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.
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.