"While they lack the extra polish we like to see to make a common product
like a digital audio player stand out amongst the rest, both of the MSI
Megastick MP3 players are good solid products for their price.
We do not know what MSI was thinking when they decided to ditch the ear buds
in favor of the external headphones on the 256MB version of the player and
that hurt its score significantly. The backlight display and menu is easy to
see and use, and because the player is seen as a hard drive on your
computer, it's very easy to transfer files over to the player.
Those looking for iRiver or Apple quality might be a bit disappointed and
audiophiles will want to look elsewhere. All-in-all the performance and
sound quality of both players is average and what we expected considering
the price range they fall in. We recommend that you purchase an extra set of
ear buds to use with the 256MB version since the headphones packaged with
this player are of poor quality. The Megastick series MP3 player from MSI
would make a good gift for any teenager or those that do not want to pay an
arm and a leg for a multi-purpose digital audio player."