We do hope, however, that Archos will see fit to incorporate Ogg Vorbis decoding in a future firmware update especially in light that Fraunhofer IIS-A has declared its intention to start charging for development of its MP3 patents. As is typical for most headphones bundled with portable audio products, the ones included with the Jukebox are not very good. This should make the device more drop resilient than the Nomad. As an MP3 player, the sound quality is good with ample volume. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The four corners of the metallic silver unit are heavily protected with dark blue, dense, shock absorbing foam padding.

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USB, audio line-in, audio line-out. Home Entertainment by Ty Pendlebury Oct 28, Because of the size of the buffer, the Jukebox reads very briefly from the hard drive which then spins down until the buffer is almost played though.

When formatted with FAT32, Windows reported 5. In addition to the included headphones, we tried the Archos Jukebox with several different headphones:. The player uses USB 1.

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We are on our second unit for this review. When the unit came back up, we unhappily discovered that the entire drive contents were lost.


The attractive Jukebox also ships with a blue padded belt carrier so that the device can be easily and safely taken on walks. It is not possible to compile playlists with the Arcnosbut it does play back playlists compiled in the included MusicMatch Jukebox software package.

Archos Jukebox series – Wikipedia

The feature set is well rounded. General Digital Player Type. While USB2 is just now appearing, many computers are already equipped with the interfaces.

The Archos Jukebox never skipped other than what is caused by a bug in the firmware — see below. The controls on the Jukebox are minimal. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. One version for PC and Mac. It wouldn’t be surprising, though, if Archos used multiple hard drive suppliers. It is also possible to upgrade the harddrive to a larger capacity, higher RPM drive using a standard 2.

The player is turned on by holding down the “On” button for about four seconds. When starting, the unit first reports the current firmware version.

Beside chemical considerations, there is a persuasive reason that NiMH are delivered at lower voltages than their alkaline equivalents. Mobile by Lynn La Aug 29, Audio System Audio Formats. For one more oddity the Jukebox is an enigmatic “Line IN” jack that does not seem to have any useful function since the Jukebox cannot record.

Archos Jukebox series

The problem is that the Archos Jukebox has a number jukeboa quality issues that archox be ignored. We took the Jukebox on long trips and used it in our Jeep Cherokee and the player performed flawlessly.


As with just about every portable player of any kind, archox bundled headphones are not very good. Overall the sound quality from the Jukebox is good and on par with some of the better MP3 portable audio devices we have listened to. We list the reasons they’re on thin ice — and suggest how they can be saved.

Retrieved from ” https: Compared with NiCd, or Nickel Cadmium batteries, NiMH is superior mainly due to the fact that they do not suffer significantly from the notorious “memory effect,” a voltage depletion phenomenon.

The Jukebox Studio was released Thursday, October 4, and discontinued in In this review we will examine this device in detail. In the remarkably short archis since then, with the help of the Internet, MP3 files have become perhaps the most important medium for listening to music.

The volume can be adjusted in 16 steps