So everyone bustles around wondering what kind of technology they want. Truly I feel that’s what a lot of people worry about nowadays. I’m not saying anything bad. I’m simply saying that’s how people are. People want the best bang for their buck and they have every right to feel that way. That’s their prerogative. I, true enough, am the same way. I would rather have the most popular, newest piece of technology. I don’t have the funds, however. I don’t have to money to just go out and buy the latest iPods or Zune. I’m usually looking for something that will hold me off until I can afford to buy the better model.
Currently I have one of the older versions of an iPod shuffle. Don’t get me wrong I really love it. I do love my iPod shuffle a lot, but it only holds about 300 songs if you’re lucky. I prefer having a screen on my music device, though. I also have a Philips GoGear which holds over 1,000 songs. I love them both. Well, that’s a lie, I prefer my iPod even though it doesn’t have a screen on it. The reason for this? Simply because my GoGear is harder to run. It’s not as user friendly. I made the recent mistake of ruining the screen of my Creative Zen mp3 player. That MP3 player, while it had its glitches, was probably my favorite of all the ones I’ve ever owned. It was easy to use, stable, and it never caused me many problems. I had a few times where it would lock up on me, but overall it was a good piece of tech.
I feel as though I should justify the reason I really would rather have the iPod over any mp3 player a little more clearly. Another reason: iTunes, I feel, is so much easier to use. While I know I’m definitely not the only one who feels this way I also know that not everyone is going to agree with me. Has anyone ever tried burning a CD with Media Player? Well I have and I hate the quality of the CD after I’m done burning it. It’s horrible. It’s all glitchy and weird sounding. I try burning the same playlist from iTunes onto a CD and I have no sound problems. Same type of CD, no scratches, brand new out of the case. Point is: iTunes is much better for music quality overall. Windows Media Player hasn’t got much to offer. Now, these are my very personal feelings and I definitely don’t expect others to feel the same way.
Along with the whole quality thing comes the fact that iTunes comes with more. I can listen to radio stations, it has a DJ, it keeps a lot of lists. I’m overall much happier with iTunes. If I could afford one I would buy an iPod touch and just be done. As it is I can’t afford it. For now I’ll just stick with my mp3 player and iPod shuffle.