When CD players first became popular, I didnít rush right out and buy one. I guess I was still listening to my tapes, and I didnít want to make the investment to get everything in an entirely new format. That changed one day though, when I began to listen to a local band that I really liked, and their music was only available on CD. At that point, I decided it was time to go out and buy something that could play both a CD and an audiotape. Back then, the prices for CD players was still rather high. I think I had to spend a hundred dollars on something that would play both formats, and it wasnít even a very good brand.
However, because my budget was so limited back then, that was all I could get, and even then, it really wasnít something that I could afford. I wanted the CD player though, so I gave in and spent the money. Today, you can find a good CD player for ten or fifteen dollars if you get the portable variety. You will spend a little more to get a unit for your entertainment center, but for the most part, the technology is very inexpensive now. I suppose this is what happens with everything.
When microwaves first came out, you had to spend a lot of money to get one, but now, you can get a decent model for under fifty dollars. The list of examples goes on and on. If you donít yet have any CD players, you may not even need to buy one. If your computer has a CD drive you already have a CD player. The only problem is that when you play a CD on your computer, you are using up a lot of resources. If your computer is more than a year or two old, you may find that your system will be paralyzed when you play a CD. You can remedy this by getting more memory, or you can update by getting a newer, faster computer. If you want a CD player for your entertainment center, but you donít want to spend a lot of money, you can get the portable kind and hook it up through your sound system. Itís really easy to do, and will save you a lot of money. In our world, this is always a good idea.
You never know when a newer technology will take over completely and you have to buy something else. Next up, I am sure, will be the MP3 player. .