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Motorola M500 (5 GB) MP3 Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Motorola M500 (5 GB) MP3 Player. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The sound and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Motorola M500 (5 GB) MP3 Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola M500 (5 GB) MP3 Player

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Motorola M500 (5 GB) MP3 Player from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and portability are generally positive. The sound and price also get good views, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, sound, portability, design

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Motorola m500 5GB Digital Audio Player with FM/Clock/Stopwatch

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Wes (newegg.com)

Great Features and No Gripes

 

There are GREAT things to be said for this player. First off, it holds so much music for it's price range. You get roughly the same space as a DVD (about 125mb of that 5gb is used for system). Sound quality is great, you can customize the equalizer if...

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: alpha732 (newegg.com)

Very nice player

 

I found the player to be of extemely high quality. The joy stick worked all the time for me and was extremely easy to get used to. Holds alot of music and the play quality is quite good. Only thing I would like changed is a bigger lcd. Other than that...

Aug, 2005
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Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Wonderful

 

I have wanted an mp3 player for awhile and was waiting for the right one to pop up and this one is it. This player is a great deal and comes with everything one needs. The joystick isn't as difficult as some say and the battery life is great. You will...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Shadeslay (newegg.com)

Worth It

 

I've had mine for almost a week now & I can say it seems to be a worthwhile investment. Sturdy build, I've dropped mine a few times now & it makes a solid sound indicating a sturdy design. Good sound quility, price & memory make it a keeper. The clip...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Ciz (newegg.com)

Motorola 2-Tone 5GB MP3 Player m500

 

this is the best mp3 player. fast shipping too. came from cali to maine in 1 and a half days=p. easy to charge and all that stuff. the software is simple. its great

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Doctor Who? (newegg.com)

What more do you want for the price?!

 

Got mine a week ago as my first MP3 player. Other people have had negative things to say about the joystick controller, but I find it easy to use. So far, the player is very intuitive; I've hardly looked at the manual. Battery life is great --double...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: AEN (newegg.com)

Good player

 

This is a good pick Everybody says it is ugly, but I kinda like the color scheme. Yes, the stick is a little hard to use, but have you ever tried to use the slider on a Zen Micro? I was hoping the player would work with iTunes on WinXP, but it only...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: DirtyCowBoy (newegg.com)

Motorola 2-Tone 5GB MP3 Player m500

 

I just got this thing today, and let me tell you, it's great. I got it two days eariler then when it was suppose to get here, which made me really happy. It's smaller than an iPod, cheaper than an iPod, and for me is better then an iPod. For the price...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Benji (newegg.com)

Good player

 

The player over-all is good. The joystick-style navigator is okay, it's easy to press a button you didn't mean to. The only other downside I've seen to this player is you can't browse music by the folder you've copied it over as. You only have options...

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: Deadsun (newegg.com)

Word to the wise

 

Okay, so out of the box you have first install drivers, yada yada yada, but then you have to go to the web site and update firmware if not you it will premently freaze in some menus >__<. However after updating frimware you will be happy you put...

Jun, 2005
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Product Specifications

Whether you're traveling across the world or to the next room, the Motorola m500 Digital Audio Player lets you take your music - up to 1, 250 of your favorite songs - with you! Neither too big or too small, the stylish Motorola m500 Digital Audio Player is the perfect portable music warehouse. It will store up to 1, 250 songs. And if that's not enough music, you can also listen to the radio with its built-in FM tuner. Either way, its replaceable and rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you more than 25 hours of listening enjoyment before you need to recharge. What's more, the Motorola m500 is easy to use, even if you're new to digital music. The player supports three of the most popular digital music formats: MP3, WMA and Audible audio formats, so you can choose the one that's right for you. Plus you get Motorola's Music Manager Software - compatible with PCs - to make it easy to organize and store music, create your own playlists, and download everything to your Motorola Digital Audio Player. So get your Motorola m500 Digital Audio Player, load it up with all your favorite songs, and get ready to take you music with you!

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):25hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:Audible / MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:5GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:5GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:2.5in
Width:3.3in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Motorola
Model:M500 Digital Audio Player
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital
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