MP3 players have been around for several years, but are still a relatively new technology applied to the old idea: “I want music of my choice in my life, now it matters where I go and what I do”
MP3 players – a new look at the old idea
The history of the huge popularity of MP3 players began more than 50 years ago. Since the 1940s, music has become a part of people’s lives wherever they are. They wanted to be able to enjoy the relaxing and invigorating sounds of their favorite music while working, playing or traveling. The only real option then was, of course, a portable solid radio, working on a power cord, which had to be connected to the socket. In the late 1940s, the first economical and convenient battery-powered radio appeared on the market. The problem, however, was that you always listened to a radio show that you needed to listen to what other people wanted you to hear, not the artists and songs you wanted at any given time.
In the 1950s, everything remained pretty much the same, but the first portable battery-powered cassette players appeared on the market in the 1960s. Of course, the cassette players/tape recorders were cumbersome and heavy, and the sound left much to be desired, especially if the cassettes were of lower quality. The problem of the tape was exacerbated with age and wear and tear.
The cassette player was revived in the 1980s. Sony came to the fore with the first personal cassette player WALKMAN®. The device reproduced standard cassettes and was light and portable on the belt. The sound quality was good, and battery life increased several times. The items were available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and most importantly, they were inexpensive. However, they had to be content with the problems caused by their weakest component, the media, namely the standard cassette.
The 90s solved the tape problem with the advent of the optical CD, but now we’re back in the days of big, bulky and demanding batteries, and even though technology has increased the problem with tape. Fingerprints, jumps, jumps and scratches. In the end, someone decided that the way to solve the problem of a portable music device is to eliminate the weak link, so to speak, THE FREE OF THE WORLD! This is how the MP3 player was born, or “Device for storing and playing personal digital music in internal memory.” The MP3 player is very small, lightweight, compatible with batteries (due to long-lasting internal rechargeable cells) and, most importantly, it produces excellent sound because the music is stored digitally and reproduced digitally. The absence of broken external media means that in three years the quality of the music will be the same as the day it was stored on the device.
THE technology of MP3 players has changed significantly over the last 10 years.
MP3 player technologies have grown exponentially over the past decade. They are even smaller, even lighter and now accommodate thousands of songs. The sound quality has improved and battery life has continued to increase, and some devices can now store more than 20,000 songs and play them for 12 hours in a row before they need to be recharged. The charging process is now also simplified, as it can be charged while MP3 players are connected to a computer, and at the same time music is organized. Some MP3 players can even be used as an external hard drive for your computer, making it easy and safe to bring not only music but also other data.
New features, such as touchscreens and extension ports, make the use of MP3 players and share your favorite music with others easier and more fun, while additional features such as personal organizers and game programs have been added to some of the more expensive models of MP3 players.
The price of MP3 players has fallen, and quality and supply have gone up.
The price of MP3 players has plummeted, and functionality and quality have skyrocketed. The public is becoming more demanding of what it expects from their personal music equipment, and is not afraid to tell manufacturers that they are more economical and technically efficient than ever before. New models of MP3 players include features such as personal organizers, video playback from movies and TV shows, photo-viewing and interactive gaming software. You can browse the web, send emails and messages from your device to your friends, with whom you can also share your favorite music. All from a simple and user-friendly MP3 player interface
Today’s MP3 players are better designed and longer than ever before, and with the ability to repair or update items as they age, you can count on the purchase as a long-term investment that you will use day in and day out. Users usually always carry MP3 players with them. MP3 players have become an integral part of their lives.
MP3 players now play such an important role in our lives that it is difficult for anyone who has faced daily life to understand that they are not there. Now they are smaller, cheaper and include more features than ever before. The popularity of MP3 players is due to a combination of ever-increasing quality in both design and sound playback. No wonder I can say that MP3 players will stay here for a long time, at least until Japan’s brain explodes!