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 was looking for an Mp3 so as not to rely on my phone to carry the burden of my music library. This mini Mp3 is tiny and fits neatly in the palm of your hand. It feels sturdy and durable with it's metal casing and the mini screen is a nice touch. It easily paired with the Bluetooth in my car as well as the AUX and USB. I prefer to use the USB connection as the song title/artist info comes up on the car stereo display and is easy to see and keep track of what is playing. I like that it has a headphone jack and also a small speaker. It holds loads of songs, I'll probably struggle to fill it. I've yet to upload ebooks but I will definitely like to use that feature in the future - to save my phone. I'm still trying to work out how to create individual folders for full albums and bespoke playlists so everything is all lumped together presently until I can figure that out, I'm only mildly tech savvy so it isn't as logical/intuitive as I need it to be. The only issue I've had with it is that the cable it came with won't sit flush inside the player to charge or run it from the USB outlet in the car. I've had to dig out some old cables to try with it - I tried about 8 cables, most of which wouldn't sit flush inside. In the end one of my old, white, Samsung phone cables worked but I would prefer the black cable that comes with it to do its job. I've emailed Berennis about this and am yet to receive a response. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the player and what I want to use it for.
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.
Purchased this MP3 player after reading many good reviews and I’m not disappointed! First off, the metal case is quite solid and durable, not plastic like some others. The screen/display is a decent size but not touch enabled. The “buttons” though, to right of the screen, are touch enabled and work flawlessly with a light touch. Easily loaded my music via usb cable attached to my Windows 10 laptop. The Player has a Bluetooth option which worked very well with some Bluetooth ear buds. It also sounded quite good through attached headphones as well as Klipsch desktop speakers. I was mildly surprised with the FM radio option which picked up most stations in the area with ease (even though I live out a ways) as long as you have ear plugs attached which doubles as an antenna. The FM recording option isn’t the best quality for music/songs but it’s decent and the recording can be saved as a .wav or .mp3 file. You can also choose the recording bit rate of 512, 768, 1024, or 1536kbps. I did notice that navigating in the menu while I was recording seemed to cause the volume to decrease a bit during that time. Other features include a Tools option which has a calendar, stopwatch, and alarm. The alarm can be set to play the default ring sound or a song in you library although it only plays about the first 15 seconds or so. You can set the alarm for a specific date, daily, or just on work days (Mon-Fri). There is also an ebook option as well as a movie (.amv only) option but haven’t tried either one of those. Overall, I’m quite pleased with this player and glad I chose it over some others I’d looked at!
I don't have a lot of experience with mp3 players as my last one worked for years until it couldn't hold a charge anymore , and you can't change the battery . I followed the instructions and got it set up , it did not take long at all .It took my laptop a while to recognize it so I could transfer songs onto it ,but it eventually did . The FM radio works as well as it can in my area ( radio reception is not so great where I live). I haven't tried the Bluetooth feature yet . My only complaints are it doesn't transfer the cover art when loading songs from CD's ( like on my Sansa mp3 player) , the only visual is a record and a tone arm ( like on a record player) and the tone arm goes onto the record when it is playing a song. My other complaint is the font of the text in the menu of the songs you have transferred . It looks like a typewriter wrote it .I realize I'm using some words that the younger people maybe won't understand but it's the only way to describe it . Other than those two things , it's a great little mp3 player.
I was going to return this thing but I started liking it. The paint is chipping off on the side and the screen looks terrible only after a couple of weeks but I don't see this thing breaking. Those are just cosmetics blemishes from wear and tear. I still don't like the preset EQ as there is too much bass in all the sets and not enough mids or highs. The button controls can be better also. It has some surprising features that I did not know about like the calendar, stop watch and an FM radio. It is a pretty nifty little player I just wish there was a manual EQ.
i like it. I has a solid feel, the sound is good but .. iffy in my car and the sound in my car was sometimes quieter and then louder. It doesn't get really loud in your car..or in my car anyway. but it sounds good in the headphones and just as a speaker itself, though tin-y by itself. The touch screen is not touching the images but the controls to the left. once i realized where the controls were i was able to set it up perfectly. The controls are flat too, no protruding buttons.. It does what i expected for the good price and the quality impressed me. I recommend this product .. but i don't know how it would work in a newer car than i have. In the picture i have the mp3 player beside an iphone 6s for size comparison.
Nice little unit. Only gave three stars for battery life, because it is new and I have not been able to evaluate that fully yet. Sound quality is excellent! The touch screen is a little "clunky" to use, but for a simple little gadget you can only have so many options without carrying around another laptop. I'll get used to it. Only issue I have is with songs purchased from Amazon. They have an ".m4a" extension, and will not play over bluetooth. These are songs I have purchased through Amazon Music and transferred over to the player. Screen states "Format not compatible for" and that's it. They play just fine through the speaker jack. Fortunately I mostly use this with a line-in to my work site stereo, so it won't be an issue for me.
Got to play books on cassettes converted to MP3. All I could ever wanted in a MP3 player except for the display. Inside the house there is not problem seeing the display, BUT once out the door, display is useless. Have brightness turned up as high as it can go. Got for my wife, have hundreds of books converted for her. She has no problem using the player. The one thing she insisted on was that she could turn the player off and when turned back on it would be where she left off - this player does that. The fast forward and reverse is a little slow, but might be because the file sizes we have are large. If I can't resolve the display problem will have to look for another player. Going to see what the manufacturer says.
No one really needs an mp3 player anymore, but I bought this for a couple of reasons. 1. My phone is large and bulky and I'd rather have a cheap mp3 player with me when I get caught in the rain while walking instead of my expensive phone. 2. I was hoping an mp3 player would have a louder max volume and better sound quality than my phone, luckily both are true with this mp3 player. The max volume is beyond high. In fact, you would blow out your earbuds and your eardrums if you raised the volume to maximum. A lawsuit waiting to happen if sold by an American company. But I love that it goes super high, lol. Two things I dont like is the heavy weight of it and no volume control outside of the menu. It's small but the case is all metal. Still, I like it.