Archive for February, 2008

MP3Fiesta vs Soundsbox vs MP3Sale

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

In my last post, I tried to describe why I thought the best allofmp3 alternatives were the sites above. It’s difficult to put all the benefits into words and stay interesting (?!! – blame my other half…….)

…..so here’s a summary:-

MP3Fiesta

allofmp3 alternative - MP3Fiesta

Cost : $1 per album, 10c per track

Payment Methods : Visa or Visa Electron via eLs (SSL encrypted)

Bonus Credits : $100 credit=$25 bonus, $50=$10 bonus, $40=$6 bonus, $30=$3 bonus

Database : 106,000 albums

File Quality : Minimum 192Kbps

Download Speed : Up to 500kB/sec

Required To Download Site’s Own Software To Your PC: No

Great : Very low cost, easy user interface, huge music selection, site navigation very straightforward, similar feel to allofmp3

Not So Great : No block download of tracks, site colourscheme (ok I’m scratching for something here)

 

Soundsbox

 Allofmp3alternative - Soundsbox    

Cost : 20% discount on total number of tracks per album, 14c per track

Payment Methods : Visa or Mastercard (SSL encrypted)

Bonus Credits : $100=$45 bonus, $75=$25 bonus, $50=$12.5 bonus, $30=$4.5 bonus

Database : Massive but not disclosed – between 40 and 50 albums added daily

File Quality : Minimum 192Kbps

Download Speed : Up to 500kB/sec – tracks downloaded simultaneously

Required To Download Site’s Own Software To Your PC: Yes – small java application

Great : Low cost, easy user interface, huge music selection, tracks downloaded simultaneously, slick looking site

Not So Great : Need to run Soundsbox own application to download music, account credits can be delayed up to 12 hrs for fraud checking

 

MP3Sale

allofmp3 alternative - MP3Sale 

Cost : 20% discount on total number of tracks per album, 15c per track

Payment Methods : Visa or Mastercard via Chronpay (SSL encrypted)

Bonus Credits : $100=$45 bonus, $75=$25 bonus, $50=$12.5 bonus, $30=$4.5 bonus

Database : 108,000 albums

File Quality : Minimum 128Kbps

Download Speed : Up to 500kB/sec

Required To Download Site’s Own Software To Your PC: No

Great : Low cost, easy user interface, huge music selection, albums downloaded in zip file if required

Not So Great : Some bitrates low, site layout not as polished as other two