Since the September 2019 release of Xtrainerz, our newest bone conduction headphones specifically designed for swimmers and water sports, we’ve loved hearing about how our #ShokzSquad is using them to redefine their possible. Though most of you know about the swimmer-inspired design and fully waterproof construction of our Xtrainerz, not many know they are our only wireless headphones that are not Bluetooth® compatible. In fact, Xtrainerz are designed to house up to 1,200 songs (or 4GB) in MP3 file format.
But in the booming streaming age, where exactly can you even find MP3 files to download? We’ve surfed the Web to find the seven best websites for downloading MP3 files (legally) so you can load up your Xtrainerz song library and make some waves. Check out our favourite sites for sourcing trustworthy MP3 music.
If you’re someone who takes pride in always hearing new music first, check Audiomack for an expansive archive of old and new hits alike. All music featured on the website is completely free and legal to stream and/or download (depending on the artist). Audiomack’s site is super user-friendly and also includes a few different areas where discovering new sounds is made easy. Popular genres include reggae, R&B, hip-hop, instrumental, and afrobeats, making the site a must-visit for creating high-intensity workout or game day playlists.
Things To Remember: While the search functions are intuitive, there’s no way to find only free music downloads, so it may require a little bit of digging through libraries.
When it comes to major music streaming giants, SoundCloud has been holding its own for the better part of a decade. Expect to find a mix of both chart-topping artists and upcoming independent musicians when you visit this site. In many cases, SoundCloud is a perfect resource for special releases, EPs, mixtapes, and even curated playlists that may not be available on other big-name streaming platforms. All music on SoundCloud is available to stream for free and many artists offer free downloads without having to log into an account. To locate legal-to-download music, browse through the Creative Commons section or use the “free” tag when you search.
Things To Remember: Although some songs are available without an account, most tracks require a login before downloading onto a device or computer library.
Download and stream literally thousands of albums worry-free when you visit Jamendo Music. Every track on the platform passes the Creative Commons licensing test, meaning that the artists themselves have given the OK to share their music with the public masses. Exploring the site for new music is easy when you use the Latest Music filter or when you tune in to one of many Jamendo radio channels. If you’re a person who prefers to curate their playlists to fit any mood or occasion, Jamendo also features a wide variety of listening options and will even sort your playlists for you on the desktop or mobile app. Are you a genre purist? Don’t worry; Jamendo is fully equipped with all the download-friendly sounds you could want. Browse seamlessly through genres including country, folk, indie, classical, metal, hip-hop, and more!
Things To Remember: All downloads are available in MP3 only, which makes it a perfect match for your Xtrainerz. You’ll have to make a free account to get started, but it’s totally worth it!
For all the hip-hop fans, DatPiff is serving up fresh mixtapes, singles, and albums almost daily. The website has been a top destination for the newest rap sounds for years, and many of hip-hop’s top artists (like Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Wiz Kahlifa, and Meek Mill) have used the platform for career debuts, leaks, and special project releases at one point or another. Filter through a variety of music categories like “most listened,” “most downloaded,” and “highest rating” to find the most popular and high-quality songs to download. DatPiff also offers users a free app for iOS, Android, and Windows to make streaming effortless on-the-go.
Things To Remember: Genres on DatPiff are limited to hip-hop, rap, grime, and other similar sounds. While most songs are available to download legally, not all music files are free.
Find new sounds and rising artists with a few taps of your finger on ReverbNation. The iconic site has served as a launchpad for several now-famous groups including Imagine Dragons and The Civil Wars. Visible cues on the platform also make it easy to distinguish which songs are available for download. Just click the download button next to the song and you’re in business! If you’re new to the site, the Discover page is the perfect starting point. Users can also search for fresh beats by genre on the Charts page.
Things To Remember: Not every song on the platform is available for download, but you’ll have plenty to choose from. An account is also required to download some music.
One of Musopen’s biggest pros is its extensive library of free, legal, and copyright-free sheet music available. The platform is the ideal destination for musicians who love free music. Additionally, the site offers completely free music downloads that can be used for anything. Looking for audio to add to your short film? On the hunt for a track to sample in an original composition? Musopen has got you covered. The platform also offers a variety of unique ways to search and source free, downloadable music. Use the music discovery tool to filter through music by categories including instrument used, song rating, and license type. If you’re visiting the platform from your computer, you can also tune in to their online radio for hassle-free streaming.
Things To Remember: Downloads require a user account and there is a daily limit on how many downloads you can complete.
Tribe of Noise
If you like to sample your song selections before making things official by adding to a playlist or downloading onto your Xtrainerz headphones, Tribe of Noise is for you. Tribe of Noise takes the search function to a different level, seriously differentiating the platform from most of its other competitors. Use specific search parameters to find songs based on length, genre, mood, rating, bit rate setting, and more. The sit also has a “top music on Tribe of Noise” category to help users get a glimpse into what other people are listening to in real-time. Discovering super fresh sounds on the website is also a breeze with the help of the latest music page.
Things To Remember: MP3 downloads are the only option, so there’s no need to convert a file for your Xtrainerz. A user account is needed to download music.
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