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Can you still buy MP3 players?

 
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Close scare just now.  I thought my MP3 player died.  Thank goodness it rebooted okay.

It's nearly 12 years old, and I don't know what I would do if I couldn't have music to sleep with (tinnitus).

I haven't seen MP3 players for sale for ages.  Can you still get them?  Or is it all WiFi?
 
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Fear not, there are still new MP3 players being released! It's a niche rather than a massive market now, but a big enough niche that even apple is still in the game.

Not that you want an bloody ipod, but reassuring that there is enough market for them to bother!
 
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I have 37 hours worth of music I purchased locally cached on my phone so I can listen on speaker, earbuds, portable battery speaker, Bluetooth to stereo. Add that to it being a decent camera, level, compass, calculator, theodolite, map (plain, satellite, or topo) with spoken directions, drawing/note pad, emergency alert device, weather alerts, visual communications over distance, internet radio receiver, file storage, PDF creator, Social Media, games, email, flashlight, security camera monitor, level, clock, sun angle calculator, sound level indicator...oh, and phone of course.
 
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Plenty available for real cheap on aliexpress, gearbest, banggood, wish and so on.
 
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I mainly use the one built in my phone, but I've seen them for sale in some of the electronics stores. If they ever stop making phones with mp3 players, I will definitely have to buy one. I'm still "old school" and like to download my songs, etc., instead of streaming them on the apps that have become more popular.

I still listen to the same songs I did 10 years ago, and I don't know if there's actually any online stations that play the variety of genres of music I like, that spans over the last 7 decades.
 
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If I had a phone, I wouldn't want to keep it next to my bed.

- it makes noise (even my friends put theirs on silent, it still makes noise and vibrates)
- I've read enough studies about cell and wireless waves that I don't want them near me when I'm sleeping  (we turn off the wireless at night)
- temptation - if I had a phone near me, I would be tempted to use it instead of sleeping.

But I can't afford a phone anyway, so it's a mute point.  

If they still make MP3 players, I'm going to start saving up for one.  I like how it has a single purpose - turns music files into pleasant noise.  This is much more my style.

Although, a non-portable MP3 player might be better since I always leave mine docked in the speaker (the battery is shot, which is why I think it rebooted last night) so it has to be always plugged in.
 
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Kc Simmons wrote:

I still listen to the same songs I did 10 years ago, and I don't know if there's actually any online stations that play the variety of genres of music I like, that spans over the last 7 decades.


Yup, I have playlists that span pre ww2 to today... And have no use for an awful lot of music that's out there.  
I run mp3 on my computers.

R Ranson: There are a lot of players out there, what will work for you depends on what form factor you want, a lot are made to be carried while you run, and require headphones, but I still see some tabletop units out there.
 
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