Audio Quality and more
Round back of the Yepp YP-55i there is a 'hold' button
recessed into the casing, so it can't be unintentionally unlocked/locked. A hold
button simply locks out all the controls, and performs such miracles as
preventing the YP-55i from springing to life and running down your batteries while it
is packed away in bag.
YP-55i includes a pair of
nice ear bud headphones, in silver. The mini-headphone jack is gold plated, and the
ear buds are economically shaped so they rest comfortably when you put them in.
Because they are sculpted to fit the curves of an ear canal, they also stay in
place much better than some previous Yepp headphones we have tried.
quality is on par with what you
can expect from this style of headphones, which is more than satisfactory for
running around. The cable is also a good length (~1.2m), so you can store the
YP-55i in a pocket and still have plenty of headphone cable to spare.
playing back tracks the back lit LCD display shows the track name in
the standard scrolling manner. Scroll speed can be adjusted.||
menu settings users can adjust play mode, equalizer preferences,
file (format and deleting), and direct play options.|
main setting screen gives you control over display properties, back
light duration, beeps, LCD contrast, and scroll speed.||
equalizer has presets for normal, classical, jazz, rock, dbb, and
user defined bass/treble levels.|
play mode, you can change intro length, have one song repeated, all
songs repeat, or shuffle things around.||
Yepp YP-55i is left doing nothing, it will automatically shut itself
down to save power. To turn it off, hold the play/stop button for
Studio Software comes bundled in with the CD full of USB drivers, YP-55i memory
formatting, and firmware updating programs. It's not much to get excited about
though. The online help files indicate that Yepp Studio software offers music
media playback and ripping functionality; it will create play lists like any
standard player, but isn't all that intuitive to use. Curiously, the ripping
features appeared absent in the copy (v1.0) we installed.... luckily there are
plenty of shareware CD rippers out there to choose from.
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