Today MP3 players have become very popular, mainly because of the convenience that they provide in having music in an easy, portable fashion, that you can carry in your pocket or in your hand. In addition they provide you with the ability to compile your own list of songs, and are able to hold a lot more songs than a CD, DVD or cassette can due to its compressed MP3 format. Trying to find the best player to suit your personal need can be very difficult because of the many brands and types that are available.
MP3 players are available in three main categories. The first category of MP3s is the Flash Memory Player. These are the smallest and lightest forms of players weighing as little as 1 to 2 ounces. These players have the ability to store up to 1 GB of memory or approximately 2000 songs.
This type of player is very durable and energy efficient. The next type of player is a little bigger, weighing up to 6 ounces and having the ability to store between 8 to 80GB of information. This is equivalent to approximately 80 thousand songs along with data, video and photographs. Hence they are more versatile than the Flash Memory MP3, they however consume more energy. The next type of MP3 players is the MP3 CD players; in essence these are CD players that can play songs which have a MP3 format. These types of players are mostly seen in cars and require the use of a CD which contains the MP3 format of songs.
In buying a MP3 player it is very important that you first know what the MP3 will be used for, this will help you to decide which type is right for you. Today most persons are desirous of having the second type MP3 player. However, even with this decision there are still so many different players of this type that choosing the right player can still be difficult. Deciding on what features you would love the MP3 player to have can help to narrow down your search.
As a result you will need to consider the battery life of the MP3, and the battery life you will require will depend on what you hope to use the player for. If you rely on players to watch videos along with listening to music, will need to seek a MP3 player with a good battery life. You will also need to consider the display features of the MP3, the ease with which you are able to use the MP3 player, and the features that come with the MP3. Today many MP3 are equipped with more features than just to listen to music or the radio.
Many are equipped with an eBook reader, Wi-Fi, cameras and so on. However not all MP3 will have all these features, so you will first need to decide what you are looking for in a MP3 player.