Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: MP3 Player, 16GB MP3 Player with Bluetooth 4.0, Portable HiFi Lossless Sound MP3 Music Player with FM Radio Voice Recorder E-Book 2.4'' Screen, Support up to 128GB (Headphone, Sport Armband Included)
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This is a lesson in which you get what you pay for!
First the instructions - the best joke in the land. Second - creating a playlist that can shuffle, Nah. Third - screen face.. smudge really easy and once smugged you can't get it clear again. Fourth and most importantly - importing music from your pc .. this is the worst!!!
There was a card inside to receive a Half Refund from Amazon on a card that looks like an official card from Amazon? What a con! It says you are a lucky winner and to merely email them with a special code - couldn't be further from the truth.
They emailed me back cryptic instructions for a quid pro quo. Hard to believe but here it is:
"We need the following info: *Your review link on that item *Order ID *Rebate card picture *PayPal Email. When we receive the review link we will refund by PayPal."
This seller is just bad news with terrible products. It looks shiny and nice but functionally and endurance against being marked up? Not in this dimension is there such a thing. And their integrity in telling you that you won a 50% refund? Read the above conditions!!! That is not an unconditional refund it is a cheap and dishonest tactic and misleading come on.
I will never do business with a company like this nor ever purchase manufactured by this brand ever again but will refer others who are my sworn enemies to splurge and buy a few of their items.
Absolute trash. Which you can tell right away because they offer you a $20 amazon card in the box if you give them a 5 star review, so be careful most of these reviews may be dubious.
Pros: Storage is decent. You can assign files to folders.
Cons: Battery life is horrible. Left it fully charged and next day it was dead. User interface seems like its from the early 2000's. Hard to navigate and confusing. Goodluck getting bluetooth to initially connect to your device properly. When changing volume you have to wait for about 10 seconds before you can do anything else on screen. Pretty heavy .
Wanted to really like this unit. Design is good easy to set up. However on the second day the bluetooth started acting up. 1st day it interfaced with my Trex great. 2 nd day as long as I was sitting still all was great but when I went out to walk my dog bluetooth kept dropping. Had on my arm same as 1st day. Unit was only 18" from my headphones. Second problem was volume. Had unit plugged directly into my electronic noise muffs and at full volume was barely able to hear over my lawnmower. Company has unit locked at 31? %? Will be returning.
I have only used this MP3 player to play music, but using it for video would be difficult because you can't read the screen except in subdued lighting (forget reading it with sun glasses!). The user interface is anti-intuitive. You need to read the manual in order to figure out how to unlock the controls, which seem to lock themselves. Once the screen goes dark after a few seconds of playing, you need to push the on-off button in order to turn it back on and be able to use any of the buttons. Press it too long and it shuts off. When it turns off, the screen briefly displays, "bye, bye" and something else that only half-displays under it that is not readable. When my old MP3 player's on/off switch broke off, I just swapped out the 64GB SD card and it worked fine in the new player. The sound quality is excellent (except for the built-in speaker, which is very poor quality). There are several equalizer settings but you cannot change individually change treble/base or balance. However, the sound volume is relatively low (except for bluetooth, when it works, which is extremely loud). At its maximum volume level, I still needed to raise the volume level on my car audio system in order to hear it. I have a Chevy Bolt EV with bluetooth. The MP3 player's bluetooth sees the car's audio system and indicates that is has connected, but the car shows no device other than our smartphones (so the problem could be with the car and not the MP3 player). I have state-of-the-art hearing aids with bluetooth receivers but the MP3 player only found one of them, then played very, very loudly. The bluetooth setup makes it difficult to add or delete devices. The batteries are supposed to last 55 hours, but after using it only for about 1-2 hours, it is already 25% depleted, so I am only counting on it lasting 8-12 hours. There is a screen protector but after 1 day, it started pealing off and its many bubbles underneath made it even more difficult to see. Since the fast forward/reverse buttons and next selection forward/reverse are the same, sometimes it changed selections instead of fast forwarding. Overall, this MP3 player works adequately for listening to music if you don't need to fiddle with it.
Finally, I plugged it into my Honda Goldwing's sound system and the noise and static from the audio output jack made listening to it unbearable. I retested that connection using stereo headphones with the same results. I will be returning this MP3 player.
I came from a Sansa Clip+, probably the world's best MP3 player. Unfortunately, they've become very expensive and I wanted to try something new with a screen. I tried this. I wish I hadn't. The audio jack is extremely touchy and causes charp distortion crackles at random. The speaker is pathetic. The earbuds didn't work at all. The equilizer just lowers the volume of your device, rather than boosting specific ranges. It doesn't feel smooth to use at all and it takes several presses to make the buttons do things. Then there's the price... Yikes. Stay away.
I have used this device for a little over a year and was very happy with it. I use it primarily to listen to audiobooks. I especially like the fact that when the device turns off, it resumes at the point it left off in the audiobooks when the device is powered on. This worked especially when I set the sleep timer, so that it would turn off on it's own without my having to get up (and thus interrupt sleep) in order to turn it off. A bookmark would not work in this case, since one would have to awaken in order to set the bookmark. This always worked on my one year old device. I purchased one for my husband and even though this is the same model, it neither resumes where it left off, but also if you leave the audiobook screen to set something within the main menu, you can no longer touch the back button to go back to the playing audiobook. The audiobook keeps on playing but since the back button no longer works to click from the main menu back to what is playing, in order to go back to what is playing, you have to go to the folders button, then find the playing audiobook, it automatically then goes to the chapter you are listening to, but will start from the beginning rather than returning to the point at which it was playing all along. I tried to get in touch with the customer service number in the booklet, no success. They were very responsive last year, but I can't even get through. I tried to reset the device, no luck. I called Amazon cust service and they offered to refund. I didn't want a refund, I just want a unit that works! I told them to send me a replacement and I would return this one, and they did. The new one did the same thing! I tried once more to contact CS. The number no longer works, and the email for the seller bounces back. I like the unit, but it is not serving the purpose I need. Would the seller please contact me and do some trouble shooting? I don't want to return it, I want to fix it and keep the unit!
This was a gift for my daughter’s birthday so that she could listen to audiobooks and have alarms. She used the player for less than 2 weeks and the screen stopped turning on. The player stayed plugged in and on a nightstand all the time, the lights on the buttons flash when pressed, so I know the battery isn’t dead, but the screen won’t turn on so you can’t use it. I emailed the company but have not received any response. Prior to this problem, I would have rated it a 3 star item. It functioned, but wasn’t anything special. The user interface is a bit clunky, you have to remember to put a bookmark in an audiobook or it doesn’t remember your place, you can only set 1 alarm, and the sleep timer is cumbersome to reset every night. But at least it serves it’s purpose and was relatively inexpensive. Now, it doesn’t work at all.
On edit: First of all, I apologize if my original review swayed you to purchase this hunk of junk. I didn't know it would fail so quickly. I got it for free as part of a promotional, so I'm not out any money. I do, however, need an mp3 player that will hold up. Any suggestions?
I purchased this mp3 player in November of 2019. It is no longer under warranty, so there's no way to address the fact that I have to tie the charger cable in knots in order to get the plug into a charging position. The port could become completely unusable at any moment. As it is, the device is completely unreliable, so I am without an MP3 player. I need an MP3 player
I'm very disappointed. I keep my stuff until it dies rather than buy new stuff. I only recently got rid of my iPhone 4s that needed an external battery to function. My Sansa Fuze lasted almost a decade before I got the Soulcker to replace it. My ancient Aluratek LIBRE also died recently after many years of use, so I need a new eBook reader. too. Ugh. I'm afraid they'll all be like the Soulcker: BUILT TO FAIL. No wonder they could give it away.
I bought this MP3 player for two reasons: 1) I desperately needed a replacement. All I have now is an ancient iPhone with zero room that needs an external battery. I haven't loaded all my songs onto it, yet, but so far, I'm impressed. The device itself is small, but heavy, which tells me it is built to last. The interface is intuitive, once your mind figures out the screen isn't a touch screen and the songs are easy to transfer via the USB cord.
The second reason I bought this MP3 player is to play accompaniment over my Powerwerks PW50 amp via a Taotronics Bluetooth receiver. I'm currently using an ancient iPhone 4s with no capacity that must be plugged into an external power source to function. Because it's so full of other things, I can only fit a few accompaniment songs on it. Not only is it a relief to have a device that actually functions, the sound quality is oh-so-much better than that provided by the iPhone. I annoyed my neighbors for longer than usual last night with my singing. ;)
I'm looking forward to uploading all of my music in the coming days. It's great to have a digital music player again!
Positives: Battery life is awesome. Easy user-interface. Can play from folders, or has option for playlists (requires media player to create). Has a speaker, which most MP3 players don't have.
Negative: This is a very serious negative. After I got mine, I got one for my wife. Not long after, we noticed it tended to "crackle" a lot, and now mine is starting to do it. Turns out the jack for the output plug is a total joke; it relies on contact and if it has any kind of "spring" to it, it's not much, as not only does the slightest jostle cause a loud pop or crackle and loss of output, but sometimes you have to fiddle with the plug for a minute or two before you get a good connection (and then be VERY careful setting it down). Too bad such a fine player has such a fatal flaw. **Downgraded from 2 stars to 1 - the crackling on my wife's player is completely unacceptable. The jack for the output plug is completely useless if it's anything other than a 100% snug fit (and over time, the fit gets worse as the components gradually shift). Don't even bother buying this one - I wish I hadn't.