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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of JVC XA-MP101. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the battery and sound are generally positive, but many are critical about the memory and usability. Opinions are divided on the performance.

size, sound, battery

usability, memory

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 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Patrick (



The small size, ability to take rechargeable batteries, inbuilt radio and overall sound quality (how do they get such quality and volume from such a small machine?) have provided me with all I had hoped for.

Navigation around the various buttons took some getting used to but once mastered are OK. The worst feature is the presetting of radio stations - auto scan is OK but manual set up is rather tricky. Because the same button is also used for turning the...

Nov, 2006

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