Archos 501511 - Reproductor digital - flash; 4 GB; WMA, MP3
- Modo de salida del sonido Estéreo
- Normas de audio digital admitidas WAV, WMA, MP3
- Pantalla incorporada 96 x 40
- Radio Sintonizador de radio - sintonizador digital de radio - FM
- Tarjetas de memoria flash soportadas microSD
- Memoria Flash 4 GB
- Auriculares - biauricular - estéreo
- Micrófono - incorporado
Descripción del producto
Altura: 86 mm
Ancho: 28 mm
Auriculares: 3,5 mm
Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 1
Capacidad total de almacenaje: 4 GB
Color de luz de fondo: Azul
Color del producto: Negro
Grabación de voz: Si
Pantalla táctil: N
Peso: 28 g
Profundidad: 12 mm
Radio FM: Si
Sistemas operativos compatibles: Mac/Win
Tarjetas de memoria compatibles: SDHC
Tecnología de conectividad: Alámbrico
Tipo de reproductor: Flash-media
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Addendum: Volume change is truly horrible with this player (read below to figure out why). I strongly recommend normalizing volumes of mp3 tracks using MP3Gain so that you don't need to do so frequently. Google it. I'm sure it will be one of your handy mp3 tools.
Horrible UI screwed up a nice, well built player. Here are some undocumented details.
First, this player has key-lock feature which is activated when no button is pressed for about 15 seconds. When active, the backlight turns off, and any button press will be ignored. Weirdly, it ignores only ONE button. Therefore, the feature is of no use when the player is in a pocket where buttons will be pressed multiple times. Now the stupid feature backfires because you just have no idea if the key-lock thing is active or not without checking if the backlight is on or counting 15 after the last button press. For example, to fast forward you need to long-press + button, but if key-locked, you have to press a button once before that. If not, the long-press will be simply ignored, and you'll wonder why this player does not fast forward. It will annoy you at every single turn when changing volume, moving to next track, ...
Second, there are shuffle/random play modes. When playing music, long-press (press & hold) the M (menu) button. Then you can access the play-specific setting menu. There you can change play mode including folder random (excluding files in sub-folders) and all random, EQ (no custom setting), and play speed (good for those listening and studying English). This play-specific menu is separate from the system menu that you can access by short pressing the M button. Note that play settings for recordings are separately saved.
Third, whenever you change some settings (either system or play settings), you have to turn off the player by long-pressing the big center button to save the changes. If turned off using the on/off switch, the player will lose all changes in the settings. Interestingly, once saved, the changes in the settings are preserved, and you can turn off the player using on/off switch without affecting them. Along with the settings FM radio frequency and FM transmitter frequency are also saved. However, FM radio frequency selection mode (either scan or preset which are switchable by pressing the center button when listening to FM radio) and FM transmitter status (which you can turn on or off by long-pressing V/T button when playing) are not saved.
Fourth, the record button works as A-B repeat key when playing. Do not long-press the record button because it will activate record mode.
Now, about the H/W.
1. The built-in USB connector is SUPER DEAD convenient.
2. MicroSDHC slot lets you load a lot of music (but cannot be used at the same time with the internal memory: have to choose one).
3. The build quality is very nice (the painting feels like Thinkpad exterior), and it has very good grip in your hands.
4. FM transmitter will be useful on a long trip in your friends' car. The signal is very weak, so leave your earphone plugged in as an antenna.
5. Recording is marginally acceptable.
If Archos's ever going to release a new firmware,
1. Please remove the key-lock thing.
2. Let it just instantly resume playing if turned off while playing.
3. Merge internal and external memory into one.
4. Give us custom EQ.
5. Please support displaying unicode characters in Title/Artist display.
Have to carry cables for transfer songs or charging : This is a very basic flaw in a lot of MP3 Players, you need to carry a cable for charging / loading songs / podcasts... and that is very inconvenient when you need it because you end up searching, untangling in vain most of the times.
Ability to browse the songs as I loaded them, and not in some preset sorting like by album / by genre etc. I have gone through a pain staking process of organizing my music into different categories (Gym, Podcasts for learning etc) and getting to my choice of song / item becomes too difficult. Archos had this feature all along.
While this player scores big on these two items. it has a lot of features already advertised which are very useful as well.
The costumer service is excellent. They offered to repair or replace my product, but since I live in Costa Rica, it's not worth to send it back to repair because of the shipping costs. I guess if I lived in USA it would be a different story.
FM transmitter and recorder, voice recorder, the ability to browse folders, size and weight, no cables needed, and of course; the Built-In Micro SD Card Reader.
Excellent customer service.
MINE didn't last a week. Everything works, except that I can't read the screen. As I said before; Archos offered repair or replace the defective item; however, I am not planning to send it back because I live in Costa Rica.
I decided to buy the Archos Key immediately when I saw that it does not require a cord, and includes both radio and voice recorder functions, just like Sansas. I really appreciate both features -- I probably listen to the local radio stations even more than I ever use my .mp3 playlists. Also I'm the kind of geek who records himself reading poetry, talking to my boyfriend while I sip wine, and conversations in long car rides, storing it away in case I ever want to try my hand at transcribing natural language.
So the Archos is a great product for all those reasons. Here are the cons:
The input system can be aggravating; the manual is perfunctory. You can input FM channel presets on the device by holding down the "M" key, but I had to email customer support (twice) to be told that -- I couldn't figure it out on my own. You turn it off and on by either a switch or holding the main button down a while (but the latter won't work if the switch is turned to the "off" position), you raise and lower the volume by first pressing the "V" key and then using the left and right keys, which usually switch the .mp3s. You'll learn, but it's aggravating, I find.
There's no "hold" key (at least that I can find) that prevents the buttons from being pushed if while the thing is in your pocket. Again, not a game killer, but aggravating.
I'd still buy it again at just over $30. I just wish it was a little more perfect.
built in fm transmitter with selectable frequency
built in usb no cables to carry and recharges in any usb without drivers, noce all in one package
very light and compact for a rechargeable transmitting mp3 player
have to memorize a few button combinations to get certain menus, can be confusing but once you got it down its easy
no hold button but it does have a 10 second timeout when it locks the buttons and ignores the first button pushed.
linear track selection, so organizing folders doesnt really help
overall a great deal on a 4gb player, i like the fact i can turn it on in the car, turn on the fm transmitter and hit play, no wires to plug in.
dont let the pics fool you its not really all that wide.