For my birthday last year i wanted to get somthing that i can listen to my music on. I dont really buy cds or cassettes, i normally download music from the internet. So i decided i want a MP3 player. Looking around various Electronic shops including dixons, currys and HMV all the mp3 players they had were all around £250-300. This for me was too dear. One day i decided to look in a shop just around the corner from me to see if they had any mp3 players. There i saw a Samsung Yepp 64mb Mp3 Player, for only £190. So i decided to buy it, i was very pleased with my purchase and have still got it to this day. Specification - - - - - - - - - - - 64 Of built in memory - Slot for smart card media (memory) - Informative LCD display - Phone Directory - Voice recording Appearance - - - - - - - - - - The Yepp mp3 player, is a small lovely looking thing. Its silver, it has a LCD screen on the front and also has a big round button which controls Play, Rewind, Fastforward, Stop and Pause. It also has 3 buttons above, Voice record, Erase tracks and mode select (from voice to mp3 player). On the side of the Mp3 player, it has volume control, Repeat, Equalizer and the hold switch. On the back it has a clip so you can clip it onto your belt and carry it around easily. The headphone jack is on the top and is easy to find. The batteries go into the side of the mp3 player, it has a slot where you clip off and fit two AAA batteries into it. Software - - - - - - - - With the mp3 player, you get Yepp Explorer software and real jukebox so you can encode your music into smaller files so that you can fit more mp3 files onto your mp3 player. The yepp explorer software is what you use so that you can connect your mp3 player to your computer and then transfer the mp3 files onto it. Once installed you will open your Yepp explorer software and plug your mp3 player into the USB or LPT1 port (depending on which one you get).
Then you will choose which file and then it will download to your mp3 player. Memory - - - - - - - The Yepp MP3 player has a built in 64mb memory card. This can hold up to around 18 songs at 3 minutes each at normally quality. It has a memory expansion slot so that you can put another 64mb card and upgrade it to 128mb memory. This is so you can hold more songs on. As time goes on, bigger capicity memory cards are being made available so you can fit more and more songs on one card, i think the biggest nowadays is a 128mb smart media flash card available from electronics stores priced around £70. Batteries - - - - - - - - The yepp needs 2 AAA batteries to run. The battery time will vary depending on the volume you have it on. The higher the volume the less you will get out of the battery. If you have it on a low volume setting it will last around 8 hours, if not it will last around 2-3 hours. I suggest you get a few sets of batteries and then get a battery charger, that way while your using two another two will be ready to use by the time the others have run out. Equalizer - - - - - - - - The equalizer is a special setting which changes the sound of the mp3 file that you are playing, they feature: Jazz or Jazz 3D - Balance suitable for Jazz Music Rock or Rock3D - Balance suitable for Rock Music Classic or Classic 3D - Balance suitable for Classic Music Phone Directory - - - - - - - - - - - - The phone book is there for you to store phone numbers in your yepp mp3 player just so that you can view them anytime, if you dont have anything to write the number down on you can write it in your mp3 player and then you can send it to your computer afterwards. You use the Mp3 player software to do this. Headphones and Voice Recording - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The headphones are small in-ear headphones. They are very handy and small as they fit into yo
ur pocket easily and also fit right inside your ear so you get the most out of the sound. They are clearly labelled left and right so you know which ears they can go in, like most headphones the lead always gets tangled because you put the headphones in the wrong ear. Voice recording is easy, you choose the option and then speak into the headphones, as they act as a microphone. The file will then be stored onto your mp3 player ready for you to upload to your computer and then play as a WAV file. Conclusion - - - - - - - - - If you want a cheap and reliable mp3 player well then i recommend this. I like this a lot as its small and it fits just the right amount of songs, i always listen to this even though i have speakers on my computer but i can carry this around. You can add memory to it so you can listen to more songs. One of my best buys. http://www.samsungyepp.com
I have been using the Mp3 compression technology since it first became available. I bought the first portable Mp3 player (MPman, which I have also reviewed) to listen on the move. Recently, I was swayed by a cheap USB alternative: Samsung Yepp YP-NEU. The machine is small, light and reasonably attractive. The blue, translucent plastic seems to sandwich a sliver of metal in the middle giving a pleasing effect. There are four buttons on the front: A large, round play/pause button which protrudes quite a bit, and small, metal-looking recessed stop, forward, backward buttons. The volume control is a rocker on the top next to a dash-dot remote control/jack socket. It takes two AAA batteries in a hump on the back. The remote control is a Sony-style cylindrical affair, all silver and a brightly back-lit LCD display. My first impressions with the looks were good. Functionally, which is always a priority, my feelings are mixed. The play/pause button projects far enough to annoy as I always manage to pause the machine when it is in my inside pocket (probably something to do with having my eyeballs squeezed out on their sockets during rush hour on the London Undergrind). There is however a hold button on the back (as well as one on the remote), but it's a chore to keep switching it on and off). The braille factor is pretty good with the player and the remote, so no worries there. The remote is good, but redundant. Unless you keep the player in a handbag, you're just not going to need it. The headphones supplied are average - which is always what I expect from any player, so I ditched them in favour of my favourite, expensive sealed sony 'phones (which is another reason I don't use the remote, the Sony's are full length, so there's too much cable. By not using the remote of course, there is no LCD desplay, so I cannot see what track I'm on, but, so what, as long as I can hear the music I don't care what number it's assigne
d. There is a slot in the front of the machine labelled 'Smart Media'. I thought cool, I can use my 32MB card in my old player, boosting it to a more than adequate 96Megs. Nope. Apparently, I need to buy 'Yepp formatted memory'. This is a frustrating and unfair proprietization for profit. It reminds me of PCMCIA adaptor cables - no standards, fleecy replacement prices. I visited the Yepp website and there was mention of this and that 'soon the software will be available to Yepp format any smart media' [not verbatim] - yeah right. Where do they sell Yepp media? Who knows, I've never seen any. Which brings me to the counterpoint of the data transfer cable. It's USB to mini USB. Way Hey! It's a standard (of sorts) - I've seen such cables from third party suppliers. At least I can't be fleeced there. The desktop software is again what I would expect for an Mp3 player - poor. There is an annoying splash screen which persists for a few seconds on load, and the main display window is small and fixed in size - so you have to scroll through your list of songs. I hate this. It is poor programming. The data transfer rate, whilst faster than my old Parallel player, is still not impressive. According the the software, it never exceeds 2Mbps. USB is capable, so I'm aware, of 12Mbps. Yes, I've got the cable plugged into a hub, but during transfer, I'm only using a USB mouse at the same time. I haven't tried plugging it directly into the computer yet, but my hopes aren't high. Of course, there is no Mp3 ripping software which is a great shame. I realize this is a grey area legally, but gee whiz everybody does it, and it is kind of the whole point with regards to Mp3 players. As Windows 2000 does not have the facility built in, I have to use dodgey shareware or Spin Doctor (again, poorly written software which I might review just for laughs) to convert my CD's. The batteries shipped are of c
ourse crap (as I would expect with any consumer electronics). With Energizer or Duracell (are they the same company?), the runtime is pretty good if expensive. I might use rechargeables again. So in conclusion, it's a reasonably competent player for Mp3 files only. It suffers from most of the ailments that players have always suffered from - which sucks. I put this down to razor-thin margins and a (still) relatively small market. What I'd like to see is a player that is cheap, fast USB connection, rechargeable battery, small, no frills, good software, intuitive, standards based... am I dreaming? Am I thinking of the Apple iPod? Will I go back to tape? Will Sony ever allow Mp3 decoding Minidisc players? Will Flash memory ever be affordable? I'll get back to you on these points!
The YEPP is one of the newer mp3 brands currently on the market and unlike many others it has a recognisable brand name, (hopefully) ensuring quality. It doesnt disappoint. Inside the miniature sized device is 64MB of memory to store your favourite mp3 files. This is enough for about 1 hours worth of music and should be sufficient for most people. The next question is how well does it play the music you put in it. Luckily (since I own one), the answer is "very well indeed". The headphones supplied show off the quality well, and the player doesn't distort, even at the highest volume levels. It must also be noted that these volumes go very high and if you buy this player, you won't be disappointed with this, unlike some other players on the market, such as the MPMAN F35. The transfer of files to the Yepp is pretty speedy, going through a USB port. This means there are no problems, hanging around waiting for files to get upload. One negative feature is the lack of an LCD screen on the actual device. Instead, Samsung has opted to put this on the remote control supplied. Overall though, the YEPP is a very good quality player, at a reasonable price (about £150), that is well worth considering buying.
This opinion is about the now relatively old Samsung Yepp E-32. I managed to get my hands on one just this morning after getting it off ebay for just over £50, which is less than half the price of the current retail version. Although it has been used, it is still in very good condition, except I'd much rather get myself a new set of headphones than use old ones. The headphones supplied match the style of the player, however, I have heard sound quality out of them aren't too great. The Sony headphones I'm using right now are providing tremendous sound quality! (Why I am using this MP3 player when I can easily take the headphones out of the MP3 player on my left, and plug it into my speakers on the right which has a much larger collection of mp3s)Anyway.... What I got in the box was the Samsung Yepp E32 player, CD-ROM, manual, cable and batteries, headphones. The software supplied is outdated and didn't work on Windows XP, but I easily downloaded an updated version from their website www.samsungyepp.com. The software installed easily, which is called the Yepp Explorer, looks similar but more compact version of Windows Explorer. You can drag and drop music from your hard drive onto the Yepp Explorer window which then copies the mp3 to the actual mp3 player. It's build is quite sturdy as far as I can see. A sleek silver casing, which I'm guessing is made from plastic. One flaw in the design of this player however is where the battery cover is and how easily it slides off. If you are operating it in the left hand, the little finger seems to hang about over the battery cover and can quite easily make it slip off - cutting power. Apart from that, the buttons have been designed with ease of use, and very self explanatory. The screen has 3 line display which scrolls nicely to fit long song titles. You do need to add ID3 tags for it though, otherwise it won't display the song properly. One nice feature of this MP3 player is its ability to have expandable media, which allows for more mp3s to be stored. This comes in the form of a Smartmedia card, about the size of a £2 coin, but rectangular and about 1mm thick. As far as I know it can only read cards store upto 32MB max. I emailed Samsung Technical support and they said 32MB versions are the largest possible card that the E32/64 can read. I want to try a 64MB card to confirm this, however if anyone out there can help me and tell me whether it works or not with a 64MB card. One nice thing is that these cards are very cheap at dabs.com. Look for the dabs value range of Smartmedia cards and a 32MB is about £15 compared to Fuji's £80. 64MB is about £40, but I didn't buy that becuase I was unsure whether it would work or not. The cards themselves don't have to be made by Samsung Yepp, as all you do is format the cards with software supplied. This interchangable media is quite good as you can store an infinite amount of songs, but this would mean having stacks of 32MB Smartmedia cards!! The connection type here is parallel, slower than USB but it can tranfer a 4MB song from the computer to the player in about 15-20seconds, which is good enough. You can buy a USB adapter so connection is faster, but I have yet to find anywhere in the UK that sells this. Some other features that might come in handy is 1) Phone book. You can configure and add about 250 phone numbers to the device. Haven't used it yet but can be very handy! Especially when I don't have a mobile phone (!! - no mobile phone??) 2)Voice recorder. The player can record upto 2 and a half hours of your voice. This could be used as a dictaphone. Very useful for college/interviews. There is a belt clip...but I don't use that, so I'll just stick it in my pocket :) Other nifty features are equalizer modes, which changes the sound effects. There are 7 of them;
Normal, Jazz, Jazz-3D, Rock, Rock-3D, Classic, Classic-3D. All sound similar but there are subtle differences. Another button allows you to have shuffle mode, or play all songs in order or just repeat. My opinion of it so far, well worth my £50...but not £120 for a new one! I'd only recommend you get this if it's a bargain. 32MB is not much, infact it's very little, storing 7 tracks only - although this is about half an hour of music. Instruction manual: didn't really need it, but it's not the most detailed things. All in all, a great player, good for those long car journeys methinks!
My first good experience of this particular MP3 player was dropping it onto a kerb whilst running full tilt across a road on a rather miserable rainy day. "Well thats that gone" I thought to myself as a reached down to pick it back up, whilst scanning the ground for the included belt clip. I saw it. Just in time for it to slip down a drain. Now I shrugged off the belt clip and held down the play button, turning it on. Well, I was simply astounded. It worked, flawlessly. The silver paint had scratched off one corner leaving a slightly gawdy white plastic finish, but this piece of technology survived a drop from about 4 foot onto wet tarmac. Usually anything even remotely related to technology and myself has an afinity with the ground. Mobile phones leap out from my grasp and strike the ground, refusing to work. Camera's seize the oppotunity to fall over the edges of scenic bridges. I purchased the 64mb model, for £200, although that was around 9-10 months ago. The price has quite surely dropped by now. 64mb will hold around an hour of reasonable quality sound, and is about standard today. You can squeeze a bit more on it buy lowering the bit rate (quality) of the tracks your rip from CD. On a portable player such as this, quality is limited mainly by lack of storage. Real Jukebox software is included for ripping CD tracks to mp3, although this will only allow up to 96kps which can have quite a strong mid range. The included software for transfering tracks is good, as well as allowing you to use your Yepp like a dictaphone. The only problem with file transfering is the parallel interface with your computer which is much slower than the reasonably new USB standard. Still, if you're prepared to wait a couple of minutes longer, it does the job fine, and should you wish to speed it up you can obtain a USB cable from Samsung's website. It features a 3 line dot matrix screen with equalizer featuring "3D sound&
quot; which basically puts an echo on it making it sound quite poor. You can choose from Jazz, Rock or Pop which sound remarkably similar. Those three are also available in the shoddy "3D" variety. 64mb memory is upgradable with a 64mb Samsung flash card, to 128mb.
Apart from there being no usb connection this little gem is a good all-round player, Sound quality is superb. Its small, Lightweight, very well built, simple to operate, Downloads fairly quickly, Headphones are superb. The only letdown is the batteries as you will always be buying them as you cant put it down once you hear the superb quality sound, make sure the mp3`s are coded at 128kbs for the best sound quality, you can try 64kbs if you want to store more tracks but at a price the sound quality is naff. Still for the price it is a little Gem.
My Yepp YP-E32 is my personal assistant and mp3 player in one. Don’t feel like staying awake in class? Yepp will record it for you Feel Like your favourite songs in amazing digital sound? Yepp its possible Samsung have out passed themselves in both design and quality. Its small, its light and its Silver. Its has a graphic display, it has 3 EQ settings and the headphones are stylish too Unfortunately Samsung have now changed their design and gotten rid of this silver magic box. Shame on you Samsung!!
I have owned my Samsung Yepp E64 player for about 8 months now. I originally bought it because at the time I was travelling to work using the highly reliable, efficient transport system in London, NOT! I had an hour and a half journey each way to look forward to, and I am a gadget freak so I figured I needed to get me a top MP3 player. Nowadays I drive to work so I don’t get as much use out of it as I use to. I checked out all the websites and all the reviews and the Samsung kept coming up time and time again as a top performer and at £200 it was quite reasonably priced. The other player that also caught my eye was the Sony MP3 NW-MS7 player, this was a much better looking and smaller lighter and more highly specification player but retailed at £300. So I had a big decision to make. Should I go for the Sony top of the range, dogs b***ocks (mind my French) player and pay top whack for it, or should I just respect my budget and go for the average, adequate Samsung for £200. Well obviously I went for the Samsung (£180), so here’s what I thought. As far as MP3 players go it’s not a bad looker, in silver, scratched steel kind of look. It's also quite light and easy to carry around. Besides the obvious functions of an MP3 player it also features: - 64MB embedded flash memory with convenient memory expansion by using optional Yepp SmartMedia card. Voice recording feature automatically converts voice files to WAV format when uploaded to the PC. Telephone directory feature allows you to access up to 350 contacts through an easy to user interface. 3-line informative LCD displays music files, voice files and contact information. Seven-mode equalizer (with 3D Sound). Direct parallel port connection with PC. Comes with Real Jukebox software, which performs music file management and encodes your CD’s at high quality 128Kbps music sampling rate. As far as memory is concerned th
e 64MB it comes with was pretty standard at the time, but the fact that it is only upgradeable with Samsung’s own memory type is a bit disappointing as most other manufacturers have opted for the more standard Flash Memory. Even though the Sony also had this feature and use it’s own Memory Stick Memory, I was attracted to that because all their products use the same memory and so it is interchangeable. I also have a Sonly camera that uses a Memory Stick. I would have also preferred a USB connection to a Parallel one as it means I have to unplug my printer every time I use it. There is an optional adapter to convert the parallel to a USB connection but again at an extra cost. The telephone directory feature was a bit gimmicky and not that useful as most people have mobile phones that have this feature. The Samsung came with a very good pair of earphones and the sound quality was actually very good and the variety of different equalizer setting made it suitable for all tastes. It runs on two AAA batteries which I found would not last that long and especially when I was using it heavily I found that I would have to buy new batteries a couple of times a week, and they don’t come cheap. What would have been better was if there was an internal battery and the player came with a charger. Another feature that disappointed me was the fact that I could not define the quality at which I wanted MP3’s copied onto the Yepp, this meant that all my MP3’s were 128Kbps quality but meant I could only have upto 16 tunes on the player at once. Most other players let you define the quality and therefore get to have more tunes on the player at once. Overall I would say the player is not bad, but looking back I think I would have been happier with the equally priced Rio or the more expensive Sony. I hope this has helped.
FIRSTLY, AN APOLOGY... I'm so sorry about the use of the word 'Yepp' in the title, I just couldn't help it. ____________________________________________ I bought my Yepp in about October last year after carefully browsing my way through nearly every online shop in the world. With thousands of players on offer I was at a loss which one to choose. After becoming a social recluse and having a phone bill that about equalled my mortgage, I found the player for me. I MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE But why? -Design The Yepp has got style in such a big way, it doesn't even matter that the manual has got what appears to be a man smelling his armpits on the front, the player has enough style for the whole package. The silver casing and location of buttons makes your Diamond Rio 300 and 500s look like something your granny's just bought you from a car boot sale. The design is also really ergonomic, in that when you hold it your thumb is in the perfect position to use the buttons and your first finger is on the volume button, little bits like this aren't essential but they just add to the joy of using this player. Oh, and it's also really small- put it in your pocket and you'll hardly know it's there (it can fill the gap where your now all spent cash used to be). -Quality When you've just forked out a large sum of money for something this small you want it to feel expensive. The Yepp's great in that it does. Its aluminium casing feels really classy and there's no rattle when you press the buttons. Everything is perfect. The Yepp's are also really durable, abusing electrical equipment is one of my hobbies and mine still works! -The Screen This had to get a whole section to itself. The Yepp was about the first Mp3 player to actually display the title of the tracks, the artist, the track time, the bit-rate of the mp3, the battery life and the audio mode (jazz, normal, r
ock etc.). They all simply scroll across the LCD display which is large enough to read easily, but small enough to be discreet. -Sound Quality Samsung provide some really great headphones with this player, and the player itself has a really good output. You can run the player through your hi-fi and not know whether your listening to a huge Sony CD player, or your diddy little Yepp! Yepps will also go really loud if you want them to, without rattling or blowing the headphones. -Features Along with your mp3 playing bit, you also get a dictaphone and phone book. The dictaphone can be really useful for briefly recording a conversation, and files recorded can be put directly on to your PC. The telephone book is fairly pointless, but nobody makes you use it... The player also features the ability to create audio environments whilst listening to mp3s, such as 'Rock 3D' which lets you have a heavier, fuller sound (by changing the treble and bass automatically). -Battery life I'm sure this thing makes power... Batterires last for weeks, not like your CD or tape players... -Software The software is fairly good, and uploading your music to your Yepp is fairly fast and painless. My only grumble would be that it plugs into your printer port and no adapter is supplied. I've now broken two printer cables, because you have to constantly unplug your printer. Virtually no PCs come with two printer ports. Oh well, at least I'm keeping a printer cable manufacturer in business. -Price These are now quite old and are now really good value! I got My Yepp with 32MB on board memory for £75 from bedirect.co.uk (they don't do 'em any more- sorry *Smug Grin*) -Other The manual is adequate and the upgradability is pretty standard, there is an extra FLASH card slot (although these are amazingly expensive). The players come with either 32MB on board memory or 64MB I would recomme
nd 64, as you really don't get much music on a 32, you're pushed to get a whole CD on it. Finally then, if you want an mp3 player, buy this one it beats anything else at the price, an mpMAN or RIO 300 is a joke compared with this. Do however think about whether mp3 is for you... You can't get many tracks on these at a time and they are very expensive. If you're not sure what you want, I'd perhaps also consider a mini-disc, they are less convenient to put tracks on if you have loads of mp3s, but with minidiscs at around a quid, and upgrade cards for Yepps at around £50 upwards- it's worth looking! Please comment on anything said!
These things are cool. Free music, you cannot go wrong. My Samsyung Yepp YP-E64 is small, light-weight, and easy to use. The software that comes with it (ie. Jukebox Player) is fairly good for getting mp3's and is fast and attractive to look at. Now this is where the fun begins. 2 hours of music on a cassette sized player is amazing. I find myself using it more and more each day, lucky it has a long battery life. The quality of sound that comes out of this electronic little beauty is crystal clear. None of the dreaded hiss from well used tapes, none of the annoying skipping from CD's and with no moving parts very little chance of anything going wrong with it. I recently updated my Jukebox MP3 software, what a result that was. More sound quality with a large band graphic equalizer and faster download times of mp3's to the player. My only gripe with the whole thing is the price of the memory expansion cards. Yes you can have twice the memory capacity but eighty pounds is a lot of money to pay for this luxury (more than half the price of what i payed for the player itself). All in all MP3's are astounding. If you want unlimited amounts of free music, the price to pay for a player and software is definetly worth it. As an aside to my opinion have a look at Napster for pretty much infinite amounts MP3's from every musical genre.
The Samsung Yepp player is available in two models - the relatively memory light 32MB, and the considerably more practical 64MB model. For my 25th birthday, my parents got me the 64MB model, the YP-E64, which I've been playing with pretty much constantly since. As you're no doubt aware, MP3 is a sound file format offering CD-quality sound in relatively small files, thanks to some clever compression techniques. Supposedly CD-quality reproduction is achieved at a sampling rate of 128kbps, which equates to about 1MB of file per minute - or, in other words, the 64MB model can store about 64 minutes of CD quality audio. Of course, you can sample at a lower rate, to produce smaller MP3 files, which the player will play perfectly happily - however, you will notice a decrease in audio reproduction. Fortunately, the Yepp player (like all MP3 players) will play files encoded at any sampling rate. So why should you get an MP3 player rather than, say, use a CD player or cassette recorder? Well, the main advantage is that unlike both of those media, files on an MP3 player are stored in the memory of the unit, and therefore there is no skipping during playback, regardless of how much you shake the player! This means that MP3 players are ideal for use when jogging, or working out in the gym. MP3s are either available to download from the internet, or you can create them yourself from CDs. The Yepp player comes with RealJukebox, which allows you to rip MP3 files from CDs at a sampling rate of 96kbps. Unfortunately, you can't change this figure, and 96kbps is appreciably worse than CD quality. However, by searching the internet you can find other programs which will rip and encode MP3s at different sampling rates. Alternatively, you can pay RealNetworks for a full version of RealJukebox. The Yepp also comes with 'Yepp Explorer', a program for transferring files to and from the unit onto your computer. To achieve this, you conne
ct the Yepp player to either your LPT1 (parallel) port, or to a USB port, using the included cable. Transfer rate is at a pretty respectable 64kBps, which means that a 3MB file can be ported to the unit in 48 seconds - or the full 64MB can be filled in a little over 17 minutes. Playback on the Yepp, once you've disconnected it from your computer, is hassle-free. At all times, the unit displays its battery level, which is a very useful feature. Uploaded files are displayed with MP3 titles read from the ID tag on the file, or if you haven't bothered to tag your files, then from the filename. During playback, the Yepp player displays the filename currently being played, along with its length, and sampling rate. There's also a graphic equaliser with several presets for Jazz, Rock and Classical music. There's even an option to repeat the song currently being played, or all of the songs, and a shuffle option. The unit also has a small inbuilt microphone that can be used to record speech at a stunningly low sampling rate - I would guess about 32kbps to judge from audio reproduction. Still, this is a useful facility for recording quick notes to yourself. You can even store telephone numbers on the Yepp player, which have to be imported from the computer through the Yepp explorer program. This is a little less useful than I would like, but still an interesting option. As for upgradability, there is a slot at the back of the unit, which additional memory cards can be inserted into. I imagine the cost of such cards would be prohibitively expensive, but hopefully will come down with time. The Yepp player takes two AAA batteries, which seem to last quite a long time - 10 hours according to the manual. I've been listening to the player almost incessantly since I received it yesterday morning, and the batteries are still at their maximum level! In fact, the unit actually came with some batteries in the box,
as well as a pair of (pretty good) Yepp headphones! The unit itself is pretty light (just under 105 grams), is very small (65 x 85 x 18mm), and is a natty silver colour. It even comes with a belt clip that you can screw to the back of the unit if you want it. All this for just under £150 - no wonder it won the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) Internet Audio award 1999-2000!
I got my 64Mb Yepp player over six months ago now. At first i was thrilled by the huge range of songs, the nifty looks and quality of this litte beauty. However some long term issues have arisen during my use of the Yepp. Don't get me wrong, i think this is probably the best piece of electronic equipment i have bought, but.... 1. The Casing - Whilst i admit it looks pretty cool, i found the metallic front was too easily scratched. The back was made of painted plastic - which didn't feel as nice (call me vain if you want!). The navigation button rattles too - irrelevant but a bit annoying! The silver paint and writing on the unit is just beginning to fade, but i know what all the buttons do by now so its not too much of a problem! The front and back of the unit have begun to come apart at on corner which again doesn't matter, but is still not too good. 2. The connection - i have found it difficult to make the computer recognise that the player is attached - i don't know if this is the unit or the software but it is really annoying! Especially when it is in the middle of a download! There doesn't seem to be any solution for this problem either, just patience. 3. The functioning of the unit - The only possible complaint about this is that the display is too slow - both in moving from song title to song title and scrolling the names of songs. This can be a bit frustrating! Don't get me wrong, i definitely give this a thumbs up - just don't expect it to last you for years and years. It will be outdated in a couple anyway so i recommend it in the meantime!
Fun, small and easy to use, the YEPP player is well featured (has voice recording fundtions as well as telephone book and of course music playback). The connection to your computer is done by a parallel lead (USB to be relesaed sometime soon). The software is easy to use, although it doesn't allow to upload music from your MP3 player for copyright reasons. Good sound quality, good price (I have seen it for £80). Would be better if it came with USB lead as standard. Extendable by using smartmedia cards (which are rather expensive). Very good player.
I have been very pleased with My Samsung Yepp 64mb MP3 player. It have excellent sound quality, different sound modes Normal, Rock, Classic, Jazz and normal which are all available in 3D modes. Supplied headphones are also very good to, providing excellent clarity and good enough bass level (Not the best). The Sams ung MP3 player is small, light and uploads mp3 files at 150 KB per second, runnning on 2 AAA batteries. It is one of the best-looking MP3 players around, and I would highly recommend it. I does have some problems though it does sometime crash/freeze during downloading/uploading and does use up the batteries quicker than others, otherwise it’s a very impressive MP3 player. One tip I can provide is to buy rechargeable AAA batteries as there is no built in charger. Save your self the money.
I have only just recently bought my new Samsung Yepp 64mb MP3 player and already I have been very impressed with all the aspects of the MP3 player and of Samsung in general. I hadn't really thought of purchasing an MP3 until recently, but thanks to many websites that enable you to download free MP3 files (these websites will remain nameless, of course) I had to get one. It made sense, with so many songs (nearly every song made) new and old to choose from, and for a price of next to nothing my mind had been made up. For me, the future of Music is in MP3 format, forget Mini-discs and CD players they really do seem very clumsy now as they are so much bigger than MP3 players, but of course they do have a lot of other advantages. For instance, the model I have can play 64mb of music (there is also a Samsung Yepp32 - which is capable of playing 32mb of music), which, although depending on the bit-rate of your MP3 file, averages at about 75 minutes for this time. This isn't bad at all and you can even get an extra memory card which slots in to the player itself so that you can hear more music if you so wish. The only problem with this is that if you don't have regular access to a PC then you'll be stuck with the same music for a while, so that extra card does make sense as it will help increase the number of songs. BUT these extra memory cards do cost in the region of a bout £75 upwards, and you could actually get another MP3 player (low budget) for that! As for the range of MP3 players that you can get; well, it varies from the very cheap (e.g. the Soulmate 32mb £50 player) to the incredibly expensive like Sony's Memory stick which retails at the hefty price tag of £299.99, and yet this MP3 player has the same amount of base memory as my Samsung Yepp! But, I guess you are paying extra for the brand 'SONY' and there'll probably be a whole load of extras. The MP3 c
ost me around £150, which isn't too bad for what you actually get: The newest format of music, fantastic digital sound quality, which is so much better than my Technics personal CD player. I've also listened to the Soulmate player, and I can see why the Yepp was 3 times the price as the quality is just so much better. As for the looks? Well, it's made by the Korean firm Samsung (in Korea would you believe) and is very stylish in it's own right. It's finished in a nice Silver colour and has chrome buttons, which are also very stylish. Its actual size is but a mere 7cms by 6cms by 1.9cms (approx), it's very light and can easily be attached to a belt or something as it comes with a belt clip. Oh, and the batteries last for up to 10 (yes TEN) hours, which is quite a long time! The transfer rate is fine, it took me about 10 minutes to download 15 tracks (of about 60mb of music) from my PC to the MP3 and the package even came with a 'real jukebox' which allows you to upload CD files from any CD and turn it into an MP3. Also, I think there is the option to 'create your own' MP3 song and play it on the player. AS well as all this, there is a phone book which allows you to store up to 350 phone numbers on the MP3 (just in case you can't remember all of your 350 friends' numbers!) and you can even record up to two hours of dictation/ speech as there is a record function built into the player. Overall, I am very impressed, and I've only had it for a few days! The leaflet/manual that is supplied with the MP3 is very easy to understand, it's really user-friendly as it doesn't go on for ages in large boring texts; it's broken down into small sections, so it wont bore you. I'm glad I chose the 'Yepp' as it really is a great little player, and is now a great reason for me never to buy any CDs ever again! (Except for presents maybe)
-------------- Update: I have just found out that you can now get this superb player for as little as £80 in some independent and chain stores across the country, but be quick - only for a limited time!