Mirror 1 Mirror 2. Getting it onto the unit is like fighting into a fetish garment, like a gimp suit. We’ve never heard in-the-box earbuds sound this good, but adding high-end headphones can make a dramatic improvement to the sound of any player. Battery Life Details Usage Mode. Do not disconnect the USB cable, turn off the unit, or remove the battery during firmware upgrade.

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To the right of the LCD is a four-way toggle that lets you skip tracks, adjust the volume, and access settings. Music Manager is effective, but we prefer a flash player that connects to our system without a driver or software, for when we just want to dump some files onto the player and head out the door.

Control of the unit is down to a combination of buttons, basically a joystick and three function buttons. With its smooth, molded curves and silver-and-metallic-red coloring, the iRiver iFP looks like it could have been designed by Corvette.

On the MP3 playing screen, the display will tell you a wealth on information, including the file type – it supports MP3. FM radio recording capability, USB 2. Audio Output Product Type. Click ‘OK’ and make sure that the firmware version has been changed by using Firmware information on Help menu.


OK, the menu and supporting software do the job well. It even lets you tweak the FM radio presets, which is easier than setting them up on the player.

However, for some users, the iFP’s limited file-transfer options might keep it from the throne. Except for the file name, the steps are the same for the all iFP Series.

iRiver iFP Series

The main unit itself looks shocking. USB cable, arm band, audio cable, neck strap. We encounted no problems after pumping up the volume, due to the higher-than-average 18mW-per-channel output. A nearly unique feature of the newer iriver players is the direct MP3-recording capability with selectable bitrate of internal FM, microphone and external line sources.

Model iRiver irover – digital player ifpt. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. We’ve never heard in-the-box earbuds sound this good, but adding high-end headphones can make a dramatic improvement to the sound of any player.

iRiver iFP – digital player Overview – CNET

Apple’s iconic iPods are going away. Quite frankly, we were blown away by the iRiver iFP’s sound quality. Sometimes it means 3 B one billion bytes and sometimes it means 3 B one gibibyte.


Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The iPod changed the world. The blue-backlit, four-line LCD packs in plenty of information: Irive respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

That said, the triangular player still fits easily into a jeans pocket, and it comes with a carrying case and irivr armband, which are handy for jogging or the gym. The fake silver plastic is awful.

iRiver iFP-1000 Series

Mirror 1 Mirror 2. Found a bad link? Headphones Sound Output Mode. It even has upgradeable firmware. Capacity remains an issue, so you might want to look for something with larger capacity.

We appreciate the sliding plastic cover that protects the latter; it’s much sturdier than the awkward rubber ones we’ve seen on other players. Or you can confirm it on the screen of remote when you power on the player. It referred to the U10 flash player as the thumb thing.