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I got this MP3 player because my phone speaker died, and I listen to music all day long. The battery lasted over 12 hours playing music through the built-in speaker, which is great! The volume can be turned up very loud, it doesn't get tinny or lose sound quality. There are, however, two things I don't like about this MP3 player. 1. Physical Design - If you are sitting at a desk and want to listen to music on the speaker, you'll quickly become frustrated with the fact that the speaker is on the back side of the player. You either have to stick an ink pen or charging cord under it to raise the back off the desk so you can hear the speaker, or set it down with the screen facing downward. I scratched the screen the first time I set it screen-down, so I've been trying to put it on top of my phone charging cord to avoid that problem. There is a major difference in sound quality and volume in having the speaker touching your desk versus having it raised up. my second issue on the physical design is the placement of the buttons. Smartphone button placement has become so intuitive over the last few years, it's hard to get used to something like the placement of these buttons. If I hold the MP3 player in my right hand, and want to change the volume or turn on the screen, I have to slide it over and put my thumb at an awkward angle to push the buttons. It functions just fine, but it would be much more comfortable to use if the buttons were at the top rather than the bottom. 2. On-the-go-Playlists - You only have 3 playlists you can make on the device. You can do more while it's hooked up to the computer, from what I saw in the instructions, though I haven't tried that yet. But it's a lot of work to build a playlist on the device, and for some reason it limits you on the number of songs. I tried adding all of the genre "Country" and a few others to one playlist, and it worked fine at 504 songs. When I tried to make another playlist with a few different artists, it would only add 33 or 34 songs to it, and then just wouldn't let me put more. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, or if it's something in the software, it's just a bit annoying.
Overall, it's a good quality MP3 player for the price. Good sound quality on the built in speaker, which is the main reason I purchased this one. I've also used the bluetooth on it, and that works good with all 3 devices I tried it on.
I work for a lawn maintenance company and work around 10 to 12 hours daily. The battery life is outstanding only using around a battery bar a day on average. I can use this for just about the entire week of work.It's got all the functionalities that you need with playlist, EQ functionality (you can pick between Rock, jazz, hip-hop, etc.) It has plenty of power to push any set of headphones that I use but you might want a high-quality set to use with this. I have yet to fill it up and I got about 1981 songs on it. it's got a boatload of options that I do not use but other people probably will find to be handy. It pushes my cheaper set of MPOW over the ears pretty nicely. I've been using this for a little while now and it still stays nicely charge.The only downfall is I wish it was a touch screenand it does not tell you when it is fully charged. I would definitely recommend buying one if you're looking for this type of device.
I haven't had it long enough to go through ALL the paces with it (not sure how useful a video player this size is) but after one week, I liked it so much I purchased another as a gift. It seems like a very good value, IF it keeps working.
The great news: plays back a lot of different audio formats, not just MP3. As a recording engineer, this is VERY useful me, to be able to drop some hi-res 24/48 WAV files on it for playback elsewhere; I use FLAC for 'normal' playback for entertainment. The interface is clear and uncluttered, very easy to navigate and set up. Battery life so far has been excellent, haven't tried to run it all the way out or anything, but have never had any issue with it in any way. The build quality feels really good, if a bit heavy. It has a built-in speaker! It doesn't sound GOOD or anything (how could it at that size?), but that is a pretty cool feature. Transferring content from the computer was as simple as can be. It just shows up as an external drive (with the card as another drive), just organize it however makes sense to YOU, then drag and drop it in. Nice. Bluetooth worked perfectly when I have used it, another VERY useful feature.
Not so great: the text on the screen during playback is incredibly tiny. The screen is plenty big enough to increase that font, too. As far as I can tell, the alarm function on it does not work properly. Important? Not really, just saying... Also there appears to be a glitch in the date setup format, but that doesn't much interfere with the use of the product, just makes you wonder about the quality of the code and the inspection.
I have not tried the pedometer or anything, I tend to use it in a static environment, playing through powered speakers.
Really, this is a great value and a fine purchase, one I would make again... for the third time!
This MP3 player came charged out of the box. It's pretty simple to use, especially if you've ever had an MP3 player before. In my case I'm replacing a 120Gig Zune Microsoft player. That only worked with Zune Software. The best part of having this is, you can add music from Windows Media Player, same as if you are using a Flash Drive or SD card. I can't speak to Apple computers, sorry. But on Windows 10, it's a breeze. I purchased the 128gig SD card to go with the player and within 2 days have filled both the internal 16gig & 128gig up. Although it doesn't scroll quite as fast as my previous player, nor does it allow for creating the type playlist as my previous player, it's hard to argue with the cost and effectiveness of this little MP3 player, recorder. The earbuds are throw away. And the internal speaker is utterly useless. But I didn't purchase it for that. The Bluetooth works great and has no trouble connecting to BT speakers, BT adapters and BT Stereo receivers. Although I haven't used this in my vehicle, I'm sure it will pair in it just as quickly. Haven't had it long enough to speak to longevity. But so far very impressed for my purposes. I bought it during a lightening deal with no regrets. Would I recommend, absolutely yes. Another reason for purchasing this device is in using it as a backup drive for my music files. As most of you music collectors have noticed, each time you migrate into a new computer you lose music files. Especially if you have a total crash. With this device, storing all your music/video/photo files it's simple to easily add them back onto a restored hard drive or new computer. I would recommend buying an extended type C USB cable and charging adapter so that wherever you are, you have the ability to charge the device. As far as the earbuds, just get a good set of headphones with 40mm magnets. It sounds great with headphones, or at the least a good set of earbuds if you don't want to use the Bluetooth. The device comes with Armband, screen protector, USB cable for charging and transferring data & earbuds. And a easy to read user manual.
I ordered my Soulcker MP3 player to listen to my music while walking. It arrived promptly and I downloaded my music successfully. I need to state that I am 72 years old and have trouble with technology. My screen kept going black and I couldn’t advance to the next song or get anything else to work. I emailed the company and heard back from Jon to restart it by inserting a needle into the bottom of player. I got the same results, so they sent me a new one. Jon was wonderful to work with. The whole reason of this review is to point out the the direction booklet needs to explain how to proceed with the set up using step by step directions. It turns out that I needed to go to settings and choose the option of having the screen on all the time.
Just got my Souldcker and was surprised at how well packaged it was. Perfect since this will be a gift. I was surprised at the heft. This feels heavy and like it well made. The screen resolution is great. I'm not an audiophile but to me, the sound with the included ear buds were great. I'm waiting for airpods to arrive so don't know how the bluetooth will work. And I haven't used this much so can't say anything about battery life. Plugged it into my PC and easily created folders and uploaded a few hundred songs. Works like a charm, awesome! The manual is pretty well done, only wish it said something about how to get songs into the included play lists and if you can rename the play lists. Until I figure this out, I'm just using the folders as play lists. I like that it came with a screen protector. I was able to get it on without any problems. Had a few bubbles and was able to push most (but not all) of them out with my finger and a credit card. I think if I had to do it again, I could do it without the bubbles by going slower and more carefully. FYI, I left the protector on the backing, peeled the backing back a bit on one end so I could start laying it down without touching the sticky part of the protector. As I began laying the protector down I could move it a it to get it perfectly aligned since I could get a firm grip on the protector with the backing still on. Once I got it where I wanted, I just pulled the backing off which made the protector lay down pretty good. So far, really happy with it.
I've had this mp3 player for about six weeks now and am pleased with it's overall functionality. I use it for playing mp3/4 files on the treadmill at my gym. That being said I have a few issues with it. First, the screen is tiny. Reading the info is difficult without magnification. Next the instruction manual could have been more informative, although playing songs is pretty straight forward. I've also run into some problems with songs skipping when I carefully put the player in the pocket of my gym shorts. Turning the unit on and off takes much longer than the 3 seconds than the manual says - it's more like 6 seconds.
Downloading songs onto it was easy and fast and the fidelity is very good using my ancient non-wi-fi earphones. As I said earlier the battery is amazing. The last time I charged it was two weeks ago while I had it pugged into my laptop downloading songs. I estimate my use-time at about 4 hours. The FM radio function works well too. There are many features available that I'll never use, but as an mp3 player it's solid.
Full disclosure: I was asked by their customer service to write a review about my experience.
I chose this player to replace my Sansa Clip Zip because its battery didn't hold a charge anymore after over four years of almost daily use.
*Customer Service Experience* When I received the player, everything was working well except the menu button, which responded to touch only every other time. I contacted their customer service and got a response a couple of hours later. They asked for the Amazon order # and wanted me to send a video demonstrating the faulty button behavior. When they got it, they immediately send out a new unit free of charge. All buttons on the new one work like a charm. Timeline: Received original order on Wednesday, contacted customer service on Saturday, provided video on Monday, had the new player on Thursday.
*Product Review* There are already extensive reviews here about what's in the box and features of the player, so I don't want to repeat that because it's all true.
PRO: + I'm using this with either deleyCON Soundsters S16 earbuds or Sony MDR-V55 Headphones and I didn't hear any static crackling during quiet passages, which is really great. Had a lot of bad experiences with other cheap players. + The shuffle function is really shuffling. I've been using this player now for a week of commuting for 2 hrs daily and haven't experienced any repeats in my 2000+ song database. + One thing I noticed is that the player already has a screen cover attached, so I guess the one in the box is just a spare. You have to look very closely at the edges of the screen to realize the screen cover is already there. + While it is true that you can generate only three playlists with the player software, you can load as many playlists as you want from your computer.
CON: - This is a bit of a negative point to me: You can either play files from the internal memory OR from an SD card. Accessing both sources simultaneously doesn't seem possible. - I haven't figured out by which algorithm the "folder view" is organized. It looks like chunks of folders are ordered alphabetically but these chunks don't contain all folders. E.g. in my case I have folders beginning with [A, C, G, H, L, N, Q, S, W], [D, I, O], [A, D, I, S], etc. That makes a little difficult to find something, especially with lots of folders. - I may be spoiled because I used Rockbox for the last four years on my Sansa Clip, which unfortunately doesn't run on this player. I'm missing Rockbox features such as inserting any title after the currently played, fast scrolling through the file database, or database updates in the background.
Overall, I like the customer service, I like this player, and I hope that it will serve me well for the next couple of years. Would recommend.
I was surprised how hefty this unit is -- definitely some metal used here, not just plastic. Large display screen -- the font could be a little more bold to make the titles more readable. My only gripe is that when the screen goes to sleep while playing music, you cannot pause the song until you wake up the display. The power button is on the side of the unit in the lower corner and you have to press that first to get the display going again and then you can pause the song. That gets awkward since you have to squeeze the sides and then touch the front just to pause. This would not work well while driving. I have an older Sony that is easier to operate in that regard--I just press the main play/pause button to wake up the display and then press the same button to pause the music. This Soulcker unit, though, would work well for in the house where I could just play a lot of music uninterrupted.
I'm a cycle commuter and I like to listen to podcasts while going back and forth to work. My old MP3 player was beginning to misbehave, mostly due to the mechanical switches starting to fail, so I figured it was time for a new one. I bought the Soulcker, mostly on the basis of the reviews. After having it for several weeks, here are my comments:
Pros: o Good audio amplifier. Provides enough volume to hear speech over road noise. My previous unit needed an external amplifier to boost the volume. o Takes a microSD card for added memory. o Reasonably priced. o Controls that are reasonably self-explanatory, unlike my previous one that needed a special key sequence to turn off the power. o Resume feature that brings me back to the point where I was when I turned it off. o Touch screen that won't break like mechanical switches. o Larger screen gives more audio information.
Cons: o No obvious company website to update firmware bugs. o Awful user manual.Tiny print with creative use of the English language in some places. o Errors in the manual. According to the manual, to unlock the screen, you hold the "Menu" button. In fact, you push the on-off switch.