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Coby MP301

alaTest has collected and analyzed 317 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and battery. The price and sound also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, sound, price, battery, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Coby MP301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of Coby MP301 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and battery. The sound and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the reliability.

usability, price, sound, battery, performance


89% of the reviews on 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 Micro MP3 Player with LCD 4 GB Flash Memory MP301-4GBLK (Black)

Sep, 2018

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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

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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

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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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Great MP3 Player For The Money


All in all, great little player. Would definitely but another one. The only complaint I really had was trying to find the albums. When you receive the product, there are windows exe files already on the USB adapter. I use Linux (Ubuntu Lucid), so maybe...

First of all, I love how it takes AAA batteries and you don't need to wait to charge it on a USB port on the computer. The looks are great and is very compact. The price is great for what you are buying. I have been listening to music for a week now...

The USB adapter that plugs into the base of the player seems like it would be a weak spot and break off. I have had no problems with it yet and just because it seems like a potential hazard to me, don't mean it is a weak spot at all. Maybe the R&D guys...

Mar, 2011

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Love it....


This is a great little player. It takes batteries and came with one that was dead. I really wasn't disappointed as I didn't expect it to come with one so got batteries for it anyway. The batteris I got were Everready Golds. I am still using the first...

Easy to use controls. Good sound quality (for podcasts or audio books which is all I listen too). Battery life (see Other Thoughts). Works nicely with Linux. Love the price. Will probably buy a couple more for gifts

The battery it came with but see Other Thoughts

Feb, 2011

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i would buy another

size battery life and loudness bright display and very clear

butions are very stiff and would not tuen on at first but got it to work. and menus are very hard to get though

Jan, 2011

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Do what I need..


One rechargable battery can last maybe 2 weeks, depending on use.. It stays 2 days with no battery but still working...xD!

Nice design, but seems to be cheap.. I don't really care, just need it for gym and stop using my 80gb ipod classic at my car. Same as the other review if I lose it, don't really care.. I got the one that has radio, is pretty good ; Even use it as files...

4gb's.. I was looking for 8, but is ok

Nov, 2010

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Just like my other coby mp3 player


Small ; Ability to use my rechargeable batteries ; 4 gig is a decent size for gym and such ; Cheap enough to not care if I lose it

Not a 6g ipod nano, but do I want to pay 100+ extra for album cover art hmmm

Nov, 2010

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player is ok. Emusic is a scam


player is ok. Headphones are to bassie. controls are ok once you learn button position. button type is to small to read. Free downloads from EMusic is a scam. You can not cancel with out hassles. Click on cancel and it takes you to a page that says...

Easy To Setup

Poor Sound Quality

Aug, 2011

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ok but doesn't start playing immediately when button is pushed. takes several tries to start playing.

Easy To Setup,Great Sound,Long Battery Life,Lots of Storage

Confusing Controls,Freezes Up

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No


Built-in camera: No


Certification:FCC, CE
Color of product:Black


Backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Continuous audio playback time:8
Cylindrical battery size:AAA
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: No

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Other Features

Battery Type:AAA
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Package dimensions (WxDxH):5.5 x 1.75 x 8
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Continuous audio playback time:8
Cylindrical battery size:AAA
Number of batteries supported:1


FM radio: No
Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Record Modes

Voice recording: No


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:2 / 4

Weight & Dimensions