CD MP3 players vs. MP3 players
February 1, 2005
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I have recently seen many advertisements for CD players that will play both standard audio CDs and MP3 audio CDs. Where can I purchase these MP3 CDs, which hold as many as 10 regular CDs, and what do I need to burn these CDs? I have been looking around for quite some time to find information on these new CD formats, but have not been able to find anything pertinent. Can you help?
| |MP3 CD players have been around for a while now.
A few years ago, they were an affordable answer to expensive, low-capacity flash players and even more pricey (and clunky) hard drive players. You could burn as many 700MB CDs full of MP3s as you wanted and listen to them on a portable CD player. It's still the most economical method of listening to MP3s on the road, although the players are bulky by today's MP3 standards. Check out iRiver's $130 SlimX 450
or better yet, try a Sony or a Panasonic MP3 CD model--they both retail for less than $60.
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