Reliable "basic" mp3 player?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Aug 29, 2012 9:46 AM Last Post By: italihurr
Aug 3, 2012 12:51 PM
Reliable "basic" mp3 player?I want to buy an mp3 player. My primary purpose is to listen to language learning-related recordings, as well as songs and other audio stuff I’ve downloaded from U-Tube, if it’s possible to transfer these. I want to be able to attach large headphones, as buds won’t fit in my ears.
I’ve looked at reviews on Amazon and find there seem to be a lot of crap products on the market. I don’t want to buy something and then find that a couple or three years later, it’s fallen apart.
Could anyone please recommend a good product that would seem to be suitable for me? I don’t want something that can sing and dance and jump up and down, just a solid basic product on which i can play tracks in the order I want, not the order the machine wants.
Aug 3, 2012 2:11 PM
1I guess an obvious mp3 player recommendation would be an Ipod. For what you are looking for, an Ipod shuffle or the Ipod Classic would best suit your needs of being basic and reliable.
Personally, Ive never had the need for an Ipod as most cell phones have built in mp3 players. All my music and audio books are kept on my cheap Nokia cell phone and it works really well.
Instead of spending extra money on a new mp3 device, would using your current phone be an option?
Aug 3, 2012 5:06 PM
Aug 3, 2012 7:42 PM
3The only catch with using a Nokia phone for this purpose is that the supplied mp3 player doesn't give you the ability to skip back a few seconds within an mp3 to repeat something, which is pretty much essential for using it to learn languages.
There might be a third-party mp3 player application that provides this function, but in my (admittedly, fairly cursory) searches, I didn't find one.
Aug 3, 2012 11:41 PM
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Aug 29, 2012 9:46 AM
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