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iRiver B30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of iRiver B30. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The portability and sound are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the durability. The reliability and performance get negative reviews.

usability, sound, portability, design, size

price, performance, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the iRiver B30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 89 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for iRiver B30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of iRiver B30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The portability and sound are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price and performance.

usability, sound, portability, design, size

durability, performance, price

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iRiver B30 8GB DAB MP3 PlayeriRiver B30 8GB DAB MP3 PlayeriRiver B30 16GB DAB MP3 Player

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for iRiver B30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of iRiver B30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and sound. The headphones and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the price. Many are less positive about the performance and durability.

usability, portability, headphones, sound, battery

design, reliability, durability, performance

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Iriver E30 4 GB Digital Media Player (Black)

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Imogen Stuart (goodgearguide.com.au)

iRiver B30 portable media player / digital radio

 

The iRiver B30 offers plenty of features that you'd expect in a run-of-the-mill portable media player (PMP). However, it's also one of the first MP3 p...

Great audio quality, built-in digital radio

Poor design

We have mixed feelings about the iRiver B30. The audio quality and integrated digital radio tuner are great, but its design and control scheme are irritating.

Nov, 2010
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Expert review by: Imogen Stuart, PCWorld.idg.com (pcadvisor.co.uk)

iRiver B30 review

 

The iRiver B30 has 8GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via a microSD slot, which takes memory cards up to 8GB in capacity. It supports numerous file formats, including MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, FLAC and APE for audio and MP4, AVI and WMV for video....

We have mixed feelings about the iRiver B30. It’s similarly priced to the 8GB iPod touch, which doesn't have an integrated DAB+ digital radio tuner (but offers a bigger screen, Wi-Fi and lots of apps). We’d definitely like the design to be improved;...

May, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

iRiver B30 8GB review

 

iRiver's plain black 8GB B30 looks unassuming, but it's packed full of features.

The B30 is packed full of features, including a DAB radio, but it's expensive for the amount of storage space.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (cnet.com.au)

iRiver B30 MP3 player hands-on

 

With digital radio underway in Australia, the iRiver B30 is the only player on the market that can support DAB+ cover art. Take a look at our hands-on here.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Anthony Dhanendran (talktalk.co.uk)

iRiver B30

 

Smooth and simple music and video player MORE: click here to watch our video review of the iRiver B30 iRiver was an early innovator in portable music players, but it has recently fallen by the ...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

iRiver B30

 

The iRiver B30 is a portable media player with a 2.8-inch screen, a microSD expansion slot, and a battery life of 40 hours for audio and six hours for video. It is available in 8GB and 16GB models. iRiver B30 has no tags.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: EdyTheBest (cnet.com)

Perfect if you want something cheap .

 

very long battery life ; price ; good sound effects ; can record fm radio ; lightweight

clunky buttons ; plastic feels pretty cheap but ain't a problem

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: alexvx (cnet.com)

The player is worth it because of the battery life.

 

I bought my 4GB iRiver E30 three months ago and I chose it mainly because of the advertised 52 hours of battery life. So far I am really impressed with it. I listen to loud music for a couple of hours almost every day and the only times when I ......

Very long battery life, lots of equalizer settings and useful playback options like bookmarks, song rating etc., good voice recording quality

Terrible buttons, confusing navigation through menus, no user manual included in package, bad radio reception, video conversion to the supported .SMV file format takes too much time

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: alexvx (cnet.com)

The player is worth it because of the battery life.

 

I bought my 4GB iRiver E30 three months ago and I chose it mainly because of the advertised 52 hours of battery life. So far I am really impressed with it. I listen to loud music for a couple of hours almost every day and the only times when I...

Very long battery life, lots of equalizer settings and useful playback options like bookmarks, song rating etc., good voice recording quality

Terrible buttons, confusing navigation through menus, no user manual included in package, bad radio reception, video conversion to the supported .SMV file format takes too much time

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: rod (cnet.com.au)

iRiver B30

 

This is my second unit, as my first one got its screen damaged and was to expensive to fix.

sound quality, features, DAB

fiddly interface, flimsy antenna

Aug, 2010
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Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
DVB-H: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player / LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No
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