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Archos 2 Vision

Archos 2 Vision
alaScore 84

718 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 718 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The usability and sound are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability and build quality.

price, sound, usability, design, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Archos 2 Vision is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 718 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Archos 2 Vision

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 169 user reviews of Archos 2 Vision from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, sound, portability, design

performance, build quality

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 2 8GB MP3 Player/Radio - BlackARCHOS 2 8GB PURPLEArchos 2 8GB MP3 Player/Radio - White

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Amazon.com review summary for Archos 2 Vision

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Archos 2 Vision from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

value for money, sound, usability, portability, design

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Archos 2 Video MP3 Player 8 GB (Black)Archos 2 Video MP3 Player 16 GB (White)Archos 2 Video MP3 Player 16 GB (Black)

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Archos 2

 

'Lecteur de carte m\xe9moire SDHC, lecture de vid\xe9o, lecture de fichiers TXT et LRC (paroles de chansons).'

Design classique, autonomie en retrait.

'Un baladeur, qui lit des musiques MP3 ou WMA, jusqu\x92ici rien d\x92extraordinaire. Mais un baladeur capable de...'

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Archos 2 PMP gets video walkthrough and review

 

The Archos 2 ain't much to write home about, and in reality, it ain't too revolutionary compared to simplistic DAPs that emerged years back. The reason for its existence? To get portable music into shallow pockets. The crew over at ArchosFans were ...

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Archos 2 Video preview

 

Generation MP3 has put up a video of unpacking and using the Archos 2. [Generation MP3]...

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Archos 2 8GB

 

Has hitting a budget price overly compromised the Archos 2?

I can say the same about the Archos 2's GUI. While primarily text-based, it makes selective use of animated icons and colour. It's quick to start up, snappy in use and relatively easy to navigate. The forward/backward buttons on the left scroll up and...

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Archos 2 8GB review

 

The Archos 2 is the cheapest 8GB portable audio and video player that we've seen.

Archos 2 may be very cheap, but the poor screen, annoying controls and muffled sound make it impossible to recommend.

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Archos 2 review

 

For such a slinky PMP, the Archos 2 certainly doesn't shirk from its roomy responsibilities. Underneath that titchy 1.8-inch screen the Archos 2 packs in 8GB for stashing music, photos and video, as well as an FM radio and a microSD slot. Now that's...

Low price and extra space

Awful UI and tiny 1.8-inch screen

A dirt cheap MP3 player, but with a UI to match.

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Archos 2 review

 

A dirt cheap MP3 player, but with a UI to match.

Low price and extra space

Awful UI and tiny 1.8-inch screen

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Archos 2

 

The Archos 2 is a budget portable media player which doesn't skimp on the boot space, with 8GB of flash storage to play back music, and video and photos via a 1.8-inch LCD screen. There's also an FM radio and a microSD slot to load up on even more...

Archos almost nailed the hardware here: the Archos 2 is petite and pretty. It's just a shame about the shocking screen and awful menu system. Still, if you're only about listening to music however and don't care for regular podcast updates and the...

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Not Very Good

 

I was looking at the other reviews, which led me to purchase this. I must have a bad unit. This thing will not stay connected to a network for even 30 seconds (no really... 30 seconds). As far as I am concerned, it is going in the trash. I do not think...

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Nice Device

 

My iPod touch was stolen, and was way more than I needed. I really only wanted PDA functions - email, calendar, notes, and this is just right for that. The resistive screen is not as cool as the capacitive screen, battery life isn't great and I wish it...

Product Specifications

The Archos 2 is full of surprises. It's an all-in-one affordable credit card sized device. It's the perfect music companion. Music addicts finally have the product they've been waiting for: a small, very reasonably priced player. Archos is talking about days of non stop music! Need more? Well, the Archos 2 also hosts a MicroSDHC card slot so that you can add more music to the already huge amount that you've got. It's compatible with MicroSDHC and standard MicroSD cards, so you can add plenty more music to your player. It's really easy to organize it with the music library settings, letting you choose by artist, album or title. And since you're asking it to play the most popular music files such as MP3 and WMA, your Archos 2 has you covered. You can also clearly show your photos on the 1.8" screen. Sure the Archos 2 is mostly about music, but why not keep a few dozen photos with you? It's a lot easier than carrying a 7" photo frame in your pocket, isn't it?

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Voice recorder / Photo playback / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:FLAC / MP3 / WMA / WAV / APE (Monkeys Audio) / APE (Monkey's Audio)

Digital Storage

Capacity:8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:3.2in
Weight:1.3oz
Width:1.7in

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB

Header

Compatibility:Unix / Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Archos
Model:2 Vision
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Archos

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Chocolate/Red

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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