We’ve changed, we promise. There is also an optional FM Radio attachment available for this player so users can play and record directly from FM radio. The Gmini is a series of portable audio and video players released by Archos in and Jazz and Classical are clean, and the five-band custom EQ setting is adequate as long as you don’t push the sliders beyond a 4 dB boost or so. Apple’s iPod Touch gives you a good portion of the iPhone 6 experience in a tiny package, The Gmini is the next model up from the Gmini

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Archos Gmini XS200

But we’d put distortion-free EQ at the top of the engineers’ list. The first audio device to hold a color LCD screen as well as photoaudio and video playback capacities, the Gmini was introduced October It also features the ARCLibrary for organizing media files 020 one’s media collection.

The device does not support image viewing, however.

Click here to find out more. The player’s ArcLibrary software indexes the songs by artist, title, album, genre, and year, and you can set it up to index automatically when you add songs or to reindex at any time. The Gmini features a built-in microphone and a line-in jack, and can record audio straight to MP3 format g,ini from microphone, kbs from line-in jack. The Setup submenu includes the usual playback options–repeat, shuffle, or five equalizer presets and a five-band custom setting –along with a few nice extras, such as the option to play only a selected folder and a car-stereo-like Scan mode that plays the first 15 seconds of each song until you press the joystick, at which point it reverts to normal playback.


Archos Gmini series

Jazz and Classical are clean, and the five-band custom EQ setting is adequate as long as you don’t push the sliders beyond a 4 dB boost or so. We liked the easy flow and logical layout of the Gmini’s icon-driven interface. It’s not the most powerful player we’ve encountered, but it has enough in reserve for music peaks and for percussive instruments like the piano.

He joined Ziff Davis in May as technical editor of PC Magazine, became editor-in-chief in September of that year, and held that position for the next eight years, while adding the titles of publisher and arvhos director. The provided earbuds are slightly deficient in bass, but comfortable.

On the other hand, if all you want is a bare-bones audio player with plenty of storage, this deal is hard to beat. With 20GB, we’d like to see lossless compression, too.

Archos Gmini XS – Review – PCMag UK

On the clean settings, the XS sounds good and drives its earbuds with authority. The Gmini also connects to an external audio source for out-aloud listening, and also connects to external video sources too, for watching videos from the device on televisions, etc. Become a fan of PCMag. Even though the speaker may not be the best quality, there is also functionality to be gmink to connect the device up to an existing external Hi-Fi system and listen outward that srchos.

It also shows elapsed time, time remaining, total song length, and even a progress gauge. Below the screen, xe five-way joystick is flanked by two buttons: Visit manufacturer site for details. In addition to these other features, the Archos Gmini contained a CompactFlash reader enabling the user to slot in a memory cardincreasing the unit’s capacity, play files stored within the card, and transfer files from the card to the unit.


Archos Gmini XS review: Archos Gmini XS – CNET

Don’t show this again. The Bad Not recognized by popular desktop music managers; no voice recorder or FM tuner; so-so battery life; uncomfortable earbuds. The model also supports Windows Media PlaysForSure standards, so purchased music can be synchronized with the player.

The Rock and Techno settings are the worst, with clearly audible distortion, and muddy bass and hissy sibilants caused by harmonic distortion. Continue to next page 01 They, along with other homebrew applications including Doomhave now been embedded into the fan made operating system named “MediOS” for the Gmini’s and other Archos players. There is also functionality built in within the device to play games available from the manufacturer’s website.

We think that’s a pretty steep price to pay for an extra 15GB of storage. During his tenure, Machrone created the tough, labs-based comparison reviews that propelled PC Magazine to the forefront of the industry and made it the seventh-largest magazine in the United States. The device was ID3 Tag compatible, and organized users music collection by reading this meta-data.

We were also disappointed to discover that the player’s USB 2. Featuring PlaysForSure compatibility, the owners of this model can download purchased, protected music, in WMA format, and play them back on the device.