Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: 32GB MP3 Player, Mibao MP3 Player with Bluetooth 4.2, Music Player with FM Radio, Recording, 2.4" Screen, HiFi Lossless Sound, Support up to 128GB(Earphone, Sport Armband Included)
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I've been looking for a traditional radio as my phone and other electronics doesn't have or the radio chipset isn't activated. I got this thinking I can use it when I want to be completely "offline". The radio / audio player and recorder is built really solid. The interface is good and came with number of accessories. It also has Bluetooth so I can connect it to an external speaker. Using the FM radio auto tune, it saved 29 stations which is pretty cool. Only downside is that it only have FM and not AM. It doesn't have any built in speakers. I currently have it paired to my Amazon echo. The earphones need to be plugged in for the radio to get it's signal.
I purchased the MIBAO M500 32GB MP3 player for $37 (without tax and shipping). It is a good value. PROS: low cost, lots of storage, solid construction (I accidentally dropped it down a flight of stairs, it bounced all the way down … and it kept working with not issues) , nice looking, "folder" options is very good for additional way to organize music, good sound, easy connection to computer for transferring MP3 files onto the player, excellent customer support - my email questions to them were answered within 24 hours BLUE TOOTH: I was easily able to connect Bluetooth to a Bose portable speaker, and to a Polk Audio sound bar. However, I was not able to connect it either of my Amazon Echo Dot's. CON: The display of song playing is limited to just the "Name" scrolling - it does not display the other information about the song as it is playing, such as Artist, Album, Genre BOTTOM LINE: If you want a basic MP3 player with lots of storage, this is a good value.
So with this quarantine going on I thought a bit of running might be in order, and since I was in need of some music I was looking for something compact, reliable, easy-to-use and compatible with a sportsband.
The Mibao, fits nearly all those boxes.
Upon receiving it I noticed it was well packaged (always a good sign), had clear instructions and was pretty lightweight. Came with headphones, charging cable and best of all, a decent quality armband.
Setup is a breeze, and you use it like any other removable hard drive.
The Mibao has a great feature set for the price: bluetooth so you can play on other devices, FM radio, storage for ebooks and photos and the ability to record. The UI is simple (though I recommend for the next gen version a wheel for faster scrolling) and intuitive.
With anything, things could be improved upon: sound is great but I wish it was a touch louder and bassier (just the type of music I play) and wifi would be absolutely brilliant (so it can update song titles, etc). These are just personal preferences.
However, for such a small package, at a very good price and none of the faff of looking for accessories (it was the free armband that swayed me) I can't be too picky. Recommended!
The player is easy to use and has good sound performance. There's some great features built into the device, such as space for photos and a radio. The touch screen works well, and the functionality is good. I think the sound is great. I didn't try it with their earbuds, but it delivers big sound and for the price you are getting nearly equivalent performance to another major brand. I would buy this again, and it offers all the features you could want such as the option to increase storage. I've had no problems with it. The armband is a great bonus!
I received this mp3 player on August 2, 2020. Today is August 21, 2020. The device no longer works. I have been loading music on it for the last couple of weeks. At first, it worked well. I loaded several albums onto it and was able to listen to my music. Then the running order of each album became scrambled out of the original sequence. Then, in the "artist" listing, every other artist listed is Ozzy Osbourne, including for albums by other artists. It is also adding songs to albums that don't belong there. The last straw came today. It has pretty much stopped functioning. I can't even turn it off. It is stuck on a screen that reads 10% Searching (see photo). I am highly disappointed. I will be seeking a refund. This item is not worth the money or the time.
I originally gave this product a 1-star review, but the seller has been in contact and now I understand that no inexpensive MP3 player on the market does what I want. This updated review is based solely on how the product functions as is, not how I thought it would work.
Pros: The device came fully charged and was immediately recognized by my computer. One glitch is that the instructions say the device needs to be off before connecting, but that's incorrect. The device needs to be on or your computer won't recognize it (another reviewer stated this also).
The interface is easy to use - much easier than two of the other inexpensive MP3 players I tried. It was easy to find the menu item to have the player look for music on the 128GB microSD I had loaded with all of my music. It was easy to set the player to Shuffle All (not all MP3 players make this easy and on some the Shuffle All is buried several menus down). The device remembered my settings when I turned it off and on - again not something other brands of MP3 players will do.
Cons: And this is a big one and why I am giving this player away to a family member. This, and apparently, all of the new, inexpensive MP3 players, will only access 4,000 songs at a time. This means if you have an extensive library, you have to create folders or playlists of no more than 4,000 songs. Then it can only play one playlist or folder at a time.
Why are manufacturers doing this? All of my older MP3 players - which are dying and why I'm looking for a new one - could access all of the music on the player. I could shuffle through my library and let it randomly play through 20,000 songs. I don't want to try and guess what 4,000 songs should be in my playlist for the day. I want to turn on my player, select an artist, or genre or all music, and then happily listen to my music, not just a small selection.
So If you have a small music library, or are happy with creating endless playlists to suit your mood, or just want a player for your car or a short trip than this is the best choice of the inexpensive MP3 players.
As for me, I've had to purchase an inexpensive Android phone to use as an MP3 player, which will let me play all of my music however I want, including songs ripped from LPs and other sources (not all artists have been released digitally) that Amazon and Apple won't let me play on their devices.
Do not waste your time! First one we ordered lasted 3 weeks before the power button quit working. Amazon sent a replacement. It lasted 2 weeks after the return date before power button broke. I can not stress enough...save your money!
This is very basic. It looks like something you should be able to control by a touch screen, but it is not. When you get used to the old-fashion navigation, its... okay. Barely. You can get to playlists, but it takes a lot of steps to get to a specific podcast or whatever item you seek. You can't easily scroll through an item, which is probably fine for a 3-minute song, but can be a major pain for a 60- or 90-minute podcast. (Say you listened to half of one on your computer, then want to go for a walk and hear the rest. Good luck getting to where you left off!)
So I'm prepared to say it's a budget item that works fine without any modern or fancy function, so fine. But what makes it *not* fine is that the connection between the device and the cable is so hard to get just right. One place I listen to this is in my car. I get the usb part plugged into the car, and the other end is in the device. It "sees" the device well enough to show it's charging, but not well enough to access the content. I have to unplug is and try again. Eventually it plays. I stop for gas. Don't touch anything with the player. Start the car and... It's charging, but not accessing content. Try again to get it connected... Driving on the interstate listening to a podcast, and reach for a drink and just barely bump the cable, and... no more podcast. The only solution is to unplug it from the devise and reconnect. Super annoying when you want to get on with your cross country drive or whatever you're doing. Super dangerous when you've actually started moving. So, yeah, I really hate it, essentially. I will likely get a new one. I will *not* get a new Mibao product. I will never buy anything from this manufacturer.
The pics show what it's like using this thing in my car. It's plugged in, but my car's display shows "not connected" and the player's screen also shows the basic menu, not the message it displays when connected. I can stop and get it to recognize that it's plugged in, but it won't stay that way as a better devise would. Super. Frustrating!
The primary reason I picked this mp3 player up is that my iphone SE is 1) old, and 2) filled already with music, apps, photos, etc... Mainly, I wanted a separate mp3 player to store all my albums and music in and allow myself to free up some space on my iPhone. I also absolutely despite using iTunes as it seems to constantly be adding updates which cause issues syncing on my phone. Some days I have five songs on my iPhone after plugging in and syncing with iTunes, and other days I have 1000 songs (none of which I selected) after syncing in iTunes) Long story short, I despise having to sync my phone through iTunes every time I want to add a few new songs and that never seems possible via iTunes.
That being said, this unit works amazing for the purpose that I stated above. All I have to do is select the track(s) or albums I want from my computer and drag or copy them into the mp3 player icon. After a few seconds or so of syncing, I have the exact songs I wanted without any further issue of having to worry about clicking boxes that make up the entirety of iTunes. My only slight critique is that I have a number of songs that I have recorded myself or by other indie artists that sometimes come up as "Unknown Artist" after syncing them. While it would be nice to see my name come up when I sync my own songs, I'll take the minor inconvenience of having to search the song I want versus dealing with the headache of using iTunes and an iPhone.
Sound quality is good. The blue tooth worked right away so no problems there. I like the sleek metal design, but it is somewhat antiquated given that it isn't a touch screen. Having to use actual buttons again felt a little weird, but I grew up with a Sony Walkman so the slight inconvenience of having to scroll through or go up and down versus touching the screen directly is not a concern to me. I could see how a younger generation would be like "what the hell is this" without the touch screen, but again, not an issue for me.
All in all, very pleased with the result thus far. Easy to load music and that was my primary concern. FM radio seems to work good and so does the bluetooth. (Note--I should point out that I ordered this a few weeks ago and they apparently lost my first shipment, but the company immediately refunded my money and I didn't even need to email or followup tracking it down, so that was nice as well. )
Not sure if the item was used but was total junk from the start. We had it for about 8 hours before processing the return request. When it did work the Bluetooth never worked. Then it froze and locked up. DO NOT BUY.