Summary: I've had my RCA S2501 MP3 player for about a month. Initially, it was great: Both the player and the headphones could go several hours without charging. (I run a lot -- usually an hour and a half a day. At first, I could go two or three days without having to recharge either part of the unit.) But in the past few days, the headphones have stopped holding a charge. When I charge the headphones, the orange light stays on continually.
Summary: I used this unit about 5 times and really enjoyed the freedom of using a wireless unit while I worked out, even though the sound quality was poor, and I am far from picky. That is due to the wireless ear buds being huge, and I don't have small ears, either. They pretty much just rested on the outside of my ears, held in place by the ear hooks, necessitating my turning the volume all the way up to partially drown out the sound of the gym's music.
Summary: I have had my S2501 for a while now it is handy being wireless and all but the wireless head set is something to be desired. My first one went bad after 90 days or so, I managed to get a replacement headset only for it to last about 60 days and the second round of customer support from RCA was less than expected. Neat concept but poor quality headset.
Summary: I just got the RCA 2501A today so I can't really speak about battery life. However, I would like to give my first impressions... Music is easy to put on the thing just like most MP3 players, I use Windows Media Player without problem. The USB cords to charge the unit and the headphones seems to be well made. The unit uses a simple USB cord. You probably have a hundred of the things laying around. The headphones have a charger that snaps onto the headphones very securely.
Summary: I use the RCA Jet Stream when I go jogging. The big advantage is that it is wireless. I have become addicted to listening to audio books while jogging. It has a lot of features including an FM radio and pedometer not found on most MP3 players. The price was great too. I was replacing a Sony Walkman that gave up the ghost and had a hard time finding a replacement with the features I wanted.
Summary: This item arrived yesterday. It is good looking and easy to operate. The wireless earphone is fantastic. Good sound quality. But the pedometer is a joke: it is too sensitive even I set the sensitivity level as low. I tried 10 steps, and it shows more than 20 steps counted. Even any movement of my arm caused several steps counted.
Summary: Overall I am very satisfied with the S2501A. Sound quality is good and the wireless headphones work as advertised. I thought the ear clips wouldn't last long, though. After about ten uses one broke. Now, I'm trying to find a site that I can get replacement ear clips. If anyone knows where I can purchase the replacement ear clips I would be very thankful.