In the above picture we can see the folding USB plug that can be hidden when not in use. The YP-U1Z also has a voice recorder feature. Voice recordings are stored as wav files.
The player also can enhance your music with SRS WOW. SRS WOW is an audio-enhancement suite made up of three SRS technologies:
-SRS 3D: SRS Labs calls this "wide stereo imaging and nonfatiguing headphone listening mode." In English, it breaks down like this: When you're listening to headphones, the sweet spot is actually in the center of your head. SRS 3D widens this area of sound so that the music isn't so concentrated in one small spot and makes it sound more as if you were listening in an open environment.
-Focus: "Sound-image elevation used in combination with SRS to create a large sound image"--originally conceived for in-car listening, this effect is designed to lift the sound up near your head, something needed in a vehicle where speakers are (or were) generally placed at hip or ankle level.
-TruBass: "Psychoacoustic bass enhancement to enable deeper, natural bass of audio source material to be perceived over small speaker drivers." This one's my favorite. Essentially, TruBass uses acoustic trickery to make your brain believe that you are hearing bass that is actually in the song but that the hardware (usually headphones) is incapable of creating.
Further audio tweaking can be had by using the user 9 band Equalizer or one of the EQ presets such as Classic, Rock or Jazz.
Samsung has gone the smart way when it comes to importing songs to the player. No software is required to achieve this, instead one only has to drag and drop files from window explorer to the player. Media files aren't the only thing you can drag and drop to the unit. You can also use it a storage device for other files.
The YP-U1Z is nice player and provides good quality play back. The addition of the SRS WOW sound enhancement really is what makes this player shine. It was quite surprising to hear the huge sound that this little player could achieve.
The voice recording feature works pretty well. If you wanted to go crazy with leaving yourself messages you could fill the whole player with up to 68 hrs of recordings if the unit was empty.
The YP-U1Z MP3 player is the way to go if you're looking for a tiny player with a large capacity. Throw in the fact that you can recharge the unit on any PC and you've got a winner.
-1 GB capacity
-Recharge able battery built in
-SRS WOW audio enhancement
-Drag and Drop importing of songs