MP3 Players Features Comparison
Budget MP3 players typically don't have a lot of functions -- even a screen isn't guaranteed -- but these little players do offer plenty of storage for your audio files, and they're ideal for gym-goers, joggers, frequent flyers, and just about anyone who needs a small and lightweight music source. Any budget MP3 player should support MP3 files and most (but not the iPod shuffle) also support WMA files. If you prefer other audio file types, such as AAC or Ogg Vorbis, read the specs carefully; some players also support video and image files. A built-in FM radio is a welcome extra and many budget MP3 MP3 players include one.
|Screen||Available Sizes (GB)||Audio File Support||FM Radio|
|SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip estimated price $39||1.1-inch color screen||4GB, 8GB||MP3, WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Audible||Yes|
|Sony W Series Walkman estimated price $50||N/A||2GB, 4GB||MP3, WMA, AAC-LC, L-PMC||No|
|iPod Shuffle 4th Generation estimated price $45||N/A||2GB||MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV||No|
|Philips GoGear Vibe estimated price $49||1.8-inch color screen||4GB, 8GB||MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, APE||Yes|