Archos 1 Vision MP3 Player 4GB - Black - £18.89 delivered @ MyMemory - HotUKDeals
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To get this price use discount code: 10EGGS4U

- Store and listen to more than 2,000 songs1
- Play MP3, WMA, FLAC, APE and WAV music files
- Store thousands of photos1
- View JPEG and BMP photos
- High storage capacity (up to 4GB*) for such a tiny player
- Audio recorder to record memos

In the box:
- Archos 1 vision Player
- USB Cable (for charging and file transfer)
- Earphones
- Video conversion software
- User guide
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#1
Can't go wrong really!!
banned#2
seems pretty good but its Archos so theres got to be a catch
#3
Got one of these a few weeks ago for £21. Does everything is says on the box and as easy as pie to operate. Good earphones too. Hot, hot, hot.
#4
I bought one few weeks ago at MyMemory for £20. Price is acceptable. But the sound quality for me is too poor.

Switched to a Sony A728, sound quality is so much better and the earphone EX082 is brillient. I personally think EX082 sound better than Sennheiser MX760. My Sennheiser CX300 II is still in post. So cannot draw conclusion yet.

To conclude, although the price is cheap, but the sound quality is just not up to the standard I required. I would not recommend this product as for the same price you can easily find better products elsewhere. I never really used my Archos 1. Money wasted.

Recommendation:

1. For similar price, should buy Sansa Clip+ by Sandisk. Its sound quality is more decent and its size is tiny. The best price to get it is eBay, normally bids end at a price between £10-£13, plus £3 delivery.

2. If willing to pay a bit more, Sony A72X and A8XX series are definitely worth the money. I am not recommending the X series as they are too expensive. The A728 is well built and looks really like a slim mobile phone. The actual MP3 looks better than pictures on the web. Personally, I think A72X series looks so much prettier than A81X series. It would be a great gift for girlfriend. I bought mine from Argos shop on eBay for £40. The price increased to £50 2 weeks ago as the deal is too hot. Still available, but I think it will be finished very soon.

3. Use a pair of good earphone, it will make a world of difference to the sound quality.

The ones I was refering to above, Archos 4G, Sansa 2G, Sony A728 8G. And both Archos and Sansa are plastic, whereas, Sony is metal.


Update:
Just tried Archos with the Sony EX082 earphone, it actually sound so much better than before when I tried with its own earphone. Now, I think its sound quality is decent as long as you use a good earphone instead of the one comes along with Archos MP3.
#5
Buy a decent set of headphones and this will be exceptional value.
My bugbear with iPod is the sound quality WHEN you buy decent headphones, with Archos you need good quality headphones to get the best out of them.
#6
Mascherano
seems pretty good but its Archos so theres got to be a catch


Probably need to pay plugins to listen to listen to your music :-D

Voted hot.
#7
Excellent, heat +rep.
#8
Anyone spotted a cheap Sony then BTW, sorry not hijacking the thread!!!!
#9
Must sat away from HUKD, A Joggler and Now this happy Days
#10
Bought one for £20, but the volume is not loud enough for gym use..
#11
I bought one of these a few months ago (last time the deal was posted here) and it's excellent. Feels a little plasticy, but that is a tiny price to pay for good device that delivers the cheapest Gbs / £
The included software makes it easy to rip AVIs to the proprietry format used by the Archos. I know that it seems silly to play video on a screen this small, but my daughter loves to watch episodes of Horrid Henry on it.
Edit: Both volume and sound quality are perfectly good, though I did not try the included headphones as I assumed that they would be (like with all included headphones) complete crap.
#12
I too bought one a few months ago to use as a spare. I think this mp3 player is a remarkably competent piece of kit. Music sounds good, the software is well thought out and implemented and the 9 minute video demo provided, plays well on the dinky little screen - might even try using it one day. The construction and finish of the plastic case feels quality. The only telling omission is possibly the lack of an fm radio, but hey, for less than £20 delivered, who cares? As with virtually all mp3 players, the supplied earphones are mediocre and the Archos' performance is vastly improved by my Sennheiser cx500's. My favourite mini player of all remains the Sansa Clip+, but the Archos 1 runs it close at getting on for half the cost. Recommended.
#13
Got one for my hubby a few weeks ago, and he really likes it. Great deal!
#14
Shock
Bought one for £20, but the volume is not loud enough for gym use..


Strangely, my one is loud enough when the volume is only set at 15. And it has a maximum of 40. Maybe it has something to do with your earphone and music files.
1 Like #15
kobirulali;8275747
Anyone spotted a cheap Sony then BTW, sorry not hijacking the thread!!!!


Despite the Sony A728 8G has increased from £40 to £50, I still think it is a very good deal. A lot of people have been buying in batches of 10. I think they will sell later at higher price once Argos runs out of stock. Currently 120 available, 2387 sold. I think Argos will finish selling the stock in a few days.

If not needed urgently, you can wait as there will always be better deals come around sooner than you expected. One thing to point out, within the few MP3s and MDs I got, I am mostly satisfied with the enclosed earphone of Sony A72x and A81x, which is EX082. You can actually save some money by not buying extra decent earphones.

The link for Sony A728 sold by Argos is below:
#16
IMy family have bought various different Archos MP3 players over the last few years and sound quality is very good but in my experience not through their supplied in-earphones which always seem to muffle the sound somewhat. Like a previous poster suggests, buy a decent set of earphones and you will notice the difference.
#17
kobirulali
Anyone spotted a cheap Sony then BTW, sorry not hijacking the thread!!!!


normally has the badge 'aiwa'

sony's badge costs 20% + of the asking price, always has.
#18
Can anyone comment on how easy-to-use/fiddly these things are?

Thinking of buying one for someone who doesn't use too many gadgets. Are they easy enough navigate?
#19
Nice find. Thanks.:thumbsup:
#20
Here is a link I saved, posted by Topazz on the last offer, that tells you how to very easily get back to where you left off when you turn the player back on (it won't automatically resume where you left off). Note that it only seems to work if you turn the player off by the power button on the face of the player, not when you use the off switch on the bottom edge of the player. hth
#21
these Archos players are good value if you just want something that plays music.

They are using the chinese rockchip..
#22
Anyone wanting a bit of extra volume. Have a look at this. Only about £4. Got one and they really work and are really light.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14823
#23
huangxq2
I bought one few weeks ago at MyMemory for £20. Price is acceptable. But the sound quality for me is too poor.

Switched to a Sony A728, sound quality is so much better and the earphone EX082 is brillient. I personally think EX082 sound better than Sennheiser MX760. My Sennheiser CX300 II is still in post. So cannot draw conclusion yet.

To conclude, although the price is cheap, but the sound quality is just not up to the standard I required. I would not recommend this product as for the same price you can easily find better products elsewhere. I never really used my Archos 1. Money wasted.

Recommendation:

1. For similar price, should buy Sansa Clip+ by Sandisk. Its sound quality is more decent and its size is tiny. The best price to get it is eBay, normally bids end at a price between £10-£13, plus £3 delivery.

2. If willing to pay a bit more, Sony A72X and A8XX series are definitely worth the money. I am not recommending the X series as they are too expensive. The A728 is well built and looks really like a slim mobile phone. The actual MP3 looks better than pictures on the web. Personally, I think A72X series looks so much prettier than A81X series. It would be a great gift for girlfriend. I bought mine from Argos shop on eBay for £40. The price increased to £50 2 weeks ago as the deal is too hot. Still available, but I think it will be finished very soon.

3. Use a pair of good earphone, it will make a world of difference to the sound quality.

The ones I was refering to above, Archos 4G, Sansa 2G, Sony A728 8G. And both Archos and Sansa are plastic, whereas, Sony is metal.


Update:
Just tried Archos with the Sony EX082 earphone, it actually sound so much better than before when I tried with its own earphone. Now, I think its sound quality is decent as long as you use a good earphone instead of the one comes along with Archos MP3.




After two weeks use of Sennheiser MX760, its sound quality improved tremendously compare to when I first received it. I even think it sounds better than my EX082 now. I underestimated it initially.

Just received Sennheiser CX300 II 2 days ago, it still does not sound as good as others yet. It might just need more time to consolidate.
#24
huangxq2
Strangely, my one is loud enough when the volume is only set at 15. And it has a maximum of 40. Maybe it has something to do with your earphone and music files.



Tried a sony headphones too.. but its more to do with I like it really loud at gym..
#25
Shock
Tried a sony headphones too.. but its more to do with I like it really loud at gym..


Try Ear-Canal Phones which fit in the ear canals, such as, Sennheiser CX300 II. They will give you more volume as they are inside your ears.

Or use an amplifier as suggested below which I think is not very convenient given you are at gym.
#26
huangxq2
Try Ear-Canal Phones which fit in the ear canals, such as, Sennheiser CX300 II. They will give you more volume as they are inside your ears.

Or use an amplifier as suggested below which I think is not very convenient given you are at gym.


I did try the sony ex52, but no way near loud as a Nokia 5800.
#27
Shock
I did try the sony ex52, but no way near loud as a Nokia 5800.


You mentioned that you tried a sony headphone. I did not realise that you actually meant earphone. If still not enough even with ear-canal phones, it suggests that you listen to music too loud which might damage your hearing.

Nokia 5800 is a mobile. Do you mean the earphone comes with the mobile phone?
#28
huangxq2
Despite the Sony A728 8G has increased from £40 to £50, I still think it is a very good deal. A lot of people have been buying in batches of 10. I think they will sell later at higher price once Argos runs out of stock. Currently 120 available, 2387 sold. I think Argos will finish selling the stock in a few days.

If not needed urgently, you can wait as there will always be better deals come around sooner than you expected. One thing to point out, within the few MP3s and MDs I got, I am mostly satisfied with the enclosed earphone of Sony A72x and A81x, which is EX082. You can actually save some money by not buying extra decent earphones.

The link for Sony A728 sold by Argos is below:


Thanks rep added, just trying to win one on ebay now. I'm not a Sony fanboy BTW, I just want a player so i can appreciate the sound quality - my iPhone sound quality thorugh EX35 is rubbish even compared to my old HTC Hero :-(
#29
tried the voucher code 10EGGS4U not working :0( but still a good price without too
heat added
1 Like #30
sjpsam
tried the voucher code 10EGGS4U not working :0( but still a good price without too
heat added


Probably an Easter only offer.;-)
#31
Inactive
Probably an Easter only offer.;-)


think it was lol, ,received mine this morning, really impressed, have just ordered another as a thank you gift :)
#32
Ours bought in early February just developed problem (no sound). It's too late to send it back to My Memory, and the warranty information specifies it must be sent back to the U.S. at our expense through the U.S. Postal System, fedex or ups. Not sounding great, but I just sent off an email to Archos, so we'll see if the warranty is going to be worth anything.

Updated: Archos never replied so, as someone on another thread suggested, I contacted My Memory directly even though the invoice said it was just covered for one month (I had it for two months when it stopped working). They told me to return it to them Freepost, and now are sending out another free of charge. I'm happy with the service, and hopefully the new unit will last longer.

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