For what it's worth
For what its worth, I like the unit, the battery last long enough for me to make my 18 hours in flights. This unit has but one down fall, You can not create a play list with it. You have to create the play list on your computer and then load it in. I find this very inconvenient. I like to play music I am in the mood for, not plan on what mood I will be in. If this unit had that I would have rated it higher.
Decent bundled earphones
Not quite cheap, but definitely cheerful, the NWZ-E463 combines a natty design with a good-looking interface and a wealth of music-related features. There are some significant bits missing, such as lossless format support, expandable memory and a standard USB connection, but this won't bother everyone. The key to this player is that, thanks to its thumb-friendly physical controls, pleasant interface and decent earphones, it's a device that's enjoyable to use.
Battery life, Easy to navigate menu system, Sound Quality
For a fairly low budget price tag, the NWZ-E463 model offers a snazzy design with a great range of music-related features. There are some minor niggles such as too small sized buttons and menu issues, but overall, a pleasing interface along with a solid pair of sound isolating earphones. All of these features make this music player an attractive little device all round.
Pretty good, for about 3 months
This mp4 is pretty good for about the first 3 months. had no problems at all with it.
then about one week ago i decided to try putting an episode of a show onto it after converting of course.
after it transferred i tried to view it and the device froze completely. i LITERALLY had to wait for the battery to die and i happened to be fully charged at the time. so that was 4 hours waiting for it to die then waiting for it to recharge.
Just what i needed
This little player is excellent for my needs, and likely many others'. After owning a cowon iaudio 7 for many years, this was my recent replacement. You can tell what i needed from the "pros" list; i listed some "cons," mostly to inform potential buyers. none of these has a big impact for my uses.
Stunning build quality and construction materials
The Cowon C2 is a portable media player (PMP) with a touch screen and wide range of media format support. It can be considered as a successor to the ever popular Cowon D2 (and D2+). They are similar in many ways such as the small form factor and expandable memory by the means of microSD cards.
Best-in-class BBE sound enhancements, very good sounding hardware EQ
The Cowon C2 is a very good audio player, packed full of features and top notch sound tweaks. It would be a decent video player too, but the low-res 4:3 screen isn't really up to today's standards. Resistive touch controls are also a bit dated for people being spoiled by snappy capacitive touch screens, but it certainly is usable.
The user interface works, but it's a matter of getting used to its gimmicky looks and some awkward usability decisions.
Top notch audio reproduction
Minor moans and groans aside, the Cowon C2 is a mighty audio reproduction device which puts others in the same price bracket to shame. The lack of modern bells and whistles like capacitive touchscreen, integrated Wi-Fi, user customization, and so on might not to be everyone's taste but if the quality of the audio output is your main concern - the C2 kicks some serious sonic butt. I would expect to be paying at least twice the asking price for such a capable player.
Love it, but...
I have the 8gb Philips connect 3. It would be the prefect device, but (and this is a big but) the battery life is AWFUL! If you are just listening to music it is fine, but if you just wanted an MP3/4 player you would not have paid over 150.00 for a device now would you? The battery is especially awful if you are online. I have the screen as dark as it can be and I am lucky to get two hours of battery life while playing an online game or surfing the web and mine is just a few weeks old.
Though it boasts superior audio playback over the Galaxy Players, the Philips GoGear Connect 3 falls flat in everyday performance. The low-end specs will severely limit the GoGear's flexibility as well as the types of apps you can download, and the omission of expandable storage is regrettable. Priced at only a little less than an entry-level fourth-generation iPod Touch, the GoGear just doesn't offer enough for shoppers to choose it over Apple's media player.
Superior audio playback
Though it boasts superior audio playback over the Galaxy Players, the Philips GoGear Connect 3 falls flat in everyday performance. The low-end specs will severely limit the GoGear's flexibility as well as the types of apps you can download and the omission of expandable storage is regrettable. Priced at just less than an entry level fourth generation iPod Touch, the GoGear just doesn't offer enough for shoppers to choose it over Apple's media player.
Versatile music player
The Philips GoGear Connect 3 looks promising on paper, but when you consider what the iPod touch (a mere £9 more expensive) delivers and how well it does it, it's difficult to recommend this over Apple's player. The Connect 3 is sluggish, buggy and its screen isn't as crisp as the iPod touch's, so it's tough to see how anyone apart from the staunchest Apple-hater would pick the Philips.
Runs powerful Android 2.3 Gingerbread software
The Philips GoGear Connect 3 looks like a decent media player, but it lacks the market-leading iPod touch's camera, FaceTime video calling, and eye-scorchingly detailed screen. The presence of other Android rivals, such as the new Sony Android Walkman and the various Samsung Galaxy S WiFi devices, also means the Connect 3 may only prove a contender if it comes at a suitably low price.
Strangely familiar form factor with nimble touchscreen
Putting the increasingly popular Android OS--complete with Android Market--inside neither a phone nor a tablet but rather a simple, affordable portable player takes the multimedia experience in an exciting new direction. The implementation here is a bit bumpy however, as unrefined customization of the software, an overloaded processor, and dubious physical quality combine to make Philips' GoGear Connect 3 less than it could have been.
I have been looking for a good iPod replacement. The iPod is a great music playing device for sure, however, I did not like the way to use iTunes to put and to manage my MP3 files on iPods. I just wanted a MP3 player that can be connected as an external drive and did not need to worry about loosing all my music libraries by synching a MP3 player to a wrong computer accidentally. Then I had a change to have the Creative ZEN X-Fi 3.
Ropey interface and navigation
The Creative Zen X-Fi 3 MP3 player sounds good, goes very loud and comes with an unusually good set of earphones. However, problems with the design and interface hold it back. The touch-sensitive buttons are annoying, screen quality is unimpressive and it's surprisingly thick for a device of its size.
Nice mp3 with great sound and interface
First off, I have no idea why any manufacturer would make an mp3 player that only has 2 gigs in it. That ship has sailed. 4GB is a minimum nowadays, with 8GB becoming the norm. Whatever product manager thought that was a good idea should probably move on, and out of the technology realm...
For sake of a fair evaluation, I'll be comparing this Philips Raga to my mp3 player of choice, the SanDisk Sansa Fuze .
Its easy to download music but...
It is ridiculously hard to download video, the screen is unresponsive, and tit wasn't very durable. Very cheap plastic, like a cheap knockoff child's toy. Now I have a Pyrus MP3/MP4/MP5 Player I got for 40$ and i LOVE IT. Search for "Pyrus Electronics 4gb Mp3/mp4/mp5 Player with 2.8 Inch Touch Screen and All Stainless Steel Casing - Black" instead, MUCH better buy.
Great display but terrible rear camera
1. Retina display is darker and not nearly as good as the one in the iPhone. "Definitely not an iPhone w/o the contract".
2. HD Video is actually pretty good
3. Size is a lot smaller than the 3g, bad if you have normal or large hands, ok for teens and those w/ small hands.
4. Photo quality is much worse than the iPhone. And their posted photos show how much worse. Forget trying to print them and I'd argue not even good for the web based on their samples.
Retina display provides sharp images and text
The iPod touch is wildly popular for good reason. It's an extremely versatile device media player; pocket gaming machine; productivity tool; Internet communication device; and, with this latest update, pocket camcorder, still camera, handheld recorder, and FaceTime video phone. While its cameras fail to produce results as good as the iPhone 4, they make FaceTime possible, which allows us to more easily forgive their less-than-pristine images and movies.
relatively intuitive operation
Three years after Apple stretched the definition of “personal media player” to new heights with its class-leading iPod Touch, other manufacturers are just starting to catch up with Android-powered mini tablets. Despite the added competition, the latest revision of the device stays true to its award-winning heritage while folding in even more trickle-down features from the latest iPhone, yet again securing it a place at the top of the MP3-player pyramid.
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