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1. Samsung YP-T7Z 1 GB MP3 Player

our price: $189.99
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Asin: B0007M611I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Sales Rank: 5604
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

displays JPEG images * plays MP3, WMA, Audio ASF and Ogg Vorbis files * 65,536-color 1-1/2" backlit LCD screen * built-in FM tuner with 20 presets * built-in microphone (1GB holds approximately 64 hours of mono voice recordings) * up to 10 hours playback with built-in lithium-polymer rechargeable battery * 1-1/2"W x 2-1/2H x 5/8"D * ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 10 hours of music with built-in li-polymer battery
  • Built-in flash memory holds 1 GB or up to 250 songs (at 128 kbps)
  • 1.12 inch CSTN color LCD (65K Color) display, JPEG image and text viewer
  • Supports MP3, WMA, Secure WMA, ASF, and JPEG file types
  • Built-in FM tuner and recorder, voice recorder, and clock with alarm and programmed FM recording

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars A tiny, stylish, powerful little player.
[[ Pro ]]
WINDOWS COMPATIBLE: If you are using Windows XP, you can plug the player in using the USB cable and instantly begin to drag and drop the files. There's no need to install anything.

HOW IT LOOKS: As other reviewers have mentioned, the YP-T7Z is tiny and light. The display screen is about 1/2 the size of the player, and the player itself is about the size of a large eraser, in other words, it's adorable.

SPACE: 1 GB, it can double as a flash drive. This is excellent if you want to transfer movie files from 1 computer to another. Currently I have 226 songs saved, with 70MB to spare.

FUNCTIONS: Impressive. This player is packed to the brim with functions. There's FM radio, voice recording, playlist creation, text viewer, and image viewer. The player also doubles as a calendar/clock--just like today's cellphones. Under "setting >> display >> languages," you can select to view the player in a range of languages, including chinese (S and T), French, German...even Hungarian. This is a really cool function if you want to show the player to your grandmother, who can only read Chinese.

For a college student like me, the "voice recording" function is particularly useful (when I'm not listening to music or the radio). In my experiments, I was able to pick up perfect voice recordings from 1 end of the house to the other. The voice quality was also pure--no static/weird sounds.

FM radio is excellent. When I set the frequency to "high," it picked up many stations around my city that I didn't even know existed. It has 20 presets, which is more than enough for most people, I imagine.

SOUND: Awesome sound quality, especially if you have a good headphone.

NAVIGATION: Very very easy.

TRANSFER: On USB 2.0, the songs transfer almost instantly. So fast. On a slower USB (like the one on my laptop), a full album takes about 2 minutes.

EARBUDS: The earbuds are ligh gray (setting them apart from the white iPods) and are fairly comfortable after putting on the black sleeve/thingy.

BELT STRAP/NECK STRAP: the belt strap is clear plastic, and goes on securely over pants. The neck strap is pretty ugly though (it's a wire wrapped in a clear plastic).

[[ CON ]]

BATTERY LIFE: 10 hours (or so they claim). It feels more like 8 hours to me, but don't quote me on that. I'm having to charge the batter every 2-3 days which is a minor inconvenience. It takes me about 3 hours to fully recharge the battery, which is also a minor annoyance.

PRICE: This player is a bit pricey for a 1G device, so shop around the internet for the best price.

[[ SUMMARY ]]

I love my little Samsung. It's ingeniously constructed, pretty, and powerful. I would recommend the YP-T7Z to anyone who's looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous iPod.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Player
After comparing the features with other players, I purchased this one, and have been very pleased.I use it for jogging mostly, and have had no problems with it after using it for approximately 1 1/2 months.I jog about 25 miles/week.Purchase it...you wont be disappointed...this thing is LOADED with features!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome player...
I purchased this player a little over a week ago.Here are my observations and thoughts so far:

1) Size: The size of this thing is amazing, so tiny.You can't even tell if it is in your pocket.

2) FM: I have used this several times in the gym, they have the mini transmitters so you can watch and listen to the TV.It works great and helps pass the time.

3) FM Record:Works great, haven't used it since when I was first playing around, but the record quality is good.

4) Line Record: Works pretty much like the FM Record, sounds great, works like a charm.

5) Color Display: HUGE plus. It looks cool, the menus take a bit to learn, but after about 20 minutes of messing around it becomes 2nd nature.I haven't used it for picts yet, but given the small size, it will probably be more of a "wallet" shot kinda things, (picts of the family etc).

6) MP3: plays most file formats I can think of...the burn software inclued works well.

7) Sound: Using the earphones provided, the sound is very good.I have yet to hook it up to the stereo, but given the sound quality so far I am sure it is excellent.The EQ features all work great, lots of stuff to mess around with.

8) Battery: I have had my player for a week, so far I have not even seen a decrease in the power bar. My use so far includes:
- 3 trips to the gym (45 min each time)
- 2 flight SEA-LAX (about 1.5 hours use each way)
- office and home use about 4 hours
- Loaded about 500mb from the USB
- Recorded 2 songs via Line record
- Recorded 1 song on FM

9) Battery part II: I was concerned about the built-in battery and almost purchased another unit with a AA due to that fact.However, given my experiance so far, the battery life has been excellent.I also did some homework on the Samsung website.You can order a replacement battery for about 50 bucks.If you are in any way mechanically inclided I am sure that it is not complicated to replace it.If the battery craps out in the near future I will probably go that route.But given the way technology goes, by that time I may want a new player. :)

I have no regrets in purchasing the player.The one thing I wish they had included would have been an integrated USB port (ala Shuffle).While it would have doubled the size, it still would have been nice.I did have a chance to look at the shuffle and it doesn't compare.Just that one feature.

Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars howie
Pros:
It is the one of the first players that is Certified for
MS Windows Media 10.0 play for sure, which mean it will
play all existing audio format, mp4, ogg, secure wma, asf,etc.

This is my first FLASH mp3 player. Yes it looks expensive.
but the quality is amazing, I am picky to the sound quality.
The SRS and WOW, and equalizer feature is awesome.
the charger is 120V and 240V also, good for shaver plug in all
3+ star hotels over the world. It also can slowly be charged
from any usb 2.0 port too. This unit is very small and looks sharp.
The supplied headphone is superior in quality,
not those cheap one that you need a replacement.
The screen is vivid, and it can play picture and text files too.
( I can download some notes and minutes to read )
It also have a voice recording mp3 recording, and FM stereo recording that is so nice.
Language support is wide and all songs id tag can be displayed in its own language.
The belt-clip is perfect for guys that used to wear beeper,
the necklace is preferred by the ladies.
It is a flash player so you can jump up and down without
worrying the harddrive crash like in those big harddrive based ipods.
The ipod shuffle do not even have a display, does not fit me.
The menu control is very innovative, one small menu button,
and I can browse through the menu and change setting quick
after reading the small booklet provided.
It will last for 16+ hours per charge.
I called this my silver match-box player. ( a bit more than 2")
Oh, the metal shell is made with magnesium alloy, not some plastic casing.

Cons : Be patient on the initial battery charge, it does take
me 1.5 hour. And make sure to unlock the HOLD button. A bit
expensive, but what the heck, it is a gadget, and you need to
get one that really make the ipod shuffle inferior.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's great unit!
It plays ogg. on the fly playlist. firmware support.
fm/picture/text/music/usb drive...plus voice/fm/in-line recording... hot damn.All features are implemented quite well even FM radio and FM recording.

I am very picky when come to spending this kind of money.But I definitely feels that the extra $50 on this compare to the iPod shuffle is well justified.

Only bad: price.could be $50.00 cheaper.

It also features internal battery instead of using AA/AAA battery. It's a trade off between size and style.Do expect this unit to die after a couple years of hard use since it's internal battery will eventually give out.This maybe a buying decision for some of you.

But for now I am happy...somewhat...before I realize how much I spent on this.

Now only if they can put a 20GB flash chip and make it play video...lol.

It's a wonderful ultra compact unit but for a price. ... Read more


2. Samsung YH-925GS 20 GB MP3 Player

our price: $246.99
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Asin: B0007M6104
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Sales Rank: 1310
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

* plays MP3, WMA, and Audible files * 20GB hard drive memory holds approximately * PlaysForSure compatibility--plays downloaded music files from compatible music sources, like MSN Music, Musicmatch, MusicNow, Napster, and more * supports JPEG image files * 26,000-color 1-1/8" backlit LCD screen * built-in microphone * up to 10 hours playback with built-in lithium-polymer rechargeable battery * 4-1/4"H x 2-7/16"W x 3/4"D * ... Read more

Features

  • Internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery with up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Compact, lightweight 20 GB hard drive multimedia player
  • Compatible with MP3 and WMA; also Secure WMA from online services
  • View JPEG photos and album cover art via 1.8-inch LCD
  • Line-in recording from voice or CD/cassette to MP3

Reviews (16)

5-0 out of 5 stars Samsung Takes On Ipod
About a month ago I bought the ipod 60gig photo with all the accessories; this set me back over five hundred bucks. I bought it because everyone told me it was the best on the market. I must congratulate Apple on making a piece of garbage! Plain and simple. Couple with iTunes and I rest my case.
Today I bought the Samsung YH-925GS. I Love it. Clear crisp sound, no distortion at high levels, SRS and WOW capabilities, all of which Apple have omitted from their gadget.
Don't believe what the manual that came with the Samsung about having to use Napster to transfer music, you can use Windows Media 10 and Musicmatch, the latter being the simplest!
One criticsm. I use, or am trying to use Napster to Go. But right now the unit does not support it and Napster are waiting for a firmware update. Nothing on the box to indicate this, nothing on the website.
Apart from that....flawless...buy one!

4-0 out of 5 stars Napster not required to transfer music
I have had this player for just over two weeks now and have found it easy to use. Unlike what some other reviewers have said, the Napster software is not a must if you want to transfer music to this player. Windows Media Player 10 works just fine. The product manual from Samsung seems to be the cause of the confusion, since it does not do a good job of explaining this. Although the manual gives detailed instructions on how to sign up and use Napster to transfer music, it does not provide any details on how to use WMP 10. You can import your music into WMP 10 and use the Sync feature to upload music into this player - it works just fine.

The player supports Secure WMA and the line-in recording feature is useful to have, if you want to digitize music from your tape and LP collection. I have not yet attempted to import Playlists into the player via WMP 10, though but I have read at least one other review on this site that states that you need the Napster software to import playlists. Assuming this to be a limitation of the product (and not of WMP 10), it still deserves 4 stars, as the sound is excellent and overall, the product appears to be easy to use.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Do It! You Will Waste Your Money
This product is simply not ready for prime time.It's an expensive piece hardware that delivers little for the money other than sheer frustration!The reasons are as follows:

-In order to transfer music to it you have to sign up with Napster.What a complete MESS!Samsung has every right to use proprietary software, but they have a duty to make it workable without requiring a sign up over the Internet with a propritaryseller of songs.I would NEVER have bought this had I known the extent of the interconnection required to operate basic player features.

-There are far better players, at far less cost, that simply let you drag and drop your music from the hard drive of your computer to the player without all the excessive work of this Samsung model.Napster software constantly reported that it needed to stop Windows Media Player when WMP was not running!I even downloaded the latest version of Napster software - that only made it worse!When I finally gave up, I did a registry clean-up and there where over 100 corrupt registry entries from Napster and Samsung software.

-The mass storage device software is very poor.I have other removeable mass storage devices, from various makers, and they work just fine right out of the box!This one is more than useless.It's also slow, slow, slow, slow.It often takes up to a minute for the system to recognize it, if at all (that happened several times); a system with plenty of memory to spare (over 512 meg of memory), and in excess of 2g speed.

-The device is so "touchy" that it lost it's file system at least four times and I had to use the provided repair utility to get it to work again.It took me several times to get the repair utility to work.

-I have over 2 decades experience with computer hardware and software.I spent well over 15 hours trying to get this to work properly.It is not plug-and-play by ANY means.

This device suffers badly from very poor proprietary software that simply fights with the Windows operating system at every step.Samsung puts out some good products, but this one goes to the very bottom of the pile.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great player, could be better
Great player for a decent price.Excellent sound quality (and quite loud), great build quality, 8 hour battery life isn't bad, but could be much better.Navigating the device is fairly straight forward, but unfortunately there are no dedicated buttons for volume adjustment.The player has a few problems correctly displaying and reading ID3 tag information, and rarely is able to sort an album by track number.Sometimes tracks are listed alphabetically by title, sometimes by track number, and sometimes it seems randomly listed, perhaps by filename.The player's database also incorrectly reads the Genre field of the ID3 tags, and usually displays duplicate genres such as one being "Rap" and another being "Rap (15)" - which I could understand, if the tracks were tagged using different software, but I had this happen within one album that somehow got split between the two genres.Also, be aware that since tracks are stored in a single folder on the device, having a track such as "01 - Artist - Intro.mp3" will prevent a song on a different album, with the same track number and title from the same artist, from transferring to the device at all.

USB host function worked flawlessly with my Canon S230 digital camera (when set from "Normal Transfer" to "P2P/Pictbridge Transfer").Fairly large 3MP photos that were transferred, loaded quickly into the photo viewer and displayed at a "fit-to-screen" size.I was, however, very disappointed by the "Album Cover" feature - album cover art cannot be displayed from the "Now Playing" screen, like the Toshiba Gigabeat F-Series & iPod Photo, but instead must be assembled into a slide-show using the provided software, that links the album cover with existing MP3s on the device.The finished slide-show album is then accessible only from the Photo/Slide-show section of the device, which therefore removes the functionality of sorting albums and skipping tracks within an album.This feature could have been implemented much better, with tighter integration into the normal audio section of the device, and roughly 50% of the slide-show albums I made wouldn't even play at all.However, regular photo viewing worked extremely well and photos resized with the provided software looked fairly decent on the small screen.Other features, such as the EQ worked rather well, but sound quality was better (and louder) with the EQ turned off.I have not used the MIC and Line-In MP3 encoder, or A-B repeat yet, but it seems that this function might be nice for students that wish to record a lecture, and later transcribe it.

Although the package is clearly labeled "XP Only", the device worked just fine on Windows 2000 Pro (SP4).The suggested method of song transfer is the included Napster software, which worked just fine once I upgraded to their newest version.Overall, Napster is a bulky music management solution that is very slow at transferring songs, and requires that you create a free account with the company and be online anytime you wish to use it.I quickly uninstalled Napster, and now use the non-U.S. version of Samsung's "Music Studio" (not included) which is similar, but more streamlined and works somewhat like Winamp.Windows Media Player is also suggested for transferring songs, though my 9 series insisted on converting existing MP3s into WMVs before transferring to the device.The WMVs did play just fine, and I'm assuming XP's 10 series would handle MP3s much better.

Hopefully, once the U.S. 1.0 firmware is released, they may or may not have addressed some of the issues in the devices functionality.Also, be sure to note, that no carrying case is provided, and currently only Noreve makes a case (though somewhat expensive) that properly fits this particular model.So while this device is extremely capable of being an excellent DAP, time will tell, if Samsung's upcoming firmware will make use of its potential.I'd also like to suggest comparing this player to Toshiba's Gigabeat F20 and F21, Samsung's upcoming YH-J70, and Mobiblu's VMP3 DVH-100 (if they are ever released for sale in the United States).

4-0 out of 5 stars Not A Bad MP3 Player....But Could Use Some Enhancements
I felt compelled to write a review on this MP3 player because it's just getting trashed by the public. I like most people own a Samsung cell phone & think the company produces very good products. I have an iPod & decided to get this MP3 Player because I was getting bored of my iPod. Samsung MP3 Players have been getting the worst reviews on Amazon.Com for its horrible software. Yes! It's true the software provided is horrible only for 1 reason. It's a great program except that once you rip your music from your CD's that it just doesn't transfer over to the player properly (Actually doesn't transfer at all). The program just won't recognize the Samsung player & so in return won't transfer what you just ripped from the CD. I called Samsung at the 1800 number & they said that it's been known to happen with this player that the software just won't recognize the player & that they will contact me in the future when they find a way to fix the bug. So the only way for you to transfer songs over is to use WMP (Windows Media Player). WMP is fine but it does take a tad bit long for the transfer completion & a bit tricky. I feel the Napster software provided is for COMPUTER experts & not for someone like me who just uses the computer to go AOL to chat & check emails. All in all it's not a horrible player, but would be GREAT if the software provided actually works. You can only use the program to RIP music & keep it on your computer as a Jukebox player. I give it 4 stars. I guess I'm being generous. ... Read more


3. Samsung Yepp YH-999 20 GB Portable Media Center

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Asin: B000294HDU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Sales Rank: 2091
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Features

  • Stores up to 20 GB of audio and/or video, in MPEG4, MP3, JPEG, and Windows Media formats
  • 3.5 TFT LCD display
  • Connects to a TV through composite output port
  • USB 2.0 compliant
  • Rechargeable li-ion battery

4. Samsung YP-MT6Z 1 GB Digital Audio Player (Silver)

our price: $169.99
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Asin: B0007M610Y
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Sales Rank: 3386
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • SRS WOW optimization
  • Supports MP3, WMA, ASF and Ogg files
  • Built-in flash memory holds up to 1GB
  • FM Tuner and recorder
  • Line in & voice recording

Reviews (19)

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST I GB MP3 PALYER!
This is the EEST for the following, after i searched a lot on the net:
1. it is the smallest of all the 1 gb mp3 i have read about.
2. it's battery last for a very very long time - 40 hours.
3. it is very easy to drag/drop files into/out of it as well as non music files.
4. the sound quality is awesome due to WOW effect - it is one of the few that has this effect that really make the music sounds awesome.
5. it has high power, you can rais the volume very high.
6. you can nevigate very easily between files/folders. it has a 4 line lcd which will show you where you are in the current song as well as the next song which will play.
5. you can make playlist.
6. you can record notes very very easily- just one buton to press even if you are in the middle of hearing.
7. you can record from fm directly to mp3. it has a very high signal to noise ratio.
8. you can encode to mp3 directly to the memory any input through line in.
9. it has usb 2.0 so the transfer is very fast
10.it has included jack(not wire) to usb so you can transform it to usb disc on key.

4-0 out of 5 stars New life with 1.2 firmware
I really like my YP-MT6X: the sound is clear, long battery life, no problem in putting and deleting files with GNU/Linux. However, I aman OGG addicted, and the OGG support was *very* annoying with firmware 1.111: sometimes the device stuck and you had to reset it by extracting by opening the battery case. But now I have upgraded with firmware 1.2, found here http://www.cczclan.com/yp-55.asp. As you can guess it's not an official Samsung site, but the upgrade worked for me (BTW, using vmware: I haven't any dedicated windows machine :)) and now I'm *really* happy with my _new_ device: OGG files play perfectly (sometimes the last 2 seconds are skipped, however), tags are shown correctly, and everything is fine.
My only complaint is about Samsung (USA) support: why on their site the official firmware version is still 1.101 (my device was sold equipped with 1.111)? I'd really love them if they would release their firmware as open source...

1-0 out of 5 stars It was a great product but...
First, I fell in love with this tiny tiny MP3 player, it was great, I could say that I liked it more than my iPod mini. It was so small that I could carry my hunderds of favourite tunes anywhere.

However, I also had a problem with the firmware update as some of the other reviewers say.After the firmware update(which you can do from their website, and actually Samsung recommends you to do), the display started malfunctioning; it does not show menus properly anymore. For example, if I choose the "setting" from the menu screen, it leads me to "default volume" or if I try to play a particular song, the screen leads me to "format" etc, and it's happening in the entire menu screens, and I cannot choose correct commands or music files that I want to play anymore. I formatted it once, but it still does not work. I tried to reach people at Samsung, but no response. In my opinion, when you buy something, you are also buying their service, so I mean their service is also their product. In that sense, I am very dissatisfied because my MP3 player is not functioning right, but I cannot get any support from the manufacturer. So, now all I can do is to click on the play button to play and stop songs; I cannot choose what I want to listen to or other play modes such as shuffle or repeat or changing the equalizer settings.

After some researches on internet, I also found out that the versions of the firmware installed to the device when you purchase, vary very much. Seems like they also vary even among those sold at the same store at the same time.I found a review about this product on the Web, and the reviewer says that he purchased two of YP-MT6z at the same time, but they had different versions of firmware(he updated the firmware in both of his devices, and had the same problem as mine).So, nobody knows which version of the firmware it comes with, when you make a purchase.

Important!!!Besides, when you buy this product, as soon as you open the box, you will see an yellow piece of paper saying that
"IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH YOUR NEW SAMSUNG YEPP DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER PLEASE CALL SAMSUNG CUSTOMER SUPPORT, TOLL-FREE..."

Yes, I have been trying doing that for 3 weeks, but I cannot reach anybody there.So, I am going to return it to the store in spite of whatever they say on it.And I will get a Sony's NW-E107 Network Walkman, which could play music with a single AAA battery for 70 hours, instead.

I am not trying to say that this product is terribly bad. However, if you buy this, you might love it, but you might also have the same problem as I am experiencing now. In fact, I ran a search engine on internet to see if there is anybody having the similar problems, and I found that there are a quite few people who have the same problem as I do. The product was great until it broke down, but after that, there is no grantee that you can get supports from them. Thus, if you think it's not big deal whether you can get satisfying supports or not when your device starts malfunctioning, then, this might be a good MP3 player for you(there is no grantee that you could be the next person like me), but otherwise, I would not recommend it to anybody.

5-0 out of 5 stars works out of the box with Linux
I bought this player because of the Ogg support and that it acts asa removable storage device to load songs, so no proprietary software is needed.In fact, this works great under linux.Just plug it into the USB port and an icon appears on the desktop (under Fedora Core 3).Copy the files to /media/usbdisk/ and you are set.

The unit is very small.My only gripes are that the carrying case is pretty cheap, and the snaps used to fasten it add significantly to the thickness of the unit (although, this is also a testament to just how small this player is).Secondly, the flap that covers the USB port is hard to open -- I need to use a paper clip for this.This seems like something that will loosen up with use (hopefully).

4-0 out of 5 stars Samsung YP-MT6 Z 1G MP3 player
I have this gear more than 2 weeks now and really "wow"ed by its rich sound quality. Battery life seems very good and not close to 40 hours as Samsung declared but rather close to 25-30 hours. Transfer 988M bytes MP3 only takes 9 minutes when compares with other no name brands MP3 flash players of more than 20 minutes.

Like other electronic gears, this pcs is not perfect and here are some unfriendly factors

1. Everytime download MP3 songs from PC to this gear through USB2 port, the "play mode reset to its default setting and requires re-program.
2. I accidently hit the record button and I needs to use PC to delete these voice files since I found it is very diffcult to delete the voice file w/o using the PC.
3. The play button also serves as power button and I found my myself constantly lightly touch the play button which cause device accicently turnon.In another words, the play button seems bit of "sensitive".

Other than these, I really enjoy this gear and bought another one already. ... Read more


5. Samsung YP-MT6X 512 MB Digital Audio Player (Blue)

our price: $119.99
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Asin: B0007M610O
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Sales Rank: 4797
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Music just doesn't get more portable than this! This MP3 player is big on features like inline encoding, voice recorder and eight EQ pre-sets. One AA battery gives you up to 42 hrs. of playback. The 4-line LCD screen gives full view of ID3 tag information and SRS WOW technology, which provides vivid 3D sound enhancement. You can also store and transfer PC files and music files with a simple drag-and-drop from your Windows OS. ... Read more

Features

  • SRS WOW optimization
  • Supports MP3, WMA, ASF and Ogg files
  • Built-in flash memory holds up to 1GB
  • FM Tuner and recorder
  • Line in & voice recording

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars No AM radio, good FM, short record battery life
No AM Mode Explained:
I think I know why there is no AM radio support.I recently got a YP-MT6 player myself and left it recording an FM station on my bed stand.As I went to bed I turned on my AM clock radio, right next to where I set my MP3 player.Static!!The YP-MT6 apparently emits a nice strong AM signal itself.I guess that means we won't see AM reception offered on future models after all.Note: You can still record AM using the patch cord plugged into the headphone jack of any AM radio.Just keep the two units separated by a couple of feet.

Note:Built-in AM recording is available on products such as the PoGo! "Radio Your Way LX AM / FM Radio Recorder".I can only wonder how it manages not to interfere with itself.

Good FM Reception!
I recently tried to replace an old Sony Walkman AM/FM/tape player with a new smaller Sony Walkman SRF-M37V Digital FM/Weather/AM/TV Radio.But I returned the new Sony right away because the FM reception was terrible compared to it's older bigger brother.

When I first saw the YP-MT6 I thought there's NO WAY this thumb sized device will get reception as good as my big old Sony.But it does.It's not perfect, there's some high end hiss and distortion if played at high volume, but it's as good as my old Sony.And I can plug the YP-MT6 into the Sony if I want to record AM.

Record Battery Life?
One concern remains which is why I'm holding off on a five star rating.The battery life during recording is... so far, confusing.If anyone has their own results, please share.The YP-MT6 has no A/C option so this is a concern for me.I want to record Echoes and Hearts of Space this Saturday.But that's a combined total of four hours, yikes!

I was able to record about four hours with the original battery.That was at the default 128 Kbps and the volume set to zero.I kept the earphones plugged in though because that's the antenna.

That wasn't a single four hour recording though.I started with two 30 minute recordings followed by unattended recordings. I was hoping to fill the device and test all of the memory in the process.Instead it shut down automatically.First after 2hr, 9min.Then after about one hour.After that it would stop recording after only a few minutes.

At first I thought maybe it was stopping because it detected silence in the broadcast and interpreted the quiet as a break between tracks.But that's not the case.I fast forwarded to the end of the MP3 files and listened.It stopped in mid song each time.

Then I saw that it was flashing "Low Battery!" before shutting down.So apparently it stops recording if the battery gets too "low".But it usually doesn't drain the battery completely.It must be a conservative level because there's still quite a bit of power left in the battery.Even when it can't record more than a few minutes the battery is still good for listening.

The battery indicator is misleading.It can report full, three bars, while listening.But switch to recording and in as little as two minutes it can drop to one bar.

I started another set of tests using a new Duracell battery with an expiration date of Mar 2011.The first recording auto ended after 1hr, 32min.The radio continued playing for about four more hours.I then started the recording again without changing the battery.This time it recorded for 2hr, 50min before shutting down.What?!?That's almost double the length of the first recording.I turned it off for about four hours and just now tried to record again.This time I started with three bars on the battery indicator but I only got 19min of recording.I tried restarting again but now only get 3min of recording before the "Low Battery!" message appears and the recording stops.I like that it recorded over four hours on one battery.If it could just record that long without taking breaks.

I guess if I want to record four consecutive hours of radio I should have four new batteries and switch one per hour so I can keep the YP-MT6 running?And then save the "spent" batteries because they'll be good for many hours of listening.That doesn't sound good.I just dug up four old Ni-MH AA batteries.I'll give these a try instead.

I've contacted Samsung support.They are friendly and professional.They also speak and understand English without extra effort.

So far I've found out that the YP-T7 isn't a perfect alternative for me.I thought I could use it with it's A/C charger instead of battery power.But it can't play or record while charging.It's rechargeable battery is rated at 3.5 hours while in record mode.They're going to call me back with details about the YP-MT6.

Also, I downloaded the manual for the T7.It has an FM signal to noise ratio of 45 db, not as good as my YP-MT6's rating of 62 db.Another reason to stick with the YP-MT6.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent player
Just wanted to chime in that I'm in complete agreement with the praise this unit is getting, and to point out for the one reviewer that you CAN in fact set the mp3 encoding bitrate to 32, 48, 64, 96 or 128 via the Settings->Record menu.

5-0 out of 5 stars love the AA battery power !!!
I bought this Samsung MT6X to compliment my iRiver H320.I wanted something a little smaller but still with great sound and FM capability.This unit exceeded my needs by far!The sound is great, it has very clean FM reception, AND it gave me some unexpected extras at a very bargain price...it records FM & voice and also has line input for encoding MP3's on on its own(no 'puter needed).
But the biggest bonus is the fact that it uses one AA battery!It is so nice not being tethered to a proprietary AC power adapter!!!This is the deal of the year in my opinion.
A very well thought out design!

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW
This stylish little MP3 is great.It's so feature packed and tiny.You have to see it in person to see how small it is compared to other players.I bought it to use when I workout but I'm finding that I'm using this device pretty much all day long.

PROS:
1. Small stylish design
2. Clear screen that displays tag info
3. Plays all popular music formats including WMA! I'm sorry I'm not gonna buy some proprietary *rap from Sony or Apple where they only offer certain formats, stupid. I use mainly WMA and sometimes MP3.ExetremeTech.com rated WMA as the best encoding format (yes they compared sony and apple's format too) for I think at 128kbs.
4. You can create folders and keep an order to your songs.
5. You can create playlists right from the device itself.
6. SRS WOW surround is amazing, especially when listening to music w/ electronic sounds or even Enigma.Pink Floyd sounds like they are singing right in your head when listening in Rock mode.
7. Can record from the built-in mic, FM tuner, and line-in into a MP3 file.Yes I thought I'd never use line-in but I ended up recording a bunch of tapes.
8. Nice clear case included, thought it was a nice touch.

Cons:
1. Wish the line in recording could record in a format other than 128kbs, maybe offer a 64kbs?
2. Maybe offer this device in other colors?I like blue but others may not.
3. Only 42hrs of battery life?Come on, gimme 100hrs+ guys!!!!!! (wishful thinking)
4. How come no one offers AM radio support?I'd actually love to record some programs that are offered only on AM, like sports?Anyone?!

Basically it's as simple as you want it or as customizable as you will end up using it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I just bought this player a few days ago, and can safely say it was the best $120 I ever spent...when I was making my choices, I looked at this as well as the 512 MB IPod shuffle, and this has the IPod shuffle beat in just about everything, and for a scant $20 more...well worth it!Now on to the pros and cons...

Pros:
-Small size (not much bigger than the 1 AA battery that powers it)
-Screen that holds a lot of information in such a small space (HUGE PLUS over the Ipod Shuffle!)...also has a great backlight for night usage
-Battery life - 40+ hours on one AA battery
-Very easy to load songs onto it...just plug it into the USB port on your computer and use Windows Explorer...no special software needed (though it does come with a CD that is optional)

Cons:

- Slightly awkward controls...if you want to use the controls one handed, I found it much easier to do it if your holding the unit in your left hand, despite me being a righty, but if you have really big hands it might be hard to move the joystick control...also it is very easy to inadvertently press buttons or move the stick, though there is a "Hold" feature that locks out all the controls which helps... ... Read more


6. Samsung DVD-L70 7" Portable DVD Player
list price: $229.99
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Asin: B0009A2L9E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 8900
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Product Description

The DVD-L70 further raises the bar with its sleek industrial design. Designed for consumers who want an ultra-light DVD portable but don't want to sacrifice functionality, the DVD-L70 makes a style statement like no other player available on the market today. The DVD-L70 also comes with a car charger The DVD-L70's 7" TFT LCD display both offer 480P resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 160-degree viewing angle for incomparable front-of-screen performance.7" LCD display: Enjoy your favorite moviesâno matter where you areâthanks to this sleek display. Multi-format playback: Get more than movies with this versatile DVD player. You can also listen to CDs, CD-R/RWs, MP3s and view Picture CDs. 3D sound: Experience big-time audio from a small package, thanks to 3D sound from the built-in speakers. A/V input: It's easy to hook this DVD player up to other components through the A/V input. Dual headphone outputs: With dual headphone outputs, it's easy for two people to enjoy a movie at the same time. ... Read more

Features

  • Car Adapter
  • 7" TFT LCD
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • 3D Sound
  • 2 Headphone Jacks

7. Samsung DVD-L300 10" Portable DVD Player
list price: $799.99
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Asin: B0001H4D00
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 3079
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Amazon.com Product Description

Samsung's widescreen, 16:9 aspect-ratio DVD-L300 DVD player packs a stunning 10-inch, progressive-scan TFT LCD screen into a chassis standing just over an inch high when folded. Enjoy the best of your movies and music through the player's multi-format playback abilities, including MP3 CDs, as well as standard DVD-Videos and commercial CDs.

Progressive scanning creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. The DVD-L300's rugged disc bay ensures that the show goes on no matter how you position the player. Once loaded, discs are locked in position, and the unit's special disc mechanism operates flawlessly from almost every angle.

A screen-inversion control flips the picture 180 degrees so you can mount it upside down, as in the back seat of a car or mini van. Smart Screen brightness control monitors ambient lighting conditions and adjusts the LCD's backlight accordingly, improving clarity and contrast while extending battery life.

Two .125-inch headphone jacks--enhanced by Spatializer virtual surround--accommodate a viewing partner and offer big sound to go with the DVD-L300's big screen. Motion zoom allows extreme magnification of selected screen areas, without distortion, even as the movie is playing.

S-video outputs let you hook the player up with your home television, while its coaxial digital-audio output will channel discrete, 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound to a range of audio/video receivers and surround speaker setups. An S-video and minijack stereo analog audio input grant hookup options for camcorders, VCRs, game consoles, and other devices.

What's in the Box
DVD player, battery pack (affixes to back of player), AC adapter, power cord, 29-button credit-card remote control, S-video interconnect, stereo analog audio interconnect, player carrying sleeve, user's manual, and warranty info. ... Read more

Features

  • Portable DVD player with 10-inch 16:9 aspect-ratio TFT LCD screen and credit-card-sized remote control
  • Plays DVD-Video, DVD-R, and MP3 CD; 3-hour battery life with included rechargeable pack
  • Dual headphone jacks let you watch movies or listen to music with a partner; AV input accommodates a camcorder or gaming device
  • Offers Smart Screen brightness control, Adaptive Image Control, and screen inversion for upside-down mounting
  • Measures 10.5 x 1.1 x 7.1 inches (W x H x D)

8. Samsung YP-T7X 512 MB MP3 Player

our price: $149.99
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Asin: B0007M6118
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Sales Rank: 7068
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

displays JPEG images * plays MP3, WMA, Audio ASF and Ogg Vorbis files * 65,536-color 1-1/2" backlit LCD screen * built-in FM tuner with 20 presets * built-in microphone (512MB holds approximately 32 hours of mono voice recordings) * up to 10 hours playback with built-in lithium-polymer rechargeable battery * 1-1/2"W x 2-1/2H x 5/8"D * ... Read more

Features

  • Accessories: Necklace, Direct USB Adapter, In-Line Encoding Cable, USB Cable, Earphones, Belt Clip, Carrying Case
  • Supports MP3, WMA, Secure WMA, Ogg, ASF, JPEG files
  • Built-in flash memory holds 512 MB
  • Real Time Equalizer Display
  • 10 hour built-in Li-Polymer battery

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars excellent sound and only a few quirks
This player is the first MP3 player that I actually like.It has a customizable equalizer to get the sound to sound just the way you want it.Very very few MP3 players let you do that and it is something I believe should be in all MP3 players. The player is small but has a bright color display.The player doesn't require any additonal software in Windows XP.You simply drag files between your computer and the player in "My Computer": it is that easy.

There are a few quirks.The little stick that you use to move around the interface is a little too loose.You can move it up and the player will think you mived it left or right.Similarly, manuvering around the interface with the little stick takes a few tries before you figure out how to find the options you want.But these are minor complaints for such a feature-rich and small mp3 player.

Battery life is OK at max 10 hours.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best flash based mp3 players out there.
I already own a hard drive based mp3 player (an iRiver H320 - which I love), but I was interested in getting a small flash player so that I could also have something more compact and light weight. This is a great little player, and it can do almost everything that my larger player can.

The player is incredibly tiny and light weight. It's nice looking (resembles a miniature iPod), sleek, and it has a very user friendly design. It's just as small and compact as the iPod Shuffle, and fits easily into any pocket. However, despite it's tiny size - it has a large color screen in which to navigate your files. The file navigation system itself is very easy to figure out without having to refer to the manual. Apparently, the firmware is also upgradeable via the Samsung website.

For a simple flash based mp3 player, it is loaded with features. You can play mp3, wma, secure wma, asf, and ogg. It has a radio tuner, voice recorder, and the ability to record in mp3 format from a line in source. It also has a photo and text viewer, clock, screensaver, and built in playlist editor so that you can arrange your songs on the fly.

The headphones are decent, although I have never been a big fan of ear bud styles in general. These are among the more comfortable ear buds I've tried, however. The sound quality is great and easily matches my larger mp3 player. In fact, I plugged in my pair of higher quality studio headphones to test out the sound quality and I was impressed. For a flash player this thing can really crank out the volume level! In addition, the player has several different equalizer settings (including SRS WOW), as well as different playback modes (fade, shuffle, repeat, etc).

It has a rechargeable built-in lithium-polymer battery, and comes with some nice accessories -- including the power adapter, a USB cable, mini USB, neck strap, belt clip, and audio software for managing your files. Unlike with the iPod, however, you don't HAVE to use the Samsung software if you don't want to. You can easily drag and drop files the way you would with a regular USB jump drive. The player supports high speed USB 2.0, and you can simply charge up your player, plug it in, drag and drop some files, and then you're ready to go!

So far the battery life has been good, but it varies depending upon your usage. This means that if you play mp3s with a higher bitrate, at a higher volume, the less battery time you will get. How often you use the color display also factors into the battery life. If you leave the color display on continuously, or view a lot of images, you will also get less time out the battery.

As for any defects or bugs, as the last reviewer mentioned, I have not had any problems with my player so far. I purchased it this month and it has a manufacturer date of April 2005. It has not given me any trouble at all and I am very happy with it!

1-0 out of 5 stars Beware!Early release batch defective!
I purchased this unit in late February and within a week it malfunctioned.The unit turned on with the "locked" displayed eventhough the "Hold" switch was in the OFF position.I couldn't do anything with it other than turning the unit ON and OFF.When I called Samsung tech support, it took them less than thirty seconds to diagnose the problem; they already knew about the defect.My conversation with them gave me the impression there were many returns from the early releases of this unit.The unit I purchased was manufactured in January 2005.(For those considering purchasing this unit, note that there's no way to find out the manufacturing date until after you open the package.The date stamp is on the back of the unit.)I sent my defective player in for repair and received a refurbished one back.I was dissappointed at paying so much for a new unit only to end up with a refurbished one.The other reviewers were lucky to get a working player; I was not so lucky.

5-0 out of 5 stars Samsung hit the nail right on the head
This mp3 player is perfect for my everyday transit to school of about 1 hour everyday. The bass response and high frequencies are noted very well on the included ear buds. The lanyard and hip clip are well constructed too.

My brother has dealt with his apple, and I do feel sorry for him. He had a 512MB iPod shuffle. It worked fine for a long while until he tried to remove one song and iTunes ended up removing all of the songs. The software is much simpler on the Samsung, because if you are running Windows XP no additional software is needed. All you do is drag from anywhere in your computer and drop into your removable drive folder where the Samsung USB is attatched.

I have dropped it onto cement on several occasions and have found no damage to the case or the storage capabilities. I have also placed text and images and they are easily viewed on the high resolution screen.

And at a price of only $150 its a mini-mini-iPod with built in practicality, or you can think of it as a mass storage USB device with a headphone jack, either way you still get a great working device.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid
The YP-T7X is a solid mp3 player.The FM radio works well.It is a good device to use while running.I also have a Creative Zen and the two devices are complimentary (one for storing all of my music and one for use while running). ... Read more


9. SAMSUNG YH-820 4GB Digital Audio Player

Asin: B000294HDK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
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Features

  • Stores up to 4GB
  • MP3, WMA, Audible, & Ogg Vorbis Support
  • Napster co-branded and compatible
  • Built-in FM tuner
  • Easy encoding from any line-in source material

10. Samsung YP-MT6V 256 MB Digital Audio Player (Black)

our price: $94.99
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Asin: B0007M610E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics
Sales Rank: 14001
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Includes Samsung YP-MT6V MP3 Player Cradle Necklace Direct USB adaptor Carrying Case Earphones USB Cable In-Line Coding Cable. ... Read more

Features

  • SRS WOW optimization
  • Supports MP3, WMA, ASF and Ogg files
  • Built-in flash memory holds 256MB
  • FM Tuner and recorder
  • Line in & voice recording

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Digital Audio Player (A Must Have)
The Samsung YP-MT6V 256 MB is a perfect easy to use music player. The things that I like the most about it are its perfect compact size, and great stylish look. Also, whenever you are not around a computer, you can just hook it up to a cd player, or other music device that takes headphones and mp3 encode a song. It has a great sound and I think its much better than the same priced iPod Shuffle. Mainly because it can record voice, FM radio, you can record straight of a cd player, and you can see what you are listening to, unlike the no screen shuffle. The only disadvantage of the 256 mb player is the fact that it only holds 256 mb.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great little mp3/ogg player
The Samsung YP-MT6V 256 MB digital audio player is a superb mp3 player. It is able to play all types of codecs including ogg which was the big seller for me.It also has a root directory meaning all you have to do is copy your digital files directly to the player using windows explorer.You do not need to use some fancy program that complicates the process even more.The one "AA" battery is said to last up to 42 hours, and with the quality of sound and performance of this little gem that is remarkable.It also has an FM transmitter and a voice recorder. The factory headphones produce great sound, so overall this is a heck of a player.Easy to use, and a true digital media player. Highly recommended ... Read more


11. Samsung DVD-L200 10" Portable DVD Player
list price: $899.99
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Asin: B00009PRZC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 4991
Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 10-inch 16:9 aspect-ratio TFT LCD screen; player is just over an inch thick
  • Plays DVD-Video, VCD, DVD-R, MP3 and WMA CD, and JPEG image CD
  • 3-hour battery life with included rechargeable pack
  • Dual headphone jacks let you watch movies or listen to music with a partner
  • Includes credit-card remote control and required home theater hookup cables

Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Buy
I was looking at alot of portable DVD players before I actually bought one and for the most part I was looking to spend under 600 dollars. I then came across this player and decided that it was well worth the money so I bought it. Looking back, it was a great choice. The picture is spectacular, the sound is wonderful, and it is so sleek and thin. I definitely reccomend this player.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome DVD player
Great picture and sound! I was worried about it being to big but its great. The big screen great, especially if multiple people are watching it. Good for long car trips and great for planes to because of the lengthy battery time. Thin and sleek and exactly what I was looking. I would recomend this DVD to anybody.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice and thin
This is one of those DVD players with big screens. The screen is the perfect size, and is very thin. The remote is easy to use. It also has the ability to play Cd's of different formats.

It also kind of looks like a sharper image portable stereo. only, it's a DVD. Sharper image sells it. It has one of the biggest screens, so it's very easy to use, therfore making it a easy view DVD player. With these great features, This is one of The best DVD players on the market.

5-0 out of 5 stars best portable device to have!
i was sent to iraq for 10 months and this is the best thing to have. people complained that it's too big and that they might as well get a laptop. well i got back from iraq and it's perfect for the children in the back seat. i bought this instead of a laptop because i don't want to deal with the problems a laptop will bring in the future.

4-0 out of 5 stars What problems? maybe if you played with it, read the manual
Someone wrote the new model only runs 1 hour longer than the previous model and no memory slot, I don't care about the memory slot but battery life, thats a huge deal if you like long movies.
Another says it dosen't remember where you left off, mine does. My Panasonic which is being replaced by this one remembered only on certain discs where the L200 has no problems like that.
Another writes that they have to go through all kinds of button pushes to get rid of the closed captioning or sub titles, If you look at the remote there's a button for subtitle on it. Just click it and select no. Yeah there should be a option to disable CC besides the disc menu.
Won't remember your 4X3 screen settings? just hit the EZ View button and it automatically sets up the proper screen setup for widescreen and pan scan programming.
I would give it 5 stars but there is no brightness or contrast control, even though it has a excellent picture I still want to tweak the image. ... Read more


12. Samsung YP-55V 256 MB Digital Audio Player with FM Tuner
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B00008PC4X
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 10286
Average Customer Review: 3.97 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 256 MB built-in flash memory
  • Supports playback of MP3 and WMA files
  • Features upgradeable firmware to support future file formats
  • Includes FM tuner and voice recording
  • Backlit LCD display

Reviews (29)

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing sound, I love it, but get the new firmware!
Before reading my review, if you already got one of this, get the new 5.7 firmware for folder navigation, playlists and lyrics support. Just go to google.com and search for "YP-55 firmware"

This is the third MP3 player I own and I must say I love it. I researched a lot of MP3 players before buying it and I'm confident it must be one of the best flash based players on the market.

Sound is amazing and loud, and the YP-55 feels like a quality executive item, it is not a flimsy toy like mi previous iRiver. The WOW function is incredible, it nicely spatializes the sound in your head making it sound pretty amazing. You must hear it to believe it.

You can configure everything from the menus. USB transfers are quite speedy, a lot faster than my previous players and my digital camera. Battery life is quite good, too. May be because it doesn't consume power from the battery when downloading songs, it is powered by the USB port when doing this.

Package includes a nice and small USB adapter for direct connect for those times you don't want to carry around the USB cable.

Out of the box it does not support playlists or folder navigation, but it does with the new firmware 5.7.

Overall I am pretty happy with the YP-55 and the only con I can find is the included headphones. Like every other MP3 player, it comes with low-cost earbuds. Sound is adequate but not great. Once you get better earphones, there is a HUGE difference in sound.

5-0 out of 5 stars Everything you could ask for in a Flash Drive/Mp3 Player
Over the past 3 years I have bought over 3 different mp3 players. I first bought a Creative Nomad II, then i bought the riovolt (cd/mp3 player the black one), then i bought my first flash drive/mpr3 player. Of all the mp3 players that I bought before i find the flash drive/mp3 players to be worth most for its value.

I just ordered my Samsung YP-55V 256 MB Digital Audio Player with FM Tuner, like 1 day ago. The best thing i found with this is its attractice design and its ability to encode from anything. Most mp3 players, don't even have that function. So we got a mp3 player, that can encode like MDs, has a FM tuner, can record from the FM radio, and is a Flash Drive. All this powered by a plug-and-play USB 1.1 port, for 159 us bucks. Compared to any other mp3 player i've found on the market, this is the best.

This player is really worth its cost. The iriver, is nice as well, has better design, but its WAY over priced and it has copy right limitations even on Mp3s. So it really defeats the purpose of a Flash Drive.

If you are into flash drive/mp3 players, this is the ultimate player for you. but if you are looking for mass mp3 storage players, get the apple ipod, if you are looking for a mp3/cd player, get new sony model. anything else, go look elsewhere.

3-0 out of 5 stars bad finish...
The sound is great, with the surround sound, but there are two things that really pisses me off.

1. I bought this, just opened it, held it in my hands, looked into the display... What? Is there dust inside the display? How did they do that? U gotta crack it up to fix that.

2. The unit scratches easily, like all Yepp units.

These are the cons, but if U dont care about how the player looks, U can buy this as a great buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great little mp3 player!
Wow, I chose this model over all the other mp3 players offered on Amazon because of the reviews. It's very WYSIWYG, small, functional, portable, and for the best 256mb player for the buck.
It comes with everything you need, including a battery. The carry case is economical like the player, small and not much room for anything else, I end up winding my ear buds around the closing flap to keep all my things together. It feels like a sturdy player, I love that you twist the end to move between songs and the bright blue scrolling display, everything makes it feel like a quality product.It ofcourse comes with so-so headphones that I don't recommend using, and you really don't have to install anything, you just plug and drop things in. I use it mainly for work, it's plenty loud and the sound quality is great, all the dynamics and you get a very rich and full volume out of a tiny thing. Battery life is better than expected, a new AAA will last you as advertised 15 or so hours, I recommend rechargeables for environment's sake. The few buttons you see do all the work, you do need to flip through the manual to get a feel for the unusal functions of each button, particularly the volume slider which does most of the work. If you have big big fingers it might take some more effort, I have small hands and I still need to use my nail to dig in sometimes...you do have to remember that you are buying a very very small product! It dissapears in my hands and easily into pockets, it's very cute and it's not orange like you see in the detail photos, but just silver. The FM radio wasn't great from where I tried it, so I can't say much about it yet, voice recording is so so but I don't see myself using that function any time soon. Recording/encoding capabilities though is pretty nice.
In all I recommend it to everyone who's looking to not spend too much on a HD player like the 20GB iRiver iHP-120 which is the best rival to an iPod out there just yet. I think the only thing left to be desired is a FF function and it wouldn't hurt to include one or two more buttons in future models.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great = Simple functionality
Myself, I like this player because of its simple design. The player doubles as a USB jump drive. First this means that you can store data other than MP3s on it for transport to other computers. Second, it means that you do not need to use the management software. This makes the player compatable with Windows as well as Mac and Linux (my own choice). You can also share with others without the need for them to have the manufacturer's software on their PC. The line in record and FM record are nice functions also. Of course the ear buds are not great, but then no player near this price will include nice headphones. The only truely bad feature of this player is the included case. It is terrible. Small complaint though! ... Read more


13. Samsung Electronics YP-90S Mini Yepp Digital Audio Player/Recorder (64 MB)
list price: $189.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00006J09N
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 17985
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 64 MB built-in flash memory; supports MP3 and WMA formats
  • Doubles as a digital voice recorder
  • USB connection for high-speed file transfers
  • Up to 15 hours of skip-free playback
  • Includes 2 AAA batteries, music management software, carrying case, user's manual

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars Didn't last long....
I got one of the Mp3 players, and within my first day of using it, it was already screwed up. Also, Samsung is taking forever to reply to my complaint, and I probably don't have a warrenty because I won it at a football game!

2-0 out of 5 stars Good function, but fragile
Overall, I was pretty happy with my Yepp until, three months in, I dropped it from a few feet high (about waist high). Afterwards, no headphones could get sound out of it. Otherwise, until then, I was happy with the function of my Yepp.

2-0 out of 5 stars Battery Hog
I like everything about this player except everytime I pick it up it needs a new battery. I expected that after listening to the radio/music for 2 hours a day I would replace the battery every week. But, instead of 15 hours of play it should say 15 hours to drain the battery, play or not!

At first I thought it was the carrying case pushing buttons so I removed the case and left it sitting in my desk drawer overnight. It didn't make any difference, every other day I am replacing batteries no matter how much I listen to the music.

If they could fix this problem this would be an awesome player.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Awesome!
This MP3 player is outstanding. I am listening to my favorites songs at the moment and can't believe the quality of the sound not to mention how many songs I could fit in. If you're looking for a great product, this is your choice. If you love running or exercising with music, you'll love the Samsung Yeep 90-S!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great player
This is one of the best players I have ever seen. The memory space is astounding. I couldn't believe how many songs I could fit. It's sporty and portable. A must buy. ... Read more


14. Samsung Mini Yepp 32 MB MP3 Player YP-20T
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00005B4BS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 10324
Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Tiny digital audio player--only 1.13 ounces
  • 32 MB built-in memory; plays MP3 audio files
  • Create your own customized music lists
  • 4-mode equalizer with classic, jazz, rock, and normal presets
  • USB connectivity--compatible with both Macintosh and PCs running Windows 98, 2000, and Me

Reviews (36)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good enough
I got this mp3 player solely for its compact size. I wanted something small to take to the gym, and this one hit the spot just right. It has good playback quality, the software is friendly, and has a big enough memory to fit over an hour of music.
There are only two drawbacks:
1- It really goes thru batteries quick, but I have a battery charger so that's not really an issue.
2- The headphones included with the set are not the best quality, so I'm using the ones from my old walkman.
If not for those things, i would give this product a 5 stars rating.

5-0 out of 5 stars Baby yepp egg ROCKS!
Dudes!
This is a GREAT little thing.
The 32MB can be overcome. What i did was use mp3PRO files, which are half the file size. So i have 15 songs loaded into it now, at a good sound quality. (i encoded with Musicmatch)
Also, it doesn't need an off switch, as it turns itself off after 30 sec.
The battery lasts for 4 hours or less, as it is one AAA. This thing is meant to be SMALL. If you want more horsepower, get a bigger horse.
But i love this for my purposes. It is so SMALL, and light.
I am a singer by trade, so i use it just to learn new songs in spare moments. Multi-tasking!
This is a perfect product for very light use, especially if you use mp3PRO. I already carry a PDA, cell phone, i don't want another big gadget. It's not a full use mp3 player, its for folks who want something superSMALL!
i can't wait for the next ones, when they are down to the size of a watch!
Mine paid for itself in one day! I learned 5 new tunes in my spare moments!
Yeppee!
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PS: You MUST get rechargable batteries for these types of things! The recharables will last many months.
The reason it gobbles batteries is that it is ONE AAA. The reason it is one AAA is to make it small!
Its just a cool, tiny, audio player. And the sound is GOOD! I played it one my home speakers, and it sounds pretty darm good! You can't beat the price or the size!

5-0 out of 5 stars w00t!
dude, i got this as a gift, without the headphones though, and i found that the baby yepp program was sooo simple. sure, the 32MB space is a blow, but if you encode in mp3PRO using dBpowerAmp Music Converter ( http://www.dbpoweramp.com ), it makes this tiny thing an awesome mp3 player. you can get a 6MB file down to 2MB with OK quality, i mean, it aint perfect 192Kbps, but it sure sounds good for a 2MB file. trust me, this is a greatt buy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This is a great product. DO NOT buy the Nike or Rio MP3 players. They are horrible. The comments about battery life are valid. Must sure you keep plenty of batteries in your gym bag. You'll need them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best for working out
This is pretty awesome - I use it working out all the time, and the sound quality, particularly with some kickass headphones, is great. It even has some basic settings to mess with the sound type. The only difficult part is the large program - it also has the basic version of the interface program, which is much easier to use. Overall, though, this is some of the best money you can spend. I would recommend taking the battery out after every time you use it so you don't plow through AAAs -if you do that, you can get about 3 or 4 hours out of a battery. ... Read more


15. Samsung YP-30S 64 MB Digital Audio Player and Voice Recorder
list price: $169.99
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Asin: B000063TN2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 2919
Average Customer Review: 3.56 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 64 MB flash memory for skip-free playback of MP3 files
  • USB connection for fast downloads
  • Compatible with Windows 98, Me, and 2000 or OS 8.6 or higher
  • External battery pack adds 2 AA batteries for an additional 16 hours of playback
  • Built-in microphone for voice recording

Reviews (36)

5-0 out of 5 stars Small Simple and Powerful
I bought this item used, and it didn't include the software... so the first thing I did was download the software free from the samsung website, which is way better than what comes in the box (my roommate has the same model). The headphones that came with it aren't good, but I have some cool back-band headphones from philips. A really cool thing is that this player can play variable bit rate MP3s, so I've got 28 full songs on my 64MB model, and it sounds the same as 96K mp3s. Battery life is good on alkalines, alright on the NiMHs that I use with my PDA. Oh yeah, it is very customizable, Samsung has a program you can download to make your own (even animated) logo to replace the YEPP logo that shows when you turn it on. Also it has a feature that is a necessity for me, Shuffle play, I can't stand hearing music in order, and it also can show the time remaining on songs, which is pretty cool. So the player is about as customizable (if not more so) than a full-size music player. Incredibly light (1-2 Oz.) and a little larger than a Zippo lighter. Which is pretty amazing!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Future is Here
I've been looking for a music player that doesn't skip when I jog/run. I used the Sharp 301 MD player which is great for jogging, but when I run, it skips (forget CD - it's worse than MD).

So I went down to [a local retailer] to see what they had in the new solid state MP3 players, and I picked up the YP-30SH (128MB) version ... This is a great little product. About the size and shape of a cigarette lighter, it comes in a tubular package with a very nice arm band clip and other peripherals. It's really unbelievable how small this is. It's really tiny. If you have big fingers, you may find the buttons difficult to operate ([the store] has a 14-day return policy if you buy at the retail store).

When I get ready to run, I download songs from my PC (ripped with MusicMatch JukeBox) by dragging and dropping into the Yepp Explorer software and then transfer the songs. The Yepp goes into a clear holder (like for a beeper) which clips to the arm band, which I then slide up to past my bicep.

I like the display: track, time, etc. - nice readable LCD. It takes a AAA - I use the rechargeables, they last a few hours, so I do the recharge once a week with my Handspring Visor batteries.

The EQ settings are good too: the Rock setting gives a nice gentle bass and treble boost, but beware the Rock-DBB setting -- with a good headphone, the bass will be excessive! This will compensate for cheap-headphone bass.

I find I can easily get two albums worth of tracks on the 128MB player -- about 2 hours of playing time. I sample MP3s at 160 vs. the usual 128kbs for better sound (your mileage may vary)

Best of all: no skipping!

I'm giving this 5 stars despite two small caveats: (i) I don't like earbud-style headphones, which this ships with. I ordered the KOSS KTX-Pro ... -- truly a steal for a very good headphone. (specs: 15-25KHz, <0.2%THD, 103db/W). This combination is plenty loud enough, even for an old-school headbanger like me (Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Voivod, etc.). The volume goes to 30, and I have it at around 25-27 for running and 22-24 lifting weights. (ii) I didn't like the yepp Audio Manager so I downloaded yepp Explorer from samsung's website.

In short: if you want tunes while exercising, and want something small and light that will never skip, this is for you.

3-0 out of 5 stars Samsung Yepp YP-30S
I thought that this is a great MP3 player. I went to a media store, knowing that it was small, but when I first saw it, it amazed me. It was really tiny. Once I got home, I downloaded the software onto my computer, and started downloading songs on it. It has worked great ever since. The batteries last long, up to 15 hours. The software was easy to use. The only problems I had with it were that it didn't have very much memory, I couldn't pause, and some of the songs would't go onto it. I wish it either had more memory, or it had an expansion slot. When I stopped it, it turned off unlike a CD player. The worst problem was trying to download some of the songs. When I tried from My Computer, the songs wouldn't play. I found that I could use Windows Media Player. The songs played and most of the songs took up less memory than they should have. I would recomend this MP3 player to anyone who wants something small and easy.

5-0 out of 5 stars No Technical glitches and no poblem with the file manager !
This little thing is truly amazing ! As I read through all the reviews of users having problems, I can not help but wonder, if they might lack a bit of technical expertise. First of all, I have used this player on both, a Mac and a PC and if you handle the unit as you should any USB device, there are no hang-ups or any other technical issues. Never just disconnect a USB device from your PC or Mac or you are just asking for trouble (and that has nothing to do with the Yepp). Samsung has released a software addition for iTunes and if you are using a Mac, this unit fully integrates into this application and makes managing your mp3s on the Yepp a breeze ! The sound quality is outstanding and the unit is so small and light, it is no problem taking it with you anywhere you want to go. The perfect little companion if you are a runner or if you just want to take some of your music with you.

5-0 out of 5 stars compact and easy to use
just got one and i love it. it's small, compact and easy to use. sound is good and battery life is long. no complaints. samsung has come a long way ... Read more


16. Samsung YP-35H 128 MB Digital Audio Player
list price: $149.99
our price: $115.99
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Asin: B00008PC4V
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 6615
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 128 MB built-in flash memory
  • Supports playback of MP3 and WMA files
  • Features upgradeable firmware to support future file formats
  • Includes voice operated recording
  • Backlit LCD display

Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars Light weight and easy to use
First of all, allow me to use the soapbox - It gets to me that some people expect a product to function like all other products on the market put together! One buy a product for the functionality ones needs it for. Reading the marketing material is fine but then every company's product is the best in the world; download the user manual from the product web site, read the product's specifications and instructions, then purchase it if it matches your requirements!

Second - To the reviewer Electronics Fan from Boston MA. This is a Samsung not a Rio digital audio player. I could just see you going to back to a car dealer complaining that you cannot start your Ford with your spouse's GM key. So some advice, use the software that comes with the unit.

Finally, the Samsung YP-35H - I purchased this unit for my wife, who jogs and travels on a regular basis, because of its size, weight and ease of use. The unit holds 2 to 4 CDs depending on the bit-rate used. I copied my wife's CDs onto the PC in 64 and 96 Kbps format to allow her to download the maximum possible onto the YP-35H if quantity is more important than quality. The sound in either format is as good as any portable CD player I have owned. The controls are easy to use and intuitive; nothing fancy but it has the functionality required. As for the file downloading software goes, you use Windows Explorer to copy the music files from the PC to the YP-35H, again simple yet effective. Unless you copy your music file in a way, as explained below, the only way you can find a specific piece of music is to use the Playmode Intro feature or skip from one song to the next. So the unit's main purpose is download music and enjoy listening to it. To copy file in proper sequence (such as chapters of a book) don't copy the files from the PC to the YP-35H but copy the directory the files are in; the only drawback is that if you are copying music and want to listen in shuffle mode you will only hear one directory/album at a time. A way around this is to copy the music into a directory that can be called "Favourites". As is with virtually all portable units, the headphones/earphones are usually the weakest part of the unit. The earphones that came with this unit are relatively comfortable but if you're running they tend to fall out. So be prepared to buy a pair that fit you well and are appropriate for your use. Battery lifespan is very good. One wish would be to have a way to activate the backlight without activating anything else at the same time. So 4 stars for what it will be used for.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst software ever
I would never buy a Samsung product. The RIO software is a horrible joke except nobody is laughing.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not for books on tape
I listen to a lot of books on tape and with the rise of books on CD I thought I'd enter the modern era by getting an MP3 player. I picked the YP-35H. Big mistake. It turns out that when you drag and drop files on to the device, there is no guarantee that the track/files will go on in the order you expect. For music, it probably isn't that big a deal. For books, it's unacceptable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good MP3 Player
This is the first MP3 player I've owned, and I must say that I really like it. I just wish I'd gotten rid of my bulky CD player sooner. Not having used an MP3 player before, I don't have much to compare this to, but I've found the features more than adequate for me, and I think the sound quality (at least for MP3s at 128 kbps) is just fine. I'm no audiophile, so I'm probably less concerned with the quality than I might otherwise be anyway. My main goal was to replace my CD player so that I could listen to music while jogging, and this product does that nicely. Although my "cons" list is longer than my "pros" list, I still give this a four out of five.

Pros:

-Good range of EQ options
-Very small (about the size of a pager)
-Backlit display
-Easy to move files from the computer to the player
-Doubles as a voice recorder (although I haven't tried this feature yet)
-Runs on one AAA battery

Cons:

-Packaged headphones (bud type--they consistently fell out of my ears while jogging)
-Buttons are very small and sometimes difficult to manipulate
-Although it hasn't happened yet, I'm convinced that by snapping the player in and out of the belt clip over and over again, I'm going to break the belt clip (it's necessary to remove the player from the belt clip to both change the batteries and upload files)
-The battery lid also looks like it would break if opened too many times (hasn't actually happened yet)
-The included software for converting CD tracks to MP3 files requires the user to manually input all song/album/artist information. It doesn't appear to be able to retrieve this info from either the CD or the web.
-Fixed memory (not expandable)
-No FM tuner
-Songs are played in alphabetical order, first by artist, then by song title, so custom play orders are not possible, at least not that I've been able to determine (it does have a "random play" function, though) ... Read more


17. Samsung YP-N30S 64 MB Digital Audio Player
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00008PC2S
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 10729
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 64 MB built-in flash memory
  • Supports playback of MP3 and WMA files
  • Features upgradeable firmware to support future file formats
  • Includes FM tuner and voice recording
  • Backlit LCD display

Reviews (10)

3-0 out of 5 stars not the best
alright well i bought this guy last year, when it was $180! ya im an idiot-- well this was hte time where we didnt know much about mp3 players because apple just introduced the first one and only 10gb ipod. So i looked at this samsung yepp because it wasnt as expensive as the ipod. I really liked it and it was cute and i loved how it looked. It has a great back lit screen and it is easy to use. It was not worth the money! it is now, since its $70! Ugh i guess i should have waited. Anyways it was not worth $180 because it holds 5 cds. The battery power isnt very good. Another thing is the program it uses. The samsung yepp mp3 program is extremely confusing and i am a computer wiz and i still dont understand it. Anyways its a great little toy. Its mainly for exersizing, when you go out and jog and stuff like that. If i had waited, i probably wouldnt get it today, since the other mp3 players that were $400, decreased to the price i bought this one. Ya its great, but you should wait and look out for others that hold more and that are better quality.

5-0 out of 5 stars Samsung "yepp" 64MB Digital Audio Player
This is the best MP3 player if you like small. Great sound and it does not skip one bit. Downloading the music onto this player is so easy. It comes with all of the accessories. It is worth more than I payed....I recommend buying it!

1-0 out of 5 stars A really bad gift...
I got this player as a gift in February. It didn't work when I got it. It took 2 months for Samsung to return my messages and finally they let me send it back. I got it back in worse shape then I got it in the first place! When I first got it, my computer at least recognized there was a detachable device. Now my computer can't detect it at all. Thier customer service is unresponsive so I finally was able to send it back for a refund. Not worth the money at all.

4-0 out of 5 stars YP-N3OS
The player is great and works perfectly. But the only problem is the software that comes with the player. It was just extremely confusing and i ended up not using it at all. I use the 'copy to cd or device' option on windows media player with the USB port being where the music is being sent and it works so much better. So basically trash the little red disk and do it the easy way. Otherwise the player is great and has crystal clear recordings. Apparently the memory is upgradeable but the manual only states that it's possible, not how to upgrade the unit.

4-0 out of 5 stars The solution for the Cute but not Cuddly
The reason it could not work on Windows 98 because you have the first edition and you will might need to upgrade to Windows 98 SE or SP1. You might be one of those people who don't update or upgrade their computer. To do that, go to Windows Update in the Start Menu, but to do this, you gotta go online. After you connect online, go to Windows Update, then after It checks for updates, on the left, go to one of the selections and find Windows 98 SE. Then deselect the others except for Windows 98 SE and go to review and update. I can't wait till my birthday or christmas to get this MP3 Player. ... Read more


18. Samsung MCD-HF920
list price: $149.99
our price: $129.99
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Asin: B000099O00
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 14292
Average Customer Review: 2.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Samsung MCD-HF920 portable CD/MPE player plays audio CDs, MP3, Windows Media Audio (WMA) format, and has a built-in FM receiver. Up to 160 seconds of skip protection makes this CD player virtually skip-free in most conditions and a great choice for joggers and runners. The CD player's navigation technology helps you quickly access specific songs or playlists. Using the four line display, you can use the file-management system, letting you view song data and create playlists at the touch of a button. The player allows for a 30 track personalized program. Other playback features include five preset equalization settings, resume play, and a hold switch to prevent unintended interruptions in playback. The unit comes with a recharging unit, as well as an external battery pack. Recharge time takes ten hours and the batteries will run for up to eleven and a half hours (MP3).

What's in the Box
CD player, headphones, remote control, rechargeable batteries, AC adaptor, external battery pack, user manual and a 1 year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • MP3/WMA/Audio CD playback
  • FM radio reception
  • 5 mode preset equalizer
  • 4-line text display
  • LCD remote control

Reviews (4)

2-0 out of 5 stars Laggy
The cd player has a beautiful design but it lacks many things, which I expected from a Samsung product. First of all, it skips a lot. I had it lying on a desk without moving it and it still manages to skip every once in a while. Second, there is a great lag in between songs and the song stops in the middle and seems to never resume. And when the songs are changing, it makes a loud whirring noise which gets annoying. The anti-skip system is a scam. It says 960 seconds, but it's more like 9.6 seconds. I wouldn't recommend this product to others. For cell phones, get a Samsung. For a CD walkman, get a Sony or something else.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this if you like music
I got this Saturday afternoon and by Monday morning, I was convinced that I should return it. Thinking about taking advantage of that 920 shock protection? Think again! This shock protection (or lack of it) is a joke. I can't even walk with this or keep it in a non-90 degree horizontal position for more than 30 seconds without it skipping. And even when it is horizontal, it skips every few songs, stops playing a song halfway through, and also takes about 10-20 seconds to switch from track to track. And these headphones are terrible. For some strange reason, one ear cord is longer than the other.

Pros:
- Slim and fits in your pockets
- Remote control is great and easy to use
- Good battery life
- Plays WMA files as well
- Good sound features

Cons:
- It's impossible to play this without skipping
- Stops playing songs halfway through and goes to another
- Headphones are an insult to music and engineering
- The chords are ridiculously messy and unorthodox
- The radio tuner that's supposed to be digital is full of static
- Does not stay true to many of the specs advertised
- Time between songs is excessively long

3-0 out of 5 stars Slim, Beautiful player, but skips too much
I bought this from Circuit City yesterday for 90 dollars. since it was the smallest, and cheapest CD/mp3 player with FM tuner, i decided to buy it and see how it works.

It sounds great! it's remote controller has backlit light so it's easy to use at night. its surface is made out of thin, very strong aluminum(or metal, don't know exactly), not like other cheap cdplayers that are made out of cheap plastics.

However, the anti-shock is a total joke. it says 960 seconds shock resistant. No, it's more like 9.6 seconds shock resistant. i wasn't even running. I was walking with this in my pocket, and it was skipping like crazy!

So here is my summary.

Pro:
1. Solid construction.
2. Perfect sound quality.
3. Everything is built-in.
4. Nice remote controller.

Cons:
1. It skipps too much.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice player, but NOT for Runners, nor fast walkers.
Although this is a really nice CD/mp3 player, it skipped like crazy when I tried running with it. According to the box and matching sticker on the player, the unit provides anti-skip of 480 secs for mp3 and 960 secs for WMA, which I guess means that it is still going to skip. I did not try running using a WMA CD because I bought unit to play mp3s. Since the unit did not meet my needs, I returned it.

I am giving this player three stars for the following reasons:

PROS:
- easy to use;
- sounds great;
- nice headphones;
- small and light;
- rechargable batteries provided 10+ hours of mp3 playing;

CONS:
- skipped after a few minutes of jogging;
- no car kit; ... Read more


19. Samsung Yepp Hip-Hop 64MB Digital Audio Player (Blue)
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B00004Y7Y2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 19485
Average Customer Review: 3.34 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The Samsung Yepp Hip Hop is easily one of the coolest-looking digital audio players around, and we found ourselves offering it up like an excited kid at show and tell. The player's small size and its groovy translucent blue color never failed to impress coworkers and friends, while its excellent sound also produced raves.

The most outstanding feature of the Yepp Hip Hop is its size--only 3.2 by 2.4 by 0.97 inches and 1.7 ounces. It's the size a deck of cards (and just a bit lighter), and it fits neatly into a plastic pouch for wearing around the neck. We were a little dubious about how comfortable the neck cord would be, but a trip to the laundromat with the Hip Hop went off without a hitch. The player was barely noticeable, and so light it didn't get in the way of fluffing and folding. Yet the controls were easily reached and the great sound made the hours of drudgery fly by. Better yet, it never skipped a beat even when it was inadvertently slammed against a dryer a few times.

Samsung has packed 64 MB of onboard memory into the Hip Hop, enough for 60 minutes of music without fiddling with cards or paying for more memory. But if you want more playback, the player's SmartMedia slot has room for flash memory cards for another 64 MB, enough for another hour of music and an impressive capacity for an MP3 player at this price. Sound quality was very good even with the included cheapo earphones--the dynamic range was crisp and had clean tones at both high and low ends.

To download music to the Hip Hop, use the included USB cable to access the player's flash memory, format it, and transfer songs. You will need a USB port on your PC and Windows 98 or 2000 (Windows 95 and NT are not USB-compatible); it is also compatible with Mac OS 7.0 and above. Follow the directions in the manual for adding a USB driver to your system.

The Yepp Hip Hop comes with RealJukebox software for ripping CDs, which took quite a bit of tinkering to get it to work right. (Make sure to check security and encoding settings.) The Hip Hop's manual didn't help much and unless you log on to the Internet, you won't have access to RealJukebox help. But once the software was all set up, it took us only about 30 seconds to encode a track into MP3 format, and then another minute or two to move it to the Hip Hop. Figure on 45 minutes to fill up the full 64 MB memory.

Controls on the Hip Hop are basic. The buttons are the size of BBs, which were sometimes difficult to operate. The included remote control with backlit LCD adds a few more features, like reverse, hold, and four equalizer settings, but search functions are primitive.

Ultimately, its software and hardware limitations might not make it the best MP3 player deal on the market. But with its cool design, sound quality, and portability, the Yepp Hip Hop more than holds its own as an entry-level MP3 player. --L.E. Klein

Pros:

  • Tiny and light--can be worn around the neck
  • Good sound quality
  • Comes with remote and earphones

Cons:

  • Basic search functions
  • Software is a pain
... Read more

Features

  • 64 MB built-in memory with SmartMedia memory expansion slot
  • Backlit LCD screen
  • Compact and light--only 1.7 ounces
  • USB connectivity for fast downloading from PC
  • 4-mode equalizer with classic, jazz, rock, and normal presets;

    Reviews (32)

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Superlatively Adequate Player
    I've had my Yepp for a few months now, and I've found it to be wonderful, overall. It has good sound quality, it's small and light to the point you can have it in your pocket while jogging and not be annoyed by it, and it's got a sleek design. There are a few points where the Yepp could use some improvement, however. First, it's too dependant on the remote control: the shuffle and repeate functions, the battery life indicator, and the song indicator are all on the remote, the only display on the player itself is a green or red LED. That's not a problem if you plan to use the remote a lot, but for me it's just one more thing to carry. Second, it takes a lot of power to record files onto the player. If you plan on adding and removing songs often, plan to buy a lot of batteries. Additionally, be aware that you can't insert new songs between old songs in the memory card. Finally, the player doesn't have upgradeable firmware. There's a new file format that ought to be out this fall sometime that'll have files half the size of current MP3s, and this player won't be able to play them. Sure, you can get a converter if you want, but it'd be better to get an upgradeable player that'll be able to hold twice the music in a few months. Still, overall, it's a great player and I'm glad I bought mine. You could do far worse than the Yepp.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I'd wait or pass.
    Portability is the key feature of this nice little (about the size of a beeper) MP3 player with decent sound, reasonable sounding earbuds & adequate volume. Its controls are simple. The USB transfer is excellent with very good software to make the task painless. However, the price is still pretty steep, and to that you have to add the going price of another 64 meg card (about $100) to max this player out (128 megs will play about 2 hours of MP3s). That gets pretty close to the Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox price range, and this my friend is no Jukebox. I would either wait for the Yepp price to drop, or invest in the 'big unit' and carry 700 songs wherever you go.

    3-0 out of 5 stars BATTERY DOOR/COVER... BAD CONCEPT!
    THIS MP3 PLAYER IS NOT REALLY THAT BAD. ALTHOUGH THE DOWNLOADS ARE PRETTY SLOW AND GRUELING.

    MY BEEF? HERE IT IS... I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE GOOFBALL WHO DESIGNED THE BATTER DOOR THAT KEEPS THE BATTERY IN PLACE. TOTALLY BAD CONCEPT AND DESIGN. FUNNY THING IS, THEY GIVE YOU AN EXTRA BATTER DOOR BUT THIS IS NOT WHERE THE PROBLEM OCCURS.
    THE SMALL "TOOTH" THAT THE BATTER DOOR CLOSED ONTO, BROKE OFF AND A NEW DOOR MEANS NOTHING WITHOUT THAT SMALL "TOOTH" TO CLING TO. I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO... I FEEL LIKE I HAVE WASTED A LOT OF MONEY HERE!...

    2-0 out of 5 stars Poor design and service overshadows decent features
    This is a small, lightweight unit that has all the requisite features expected in an mp3 player. It does not, however have some of the niceties found in other players such as song title display, voice recording, rechargeable batteries, or song playlists. It also plays ONLY mp3 files, not any other formats.

    The player comes with:
    -Unit
    -Wired remote
    -Earbud headphones
    -CD with Real Jukebox software for ripping/uploading songs
    -Extra battery door
    -Belt clip
    -USB to mini USB cable

    Here are the key points to know about this player:
    -Functions: The unit itself has volume up/down buttons, stop (power off), play/pause (power on), ff/scan, rew/scan, and a handy hold switch to lock the player in either play/off to prevent accidental bumping of buttons. The headphone port also works as the remote control port (when using remote, headphones attach to remote itself), but can be used with just headphones. There are also 3 EQ settings, but these can only be accessed via the remote. There is no LCD display on the unit itself, only a green/red LED that indicates status.
    -Sound quality: While I haven't listened to scores of players, the sound rates as good or better than the other players such as Rio's, Nomad's, and Sony's I've tried. Works with low (32kbps) and high (128 ) bitrate mp3's.
    -Remote: The remote is a small cylinder (about size of roll of 35mm film) with a small LCD display that indicates song number (not name), time, volume, EQ, and battery status. The display is also backlit for a few seconds upon each button press. It has the same controls as the main unit, including another hold button(each are independent) and the EQ button. This is a handy feature for those who want the unit stashed away in a pocket and just the remote handy. It has a nice spring clip to attach it somewhere on your clothing or bag strap. The headphones attach to the remote itself, which explains why the included headphones have such a short cord (does not reach from my hip to my ears without remote!)
    -Uploading software: Included is the RealJukebox software to burn mp3's (up to 128kbps), manage files, and upload mp3's to the player via USB cable. Personally, I like the Jukebox software, but it can be a pain unless you are meticulous about making sure the file info is accurate (genre, artist, title, etc). Another option is to go to the Samsung website and download the YEPP explorer which just lets you drag and drop. Also, the Yepp explorer is the only way to rearrange song order on your player. Jukebox will not let you do this. I use the Yepp explorer now. The upload times seem hideously long for a USB player. Not sure if this is inherent in the SmartCard flash memory architecture, but when compared to a compact flash card I use for my digital camera, it's like molasses. To upload 64MB of songs, takes about 8 minutes. Not much faster than a serial connection I used for an older Nomad player. If you like changing songs frequently, keep this in mind.
    -Battery life: Decent, about 8-10 hours without the remote. About 6-8 with the remote, as it has a display and backlight.
    -Poor design throughout: My main beef with this player is that there are some real shoddy design elements such as the battery latch and the belt clip. First off, the battery door design is so poor, they acknowledge it by including an extra battery door! Well, what happens if, as in my case, it's the latch on the unit itself that breaks? Here is the direct quote from Samsung customer support:
    "Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Broken component are considered out of warranty conditions. I'm sorry our player did not perform to your expectations." That's it? I knew the latch was doomed, because it's so small and narrow and would fatigue over repeated battery replacements. So now I am sadly relegated to utilizing masking tape to keep the batteries in place because it's one of those designs where the battery door acts as the contact and counters the battery springs on the other end as opposed to a more sensible design that houses all contacts within the unit itself, with the door only acting as an access cover. This of course means every time I need to change batteries (since this has no rechargeable ones), I must break out the masking tape. ...! Then there's the belt clip, glorified strips of plastic that criss cross all over the unit, covering half the buttons. The last time I saw a clip like this, it was on my cousin's original Sony walkman from 1980! Functionally, it works, and you can still press the buttons through the plastic. I have run with it and worked out with it frequently, though the cheesy plastic holster makes me cringe in public. These poorly designed elements reflect the gap between Samsung's vision of quality with that of other brands like Sony. This unit was denied a proper QA review before heading to production, and just before shipping, someone said "hey how about a belt clip? oh and throw in an extra battery door".

    In conclusion, while this player does everything it needs to, it does absolutely nothing more. Also beware of some shoddy design and a battery cover that will require masking tape within a year. If you can live with that, and you can find this unit cheap enough to justify these hassles, go for it. Otherwise, look elsewhere because Samsung's customer service will only tell you sorry it didn't live up to your expectations.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Exceeded Expectation
    I bought the Yepp for my wife last Christmas, who has used it daily without issue. Due to it's light weight and small size, she comfortably wears it at the gym and while running on the track. Loading music has been simple and trouble free, and the sound is excellent. Battery life has been longer than anticipated - averaging about 20 hours of playtime between changes. ... Read more


20. Samsung Pendant Yepp 128 MB MP3 Player
list price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000069K9D
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 10802
Average Customer Review: 3.53 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 64 MB of built-in flash memory; no moving parts means no chance of skipping
  • Doubles as a digital voice recorder
  • Line out for home or car stereo connections
  • External battery pack adds 16 hours of playback
  • Includes headphones, USB cable, music management CD-ROM, neck and arm straps, belt clip, and AAA battery

Reviews (17)

3-0 out of 5 stars Let the buyer beware
I bought this model 'cause I wanted a pendant.
(Mine is a YP-N30H, which looks identical to several other models).
However, there is limited functionality with the software on this product - it needs improving.
For example you cannot arrange the order of the songs.
You can't copy anything across from the player onto a PC because of the security key.
So forget about uploading a fav. song for a friend.
A shame since mp3 is designed to be portable. There are other annoying (small) bugs.
For some reason the playlist on the player doesn't always start at the first song
(it always starts at the last track that was playing, which I like).
After loading new songs, turning it off and unplugging from the PC, it starts automatically,
you have to wait the several seconds for the operating system to load, then turn it off again.
Sound quality : Good Enough
Looks: Good
Earphones: Good enough
Functionality: It works but it doesn't thrill
Software: Fair

Postscipt: To their credit, Samsung (Hong Kong - I bought this player duty free in HK) have responded with the following:
Hi Richard,
After discuss to our MP3 Engineers, here are solution and for your reference.
1. Sorting Problem.
sol: Numerical sorting function in our MP3 player.
When you create a file name, pls add a index for this
file. (example: "My Song" modify it into "01.My Song" )
After adding it, the MP3 player will sorting this index automatically.
2. Song can't upload.
sol: Samsung works with the music industries to prevent
uploading of music to any form of storage devices in order to
protect copyrighted material. In assuming all customers have
the original music tracks, our company aims is to encourage
our customers to respect copyrighted music.
3. Normal playback function
sol: The feature of MP3 player is not similar to another
portable device (such as Discman, MD Player). MP3 player need
a start index signal to operate real time decoding data when you playback MP3 song. So there are not many MP3 players have
Normal Mode playback even other brand (for example: Sony,
JNC, etc).
4. Machine restart
sol: Maybe you think this function is quite annoying. But
anyhow this software implement can improve the stability of
data storing. This action will refresh the flash memory once
again to improve consistency of MP3 data to prevent mistake occur.
Pls feel free to contact our service hotline if you need further assistance

4-0 out of 5 stars Yepp 30SH
This is a great MP3 player. The unit itself is small and easy to operate. I like the display screen that gives you all the information you need to find and play a song. The sound quality is great if you buy an aftermarket headset sense the ones that come with it are weak. The software is simple to install and once you get familiar with it you can load and delete files very easily. The player comes with a clear plastic belt clip, a necklace attachment, and a armband though the armband should be called a writband sense a average size man will not be able to wear it because it is so tight. Overall a very good product for a good price.

2-0 out of 5 stars Korean can't make mp3
I bought it and 3 hrs later I decided to return it. Why?
- It was easy to install the software into my computer, however cannot find the program that can transfer the file from computer to mp3, the program that was install in there was how to format.
- No FM radio (well I know this when I first look at it)
- The piece is small, but seem so fragile, felt like you can crash it by just holding it tight.
- The design was good thou, small and convinent
- Made my computer crashed, after installing the software
- Not user friendly

1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT
Bought the Yepp player today. Got it home, had trouble installing the drivers and once they were installed, the device slowed my computer's performance GREATLY. Then had to call technical support to get help transferring files over. Had to "Copy" then "Paste" every single mp3 file to the player. I removed the player from the USB port and went to turn it on and it would not! A fresh battery did not solve this problem. Called tech support again and they told me to return the item to where I bought it--said it was "defective" and did not act surprised about it. DO NOT BUY THE SAMSUNG YEPP MP3 PLAYER!!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars What a piece of crap!
Had it one day and made three calls to tech support- wouldn't take files- wouldn't do anything! Kept playing REM while not even in loop! ... Read more


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