View Full Version : Review: Samsung YP-K5JQB 2GB MP3 Player

08-16-2007, 10:36 PM
Saw the zen review and figured itd be alright to post this one...


It is a unique player by samsung which incorporates fold-out speakers into the basic mp3 player. I travel a bit and dont feel like lugging around a set of individual speakers, which got me intrested in this after the headphone jack on my old sandisk e250 ceased to work.

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After going through two weeks of rma's (I was cheap and bought the refurbished model for 79.99, and the refurbishers seemed unable to place the correct cord with it) I finally recieved a working example on tuesday. I am quite impressed with it, the audio is great, although an adjustable setting on the sound effect (graphic eq) wouldve been nice. The speaker will go loud, and sounds better than the included headphones but the bass is lacking (what do I expect for something with two small speakers built in?). It is nice to look at, the blues and whites of the screen and touchscreen go nicely with the black of the shell and are not overly bright or dim. It is fairly easy to navigate, took me all of 5 minutes to figure it out. The only physical switches and openings are the power/hold switch, the usb hookup and headphone jack. Copying music was as simple as it gets, plug-and-play.

To conclude, it is a very well designed mp3 player. However, the price is not justifyable at retail unless you will use the speakers, if not, you can get players with ~5x the size for the same price as this. I love mine and if I had to do the same thing over, I would've definately bought this one.