Summary: I have only used this device once, however it works pretty good. In recording from an FM band which is the main reason I got it, it does a good job. At times the buttons are a bit erratic, and you do need to download the instruction manual or you will be lost. However overall I got what I wanted.
Summary: I purchased the 380T online for a steal of a price. I already own an ifp-895T, which has 512MB, while the 380T carries 128Mb. The reason for the purchase? The Iriver has one ability that no other mp3 does - line in mp3 recording. My 895 lithium battery is slowly going, so I needed another to replace. Iriver quality sound and ease of controls makes this ideal for me. I like to record from the internet, and I use Magix Audio Cleaning Lab to make a mp3 for my collection.
Summary: I originally purchased an IFP-380T in Aug of 2002 for $145 at Best Buy in Manhattan. At the time I wasn't really into MP3's and didn't actually open it until 2004. Upon using it i immediatley fell in love with it and its cool looks attracted attention, and its sound quality was great, i was hooked for life with it. Unfortunately I lost it in Hurricane Katrina, if it was any other MP3 player I wouldn't of cared.
Summary: I have been the owner of this MP3 player for over a year. I must say that compared to other flash MP3 players, this one is quite antiquated in storage capacity, technology, and sound quality. 128 MB is barely enough for 2 CDs; lacking for today's music collections, especially when compared to similar products with 1 GB and 2 GB storage capacities. Also, this player does not support USB 2.0, which means waiting a relatively long time for file transfer.
Summary: There is an as yet unspoken reason to find this series of iFP's (meaning 380, 390, 395). When flashed with the UMS firmware, the iRiver Manager software is longer required, and your line-in recordings and voice recordings are named .mp3 automatically. Also, the bitrate of the line-in recording could be set up to 160Kbps, and 128Kbps for voice recording. Using the UMS firmware also means being able to load whatever you want onto the player as if it were a USB key.
Summary: the only reason i bought this one is cause my girlfreind has it. but i take it to class with me and use it every day all day long. i'm into bike riding and take it with me, work out with it,hang out with it, and it has never really failed me. the only two down sides are that the little joy stick is starting to crap out on me... but i've had it and beat on it for almost 2 years now! and it only hold 128(90 songs low res), if you put it on shufle then it's not to bad.
Summary: i haven't had the problems with the player breaking, in fact i use this thing probably more than my cd player! it is EXTREMELY handy to have, too, as it fits in your pocket (ANY pocket) with earphones too! (the sony h.EAR are the kind i use). i haven't had the firmware updated, but i can bear the less-than-great software that comes with it. the sound quality is amazing, the equilizer works wonders. i wish it had a bass boost on top of the equalizer, though.
Summary: I've had my iRiver for a long time (since christmas 2003) and It hasn't stopped working yet. It's an awesome player, sounds great and is really cheap. Its only drawback is its little memory but I have 57 songs on mine and i never hear the same song twice in a day unless I want to. I reccomend it if you have a smaller music collection or only like one or two songs on a cd.
Summary: The sound quality and recording ability is really great. Its very handy and you can even record sound when its in your jeans pocket. It does'nt eat a lot of battery. You can record any form of music. The only problem is with the buttons. If you use them frequently it just stops working. After continuous use of 5-6 months I kept it aside for about a month and then it stopped working. I called i-river and they exchanged it for a new one.