Recommend mp3 player for running - with no ties to service
Posted on 2014-04-01
Looking for a nice quality, but relatively inexpensive physical MP3 player (not just computer software.)
I don't want to deal with Apple/iTunes. I don't want to deal with Rhapsody. I don't want to be forced to do anything to make the player work, or be forced to buy music downloads from any company.
If I want to take my CDs and convert songs to MP3 and put them on my player, it should be easy.
If I want to but a single song or a whole CD from someone (say, Amazon, for example), I want to be able to do that. No MP3 player syncing with a web app, please. Just a simple drag and drop in Windows.
Does this exist?
So, Apple is out, SanDisk is out (they insist you need a Rhapsody account) - I'm not sure who else is out. I'm about ready to buy a handful of cheap no-name Chinese units on Ebay and use each one until it wears out.
I knew the music industry is Mob-controlled, but want the least slimy way to buy music, download it, and play it on my unaffiliated/independent MP3 player.
Got any ideas?