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Coby MP301

Coby MP301
alaScore 85

378 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 378 reviews of Coby MP301. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and battery. The sound and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, sound, battery, performance

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Coby MP301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Coby MP301

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 user reviews of Coby MP301 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and battery. The sound and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, sound, battery, performance

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Coby Micro MP3 Player with LCD 4 GB Flash Memory MP301-4GBLK (Black)Coby MP301-4G Micro MP3 Player with LCD 4 GB Flash Memory (Black) (Discontinued by manufacturer)Coby MP301-2G Micro MP3 Player with LCD 2 GB Flash Memory (Black) (Discontinued by manufacturer)

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: raysaun (cnet.com)

Its a winner

 

I loaded this one up with two levels of directories and 1425 WMAs. I just used the normal explorer software to transfer the files from my notebook. Sound is very good for an inexpensive player. I had no trouble using the buttons once I found out that...

Works as advertised ; Great price ; Good sound for money

Small display

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Positronic_Enigma (cnet.com)

Good and Cheap

 

I bought this MP3 player because I'm in college and am on a budget, so at the time I don't have the money to spend on a Zune HD like I really want, and I refuse to buy any Apple product. This was a cheap alternative that I purchased with some spare...

Cheap ; Light ; Small ; Easy to transfer music to ; Holds a lot of songs for the price

Doesn't have internal battery (must replace with AAA's) ; Screen is a bit small ; Packaged earbuds aren't great

Jul, 2011
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Consumer review by: raysaun (cnet.com)

Its a winner

 

I loaded this one up with two levels of directories and 1425 WMAs. I just used the normal explorer software to transfer the files from my notebook. Sound is very good for an inexpensive player. I had no trouble using the buttons once I found out that...

Works as advertised ; Great price ; Good sound for money

Small display

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: raysaun (cnet.com)

Its a winner

 

I loaded this one up with two levels of directories and 1425 WMAs. I just used the normal explorer software to transfer the files from my notebook. Sound is very good for an inexpensive player. I had no trouble using the buttons once I found out that...

Works as advertised ; Great price ; Good sound for money

Small display

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Jimbo (jr.com)

Nice Little Player

 

Very compact and easy to use just like a pen drive. The player got into a mode where it would play about 15 seconds of each song (ie. play briefly and then go to the next song). This bad behavior was cured by extracting the battery and reinserting it...

Easy To Set Up","Lots of Storage

Had to reset a few times","Hard to see tiny display

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Dave (newegg.com)

Works for me

 

It uses a AAA battery so I don't have to throw away player when the battery dies. Plays well and easily transfers music files using Window Media player. Doesn't have a lock on it, but I've never had a problem with that. It still works after a year

Isn't compatible with downloading audiobooks using online libraries. This is my only complaint. If you load audiobooks on your mp3 player using your local library online downloads, forget it

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: LaGzZ (newegg.com)

COBY Black 4GB Micro MP3 Player With LCD MP301

 

it works

this thing is total garbage, bad sound quality and i dropped it TWICE when running and it just died on me and never worked again. Also cheap material, feels like it's going to break on you in an instant. Not good, not even for a simple workout mp3 player

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Dee (jr.com)

Good product, great service

 

I previously purchased Coby\'s 2GB mp3 player. I wanted a simple no bells and whistles\' mp3 player that uses regular batteries. The device was an easy plug & play and decided to get Coby\'s 4GB mp3 player. With the mp3 player, I can listen to music,...

Easy To Set Up","Good mp3 player","Long Battery Life","Simple Controls","Sleek\/Compact","Uses regular batteries

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Rochrunner (jr.com)

Great Compact MP3 Player

 

Bought this as a replacement for an identical one that didn\'t survive a cycle through the washing machine :-(. Used mostly when I go running and just want a simple player that will fit in the key pocket of my shorts. Surprisingly good sound for such a

Lightweight

Battery life

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: maulotaur (newegg.com)

Overpriced memory stick

 

Thin cheap plastic housing - the unit comes on and will not go passed display of COBY on the screen. It still operates as a flash drive and can be used to store files when connected to a PC, but the 'player' function of this is not operating....

Lightweight, compact, easy access to controls

Does not play

Mar, 2011
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