This months HPR is out and this time I spent some time talking about the evils of and where to see
I have gone through a few players now and my selection criteria in a portable music player is pretty specific. It needs to be solid state, rugged enough to take outside, be under €100 and most importantly be able to play the ogg format. Even though most of my music collection is in the mp3 format I’m slowly moving to ogg for everything. I have the Samsung YP-U2 and it’s a nice little music player although I mostly listen to podcasts on it.
My wife also had one but the on switch died so after checking to see what media player supports the ogg format I ordered the Samsung YP-U3. The xiph.org forum warned that it comes with media transfer protocol firmware and to get around this you need to install the International Firmware using the description for U3J MTS mode.