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 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.
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 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: 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: If you are one of those types who can become frustrated after fiddling with a portable mp3 player for an hour just to get 9 songs transferred to it you'd better pass this baby by. I often wonder if the people that make these things ever do any real testing, with real people, to see how functional their devices really are. The mp3 player itself played music fine. The real problem comes when you try to add or remove music.
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.