When I first saw the iAudio X5, I was a little skeptical. Why should I pay $329 for one simple gadget when I could get an iPod for $179? I soon realized why the iAudio X5 was superior: it has more reliability, you receive more for your money and the iAudio X5 is loaded with cool features.
Don’t get me wrong, I love iPods…I owned two in the past three years. But iPods are just not as reliable as the iAudio X5. I had one iPod break into pieces while I was running on the treadmill. It just busted apart for no apparent reason. I hadn’t dropped it or anything. I broke my second iPod when I was just minding my own business, running (again on the treadmill), and all of a sudden the iPod stopped. I decided that I wanted to buy an MP3 player that was more reliable and trustworthy. What was the point of pouring my money into an iPod if it wasn’t going to last? That is when I heard about the iAudio X5. It was brought to my attention by a cousin of mine who works at the Genius Bar at Apple. He’s a really tech-savvy guy and I asked him what kind of MP3 player he uses. He told me he uses the iAudio X5 because he has never had a problem with it. He said he probably should be making the recommendation, since he works for Apple, but wanted to give me the most reliable choice in an MP3 player. To impress me even further, he let me try his out for a day to see how I liked it. I was literally stunned.
More for Your Money
After Trying out my cousin’s iAudio X5, I realized what a valuable piece of technology this was. Not only was 20 gb able to hold 5,000 songs, but the battery almost never ran out while I was doing errands around the house. The iAudio X5 has 14 hours of continuous playback so you’d have to run it almost the whole day to make it run out of power. That’s pretty good as far as MP3 players like iPods go. The 20 gb iPod can only hold about 4500 to 4800 songs in reality-because if you go to the settings on your iPod you will see that a 20 gb iPod only has 18.5 gb worth of storage space. That includes photos, but, unlike the iAudio X5, you don’t receive other amenities like an FM radio receiver, a voice recorder, and a bright and clear screen with a nice video display.
Another positive aspect about the iAudio X5 is that video playback is extremely decent at a rate of 15 fps. The 5-way joystick is a great feature which allows you to navigate your device with ease and comfort. In addition, the iAudio X5 has a nice feel to it along with the added feature of its very user-friendly and navigable controls. Although you can’t output videos to a TV, video-record, or view photos and hear music at the same time, the iAudio X5 blows its competition out of the water. Seriously, it is the best deal on an MP3 player you will ever get for your money.
Bottom line, the iAudio X5 is the best deal for your money. After one day of walking around with my cousin’s device, the next day I went out and bought the iAudio X5 for myself and I have never regretted it since!