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SONICblue Rio 500

SONICblue Rio 500
alaScore 68

539 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 539 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and value for money. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, sound, portability, price, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SONICblue Rio 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 539 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for SONICblue Rio 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 537 user reviews of SONICblue Rio 500 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.

usability, sound, portability, value for money, performance

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Rio 500 64 MB USB MP3 Player (Gray)Rio 500 64 MB USB MP3 Player (Purple)Rio 500 64 MB USB MP3 Player (Teal)

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Rio 500 Review

 

The Diamond Rio 300 was the first MP3 player to really achieve mainstream attention. It was not actually the first player, but it m...

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Product Specifications

The latest Rio 500 is the hulk of MP3 players. The Rio 500 is the beefed up version of its predecessor, Rio PMP 300, delivering twice the amount of RAM, Mac and PC support and numerous other capabilities you asked for! 64MB RAM pre-installed in the Rio 500 means two hours of playback of your favorite digital quality jams or up to 32 hours of spoken content! Rio features integrated Rio Audio Manager software for digital music management that lets you search, locate, create and playback your music in one application and also gives you direct access to RioPort.com, the premier site for MP3 music, and other sites through an integrated Web browser. You can even convert your personal CD collection into MP3 files to store on your PC and transfer to your Rio 500.The Rio 500 is also the first MP3 player to ensure spoken audio playback. Listen to your favorite novels, learn a new language, hear news stories and lectures! The Rio 500 offers a set of features specifically designed for voice audio use including a bookmark control that lets you stop playback and resume later exactly where you left off.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Battery

Run Time (Up To):13hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ADPCM / MP3

Digital Storage

Capacity:64MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.6in
Height:0.7in
Weight:3.5oz
Width:2.4in

Equalizer

Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Flash Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:SONICblue
Model:500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Rio

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Purple/Silver

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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