After reading several reviews about this product I was hesitant as the user interface was constantly criticised but the sound quality seemed to forgive that. Anyway, I took the plunge and purchased a 32Gb player ! First impressions - No frills packaging, useless manual and the FAQ on the web site no use whatsoever. So you are pretty much left on your own to work out how this player works. The player itself is light and the (Black) unit I purchased looks sleek. I managed fairly easily to do a Firmware upgrade and transfer some mp3 files onto it.
Their are 30+ pre-set sound options far surpassing an iPod but realistically how many of these would you use ? The headphones supplied are useless (I can't understand why manufacturers provide such cheap quality headphones). I have B&O in-the-ear headphones and they are awesome ! Using the BBE pre-set the sound is impressive and is far better than my iPod (or am I just hoping it is?). The user inteface is a small touch pad and inititially it is tricky to master, in fact after a couple of hours of hitting the wrong keys I almost put this back in the box to return but I stuck with it and now find it fairly easy.
The USB cable supplied is proprietary which is a pain (I hope I can buy a spare) and seems a bit flimsy in the player. I will stick with it as the sounds seems better -
Pros - Good Looks, Light, long Battery Life, storage capacity and Sound options
Cons - User interface, online & Supplied manual, USB cable, lack of protective cases