Conclusion: Packed with tons of nifty features, superb audio quality, a logical interface, and a virtually bug- free firmware, the Vibez is a great device for the serious listener. TrekStor managed to get it right for almost everyone: MSC vs. MTP mode, file/folder vs. ID3 browsing, 5-band parametric EQ vs. bass/treble slider, open source codecs (Ogg, FLAC) vs. DRM support.
Pros: Very good audio quality, 5-band parametric EQ, option to save profiles, Gapless playback, crossfade, Supports a large variety of audio codecs, MSC and MTP modes, works on any operating system, File/folder browsing and ID3 browsing, Line-in recording in CD quality, manual gain control, Player can be used while charging (only in MTP mode), User replaceable battery, Screen is visible in direct sunlight, Decent stock earbuds by Sennheiser, A variety of useful accessories ...
Cons: Scroll wheel can be awkward and imprecise to use, Real life playback time is closer to 12 hours than the advertised 20 hours, Hard disk instead of flash memory, Tiny low-res screen, microscopic fonts on some menu points, Low output volume, doesn’t work well with higher impedance phones, GUI can be sluggish at times, Back plate scratches easily, No firmware updates on a regular basis
Excerpt: TrekStor’s Vibez media player has several innovative features we really dig; unfortunately, these innovations are undone by a few less desirable traits. Let’s start with the upside: The Vibez is one of the few portable players that can handle the ultra-high bitrate of music encoded using Microsoft’s WMA Lossless codec. Not a WMA fan? Not to worry; it’ll also play FLAC, WAV, OGG, and MP3 files.
Pros: Plays a ton of file formats, and sounds great when doing so!
Cons: Tiny display, crappy user interface, highly annoying wheel-thingy.
Excerpt: The vibez MP3 player from TrekStor offers great sound quality and feature set for the price range. If you’re in the market for a compact MP3 player, there are quite a number of options available. TrekStor, a German company known for flash drives and MP3 players , has brought another contender to the US market – the TrekStore “vibez”.
Pros: Great sound quality; plenty of features; mini-USB connector; doubles as a flash drive
Cons: No dedicated lock button; poor menu system; scroll wheel feels cheap and inaccurate
Conclusion: Alle, die neidisch auf die einfache iPod-Bedienung waren, sich aber keinen Apple-Player kaufen wollten, haben mit dem TrekStor Vibez endlich eine vernünftige Alternative. Er klingt gut, läuft lang und ist gerade im Hinblick auf seine 12-GByte-Speicher günstig.
Pros: Navigationsrad, Speicher, Bedienung
Cons: Frequenzgang nicht optimal, Kratzempfindliche Rückseite