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Best Devices For Audio Books 2018

(Last Updated On: April 30, 2018)

When it comes to literature and gaining knowledge there is no better way to acquire it than books. Books have always been the learning medium and the medium to store and transfer knowledge to the next generations. Now a days we don’t find that much knowledge gainers but rather we find people who are always looking for information about something or someone.

May be this is because of the very fast pace of the today’s world and reading books is a hobby that requires a lot of investment of time. Some people who do have the hobby of reading books find very little on their hands to read.

With passage of time and the arrival of new technological era everything has been transformed we do things more efficiently now and within less time. Now reading books consume a lot of time, technology has revolutionized that too. There are, now, audio books. The idea behind the audio book is that someone reads the whole book to you and you can basically acquire the knowledge in that book without even turning a page. You can listen to your favourite book or long awaited latest book anywhere right from your device.

Now let’s get to the point. Audio books are available for people like us in the form of a digital file format (mostly mp3). Now for us to play that file and gain the long awaited knowledge from it we need a device that can play it for us. Now getting a device that will play you audio books is pretty easy but you will get confused about choosing one for yourself due to the many options available today. So to make things easy we have narrowed down those options and have written this publication that will cater to the people who just want an audio player for the audio book and to the people who want best of both i.e. a E-Reader and Audio Book player. So we have compiled the best devices for audio books listening so you can make a better choice. Let’s get into it.

Best Devices For Audio Books (Comparison)

Device NameWeightStorage 
Zerofire Mp3 Player10.1 oz (286 g)16GBCheck Price
Amazon Kindle Oasis (Editor's Choice)6.8 oz (194 g)8/32GBCheck Price
Amazon Kindle5.7 oz (161 g)4GBCheck Price

 

Zerofire Mp3 Player with Bluetooth

Now we start things off with the basic Mp3 Player by Zerofire. This is an audio player and these types of players are generally known as Mp3 Players.best mp3 devices for audio books This particular mp3 player is the latest in the market and is the top seller as of this publication’s writing. This mp3 player is also a budget friendly option for people who are looking for a device for audio books. So how it fared in our review? Let’s find out.

Let’s start with the design of the Zerofire mp3 player. The player is very well made and features a zinc alloy construction making it very durable. The design is not very flashy and has a neat design. The player is lightweight and is very compact so it’s very easy to carry it around. The player also features a touch button design that is aesthetically appealing.

Now onto the features of the Zerofire Mp3 Player. Let’s start with the screen of the player, it has a 1.8”TFT color screen with resolution of 128 x 160. The Zerofire is not short on storage department and it has 16GB of internal storage while having an external storage card support as well of up to 128GB. The player supports multiple audio formats in it’s playback capability (Mp3, WMA, APE, FLAC, WAV, AAC-LC, ACELP). Apart from the audio playback capability, Zerofire also has the capability of Video Playback supporting AMV & AVI video formats.

This Mp3 Player also features a built in recorder as well which records the voices in Mp3 and WAV file format. You can also browse pictures in this player. Apart from all this, the player has a playback time of around 60 hours.

The performance of this Mp3 Player is pretty good and provides crystal clear sound with the flexibility of 7 band options. The battery timing is very good and the Bluetooth support of versions 2.0 up till 4.0 is a very useful touch. Overall it is a very good multi-purpose audio player for audio books as well as other things too.

The only issue we found with this player is that the Bluetooth connectivity could have been better and it annoys you when you try to connect via Bluetooth, inconsistent with that side of the performance.

ProsCons
Budget FriendlyBluetooth Connection Issues
External Storage Card Support
Audio Recorder
Picture Browsing & Video Playback

Conclusion

All in all if you want a device for listening to audio books that is budget friendly and does a good job with reliable build this Mp3 Player by Zerofire will cater your needs well.

 

 

Amazon Kindle Oasis – (Editor’s Choice)

The next device we have on here for audio books is very different from the previously listed device.best devices for audio books The device in question here is the Kindle Oasis from Amazon. Amazon as we all know are pioneers of digital books whether E-reading or audio books. They have designed this purpose built device for audio books and e-books and it is the best there is in this regard. So how Kindle Oasis fared in our review? Let’s find out.

Let’s start with the design of the Kindle Oasis. The device is beautifully and is very thoughtfully designed. The Kindle Oasis is very slim and has an ergonomic design which is very user friendly. You can even use it with a single hand it is designed that way. The lightweight Kindle Oasis gives the feeling if you are actually holding a piece of paper due to it’s lightweight. The touch and the buttons on the Kindle Oasis are very well thought out.

The Kindle Oasis features a high resolution anti-glare display measuring 7”with a storage capacity options of 8GB and 32GB. The Kindle Oasis is the first digital books device to be IPX8 waterproof which work to the depth of 2 meters in water or 60 minutes of duration under water so you don’t have to worry about your device being damaged while sitting besides the pool reading or listening to your favourite book. There is a adaptive light sensor on Kindle Oasis which makes it for very easy reading.

The battery life of the Kindle Oasis is literally in the weeks range. You don’t have to worry about battery running out everyday. There is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity option on the Kindle Oasis and it also features a parental control as well.

The performance of the Kindle Oasis is unmatchable and is one of a kind device for listening or reading books. The display is sharp and the dark text makes it very easy for reading a book. The Kindle Oasis gives you the capability of downloading thousands of books for reading or listening while on the go. The touch and the buttons are very responsive and work like a charm.

ProsCons
LightweightBit Expensive
IPX8 Waterproof
Long Battery Life
WiFi + Bluetooth Connectivity

Conclusion

Overall there is no better e-reader and audio book device than the Kindle Oasis on the market today. It is on the expensive side but it is worth every penny. If budget is no issue for you than go for Kindle Oasis hands down.

 

 

Amazon Kindle

The next device for audio book we have on here is the Kindle by Amazon.best devices for audio books and e reading Now you may be wondering that we have already mentioned the kindle above. You are right we have mentioned it above but this is the base model of the Kindle line by Amazon. The Kindle is also a dedicated e-book reader and audio book player as well. The Kindle from Amazon is the most budget friendly model they have right now in production. So how it fared in our review? Let’s find out.

Let’s start with the design. The Kindle is very thin and lightweight to start with. It is very easy to use due to it’s well thought out design. The Kindle is manufactured using hard plastic which is better in terms of weight reduction. Even though the build is plastic it is somewhat durable.

The features of the Kindle include an anti-glare screen which works in bright sunlight equally well as it would indoors. The screen measures 6”and the quality of the screen can be put into a single figure of 167ppi. The battery of the Kindle lasts for weeks (literally). There are no distracting notification lights on the Kindle. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity on board as well as parental control.

The touch of the Kindle is very responsive and is very comfortable to hold in hand while reading or listening to your favourite books. Overall performance of the Kindle is very satisfying and it is a good device to own for audio books.

ProsCons
Budget FriendlyNone That We Could Find
Lightweight
Long Battery Life
Anti Glare Screen

Conclusion

Amazon Kindle provides great value for money. For the price range of the Kindle you can expect a top of the line mp3 player in your hand but that is just and mp3 player. The Amazon Kindle will not only provide you with a device that you can listen to your favourite audio books but also provide you with an E-Reader as well. It’s a very good bargain.

 

 

Conclusion

If you are to own a device for audio books specifically you are better off with Mp3 Players but they have certain limitation and you will be paying a lot for a good mp3 player. So it’s better to go for an e-reader that can also playback your audio books too. The Kindle is a very good example as it is much lighter than most of the mp3 player available in the market and provide the functionality of both of an e-reader and a device to play audio books in.

We hope you find this publication useful.

 

 

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