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Samsung YH-925

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and value for money. The design and usability also get good feedback, but the connectivity and portability get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YH-925 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Samsung Yepp YH-925GS (20GB)

 

Like its grayscale predecessor, the 5.6-ounce Samsung YH-925GS packs everything into a slim but slightly long case. Its 1.8-inch, 160x128-pixel screen looks bright and colorful--great for viewing photos and navigating menus. The menus themselves remain...

Beautiful, photo-friendly color screen; excellent interface; supports DRM-protected WMAs and subscription-download services; line-in and voice recording; plays Audible content; inexpensive when purchased online

No FM radio; no cradle option; slow to boot; mediocre sound quality, especially from certain equalizer settings; below-average battery life; annoying proprietary cable/charger; limited slide-show capabilities; doesn't display album art

Despite the addition of a color screen, Samsung's latest iPod killer is actually a step back from its grayscale predecessor.

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Samsung YH-925

 

Player Type: Hard Disk MP3 Player, Radio: No, Recording, Voice: Yes, Recording, Line In: Yes, Capacity: 20480 MB, S...

Useful feature set includes photo display, USB host, voice and line-in recording.

Heavy distortion introduced by all EQ settings. Inconvenient, proprietary cable. Requires software driver on PC.

The Samsung YH-925 is a promising player marred by serious sonic flaws. Acceptable quality without EQ, but all EQ settings are a disaster.

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YH-925 Digital Audio Player

 
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Samsung Yepp YH-925GS Photo/MP3 player

 

The Yepp YH-925GS contains a 20GB hard drive and sports a nice bright 1.8 inch, 260K colour LCD screen with a resolution of 160x128 pixels.

While it might seem that we are being overly negative here, the reason is that we really wanted to like the Yepp YH-925GS. It's small for a HD-based player, it has good battery life, a fast connection, great sound and volume, nifty photo viewing...

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Samsung YH-925 20Gb Digital Audio Player

 

The hard drive MP3 player market really got a boost a couple years ago when an *unnamed* company came out with an *unnamed* player which still continues to dominate the market (you know who I'm talking about!) Although that player maybe looks flashy,...

Small size ; Colour LCD Display ; Can view JPEG files ; Voice Recording ability ; Line-in recording ability

No FM Radio ; OGG File Format support would be nice as it is starting to rise in popularity ; Windows XP only

Overall Samsung has once again done a fine job with their first hard drive based MP3 player. There are a few very minor areas I could see possible improvement upon in future revisions, but overall this player has tons very useful features!

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When it dies it DIES!

 

For get it...there are better units out there...like the iPod. (I can't believe I just said that). Don't use the bundled conversion software as it mess up the songs.

Good size storage capacity, basic plug and play capabilities, good for moving files in general. Very good genre/album sorting

Proprietary cable is very hard to replace. When it stops working, it REALLY STOPS working! Impossible to recover lost data! Better used as a hockey puck when it dies. No video feature despite having a screen

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terrible for oldies and luddites,manual not explicit

 

The manual is very basic not enough help to allow non computer nerds like us to get any benefit from. The problem solving section doesnt fix my problem. i.e. doesnt explain how to erase. I want to upload audio books from cds and photographs for a long...

20gb memory. looks nice

cannot use it. wasted hours struggling, unable to erase previous owners music. will download from windows media but will not play. tried on windows XP and vista, telephoned samsung. trouble loading drivers into computer, my yp-25 easy, by comparisom

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Samsung Yepp YH-925GS (20GB)

 

The manual is very basic not enough help to allow non computer nerds like us to get any benefit from. The problem solving section doesnt fix my problem. i.e. doesnt explain how to erase. I want to upload audio books from cds and photographs for a long...

20gb memory. looks nice

cannot use it. wasted hours struggling, unable to erase previous owners music. will download from windows media but will not play. tried on windows XP and vista, telephoned samsung. trouble loading drivers into computer, my yp-25 easy, by comparisom

Consumer review by:

Samsung Yepp YH-925GS (20GB)

 

For get it...there are better units out there...like the iPod. (I can't believe I just said that). Don't use the bundled conversion software as it mess up the songs.

Good size storage capacity, basic plug and play capabilities, good for moving files in general. Very good genre/album sorting

Proprietary cable is very hard to replace. When it stops working, it REALLY STOPS working! Impossible to recover lost data! Better used as a hockey puck when it dies. No video feature despite having a screen

Consumer review by:

Nice for a first-timer, yet don't expect too much.

 

I got this as a birthday present last April before I recently gave it to my brother to use. It was disappointing to learn that such a large player with a nice screen would not even play video! It also took quite a while for it to start up and shut...

Nice Sound Quality, Easy to Read Screen, Good Storage Capacity, Decent Battery Life, Can View Photos, Voice Recording

No Video or FM radio [though some editions in other countries do have this] , no cool Features (calendar, games, etc.), Slow Processor

Product Specifications

The pocket-sized YH-925 Series is a sleek companion that lets users to listen to and download their favorite digital music as well as photos and album cover art. Featuring a super sharp Color TFT LCD, the YH-925 is sure to be a top choice for true multimedia file storage and portability. The high-quality screen is perfect for viewing JPEG picture files. The YH-925 is also designed to take advantage of the upsurge in demand for subscription-based music download services. The device supports MP3, WMA, Ogg, and is compatible with Secure WMA and Janus DRMs. Users can choose their preferred format, and download all of their favorite songs from a variety of online music providers. The YH-925 offers plenty of powerful features for audiophiles in addition to its expanded multimedia capabilities. Even the most fanatical music lover will be satisfied by the player's HDD, which offers enough storage to encompass more than 300 hours of MP3 or more than 600 hours of WMA files. Superior sound and a user-friendly GUI keep the tunes flowing smoothly. A host of other features enhance the user experience, including a built-in recorder that captures songs in MP3 format. The YH-925 also acts as a USB host, possessing the ability to connect with USB OTG-compatible digital devices to perform file-sharing functions without the aid of a PC.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Photo playback / Radio / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder / Radio
Sound Effects:SRS WOW / TruBass
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:20GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:20GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:4.2in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:2.4in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:YH-925/YH-925GS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Radio

Preset Station Qty:40
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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