iriver E30 shows up in wild: audio quality praised

Chris Davies - Aug 12, 2009, 5:12am CDT

iriver’s E30 PMP has begun to show up in the wild over in China, with PConline unboxing and briefly playing with the iPod nano rival.  A minimally-designed 89.9 x 42 x 9.8 mm slab, with a 1.8-inch LCD display and 52hr audio-playback battery life, the E30 is yet to make an official appearance on iriver’s site.

That leaves us at the mercy of PConline, who are quiet on the E30’s performance aside from mentioning that the PMP’s use of a Sigmatel DSP chip results in above-average audio quality.  Vocal tones and low-frequency sounds are particularly praised.

Otherwise it’s a regurgitation of the E30’s spec sheet, which means WMA, WAV, APE, FLAC, SMV, JPEG and BMP compatibility, together with an FM radio, recording from radio and an integrated microphone.  iriver are still keeping quiet on when we might see the E30 officially launch, together with what sort of price tag it will carry.

[via Generation MP3]

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