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MSI Mega Player 521

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and performance are overall positive. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the MSI Mega Player 521 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for MSI Mega Player 521


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of MSI Mega Player 521 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on

usability, performance

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Micro-Star SPORT DESIGN MP3 PLAYER 512MB ( MEGAPLAYER 521 )

Expert review by:

MSI Mega Player 521 (1GB)


With a built-in pedometer and stopwatch, the MSI Mega Player 521 is clearly geared toward fitness fans. The flash-based MP3 player is available in 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB (tested) varieties, and is also very compact and light, at just 1.6 ounces....

Light and rugged. Plenty of handy extras, such as a pedometer, a stopwatch, and an FM tuner.

Expensive. Limited navigation and playback options. Interface can be confusing. Joystick is hard to operate with precision. Could be louder.

This good-looking lightweight flash player has some nice extras, but it should be louder and easier to use.

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MSI Mega Player 521


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MSI MEGA Player 521 - "Sporty" MP3 Player


Looking for a flash based MP3 player to take jogging with you? The MSI Mega Player 521 might be just the ticket.

The Mega Player 521 is a small, well featured MP3 player with good sound reproduction. The pedometer functionality is clever, but having to work out your distance manually is a real pain. Integration with some kind of music manager, or having one on...

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MSI Mega Player 521


Consumer review by:

X2 Mega Player 521 (256MB)


I use as radio and voice recorder, sometimes i put music on it. Has neat little startscreen editor. Charges by AC adapter(with or without cable) or by USB when connected to computer. It has not gone dead on me yet. I was really surprised, i love it....

small, radio, great earphones

a tiny bit pricey

Consumer review by:

X2 Mega Player 521 (1GB)


Ok, I read the previous review on this before purchasing, and I have to say that if it's not loud enough for you, then you need to get your ears examined. The Volume control goes up to 10 and on 7 it hurts my ears.

Compact, Stopwatch, Pedometer w/ Calorie Counter, Great Headphones, + much more

Comes formatted at FAT, which if you want to use the full 1GB you must format as FAT32

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Tale of two music mediums


MP3 player great!Holds about 50 songs, good sound quality. Software is very user friendly.

Radio reception poor, difficult to see and to adjust settings while walking.

Product Specifications

MEGA PLAYER 521 is a high performance portable digital audio player that enables users not only to play MP3 or WMA audio files, listen to the FM radio broadcast, and record voice or FM program whenever needed, but also to store personal data in the memory of this device. Besides, this MEGA PLAYER 521 also works as a stopwatch and a pedometer to give users more fun of exercising.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Clip-on

Audio System

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


Run Time (Up To):18hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/256MB


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


Preset Station Qty:15
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital