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: 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: This is the best hard drive based MP3 player on the market right now, for the following reasons: - Excellent sound quality. Those complaining about the audio quality and volume levels of this player are either judging it using the included headphones, playing poor quality mp3s, or one of those smug...
Summary: If you want something pretty, has a mirror on the back of it and costs twice as much, try the iPod. But if you want great functionality, the ability to record from any source at bit rates from 30 to 160 kbps, then the Archos Jukebox recorder is for you.
Summary: This is a fantastic MP3 Player/Hard Disk. It came to me well packaged and well documented. Others said the documentation was poor, but I found it had all the info I needed. But I can see it being confusing if you don't know how to follow instructions very well.
Summary: The Archos Jukeboxes have a unique combination of features and quality which leaves the competition behind. Pros: 1 Extremely durable steel casing 2 Standard AA sized batteries, which are easily accessable 3 REAL 10 hour play life before recharging 4 Excellent sound: bass, vocals, and treble 5 Works...
Summary: I did quite a bit of research prior to making my MP3 Jukebox purchase. I was looking at the Creative Nomad but did not like it because it was as large as a CD player and could not operate as an external HD. The Archos is about the size (little smaller actually) of a cassette walkman.
Summary: I bought the original Sony Walkman when it first came out (YES, I am that experienced!). Was the first one in high school to own one. From then, I have own all kinds of portable players (from solar walkmans to shock-proof discmans, mp3 players, etc) that I have used in my trips.