How Much Play Time Should I Get From A Fully Charged Battery?

Last Update Date : Apr 20. 2018

 The advertised battery play time will vary by model and by circumstance.  

The type of player as well as many other factors will determine just how long your MP3

Player will run before requiring charging or replacement batteries. 


Flash Players will run longer than HDD players because of the absence of missing parts.  Because HDD players containing a "spinning wheel", they'll have to work harder thus using more battery life. Besides battery capacity, the types of features that are available and utilized will have a consumptive effect on the playback time for a battery.  

  • Backlight - The higher the backlight setting, the more "juice" required.  Using a high
    backlight setting will reduce the play time of your battery.
      When ever feasible,
    especially during the day, use a low backlight setting.
  • Hold Button - When the unit is not in use, you should always use the hold button. 
    This will ensure that the MP3 player will not turn on in your pocket, purse, etc.
  • Bitrate - HDD players depend on a buffer to minimize the frequency at which the
    player has to access the hard drive.
      The higher the bitrate, the harder the HDD
    has to work, the more battery life it utilizes. 128kbps is adequate for most users.
  • Features - Using even standard features such as fast forward and rewind, or
    accessing the menu too often will also cut into battery life.
      For best results,
    create a playlist to lengthen battery time.

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