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For the price tag this player comes at, I would say the quality is quite reasonable. It is not the best Mp3 player on the market. I mean, you are getting what you pay for. However, for an cheap Asian export, this player is actually a good buy. The device is quite small and light. It is easily portable and yet has a sturdy casing that promises a certain degree of longevity (provided you treat it well). The battery charge is very good and holds for many hours. The sound is reasonably good and will be sufficient for most people. The device even comes with a manual to help familiarize you with the device. Even though it is not the best manual I have ever seen for this type of technology, I can firmly state the wording is coherent and well-written (since I have observed many times when it is clear the writer is not a native English speaker). However, if we focus on the negatives of the device, the most obvious will be the convoluted navigability of the menu. The menu navigation is fairly counterintuitive and is not well-designed. It takes takes some practice with trials and errors to become familiar with how to go from point A to point B. Even something as mundane as raising or lowering the volume is more complex than it needs to be. The manual offers little to help with this. That stated, menu navigation can be learned and will become a fairly minor complaint after a while. Do you want to adjust the sound equalizer settings to your preference? Don't bother. It doesn't do much beyond boost the the gain on the low, mid and high range. Basically, you can make the sound slightly louder but you can't, for example, emphasize the bass or the tremble. It isn't a problem, though, if you are prepared to be satisfied with a player that prefers a clean mid range sound. That said, I do think buying a good set of headphones/earbuds can mitigate some complaints with this. Granted, the device does come with a set of earbud headphone but remember: You are getting what you pay for. Now, apparently, the player can play video files (of limited types) for your entertainment. The player I received came with two music videos already downloaded...which unfortunately gave me a glimpse of of the mediocre image quality the player can support. For these type of things.....stick to your mobiles and tablets. Actually, the same thing goes for the eBook function, the player supports. Trust me, you do not want to read books off this thing. While I am at it, avoid the image file viewer ability.
I want to be clear in summation that my complaints with the player are not that important -- to me, at least. The issues with the image quality, for example, are due as much as anything to the smallness of the view screen. This is not some $80 Mp3 player that needs to be fancy to justify it's price tag. It is a decent little music player and I would recommend it for those who are fine with some minor imperfections that inevitably come with a cheap piece of technology. It is a worthwhile buy.
I really want to like RUIZU X02 Music Player. It has a lot going for it. It seems well built and the buttons have a nice feel. In my opinion the user interface is fine and mostly intuitive although making it more aesthetically pleasing would be nice. Transferring music too it is pretty straightforward. Simply drag and drop or copy and paste. It works fine in Linux as well.
Now I will get to the biggest issue for me. I never thought of myself as an Audio Snob, but the sound quality is just not up to what I am used to. To test I used the same flac, mp3, and ogg files on three different players; a Walkman from circa 2010 that in my opinion has great sound and a Sansa Clip+ and the Ruizu X02. The Walkman and the Clip+ both have nice clean sound in my opinion with the sound of the Walkman being the best.
I've tried 4 different headphones 2 over the ear and 2 in the ear. In all cases the Ruizu X02 just sounds a bit "weak" to me and in all cases the Bass is just not rich enough , and it was hard to bring out all the sounds. There are equalizer presets and one custom slot. I've adjusted the EQ over and over to try to bring out some clean sound but can never seem to get it just right. At higher volumes it sounded more clear. On the other players the sound quality was the same at all volume levels. It is only a guess, but I am thinking the in the digital to analog conversion the sound quality is taken down. I'm hoping this can be remedied with a firmware update.
Now, saying all that I still say this is a good device. I say that because the build, battery life and even the sound quality is good for the price. It is 1/3 the price I paid for the Walkman and it has an SD card slot so you can load tons of music on it. The Walkman does not have any expansion options.
So the bottom line is that the Ruizu X02 likely acceptable for most listeners. If you are an audiophile you probably wouldn't be looking at a $30 audio player anyway but I'm pretty confident you won't be happy with this. Even though I give it 4 stars overall I may return it, but I'm going to test it for another week before I decide.
I have an old Creative Zen that's starting to wear out. I mostly use it for downloading audio books from the local library. The RUIZU is receptive to this program so I am satisfied with it but I am not used to the controls yet (play, stop, FF, save, etc). Regardless, it works well enough to be well worth the price and has some features that my Zen does not, like accepting music files that I create and save from my PC.
I bought this along with a pin to rca cable to hook up to the receiver for poker night. Couldn't be happier. I made separate folders within the music folder for different genres. Just pick your folder and turn on shuffle and play. Very happy with this and the price.
I got this product because I wanted to download stuff from YouTube to MP3 on this using my computer, a Acer Spin 15, it worked well and I experienced no problems whatsoever. The only problem is the sound. Fix that its kinda annoying to not have a good volume control but its ok and stuff so yeah.