Walkman sounded good till I looked at Amazon. There's maybe 50 or 100 different Walkmans out there, so that doesn't help much. Neither do the reviews, as they're mostly in regard to durability and sometimes features. What I want is something that delivers very good quality speech through headphones.
The disk drive on the computer is swell. It's just not where I want to spend alot of time sitting.
a good set of headphones will transfer from your 'puter to any external device.
no advice on said device, I travel in a truck.
panzade Selected Answer
Thu 11 Jun, 2009 11:41 pm
I have an RCA MP3 player that cost me $37 bucks 2 years ago...it's easy to use....you don't have to hook it up to the computer to charge it, and I listen to books on it through ear buds...that what you're interested in?
oh...and it plays through a cassette into my truck stereo
the way I work with cd's is I load 'em into my computer...then I drag the content into the Window Media player where it gets loaded into the RCA unit(synchronization) through the USB port...it's easier than it sounds...lol
Hmmm. I should have watched the video before commenting. I might be able to figure that out, afterall.
Fri 12 Jun, 2009 01:45 am
I'd second the mp3 recommendation. You can get them under $20 and mp3 players with flash memory can be made with no moving parts, meaning quality is much less a factor and even bad ones will outlast a good cd player.
But as to the cd player, I don't have a particular one to recommend (of course Sony and other name brands are a no-brainer) but I'd make sure to get as many seconds of "skip protection" as you can, make sure it also plays mp3 cds, and I think you should be able to get this for under $35 as well.
Still, consider mp3 players, if it's a regular audio cd it is a piece of cake to convert to mp3.
Decisions, decisions. I learned to type, I can probably learn to MP3, or however you say it.
Mon 15 Jun, 2009 03:00 am
Okay, I went with the MP3 player. Turned out to be more like rip, drag, drop and synchronize, instead of just drag, but it's a real swell system and the capacity is just mindbogging. Thanks for talking me out of a bad idea, guys.
Nice to see you join the digial millenium! I just noticed that I too went on about durability when that wasn't you key concern. Unless the player is of very bad quality, the key will be the headphones and the players shouldn't make too much of a difference.
Really. The storage capacity is unbelievable to someone who had to physically install a hard drive on his first computer. That gave 1megabyte storage - compared to 8gb on a gizzerblinker as thick as 4 credit cards. Thirty hours in storage occupies about 1/3 of total capacity.
Panz did drop a clue on the virtues of a dry cell device. I can visualize lots of times when I won't be able to plug it into a computer for recharge.