Summary: I've had the imp 400 for 3 months now, and it has performed very well. I like sound volume controls solid feel accessories anti skip car adapter pouch I don't care for the fit of the headphones. I had to sand down sharp edges over the ears before I could comfortably wear them. The imp 400 is slightly expensive but if you need all the accessories coming with it, which I do, it is actually a great deal. I've dropped it with no consequences. I would recommend it.
Summary: Once upon a time in my life I bought the big brother of iMP-400, iMP-550. But the radio was worthless!!! It was only possible to listen to the strongest radiostations, standing still and holding up the earphone cable. Tried it at the absolute center of Stockholm (the capital of Sweden), and could bearly hear anything. ...so I returned the player to the store and, with some hesitation, bought the iRiver SlimX 400 in stead. I became very positively surprised!
Summary: I did lots of research before choosing this. I wanted an MP3 player that would allow me to recharge the included batteries with the adaptor, was little and sleek looking, and had lots of cool features. The player has exceeded my expectations. 1. The remote is small, and sometimes my finger accidentally slides off when I'm in the middle of fast forwarding or rewinding the track, so I accidentally move to the next track. But, I just go back and start over.
Fantastic, will be close totop of line for at least 2 years!
Lalith Narayan, Amazon
24 October 2003
Summary: This player is the best one can ever own for at least the next 2 to 3 years. It has possibly everything one could want in a mp3 cd player, including firmware upgrades! I admit it is a bit overpriced at 150 odd dollars, but hey I bought mine at 190 and was very happy with what i got. (I still am happy with it) If you look at all the stuff youre getting for the bucks, you might look at the price tag a bit differently.
Summary: I bought my cd player at J&R and it came with the cd player, earphones, AC adapter, cassette adapter, car adapter, and cd case. The cd case and earphones (meh plastic wrap around T-T) arnt exactly the best and as far as I'm seeing, amazon doesnt offer the car adapter and cassette adapter (which isnt very important to me). Anyway, so far there were there were no skips even when i bring them into the NYC Subway--which i can promise, is far from a smooth ride.
Summary: I read one review by an engineer that said he couldn't figure out how to use it. Well I say he wasn't schooled very well. I figured out how to use it pretty well without even looking at the manual. I have no complaints about it at all. I love it!!
Summary: I've read these other reviews and found a few errors or misconceptions I'd like to clarify. First of all this is an excellent unit and have my reasons to prefer an mp3 cd player over a jukebox but won't get into that here. One reviewer complained about all the wires with the remote and odd battery pack attached. I find that when I use the case provided and attach it to my belt, with the remote, there it stays.
A Great CD/MP3 Player, but why pay $80.00 extra right now?
Lawrence A Kling, Amazon
6 April 2003
Summary: Before I give my review, why are people paying $80.00 for this product insead of getting the just as great SlimX iMP 350. There is actually no difference, except for the remote. On the 350, it uses 75 degree rotating dials on the top and bottom for navigation. It's no hassle to change music. On the 400, it uses a d-pad and center enter button. Both have there pros and cons, but each in it is equal. Now for my review.
Summary: For those who, like myself, have become addicted to storing and playing their music in mp3 format, this player is just about the best thing on the market. No other player except iRiver's own 350 model seems to be able to handle the combination of mp3 format and CD-RW media without problems. This model is an improvement on the 350 model in this area, as it does not seem to be subject to the sensitivity to temperature that occasionally plagued the 350.