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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and sound. The build quality and design are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the performance, while there are some less positive views about the connectivity.

value for money, design, build quality, sound, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the JVC XA-MP101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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JVC XA-MP101 (1GB)


I'm been very pleased with my purchase over the last 3 months. As with most purchases, what we learn while using a product helps in the future. But I got what I paid for. It's very high-quality construction and a very good value. You will likely want...

High-quality construction, easy to use

Can't navigate to favorite tracks

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JVC XA-MP101 (1GB)


Man i love this Mp3 player. I baught one 3 months ago from futureshop and love the quality of the music. it has excellent bass and the lcd although small is not bad at all.On the downside however, you cannot search racks by genre etc...No playlist is...

Fm Tuner, Line in Rec, Voice Rec, Stylish, reliable

No carring case provided, a little small display

Expert review by:

JVC XA-MP101W MP3 Player review


With the MP3 market expanding faster than you can say boo to a ghost, more and more manufacturers are trying to get in on the action. Does JVC, the latest contender, have what it takes to beat the competition? Pocket-lint grabbed some headphones to...

Radio recording, four-line display

No automatic sorting

JVC’s offering is over priced and just doesn’t cut the mustard against the compeititon


Expert review by:

JVC XA-MP101: The bare essentials


If a no-frills digital audio player is what you hanker after, then this JVC could just be the ticket.

Ultracompact MP3 player with 1GB capacity; solid sound quality; plays protected WMA files purchased from Internet music stores; built-in FM tuner; FM and voice recorder; doubles as data-storage device

Doesn't stand out from competing models; doesn't support ID3 tag-based music navigation; doesn't play subscription-downloaded, Janus-protected WMA files; slow USB 1.1 connectivity

JVC's ultracompact XA-MP101W MP3 player doesn't bring anything new to the table.

Product Specifications

JVC has used its experience in audio technology developed over many years to offer this product in the digital music player market. The XA-MP101 music player is highly portable flash type player that is not prone to music skipping from vibrations. This player supports DRM technology for playback of songs purchased from music download sites. Various features such as direct recording from a mini-component stereo without the need of a PC, an FM tuner, and voice recording offer great flexibility for different uses, and an 18-bit D/A converter helps deliver high-fidelity sound. A stylish square design and efficient button layout enables easy to use one-handed operation.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio
Sound Effects:Bass Boost
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


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

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ADPCM / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC XA


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None