Orient MP230AF MP3 player review

In Russia, the Orient brand is usually associated with inexpensive and fairly high-quality watches. Be that as it may, relatively recently a wide range of electronics under the Orient brand has appeared on the market, including DVD players, MP3 players, digital cameras, speakers and other products. The relationship between the first and second is difficult to trace, most likely the truth lies in the intricate relationship between the manufacturer and the owner of the trademark.

All models of the line are focused on the budget segment, thus, the Orient brand is associated with inexpensive electronics.

The range of MP3 players includes several devices based on flash memory and one that uses a hard disk as a storage medium. The initial model of the line has the MP230A index and is a bar player with a built-in USB connector and a small monochrome LCD display. The player is equipped with 256 MB of built-in memory, allows you to record a signal from the built-in microphone and receive an FM radio signal. The list of playable file formats includes MP3 and WMA.

Body and design

The body of the player, elongated in length, is made of rough blue plastic with a metallic sheen. The workmanship of the case does not exceed the average level: there are slight stamping defects, uneven gaps and inaccurate fit of the panels.

The appearance of the player is typical for inexpensive Chinese-made MP3 players, which appeared in huge numbers just a year and a half ago. The color scheme of the player is quite successful, it owes a large share of its already not the highest external attractiveness to it.

On the front panel of the player there is a small LCD display, as narrow and elongated as the entire body as a whole. It is framed by an oval plastic frame with a “chrome look” coating, the panel does not contain other elements.

The right end is a removable cover for the built-in USB connector. The fixation density of the lid can be called average, most likely, it is prone to loosening during intensive use.

The designers placed a headphone jack on the left end, and there was a place for the controls on the top and bottom side panels.

The rear panel contains a battery compartment covered by a removable cover. The fixation of the lid is tight, accidental opening of the compartment is almost impossible.

Management

The player controls are located on both sides of the case and are represented by five oval buttons and two sliding switches. All of them have a "chrome look" coating and are relatively small in size, especially the buttons. The last fact implies not too high usability, it can be called acceptable, nothing more.

The switches are responsible for turning the player's power on and off, as well as locking the controls. The buttons call up the menu, switch between songs, start and stop playback, and adjust the volume. Other functions are activated and controlled via the menu.

Display and Menu

The player has a small rectangular LCD display. The player's display is monochrome graphic, it has a resolution of 128x32 pixels and a blue backlight. The implementation level of the display corresponds to the level of the device as a whole: it meets the minimum requirements. The image on the display can be read without much discomfort, and that says it all.

The player's menu has a horizontal organization and consists of five sections represented by schematically drawn graphic icons: Music, Record, Voice, FM Tuner, Config.

Music. Switches the player to music playback mode.

Record. Switches the player to record the signal from the built-in microphone.

Voice. Switches the player to listening to recorded files.

FM Tuner. Switches the player to FM radio reception.

Config. Settings for all aspects of the player's functioning are concentrated here. Record Time, Backlight, Language, Power Off, Replay Mode, Contrast, Online Mode, Memory Info, Version, Upgrade, Exit.

Record time. Timer recording, it is possible to set the date and time.

Backlight. Adjust the backlight time in the range from 1 to 30 seconds.

Language. Menu language. In addition to English, Chinese and Russian, the main European languages ​​are present, as well as Korean and Japanese.

Power off. Set the auto-off time in idle mode and in playback mode.

Replay Mode. Repeat mode, automatic or manual.

Contrast. Adjust the display contrast level, the range of values ​​is from 1 to 15.

Online mode. Choice of PC connection mode: regular removable media, unencrypted partition only, encrypted and unencrypted partitions.

Memory Info. View information about the total amount of installed memory and available space.

Version. View information about the version of the installed firmware.

Upgrade. Firmware update mode.

Exit. Exit the menu.

The organization of the player's menu as a whole is clear and logical, there are no problems with its development and use.

Power and PC connection

The player is powered by one AAA battery. The manufacturer does not indicate the estimated operating time, with a standard salt battery the player worked for about 5 hours. If you close your eyes to additional costs, the convenience of a replaceable power supply is undeniable, but if the charge is not enough, the player will not be able to act as a portable “flash drive” for transporting data.

The player is connected to a personal computer via USB, and only the slower version, USB 1.1, is supported. As a result, the data transfer rate does not exceed 1 MB per second. When connecting the player to a PC, the operating system will automatically recognize it as a removable media, no additional software or drivers need to be installed unless the PC is running Windows 98.

FM radio and recording

The player's built-in FM tuner shows a mostly typical picture for portable devices. Auto seek preferentially locates the stations with the strongest transmitters and 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 stable reception with virtually no interference. The level of implementation of the FM tuner in the player deserves a good rating, it generally coincides with the characteristics of higher-class devices.

The sound of the player can be adjusted to your own tastes by choosing one of 7 style presets. In any case, it gives off digital rigidity and a "plastic" sound color, inherent in inexpensive models 2-3 years ago. On the other hand, it's hard to expect more from such an inexpensive player. If you put up with a rather "flat" sound, the player is quite suitable for listening to modern dance and electronic music. Low frequencies are present in sufficient volume, although in order to hear them, you will need to replace the standard headphones with a better model.

Impressions and conclusions

The player falls into the "ultra-budget segment", filled with products of not too well-known brands: even "budget" models of well-known manufacturers are much more expensive. At a price of about 2 thousand rubles, the Orient MP230 provides a fairly decent sound of music, high-quality radio reception and voice recording from a microphone. Naturally, to demand more from the player is at least unfair. Satisfactory build quality and not the freshest design are explained by the same cost minimization. In general, if the player helps to join the world of digital mobile music for those for whom all other devices can not afford, there is nothing wrong with that.

Specifications:

Memory capacity: 256 MB
File formats: MP3, WMA
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20
Display: monochrome, 128 x 32
Power: AAA battery
Dimensions: 90 x 30 x 25 mm


Orient MP230AF MP3 player review

In Russia, the Orient brand is usually associated with inexpensive and fairly high-quality watches. Be that as it may, relatively recently a wide range of electronics under the Orient brand has appeared on the market, including DVD players, MP3 players, digital cameras, speakers and other products. The relationship between the first and second is difficult to trace, most likely the truth lies in the intricate relationship between the manufacturer and the owner of the trademark.

All models of the line are focused on the budget segment, thus, the Orient brand is associated with inexpensive electronics.

The range of MP3 players includes several devices based on flash memory and one that uses a hard disk as a storage medium. The initial model of the line has the MP230A index and is a bar player with a built-in USB connector and a small monochrome LCD display. The player is equipped with 256 MB of built-in memory, allows you to record a signal from the built-in microphone and receive an FM radio signal. The list of playable file formats includes MP3 and WMA.

Body and design

The body of the player, elongated in length, is made of rough blue plastic with a metallic sheen. The workmanship of the case does not exceed the average level: there are slight stamping defects, uneven gaps and inaccurate fit of the panels.

The appearance of the player is typical for inexpensive Chinese-made MP3 players, which appeared in huge numbers just a year and a half ago. The color scheme of the player is quite successful, it owes a large share of its already not the highest external attractiveness to it.

On the front panel of the player there is a small LCD display, as narrow and elongated as the entire body as a whole. It is framed by an oval plastic frame with a “chrome look” coating, the panel does not contain other elements.

The right end is a removable cover for the built-in USB connector. The fixation density of the lid can be called average, most likely, it is prone to loosening during intensive use.

The designers placed a headphone jack on the left end, and there was a place for the controls on the top and bottom side panels.

The rear panel contains a battery compartment covered by a removable cover. The fixation of the lid is tight, accidental opening of the compartment is almost impossible.

Management

The player controls are located on both sides of the case and are represented by five oval buttons and two sliding switches. All of them have a "chrome look" coating and are relatively small in size, especially the buttons. The last fact implies not too high usability, it can be called acceptable, nothing more.

The switches are responsible for turning the player's power on and off, as well as locking the controls. The buttons call up the menu, switch between songs, start and stop playback, and adjust the volume. Other functions are activated and controlled via the menu.

Display and Menu

The player has a small rectangular LCD display. The player's display is monochrome graphic, it has a resolution of 128x32 pixels and a blue backlight. The implementation level of the display corresponds to the level of the device as a whole: it meets the minimum requirements. The image on the display can be read without much discomfort, and that says it all.

The player's menu has a horizontal organization and consists of five sections represented by schematically drawn graphic icons: Music, Record, Voice, FM Tuner, Config.

Music. Switches the player to music playback mode.

Record. Switches the player to record the signal from the built-in microphone.

Voice. Switches the player to listening to recorded files.

FM Tuner. Switches the player to FM radio reception.

Config. Settings for all aspects of the player's operation are concentrated here. Record Time, Backlight, Language, Power Off, Replay Mode, Contrast, Online Mode, Memory Info, Version, Upgrade, Exit.

Record time. Timer recording, it is possible to set the date and time.

Backlight. Adjust the backlight time in the range from 1 to 30 seconds.

Language. Menu language. In addition to English, Chinese and Russian, the main European languages ​​are present, as well as Korean and Japanese.

Power off. Set the auto-off time in idle mode and in playback mode.

Replay Mode. Repeat mode, automatic or manual.

Contrast. Adjust the display contrast level, the range of values ​​is from 1 to 15.

Online mode. Choice of PC connection mode: regular removable media, unencrypted partition only, encrypted and unencrypted partitions.

Memory Info. View information about the total amount of installed memory and available space.

Version. View information about the version of the installed firmware.

Upgrade. Firmware update mode.

Exit. Exit the menu.

The organization of the player's menu as a whole is clear and logical, there are no problems with its development and use.

Power and PC connection

The player is powered by one AAA battery. The manufacturer does not indicate the estimated operating time, with a standard salt battery the player worked for about 5 hours. If you close your eyes to additional costs, the convenience of a replaceable power supply is undeniable, but if the charge is not enough, the player will not be able to act as a portable “flash drive” for transporting data.

The player is connected to a personal computer via USB, and only the slower version, USB 1.1, is supported. As a result, the data transfer rate does not exceed 1 MB per second. When connecting the player to a PC, the operating system will automatically recognize it as a removable media, no additional software or drivers need to be installed unless the PC is running Windows 98.

FM radio and recording

The player's built-in FM tuner shows a mostly typical picture for portable devices. Auto seek preferentially locates the stations with the strongest transmitters and 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 stable reception with virtually no interference. The level of implementation of the FM tuner in the player deserves a good rating, it generally coincides with the characteristics of higher-class devices.

The player records the signal from the built-in microphone. There are only two quality settings - 8 Kbps and 32 Kbps. There is a voice activation system. The sensitivity of the microphone is average, provided there is no extraneous noise, the human voice is legible at a distance of up to 10 meters.

The headphones supplied with the player, combined with a lanyard for wearing around the neck, are made of white and transparent plastic. The earbuds boast a metal mesh speaker and a rather pungent plastic smell. During operation, the latter, of course, will disappear, but this very process may not begin after purchase. The sound quality of the headphones is at a deplorably low level, sufficient only to listen to some samples of modern pop music. Recoil at low frequencies is absent as a class, which, in fact, is not new for complete headphones. There is serious distortion at high volume levels, especially when the bass boost circuit is activated. Be that as it may, there is nothing particularly to blame for Orient, high-quality bundled headphones are a rarity even in the case of many times more expensive devices.

The sound of the player can be adjusted to your own tastes by choosing one of 7 style presets. In any case, it gives off digital rigidity and a "plastic" sound color, inherent in inexpensive models 2-3 years ago. On the other hand, it's hard to expect more from such an inexpensive player. If you put up with a rather "flat" sound, the player is quite suitable for listening to modern dance and electronic music. Low frequencies are present in sufficient volume, although in order to hear them, you will need to replace the standard headphones with a better model.

Impressions and conclusions

The player falls into the "ultra-budget segment", filled with products of not too well-known brands: even "budget" models of well-known manufacturers are much more expensive. At a price of about 2 thousand rubles, the Orient MP230 provides a fairly decent sound of music, high-quality radio reception and voice recording from a microphone. Naturally, to demand more from the player is at least unfair. Satisfactory build quality and not the freshest design are explained by the same cost minimization. In general, if the player helps to join the world of digital mobile music for those for whom all other devices can not afford, there is nothing wrong with that.

Specifications:

Memory capacity: 256 MB
File formats: MP3, WMA
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20
Display: monochrome, 128 x 32
Power: AAA battery
Dimensions: 90 x 30 x 25 mm


Orient MP230AF MP3 player review

In Russia, the Orient brand is usually associated with inexpensive and fairly high-quality watches. Be that as it may, relatively recently a wide range of electronics under the Orient brand has appeared on the market, including DVD players, MP3 players, digital cameras, speakers and other products. The relationship between the first and second is difficult to trace, most likely the truth lies in the intricate relationship between the manufacturer and the owner of the trademark.

All models of the line are focused on the budget segment, thus, the Orient brand is associated with inexpensive electronics.

The range of MP3 players includes several devices based on flash memory and one that uses a hard disk as a storage medium. The initial model of the line has the MP230A index and is a bar player with a built-in USB connector and a small monochrome LCD display. The player is equipped with 256 MB of built-in memory, allows you to record a signal from the built-in microphone and receive an FM radio signal. The list of playable file formats includes MP3 and WMA.

Body and design

The body of the player, elongated in length, is made of rough blue plastic with a metallic sheen. The workmanship of the case does not exceed the average level: there are slight stamping defects, uneven gaps and inaccurate fit of the panels.

The appearance of the player is typical for inexpensive Chinese-made MP3 players, which appeared in huge numbers just a year and a half ago. The color scheme of the player is quite successful, it owes a large share of its already not the highest external attractiveness to it.

On the front panel of the player there is a small LCD display, as narrow and elongated as the entire body as a whole. It is framed by an oval plastic frame with a “chrome look” coating, the panel does not contain other elements.

The right end is a removable cover for the built-in USB connector. The fixation density of the lid can be called average, most likely, it is prone to loosening during intensive use.

The designers placed a headphone jack on the left end, and there was a place for the controls on the top and bottom side panels.

The rear panel contains a battery compartment covered by a removable cover. The fixation of the lid is tight, accidental opening of the compartment is almost impossible.

Management

The player controls are located on both sides of the case and are represented by five oval buttons and two sliding switches. All of them have a "chrome look" coating and are relatively small in size, especially the buttons. The last fact implies not too high usability, it can be called acceptable, nothing more.

The switches are responsible for turning the player's power on and off, as well as locking the controls. The buttons call up the menu, switch between songs, start and stop playback, and adjust the volume. Other functions are activated and controlled via the menu.

Display and Menu

The player has a small rectangular LCD display. The player's display is monochrome graphic, it has a resolution of 128x32 pixels and a blue backlight. The implementation level of the display corresponds to the level of the device as a whole: it meets the minimum requirements. The image on the display can be read without much discomfort, and that says it all.

The player's menu has a horizontal organization and consists of five sections represented by schematically drawn graphic icons: Music, Record, Voice, FM Tuner, Config.

Music. Switches the player to music playback mode.

Record. Switches the player to record the signal from the built-in microphone.

Voice. Switches the player to listening to recorded files.

FM Tuner. Switches the player to FM radio reception.

Config. Settings for all aspects of the player's operation are concentrated here. Record Time, Backlight, Language, Power Off, Replay Mode, Contrast, Online Mode, Memory Info, Version, Upgrade, Exit.

Record time. Timer recording, it is possible to set the date and time.

Backlight. Adjust the backlight time in the range from 1 to 30 seconds.

Language. Menu language. In addition to English, Chinese and Russian, the main European languages ​​are present, as well as Korean and Japanese.

Power off. Set the auto-off time in idle mode and in playback mode.

Replay Mode. Repeat mode, automatic or manual.

Contrast. Adjust the display contrast level, the range of values ​​is from 1 to 15.

Online mode. Choice of PC connection mode: regular removable media, unencrypted partition only, encrypted and unencrypted partitions.

Memory Info. View information about the total amount of installed memory and available space.

Version. View information about the version of the installed firmware.

Upgrade. Firmware update mode.

Exit. Exit the menu.

The organization of the player's menu as a whole is clear and logical, there are no problems with its development and use.

Power and PC connection

The player is powered by one AAA battery. The manufacturer does not indicate the estimated operating time, with a standard salt battery the player worked for about 5 hours. If you close your eyes to additional costs, the convenience of a replaceable power supply is undeniable, but if the charge is not enough, the player will not be able to act as a portable “flash drive” for transporting data.

The player is connected to a personal computer via USB, and only the slower version, USB 1.1, is supported. As a result, the data transfer rate does not exceed 1 MB per second. When connecting the player to a PC, the operating system will automatically recognize it as a removable media, no additional software or drivers need to be installed unless the PC is running Windows 98.

FM radio and recording

The player's built-in FM tuner shows a mostly typical picture for portable devices. Auto seek preferentially locates the stations with the strongest transmitters and 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 stable reception with virtually no interference. The level of implementation of the FM tuner in the player deserves a good rating, it generally coincides with the characteristics of higher-class devices.

The player records the signal from the built-in microphone. There are only two quality settings - 8 Kbps and 32 Kbps. There is a voice activation system. The sensitivity of the microphone is average, provided there is no extraneous noise, the human voice is legible at a distance of up to 10 meters.

The headphones supplied with the player, combined with a lanyard for wearing around the neck, are made of white and transparent plastic. The earbuds boast a metal mesh speaker and a rather pungent plastic smell. During operation, the latter, of course, will disappear, but this very process may not begin after purchase. The sound quality of the headphones is at a deplorably low level, sufficient only to listen to some samples of modern pop music. Recoil at low frequencies is absent as a class, which, in fact, is not new for complete headphones. There is serious distortion at high volume levels, especially when the bass boost circuit is activated. Be that as it may, there is nothing particularly to blame for Orient, high-quality bundled headphones are a rarity even in the case of many times more expensive devices.

The sound of the player can be adjusted to your own tastes by choosing one of 7 style presets. In any case, it gives off digital rigidity and a "plastic" sound color, inherent in inexpensive models 2-3 years ago. On the other hand, it's hard to expect more from such an inexpensive player. If you put up with a rather "flat" sound, the player is quite suitable for listening to modern dance and electronic music. Low frequencies are present in sufficient volume, although in order to hear them, you will need to replace the standard headphones with a better model.

Impressions and conclusions

The player falls into the "ultra-budget segment", filled with products of not too well-known brands: even "budget" models of well-known manufacturers are much more expensive. At a price of about 2 thousand rubles, the Orient MP230 provides a fairly decent sound of music, high-quality radio reception and voice recording from a microphone. Naturally, to demand more from the player is at least unfair. Satisfactory build quality and not the freshest design are explained by the same cost minimization. In general, if the player helps to join the world of digital mobile music for those for whom all other devices can not afford, there is nothing wrong with that.

Specifications:

Memory capacity: 256 MB
File formats: MP3, WMA
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20
Display: monochrome, 128 x 32
Power: AAA battery
Dimensions: 90 x 30 x 25 mm


Orient MP230AF MP3 player review

In Russia, the Orient brand is usually associated with inexpensive and fairly high-quality watches. Be that as it may, relatively recently a wide range of electronics under the Orient brand has appeared on the market, including DVD players, MP3 players, digital cameras, speakers and other products. The relationship between the first and second is difficult to trace, most likely the truth lies in the intricate relationship between the manufacturer and the owner of the trademark.

All models of the line are focused on the budget segment, thus, the Orient brand is associated with inexpensive electronics.

The range of MP3 players includes several devices based on flash memory and one that uses a hard disk as a storage medium. The initial model of the line has the MP230A index and is a bar player with a built-in USB connector and a small monochrome LCD display. The player is equipped with 256 MB of built-in memory, allows you to record a signal from the built-in microphone and receive an FM radio signal. The list of playable file formats includes MP3 and WMA.

Body and design

The body of the player, elongated in length, is made of rough blue plastic with a metallic sheen. The workmanship of the case does not exceed the average level: there are slight stamping defects, uneven gaps and inaccurate fit of the panels.

The appearance of the player is typical for inexpensive Chinese-made MP3 players, which appeared in huge numbers just a year and a half ago. The color scheme of the player is quite successful, it owes a large share of its already not the highest external attractiveness to it.

On the front panel of the player there is a small LCD display, as narrow and elongated as the entire body as a whole. It is framed by an oval plastic frame with a “chrome look” coating, the panel does not contain other elements.

The right end is a removable cover for the built-in USB connector. The fixation density of the lid can be called average, most likely, it is prone to loosening during intensive use.

The designers placed a headphone jack on the left end, and there was a place for the controls on the top and bottom side panels.

The rear panel contains a battery compartment covered by a removable cover. The fixation of the lid is tight, accidental opening of the compartment is almost impossible.

Management

The player controls are located on both sides of the case and are represented by five oval buttons and two sliding switches. All of them have a "chrome look" coating and are relatively small in size, especially the buttons. The last fact implies not too high usability, it can be called acceptable, nothing more.

The switches are responsible for turning the player's power on and off, as well as locking the controls. The buttons call up the menu, switch between songs, start and stop playback, and adjust the volume. Other functions are activated and controlled via the menu.

Display and Menu

The player has a small rectangular LCD display. The player's display is monochrome graphic, it has a resolution of 128x32 pixels and a blue backlight. The implementation level of the display corresponds to the level of the device as a whole: it meets the minimum requirements. The image on the display can be read without much discomfort, and that says it all.

The player's menu has a horizontal organization and consists of five sections represented by schematically drawn graphic icons: Music, Record, Voice, FM Tuner, Config.

Music. Switches the player to music playback mode.

Record. Switches the player to record the signal from the built-in microphone.

Voice. Switches the player to listen to recorded files.

FM tuner. Switches the player to FM radio reception.

Config. The settings for all aspects of the player's functioning are concentrated here. Record Time, Backlight, Language, Power Off, Replay Mode, Contrast, Online Mode, Memory Info, Version, Upgrade, Exit.

Record time. Timer recording, it is possible to set the date and time.

Backlight. Adjust the backlight time in the range from 1 to 30 seconds.

Language. Menu language. In addition to English, Chinese and Russian, the main European languages ​​are present, as well as Korean and Japanese.

language. Menu language. In addition to English, Chinese and Russian, the main European languages ​​are present, as well as Korean and Japanese.

Power off. Set the auto-off time in idle mode and in playback mode.

Replay Mode. Repeat mode, automatic or manual.

Contrast. Adjust the display contrast level, the range of values ​​is from 1 to 15.

Online mode. Choice of PC connection mode: regular removable media, unencrypted partition only, encrypted and unencrypted partitions.

Memory Info. View information about the total amount of installed memory and available space.

Version. View information about the version of the installed firmware.

Upgrade. Firmware update mode.

Exit. Exit the menu.

The organization of the player's menu as a whole is clear and logical, there are no problems with its development and use.

Power and PC connection

The player is powered by one AAA battery. The manufacturer does not indicate the estimated operating time, with a standard salt battery the player worked for about 5 hours. If you close your eyes to additional costs, the convenience of a replaceable power supply is undeniable, but if the charge is not enough, the player will not be able to act as a portable “flash drive” for transporting data.

The player is connected to a personal computer via USB, and only the slower version, USB 1.1, is supported. As a result, the data transfer rate does not exceed 1 MB per second. When connecting the player to a PC, the operating system will automatically recognize it as a removable media, no additional software or drivers need to be installed unless the PC is running Windows 98.

FM radio and recording

The player's built-in FM tuner shows a mostly typical picture for portable devices. Auto seek preferentially locates the stations with the strongest transmitters and 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 stable reception with virtually no interference. The level of implementation of the FM tuner in the player deserves a good rating, it generally coincides with the characteristics of higher-class devices.

The player records the signal from the built-in microphone. There are only two quality settings - 8 Kbps and 32 Kbps. There is a voice activation system. The sensitivity of the microphone is average, provided there is no extraneous noise, the human voice is legible at a distance of up to 10 meters.

The headphones supplied with the player, combined with a lanyard for wearing around the neck, are made of white and transparent plastic. The earbuds boast a metal mesh speaker and a rather pungent plastic smell. During operation, the latter, of course, will disappear, but this very process may not begin after purchase. The sound quality of the headphones is at a deplorably low level, sufficient only to listen to some samples of modern pop music. Recoil at low frequencies is absent as a class, which, in fact, is not new for complete headphones. There is serious distortion at high volume levels, especially when the bass boost circuit is activated. Be that as it may, there is nothing particularly to blame for Orient, high-quality bundled headphones are a rarity even in the case of many times more expensive devices.

The sound of the player can be adjusted to your own tastes by choosing one of 7 style presets. In any case, it gives off digital rigidity and a "plastic" sound color, inherent in inexpensive models 2-3 years ago. On the other hand, it's hard to expect more from such an inexpensive player. If you put up with a rather "flat" sound, the player is quite suitable for listening to modern dance and electronic music. Low frequencies are present in sufficient volume, although in order to hear them, you will need to replace the standard headphones with a better model.

Impressions and conclusions

The player falls into the "ultra-budget segment", filled with products of not too well-known brands: even "budget" models of well-known manufacturers are much more expensive. At a price of about 2 thousand rubles, the Orient MP230 provides a fairly decent sound of music, high-quality radio reception and voice recording from a microphone. Naturally, to demand more from the player is at least unfair. Satisfactory build quality and not the freshest design are explained by the same cost minimization. In general, if the player helps to join the world of digital mobile music for those for whom all other devices can not afford, there is nothing wrong with that.

Specifications:

Memory capacity: 256 MB File formats: MP3, WMA Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz Display: monochrome, 128 x 32 Power supply: AAA battery Dimensions: 90 x 30 x 25 mm