BuddhaTB wrote:I thought the most a Mini-Disc could hold was 80 mins worth of music. Maybe you can explain the new technology to me. However, he doesn't want a mini-disc player, but rather a CD/MP3 player. Myself on the otherhand, might want a mini-disc recorder in the future.
MD LP - like LP on VCRs - records 4 times as much music on the same MD. of course that means at a somewhat lower sound quality.
sonyman wrote:The Sony Minidisc players under about $300 or so actually perform a conversion process when transfering music to the player. According to CNET, this actually results in a reduction of audio quality. From what I have heard, the iRiver is great. Go with it.
AFAIK, the ATRAC compression used by MD players results with better quality audio than MP3.
(i'm not sure however about the LP mode, if that is still better than mp3. of course dependes on what mp3 you're comparing - bitrate etc.)
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