The Yepp Explorer software comes packaged with Yepp CD Ripper so that
favorite CD's can be ripped and uploaded to the YP-30S.
Rounding out one of the more useful accessories that accompany the Yepp is a
clear plastic belt clip that looks like it would be more at home with a pager
than an MP3 player. The 2mm thick plastic makes it a bit difficult to reach
the digital volume controls, but by the same token, protects them from
inadvertently being pushed.
Audio quality during playback is superb, and was
especially good once the equalizer was upped so that the player would put out a bit more
bass. There are a couple of pre-set settings (normal, classic, jazz, rock) that the user can
select from, but no individual controls.
The built-in mic didn't produce very good
quality recordings, but was more than sufficient for the odd verbal note. The quality of the recording
is not going to be near that of the MP3's the unit is capable of playing
back in case you are wondering.
In terms of storage size, the player is steadfastly
limited to 64MB. In our case we were able to pack in about 16 songs (at very
good sampling rates). The battery lasts for about five hours straight, so
coupled with the limited storage capacities we can segment this player easily. The YP-30S
is not a long haul player, like the emerging class of CD-MP3 players, but rather a beautifully
executed, light weight and stylish player for commuting, the morning jog, or those extra long meetings
that bore us all so well.
Despite its limited storage capacity, 64MB does manage to
hold a useful amount of music, and with the ease of
the USB connection, uploading new sets is quick and painless. As far as every other 64MB MP3 player
on the market is concerned, Samsung have gotten it perfect. For this memory class there really
is no need to look elsewhere.
The general specs on the Yepp YP-30S are as follows:
||18MHz, 20bit RISC|
||64MB of built-in memory|
||One AAA - Lasts 5 hours|
||44x65x14.5mm 34 grams|
|File Transfer Speed
||85dB with 20kHz LPF|
||5mW @ 16 ohm|
|Output Frequency Range
||20Hz - 20kHz|