Conclusion: I really don’t have too many nice things to say about the iriver T7. Even if you were to ignore the fact that it has more bugs than any other player I’ve seen (something that might after all be fixed in firmware updates), it’s still so ridiculously slow that you can take a nap between the time you press a button and the thing actually responds. The battery draining issue is another thing, if that’s not just my player then iriver has a serious problem.
Pros: Integrated USB connector, MSC/MTP User selectable, Sound quality is good, Codec support
Cons: More bugs than I’ve ever seen on a player, Incredibly slow, up to 10 seconds just to resume playback from pause, Buttons can’t be operated blindly, Weird button mappings, Battery life is rather low
Summary: The iriver T7 (Volcano/Stix) is an unconventional offering from a company renowned for its sleek and stylish players, but it’s nice to see iriver broadening its product line to include affordable low-end devices aimed at consumers looking for a DAP to keep in their gym bag or at the office.
Excerpt: IRiver's Volcano T7 is a slim yet sturdy MP3 player with 4GB of flash storage and a neatly designed USB connector that slides into the player's body until needed. It can play MP3, WMA, WMA-DRM and OGG files, has a built-in FM radio and can record from the microphone or radio in WMA format at up to 128kbit/s. The controls are simple to use, although their positioning is unusual.
Summary: The iRiver Volcano T7 is a distinctly average performer in numerous respects, with competing players offering notable advantages in each. But if you like its design and don't require anything more than MP3 playback, it'll probably please
Summary: Der iRiver Volcano T7 ist in vielerlei Hinsicht ein absolut durchschnittliches Gerät, das von seinen Mitbewerbern deutlich übertroffen wird. Wem aber sein Design gefällt oder wer einfach nur MP3s hören will, der riskiert hier nicht viel.