1111828m.jpgElvis Presley would judge the recording quality of his songs by whether the sound “moved him or not,” says music producer Elliot Mazer.

Recently it was revealed that Britain’s love affair with gadgetry is stronger than ever, with over £74bn worth of gadgets currently owned and that figure is predicted to grow massively following Christmas. Before you start checking out specific models, you should have a basic understanding of the types of MP3 players available.

It may be hard to believe, but you can actually find a decent MP3 player for a decent price. In fact, we may see more and more devices start to hover near that price point if flash memory costs continue to fall the way they have been over the past couple of years. Of course, there’s no sense in dropping even a buck on a complete piece of junk, which is why we’ve sought out some price comparison options

The sound you get from the earphones is pretty standard (but that isn’t a bad thing). I’ve never encountered any “sound-related” problems. You can change the sound settings to match your style of music. The different settings are bass, pop, rock, jazz, and flat. The bass setting obviously enhances the bass and is without a doubt my favorite setting. The pop, jazz and flat all tune down the sound which may prevent maximum audio enjoyment. The rock does the exact opposite as the other 3.

But what I’m happy with may not be what you’re happy with, so don’t feel scared to test out the different settings.