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MSI Mega Player 516

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of MSI Mega Player 516. 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. People are impressed by the price and storage. The design and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the sound, while there are some mixed views about the headphones.

usability, portability, design, storage, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the MSI Mega Player 516 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Ian Bell (

MSI Mega Player 516 Review


MSI has done two things wrong with the Mega 516. First they packaged some very cheap wrap-around style headphones with a fantastic audio player. And secondly they decided to use the smaller mini-jack headphone input. What this means is that people will...

Powerful built in amplifier ; integrated lithium-ion battery ; media card expansion

Poor headphones ; no USB 2.0 support ; cannot except aftermarket headphones

Priced at under $150 dollars, the Mega 516 is a great value for the non-audiophile user.

Oct, 2004

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MSI - Mega Player 516 BT


Here at IT Reviews we admire products and companies that show innovation and that certain je ne sais quoi, and here's MSI with its Mega Player 516 BT, which is an MP3 player that doubles up ...

On paper we love the MSI Mega Player 516 BT but in practice it is let down by awful music quality, and the music management software just adds to the feeling that this product wasn't properly thought through. The idea of an MP3 player that doubles up...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: matt (

MSI Mega Player 516


everything is great about it except for the headphones, but unlike the review i went to a local electronic store and found a good pair, it is also easy to handle, since i am not good with electronics i like that.


Consumer review by: David (

MSI Mega Player 516


I love mine. It has enough memory on-board for a normal day's worth of songs, and you can expand it as much as you want with SD. I've got 2GB in mine and haven't filled it yet. Plus, you can listen to FM radio on it, and record FM if you want. I listen...

Consumer review by: adam (

MSI Mega Player 516


sound quality is terrible (at least through the standard headphones), and after a grand total of about 2 hours of use it has stopped working completely – won't charge, doesn't get recognized by computer when plugged in to a (working) usb port – low...

Product Specifications

MSI, Micro-Star International, keeps the principle of "award-winning product quality and outstanding customer service". "Quality Products Create Faithful Customers" is a motto that guides all that MSI does. MSI's talented team carries out its work with the latest research equipment, continuing to raise the bar on product quality and innovative product features. PRODUCT FEATURES: Digital audio player; FM radio / recording / language learning; SD/ MMC card reader; USB flash disk; Real time clock / changeable startup logo / screen saver.

Audio Input


Audio System

Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / recorder / radio


Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:256MB


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Micro Star International Computer / MSI
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:MSI MEGA Player


Preset Station Qty:10
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None