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11-30-2004, 01:34 PM
this is kinda random but if i were to but an mp3 player what is the cheapest i can get it? (it is something to do with music!)

11-30-2004, 01:40 PM
What do you want? The cheaper it is, the less storage space it will have. Your best bet is to just go to your local electronics store and look at their selection, and decide how much space you will need. If you're not sure about how much space you want, do this: Create a new folder on your computer, and put as many MP3s into it as you think you would need to create a stasifactory playlist on your MP3 player. Then check how much is in the folder, write it down, and take that with you when you're looking at MP3 player capacity.

Of course, keep in mind that most MP3 players can have their storage capacity expanded if you buy upgrades for them. I have no idea what the cost of that is like, though.

And I don't see how this thread is random at all. It's perfectly legit.

11-30-2004, 01:44 PM
if you want something cheap, you should opt for either a flash-based player or an MD player, imho. both could probably be had for about 150$ or so.

if you want to spend more than that, you can start to get into the HD-based players. good ones'll be 300+, and they all have ups and downs (warranty, reliability, HD replacement, non-properitary access to the files, etc)

11-30-2004, 02:22 PM
i mean like the cheapest of the cheapest like 60
there are some for that price

11-30-2004, 11:47 PM
You can get MP3 players for that cheap but they will have very limited storage capacity. Like maybe 20 songs or something.

12-01-2004, 12:50 PM
but thats ok as i can delete songs right?

12-01-2004, 01:05 PM
Sort of. But if that's the case, you might as well just buy a discman. You know, 20 tracks a CD and all, and changing CDs is easier.

12-01-2004, 01:09 PM
yeah but it's a waste of money! if you buy a cd after a while new and better songs come and u can't keep on changing cds and it's just easier...

12-01-2004, 01:17 PM
It's easier to go back to your computer, change the 20 tracks on the mp3 players, and then head back to your bus which is by now 40 miles from the original destination?

I don't know about you, but CDs sound easier to me. ;(

12-01-2004, 01:18 PM
I use my MP3 player to rip songs off my CDs and make mixes of them that I can easily use when I'm walking or driving. I don't use it to play a bunch of music I've downloaded without ever paying the artists who made the music for their hard work.

If you really like music you should buy it on CD.

12-01-2004, 01:18 PM
no u can change it b4 u go out? like the day b4?

12-01-2004, 01:19 PM
You can change it 5 minutes before. It's quite easy.

12-01-2004, 01:20 PM
If you're just going to listen to the same few songs over and over, why not just make a mix CD? Only, what, like $1 for a CDR?

Limited storage completely defeats the point of having a mp3 player, i.e., having lots of music at your fingertips in a small package.


12-01-2004, 01:21 PM
that's what i meant...

12-01-2004, 01:26 PM

You meant that an mp3 player with limited storage capacity is not as good as a discman?


12-01-2004, 01:28 PM
no i'd rather have a better mp3 but...yeah...

12-01-2004, 07:26 PM

12-02-2004, 04:17 AM
okay. if you want the absolute cheapest option, do this.

get a cheap cd burner if you don't already have one (20-30$). buy a single CDRW (a $1, probably). buy a cheap portable cd player (30-50$). you can erase what's on the CDRW and start over at any time.

if you really really want an actual mp3 player, look into flash-based players. that's all you'll get for that much money. and you'd probably start at 64 or 128MB players- which would be less than 20 songs roughly.

12-02-2004, 12:06 PM
ipod is too expensive it's about 300 here