You can queue up the next track, but no more than that — though on-the-fly playlist editing is promised in a coming firmware update. Best MP3 Players for Just move your music collection permanently onto the iHP; all the powerful software you already use on your PC can already work with it, to manage, rip, burn, sort, edit, even back up your music collection in place. Will be supplied with: The database is populated by the tags embedded in the MP3 files.

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The truth of the matter is this unit is way better than the iPod. Sound quality is excellent, even with the supplied ear buds, which are rumoured to be made by Sennheiser.

The iRiver H (formerly iHP) iPod alternative review – plays MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, ASF, WAV

The iHP works perfectly with Linux. This database needs some scrutiny. Due to differing physical sizes, the two drive types cannot be used interchangeably i.

The stock firmware is a bit poor, but with the easy installation of Rockbox firmware rockbox. You can record up to 5 hours continuously. Apple’s iPod Touch gives you a good portion of the iPhone 6 experience in a tiny package, First, the iRiver doesn’t come with much software. We found the multidirectional joystick control on the front easy enough to use for navigating the deep menu structure, but compared to the Apple iPod’s scrollwheel, it makes going through long lists of songs a tedious chore.


Of course the iPod and other MP3 devices such as those from Creative also have capacious hard drives, so what sets if anything sets the iRiver device apart? There was a problem completing your request.

SOLD: iRiver iHP-140, iBasso D10, and SysConcept optical cable.

As the other reviewer said, you get built in FM radio, external microphone, and extras that Apple would never think of giving you with their product, namely a remote and a leather case.

It does seem unnecessary though, since tags are also present in these other formats. Maybe a future update will fix it. But let’s say you tried clicking the joystick first.

Write a customer review. Thanks for the interest everyone! Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Your wish is my command. Listening on high-end headphones Sennheiser HD I could easily hear the difference between the iRiver and a CD iyp directly on a hi-fi.

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More items related to this product. The iHP is identical but with a 20Gb hard drive.


Hard drive from GB. English Choose a language for shopping. Yes, my password is: One of the things I like about the iHP is that it does more to exploit the advantages of a pocketable ihl storage device.

I wasn’t expecting much. None of this will matter irover the first couple of hours of use. UK charger, original leather case, manual, LCD remote, original external mic It is possible to upgrade the firmware on H series players.

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See details for description of any imperfections. They are older so you will only find them used. If you would like to reproduce this article on your own publication or web site, please contact Tim Anderson. All this is no problem once you have become familiar with the controls, but it shows that the iRiver controls are not as intuitive as they should be.

The Bad Display text is small; slow scrolling; slight learning curve; limited Mac compatibility.