Cenix MP-400 MP3 player review

Many modern flash players are functionally only slightly different from each other. The main competition is in the field of design and marketing. The time of nondescript "bars" with a USB connector is over, they are being replaced by stylish and ergonomic players, each of which has its own promotion strategy. The Korean brand Cenix, which is quite widely represented on the Russian market, seeks to associate its products with new trends: r&b music, a dynamic lifestyle and an appropriate appearance.

The Cenix MP400 uses 256 MB flash memory as storage media, and other memory sizes are also available. MP3 and WMA files are supported with bit rates ranging from 8 to 320 Kbps. The capabilities of the device are not limited to playback only - the player is also equipped with an FM radio receiver and allows you to record a signal from the built-in microphone.

Body

The body of the player has the usual dimensions and boasts a low thickness of 14.85 mm. Production material - high-quality silvery plastic. Around the display, located on the front side, there is a mirror insert. The quality of workmanship, assembly and fitting of parts is at a high level and is not satisfactory. There is no backlash, the body is very tight and deserves a good rating. The case has rounded sides and is not symmetrical - it reaches its maximum thickness at the location of the battery compartment. On one of the ends there is a built-in microphone, a lanyard attachment and a rotary switch, on the opposite end there is a minijack headphone jack and a USB connector. The design of the player is futuristic and compares favorably with most models on the market. Despite the use of a silver color that is very common today, the player looks fresh and interesting, not least thanks to a non-standard control scheme.

Management

The main element of the player control circuit is a multifunction rotary switch located on the left side. The principle of its operation practically repeats that of the Samsung YP-55V and is very similar to Sony's proprietary Jog Dial. Switching between tracks, moving through the menu and changing parameters is done by turning the ring in one direction or another. Pressing the button inscribed in the ring stops and starts playback. It is convenient to use the switch, its presence is one of the positive features of the player that distinguishes it from competitors' products. The rotary ring has a ribbed surface and does not slip in the fingers. The surface of the inscribed button is made concave, which helps to accurately fix the fingertip on it. Unfortunately, the button does not allow you to select items in the menu - this function is assigned to the button to call it - this situation seems to be a manufacturer's flaw. The ability to navigate menus with one hand would be useful to many users.

The rest of the controls are represented by five buttons. Three of them are located on the front panel and are responsible for turning on the power, calling up the menu and digital volume control. Two more buttons can be found on the rounded sidebar. Their purpose is to switch the operating modes of the player and control the recording from the microphone. The MP400 control implementation level can be described as average, the player does not lack stars from the sky, but it does not cause discomfort in operation.

Display and Menu

The display of the Cenix MP400 is small and takes up less than half of the device's front panel. The display resolution is 128 x 48 pixels, it will fit 4 lines of information. The resolution and contrast of the display are at a decent level, the information is easy to read, especially if you choose the color of the backlight "for yourself." The user has a choice of seven colors, with three of them providing the brightest backlight, while the rest look a little paler.

< img src="https://mobile-review.com/mp3/review/image/cenix/mp400/pic4-6.jpg"/>

The amount of simultaneously displayed information is chosen just right, the display is not overloaded, but everything you need is presented on it: file and track name, number of tracks, playback time, repeat mode, equalizer operation and other data. In general, the display is implemented at a decent level - the information is easy to read, and various backlight colors allow, to a certain extent, to improve its perception.

The player menu can't boast of a large number of elements, and looks a little sketchy. Sections and menu items are represented by crudely depicted graphical icons, which, however, does not detract from their informativeness. It is difficult to get confused in the contents of the sections, a relatively small number of device operation parameters are subject to configuration. For example, the system settings section includes only language selection, display backlight colors and power saving modes.Minimal settings are also provided for other operating modes of the device, receiving FM radio or recording from the built-in microphone. The level of implementation of the device's menu can be considered average, it is quite convenient to use and intuitively understandable. It is worth noting only a slightly unusual method of moving between items using the rotary switch, but this is more of a design feature and cannot affect its overall rating. The ability of the player to work with Cyrillic in file names and ID3 tags deserves special mention. Unfortunately, the Cenix MP400 does not display Cyrillic correctly - the characters are present, but they do not want to form words.

The sound quality and features of the device turned out to match the design - the MP400 sounds a bit harsh, technological, assertive. It doesn't matter that the deepest bass is weak - but hip-hop drums sound springy and powerful. High frequencies sound quite hard, but the same can be said about the music loved by the inhabitants of the stone jungle. You can customize the sound for yourself using the built-in digital equalizer. It offers five presets to choose from, including a five-band manual setting. The overall sound can be described as "digital", rather harsh, but well suited to modern electronic and dance music, hip-hop and r&b.

The built-in FM broadcast receiver shows a mostly typical picture for portable devices. The auto search finds predominantly the stations with the strongest transmitters, while its All Types Of Engines And Gearbox. operation depends heavily on the position of the headphone wire. Manual tuning at the station, combined with a good location of the wire-antenna, allows you to get a fairly stable reception with virtually no interference. In general, radio reception is stable, however, in order to listen to the radio while traveling, for example, in a commuter train, you will only need to choose "air titans" with a strong signal.

Record

The sensitivity of the device's built-in microphone directly affects the recording quality. Recently, frankly weak microphones, such as the players were equipped with “at the beginning of their career”, were practically not noticeable. From this we can draw an unconditionally positive conclusion about the growth of the overall level of performance of devices. The MP400 has a decent microphone and is quite suitable for recording conversations, debates and similar events, provided that the player is within a radius of several meters from the signal source. Reporting work, recording press conferences, reports and lectures - for the most part, the player is too tough. Not the best feature of the device is that it supports only one bitrate for recording from a microphone; you cannot manually increase or decrease it. Perhaps this is a flaw in the current firmware version and it will be fixed later. However, a fixed bit rate is suitable for most applications, providing the right balance between file size and sound quality. The 256 MB version of the device can record about 1000 minutes of audio in PCM 8 kHz.

Power and PC connection

The player uses a AAA battery as a power source. The manufacturer claims about 10 hours of continuous MP3 playback, which seems quite achievable if you use a high-quality alkaline battery and listen at an average volume level. The player is connected to a Windows PC via USB 1.1, and no drivers or additional software are required. Copying data from / to a PC is carried out using the operating system. Unfortunately, the data transfer rate on the bus is not high, but comparable to that of the vast majority of devices that do not support USB 2.0. Naturally, the player can be used as a mobile data carrier, but the user will have to carry a USB cable with him at all times - the USB connector on the player is standard, but not very common.

Results and impressions

The player is implemented at a good average level and is aimed at young people who are less picky about the subtle aspects of sound. The design of the device is rather unusual and generally successful, despite the silver color scheme, which has become a commonplace in electronics design. The disadvantages of the device include a fixed bitrate for recording from a microphone, in places an excessively “digital” sound and incorrect work with Cyrillic.

Specifications:

Supported file formats: MP3 and WMA
Bitrate: 8-320 Kbps, VBR
Interface : USB 1.1
Dimensions: 34 x 82.5 x 14.85mm
Weight: 30g (without battery)

Cenix MP-400 MP3 player review

Many modern flash players are functionally only slightly different from each other. The main competition is in the field of design and marketing. The time of nondescript "bars" with a USB connector is over, they are being replaced by stylish and ergonomic players, each of which has its own promotion strategy. The Korean brand Cenix, which is quite widely represented on the Russian market, seeks to associate its products with new trends: r&b music, a dynamic lifestyle and an appropriate appearance.

The Cenix MP400 uses 256 MB flash memory as storage media, and other memory sizes are also available. MP3 and WMA files are supported with bit rates ranging from 8 to 320 Kbps. The capabilities of the device are not limited to playback only - the player is also equipped with an FM radio receiver and allows you to record a signal from the built-in microphone.

Body

The body of the player has the usual dimensions and boasts a low thickness of 14.85 mm. Production material - high-quality silvery plastic. Around the display, located on the front side, there is a mirror insert. The quality of workmanship, assembly and fitting of parts is at a high level and is not satisfactory. There is no backlash, the body is very tight and deserves a good rating. The case has rounded sides and is not symmetrical - it reaches its maximum thickness at the location of the battery compartment. On one of the ends there is a built-in microphone, a lanyard attachment and a rotary switch, on the opposite end there is a minijack headphone jack and a USB connector. The design of the player is futuristic and compares favorably with most models on the market. Despite the use of a silver color that is very common today, the player looks fresh and interesting, not least thanks to a non-standard control scheme.

Management

The main element of the player control circuit is a multifunction rotary switch located on the left side. The principle of its operation practically repeats that of the Samsung YP-55V and is very similar to Sony's proprietary Jog Dial. Switching between tracks, moving through the menu and changing parameters is done by turning the ring in one direction or another. Pressing the button inscribed in the ring stops and starts playback. It is convenient to use the switch, its presence is one of the positive features of the player that distinguishes it from competitors' products. The rotary ring has a ribbed surface and does not slip in the fingers. The surface of the inscribed button is made concave, which helps to accurately fix the fingertip on it. Unfortunately, the button does not allow you to select items in the menu - this function is assigned to the button to call it - this situation seems to be a manufacturer's flaw. The ability to navigate menus with one hand would be useful to many users.

The rest of the controls are represented by five buttons. Three of them are located on the front panel and are responsible for turning on the power, calling up the menu and digital volume control. Two more buttons can be found on the rounded sidebar. Their purpose is to switch the operating modes of the player and control the recording from the microphone. The MP400 control implementation level can be described as average, the player does not lack stars from the sky, but it does not cause discomfort in operation.

Display and Menu

The display of the Cenix MP400 is small and takes up less than half of the device's front panel. The display resolution is 128 x 48 pixels, it will fit 4 lines of information. The resolution and contrast of the display are at a decent level, the information is easy to read, especially if you choose the color of the backlight "for yourself." The user has a choice of seven colors, with three of them providing the brightest backlight, while the rest look a little paler.

< img src="https://mobile-review.com/mp3/review/image/cenix/mp400/pic4-6.jpg"/>

The amount of simultaneously displayed information is chosen just right, the display is not overloaded, but everything you need is presented on it: file and track name, number of tracks, playback time, repeat mode, equalizer operation and other data. In general, the display is implemented at a decent level - the information is easy to read, and various backlight colors allow, to a certain extent, to improve its perception.

The player menu can't boast of a large number of elements, and looks a little sketchy. Sections and menu items are represented by crudely depicted graphical icons, which, however, does not detract from their informativeness. It is difficult to get confused in the contents of the sections, a relatively small number of device operation parameters are subject to configuration. For example, the system settings section includes only language selection, display backlight colors and power saving modes.Minimal settings are also provided for other operating modes of the device, receiving FM radio or recording from the built-in microphone. The level of implementation of the device's menu can be considered average, it is quite convenient to use and intuitively understandable. It is worth noting only a slightly unusual method of moving between items using the rotary switch, but this is more of a design feature and cannot affect its overall rating. The ability of the player to work with Cyrillic in file names and ID3 tags deserves special mention. Unfortunately, the Cenix MP400 does not display Cyrillic correctly - the characters are present, but they do not want to form words.

The sound quality and features of the device turned out to match the design - the MP400 sounds a bit harsh, technological, assertive. It doesn't matter that the deepest bass is weak - but hip-hop drums sound springy and powerful. High frequencies sound quite hard, but the same can be said about the music loved by the inhabitants of the stone jungle. You can customize the sound for yourself using the built-in digital equalizer. It offers five presets to choose from, including a five-band manual setting. The overall sound can be described as "digital", rather harsh, but well suited to modern electronic and dance music, hip-hop and r&b.

The built-in FM broadcast receiver shows a mostly typical picture for portable devices. The auto search finds predominantly the stations with the strongest transmitters, while its All Types Of Engines And Gearbox. operation depends heavily on the position of the headphone wire. Manual tuning at the station, combined with a good location of the wire-antenna, allows you to get a fairly stable reception with virtually no interference. In general, radio reception is stable, however, in order to listen to the radio while traveling, for example, in a commuter train, you will only need to choose "air titans" with a strong signal.

Record

The sensitivity of the device's built-in microphone directly affects the recording quality. Recently, frankly weak microphones, such as the players were equipped with “at the beginning of their career”, were practically not noticeable. From this we can draw an unconditionally positive conclusion about the growth of the overall level of performance of devices. The MP400 has a decent microphone and is quite suitable for recording conversations, debates and similar events, provided that the player is within a radius of several meters from the signal source. Reporting work, recording press conferences, reports and lectures - for the most part, the player is too tough. Not the best feature of the device is that it supports only one bitrate for recording from a microphone; you cannot manually increase or decrease it. Perhaps this is a flaw in the current firmware version and it will be fixed later. However, a fixed bit rate is suitable for most applications, providing the right balance between file size and sound quality. The 256 MB version of the device can record about 1000 minutes of audio in PCM 8 kHz.

Power and PC connection

The player uses a AAA battery as a power source. The manufacturer claims about 10 hours of continuous MP3 playback, which seems quite achievable if you use a high-quality alkaline battery and listen at an average volume level. The player is connected to a Windows PC via USB 1.1, and no drivers or additional software are required. Copying data from / to a PC is carried out using the operating system. Unfortunately, the data transfer rate on the bus is not high, but comparable to that of the vast majority of devices that do not support USB 2.0. Naturally, the player can be used as a mobile data carrier, but the user will have to carry a USB cable with him at all times - the USB connector on the player is standard, but not very common.

Results and impressions

The player is implemented at a good average level and is aimed at young people who are less picky about the subtle aspects of sound. The design of the device is rather unusual and generally successful, despite the silver color scheme, which has become a commonplace in electronics design. The disadvantages of the device include a fixed bitrate for recording from a microphone, in places an excessively “digital” sound and incorrect work with Cyrillic.

Specifications:

Supported file formats: MP3 and WMA
Bitrate: 8-320 Kbps, VBR
Interface : USB 1.1
Dimensions: 34 x 82.5 x 14.85mm
Weight: 30g (without battery)

Cenix MP-400 MP3 player review

Many modern flash players are functionally only slightly different from each other. The main competition is in the field of design and marketing. The time of nondescript "bars" with a USB connector is over, they are being replaced by stylish and ergonomic players, each of which has its own promotion strategy. The Korean brand Cenix, which is quite widely represented on the Russian market, seeks to associate its products with new trends: r&b music, a dynamic lifestyle and an appropriate appearance.

The Cenix MP400 uses 256 MB flash memory as storage media, and other memory sizes are also available. MP3 and WMA files are supported with bit rates ranging from 8 to 320 Kbps. The capabilities of the device are not limited to playback only - the player is also equipped with an FM radio receiver and allows you to record a signal from the built-in microphone.

Body

The body of the player has the usual dimensions and boasts a low thickness of 14.85 mm. Production material - high-quality silvery plastic. Around the display, located on the front side, there is a mirror insert. The quality of workmanship, assembly and fitting of parts is at a high level and is not satisfactory. There is no backlash, the body is very tight and deserves a good rating. The case has rounded sides and is not symmetrical - it reaches its maximum thickness at the location of the battery compartment. On one of the ends there is a built-in microphone, a lanyard attachment and a rotary switch, on the opposite end there is a minijack headphone jack and a USB connector. The design of the player is futuristic and compares favorably with most models on the market. Despite the use of a silver color that is very common today, the player looks fresh and interesting, not least thanks to a non-standard control scheme.

Management

The main element of the player control circuit is a multifunction rotary switch located on the left side. The principle of its operation practically repeats that of the Samsung YP-55V and is very similar to Sony's proprietary Jog Dial. Switching between tracks, moving through the menu and changing parameters is done by turning the ring in one direction or another. Pressing the button inscribed in the ring stops and starts playback. It is convenient to use the switch, its presence is one of the positive features of the player that distinguishes it from competitors' products. The rotary ring has a ribbed surface and does not slip in the fingers. The surface of the inscribed button is made concave, which helps to accurately fix the fingertip on it. Unfortunately, the button does not allow you to select items in the menu - this function is assigned to the button to call it - this situation seems to be a manufacturer's flaw. The ability to navigate menus with one hand would be useful to many users.

The rest of the controls are represented by five buttons. Three of them are located on the front panel and are responsible for turning on the power, calling up the menu and digital volume control. Two more buttons can be found on the rounded sidebar. Their purpose is to switch the operating modes of the player and control the recording from the microphone. The MP400 control implementation level can be described as average, the player does not lack stars from the sky, but it does not cause discomfort in operation.

Display and Menu

The display of the Cenix MP400 is small and takes up less than half of the device's front panel. The display resolution is 128 x 48 pixels, it will fit 4 lines of information. The resolution and contrast of the display are at a decent level, the information is easy to read, especially if you choose the color of the backlight "for yourself." The user has a choice of seven colors, with three of them providing the brightest backlight, while the rest look a little paler.

< img src="https://mobile-review.com/mp3/review/image/cenix/mp400/pic4-6.jpg"/>

The amount of simultaneously displayed information is chosen just right, the display is not overloaded, but everything you need is presented on it: file and track name, number of tracks, playback time, repeat mode, equalizer operation and other data. In general, the display is implemented at a decent level - the information is easy to read, and various backlight colors allow, to a certain extent, to improve its perception.

The player menu can't boast of a large number of elements, and looks a little sketchy. Sections and menu items are represented by crudely depicted graphical icons, which, however, does not detract from their informativeness. It is difficult to get confused in the contents of the sections, a relatively small number of device operation parameters are subject to configuration. For example, the system settings section includes only language selection, display backlight colors and power saving modes.Minimal settings are also provided for other operating modes of the device, receiving FM radio or recording from the built-in microphone. The level of implementation of the device's menu can be considered average, it is quite convenient to use and intuitively understandable. It is worth noting only a slightly unusual method of moving between items using the rotary switch, but this is more of a design feature and cannot affect its overall rating. The ability of the player to work with Cyrillic in file names and ID3 tags deserves special mention. Unfortunately, the Cenix MP400 does not display Cyrillic correctly - the characters are present, but they do not want to form words.

The sound quality and features of the device turned out to match the design - the MP400 sounds a bit harsh, technological, assertive. It doesn't matter that the deepest bass is weak - but hip-hop drums sound springy and powerful. High frequencies sound quite hard, but the same can be said about the music loved by the inhabitants of the stone jungle. You can customize the sound for yourself using the built-in digital equalizer. It offers five presets to choose from, including a five-band manual setting. The overall sound can be described as "digital", rather harsh, but well suited to modern electronic and dance music, hip-hop and r&b.

The built-in FM broadcast receiver shows a mostly typical picture for portable devices. The auto search finds predominantly the stations with the strongest transmitters, while its All Types Of Engines And Gearbox. operation depends heavily on the position of the headphone wire. Manual tuning at the station, combined with a good location of the wire-antenna, allows you to get a fairly stable reception with virtually no interference. In general, radio reception is stable, however, in order to listen to the radio while traveling, for example, in a commuter train, you will only need to choose "air titans" with a strong signal.

Record

The sensitivity of the device's built-in microphone directly affects the recording quality. Recently, frankly weak microphones, such as the players were equipped with “at the beginning of their career”, were practically not noticeable. From this we can draw an unconditionally positive conclusion about the growth of the overall level of performance of devices. The MP400 has a decent microphone and is quite suitable for recording conversations, debates and similar events, provided that the player is within a radius of several meters from the signal source. Reporting work, recording press conferences, reports and lectures - for the most part, the player is too tough. Not the best feature of the device is that it supports only one bitrate for recording from a microphone; you cannot manually increase or decrease it. Perhaps this is a flaw in the current firmware version and it will be fixed later. However, a fixed bit rate is suitable for most applications, providing the right balance between file size and sound quality. The 256 MB version of the device can record about 1000 minutes of audio in PCM 8 kHz.

Power and PC connection

The player uses a AAA battery as a power source. The manufacturer claims about 10 hours of continuous MP3 playback, which seems quite achievable if you use a high-quality alkaline battery and listen at an average volume level. The player is connected to a Windows PC via USB 1.1, and no drivers or additional software are required. Copying data from / to a PC is carried out using the operating system. Unfortunately, the data transfer rate on the bus is not high, but comparable to that of the vast majority of devices that do not support USB 2.0. Naturally, the player can be used as a mobile data carrier, but the user will have to carry a USB cable with him at all times - the USB connector on the player is standard, but not very common.

Results and impressions

The player is implemented at a good average level and is aimed at young people who are less picky about the subtle aspects of sound. The design of the device is rather unusual and generally successful, despite the silver color scheme, which has become a commonplace in electronics design. The disadvantages of the device include a fixed bitrate for recording from a microphone, in places an excessively “digital” sound and incorrect work with Cyrillic.

Specifications:

Supported file formats: MP3 and WMA
Bitrate: 8-320 Kbps, VBR
Interface : USB 1.1
Dimensions: 34 x 82.5 x 14.85mm
Weight: 30g (without battery)

Cenix MP-400 MP3 player review

Many modern flash players are functionally only slightly different from each other. The main competition is in the field of design and marketing. The time of nondescript "bars" with a USB connector is over, they are being replaced by stylish and ergonomic players, each of which has its own promotion strategy. The Korean brand Cenix, which is quite widely represented on the Russian market, seeks to associate its products with new trends: r&b music, a dynamic lifestyle and an appropriate appearance.

The Cenix MP400 uses 256 MB flash memory as storage media, and other memory sizes are also available. MP3 and WMA files are supported with bit rates ranging from 8 to 320 Kbps. The capabilities of the device are not limited to playback only - the player is also equipped with an FM radio receiver and allows you to record a signal from the built-in microphone.

Body

The body of the player has the usual dimensions and boasts a low thickness of 14.85 mm. Production material - high-quality silvery plastic. Around the display, located on the front side, there is a mirror insert. The quality of workmanship, assembly and fitting of parts is at a high level and is not satisfactory. There is no backlash, the body is very tight and deserves a good rating. The case has rounded sides and is not symmetrical - it reaches its maximum thickness at the location of the battery compartment. On one of the ends there is a built-in microphone, a lanyard attachment and a rotary switch, on the opposite end there is a minijack headphone jack and a USB connector. The design of the player is futuristic and compares favorably with most models on the market. Despite the use of a silver color that is very common today, the player looks fresh and interesting, not least thanks to a non-standard control scheme.

Management

The main element of the player control circuit is a multifunction rotary switch located on the left side. The principle of its operation practically repeats that of the Samsung YP-55V and is very similar to Sony's proprietary Jog Dial. Switching between tracks, moving through the menu and changing parameters is done by turning the ring in one direction or another. Pressing the button inscribed in the ring stops and starts playback. It is convenient to use the switch, its presence is one of the positive features of the player that distinguishes it from competitors' products. The rotary ring has a ribbed surface and does not slip in the fingers. The surface of the inscribed button is made concave, which helps to accurately fix the fingertip on it. Unfortunately, the button does not allow you to select items in the menu - this function is assigned to the button to call it - this situation seems to be a manufacturer's flaw. The ability to navigate menus with one hand would be useful to many users.

The rest of the controls are represented by five buttons. Three of them are located on the front panel and are responsible for turning on the power, calling up the menu and digital volume control. Two more buttons can be found on the rounded sidebar. Their purpose is to switch the operating modes of the player and control the recording from the microphone. The MP400 control implementation level can be described as average, the player does not lack stars from the sky, but it does not cause discomfort in operation.

Display and Menu

The display of the Cenix MP400 is small and takes up less than half of the device's front panel. The display resolution is 128 x 48 pixels, it will fit 4 lines of information. The resolution and contrast of the display are at a decent level, the information is easy to read, especially if you choose the color of the backlight "for yourself." The user has a choice of seven colors, with three of them providing the brightest backlight, while the rest look a little paler.

The amount of simultaneously displayed information is chosen just right, the display is not overloaded, but everything you need is presented on it: file and track name, number of tracks, playback time, repeat mode, equalizer operation and other data. In general, the display is implemented at a decent level - the information is easy to read, and various backlight colors allow, to a certain extent, to improve its perception.

The player menu can't boast of a large number of elements, and looks a little sketchy. Sections and menu items are represented by crudely depicted graphical icons, which, however, does not detract from their informativeness. It is difficult to get confused in the contents of the sections, a relatively small number of device operation parameters are subject to configuration. For example, the system settings section includes only language selection, display backlight colors and power saving modes. Minimal settings are also provided for other operating modes of the device, receiving FM radio or recording from the built-in microphone. The level of implementation of the device's menu can be considered average, it is quite convenient to use and intuitively understandable. It is worth noting only a slightly unusual method of moving between items using the rotary switch, but this is more of a design feature and cannot affect its overall rating. The ability of the player to work with Cyrillic in file names and ID3 tags deserves special mention. Unfortunately, the Cenix MP400 does not display Cyrillic correctly - the characters are present, but they do not want to form words.

The sound quality and features of the device turned out to match the design - the MP400 sounds a bit harsh, technological, assertive. It doesn't matter that the deepest bass is weak - but hip-hop drums sound springy and powerful. High frequencies sound quite hard, but the same can be said about the music loved by the inhabitants of the stone jungle. You can customize the sound for yourself using the built-in digital equalizer. It offers five presets to choose from, including a five-band manual setting. The overall sound can be described as "digital", rather harsh, but well suited to modern electronic and dance music, hip-hop and r&b.

The built-in FM broadcast receiver shows a mostly typical picture for portable devices. The auto search finds predominantly the stations with the strongest transmitters, with its All Types Of Engines And Gearbox. operation is highly dependent on the position of the headphone wire. Manual tuning at the station, combined with a good location of the wire-antenna, allows you to get a fairly stable reception with virtually no interference. In general, radio reception is stable, however, in order to listen to the radio while traveling, for example, in a commuter train, you will only need to choose "air titans" with a strong signal.

The built-in FM radio broadcast receiver shows basically a typical picture for portable devices. The automatic search finds predominantly the stations with the strongest transmitters, while All Types Of Engines And Gearbox . All Types Of Engines And Gearbox. operation is highly dependent on the position of the headphone wire. Manual tuning at the station, combined with a good location of the wire-antenna, allows you to get a fairly stable reception with virtually no interference. In general, radio reception is stable, however, in order to listen to the radio while traveling, for example, in a commuter train, you will only need to choose "air titans" with a strong signal.

Record

The sensitivity of the device's built-in microphone directly affects the recording quality. Recently, frankly weak microphones, such as the players were equipped with “at the beginning of their career”, were practically not noticeable. From this we can draw an unconditionally positive conclusion about the growth of the overall level of performance of devices. The MP400 has a decent microphone and is quite suitable for recording conversations, debates and similar events, provided that the player is within a radius of several meters from the signal source. Reporting work, recording press conferences, reports and lectures - for the most part, the player is too tough. Not the best feature of the device is that it supports only one bitrate for recording from a microphone; you cannot manually increase or decrease it. Perhaps this is a flaw in the current firmware version and it will be fixed later. However, a fixed bit rate is suitable for most applications, providing the right balance between file size and sound quality. The 256 MB version of the device can record about 1000 minutes of audio in PCM 8 kHz.

Power and PC connection

The player uses a AAA battery as a power source. The manufacturer claims about 10 hours of continuous MP3 playback, which seems quite achievable if you use a high-quality alkaline battery and listen at an average volume level. The player is connected to a Windows PC via USB 1.1, and no drivers or additional software are required. Copying data from / to a PC is carried out using the operating system. Unfortunately, the data transfer rate on the bus is not high, but comparable to that of the vast majority of devices that do not support USB 2.0. Naturally, the player can be used as a mobile data carrier, but the user will have to carry a USB cable with him at all times - the USB connector on the player is standard, but not very common.

Results and impressions

The player is implemented at a good average level and is aimed at young people who are less picky about the subtle aspects of sound. The design of the device is rather unusual and generally successful, despite the silver color scheme, which has become a commonplace in electronics design. The disadvantages of the device include a fixed bitrate for recording from a microphone, in places an excessively “digital” sound and incorrect work with Cyrillic.

Specifications:

Supported file formats: MP3 and WMA Bitrate: 8-320Kbps, VBR Interface: USB 1.1 Dimensions: 34 x 82.5 x 14.85mm Weight: 30g (without battery)