So, with my birthday money, I got a speaker dock for my mp3 player. I got it at Target and it's a Memorex.
Then of course my Zen immediately developed Alzheimers and the screen doesn't light up anymore. Everything else works but if you want to do anything other than just forward to the next song, rather than navigate, well, no such luck.
So have to get another. Not gonna do iPod. Decided on the latest Sansa clip, even though this newest one doesn't let you pop out and replace the clip WHEN it breaks like the old one - but it's supposed to be better than the old one, which was already pretty good, so I got it anyway. It's on order from Amazon because nobody carries it in this town except Worst Buy and I will NEVER buy so much as a bag of gummy bears from THEM.
Then it occured to me that every once in a while once does want to play a CD so at Walmart I noticed a Memorex mp3/iPod speaker dock combination cd player. And it was cheaper than the other one too.
Brought it home, then plugged both of them in, then plugged in my blindly but still valiantly playing Zen and did a side by side sound comparison.
The little dock without the cd sounds pretty good. Not like the wireless Bose speakers I want someday, but considering they are about 600 dollars less, pretty good.
The cheaper cd combo? OMG. I was wondering if maybe it was just a special buy, was why it was so cheap. Well, it was special all right. Sounds like somebody recorded music coming from a crapped out car speaker onto a hand held mini cassette from 12 feet away, stuck it up a moose's butt and then put a microphone that someone dropped into the toilet and then stepped on it, into said moose's mouth, broadcast the result with dying batteries to an underwater cave, and then listened to it with cotton in their ears.
So I'm returning the cheap one.
Debating on keeping the decent Memorex or trying to find a better one with CD capability.
Anyone see a moose with muffled Teddy Geiger tunes coming out of it's ass, send it over to Memorex and tell them their boom box called, it wants it's woofers back.