Summary: I LOVED my Iriver H120. I would never have parted with it and would never have bought another mp3 player ever but then sadly my other half charged it with what he thought was the correct charger but actually turned out to be the wrong voltage as it was the camcorder charger. Gutted! I loved it. I loved the fact that you didnt need itunes or windows media player or even iriver software to manage your music collection.
Pros: Sound quality, ease of use, navigation is so easy!
A ground-breaking MP3 player of its day setting a benchmark ...
21 May 2009
Summary: I have owned this player for many, many years now (I believe it was known as the iHP120 back when I bought it). It really is a quality player. It has a robust metal casing housing a 20GB hard-drive. That is plenty of storage to fit most people's music collection. It also couples as a great portable hard-disk drive.
Pros: Great sound quality and compatibility, huge storage capacity/use as portable hard-drive
Cons: Limited features, cheap bundled headphones, bulky and heavy
Iriver H120 20 GB: iRiver iHP-120 - a blast from the past that still sounds as ...
20 May 2009
Summary: I have owned this player for over 5 years now, and what an absolute cracker it has been. Yes, in this day and age of video players, MP4, wifi etc it has fallen way behind the pack leaders, even from iRiver's own output, but the fact that it is still going strong 5 years later with a battery that lasts and lasts (and lasts) is real credit to the great design and build of this device.
Pros: Great sound quality, huge battery life, solid build and design
Cons: Very old interface, lacking a lot of features taken for granted now (scroll wheel, wifi, video etc)
Summary: Brought this back in jan 2005 from ebay. Simply amazed by its standard firmware functionality. Couldnt quite believe that it could record from an optical in source in different formats at first until I tried it. Remote is a saviour, suprised its ommited from so many new MP3 players?! Keep it well out of site this way. Sound quality is excellent via my Sennheiser PX100 headphones, and the Sennheiser earphones that come with it arent bad either!
Pros: Battery life (especially with new battery), remote, screen, opensource firmware!!! Strong build.
Cons: Not the most pocketable, back scratches easily
Excerpt: "...where Apple falls behind iRiver - It is easy to believe that Apple's machine is more fun, as it has so many accessories available for purchase - what one realises in buying the iRiver is that equivalents of most of the accessories available for the iPod are *already included* with the iRiver H120, thus increasing the already significant price margin between the iPod and the iRiver: I bought my H120 for £199. An equivalent iPod with 20 gigs of HD ...
Pros: Practically anything is possible ! (as far as recording/playing music is concerned)
Excerpt: "...default file system for the iRiver is layed out in files and folders, exactly as you would view them on a computer. This can be changed using firmware downloaded from the iRiver website, or various unofficial websites. Overall, this is an excellent choice for an mp3 player. It is more expensive than some, such as the Creative range, but the price rise is well worth the quality and excellent controls. ...
Excerpt: "...what I have to add: The Iriver has many things going for it. As other users have mentioned, it does several things that the IPod cannot. The sound quality is good (although not as good as some later models, and the earphones are not brilliant that come with it). It is easy to use, most problems are solved in the manual. You could typically (although it depends on file size) fit around 5000 songs on this beast. Sizewise, it is portable and ...
Pros: Fairly easy to use and navigate songs, high storage capacity, good sound quality
Cons: Likely to break if used while exercising or in damp conditions as I found out . This is the problem of HardDisk players in general
Excerpt: "Move over Apple, the iRiver is the 'must-have' MP3 player now! Here are the main points why. 1) Build quality, The iRiver is constructed of solid magnesium with polished chrome ends. The iPod is delicate white plastic with a thin silver veneer that scratches easily. 2) Simple drag-and-drop. To load songs onto the iriver, simply drag-and-drop to the iRiver's hard drive in My Computer. To load songs onto the iPod, you must use the clunky iTunes ...
Pros: Sleek metal body, superb sound quality, a wealth of recording and playback options, simple drag - and - drop interface and lots more too many to list here .
Excerpt: "...a magazine review about the iRiver unit which featured more disk space and an FM radio. Oh, and it had an internal and external microphone along with the ability to record live and directly to the hard disk drive. This just had to be the one to go for now. I abandoned my ipod after listening to the sound quality of the iRiver unit. I actually use the white earphones with the iRiver now as they are better quality ear phones. You can load ...
Excerpt: "...songs. DESIGN & BUILD First off, the IRiver HP-120 is about 6cm wide, 3cm deep, and 12cm long, without the carry case. This is slightly larger than Apple's iPod, but I have never had any problems with fitting it into a pocket. The unit is very stylish, and feels very well made. The buttons are solid and the screen is large, which after 3 months of use, remains scratch-free (this is due to the superb padded leather carry case, which is a style ...
Pros: High capacity, Excellent sound quality, Easy menu navigation .