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You needn't fret about getting an mp3 player if you've got a $50 budget constraint. The contemporary mp3 player market has great options from SanDisk and Sony to even Apple at this price bracket. The best mp3 players under $50 provide audio formats support widely in use today like MP3, WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC although they don't offer video compatibility.

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Coby MP820

Coby MP820 (8 GB) Digital Media Player


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Coby MP820 (8 GB) Digital Media Player
Coby MP823 (8 GB) Digital Media Player
Apple iPod Shuffle fourth Generation 2GB
SanDisk Clip Zip (4 GB) MP3 Player
Mach Speed Trio T3010 (4 GB) MP3 Player
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Release Date
Feb 2012
Feb 2012
Sep 2010
Jul 2011
Dec 2011
Main Storage Type
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Storage Capacity
8.0 GB
8.0 GB
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
microSD
microSD
Family Line
Coby MP
Coby MP
iPod Shuffle
Sandisk Sansa Clip
Trio
Number of Songs
2000.0
2000.0
500.0
1000.0
1000.0
Use
Music, Video, Photo Viewing
Music, Video, Photo Viewing
Music
Music
Music

  • The iPod Shuffle's buttons are back, and the lightest, smallest MP3 player on the planet is now better than ever.


  • Apple's slimmed-down, slicker-than-ever iPod nano responds to your movements, creates playlists it thinks you'll like, and makes the competition look like a bunch of clunkers.


  • With the redesign of the fourth-generation iPod shuffle, Apple has brought back a classic design that works well with any set of headphones. At $49 for 2GB of storage, itâ?? s not only the perfect entry-level iPod, itâ?? s also a solid second device for iPhone users who want to keep it simple while exercising. While the shuffleâ?? s reduced size makes it a bit harder to clip on clothing than the second-generation model, itâ??


  • SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym.


  • The SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip is a solid budget MP3 player, small enough to clip to a shirt and sturdy enough to survive your workouts. And it offers much more than the same-price iPod shuffle.


  • SanDisk's latest competitor to the smallest iPods may not be as tiny or stylish, but it delivers a lot of features at very reasonable prices.