Mp3_Player_Buying_Advice by MohamedAliSaid

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Mp3 Player Buying Advice


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Summary:
Music is one of the best sources of entertainment. It is music that can work wonders at times. Even medical
science believes in the miracle of music, and incidents are not very rare where the so-called `music therapy`
has cured diseases that medical therapy has failed to do. Hence, the popular propensity towards music has
improved considerably.


However, this interest for music has increased in an unprecedented fashion ever since the market was
flooded with gadgets like MP...



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ipod, mp3 player, mp4 player, podcast, podcasting



Article Body:
Music is one of the best sources of entertainment. It is music that can work wonders at times. Even medical
science believes in the miracle of music, and incidents are not very rare where the so-called `music therapy`
has cured diseases that medical therapy has failed to do. Hence, the popular propensity towards music has
improved considerably.


However, this interest for music has increased in an unprecedented fashion ever since the market was
flooded with gadgets like MP3/MP4 players and iPods. These gadgets are widely popular due to their
portability. But, portability is not the only deciding factor that you should consider while buying an MP3
player. There are several other elements that have to be taken into consideration before buying an MP3
player.


1. What do you want an MP3 player for? Choose according to your needs, listening to music in your
bedroom is different from doing so in the kitchen or living room. In such cases, go for an MP3 player with
an optional stereo dock. If you want to listen to tunes during work-out, then opting for a flash-based MP3
player is a wonderful idea.


2. It is always a good idea to spend some time with the MP3 player in person instead of assuming that it
would be as good as it is shown in the ads. Incase, you want to buy it online, visit an electronics store to
physically handle it and see if it is suitable in all circumstances of your day-to-day activities.
3. Always make a research before by an MP3 player. You can read magazines such as CE Lifestyles or take
the opinions of your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and relatives who may have used it before. It will
save you a great deal of time and after-buy regret.


4. It always pays off if you carry a small notebook to compare different shops before buying an MP3 player.
Note down the standard features of each edition or brand and take the decision on the basis of that.


5. Though buying an MP3 player online has its own advantages such discount, but when it comes to
possibility of return and exchange, it is actually difficult doing so online. On the other hand, if you buy the
same from an actual electronics store then you are most likely to get the exact model you want.


6. Check out the earphones to find if they are really compatible with your need or if you are feeling
comfortable using them. Check the battery back-up capacity and other features as well. Besides, it is worth
spending some time playing the MP3 player to get used to the functions and applications of player to
prevent any possible future damage due to mishandling.


Tip 1 - Know your music files.


MP3 players can play music of different formats. Some popular digital formats are WMA, ATRAC3, OGG
and AAC. However, not all MP3 players can play all formats. For example, if you buy songs from an iTunes
store, they are in AAC file and your MP3 won`t play them unless its software favors these formats. Hence,
knowing about this will avoid future tense and disappointments.


Tip 2 - Keep your music organized with ID3 tags:


ID3 tags enable you to store data along with your MP3 files such as title, artist, album, and track number. It
also allows you to edit your PM3 ID3 tags using Windows XP or any other music software such as iTunes
or Musicmatch Jukebox. ID3 tags are the best way to keep your music organized.


Tip 3 - Back up your digital music:


Be on the safer side by having a back-up of your purchased tunes against any unforeseen computer crash.
Most online music store including iTunes do not allow redownload facilities to the purchased files.




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