Audio System Audio Formats. As you can see below, the Firewire drive was much faster, although the Jukebox performed well considering that it was saddled with the much slower USB interface. One idiosyncrasy with the Jukebox is the battery meter. This disparity is because NiMH cells have lower internal resistance and can deliver more current — in fact, devices could be damaged if NiMH batteries were shipped with the same voltages as alkalines. Under high current demands, the voltage delivered by alkaline batteries will drop substantially while internal resistance increases rapidly. For one more oddity the Jukebox is an enigmatic “Line IN” jack that does not seem to have any useful function since the Jukebox cannot record.

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Audio System Audio Formats. Unfortunately, the Archos Jukebox still has serious bugs and some of these problems cannot be corrected with firmware updates.

Archos Jukebox 6000 – digital player Series

We have used the PowerLine adapter with the Jukebox with great success. A quick trip to the Archos website showed that our player was up to date for this review. We also determined that battery life had severely decreased to only about two hours.

Speaking of the On button, the unit is sometimes tricky to turn on. With the volume at 15 and with bass settings at normal 0the Jukebox was bearably loud with all headphones and distortion was rarely evident. This page was last edited on 10 Septemberat Adds a drive letter to computer.


They are in-ear cans that wrap around the back of the head.

The Archos’ Jukebox Studio succeeded the Jukeboxthe main difference between the two models being the larger hard drive sizes offered. The only difference was the 5 GB 2. Views Read Edit View history.

At first the unit seemed to work well although it got very hot when connected to the power supply for any length of time. Using any of the headphones listed above, the Jukebox sounded good. Apple’s iconic iPods are going away. You’ll want to get rid of them perhaps in favor of one of the headphones we list below in the Audio Quality section. Remote Control Coming Soon Upgradeable: The attractive Jukebox also ships with a blue padded belt carrier so that the device can be easily and safely taken on walks.

This model is sometimes referred to as the Recorder v1 to differentiate it from the later v2 version which looks quite different. In our HDTach tests, the Jukebox posted a random access time of 23ms. If you’re among the admittedly select few mourning the passing of Apple’s little MP3 players, fear not: Strangely, Archos firmly recommends placing the player upside down in its carrier.

The later version came with 15 or 20gb sized hard drives.

Archos Jukebox series

Comes with a USB interface. This was one of the first Hard Disk-based portable audio players, and at the time was relatively expensive.


Disconnecting the adapter quieted the hum, but as days passed we could easily hear a loud, similar hum arcuos from the unit itself when the power was connected.

Traditional music delivery channels have been short-circuited by a digital revolution initiated by work started in in Erlangen, Germany. In the future it would be desirable for Archos to equip their next generation Jukebox drives with Firewire interfaces.

Archos Jukebox review – Engadget

The problem is that the Archos Jukebox has a number of quality issues that cannot be ignored. Our experience seems to suggest that the Archos Jukebox has acute quality issues with its bundled AC adapter.

Hukebos, a French company known for its tiny, portable USB and Firewire drives, has a product competing with the Ujkebos called the Jukebox The player came in metallic silver and metallic blue, and was known for the large blue bumpers on its corners.

Nevertheless the included headphones are average compared with what you’ll find with other MP3 players. This is a very minor issue. This should make the device more drop resilient than the Nomad.

It wouldn’t be surprising, though, if Archos used multiple hard drive suppliers.