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Review of the Teclast X30SE MP3 player

post #1 of 4
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Hi,

This is a quick review of the Teclast X30SE that I got a few weeks ago. It was around $20 that was bought by a friend in China.

Build Quality: Feels solid with no gaps or creaks but the edges are so sharp that I had take a nail file and make it smooth. The mould designer needs to be smacked for his oversight.


Sound Quality: I don't have any high end audio players. When compared with an old Samsung Yepp player and my Nokia phones, the SQ feels clean and better. The mids are more clear so I can understand the vocals in songs which appeared muddy in other players. The power output is also very loud than other MP3 players. Looks like it is greater than 5mW/channel. No official details are available. The supplied earphones are decent enough that I didn't throw them away.


FM: I think the sensitivity is very high that it picks up non-existent stations and adds them to the list. Though FM SNR is also better than my MP3/Android phones. The FM SNR in my Nokia 5800 is probably higher by a few dB.


Firmware: This is a complete let down. Plays only some MP3/WMA files. Ogg support is missing even though the website lists it. Plays FLAC without any problems and I haven't tried APE files.


UI: Another let down. It is slow, unpolished and counter-intuitive. Play button doesn't play? You have to press the right button to play a file. No quick way to go to the currently playing track. Scrolling speed is so slow. I can go on and on.

In a nutshell, I can't recommend this product to anyone with the current firmware. Unfortunately, I don't expect a firmware update any time soon since even the old X30 didn't get many updates.

I should have paid $10 more and got the Sansa Clip Zip.


Edited by phower - 4/28/13 at 11:26am
post #2 of 4
Hi, CMIIW this player doesnt remember the EQ (custom/user) setting too... If i restart the player, The EQ back to normal setting. Decent player for a price smile_phones.gif.
Edited by Ucong - 9/2/14 at 9:32am
post #3 of 4

hm, thanks for your impressions (was closed to buy)

would be helpful to know the version of FW you´re talking about.

 

other open questions; 

some sites say sd-card is supported up to 16Gb, other 32 (maybe depend on firmware?)

does the player scan the whole content after every boot ("updating library" - very annoying on Cube C30 i.e.)

and -last not least- does it have resume playback (last track or position in last track -> i.e. for audiobooks)

 

thx

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Originally Posted by AuxIn View Post
 

hm, thanks for your impressions (was closed to buy)

would be helpful to know the version of FW you´re talking about.

 

other open questions; 

some sites say sd-card is supported up to 16Gb, other 32 (maybe depend on firmware?)

does the player scan the whole content after every boot ("updating library" - very annoying on Cube C30 i.e.)

and -last not least- does it have resume playback (last track or position in last track -> i.e. for audiobooks)

 

thx

The latest FW its on their site now, my player ID is X3C5 and the latest FW is V1.02-821D (updated 2014-06-30). Yes, there's major improvement on SQ and more batterry life, but still... if the EQ set to custom/user... it back to normal EQ when the player restart.

Yes, it is support well 16Gb card (i dont know about 32Gb card coz i dont have one :p) but since i know there's annoying/different sound if i use SD card, now i only use the internal memory.

The player only scan the whole content when i added new file. There's no resume playback capabilities here, when the player restart, it back to file database. 


Edited by Ucong - 9/2/14 at 9:20am
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