Conclusion: The Archos 105 can be forgiven for most of its shortcomings because of its incredibly low price for the storage capacity you get—but there are better budget digital music players on the market.
Pros: Affordable. Compact design. Excellent EQ.
Cons: Frustrating interface. Limited file support. So-so battery life. Display is prone to burn-in. Audible hum behind music played at low levels.
Summary: The Archos 105 does many things, but none of them really well. We'd recommend this player only for someone who doesn't want to spend a lot of money for a device to multitask with music, videos, and photos. The Archos 105 would be a good first player for a careless teenager, for instance, since you wouldn't have a heart attack if it went missing. But a picky adult should look elsewhere or accept its limitations as the price for its price.
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Excerpt: What's not to like about the Archos 105 - a light, compact, 2GB media player with a colour OLED screen? Try this: kludgy software, mediocre audio quality, and ability to play only one video format.
Conclusion: Technical Department Archos 105 has one of poorest video playback feature due to its low resolution screen. As a comparison, iPod Nano has twice of the same resolution. This players supports few formats; MP3, WMA, Protected-WMA, WAV as audio formats and WMV for video but encoded with 15 frames per second rate. The playback can be resumed from where you left off, a feature you won’t find in a budget MP3 player. The files can be sorted using ID3 attributes too.
Summary: Archos has built its fearsome reputation on making portable video players that are bigger, better and more feature-packed than its rivals. So in many ways the new 105, a mini media player with a 1.8in screen, is two parts puzzling, one part reckless. This is because while Archos's Generation 5 video players have carved out their own gadgety niche, the 105's spec and dimensions pitch it straight into the royal rumble dominated by the iPod Nano and Sony NWZ-A815.
Summary: A distinctly affordable player but very average performance and feature set reflects this. If you're eager to have video alongside your music and are on a tight budget, you'll probably be happy.
Pros: Design, Price, Fairly easy to use after practice, Bookmarking option, Drag and drop support
Cons: Average sound quality, No included software for video conversion, Average battery life, Poor screen
Excerpt: Conocido por sus excepcionales reproductores multimedia, como el 605 Wi-Fi, Archos cuenta con un amplio catálogo en el que se incluyen este pequeño reproductor. Archos 105 no pretende revolucionar el mercado, ya saturado, de reproductores MP3, pero nos ofrece una agradable opción con un buen acabado, sencillo manejo, buena calidad de audio y un tiempo de batería estupendo.
Excerpt: Es muss nicht immer Apples Ipod sein. Archos präsentiert pünktlich zum Weihnachtsgeschäft den Archos 105. Der kleine Player mit Flash-Speicher besitzt einen 2GB Speicher und ist in verschiedenen Farben erhältlich. In Sachen Ausstattung muss sich der kleine Player nicht hinter dem Ipod Nano verstecken, den Fotos und Videos lassen sich mühelos auf dem 1,8 Zoll Display des Archos 105 betrachten.