"Good, but room for improvement"4.0 starson by amadensor
Pros: Audio format support
No funny software to load songs to it
Cons: Picky about video encoding
Poor play list support (must use MTP and sync with media player, can't just copy over play list files.)
A little dark sounding when set to flat audio settings.
Summary: Overall this is a very good little player. The screen clarity is excellent, and video looks very nice, surprising on a player this small. Blind navigation is possible, since all you need are right, left, and middle along the center of the screen, something uncommon for a touch screen device.
Data transfer is easy as it is just an external drive, and amazingly fast. I filled all 16G with music in about 30 minutes, compared to the 6-8 hours for my previous player.
The audio quality is a mixed bag. It is OK, but a little dark when used my very good headphones (professional studio monitors) and I turn off all of the enhancements and set the EQ flat. I can make it nice by adding a little of the enhancements to it, but I shouldn't have to.
That said, there is another side to this. On my mediocre headphones, I can get a very good sound by using the enhancements. This is something I was unable to do with my previous player, even with the EQ.
Considering that most people have only mediocre headphones, and my view of mediocre is a little pickier than most as these headphones got 5 stars on the C-Net reviews, this is a great player, just be prepared to mess with the settings a little to get the sound you really want, then be sure to save it to one of the effect presets. I am using 4 of them, on for each pair of headphones, one for my small desk speakers, and one for in the car through the FM transmitter I have.