Summary: Yep, this two-year-old model is heavy, bulky, and butt-ugly. But guess what? For under 150 bux, you are getting a capable 20GB MP3 player that also doubles as an external USB 2.0 hard drive on Windows systems! Plus you get a recorder. Only thing missing is an FM radio, but I never cared for that anyway. Really not bad at all. And it works pretty well. Of course, I still wish the French designers at Archos would do something about the styling on their products...
Summary: Ok, so iPods are shiny. They look really good. But I refuse to pay an extra $200 for shininess. I bought this Jukebox on impulse, after having browsed the market and dismissed 20GB as outside my price range. I've been running a Dell Axim with 256MB of Flash memory as my music player for a while now, and I was getting frustrated with having to load new songs every evening. The screen was a drain on the batteries too.
Summary: I will begin by saying: I am not very experienced with this sort of technology, so if you're expecting great things of this review, please look elsewhere. If you're an average Joe, this review should gain you some insight. This player has 20 Gigs of memory. That's huge and highly comparable to the best IPod on the market, at a fraction of the price. The battery life is great. I plug my Archos in about every 3 days, to recharge, after listening to it for appx. 3-4 hrs.
Summary: This mp3 player is really good. The difference between it and the ipod can be compared to the early PC's and the macintosh. If you like simplicity go for the apple product. If you like playing with your PC and working with DOS and bat files you will love the archos. It is that configurable. Of course for the price, there doesn's seem to be anything out there that can beat it for the value.
Summary: - the product quality is excellent - the interface is relatively easy to use, just takes 2 minutes to learn - the device records high quality mp3's - the playack is crystal clear - doesn't skip in the car - before buying, I contacted tech support for a couple questions and got right through and they were very helpful - i'd recommend the unit to anyone
Summary: I've had my Archos jukebox for over a year and half now. Despite the fact that I've been treating the unit badly, it's still FULLY WORKING. I've dropped my jukebox many times that I think if it were another product, it would have been died long ago, and yet mine is still fine. Do you think iPod would survive with that? (I dont recommend you to drop your unit for testing purpose). As many people have mentioned, I also flash'd the firmware with rockbox ([...
Summary: I don't normally write reviews for products, but this is too good of a deal not to comment on. You can't find a better deal around on an mp3 jukebox. A friend of mine recently spent more than double on a 20 Gig IPOD. Now, granted, it does look a lot cooler, but come on... This jukebox is simple to use and comes with a full version of Music Match Plus - all for $130 after rebates!! You can't beat that price anywhere. If you've got money to burn, go ahead and buy the IPOD.
Summary: I was skeptical after reading some of the reviews. Let me tell you, it works perfectly. For the price, how could you beat it? If you want an I-POD, your a fool. Go ahead and pay $300 more because this baby does the same thing. I have windows XP, no problems connecting. You can walk or jog with it, treat it like any other piece of electronics. Some people complain about the file structure, all I can say is learn how to use Music Match's program.
Summary: Bought this player week ago. The price is incredibly low for a 20GB MP3 player. The quality (sound, interface) is very good, especially when you replace the the firmware with the open source one from: [...] Cons: 1. Plays only MP3, no other formats 2.
Summary: I have had my unit now for a couple days (V2). My input... What a deal... Where do I start? I used to use a Sony mp3/cd player. I would burn cds and listen to them. This unit blows my previous mp3 experience away. So clean, fast and compact. No need for an EQ. I am an EQ freak. Not here. It sounds amazing. Clean crisp sharp bass and tight treble. I am an audiofile and a bit specific at times. This unit just has amazing sound.