Whatever you do, don't forget your home audio when you're shopping for bargain electronics. Don't pay full price for you iPod or home audio speakers when you can get home audio bargains online. As usual, when you get ready to shop, first assess your needs. Are you looking for surround speakers, a system in which to plug your MP3 player or a small and sleek portable music player for running? Then, compare.
Check out consumer reports and other rating sites to see what people like and don't like about the products out there in the marketplace. Then, figure out when they offered their latest version or upgrade - or find out if one is coming soon. If you can, buy one version back. You'll get the basic functionality you want, but at a bargain electronics price!