mp3 players vs mp3 cd players
Okay, since Christmas is coming up this year, I was thinking about what I might want to get. Then I realized that my portable CD player was old and crappy. So I was going to ask for a new one, until I thought of an mp3 player. Those seemed cool, so I asked for that. But then the other day I was at school, and my friend had headphones on, and we were talking and eventually he told me that he was using his new mp3 cd player. Up until this point, I had never heard of them before. He said that they played mp3 cds, which can apparently hold a lot more songs than a normal cd. Also, he said it loads the songs onto the player at the beginning, so the disk doesn't have to spin and it can't skip. It sounded cool, and I was thinking it was better than an mp3 player, because with cds I can more easily organize my music, and effectivly have unlimited songs (since I can always get more CDs.) So my question is, do you guys think I should ask for an mp3 player or an mp3 cd player? How do the prices compare? DO I neeed special cds for the mp3 cd player, or can I use CD-Rs and CD-RWs? And finally, can the mp3 cd players play cd-rws?
Thanks in advance for advice/help.