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product descriptions material: alloy dimensions: 4.72×3.15× 1.57in MP3 weight: 6.17oz Package...

AGPTek H01 HiFi MP3 Player with Volume Knob &2.4 Inch HD Display, Up to 64GB Expandable, Black

Rating:
4.5/5,
  • product descriptions material: alloy dimensions: 4.72×3.15× 1.57in MP3 weight: 6.17oz Package weight:8.81oz chip: wm8740 battery: lithium battery integrated 1500ma Languages:English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, etc. file formats:supported formats: mp3, wave, wma, flac, ape, ogg, aac, m4a / ape (48k / 24bit), flac (48k / 24bit), wav (96k / 24bit), wma (48k / 16bit) Special design: 1.Rotatable volume keys 2.Unique boot and lock key: - the switch upwards push around screen block,the switch in the center slide to unlock - the switch down for 3 seconds and keep the device and in turn. 3.Lossless music: -Headset audio interface to increase the voltage amplification amp, ensure the sound more clear; On the audio interface to increase the current amplification amp, ensure that the connection of various audio equipment to play lossless music 4.Large storage capacity:comes with 8G storag,and compatible with 64G.To avoid incompatibility, please use AGPTek Memory Card.You can read unlimited number of songs to play By folder. package included: 1 x mp3 player 1 x usb cable 1 x manual

Recent Reviews

  1. Peddler
    Excellent Sound quality for the price. Really well made.
    Written by Peddler
    Published Oct 23, 2016
    5.0/5,
    Pros - Excellent build quality.Excellent sound quality. High volume. Analogue-like volume controls.
    Cons - Easily scratched. No included carry case (would have helped with scratches). Screen underused. No gapless.
    Linking Mart/Agptek kindly sent me their latest Lossless Media player for review.

    External Features

    The first thing that strikes you about this player is its sheer weight and feeling of solidity - this is one nicely built device and compared very favourably with some of the more esoteric high end players that are now coming onto the market. The H1 is made from an aluminium alloy and appears to weigh about the same as my Note 2 and Otterbox case combination. With this in mind I don’t really want to use the unit when walking out and about - I would rather either use my phone and a pair of bluetooth headphones or one of the smaller MP3 players in my collection and a pair of earbuds. I also don’t want to scratch the unit up as I think it looks rather beautiful.

    One instantly noticeable feature is the neat analogue like volume control on the right hand edge of the unit. This looks remarkably similar to the Astell and Kern Model 100 with a knurled clicky action and offers 100 steps. This is one of the nicest features on the player and allows for some really fine control - ideal for when you require fine adjustment when you're using iem's. The volume control can be used whilst the display is off - with one click representing one step in volume. I have put the unit in my pocket and walked around and the volume control doesn’t appear to suffer from accidental changes.

    The unit doesn’t feature a touch screen. The front of the unit features a multi-way selector and OK button for navigation and an additional three buttons offer Play/Pause, Menu and Back function. The screen is fairly clear but I personally found the font size a little too small for my tired old eyes - it would have been nice to be able to adjust this. The power switch slides down for power on and up for lock. I found that I didn’t need to use the lock function as none of the controls were accidentally activated when the unit was in my pocket. The player also features a Line Output socket next to the headphone socket so it can be used with a separate headphone amplifier - although in all fairness the amp in the unit appears to be first class and I suspect that most portable amps wouldn’t really offer that much improvement in the sound quality. On a side note, it would have been really nice if AGPtEK has included a case with the unit as I can’t help thinking that it’s going to get scratched sooner or later. I am tempted to apply some kind of screen protection at least to the unit. (Note that the unit actually does come supplied with a screen protector and a protector for the entire back of the unit which I foolishly removed on opening).

    The player features a Micro SD card slot on the side which is spring loaded. The SD Card sits completely flush with the unit when inserted and there’s no danger of accidentally losing the card during normal use. I am using a 64gb card with the unit without any problems - although the manufacturers state that 64gb is the maximum size, I suspect it would take a 128gb card without any problems although I haven’t tried this myself. The headphone socket doesn’t appear to be anything special but all the headphones I tried fitted perfectly and without any issues.

    All in all, the build quality of the player is absolutely first class and feels like a quality item that should last a very long time.

    Sound Quality

    Headphones Used:
    Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10’s
    Audio Technica ATH M50x
    Sony XBA H1
    Puro BT5200 (in wired mode)
    1More Triple Driver Hybrids

    One thing I noticed straight away with this player is that it doesn’t really offer any character of its own to the sound. This is a good thing and means that any additional bass or treble you experience is a result of the headphones used rather than from the player. The amplifier in the unit is easily capable of driving the full sized Audio Technica’s to very high levels. Although the ATH M50x’s are a fairly easy load, I have noticed that they really do need a bit of power to sound their best - and the H1 certainly delivers this in spades. When used with the Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10’s the amplification is almost overkill but welcome nonetheless.

    Part way through the listening tests I received a pair of 1More’s excellent Triple Driver IEM’s and they certainly pair very nicely with the H1. Bass is controlled and the noise floor is virtually completely absent - I would wholeheartedly recommend this combination and I think it represents superb value for money - the AGPtEK H1, a 64gb or 128gb Micro SD card and the 1More headphones would work out at around 200 UK Pounds and is a killer combination. Note that the 1More’s appear to require a little more driving than the Ultimate Ears do but this player can cope with that without any problems.

    I used a combination of high-bitrate MP3’s and lossless music files and found that the player copes with pretty much any genre of music without any problems. I could hear details in the music that I have not noticed before - especially in the higher frequencies which were very nicely reproduced without introducing any harshness at all. The Ultimate Ears worked really nicely with the player and offered the best degree of transparency and accuracy in my opinion. One thing that was immediately apparent was how easy it was to be able to focus on whatever part of the music you wanted to - if bass guitar is your thing you can clearly separate the bass sound from the rest of the music without having to concentrate too much. Same goes with any other musical element. This applied pretty much with all the headphones that I tried but was most apparent with the better quality in ear monitors.

    When compared to the output of the excellent Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the additional top end information the H1 can reproduce was readily apparent. This is high praise indeed as I have found the Galaxy Note 2 to be one of the best smartphones for music playback. The H1 also has more power available than the Note 2 typically has and this is very noticeable when using the ATH m50X’s.This additional power makes for a much ‘fuller’ and more detailed sound - even at lower volumes.

    So from a pure sound quality perspective, this player rocks. Battery life appears to be very good and recharge times are pretty good too. Unfortunately this player doesn’t cope too well with gapless playback. On The Wall and Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd the gaps between the tracks were quite obvious and occasionally the player produced a high pitched ‘beep’ sound between tracks. I’m not sure if this is an issue with the way these albums were originally encoded or if the problem is with the player itself. Not all the albums in my collection exhibited this phenomenon so it’s perhaps my files that are to blame for this. It’s not a deal breaker for me but it would have been nice to have the silence between these tracks reduced to a split second (or better yet eliminated completely - perhaps this can be addressed with a future firmware upgrade).

    On the subject of firmware, I have no idea if this is something that the end user can upgrade themselves - I strongly suspect that additional third-party software like Rockbox will not be an option with this player but time will tell. Hopefully a firmware upgrade would improve the gapless playback issues - in all fairness though that’s just about the only fault I can find with this remarkable player.

    In case you haven’t guessed it, I really REALLY like this player. I feel that I have a budget priced Astell & Kern player in my pocket and to be honest I very strongly suspect that the difference in sound quality between this player and the Astell & Kern players can’t be that great, whilst admittedly there are definitely differences in features and capabilities. The A&K features 2 Micro SD card slots and can play back higher resolution bitrates/files. I feel the differences do fall into the law of diminishing returns - changing headphones would almost certainly produce a more noticable difference in sound quality than changing players for the most part in my opinion. This player has suppressed my continual need to upgrade hardware (for the time being at least). I can wholeheartedly recommend this player to anyone who’s primary interest is sound quality. A clear and definite five stars.

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    2. glassmonkey
      Looks like it may be good value on a build quality alone level. But comparisons to the sound quality of the Note 2 aren't that high praise. I have one, and almost every DAP I've tried, even some $50 ones, have sounded better than the Note 2. The Note 2 may have sounded good in it's day, but it just doesn't do it for me. I am a big fan of some players with the same DAC chip, but implementation is key.
       
      I'm quite disappointed that they didn't include 24/96 playback and 24/192 playback for FLAC files, as the DAC chip is capable of decoding them.
      glassmonkey, Oct 29, 2016
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    3. Raketen
      Interesting to see these super budget rebrand jobs moving into higher end offerings with Wolfson DAC and whatnot- perhaps now more competitive with Fiio, xDuoo et al? Though agree w/ gmonkey in not particularly caring for Note 2's sound (would prefer M3 even) although with the some headphones it has worked OK for me.
      Thanks for the review!
      Raketen, Oct 30, 2016
    4. hieple193
      Can it pause or move to next song when screen off?

      Edited: I bought it. Satisfied with everthing, but software. This player software is stupid, can't find songs in 'all song' with alphabet, you must play song if you want to add it to playlist in folder manager. You must push 'back' button many time to back to main menu. Benjie T6 - agptek rocker the much cheaper player is much better software
      hieple193, Aug 3, 2018
  2. wastan
    A Price Point Bargain with Great Sound, First Rate Build Quality
    Written by wastan
    Published Aug 1, 2016
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Solid construction, line out, color screen, sound quality
    Cons - Display underutilized, limited customization
    The AGPTEK H1 is a digital audio player with solid construction, color screen and snappy, if simple, OS. Battery life is a solid 8+ hours. The sound quality is a significant step up from the "everything on one chip" DAPs and, in my opinion, an improvement over the Apple products I've used. Power users may note missing features like gapless playback, display customization, and the ability to install Rockbox. This is a solid, great sounding piece of kit.
     
    AGPTEK offered me an H1 in exchange for an honest review of their latest DAP. It's been in my hands for over a week now--and I smile every time I power it on. According to AGPTEK, the H1 is an export version of the Aigo 108 with improvements and changes made to "navigation and function design." The player comes packaged in a minimalist black box with a USB cable and user manual. The packaging is simple, but I would consider it very much gift quality.
     
    Physically, the player is metal construction, matte black with a glossy black back. The face is dominated by a color screen with a button wheel on the lower left and, to the right, a vertical row of three buttons for play/pause, open submenu, and return to last menu. The center button on the wheel is silver with a blue LED backlight (which can be disabled). The USB socket is on the bottom edge, flanked by the headphone and line out ports. The right edge has the memory card slot, a power/hold slider switch and a volume dial which protrudes slightly from the devices rectangular shape. Initially, I thought the volume dial was simply a design affectation. However, I've grown to love it! Virtually any way I hold or pick up the device, my thumb or pointer finger can easily tweak the volume but the dial is well protected from accidental turning. All the buttons are solid and responsive. In sum, the build quality on this is first rate.
     
    The OS is quick to boot up; an AGPTEK splash screen drops you right into a group of icons for genre, artist, playlists, folder and so forth (or it continues playing where you left off, depending on your settings). However, other menus are text lists; I would've preferred a more graphic approach that utilizes the good size color screen (although I suspect that would have battery life implications). See the photo below for the now playing screen. The settings available include custom EQ, where to resume playback at power on, sleep timer, brightness and so forth. Files can have up to 10 bookmarks for those of you with audiobooks or other lengthy pieces. One missing level of customization, however, is on the now playing screen. It would be nice to be able to select the data displayed and to make the cover art larger than its current too small thumbnail size. For what it's worth, AGPTEK has said this might be improved in a later version. If you select your music from the folder, you'll have access to all your music on the device and the memory card. As with many other Chinese players, if you access via the music feature there is a 4,000 song limit. There is no gapless playback and Rockbox is not an option.
     
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    When I turned on the player, I was using an inexpensive pair of urbanfun hybrid IEMs. I selected a FLAC from Beck's Morning Phase and was immediately hit with two words: "detail and depth." Before, I'd always appreciated the concept of soundstage mostly in terms of width. This player showed me what I'd been missing. I was also hearing a new level of clarity and precision in the detail. I listened for flaws, e.g. hum or noise in the space between tracks, but heard none. I cycled through other IEMs and headphones (e.g.,FiiO EX1, Bose AE2, Monk+) and each one's unique capabilities were more well-defined when driven by the H1. Next I took a quality MP3 (Prince, Crimson and Clover) and borrowed my wife's iTouch. I recognize it's sort of an apples/oranges comparison, but I felt that the sound from the H1 was less congested. I was able to focus on details that were simply lost coming from the iTouch. The WM8740 DAC in the H1 has been around a while, but I can't fault it's performance from where I sit. Of course the real test would be a comparison between the H1 and it's peers at this price point, the Xduoo X3 and the FiiO X1--unfortunately I have neither. It should be noted that I don't consider myself an "audiophile" listener and I don't have alot of high-end gear. That said, I'm really impressed with what this DAP delivers and how it's showing me new things in familiar tracks.
     
    In sum, this is very fun, cool little DAP that packs an audio punch well above it's price point. A bit of work on the OS would make this even more consumer friendly. For those who don't need Rockbox type control, the AGPTEK H1 is an easy choice. This DAP elevates your mobile audio game. And yes, I'm still smiling every time I power it on.
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    2. eldus
      Is rockbox as an option and option that may happen in the future, or is it a no due to hardware?
      eldus, Oct 23, 2016
    3. wastan
      As I understand it, rockbox technically isn't possible
      wastan, Oct 24, 2016
    4. hieple193
      Can it pause, or move to next song when screen off?
      hieple193, Aug 3, 2018

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