The scoop on Ivave
Ivave have a fresh site, a little bit different from the rest. You are not instantly presented with music albums and lists of charts and new music, there is a nice simple search box so you can find what you need. The results are clear and the site is great to use. Our verdict: Something a bit different, not just a copy of all the other music sites out there. It's up-to-date, has great offers and best of all, is the cheapest mp3 download site on the web at the moment, with songs costing just 5¢ each.
Registration with Ivave is very simple, you just need to provide an email address, a password and your birthday and you're ready to start topping up your account and buying cheap mp3s. Ivave are currently offering customers 5 Free Songs after sign up, this is to get you started on the site and downloading a some music.
Payment Options and Offers
Ivave accept PayPal as forms of payment. The minimum top up to your account is 5¢. This amount applies every time you want to top up your account.
Track prices on Ivave stay the same across the site at just 5¢ each. As with all sites, album prices do vary depending on the number of tracks they have. Ivave do not give customers a discount on albums prices, but with songs being 5¢ each, they are still cheaper than sites with album discounts.
Ivave have over 2,645,755 tracks. As with all sites we review here, songs can be previewed before you purchase. The preview is low quality and lasts for a few seconds, the actual download is much better quality.
The search facility on this site is as good as the other sites we have reviewed. It finds what you want and displays it clearly.
Getting Tracks to your PC
With Ivave, all you need to do to download music is click the 'Download' button next to the track or album, and it will start downloading to your pc straight away. Easy as that! If your account balance is zero, you will need to top up before you can download music.
File formats & Bitrates
Ivave offer only mp3s, all of which are DRM free. This means that they can be can be played on anything and everything you like that is capable of playing mp3s and there is no limitations to the number of copies you can keep. The quality of tracks from Ivave ranges from 320 kbps, which is high, so you don't need too worry too much about what quality you are downloading your mp3s in. See full descriptions of: DRM Free Music
Will it work with my iPod/iTunes?
Yes it will. All songs downloaded from Ivave will work with your iPod, iTunes Library, iPhones, Laptop, MP3 Player, Car Stereo, Media Centers, everything you can image that can pump mp3s out of it's speakers. All downloads can be used with Windows Media Player, Winamp, and other Media Players. Read how to put you're downloads into your iTunes Library here: iTunes Guide. Read how to put you're downloads into your iTunes Library here: iTunes Guide
Music, mp3s, songs, whatever you want to call them. Just good, cheap music.