"Falls Short on Physical Construction"3.5 starson by Barbara866
Pros: Great sound, Real USB Connector
Cons: Cheap feel and look
Summary: I got this 16 GB player to replace a 4GB Sony so I would have more room for songs for long trips.I now note the battery charges much faster than my old Sony MP3 player and the indexing is much faster. Battery life is improved.
The case and feel of this one is cheap; Gone is the solid metal construction and ?heavy weight? feel.
The sound is still good and the round ?shuttle? control is bigger. The screen is about the same; bright and clear.
A subtle, but annoying glitch is gone; the player now handles the MP3 meta tags better. when I used certain software to tag the tracks the first song would be at the bottom of the list, even though the track tag was number 1. This new player now has the song list by the correct track number tag, no matter what software I used to make the tags.
The player has a ?human? USB connector now, instead of the proprietary to USB cable one no one else uses. This makes for easier connections.
The added sleep timer and alarm crowd the track info list.
Updated on Oct 29, 2010