Do you happen to be in the market for a new MP3 player, but want to stray very, very far away from the iPod pack? You'll be surprised by the number of options out there - and while we're pretty sure it's impossible to find two people on the planet who can completely agree on the "perfect" MP3 player, you can at least walk away with a few smart buying tips from the wonderful little roundup done by the team at AnythingButiPod.com. We've went ahead and summed what we thought were the most important takeaway points from the article, so click on through to get your fix.
Sound quality: If you're looking for better sound quality from any of the MP3 players pictured above, you won't be finding it from reviews. For better quality, simply grab a nice pair of headphones. We've done a number of roundups on Unplggd, so take your pick.
Other important things to pay attention to when picking your non-iPod portable music player are: video capabilities (if you care for that sort of thing), radio support (always nice to have), the speed of your music browser (some MP3 players have unbearably slow navigation that detracts from the positive user experience), file type support (some players don't support Ogg, WMA, AAC), but most of all - the price. Always have a set budget, just as if you were planning on buying an expensive piece of furniture.
For the full details and buying tips, check out the article over here. Or better yet, do you have some tips or a favorite non-iPod iTunes touting MP3 player to share? Let us know below!