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Iriver IFP-990

Iriver IFP-990
alaScore 78

22 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Iriver IFP-990. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and performance. The portability and size are also appreciated.

sound, size, portability, performance, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Iriver IFP-990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Iriver IFP-990 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Comments about the durability and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably.

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

This summary is based on the products: iRiver iFP-990 256 MB MP3 PlayeriRiver iFP-990 256 MB MP3 Player

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Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

The iFP-900 series overcomes the existing monochrome standard and displays all your music needs in 260, 000 colors through a 1.2 inch low-temperature poly-silicon graphic LCD. With the widest display (19 char. across, 8 lines) to date, sample a completely new experience with a fresh new interface filled with diverse icons and menus. Frustration with slow data transfers is as outdated as older, slower players. Experience a new generation of data transfer with the iFP-900 series USB 2.0 ultra-fast transfer platform. With the USB 2.0 protocol as a standard feature, you will no longer feel frustrated downloading music when pressed for time. With the iFP-900 series, there is no longer a need for a timepiece. There is no longer a need for an alarm clock. The iFP-900 series not only keeps current time with precision, it records from the FM tuner at the preset time even when powered off. You will no longer miss late radio broadcasts, but will also be able to conveniently connect the player to speakers and use it to wake up in the morning. The iFP-900 series contains a lithium-ion internal battery, eliminating all inconveniences pertaining to buying and changing batteries. This battery can produce 40 full hours of playback after a mere 3 hours and 30 minutes of charging from a completely discharged state. One full charge can leave you worry-free for 10 days, assuming 4 hours of daily use. Charging is possible through the USB cable in addition to its standard adapter for regular AC charging, included in the package. (The player can also be charged through a special adapter for use in automobiles) With 19 characters across and 8 lines of text, the iFP-900 series extra-wide display not only displays text through its Text Viewer, it also displays song lyrics while listening, and also displays simple electronic books as well. During times in transit, materials for self-study as well as short novels saved in the player can be viewed. In addition, the Image Viewer displays stored BMP files and can designate them as wallpaper, much like a PC. The iFP-900 series has adopted a magnesium die-cast body like the iFP-500 series, ensuring the ultimate in strength and durability in a majestic outer case. A perfect combination of extreme durability and the highest of qualities results in a player, truly in a class of its own. Standard functions in iriver players are almost too extensive for other manufacturers to imitate. MP3, WMA, ASF, OGG (supports up to 225Kbps) and other codec support is a given, along with options to customize many more functions to suit the large variety of users?? needs, much like a PC. In addition to being an MP3 player, iriver players also serve as FM receivers and recorders and removable hard disk drives.(upgradeable with UMS firmware) The iFP-900 Series supports not only Windows OS but MAC OS as well, through MAC compatible iriver Music Manager program. The iFP-900 series enables you to enjoy music even without a PC, by converting music from CD players or other audio devices directly into the player in MP3 format. In addition to this, the Direct Encoding function provides the user with options to choose the sampling rate and bit rate for added functionality. Also, the AutoSync function automatically distinguishes between the beginning and end of songs for storing them as separate files. For example, by connecting the iFP-900 with a CD player, the entire content of the CD album can be saved as separate tracks of MP3 files on the player. The SAD (Sound Activity Detector) function only records when sound is detected, saving recording space as well as precious battery time. This enables extended recording capabilities, which are useful in any number of activities. In addition to this, external microphone support enables higher quality recordings, the AGC(Auto Gain Control) function enables sounds farther away to be recorded with clarity, and recording level adjustments are also possible, providing conditions conducive to very high quality recording.


Equalizer: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000

Audio Input


Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ASF / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:1.2

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:18

Flash Memory

Installed Size:256MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:iRiver iFP

MD System

Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):-5 - 40

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):2.52 x 2.01 x 0.787

Ports & interfaces

Line-in: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:18


Antenna Type:Headphone/Earphone cord
FM radio: Yes
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Voice recording: Yes


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:0.256

Weight & Dimensions