A great addition to your Samsung phone
I like to listen to music and podcasts while I'm working out or working in the house and garden. The Samsung Muse is great for these things as it's small, easy to load with programming and has great battery life. I've used several different MP3 players in the past. Each has had drawbacks and nice features. I'm very pleased with my Samsung Muse as it has enough capacity to hold what I need, and yet is small and unobtrusive.
Setting up the Muse was easy.
Affordable price, 2x storage of iPod Shuffle
People who are into iPod shuffle-type MP3 players should dig the $50 Samsung Muse. You get a small, light, clip-able device that delivers decent audio, which is all you need. The fact that it can sync music from a smartphone as well as a PC is a nice bonus, though choosing individual tracks can be a challenge. It's the same price as an iPod shuffle yet offers twice as much storage space (4GB vs 2GB), which is also a nice bonus, though 4GB still doesn't get you far.
Ear buds are surprisingly good
I'm digging the pebble. It's designed to be the sort of lightweight MP3 player you might wear to the gym, and as that it performs wonderfully. As a more full-time player, you're obviously missing a display and proper scrubbing. But you knew that going into this. It's a "shuffle"-type device, made even more evident by the fact that I haven't quite figured out how it decides what order to play the songs.
GREAT for music - not so much for everything else
Finally, the battery life is AWESOME - longer than any other player I'm aware of. The unit has a proprietary connector which can be hard to insert. Do not force the plug into the unit - line the thing up and it slips in easily initially with a final push needed to firmly connect. It takes some force to disconnect so I'm a little concerned about the longevity of this connector but so far, no problems.
A bit expensive, Feature-poor in some respects, Low-res screen
The Cowon X9 is the latest portable MP3 and video player from the Korean audio brand. However, in some respects it feels like a step back when compared with older models. Its touchscreen is resistive, its display low-res and it doesn't have the storage to justify the bulky design. Cowon needs to get with the times, or it'll soon be game over.
Most formats didn't play too well
The Cowon X9 is available in three variants - 8GB, priced at Rs. 11,999, 16GB at Rs. 13,200 and 32GB priced at Rs. 15,500. Those prices simply do not justify the devices capabilities. With 7-inch tablets available for much less with features such as HDMI out plus full HD video palyback, the Cowon X9 with it's ridiculously high battery capacity and even it's onboard storage doesn't stand a chance.
This Is a Great PMP Device
Over all, I love this PMP- I've been watching it since February and I finally got my dirty hands on it. Should you buy this device you ask? It's up to you. I jumped from my ipod 4G to this, so yeah. it depends on the person! I'm not a fan boy, I just want a PMP that works for ME. I don't care what people say about something when I haven't even given it a try yet.
Feels very well built
As an iPod touch alternative, the Galaxy Player 5 offers much to like - especially if you are already familiar with Android and have invested money in the ecosystem. Audio playback through the stock Samsung music app is of poor quality, but the Android advantage means that you have the ability to choose third-party player options from the Android Market. If you are looking for a taste of Android without the cost of cellular service, the Galaxy Player 5 is a good Android device to tinker with.
Front stereo speakers, Kies Air app
While there's nothing inherently wrong with the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 and the concept of a cellular (and contract) free Android device is admirable, it's doomed to be a niche product aimed at entertaining kids whose parents are already fans of Google's mobile ecosystem.
Samsung could soon find its niche even smaller thanks to Google's Nexus 7 tablet, which offers better hardware and a larger display at the same price.
Slow single core CPUs, Galaxy Player 3.6 screen is poor
The market for portable media players is shrinking in the US, but for those of you with kids or feature phones, they still make sense. The Samsung Galaxy Players give you all the joy of an Android smartphone minus the cellular radio and monthly data charges. Though these lack the gaming horsepower of the latest iPod Touch, they do offer Adobe Flash Player and Android's openness and customization.
Solid build construction, lightweight feel
We've said it before people and we'll continue to say it again - well, that's unless a future variant is outfitted with better hardware. On the outside, it's fairly evident that the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is a beefy looking dedicated media device, but inside, it doesn't proudly see any love whatsoever as it sports the same set of hardware that's used on the Galaxy Player 3.6.
Stylish design, DAB+ support, Good lossless format support
The iRiver S100 is a slim, stylish and well-made media player that's technically future-proofed thanks to its inclusion of DAB support. However, a very patchy interface and real-world DAB performance that's miles away from what you'd get with a home set costing half the price it's not the cutting-edge radio solution we've been hoping for. Not enough has improved since 2005.
Not that great...even considering the price
When I first got it, it looked slick enough. I added music and plugged in the headphones and the sound was HORRIBLE! Grabbed my higher quality headphones and plugged them in and there was a significant improvement so the OEM headphones suck. But I can live with that, most do (including those ones from Apple). Now with the new headphones the sound was very bass heavy and to my surprise there are ZERO audio adjustments other than volume.
Can't operate it
I recently bought the MP823 to replace my Sansa that I had had for a few years. All I was looking for is something that would pay a few songs while I exercise, and also had a radio. The radio works great. And the unit will play any ONE MP3. The problem is it that the instruction manual and the controls are both poor. I can't figure out how to play a playlist or all the songs by a single artist. I can select any song to play but the following song will be random.
I am now on my second model of this brand of player. It's great to use, but by no means is it durable. My first one lasted roughly a month before the play/pause button broke, and the second one had the same problem a few days ago after a little over six months of use. Shame, because when it's working, this really is a fine player.
The video is fine. AVI works perfectly, MPG video is sometimes a little laggy and don't bother with mp4. The microSD slot (with an 8GB limit) is fantastic.
Not bad for the price...
Firstly, I bought this item because I was desperate. There are hardly any MP3 players 32GB+ available for a cheap price that aren't Microsoft or Apple. I needed one pronto because my 16GB Samsung Q2 crashed and died on me (RIP baby). Syncing my music to the device was more of the same-old: Plug it in, open media player, click "yes" on permanently sync device, sync music library to the device, go watch a movie till it's done.
Touchpad interface didn't work efficiently
Currently, the 4GB model carries an MRP of Rs.6,750, but is available at a price of Rs.6,600 on Cowon's website. There is no external memory support, so you are left with 4GB storage that can hold roughly 1,000 songs.
In a nutshell, the device offers decent tunes with vast audio format support. The price seems a little high for 4GB storage. It is a decent buy, if you are ready to shell out the moolah.
Sound could be better, quite bulky
If you get on with the size and welcome some of the extra features, this could work. But better sound and a more enjoyable user experience can be yours for similar money.
Excellent codec support
A device of highs and lows, the Archos 35 can play plenty of different video and audio types but the iffy display and unresponsive touchscreen take the shine off these capabilities. The low resolution and average display quality mean watching movies on this device feels like a compromise.
If you can stomach this and the patience required to live with its interface though, the Archos 35 is solid value and can simply do things its rivals can't.
File storage is a generous 8GB
As a fully-fledged smartphone the Archos Smart Home Phone leaves a bit to be desired but as an everyday DECT phone with the option of Skype calling, itâ??s altogether more successful. Indeed, the video calling delivered a crisp image at both ends, easily matching the performance of swankier smartphones I've tested. So if you've a Skype habit at home, having this Android around the house looks like a smart call.
Not as useful as a mobile smartphone
While it's nice to be able to use some of the smartphone features on your home phone with the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone, most of us will have a more powerful device in our pockets already.
There is a lingering sense that the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone is an answer to a question that no one has really asked.
An excellent music player, but mediocre in other areas
If you want an excellent sounding music player with 24/48 support and some extra bells and whistles like Android app support and decent video playback, this might fit the bill. But remember its limitations -- some of which might be fixable with software updates, and some of which might not.
MicroSD card expansion
In terms of £-per-GB-of-storage, the Cowon D3 Plenue is a shade more expensive than the iPod Touch, but you get MicroSD card expansion, a bigger screen, broader file support and you don't have to use iTunes. On the down side, audio content navigation is rather primitive, the UI could be more fluid, there is no camera, no opportunity for adding apps or games and the Archos 43 is cheaper to the tune of £70 in 16GB form.
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