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JVC XA-MP51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and sound also get good comments, but the price and connectivity get less positive views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the JVC XA-MP51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

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JVC XA-MP101B

 

JVC's ultracompact XA-MP101B MP3 player doesn't bring anything new to the table.

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.

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JVC XA-MP51 (512MB, White)

 

Review: Best known for its camcorders and VCRs, Japanese consumer-electronics giant JVC is making a second foray (see the first) into the cutthroat MP3-player market with its XA-MP101B ($189.99), a 1GB flash-memory model with an integrated FM tuner and...

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-MP101B MP3 player doesn't bring anything new to the table.

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JVC XA-MP51

 
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Broke after a two weeks of use

 

I've only had this player for two weeks, and in that time the battery compartment cover broke and now requires tape to keep it closed and the lanyard clip broke after only a few times of use. It's really too bad, because I was very satisfied with the...

Great sound, very easy to use, very small

Not very solid

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JVC XA-MP51 (512MB, Blue)

 

I've only had this player for two weeks, and in that time the battery compartment cover broke and now requires tape to keep it closed and the lanyard clip broke after only a few times of use. It's really too bad, because I was very satisfied with the...

Great sound, very easy to use, very small

Not very solid

Product Specifications

The XAMP51 WMA player with Flash Memory and built-in FM stereo tuner with superior sound features voice recording, a large display, and easy "one-hand" operation.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

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

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2in
Height:0.6in
Weight:1.5oz
Width:2in

Equalizer

Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:JVC
Model:MP51W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC XA

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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