With god zillion amounts of digital audio devices to choose from, it can be a tough job to choose the right one. Some of the basic features should be known to the consumers in order to make a rational purchase. Select a digital music player that is compatible with your computer’s operating system as most of your digital music collection is on your PC. Then different music formats available and specific audio players are only compatible with one type. MP3 is only one of the encoding formats. Many companies have developed there own digital music formats which are compatible with specific hardware. Apple iPods operate with AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format which runs on iTunes software. And Microsoft developed the WMA (Windows Media Audio) format used with Windows Media Player. Devices have calendars, notepads, photo libraries, AM/FM radio and many more features other than just playing music. You should be able to decide that what will be the primary use of your device. And in accordance to that you should be picking up the device. Lastly, it is the money you want to spend. Flash memory players are usually less expensive, but have less space. Hard drive devices offer more storage space, but rise in price as the storage capacity increases.
Here is the new utilitarian MP3 player from the house of Panasonic, SV-SD300 that comes with a reasonable price of $149. The key features include 4-line LCD display, D. sound technology, support for both the highly used music formats-MP3 and WMA, 3.3mW + 3.3mW audio output and a battery life of 23 hours. All these specifications are packed in a slim and sleek size of 86 x 40 x 9.9mm and a weight of 35.4 grams. It could have been a high-end MP3 player if it had been integrated with any built-in memory. Anyways, it boasts a SD card slot. The SV-SD300 is available for sale in UK.
Designed with style and elegancy, the new Godot M9500 MP3 Player priced at £79.99 offers implausible 4GB storage capacity. It can store around 1000 MP3 songs and around 2000 WMA music files. The good thing is that you have the ease of downloading any tunes from web since all the main formats i.e. WMA, MP3 and DRM are supported by the Godot M9500 MP3 player. The Godot M9500 boasts a 12-minute Antishock that could withstand zigzag movements. It even features a high-definition voice recorder and Line-in MP3 encoding to convert your files to MP3. The multilingual Godot M9500 4GB MP3 player features more than enough to attract customers at a eye-catching price of £79.99.
If you have a fervor for music and you love to lay your hands on the costliest MP3 player in the market, the TrekStor Flash MP3 player is indeed your cup-of-tea since the price tag attached to it reads € 17.999 (approx. US $23,000). The player is encased in gold and decked with 63 jewels. The flash MP3 player supports USB 2.0 interface and is compatible with all the formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, ASF, OGG. The luxury MP3 player is packed in a sleek size of 75 mm x 32 mm x 16 mm and weighs 40 grams only. Get ready to feel the difference of owning something unique with this luxury gold plated flash MP3 player in your hand.
We can take the new Newman M790 MP3 Player as a new spin on the idea of MP3 designing. But, I really don’t find anything great in designing part. The Newman M790 boasts a swivel-screen for the sake of cute and stylish looks only. Otherwise, I don’t feel the need for an extra piece while the functioning still remains the same. Anyway, the Newman M790 MP3 player features 512MB memory, SD slot, 260K color screen, full support for MP3 and WMA music files and sadly, the very old USB 1.1 interface. Good Luck Newman! Hope music-savvy guys love your worthless designing part.
The new Acer MP-340 has got everything in it to allure the music-savvy fellows. The MP-340 is a multi-tasking MP3 player that boasts 1.8-inch TFT display with 262 colors and a first-class video recorder that delivers stunning quality. You don’t need to worry about the storage space as the MP-340 comes with a non-removable 20GB hard drive (SD card extra) to store your tracks and photos. The files transfer is quite swift, thanks to the USB 2.0 support. The MP-340 has a full support for the music files of the MP3 and WMA format. Sadly, the picture viewer handles JPEG format only. Supported audio formats include MP3 and WMA, while the picture viewer handles JPEG. The Acer MP-340 manages to pack all these features in a sleek size of 95 x 65 x 20.6 mm and weighs merely 148 grams. No words on pricing and availability.
One more flash player has plunged into the market without any hustle and bustle. Nothing innovative in its approach, the new Philips GoGear SA1335 is pretty modish and sleek design-wise. You can listen to your favorite tracks on the move as the SA1335 comes with 12 hours back up for MP3, WAV, or WMA. Other key features include large OLED display, FM tuner, voice recording and USB 2.0 connectivity for faster music transfer. The most eye-pleasing thing to me about the new Philips GoGear SA1335 is that it packs all these features in a compact and sleek size of 3.17 x 1.24 x 0.59 inches. The graceful mirrored surface is attention-grabbing. The flash media player is priced at a reasonable price of about $100.
You either may enjoy a walk out in the rain or music sitting back home. The same old snag that you cannot take your expensive MP3 player our there while it is raining that defers you to enjoy drizzle and music at the same time. Ultra Products has launched a water-resistant Hydra MP3 Player that allows you to add melody to your walk out there in the rain, without any botheration. Equipped with WAV, ACT, WMA and MP3, the Hydra also features LCD and pass on songs using USB. Available in two models 1 GB for $39.99 and 2 GB for $69.99, you may not be able to get better (cheap and best) deal than this.
Yet another MP3! The new Saitec MP3 player weighs 25g and 64.5×27.5x23mm in size, includes an EL organic display, speakers, a microphone and 512MB of Flash memory. It is powered with an AAA battery (enough for 10 hours) and compatible with the MP3, WMA, and WAV.
Creative is introducing a new age of X-Fi. Creative Xmod is a new effort in audio arena which delivers the best sounding audio with upholding the clarity of sound tracks that will give you an audio experience like never before. The cute and tiny package that you can incorporate with you MP3 player, iPods, WMA, ACC and DAP as well to restore the files, possesses the capability to provide you surround sound quality once being incorporated with speakers. The appliance that will make its appearance in the market by the end of this year will come with an exclusive price of $79.99.