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Nearly Perfect! Tremendous value feature-packed MP3 music player
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2019
I would give this a 4.5 since I have a few gripes with this music player but they are minor enough that I've bumped the review up to a 5.
The Soulcker (pronounced Soul Seeker) for the most part exceeded my expectations.
What's in the package:
MP3 music player
Micro USB charge cord
After reading through the included manual I got started using the player. The manual is actually quite well written in English and not in broken English like so many made in China items. It is also in German, French, Spanish, and Italian languages. Speaking of languages, this MP3 player boasts up to 26 languages you can select, which includes Asian languages. Color me impressed!
In the packaging, you get 1 screen protector, which I suggest you apply with tweezers so you don't get your fingerprints on it. I wish the company included an extra set for mess-ups, but that is my first minor gripe. The MP3 player comes encased in a protetive sleeve. The included earbuds are basic but will get the job done if you don't have a higher quality set of earbuds. My second gripe is that the earbuds are the kind where you have to pull apart the wiring to separate them (see my picture). I guess the company did this so you can adjust the length of the earbud wire separation to your desired length but I'd prefer it'd be already done. The included Micro USB charge cord is 21". Charging is supposed to take 1-3 hours and the unit was already partially charged when I started charging it so it took less than an hour for me to max out the charge before my first usage. The armband has a plastic see-through cover and the band appears to be neoprene, which is expandable and breathable. Battery life is phenomenal and I believe the 55 hour rating. I left it on overnight and it was still at 4 full bars when I woke up. The manual says music playback time is 48 hours with headphones and 13 hours with the internal speaker. Video playback time is 9 hours with headphones and 5 hours with the speaker.
The main folder menu is easy to navigate with the following selection options: Music, Videos, FM radio, Recordings, Bluetooth, Pictures, EBook, Settings, Folder View. Setting up the date and time was a breeze. You have your choice of date display formats and 12 or 24 hour time formats. One thing that I really liked about the MP3 player was the ability to lock buttons. This prevents you from accidentally turning off the unit. You also can turn on or off the LED selection buttons or leave them on, but my major gripe is that the brightness of the LED buttons can't be adjusted if you leave it on. They are bright blue! The bluetooth pairing worked great with my speaker. If you don't connect an earbud or speaker, the MP3 player has an internal speaker, but don't expect great sound. It's just basic enough and loud enough for you to hear what you need. There is a calendar function, which just serves as reference. What a really liked was the alarm. You can set the alarm once, daily, or on work days (M-F?). Unfortunately, you can't set what qualifies as a work day. You can use an included ring for the alarm or choose music from your internal or card memory. There's also a stopwatch and pedometer. COOL! However, you can't start the pedometer and have it continue to function once you go to your music screen. You must either stay on the pedometer or stopwatch screen for their functions to work. However, if you had music playing prior to their usage, your music will continue to play. The FM radio will only work if you have earbuds connected to the 3.5mm audio jack. You won't be able to listen to the radio through bluetooth without an audio wire connected because the wire acts as an antenna. Cool add-on bonuses include the ability to record the broadcast you're listening to or even to record stand alone voice memos. Music playback is great. It'll take MP3, Flac, APE, WMA and Wav formats. I'm pretty sure it'll take other audio formats but I didn't try them out. It'll also recognize LRC lyric files. You can set your own playlist or select from your existing playlists. You can also sort your music by artists, albums, genres. Pretty standard features. I could not test any videos, but I can tell you it won't play mkv files, since I had a few movies in MKV format on my card that weren't picked up. It will only play AMV video files. Overall, this is a jam-packed music player the had way more than I expected and far exceeded my expectations. It's like they thought of everything possible and tried to jam it into one device. You're getting a bargain for the price they're charging, because this is a an excellent value for the quality and features of the device.
Excellent battery - rated 55 hours
Comprehensive manual in 5 languages
16GB internal memory, expandable to 128GB Micro SD card (recognized my 200GB card)
Recording Radio/Voice memos
The could be better:
Only 1 screen protector included
Pedometer/Stopwatch won't allow multitasking
LED light up button brightness isn't adjustable
Video is limited to AMV video format
Alarm can't select a specific date