MP 3 Players
An MP3 Player - For Music On The Go
It seems like MP3 players are everywhere these days. These sleek portable
devices offer CD-quality sound in a tiny package. Their storage capacity ranges
from hundreds of songs up to tens of thousands of songs depending on the storage
medium and its size.
There are two basic types of players -- flash memory based players and hard
drive based players. An MP3 music player with flash memory is completely
solid-state. There are no drive mechanisms which can cause the music to skip
which makes these perfect devices for using during activities like exercising
and playing sports.
The most popular brands are:
All brands have a huge variety of players to suit every bodies need
The other type of MP3 music player has an internal hard drive which is used
to store your music. The hard drive as a capacity typically between 5GB and 20GB
meeting you can store thousands of songs in MP3 format. Hard drive players are
more susceptible to skipping, but many manufacturers use buffers to minimize
Both types of MP3 music players can connect to your computer using a USB
interface. This allows you to transfer music to the player and organize your
music collection with software.
Most players come with software that allows you to rip music from your CD
collection and transfer it into MP3 format which is much more compact than
uncompressed audio data. MP3 songs sound almost as good as the digital audio
stored on your computer or CDs.
It is very convenient having your music collection stored on a portable player.
You can hear your favorite music wherever you are and the great sound of digital
music and you can hear every nuance of the audio.
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