Summary: I actually got this for my birthday about 5 years ago. I still have it today and it still works great and I'm very abusive to my electronics!! It's very durable as far as I know. I've dropped it countless times and I haven't had much of an issue with it. Yeah, there were some freezing up issues, but it's not common at all.
Summary: bought this a few years ago and it still works....great little music player but the ear plugs hurt so you need to buy something more comfortable but otherwise the music plays great and loud when you want it loud. would recommend for the price.
Summary: I've used this little guy daily for over 4 years. It has outlasted 5 pairs of headphones. Battery life is excellent usually that one 3A battery will last me for month worth of going to the gym. I can fit around 40 songs high quality (256kbps). It is extremely durable. This little guy has been through hell and back; dropped countless times, flew thew the air 15 feet into a wall. But it continues to work with no issues afterwards.
Summary: Just got this little mp3 player and think it's great. Like everypone else it would be nice if it had a back light but other then that the little thing is great. I have 74 songs on it the way it is. I messed with this and figured out how to get your songs in order. All you had to do it number them. I have 5 different CDs on it plus some extra songs. I wanted it to play them in order and not skip around. So, I just added a number in front of every song. Works like a charm.
Summary: I have had this MP3 play for about 6 months now. It is better than I ever imagined it could be. I picked it up for an unbelivable price, $15 through tigerdirect on amazon, one that I have not seen since, but it is worth much more. (I have been watching, because people I work with are always asking me if I can find one for them) I drive a delivery truck with no CD player, and having this equiped with an FM transmiter, it beats any radio station.
Summary: This is a good little MP3 player. The only downside is that it does not have much memory so you'll definately want to get a SD card to go with it. The card makes it easier to transfer music also but I had no trouble with the USB connection. I've used the player for several months and it seems pretty solid and sound quality is very good.
Summary: If you plan to listen to podcasts or other longer music files on your mp3 player, avoid this product. There is no "resume" function, so if you have one file that is 30 minutes long, and you stop in the middle to come back later, you will have to start over again at the beginning of the file and fast-forward through the file to find your spot.
Summary: I have used the Lyra for about 3 months now. This is not an audiophile-quality product, but for my purpose, which is listening to music for about an hour per day while exercizing, it can't be beat. There is a faint audio hiss that sometimes can be heard in background, almost reminiscent of the hiss from a non-Dolby cassette tape. If this was my primary audio component it would be an issue. For exercizing, not a problem at all.