Summary: Every month, manufacturers unleash even more MP3 players to an increasingly confused public. Not only do these devices have wildly divergent features, but ongoing format wars mean the MP3 player you choose dictates where you can buy your digital music. These devices are anything but one-size-fits-all. First, there's the question of design.
Summary: I have being using an iPod nano in my car for awhile & sounded good ( I did not know any better). I was ready to upgrade for one with more memory, I research around & there was a brand new Sony "walkman" mp3 in the market with awesome feedbacks from users ( interface, layout, weight, battery staying power, etc was excellent, sound was rated good) I purchased it & like it alright but certain songs depending on the download quality will distort the sound on my car layout;...
Excerpt: I love this little mp3 player. Really sleek and the main body is made from high grade metal which is a lot more scratch proof than plastic. What makes this device special is it's separate remote control that can clip on to your clothes while the main body sits in your pocket and still gives you full control of the main device.
Pros: Sound quality, battery life, radio, microphone, ease of use
Excerpt: When i decided to buy an mp3 player I immediately looked at the ipod and read many reviews about it complaining of things such as a short battery life and the cost. I searched the internet looking for a cheaper, better alternative to the ipod. I respect apple for capturing the market so completely but found with a little time looking that there are far better, cheaper options out there, and the Cowon iaudio M3 is one of them.
Pros: Outstanding value for money and extremely slick design
Excerpt: This is one amazing machine. It is small light and very very stylish with a metal casing finished in metalic colours (mine is gunmetal grey). I have is the 20Gb version but there is a 40Gb one with the same physical size. A real shame to hide it in a pocket - it's far more stylish than ALL competitors - but then the tiny in-line remote with screen makes it un-neccessary to take the machine from the pocket to change channels or tracks - or to turn it on or off.
Pros: Multi - use; very very stylish; light; robust
Cons: controls on the remote can be fiddly for we old codgers . Don't always work as expected .