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Samsung YP-U1X 512Mb MP3 Player

by Samsung
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • 512MB
  • Ogg / MP3/WMA/WAV
  • 4 Line White back-lit
  • 15Hrs(Li-ion)
  • USB 2.0 with USB charging
  • Voice Recording

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 2.4 x 8.6 cm ; 32 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: YP-U1X/ELS
  • ASIN: B000AOCJ5K
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 25 July 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 171,524 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Take your favorite tunes with you wherever you roam with the amazingly small, and lightweight Samsung YP-U1X digital audio player. The 512 MB skipless flash memory and built-in USB 2.0 connection not only enable quick download for up to 500 files, but also allow you to use the player as a data storage device. The built-in lithium-polymer battery recharges through the USB connection to your PC and offers 13 hours of playback. It's compatible with PCs running Windows operating systems.

It supports MP3, WMA, Audio ASF and OGG playback enhanced by 18mW stereo earphones and has user- defined equalizer settings. The 512 MB memory will hold approximately 8 hours of CD-quality MP3 tracks (encoded at 128 kps) or 16 hours of WMA tracks (at 64 kbps). The integrated microphone and voice recorder feature enables you to record short notes to yourself as well as important meetings and lectures. Files are recorded in the WAV format.

It has a 4-line LED screen, which offers multi-language menus in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Swedish. Other features include eight EQ presets, 9-band user EQ control, and a built-in clock.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Samsung YP-U1 MP3 player 7 Jan 2006
An excellent mp3 player, the screen shows the order the songs are stored on it. Easy to download tunes onto and maintain. The only problem is that there is no separate battery, the only way to charge it is through a usb port on a laptop/computer so with a battery life of about 15 hours it is not a good choice if you want it to take on holiday (unless you decide to take a laptop with you just to charge it!!).
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value MP3 Player 23 Feb 2006
Recently bought the YP-U1X and I can't fault it in any way. I had no problems connecting player to computer (Windows XP does not even require drivers to be installed), and transferring tracks is a breeze, either drag and drop through Windows or sync through WMP10. The player is very easy to use, tracks are easily fould via a folder system, and the quality of the sound using the built in equaliser and supplied headphones is fantastic. The unit also acts as a removable storage drive, so is great for people who want to transfer documents as well as listen to their favourite tracks. Only one slight downside, the unit recharges via the USB port on a computer and does not come with an AC adaptor as stated on the Product Info page, so if you need an MP3 player for travelling where there won't be a PC, you may want to look elsewhere. Basically this unit is fantastic value for money, sounds better, is easier to use and has more features than units costing double its money. Buy It!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for little cash 8 Mar 2006
This does everything I want: it plays OGG files (oh, and MP3s and WMAs too), and it was immediately visible as removable storage under both Windows XP and Mandriva Linux.
You can organize files in folders, and the foldaway connector and rechargeable battery are nice to have too.
I docked it a star due to the rather odd order that files are played in - this seems to be due to it looking at the short DOS-style filename instead of the full filename when sorting tracks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice player, shame about the software 21 April 2006
By parker
Looks great, and worked out of the box with Windows XP and ripped CD's. BUT it took a major mission to get success with (legally) downloaded software which had Windows DRM protection. Only after calls to the Samsung helpline did I establish the firmware needed an update before this would work. This was really tricky, so unless you're confident (or until they come with the new firmware ready installed) I wouldn't recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 12 months of faithful service 22 July 2006
Got 12 months of good service from this, and then in the last few weeks it's stopped charging up. The computer doesn't recognise it, and it's difficult now that the battery's on one bar. I have to buy a new MP3 player tomorrow, and I'm losing all my files; including an A level English essay.

I've used this MP3 player pretty much every day since I got it, and I'll miss it.

I know this isn't just a problem for me, as I've been on several different sites and read a review here, and seen that it's happening to a few people.

Fixing it without the warranty means it would cost less to buy a new one.

Pretty good otherwise, but I'm going for a battery powered one next time!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Same as Boomer1303 - piece of junk. 6 April 2006
Completely tired of trying to make this work. My PC (running XP) hasn't recognised it for more than two seconds, and I haven't been able to use it at all. The Samsung website doesn't even list it for support and on browsing some tech support and consumer guides, I find that a lot of people have had the same problem and there aren't any quick fixes out there. Some people have been able to sort out this issue by only using the USB ports directly connected to the motherboard (ie: the back ones, on a pc), but it hasn't worked for me. I'm going back to a Creative Zen and thank god for Amazon's return policy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality 17 Feb 2009
Owned for over 3 years now and it still works perfectly, never let me down! all of the buttons feel very firm, the whole player is built well, and by the fact that it charges via built-in usb - you dont need an ac or usb cable to charge it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Techsplosion poor service and faulty products
I really wouldn't purchase anything from this supplier, I have had a nightmare dealing with their customer service. Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2007 by I. Entwistle
5.0 out of 5 stars Mp3 genious
trust me people i have been searching for mp3s all the time it doesn't matter too much about the software and all the rest the only thing that matters is if the mp3s works and... Read more
Published on 8 Sep 2007 by Khalid Benwalid
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't beat it
this mp3 player has GREAT BASE QUALITY the earphones are great. And yes the software is rubbbish, but you can use windows media player. Read more
Published on 29 Jan 2007 by Janet Mercer
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid down-to-earth player
I use it for mp3's only. Haven't had any problems so far. I like the plug-n-play function. I used to have i-river T30 (1GB) and I'm much happier with this one. Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2007 by A. Jaworowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Player but Don't use the software
The sound from this player is excellent, but the software is poor - use better freeware instead. It works just like a flash drive If your MP3 Albums are in folders just drag and... Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2006 by graf1q
1.0 out of 5 stars Another 'same as boomer1303'
Software did not work under win98SE, went and got (long overdue) winXP, still did not work. Donloaded and updated drivers. Re-install, uninstall, checked web groups etc. Read more
Published on 1 Jun 2006 by Phill in the UK
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