Favorite Music Wherever You Go - MP3 Portable Players
Maximize Listening Pleasure with Unparalleled Convenience
by W R Kirk
Love music? Now take your favorite songs anywhere
with one of the hot new mp3 portable players on
the market. Some are as tiny as a pendant. And from
the deepest lows to sharpest highs, the digital
sound is fantastic!
Made by Apple, iPod is synonymous with portable
mp3 players. The popular iPod Shuffle is about the
size of a pack of gum. The Dell Jukebox and portable
players from Creative Labs, Archos, iRiver, Rio,
Sony, Samsung, iRock, and many more have an incredible
array of features.
Easy-to-use software lets you rip tunes from your
CD collection in mp3 format and load hundreds or
even thousands of songs in your player. Some players
can even burn tunes directly from a built-in FM
tuner, a CD player, or other source.
MP3 Revolutionizes Music Enjoyment
Until 1989 the traditional digital music format
was the WAV file. Basically a digital conversion
of the analog wave-form signal, it provided high
quality sound recordings. But a 4 to 5 minute song
consumed up to 50MB of memory. By selectively discarding
sounds inaudible to the human ear, the mp3 format
was able to store the same song in less than 5MB.
Some formats like WMA and OGG can cut that to around
2MB with even higher quality sound.
With the advent of flash memory and tiny hard drives
known as micro-drives, by the late 1990's manufacturers
began introducing small digital music players. And
today some portable music players can store thousands
of songs, photos and other data in a portable player
about the size of a deck of cards!
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