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GPX MW151BU 4 GB Flash MP3 Player - Blue (MW151BU) -
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2012
I have the black version of this MP3 player, but it has the same functionality as far as I know. I also have an iPod that I now use almost entirely for podcasts instead of music. The audio quality in the two MP3 players is the same.

The GPX is smaller and more lightweight, but has less carrying capacity - 4 GB to my iPod's 30. But I don't really need to have all of my music with me everywhere I go, and the lightweight nature of this MP3 player is ideal for running.

Syncing the music with this player is more time-consuming - it is simply a drag-and-drop process. It features many different shuffle modes, but I haven't been able to set up a playlist yet. It also has different audio settings for playing different types of music, like a radio.

The main selling points of this player for me are price, which is an affordable $20 in the store, and the fact that it uses a single AAA battery instead of the iPod's weak internal battery, which in my experience only gets 4 hours of lifespan and wears down over time. My iPod currently gets around three hours of battery life on a full charge, and that's if I don't skip anything and turn off the backlight. In contrast, these AAA's get around 12 hours. It's a no brainer.

Another smart feature is the start-up - instead of coming on at a click, the button must be held down. This keeps it from wasting battery life.

Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with this purchase. Simple is better. This GPX player gives me no headaches, while my iPod frequently loses its charge for no reason. Most of what you're paying for with an iPod is brand recognition, anyway. Don't be a sucker.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2012
I love this product simply because it runs on a cell and I do not have to look for charging stations for it.
This was a gift and the recipient also liked it.
Thank you.
P.S.: Would like to add that this mp3 player starts where it was stopped and powered off the previous time.
the disadvantage is it can hold only 4gbof songs maximum and memory cannot be expanded.However, it still serves a s a wonderful mp3 player for your favorite playlist of songs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2013
First of all, I received a defective one like a couple of other reviewers. They replaced in a blink of an eye. (Apparently there was a bad batch somewhere along the line.) These other reviewers should have done the same. Second, this pup has fantastic sound. In order to hear it, though, you need a good quality headset. Did I say headset? Absolutely. Your ear doctor will tell you never, ever use ear buds. They destroy your ear drums and probably make you go deaf. This goes double for the ear buds that come with this critter. Throw them away. I connected this GPX to my Sennheiser, my Koss, and my Audio-Technica headphones. Why would anyone connect a $10 mp3 player to a set of headphones that cost 3-6 times as much? One word. Sound. The reviewer who said no more Apple's is right. If sound is your criteria, you will not go back. If a pretty screen is your criteria and you have plenty of $$$ to throw around, go with something else. I love my Mozart, Jolson, PP&M, Diamond, and Moody Blues. Now I have them all in a nifty little package.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2013
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Not a great bang for your buck, but bang is still present. I got this for my seven year old, for his seventh birthday in January, only plays out of one side of the headphones now. Tried with multiple pairs, all only play from one side. Because of the age of the recipient, I was planning on getting an extremely nice one, and a seven year old is fairly easily made happy, so he's still ok with it despite it's defect. That being said, I will likely try my luck with a different product when my daughter turns seven next January. Oddly enough, I guess I should say the same for my son's eighth birthday. One nice feature is having a AAA battery, as the Eneloop rechargeables are a great way to go in keeping it powered up. It can be considered a possibility that my son didn't take the best of care of this device, that said, I never saw him mistreat it. Your luck may be different then mine for this reason.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2013
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The problem encountered is that the product was functional for maybe two weeks, then it quit working entirely. That is a short product life for an electronic device. I was highly disappointed because other people left wonderful reviews for this little music player. Whelp, I have no idea if I received a lemon, but mine did not function adequately. I was offered a refund minus the shipping fees so at least I was able to recoup a portion of my money. And, as a result, I bought an ipod shuffle @ Walmart instead.
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on August 7, 2014
The original Amazon web page for this item and the included instructions said it played .WAV, .MP3, and .WMA recordings.
The unit does not recognize .WAV recordings.
The unit displayed ERROR on .MP3 recordings.
The unit did play .WMA recordings.
I returned the unit (customer service was helpful and quick).
But the new unit had the same problems.
Customer service returns my E-mails saying they are waiting for an answer to advise me. It has now been a month or so of both them and me waiting. The unit is now out of its warranty period.
After a month the replacement unit would not turn on-it is completely dead. New batteries make no difference. Plus computer no longer recognizes it.
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on July 15, 2014
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it stopped working after a few days. Worst investment ever
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on June 25, 2014
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Although this player was very cheap and I expected some problems. I found the buttons very hard to use because they are so small and close together. the small manual was of limited use. It continues to play however but will sometimes shut down and have to be restarted. As with other cheap players that I have used it seems to miss playing some songs on the list. The display is very hard to see especially in bright light.
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on June 15, 2014
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I enjoyed the player while it lasted. The battery life was much longer than advertised. I was extremely disappointed that after three weeks, it completely died.
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on May 28, 2014
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does everything it should. one drawback is it starts over from 1st song and repeats much too often .I really am pleased though !
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