"Love it!!!"4.5 starson by cltinseattle
Pros: Easy to use. Very good sound quality.
Cons: Doesn't really shut off. Shutting it off puts it into stand-by mode.
Summary: I have had this MP3 player for a month now and wanted to give it a little time before I reviewed it. I love this MP3 Player. First let me say that I don?t use it as a video player or for pictures, nor do I use the little table top stand or the headphones it came with so I am not going to give my opinion on those features. I use it as an MP3 player, that?s all, and for that it is excellent!
What I really like in an MP3 player is not having to use the software it comes with in order to transfer my music into the player like you do with the players made by the major computer monopolies. I am still a CD person and still like to actually buy my music on CD?s. I use Real Player to save the music to my computer and to edit the clip information, then I use Windows Explorer to copy and paste the music into the MP3 player. Yeah I know, I?m old-fashioned but I use my MP3 player as a convenient means of carrying around my own CD collection. On those occasions when I do actually download a song from the internet it is just as easy to use Windows Explorer to copy and paste it into the MP3 player.
The sound quality is probably the best of any MP3 player I have ever purchased. The built-in equalizer is nice in that you can customize your own personal equalizer settings as well as using the built-in settings. The transfer of sound quality into the MP3 input jack in a vehicle is the best of any previous MP3 player I have owned. It seems that all MP3 players will lose some sound quality when plugged into a vehicle MP3 input jack but this one does a very decent job. As I said I don?t use the little ear-bud ear phones, I simply have too many piercings to be able to use them, so I use good quality over-the-ear headphones and as I said, the sound quality is excellent.
The built-in speakers are a nice feature although they don?t give you much volume and are not something I would actually use for listening to music. They are more useful for those moments when you want to share what you are listening to with a co-worker who walks up and asks ?what are you listening to?? or when you want to ask ?who played guitar on this song??. You can simply switch over to the built-in speakers and share what you are listening to. It?s kind of a nice feature not found on other MP3 players.
The buttons and operation are easy and intuitive to learn to use. The one thing I don?t like is that you never really shut it off. Shutting it off just puts it in stand-by mode.
I made my own sleeve to carry it in and to protect it from scratching, etc. I can see how it might scratch easily if you are the kind who carries it in your pocket and it ends up next to your keys or your pocket change.
The bottom line, this is a great little MP3 player for the money.