Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: MP3 Player, 16GB MP3/MP4 Player with Bluetooth 4.2, Portable HiFi Lossless Sound 2.4" Large Screen Music Player with FM Radio Voice Recorder Video Player, Support up to 128GB
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I have several issues with this mp3 player: 1. On all the albums I transferred to this player, it put the tenth song in between the first and second song (see picture). Weird! 2. I bought this specific player because it has a bigger screen than other mp3 players in its price range. However, as you can see from the pictures, the album titles / song titles, etc. don't show on the right half of the screen. What's the point of a larger screen if it's not even being used? 3. The player didn't display most of the album art for the albums I transferred to the player. Instead I a picture of a turntable appears in lieu of album art (see picture). 4. You can store music files on both the internal memory and on a memory card, but if you want to shuffle, it will only pick the songs on the internal memory.
Needless to say, I returned this product and ended up getting a Fiio M7, which costs more but actually works well (what a concept!).
I was looking for a replacement for my Sansa e250. It's not that it doesn't work anymore either. It's just that SanDisk released the e250 14 years ago - long before Bluetooth had made its way into the mainstream.
Anyway, my replacement MP3 player needed to have Bluetooth. When I searched for the top rated players in a reasonable price range, I kept seeing the Berennis units make it into the lists. Often times, they were in the top 3 or 5 players units, and frequently rated above more expensive players. That made me take notice. When I finally priced one of the A30 units, I could not believe they were in the $30 range. Perfect for what I was looking for.
I took the leap and ordered a Berennis A30. Shortly after placing my order, Amazon's clever spying algorithm popped up a suggestion link for the A08 unit. I quickly looked over the specs. cancelled the A30 order and placed an order for the D08.
Since receiving the player, I have had no trouble pairing it with a set of Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo True Wireless Earbuds, some Soundcore Spirit X Sports Earphones, and an OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Portable Bluetooth Speaker. However, for some reason I have to go through the menus and turn Bluetooth on every time I power on the D08. I am hoping it's something I set up wrong, because it's a bit annoying to have to do that every time. You would think that on a Bluetooth MP3 player, the Bluetooth would be ready and available each time you power on the player. In my case, it's not. So far, that seems to be the biggest issue I have with this player.
For those folks who chose to not be slaves to Bill Gates, I did have a little issue getting music onto the player from my Ubuntu Linux laptop. lsblk showed the connected MP3 player as /dev/sdb, but it didn't mount it automatically. I tried creating my own mount and that worked fine, but I didn't want to have to do that every time. I thought about just relying on removable media to transfer files, but in the end, I took a chance and went through the D08 menu system and had it reformat the internal memory on the MP3 player. Before doing the reformat, I did dd the mounted media to a backup file, just in case something went wrong. For whatever reason, the reformat seemed to fix the issue. The next time I plugged it in, it mounted the media correctly. So far I have been impressed with this little player. Sound quality is very good, Bluetooth range is incredible, and navigating the controls is easily learned and becomes intuitive pretty quickly. All-in-all, for the money, I don't think there's a better MP3 player out there.
Being an avid Podcast listener AND an active near daily gardener/yard work person MP3 Players are a necessity to my life style and I go through them way too often. The longest use was 1 year. Shall see how long this one lasts. I received this player in 2 days. FANTASTIC! It is a lovely piece of craftsmanship AND it came all powered up. Another FANTASTIC. I am still familiarizing myself with operating it but so far so good. It sounds great without the headphones although I generally use earbuds. The earbuds provided are not to my liking and it took a little bit to go through the piles of earbuds from all the players I have gone through eventually I found a pair and this sound is FANTASTIC! I really appreciate the "lock" function as this are difficult to find on MP3 Players. So this is FANTASTIC! The viewer is large and easy on my aging eyes. The price and previous reviews are why I hit the buy button. It appears the operative word for this BERENNIS MP3 Player is FANTASTIC! THANK YOU BERENNIS!
I was really excited to receive my new, upgraded mp3 player but I was left feeling rather disappointed. I own the first version and so I am comparing the 2. I appreciate that the screen is larger but wish the configuration was up and down, as the first player, because it holds better in your hand to use the buttons. This one is much more difficult to use overall. I have been unable to create a playlist....something I use faithfully with my first player. It is much more difficult to navigate in general. The music did not seem to transfer as well either. The customer service however is great! And, just like the frist player, I absolutely love the speaker. Overall a fine player for the price, I just prefer the original version.
Downgraded from 3 to 2. NEGATIVES: OLD VERSION OF BLUETOOTH DOES NOT PAIR WITH MORE THAN ONE DEVICE AT A TIME. TWIN WIRELESS EAR BUDS ARE OUT. Display is difficult to impossible to see in sunny environment. Display text is so small as to be virtually useless without high magnification eyeglasses and text does not display the name of the recording being played. These problems really reduce the desirability of this product. Doesn't need a fancy icon of a turntable which takes up about 2/3 of the visible space on the screen while playing mp3 recordings. Very bad. In spite of messing with every permutation and combinations of control arrows, there is no apparent way to delete files once listened to and company does not provide an online manual. Only way is to plug it into a computer. Very, very annoying. POSITIVES: Very good sound quality. Decent battery life. Very durable. Decent price. I had a prior version of this. Unfortunately it got thrown into the washer and that was it. I had it for several years, no problems. It was much better than the current iteration because the last one didn't try to get fancy with the graphics. A few little things could bring this up to snuff, and it wouldn't have taken the designer much effort to correct these things. I would like to give it a higher rating, but because it is in so many ways an annoying little thing, I feel compelled to express my annoyance with a low rating. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
I got this looking for an upgrade from a rather old Ematic MP3. This works great, some of the features that I was happy about were: - Easy Bluetooth (my old MP3 did not have this) - Great sound quality (best with analog headphones, bluetooth has a little noise) - Simple and swift. Power on/off is fast - Great battery - Lots of storage space, plus a micro SD slot - It has a SPEAKER (a decent one, too. Poor bass but surprisingly good for its size) for when you don't feel like using headphones. - You can create playlists
There were some things I didn't love, though: - It's a little heavy, and might scratch easy if dropped. But it probably wouldn't break, according to other reviews. - The control buttons can light up, which is neat, but they also are touch buttons, meaning I can't skip a song while the device is in my pocket...this isn't great because I stick my music player in my pocket while I mow the lawn. But you can use headphones (analog or bluetooth) with navigation controls, so I'm okay with this. - In order to pause, you have to wake up the device, open the music app, and THEN press pause. This is somewhat inconvenient and awkward when someone walks up to talk to you, but you can also just pull out the headphones. (Doing so switches the audio to the embedded speakers, but you can disable this in settings if you don't want to start playing your music for all to hear when you remove the headphones.)
Overall it suits my needs and satisfies my wants very well. I'm just a tad worried about dropping it, but other than that, double thumbs up so far.
Note - After buying another Berennis MP3 Player in the past, I was approached and given this new Mp3 player in exchange for a review; good, bad or otherwise. Other than the item, I haven't and will not receive any compensation for this review, and it has no impact on how I rate this. That being said it's a surprisingly great little Mp3 player as long as you keep in mind that it's main function is to play audio files.
The best comparison I can make is to an original iPod, but at a fraction of the price and with a bunch of extra capabilities (recording, bluetooth, video files, memory expansion and even analog radio!). If you use your phone for everything, and thus struggle to have enough battery life or storage space, or need to limit streaming off your mobile data, then pulling your music and podcasts onto an Mp3 player is a great option. I've also run into a number of instances camping, hiking, backpacking or travelling where I didn't have service to stream music, and was glad to have this as a backup, especially with such a long battery life.
Compared to the other Berrenis Mp3 Player that I bought (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D6KWPCY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) ; The screen is larger, clearer and sharper (definite improvement in quality), though in a side by side test the internal speakers aren't quite as loud (note- I didn't even realize either it had speakers until I unplugged the headphones, so pleasant surprise. They aren't that loud if you are outside or in a noisy area, but plenty around the house or quieter situations/background. If you need it louder, use portable speakers).
The main difference and toughest part to get used to is the right side control panel, as opposed to the bottom. If you are left handed, this will be a struggle, it is meant to be held and controlled with your right hand. I keep grabbing it with the controls down (like traditional iPods and phones, etc) and have to rotate it widthwise to use. This is limiting if you want to use your left hand, but it hasn't been a big deal.
Overall, saving my phone battery, memory and data, being able to bluetooth to external speakers or my car when driving and only charging every week or two (depending on use), this is great value and practical.
If you're looking at this product then you're obviously in the market for a standalone MP3 player as opposed to using your phone to play your music / ebooks. I've bought this brand before for some of my kids who don't have phones and want to listen to music and books without all having to listen to the same thing.
This upgraded model from Berennis is clearly built with a focus on quality as well as cramming more features into a single device than would be expected for this price range. I was mostly focused on a device with ample storage capability, bluetooth and long battery life. What especially separates this particular model from older models and from the other options I found on Amazon is the unusually large screen size and reoriented buttons. There is a trade-off as it's a bit larger than some of the micro sized MP3 players but it's easily compensated by the fact that the screen makes it easier to read what's playing, navigate, and even to take advantage of some of the features I used to ignore such as loading up some videos. On the smaller players, even though they had video playing capabilities it was more of a gimmick since the screen was so small. On this player it's actually something workable.
The on board speaker is quite weak but it's not something I cared much for anyway as the whole point of this device was to be able to listen without disturbing other people.
The manufacture clearly put thought into the design and intuitive button placement and it has a solid look and feel to it and it feels like it will last.
The one critique I have of the overall product design is the lack of physical volume control. When I have a player on my arm or in my pocket it's helpful to be able to control the volume without having to take it out and look at the screen. Ultimately this is not such a big deal when I'm using my bluetooth headphones as those have their own volume control but if I was just using plain headphones it might bother me that I can't control the volume without taking the player out.
All in all, this is a solid device. It's hard to understand how it's priced so low with so much functionality and such quality. I highly recommend this product.
I’ve been using this player for about 3 months now. So far so good. The sound is quite clear for the music. It also depends on which earphone I use too. The one that came with the player is good enough for my daily use.
No problems connecting with Bluetooth speakers. Mine connects with $9 unbranded speaker up to $$$ Bose (and anything in between).
I got this player while I was oversea. So tuning to a radio either here or aboard is not an issue. I might say I can listen to “some” stations while in a metal building which is very impressive.
Watching movies from this player is acceptable. It’s not a home entertainment by any means. But it’s either this or watching paint dry. Oh, converting your movies to AMV format, that’s another story though!
Here comes the not so good part. The foreign language on my files didn’t get displayed properly on the menu but it’s readable. The other issue I have is touchscreen keys. Don’t know if it’s just my sweating finger or what but sometimes the keys stuck with red light on. No big deal. I just have to wipe the area and do it again.
Bottom line, I still like the player. I had the worse one before that only last a few days after the return period is gone. This one seems to have a nice quality build and battery last pretty good for my usage.
A good MP3 player for the price and still last after 3 months!
For anyone looking for an inexpensive player that doesn't need blue tooth, this one will do the job. I'm not going to place blame anywhere, but on me for misreading the description. However, I will say the product description can be a bit hard to follow as information on a product is all over the place and some in down right vague! As I said, the player is great, a bit smaller then I expected, but it works for its intended purpose. The down side is there is no touch screen and menu controls are very small. This is a problem when your a guy with large fingers and on top of that, one hand that functions at 28% on a good day. The other problem was the blue tooth, the player wont transmit mp4's over blue tooth. This is a deal breaker for me since all my music is off iTunes and I'm not going to convert all my music over to another format for I can listen to it over blue tooth. I don't know if this is some kind of DRM feature that was introduced into the blue tooth transmitter or its software related. For the price its a good deal, for me its a no go. Happy shopping!