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If you are planning to upgrade your mp3 player then ask yourself the following

  1. What are the features do you like the most in your mp3 player?
  1. What features you don’t like in your mp3 player and why?

    Before buying a mp3 player, first know your needs

    Ask these questions to yourself to identify your needs

    1. Which shape do you prefer for the mp3 player design?
      1. rectangular   2. ball             3.  stick
      2. To know about different designs available in the market visit here
    2. Do you need an audio amplifier? (to play the music outside without the headphones) (Y/N)
    3. How often do you use your player?
    4. When do you mostly use your mp3 player?
      1. while travelling
      2. while working
      3. during leisure time
      4. while exercising, jogging, etc.
      5. others (please specify)
    5. How much minimum battery backup is required?
    http://www.sony.co.in/product/nwz-b173f
  1. What extra features do you want in your mp3 player?
  1. What type of charger would you prefer?
    1. USB
    2. 220V domestic charger
  2. Both   Others
  3. Your desirable price range for the product. (in Rs.)
    1. <2500   2500-5000              c.   >5000
http://www.designbuzz.com/wrist-worn-mp3-players-fashionable-geeks/
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Consider the following features before starting your research

VOICE RECORDER
FM RADIO
DISPLAY
VIDEO & PICTURES
MEMORY
COMPACTNESS
AESTHETICS – The look of the MP3 player
SPEED
TOUCH SCREEN
HOLDER
EXTERNAL MEMORY CARD SLOT
BATTERY BACK-UP
POWER SAVER MODE
SLEEP TIMER
DURABILITY
COMFORT
LOCK BUTTON
FORMAT COMPATABILITY
IN-BUILT GAMES
COST

Knowing the features of the mp3 player, now what exactly should you look at the product description page?

Confused? You have to look for the following

Comfort

  • Earphones
  • Holder
  • Buttons

Specifications

  • Memory
  • Picture resolution
  • Battery type
http://www.designbuzz.com/wrist-worn-mp3-players-fashionable-geeks/
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Features

  • Dimensions
  • Colour
  • FM radio
  • Voice Recorder
  • Lock button
  • Sleep Timer
  • Touch Screen
  • Backlight display

Usage

  • Audio format
  • Software compatibility
  • Battery Life
  • Playback modes
  • Power saver modes
http://gadgets.elliottback.com/sony-bean-mp3-player/
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SONY BEAN
SONY BEAN

The following table tells you what is inside a MP3 player. Here is the functional decomposition of a MP3 player in layman terms

DEVICE INPUT FUNCTION OTHER EFFECTS OUTPUT
Power supply 9V Charges Supplies power 1.2V/8mAh
Display Digital signal Converts signal into data Data
Buck converter DC voltage Regulates Drops down the voltage DC voltage
Earphones Digital signal Converts electronic signal into audio signal ________ Audio signal
Memory Music files Stores Fast information storage Music files
Sound recorder Audio signal Records audio ________ Electric signal
Data port Data Transfers data ________ Data
Digital signal processor Digital signal Processes the signal ________ Digital signal
Audio port Electric signal Transmits ________ Audio
Amplifier Audio signal Amplifies Filters the noise Amplified audio signal

Now compare more than 3 products that you have selected. Here is a sample comparison

Apple Nano Sandisk Sansa Fuze+ Sony Walkman    A series Philips Gogear
Flash Memory 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Compression format MP4,AAC,MP3,WAV,HE-AAC,Protected AAC,MP3-VBR,AIFF MP3,Wma,Wav,AAC,MP4,FLAC,Ogg Vobris MP3, WMA (DRM), AAC, and Linear PCM audio formats; AVC, MPEG-4, and WMV MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, APE
Interface Proprietary Proprietary Proprietary Proprietary
Dimensions 89×41×6.6mm 79×48×76mm 46.8×104.9×7.2mm 113×9.95×58mm
Resolution 90,240 pixels 76,800 pixels 96,000 pixels 1,53,600pixels
Controls and navigations Superior Superior Superior Superior
Cost Rs 9400 Rs 8999 Rs 8990 Rs 9900
Battery Life good(24hours) good(15hours) good(29hours) good(24hours)
Weight 36.4g 56g 62g 100g
Equalizer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sleep timer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backlight display Yes Yes Yes Yes
Playback modes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FM radio Yes Yes Yes Yes
voice recorder No Yes Yes Yes
Lock button Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power saver mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen Yes Yes No Yes

SELECT THE BEST!

Never go with a site’s rating. Preferences change from individual to individual. Know your need and select the best that suits you and your budget.

 

Subhashini

Techno freak designed to design technology. An electronic design engineer, passionate about writing!

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