Compare MP3 Players for the Coolest Features and Sweetest Deals

How can you compare mp3 players to be sure you're getting the best features and price? You've checked some mp3 player ratings, and they're helpful. But iPod reviews and ratings don't answer all your questions. So how do you decide?

Here's a great little checklist for your player comparison. Use these criteria to compare players and you'll have no problem choosing the right one. Simply rate each mp3 player you're comparing by assigning a value of 1-10 to each of the six criteria. Total the points and voilá, your own custom mp3 player reviews. The players with the highest totals are your best mp3 players, and fit your budget.

MP3 Player Comparison Check-List

Printer friendly version

1. Features (Rating ____)

Built-in FM tuner, voice recorder, display screen size & functions, hold, plug-n-play, remote, equalizer, search, shuffle and repeat are some features to compare.

2. Memory (Rating ____)

Flash players have 64MB to 1GB and hold 20 to 300+ songs. Micro-drive player memory is 4GB to 60GB and will hold your entire music collection, plus photos and other data.

3. Battery (Rating ____)

Built-in rechargeable (some replaceable, some not), or standard replaceable (typically AAA). Some players require battery recharge or replacement after 10 hours or less, while others may get 40-50 hours continuous play time.

4. File and System Format (Rating ____)

Most players play MP3 and WMA file formats. Some also play ATRAC, OGG and other formats. Also make sure the players you're comparing are compatible with your computer (PC or Mac).

5. Price (Rating ____)

Features, memory, etc. will determine a price range for the mp3 player you want. Modify some of your criteria if on a tight budget and looking for cheap mp3 players.

6. Brand and Style (Rating ____)

Largely personal preference, but important if your reviews tell you a particular brand and/or style is the best for you.

For more information see How Do MP3 Players Work

MP3 players information from A to Z: player types & features, how they work, accessories,comparisons and more - plus free music download tips and info at A-Z MP3 Players.com, Your Complete A-Z Resource for MP3 Players, Accessories and Information.

This article may be re-printed in its entirety, with no changes and this resource box included. © 2005 A-Z MP3 Players All rights reserved

In The News:

The Cult of the Tech Genius  The New York Times
Put Alexa and Siri to Work  The New York Times

Lives With Games Tradition and Industry

The United States Of America citizen feels that games is... Read More

Internet Explorer Shortcuts for Mouse-o-phobes

If you're like me, you occasionally find the ubiquitous mouse... Read More

Selecting a Personal Digital Assistant

A Computer in Your HandCarrying around an address book and... Read More

Temporary Fixes to Spyware, Ad-ware, and Virus Infections

So you've got some spyware, ad-ware, or viruses on your... Read More

Digital Cameras: Hot Gear with the Coolest Features!

Cameras: still known for taking pictures but assumed as digital... Read More

Advantages and Guidelines of Automated Testing

"Automated Testing" is automating the manual testing process currently in... Read More

Computer Geeks and Garden Gnomes

First and foremost before I begin my ranting it is... Read More

Help, I Need a New HDTV! (Part 5 of 5)

Feeling overwhelmed in selecting a new TV? With all the... Read More

5 Steps to Removing PC Clutter

It's hard enough as it is these days to get... Read More

COOKIES - What Are They!!

Cookies, not the kind that Mom makes, but the computer... Read More

Top 9 Ways To Speed Up Your Surfing & Computing

It seems like fast never quite rates fast enough.No matter... Read More

Why Build Your Own Gaming Computer?

The best way to get the gaming computer that you... Read More

Quick System Restore with ASR Backups

ASR (Automated System Recovery) is a feature available on the... Read More

How I Started Working With 3D Modeling Programs

So I'll start from the very beginning.One day I was... Read More

HTML Explained: Part 1

Want to save money while promoting your web-based business? Of... Read More

How to Save an Image in a SQL Server Database?

Most of the web applications have a lot of images... Read More

Email Management

If you utilize a computer at home or work it... Read More

Are You Well Protected?

Winter?the official start of the cold and flu season. Though,... Read More

Simple Overview Of Computer

Computer is an electronic machine work on the instructions of... Read More

Buying a Home Theater Receiver

Buying a receiver is one of the most important decisions... Read More

7 Reasons NOT to Take Your Laptop on Holiday!

Heading off on vacation soon?Then perhaps you're tempted to take... Read More

Tips for Buying a PC

Buying Your PCBuying a PC that's right for you and... Read More

Compile .BAT Files into Native Windows Applications (.EXE)

Since the DOS days, batch files have been one of... Read More

How To Become A True CCNA

I've worked my way from the CCNA to the CCIE,... Read More

Nephrology and Dialysis For a PDA

Saving Lives With A Pocket PCFree medical downloads can be... Read More