Diamond Rio 600 review
where did it all go wrong?
great sound, when it works!The bad:
poorly made, bad quality, bot durable, brakes easily wears and chips through regular useSummary:
I bought a rio 600 and was extremeley happy with it for the first week or so, i mean who wouldn't be? it had great innovative features such as customisable eq settings and a phat blue back light. I was also very pleased with the fact that it supported WMA format as i feel this to producr much better quality sound then mp3 does, it also enabled me to fit a whole album (instead of just 30 minutes which mp3 allows) of music on to just 32mb of memory. On the surface the Rio 600 appeared to me to be the obvious choice, but the problems occured when a fualt devoloped in the player and the sound had all of a sudden become incoherant and sounded muffled. I had not mistreated the player in any way what so ever so I thought that it must just be a one off fault and immediately arranged for an exchange of the faulty product through the Rio customer care centre. This was done with no questions asked and soon after I recieved my replacement. However, After about a month with my replacement I noticed wide spread peeling in the paint and wearing of the snap on cover which definitely should not occur after such a short period of time (and when you pay this much for something the standard of quality should of definitely been higher), esspecially when i treated it so well. But what really shocked me was that the same fault occured in the new player as with the old one. Yes the players sound became muffled and once again became unusable as it was impossible to listen to any thing on it. This is a very great shame as the Rio 600 is a on the surface and indeed could be an outstanding MP3 player with cool features and a stylish sporty case. But it is obviously poorly built with some major construction flaws. Hopefully the Rio 800 can iron out these flaws.