Saturday, November 03, 2007
The CD was introduced with great fanfare in 1982 and soon supplanted the audio cassette due to high quality digital sound.You could bring your portable cd player anywhere to listen to high quality audio music. The next revolution started with the acceptance of mp3 music. MP3 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 1 Audio Layer 3. This mp3 technology allows for the compression of normal CD audio file in WAV format and reduces the size of the file by a factor of 10 to 1. That means you can store thousands of songs in a small portable player while previously a CD player could only hold a CD at a time.
CD player have advantages, in that CD players are cheaper than mp3 players. There is no need to buy storage media which is expensive. Songs in mp3 format have different sound volume levels while in a CD you get consistent sound volume. Why bother with the hassle of encoding, transferring and managing files which is troublesome, time consuming and more demanding when you can just simply pop in anew CD and get instant gratification. Also, if you travel to aless developed country , a CD player proves to be more useful asaccess to broadband is hard to find for downloading of your internet music. In addition, CD can last a life time and are virtually indestructible compared to a mp3 hard drive or flash memory players which have a limited life span and could spoil.
I personally switched from cd player to my 80 gig ipod because otherwise i would have too many cd's to carry around easily. Not that i have a very large cd collection but i want max quality so i wont put them on mp3 cd's even then i would have over 50 mp3 cd's.
But to compete now CD player's are becoming more compact , for household uses best Cd players are available with WIFI options to speakers..these make them compete with mp3 players.
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