’re not a brand-name junkie, then you probably won’t care. A discount MP3 player doesn’t have to mean a cheap MP3 player. By doing your homework and shopping around, you can find a discount MP3 player that will suit your needs. And then, you too can say that you came, you saw and you conquered the world of MP3 players.