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IRiver E100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 reviews of IRiver E100. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and design are generally positive. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity and reliability. Reviews are divided on the performance.

usability, sound, price, design, durability

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the IRiver E100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for IRiver E100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of IRiver E100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers really like the size and portability. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the performance and reliability.

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durability, reliability, performance

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Iriver E100 2GB MP3/MP4 Player - BlackIriver E100 8GB MP3/MP4 Player - BlackIriver E100 2GB MP3/MP4 Player - Black

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for IRiver E100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of IRiver E100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the headphones and portability. The price and sound also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the design, and many are negative about the memory and size.

usability, sound, price, portability, headphones

performance, durability, reliability, size, memory

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iriver E100 8 GB Multimedia Player (White)iriver E100 8 GB Multimedia Player (Black)iriver E100 8 GB Multimedia Player (Sky Blue)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Brown (

iRiver E100 Digital Media Player


iRiver's new E100 digital media player offers a several terrific features, including a MicroSD memory slot, FLAC and OGG support, and the ability to record audio (there's a built-in mic and a line-level input). Unfortunately, all that goodness is...

Mic and line-level input, MicroSD memory slot, OGG and FLAC support

Crappy display, problematic software, sloppy buttons

With so many very strong digital media players on the market, there’s just not much of a reason to give the iRiver E100 a second thought.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

iRiver E100 MP3 Player Review - Intro


The iRiver E100 is an entry-level media player that looks a bit like a slider-style cell phone. The E100 doesn't have many frills and it does have quite a few issues. The software looks downright dated, especially for a device sharing its market with...

Small and portable ; Big screen for its size, external memory card slot ; Basic layout ; Media libraries have simple, intuitive layouts ; Above average frequency response, good noise control, very little crosstalk. ; Good; Don't need to use sync software

Tends to get dingy-looking easily ; Really bad controls ; Unintuitive menu system.; Navigating the library is annoying.; Has a huge problem with distortion, packaged-in headphones are garbage.; Bad; The sync software is strictly worse than free options

The iRiver E100 is expensive for the functionality it provides. In the current media player market, which is utterly dominated by iPods, very few media players choose to challenge Apple at its main price points. Archos, for example, makes high-end...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (

iriver E100


Compatibility with a wide range of formats and memory expansion can't save the E100 from being just another iPod nano also-ran.

Compatible with several audio and video formats, microSD Card slot

Finicky controls, Tight viewing angles, Plain design

You can operate the E100 in two modes: The default MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode lets you use Windows Media Player 11 or the iriverplus3 software (both are included on a bundled disc) to manage and sync files. If you're more keen on dragging and...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

iriver E100


This slickly styled player is easy on the eyes, but it's simply frustrating to use.

Slick design. microSD slot. Strong file support. FM radio and recording. Voice recording and line-in recording.

Photos and video don't look so great on the not-so-sharp screen. Uninspired user interface. Difficult navigation. Many settings and options are difficult to find.

iriver knows how to make good portable media players, like the venerable Clix and the Clix gen 2, so the E100 is a bit of a disappointment. It worksjust not gracefully or intuitively.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (

iRiver iRiver E100


With its cream-colored plastic casing and minimalist controls (the entire area beneath the 2.4-inch display is a four-way mechanical rocker with a small center button), iRiver's E100 resembles a slightly overweight Apple Nano--or maybe a small...

Versatile media player ; Competitive price

Mediocre audio ; Unintuitive interface

The E100 handles lots of media types, but falls short in playback quality and usability.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

iRiver E100 4GB


The iRiver E100 is an entry-level media player, available in 4GB, and 8GB sizes for about $60 and $80 respectively. As you might have guessed from the price, the E100 is a basic device. It doesn't have the frills and level of extensability that many...

The E100 had good battery life for music playback: you can squeeze out about 17 and a half hours from a full charge. On video playback, however, expect your batteries to die after about 3 and a half hours

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Joe Eitel (

iRiver E100 MP3 Player Review


iRiver has built a respectable name for itself in a market dominated by Apple's iPod. Does its latest low-cost MP3 player live up to that name? Come along as we review the iRiver E100 and issue our verdict.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (

MP3 player iriver E100 review


iriver E100 became just a revelation for me, it seems like engineers and marketing specialists of this company read attentively the reviews of journalists who described  their production.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Grahm Skee (

iriver E100 Review


The E100 will be iriver's first player to be released in the US since the clix2, which I was very fond of. This player comes in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities in several different modern colors. Audio codec is supreme supporting all the major licensed...

I understand that iriver was targeting a lower end market with the E100, but I can't help but feel let down by this player. Maybe I was just too excited to get my hands on a premium brand MP3 player as iriver has always been. This is a text book...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Jenn K. Lee (

Review: iriver E100


Read my full review below to decide if you'll be first in line to pick up an E100. And if you can't wait for the official release, is standing by with 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB models in stock and ready to be shipped to you today.

Unfortunately, some of what sets the E100 apart from the crowd isn't done as well as it should be (e.g., speaker sound quality, non-integration of microSD card contents), turning what would normally be considered strong points into part of the player's...

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

The product provides rich sound closer to the original sound, by supporting the codec for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files, as well as a variety of codec for music files in the form of MP3, WMA, ASF, and OGG. SRS WOW HD sound field technology incorporated into the latest Iriver products help you enjoy richer and live sound. The product supports various codec for video files such as MPEG4 SP, WMV9, and XVID SP and helps users encode video files in an easy and convenient way with iriverplus3, providing 30fps video quality. Stylish design of Iriver and compact size fit to your palm helps users enjoy video contents anywhere and anytime in an easy and convenient. With this product, uses can save JPEG, BMP, PNG, and GIF image files with Iriverplus3 to a device, and intuitive D click interface helps you easily find the photo you want, on top of manipulating pleasure. In addition, image slide show helps you enjoy your own photo album with cool background music. The product enables users to save and manage test files having TXT extension at a device with iriverplus3 in an easy and convenient way, and users also can save and manage files to Text folder, by connecting USB cable directly to E100, which makes it possible to view documents anytime and anywhere free from constraints of time and space in an easy and convenient way. You can listen to FM radio without any additional device, and TIMER RECORDING function helps education contents users listen to radio anytime and anywhere, without the need to listen to radio at a fixed time for their development. Iriver's unique TIMER RECORDING will help you improve your language proficiency to a higher level.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Photo playback / Radio / Video playback / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio
Sound Effects:SRS WOW HD
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):17hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ASF / FLAC / MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / MPEG 2.5 Audio / Ogg Vorbis / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:4GB/8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:iRiver

MD System

Type: None


Color:Black/Chocolate/Pink/Sky blue/White


Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty