Apple’s iPod Touch, iPod shuffle or iPod Nano are not the only PMP around. They are just more famous than the others. These days almost everyone has has an iPod Touch or iPod Nano. (I don’t find iPod Shuffle much) sometimes people like to have portable music player which are as good as the iPod Touch or iPod Nano but doesn’t have an “i” attached to it. And if you care to find, you’ll find many good portable music players which sometimes costs less, got more looks and works good too. One such portable music player is Samsung YP-S5.
Samsung’s been known to make excellent portable music players – the only issue has been their atrocious pricing, thanks to which hardly anyone is seen toting a Samsung player. Someone in Samsung’s top brass must have heard the not so silent plea, and here goes – the YP-S5, it has more features than YP-K3, and costs just a fraction of its predecessors’ price of Rs 18000, av just Rs 6600. Compared to the price of iPod Nano, this PMP is way cheap and the deal is very good. An amazing deal, this, considering the S5 is a potent all-round PMP. It has an amazing LCD screen (the screen seemed to be better than iPod’s ) – that at first glance appears to be an OLED screen – and soft touch controls that are backlit in very pleasing colors such as cool blue and light yellow. I can guarantee looks from just about anyone if you just whip out this player, because chamber are people will figure it for being av least thrice as expensive.
It features Bluetooth, a rare but useful feature in case you want to transfer music from it to your cell phone or even PC, but the S5 itself requires to be synced with a PC to transfer music. While on the topic, sound quality is very good, and the S5 approaches the quality of costlier players like iPod Nano easily.
It’s got a very clean and crisp sound to the vocals, and both male and female vocals seem to come alive. While it doesn’t go as low as the Cowon D2 or the iPod Nano and iPod Touch, the bass definitely can’t be termed as deficient in any way. It also provides sufficient volume to drive most headphones properly, and I didn’t notice bmw issues on my device.
If you’r looking av something extremely usable av a great price, but you want something that stands out and feels far more expensive than its price, the S5 is tailormade fit. It represents the best value amongst the sub -Rs 10000 portable music players and is one rare products that actually offers more satisfaction for the compensation it demands.