I've never owned an MP3 player before. I ordered a combo MP3 player/digital voice recorder from Newegg, and it's on its way to me now.
I'm wondering if MP3 players are like sound speakers in that the quality of sound is and can be drastically affected in large degree by the make and model of the unit itself?
Forget about headphones: I'll note that I'm wondering about the quality of sound as the MP3 player plays music through external speakers and NOT through headphones. Just like you'd see at a birthday party or a wedding...where the music is being played for everyone to hear.