Summary: This product is awesome I used to have one of the other models but I broke it years ago tried to plug something into it that shouldn't be in it regretted it for many years to come until I finally found one like it they don't make them like this any more at all perfect for recording any audio source sounds awesome glad I bought new because of the software it really old for the equipment it works on Windows Vista I hope it works on Windows 8 as well I will not be upgrading...
Summary: I bought this mp3 player for it's ability to record audio through a external microphone jack. I works fine for that purpose. As an mp3 player it down right sucks. The menus are confusing, and the little control thumb stick is hard to use. But it has features that other mp3 players don't, so I'm happy with my purchase.
Summary: If you're 16 years old you'll want an mp3 player with more memory. If you need an audio device to capture an hour or two of audio through a line input you'll be hard-pressed to find one that works this well. I film weddings and need to capture the output from the venue's sound system so you can hear the ceremony, vows and all, in digital clarity. Most mp3 players include a microphone about the size of a small insect mostly as a throwaway feature.
Summary: I bought the iriver iFP 780 in 12/05. It worked wonderful for a couple months. But now the mode/rec button is stuck and so I am eternally stuck in radio mode with no way to switch back to any other mode. Before this issue, I was very happy and perhaps this is an issolated experience but beware of breakage.
Summary: Because I have an IPOD I didn't buy the iFP 780T to listen to MP3s - instead, I bought it to record notes to myself using the voice recorder, and I bought it to record my LPs and then move them to my computer. So, I gave it a go and I hooked the unit up to my mixer and I taped 30 minutes of songs from my records. Then I plugged the headphones into the iFP 780T to liten to what I recorded and sound only came out of one ear.
Summary: I have had this player for some months now and am totally delighted! I take it to class and record my lectures (it has options for sound distance) and I have recorded my old LP's and cassette tapes so I dont have to buy my favorites all over again in another format. I have even recorded songs from my TV(grammy awards); basically anything with a plug in jack is recordable.
Reasonable player, but choose a jukebox/service first
M. C. Ciulla, Amazon
6 July 2006
Summary: Overall, the 780T is a reasonably good player. The unit itself has good sound quality, although the headphones that come with it are a bit weak. It is relatively easy to use for such a small device. 128M of RAM is on the low side. You will be able to store roughly 2-3 CDs worth of music on it. You need to decide if you are OK with managing the music on your PC and periodically shuffle songs onto and off of the iriver.
Summary: Purchased this player under the advise of a friend and because of a store credit that had to be used. At first I was against the idea of neglecting my CD player, which has been my best friend for 17 years, for some new contraption. But, now that I have my MP3, I love it. It's small, so it fits right in my coat pocket, sound quality is superb, FM player gets really good reception. What I like most of all is being able to record music from any audio device.