View Full Version : CD player vs MP3 Player
06-26-2001, 09:05 PM
Which one should i get?
i was thinking of deciding between JVC KD-SH99 Car MP3/CD Player and Pioneer DEH-p7300 similarly priced
BTW most my cds are from mp3s, not sure f that means anything
(btw does the DEH-p6300 have OL Display? what is different about the 6300 and the 7300?)
06-28-2001, 03:22 AM
I just bought a Portable CD player and got the tape adapter for my car. A cheap effective way to do things. Then I can make my own, and I dont have to listen to all that talk radio bulshit. You might want to make sure that the CD player you get is CD-R compatable.:P That Pioneer Thing is really neat it looked like it had full motion video on it. Ok my suggestion is to get a Cd player and burn your own Cd's from MP3's. Have fun
06-28-2001, 03:37 AM
id say got for a cd-mp3 player, so you can fit more on a cd and also play regular cds
06-28-2001, 09:46 AM
only thing about mp3 player is that i am not sure if sound produced is comparable to the other units and since it is rahter new, the features on it will not be as loaded as the developed units... but i guess i should test them sometime first. i did not like the awia one at all... hoping the others are better
06-28-2001, 12:50 PM
MP3s suck. On all the sound systems I can stand to listen to, the quality loss jumps out at you immediately in normal bit-rate (128) mp3s. Once you get to 192 and up, they're not too bad, but look at it this way:
1) You can make normal CDs from converted MP3s and play them on a normal CD player. With CD-Rs as cheap as they are these days (what, $15 for 50 now?), you're not saving that much money by condensing 5 CDs into 1.
2) A normal CD player is a good bit cheaper than an MP3/CD player.
3) If you've got 100 or so songs on an MP3 disk, can you imagine trying to seek to the one you want to listen to? You're going to be sitting there hitting the skip button all day.
4) MP3 technology on devices outside of computers is still new enough that there are bound to be a bunch of minor glitches and bugs. I hate products that don't work perfectly.
Just my $.02...
06-29-2001, 01:48 PM
Actually, I just upgraded my car stereo. I got a Rockford Fosgate RFX9000. This deck is pretty kewl.
One of my friends has the Aiwa CDC-mp3 and another one just got the JVC KD-SH99 w/ built in subcontrols. The JVC is a very high quality deck. I would have got it but I liked the look of the rockford better.
All of these decks run around $300-400 but so do most really good CD players. Personally I'll never go back to regular CD's. Mp3s are the shizznic. I have 80 tracks on one CD and I have another disk with 90 tracks. Searching for a tracks on the rockford is a snap. It has a button you can use to search for tracks. Just push it, then turn the volume nob to select the first few letters of a track.. (i.e. Bras) hit enter and it search through the CD and then displays the results. "Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys" or whatever else it finds.
The only thing I don't like about my deck is the way it alphabetizes the tracks. I expected it to read the tracks in order that they were burnt. So take that in account when burning disks.
As far as quality of mp3's
I'm sure everyone has experienced Mp3s with pops clicks and slurps (really.. it sounds like a slurp). True,some Mp3s sound like crap, but you can almost always find a better version if you look. All the mp3s that I made from my CD collection sound perfect. I can put in the original disk and then the Mp3 version and they sound nearly identical. I rip all of my own songs at 160 or above.
Clueless, if all most of your music is already in mp3s then you mind as well go with a mp3 deck.
Mp3 quality will be the same whether you burn it to disk in CD-Audio format and fit 10-20 trakcs or mp3 format and fit 100 songs.
And napster? who still uses napster? Try winmx, kazaa, bearshare, or even the old school way of IRC.
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