Rented life asks:
I need to buy an MP3 player (not iPod). What do I get?
Because my DH has recently gone through the mp3 player replacement process, I have asked him.
He settled on a SanDisk Sansa Clip. Why? Because it is small, it is ~$60, and it had relatively good reviews on amazon. More expensive mp3 players had somewhat higher reviews, but not high enough to make the price difference worth it, he felt. They still had problems.
It’s great for audiobooks. If you’re an audiophile, he says it’s probably not high enough quality to get the nuances of the music you’re listening to. He says it will play the higher quality formats but not well. But if you’re more of a box wine drinker with your music tastes, you should be fine.
He says this is a satisficing sort of quest. If you’re looking for something cheaper, then maybe this, though the reviews are a little odd so maybe not.
DH also wants to recommend these ear foam tips for putting over your ear buds. He says they’re totally worth the price even though they wear out every six months or so. They block more outside noise and they seem to make the sound coming from the mp3 player clearer than other earbud tips he has tried. But, he notes, you have to get the right size, so get the multi-pack first to determine the right size.
That’s all we got. Grumpy Nation, what’s your favorite mp3 player and why? What hasn’t worked for you?