Samsung YEPP YP-T7X
Samsung is a well-known electronics giant, we wouldn't consider
the company to be at the forefront of the portable audio
scene--names such as Apple, Creative, and Rio dominate in this
area. However, the Samsung YEPP YP-T7, a feature-rich flash
player with a glorious, if small, 65,000-color screen, stands to
change this perception. The YP-T7, which is available in 512MB
($149) and 1GB ($199) capacities, has nearly all the things we'd
expect from a high-end device. Kudos aside, with its subpar
battery life and lack of true playlist support, the YEPP is just
shy of perfect. Still, a well-implemented design, great sound,
copious audio options, and photo-display capability make it easy
for us to recommend this player to style-conscious and
feature-hungry music aficionados.
Lovely compact design; beautiful color
screen; SRS and TruBass effects; FM, voice, and line-in
recording; photo- and text-viewing functionality;
supports DRM-protected WMA.
Delicate build; so-so battery life;
doesn't recognize playlists transferred from Windows
Media Player; included earbuds suck; doesn't support
ID3-tagged album art.
What's it for:
Listening to digital music; recording
from the mic, the FM tuner, or a line-in audio source;
viewing small photos and short text files.
Who's it for:
Feature-hungry music fans; gadget
Decent headphones; digital photos.
The bottom line:
We'd like to see a few improvements to
the YP-T7, but it should be a top choice for those who
want an MP3 player with tons of features.