There is no doubt the so-called ‘mp3 player’ / digital audio player market has been over saturated with so many choices and alternatives over the years. While iPods may have become the ‘gold standard’ due to Apple’s raise to fame rather than true performance and reliability. Other brands have had to struggle their way into consumers’ peripheral vision, one way many have been able to do this is by significantly cutting their devices’ price and offer even more features.
If you’ve been following us, you’ll have seen this with the Creative Zen Style 300.
Launched only just last month, the Samsung YP-U6 falls into the new generation of Samsung’s affordable, basic audio player line up. This isn’t to say its featureless. Its predecessor, the U5 did rather well in many reviews as it was designed perfectly as a mini mp3 player for going to the gym, which made it a perfect alternative for the more pricey iPod Shuffle.