Review of iRiver T30 MP3 player

iRiver T30 is a fresh variation on the prism theme and a representative of the company's new flash line. The further development of the tried and tested design technique will undoubtedly benefit the players. The main thing here is not to overdo it and keep the novelty of the design, which so far iRiver manages without much difficulty.

The main emphasis in the T30 is on design, the functionality of the device is at the average level in the industry. In practice, this means that the player is capable of playing MP3, WMA, ASF and OGG files, is equipped with a built-in FM radio tuner and microphone. The signal is recorded from the microphone, line input and tuner. Given the lack of a color display with the ability to view graphic files, these characteristics can be safely recognized as a kind of industry standard.

The player is available in three different sizes of installed memory: 256 and 512 MB or 1 GB. There are four color options to choose from - assuming iRiver applies https://cars45.com.gh/listing /chevrolet/express/2008 color coding of products depending on the amount of installed memory, then either one color scheme is superfluous, or there is (or is planned) a 128 MB or 2 GB option.

Design and Body

The T30 case has a prismatic section and is made of smooth plastic. In all color options, the ends and front panel are left black, but the frame, back and side panels can be light green, turquoise, red or gray. Plastic makes a good impression, its strength and density are felt. The quality of manufacturing, assembly and fitting of parts does not cause complaints and is at a high level. The battery cover is tightly fitted and has virtually no play. In the hands of the case does not "play" even with strong compression.

Outwardly, the player looks interesting, stands out from the crowd. Some continuity in design with earlier "prism" models has been preserved, this has a positive effect on the image of the company's products in the eyes of consumers.

The front panel contains an LCD display and a microphone hole, the right end is left empty, it bears the Russian certification badge. The USB, headphone and line-in connectors are located on the left side. On the rear panel, if you can call the convex and rounded “hump” that way, there is a battery cover and a sliding control key lock switch.

The player is made at a decent quality level - average for iRiver - and lives up to expectations. Despite the fact that other well-known companies, such as MPIO, also use the prismatic case shape, it is primarily associated with the successful previous iRiver models, which just "brought" the company to the market leaders.

Management

The player's controls are located on the side panels of the case and are represented by six buttons. The control organization scheme is the same as that of the T20 model: two buttons are responsible for volume control, with the help of two more you can switch between tracks and navigate through the menu, one button is used to open the menu and one more button to start and stop playback. The player does not have a separate button for recording, switching to the recording mode is carried out from the menu, and direct start and stop using the playback button.

The buttons are made of rubberized black plastic and are medium in size. They are located close to each other, but due to their size and slightly convex surface, there are practically no false clicks. Clicks are fixed clearly, with noticeable feedback and a sensitive click.

The button lock slide switch is located on the bottom panel and is medium in size. The grooved surface makes it easy to find it by touch, the switch is securely fixed.

Player control is standard and soundly implemented. Innovation is completely absent, but this is exactly what is required from the player control system: it should be simple, visual and intuitive. In the case of the T30, the situation is exactly like that, in order to get confused in the buttons, you will have to work hard. Tactile sensations from working with the keys are also pleasant, the overall high level of interface implementation is worth noting.

Display and Menu

The player has a medium-sized monochrome LCD display located in the middle of the front panel. The display has a light blue backlight and contains four lines of information. The display resolution is quite high: despite the lack of exact figures, this can be concluded by the amount of information displayed on the display at the same time, and by the quality of drawing graphic elements. The fonts and the layout of the information are chosen well and are generally standard, there are no difficulties in reading information from the display.

In playback mode, the display simultaneously displays information about the current time, battery level, file name (or information from the ID3 tag) that has elapsed since the start of playback time. Also on the display there is a graphic jackal of the moment of playback and various system icons.

The player menu has a transparent horizontal organization and is represented by large and well-drawn graphic icons with captions. Additional small icons show the position of the selected section in the overall structure. There are only 5 menu sections: Browser, Music, FM Radio, Recording, Settings.

Browser. Used to view the contents of the player's memory.

Music. Switches the player to music playback mode.

FM Radio. Switches the player to FM radio reception.

Recording. Switches the player to record a signal from the built-in microphone or line input.

Settings. Contains settings for all aspects of the player.

Menu organization is standard, clear and convenient, the menu is almost identical to that of the T20 with slight differences due to the size of the display.

Power and PC connection

The power source for the T30 is an AAA battery, the battery compartment is located on the underside of the case, it is covered with a sliding plastic cover. Such a solution is convenient in terms of how easy it is to continue listening to music if the charge is exhausted on the go. Players with a built-in battery lose a little here, however, on the other hand, they do not have to spend money on batteries. Battery life is highly dependent on battery type, with quality alkaline batteries the player will last over 10 hours playing high bitrate files at maximum volume.

The bundled headphones are standard for iRiver, their sound quality is average: high and medium frequencies are reproduced with a sufficient degree of reliability and at a decent volume. There is a return at low frequencies, but the lack of bass is clearly noticeable - this is a common situation for standard headphones.

FM radio and recording

The player's tuner deserves praise: the reception quality (not sensitivity, but "musicality", if this characteristic can be called that) is at its best. Listening to stations with a good transmitter and the appropriate repertoire brings significantly more pleasure than on most players of the same class as the T30. Frankly, it is rather difficult to explain, because the players of the same line, most likely, have identical tuners. Nevertheless, this component in the T30 is implemented at a decent level and is able to bring the player the love of radio fans.

T30, like its "younger brother", provides signal recording from the radio, built-in microphone and line-in. The recording quality for all signal sources can be adjusted separately. Unfortunately, the player does not have the ability to fine-tune the bitrate; you can only set the quality level: low, medium, and high. Recording results with a high level of quality meet expectations: as usual, when recording from the line input, high frequencies are somewhat smeared (if an MP3 file is played on the signal source). The sensitivity of the microphone is at an average level, the voice is recorded clearly and legibly at a distance of up to 10 meters, provided there is no strong extraneous noise.

Conclusions and impressions

The T20 and T30 models are very similar: in fact, the players differ in size, power supply, design and display, otherwise they are almost identical. Like the T20, the T30 can be attributed to a certain "industrial standard", the players have all the required functions and the choice between them depends on the user's preferences in the field of design, the need for battery power and other relatively insignificant aspects.

Specifications:

Memory: 256, 512 MB or 1 GB
File formats: MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF
Bitrate: 8-320 kbps
Dimensions: 60 x 30.4 x 22.1 mm
Weight: 27 g without battery

Review of iRiver T30 MP3 player

iRiver T30 is a fresh variation on the prism theme and a representative of the company's new flash line. The further development of the tried and tested design technique will undoubtedly benefit the players. The main thing here is not to overdo it and keep the novelty of the design, which so far iRiver manages without much difficulty.

The main emphasis in the T30 is on design, the functionality of the device is at the average level in the industry. In practice, this means that the player is capable of playing MP3, WMA, ASF and OGG files, is equipped with a built-in FM radio tuner and microphone. The signal is recorded from the microphone, line input and tuner. Given the lack of a color display with the ability to view graphic files, these characteristics can be safely recognized as a kind of industry standard.

The player is available in three different sizes of installed memory: 256 and 512 MB or 1 GB. There are four color options to choose from - assuming iRiver applies https://cars45.com.gh/listing /chevrolet/express/2008 color coding of products depending on the amount of installed memory, then either one color scheme is superfluous, or there is (or is planned) a 128 MB or 2 GB option.

Design and Body

The T30 case has a prismatic section and is made of smooth plastic. In all color options, the ends and front panel are left black, but the frame, back and side panels can be light green, turquoise, red or gray. Plastic makes a good impression, its strength and density are felt. The quality of manufacturing, assembly and fitting of parts does not cause complaints and is at a high level. The battery cover is tightly fitted and has virtually no play. In the hands of the case does not "play" even with strong compression.

Management

The player's controls are located on the side panels of the case and are represented by six buttons. The control organization scheme is the same as that of the T20 model: two buttons are responsible for volume control, with the help of two more you can switch between tracks and navigate through the menu, one button is used to open the menu and one more button to start and stop playback. The player does not have a separate button for recording, switching to the recording mode is carried out from the menu, and direct start and stop using the playback button.

The buttons are made of rubberized black plastic and are medium in size. They are located close to each other, but due to their size and slightly convex surface, there are practically no false clicks. Clicks are fixed clearly, with noticeable feedback and a sensitive click.

The button lock slide switch is located on the bottom panel and is medium in size. The grooved surface makes it easy to find it by touch, the switch is securely fixed.

Player control is standard and soundly implemented. Innovation is completely absent, but this is exactly what is required from the player control system: it should be simple, visual and intuitive. In the case of the T30, the situation is exactly like that, in order to get confused in the buttons, you will have to work hard. Tactile sensations from working with the keys are also pleasant, the overall high level of interface implementation is worth noting.

Display and Menu

The player has a medium-sized monochrome LCD display located in the middle of the front panel. The display has a light blue backlight and contains four lines of information. The display resolution is quite high: despite the lack of exact figures, this can be concluded by the amount of information displayed on the display at the same time, and by the quality of drawing graphic elements. The fonts and the layout of the information are chosen well and are generally standard, there are no difficulties in reading information from the display.

In playback mode, the display simultaneously displays information about the current time, battery level, file name (or information from the ID3 tag) that has elapsed since the start of playback time. Also on the display there is a graphic jackal of the moment of playback and various system icons.

The player menu has a transparent horizontal organization and is represented by large and well-drawn graphic icons with captions. Additional small icons show the position of the selected section in the overall structure. There are only 5 menu sections: Browser, Music, FM Radio, Recording, Settings.

Browser. Used to view the contents of the player's memory.

Music. Switches the player to music playback mode.

FM Radio. Switches the player to FM radio reception.

Recording. Switches the player to record the signal from the built-in microphone or line input.

Settings. Contains settings for all aspects of the player.

Menu organization is standard, clear and convenient, the menu is almost identical to that of the T20 with slight differences due to the size of the display.

Power and PC connection

The power source for the T30 is an AAA battery, the battery compartment is located on the underside of the case, it is covered with a sliding plastic cover. Such a solution is convenient in terms of how easy it is to continue listening to music if the charge is exhausted on the go. Players with a built-in battery lose a little here, however, on the other hand, they do not have to spend money on batteries. Battery life is highly dependent on battery type, with quality alkaline batteries the player will last over 10 hours playing high bitrate files at maximum volume.

The player is connected to a PC via USB 2.0 using the supplied cable. The cable is standard, so if lost, it will be easy to replace. The operating system defines the player as a removable media, so all file manipulations are performed using standard tools. The speed of copying data from a PC to the player is determined by the speed of the built-in memory and is at the level of 3-4 MB per second.

The signal-to-noise ratio of 90 dB speaks of the usual high-quality audio path, frankly bad-sounding players cannot be found now, which can only please. The player is equipped with a powerful equalizer with the ability to manually adjust the sound in 5 bands and 10 style presets. In addition, the T30's customization and sound enhancement capabilities are complemented by the SRS WoW system, each of whose parameters can also be manually adjusted. In sum, this gives a number of sound processing options that can satisfy the most picky music lovers. The power of the player is at a decent level and it has no problems with “pumping” overhead headphones.

The bundled headphones are standard for iRiver, their sound quality is average: high and medium frequencies are reproduced with a sufficient degree of reliability and at a decent volume. There is a return at low frequencies, but the lack of bass is clearly noticeable - this is a common situation for regular headphones.

FM radio and recording

The player's tuner deserves praise: the reception quality (not sensitivity, but "musicality", if this characteristic can be called that) is at its best. Listening to stations with a good transmitter and the appropriate repertoire brings significantly more pleasure than on most players of the same class as the T30. Frankly, it is rather difficult to explain, because the players of the same line, most likely, have identical tuners. Nevertheless, this component in the T30 is implemented at a decent level and is able to bring the player the love of radio fans.

T30, like its "younger brother", provides signal recording from the radio, built-in microphone and line-in. The recording quality for all signal sources can be adjusted separately. Unfortunately, the player does not have the ability to fine-tune the bitrate; you can only set the quality level: low, medium, and high. Recording results with a high level of quality meet expectations: as usual, when recording from the line input, high frequencies are somewhat smeared (if an MP3 file is played on the signal source). The sensitivity of the microphone is at an average level, the voice is recorded clearly and legibly at a distance of up to 10 meters, provided there is no strong extraneous noise.

Conclusions and impressions

The T20 and T30 models are very similar: in fact, the players differ in size, power supply, design and display, otherwise they are almost identical. Like the T20, the T30 can be attributed to a certain "industrial standard", the players have all the required functions and the choice between them depends on the user's preferences in the field of design, the need for battery power and other relatively unimportant aspects.

Specifications:

Memory: 256, 512 MB or 1 GB
File formats: MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF
Bitrate: 8-320 kbps
Dimensions: 60 x 30.4 x 22.1 mm
Weight: 27 g without battery

Review of iRiver T30 MP3 player

iRiver T30 is a fresh variation on the prism theme and a representative of the company's new flash line. The further development of the tried and tested design technique will undoubtedly benefit the players. The main thing here is not to overdo it and keep the novelty of the design, which so far iRiver manages without much difficulty.

The main emphasis in the T30 is on design, the functionality of the device is at the average level in the industry. In practice, this means that the player is capable of playing MP3, WMA, ASF and OGG files, is equipped with a built-in FM radio tuner and microphone. The signal is recorded from a microphone, line input and tuner. Given the lack of a color display with the ability to view graphic files, these characteristics can be safely recognized as a kind of industry standard.

The player is available in three different sizes of installed memory: 256 and 512 MB or 1 GB. There are four color options to choose from - assuming iRiver applies https://cars45.com.gh/listing /chevrolet/express/2008 color coding of products depending on the amount of installed memory, then either one color solution is superfluous, or there is (or is planned) a 128 MB or 2 GB option.

Design and Body

The T30 case has a prismatic section and is made of smooth plastic. In all color options, the ends and front panel are left black, but the frame, back and side panels can be light green, turquoise, red or gray. Plastic makes a good impression, its strength and density are felt. The quality of manufacturing, assembly and fitting of parts does not cause complaints and is at a high level. The battery cover is tightly fitted and has virtually no play. In the hands of the case does not "play" even with strong compression.

Outwardly, the player looks interesting, stands out from the crowd. Some continuity in design with earlier "prism" models has been preserved, this has a positive effect on the image of the company's products in the eyes of consumers.

The front panel contains an LCD display and a microphone hole, the right end is left empty, it bears the Russian certification badge. The USB, headphone and line-in connectors are located on the left side. On the rear panel, if you can call the convex and rounded “hump” that way, there is a battery cover and a sliding control key lock switch.

The player is made at a decent quality level - average for iRiver - and lives up to expectations. Despite the fact that other well-known companies, such as MPIO, also use the prismatic case shape, it is primarily associated with the successful previous iRiver models, which just "brought" the company to the market leaders.

Player control is standard and soundly implemented. Innovation is completely absent, but this is exactly what is required from the player control system: it should be simple, visual and intuitive. In the case of the T30, the situation is exactly like that, in order to get confused in the buttons, you will have to work hard. Tactile sensations from working with the keys are also pleasant, the overall high level of interface implementation is worth noting.

Display and Menu

The player has a medium-sized monochrome LCD display located in the middle of the front panel. The display has a light blue backlight and contains four lines of information. The display resolution is quite high: despite the lack of exact figures, this can be concluded by the amount of information displayed on the display at the same time, and by the quality of drawing graphic elements. The fonts and the layout of the information are chosen well and are generally standard, there are no difficulties in reading information from the display.

In playback mode, the display simultaneously displays information about the current time, battery level, file name (or information from the ID3 tag) that has elapsed since the start of playback time. Also on the display there is a graphic jackal of the moment of playback and various system icons.

The player menu has a transparent horizontal organization and is represented by large and well-drawn graphic icons with captions. Additional small icons show the position of the selected section in the overall structure. There are only 5 menu sections: Browser, Music, FM Radio, Recording, Settings.

Browser. Used to view the contents of the player's memory.

Music. Switches the player to music playback mode.

FM Radio. Switches the player to FM radio reception.

Recording. Switches the player to record the signal from the built-in microphone or line input.

Settings. Contains settings for all aspects of the player.

Menu organization is standard, clear and convenient, the menu is almost identical to that of the T20 with slight differences due to the size of the display.

Power and PC connection

The power source for the T30 is an AAA battery, the battery compartment is located on the underside of the case, it is covered with a sliding plastic cover. Such a solution is convenient in terms of how easy it is to continue listening to music if the charge is exhausted on the go. Players with a built-in battery lose a little here, however, on the other hand, they do not have to spend money on batteries. Battery life is highly dependent on battery type, with quality alkaline batteries the player will last over 10 hours playing high bitrate files at maximum volume.

The player is connected to a PC via USB 2.0 using the supplied cable. The cable is standard, so if lost, it will be easy to replace. The operating system defines the player as a removable media, so all file manipulations are performed using standard tools. The speed of copying data from a PC to the player is determined by the speed of the built-in memory and is at the level of 3-4 MB per second.

The signal-to-noise ratio of 90 dB speaks of the usual high-quality audio path, frankly bad-sounding players cannot be found now, which can only please. The player is equipped with a powerful equalizer with the ability to manually adjust the sound in 5 bands and 10 style presets. In addition, the T30's customization and sound enhancement capabilities are complemented by the SRS WoW system, each of whose parameters can also be manually adjusted. In sum, this gives a number of sound processing options that can satisfy the most picky music lovers. The power of the player is at a decent level and it has no problems with “pumping” overhead headphones.

The bundled headphones are standard for iRiver, their sound quality is average: high and medium frequencies are reproduced with a sufficient degree of reliability and at a decent volume. There is a return at low frequencies, but the lack of bass is clearly noticeable - this is a common situation for standard headphones.

FM radio and recording

The player's tuner deserves praise: the reception quality (not sensitivity, but "musicality", if this characteristic can be called that) is at its best. Listening to stations with a good transmitter and the appropriate repertoire brings significantly more pleasure than on most players of the same class as the T30. Frankly, it's rather difficult to explain, because the players of the same line, most likely, have identical tuners. Nevertheless, this component in the T30 is implemented at a decent level and is able to bring the player the love of radio fans.

T30, like its "younger brother", provides signal recording from the radio, built-in microphone and line-in. The recording quality for all signal sources can be adjusted separately. Unfortunately, the player does not have the ability to fine-tune the bitrate, you can only set the quality level: low, medium and high. Recording results with a high level of quality meet expectations: as usual, when recording from the line input, high frequencies are somewhat smeared (if an MP3 file is played on the signal source). The sensitivity of the microphone is at an average level, the voice is recorded clearly and legibly at a distance of up to 10 meters, provided there is no strong extraneous noise.

Conclusions and impressions

The T20 and T30 models are very similar: in fact, the players differ in size, power supply, design and display, otherwise they are almost identical. Like the T20, the T30 can be attributed to a certain "industrial standard", the players have all the required functions and the choice between them depends on the user's preferences in the field of design, the need for battery power and other relatively unimportant aspects.

Specifications:

Memory: 256, 512 MB or 1 GB
File formats: MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF
Bitrate: 8-320 kbps
Dimensions: 60 x 30.4 x 22.1 mm
Weight: 27 g without battery

Review of iRiver T30 MP3 player

iRiver T30 is a fresh variation on the prism theme and a representative of the company's new flash line. The further development of the tried and tested design technique will undoubtedly benefit the players. The main thing here is not to overdo it and keep the novelty of the design, which so far iRiver manages without much difficulty.

The main emphasis in the T30 is on design, the functionality of the device is at the average level in the industry. In practice, this means that the player is capable of playing MP3, WMA, ASF and OGG files, is equipped with a built-in FM radio tuner and microphone. The signal is recorded from a microphone, line input and tuner. Given the lack of a color display with the ability to view graphic files, these characteristics can be safely recognized as a kind of industry standard.

The player is available in three different sizes of installed memory: 256 and 512 MB or 1 GB. There are four colors to choose from - assuming that iRiver uses https://cars45.com.gh/listing/chevrolet/express/2008 color coding of products depending on the amount of installed memory, then either one color solution is superfluous, or there is (or is planned) a 128 MB or 2 GB option.

The player comes in three versions, differing in the amount of installed memory: 256 and 512 MB or 1 GB. There are four color options to choose from - based on what iRiver uses https://cars45.com.gh/listing/chevrolet/express/2008 https://cars45.com.gh/listing/chevrolet/express/2008 color coding of products depending on the amount of installed memory, then either one color solution is superfluous, or there is (or is planned) an option for 128 MB or 2 GB.

Design and Body

The T30 case has a prismatic section and is made of smooth plastic. In all color options, the ends and front panel are left black, but the frame, back and side panels can be light green, turquoise, red or gray. Plastic makes a good impression, its strength and density are felt. The quality of manufacturing, assembly and fitting of parts does not cause complaints and is at a high level. The battery cover is tightly fitted and has virtually no play. In the hands of the case does not "play" even with strong compression.

Outwardly, the player looks interesting, stands out from the crowd. Some continuity in design with earlier "prism" models has been preserved, this has a positive effect on the image of the company's products in the eyes of consumers.

The front panel contains an LCD display and a microphone hole, the right end is left empty, it bears the Russian certification badge. The USB, headphone and line-in connectors are located on the left side. On the rear panel, if you can call the convex and rounded “hump” that way, there is a battery cover and a sliding control key lock switch.

The player is made at a decent quality level - average for iRiver - and lives up to expectations. Despite the fact that other well-known companies, such as MPIO, also use the prismatic case shape, it is primarily associated with the successful previous iRiver models, which just "brought" the company to the market leaders.

Management

The player's controls are located on the side panels of the case and are represented by six buttons. The control organization scheme is the same as that of the T20 model: two buttons are responsible for volume control, with the help of two more you can switch between tracks and navigate through the menu, one button is used to open the menu and one more button to start and stop playback. The player does not have a separate button for recording, switching to the recording mode is carried out from the menu, and direct start and stop using the playback button.

The buttons are made of rubberized black plastic and are medium in size. They are located close to each other, but due to their size and slightly convex surface, there are practically no false clicks. Clicks are fixed clearly, with noticeable feedback and a sensitive click.

The button lock slide switch is located on the bottom panel and is medium in size. The grooved surface makes it easy to find it by touch, the switch is securely fixed.

Player control is standard and soundly implemented. Innovation is completely absent, but this is exactly what is required from the player control system: it should be simple, visual and intuitive. In the case of the T30, the situation is exactly like that, in order to get confused in the buttons, you will have to work hard. Tactile sensations from working with the keys are also pleasant, the overall high level of interface implementation is worth noting.

Display and Menu

The player has a medium-sized monochrome LCD display located in the middle of the front panel. The display has a light blue backlight and contains four lines of information. The display resolution is quite high: despite the lack of exact figures, this can be concluded by the amount of information displayed on the display at the same time, and by the quality of drawing graphic elements. The fonts and the layout of the information are chosen well and are generally standard, there are no difficulties in reading information from the display.

In playback mode, the display simultaneously displays information about the current time, battery level, file name (or information from the ID3 tag) that has elapsed since the start of playback time. Also on the display there is a graphic jackal of the moment of playback and various system icons.

The player menu has a transparent horizontal organization and is represented by large and well-drawn graphic icons with captions. Additional small icons show the position of the selected section in the overall structure. There are only 5 menu sections: Browser, Music, FM Radio, Recording, Settings.

Browser. Used to view the contents of the player's memory.

Music. Switches the player to music playback mode.

FM Radio. Switches the player to FM radio reception.

Recording. Switches the player to record the signal from the built-in microphone or line input.

Settings. Contains settings for all aspects of the player.

Menu organization is standard, clear and convenient, the menu is almost identical to that of the T20 with slight differences due to the size of the display.

Power and PC connection

The power source for the T30 is an AAA battery, the battery compartment is located on the underside of the case, it is covered with a sliding plastic cover. Such a solution is convenient in terms of how easy it is to continue listening to music if the charge is exhausted on the go. Players with a built-in battery lose a little here, however, on the other hand, they do not have to spend money on batteries. Battery life is highly dependent on battery type, with quality alkaline batteries the player will last over 10 hours playing high bitrate files at maximum volume.

The player is connected to a PC via USB 2.0 using the supplied cable. The cable is standard, so if lost, it will be easy to replace. The operating system defines the player as a removable media, so all file manipulations are performed using standard tools. The speed of copying data from a PC to the player is determined by the speed of the built-in memory and is at the level of 3-4 MB per second.

The signal-to-noise ratio of 90 dB speaks of the usual high-quality audio path, frankly bad-sounding players cannot be found now, which can only please. The player is equipped with a powerful equalizer with the ability to manually adjust the sound in 5 bands and 10 style presets. In addition, the T30's customization and sound enhancement capabilities are complemented by the SRS WoW system, each of whose parameters can also be manually adjusted. In sum, this gives a number of sound processing options that can satisfy the most picky music lovers. The power of the player is at a decent level and it has no problems with “pumping” overhead headphones.

The bundled headphones are standard for iRiver, their sound quality is average: high and medium frequencies are reproduced with a sufficient degree of reliability and at a decent volume. There is a return at low frequencies, but the lack of bass is clearly noticeable - this is a common situation for standard headphones.

FM radio and recording

The player's tuner deserves praise: the reception quality (not sensitivity, but "musicality", if this characteristic can be called that) is at its best. Listening to stations with a good transmitter and the appropriate repertoire brings significantly more pleasure than on most players of the same class as the T30. Frankly, it's rather difficult to explain, because the players of the same line, most likely, have identical tuners. Nevertheless, this component in the T30 is implemented at a decent level and is able to bring the player the love of radio fans.

T30, like its "younger brother", provides signal recording from the radio, built-in microphone and line-in. The recording quality for all signal sources can be adjusted separately. Unfortunately, the player does not have the ability to fine-tune the bitrate, you can only set the quality level: low, medium and high. Recording results with a high level of quality meet expectations: as usual, when recording from the line input, high frequencies are somewhat smeared (if an MP3 file is played on the signal source). The sensitivity of the microphone is at an average level, the voice is recorded clearly and legibly at a distance of up to 10 meters, provided there is no strong extraneous noise.

Conclusions and impressions

The T20 and T30 models are very similar: in fact, the players differ in size, power supply, design and display, otherwise they are almost identical. Like the T20, the T30 can be attributed to a certain "industrial standard", the players have all the required functions and the choice between them depends on the user's preferences in the field of design, the need for battery power and other relatively insignificant aspects.

Specifications:

Memory capacity: 256MB, 512MB or 1GB File formats: MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF Bitrate: 8-320Kbps Dimensions: 60 x 30.4 x 22.1mm Weight: 27g without battery< /p>