Summary: Every month, manufacturers unleash even more MP3 players to an increasingly confused public. Not only do these devices have wildly divergent features, but ongoing format wars mean the MP3 player you choose dictates where you can buy your digital music.
Summary: I've been using one of these steadily for about a year now. It is a fantastic device at an excellent price, and I have no regrets about buying it. The only shortcoming it has, just to get it out of the way, is weight.
Summary: The Archos is durable, a person would have to try and break this player to get it to fail. It's about 2/3 the price of the other popular MP3 player. With Rockbox, it boots up in 3 seconds. The batteries are standard and easy to replace. The hard-drive is standard and replaceable/upgradeable.
Summary: I bought this device three months ago, and based on reading previous reviews, I gave it some time before I wrote in my review. Overall, I have been extremely happy! The Pros: Sound Quality is great, my entire CD collection is on this device (~200 cd's) with less than 1/2 the capacity used (I played...
Summary: This is a great mp3 player, it loses 1 star for worst documentation ever. A few of the previous reviewers complained about features that are lacking, the features are there, it is the manual that is lacking. So, below are some responses to those reviews. I hope this helps.
Summary: While drooling over Apple's iPod, I'm glad I saw alternatives. The Archos unit has the incredibly useful ability to record. This feature is huge! Newer units have a 20 GB disc and USB 2.0 which only makes things better. Consider this. Remember all those times you needed to record something?
Summary: I purchased my Archos Recorder 20 before I went on a long trip to Japan. I didn't have enough room for a bunch of CD's so I bought the JB 20 instead. At first, I liked the idea of not having to mess with CD's, but a little swayed by the weight of it.
Summary: ARCHOS JUKEBOX RECORDER 20GB This Mp3 player is very suitable for anyone wishing to carry all music where ever you go. Many people have pounded the Jukebox for a few reasons. 1) The instructions are inadequate, but with a bit of commonsense, the Jukebox is under control within an hour or so.
Summary: I have arranged this review in 3 sections: PLUSES, MINUSES, and HINTS. PLUSES: It is an excellent product and apart from being slightly bulkier and cruder/geeky looking than iPod, is better than iPod in all aspects - espacially at the price. Buy it, you won't regret it.
Summary: After reading some of the other customer remarks about the Archos Jukebox Recorders, I decided to plunge into this exotic new technology, and I'm happy to report that these machines work very well, although the accompanying instructions could use some help, as most others here have noted.