Flying Betty wrote:I have a cheapy 2 gig Sansa player. It works incredibly well for what I use it for, which is essentially nothing. I like the concept of having an mp3 player but I really can't stand headphones which kind of defeats the purpose.
A lot of home stereos now come with an audio input for mp3 players. It requires a cable to connect from the headphone jack on your mp3 player to the line-in jack on the stereo. Some stereos have a line-in that will look similar to the microphone or headphone jack. Steer clear of these. For the most part, they don't put out a great sound quality.
You want to get a stereo with RC line-in stereo audio input. They tend to put out a better sound quality. You can buy adapter cables for less than $10 for that at Radio Shack or any other electronics store:
These tend to put out better sound quality than the headphone-like line-in jacks IMHO.
I have a pair of small Sony speakers that are built for portable devices like Walkmans, Discmans, and mp3 players that plug into the headphone jack. They don't put out the best sound in the world, but for what I use them for (at work), they work pretty well. You can find a pair at Wal-Mart for about $10.
There are player systems for mp3 players out there, but from what I've seen, most are built only for certain model players, mainly iPods. Not everyone has an iPod. Some of them claim to be capable of handling any mp3 player with a 16-pin connector, but not all of them have 16 pins. I think mine has 32 or so.