Even with flat EQ settings, the player sounded great and hiss-free, thanks to its 90dB signal-to-noise ratio. Review Sections Review Specs. You’ll also find a Hold slider on the bottom of the player, line-in and headphone jacks on the left end, and a standard USB port on the right. The player’s Voice Activated mode pauses recording during periods of silence; you can select the sensitivity, as well as how many seconds of quiet it takes to trigger the pause. To the right of the LCD is a four-way toggle that lets you skip tracks, adjust the volume, and access settings. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Once you set up the iFP, you’ll be treated to a fully loaded feature set, including an equalizer with presets for Rock, Jazz, Classic, U Bass for bass lovers , Metal, Xtrm EQ a cool-sounding name for a user-defined setting , and Xtreme 3D a simulated surround mode that sounded echoey to us.
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This isn’t too annoying, however, because you can easily convert recordings to MP3 format when you upload the files with Music Manager. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s The Auto-Sync feature creates a new track whenever it detects pauses during line-in recordings–incredibly handy if you’re recording an audio CD or using the iFP to convert cassettes or vinyl to digital.
Mac users get a pared-down version of the software, which lacks the abilities to set FM presets and to drag and drop within the application; instead, you have to drag songs from the Mac Finder. Review Sections Review Specs.
Don’t show this again. Thus, we’d recommend that those picky about sound consider looking into replacements. The Bad Doesn’t show up as a removable drive in Windows Explorer; drivers and software required for connection.
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iRiver iFP-790 Manuals
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. To the right of the LCD is a four-way toggle that lets you skip tracks, adjust the volume, and access settings. At the highest sound-quality settings Regrettably, the iFP lacks the ability to encode recordings directly to MP3 the player records content in a proprietary REC format. We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale.
The Bottom Line This worthy successor to the Editors’ Choice iFPT is quite a looker and backs up its style with world-class features and performance.
The player’s Voice Activated mode pauses recording during periods of silence; you can select the sensitivity, as well as how many seconds of quiet it takes to trigger the pause. Music transfers were a speedy 1. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted All in all, the design is solid, although out of the box, the iFP’s numerous functions aren’t immediately clear.
We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Once you set up the iFP, you’ll be treated to a fully loaded feature set, including an equalizer with presets for Rock, Iriber, Classic, U Bass for bass loversMetal, Xtrm EQ a cool-sounding name for a user-defined settingand Xtreme 3D a simulated surround mode that sounded echoey to us.
iRiver iFP Specs – CNET
Quite frankly, we were blown away by the iRiver iFP’s sound quality. An autoresume feature picks up a song where you left off after powering down, while repeat and shuffle modes and an on-the-fly playlist let you mix and match music at will. This bloated figure is definitely music to our ears. Because the icp-790 connects to PCs through iRiver’s software, it doesn’t show up as a removable drive. We’ve never heard in-the-box earbuds sound this good, but adding high-end headphones can make a dramatic improvement to the sound of any player.
That said, the triangular player still fits easily into a jeans pocket, and it comes with a carrying case and an armband, which are handy for jogging or the gym.
We appreciate the sliding plastic cover that protects the latter; it’s much sturdier than the awkward rubber ones we’ve seen on other players. Music Manager is effective, but we prefer a flash player that connects to our system without a driver or software, for when we just want to dump some files onto the player and head out the door. The three buttons along the top, which look like a silver-and-red backbone, are particularly eye-catching. Even with flat EQ settings, the player sounded great and hiss-free, thanks to its 90dB signal-to-noise ratio.
The upside to this light level of security is that the iFP can play songs in the secure WMA format sold by online music stores such as Wal-Mart and Napster.
The blue-backlit, four-line LCD packs in plenty of information: Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. However, for some users, the iFP’s limited file-transfer options might keep it from the throne.