Saturday, 27 September 2008

The New Transcend T.Sonic 320

I’ve just bought a new Mp3 player, the Transcend T.Sonic 320. It’s simply amazing. I bought it for Rs.2300 at Spencer Plaza in Chennai on 13.09.2008. It’s a 4GB USB flash drive that has a built in USB connector. It is compact and portable, with measurements of only 85.5mm by 25.5mm by 13mm. Weighing in at a mere 29g (with rechargeable Li-ion battery), the T.sonic 320 is light enough for users to conveniently carry around all day long in a purse or pocket. Its special high-gloss front face is attractive and blends well with any fashion motif, so you can even wear it around your neck to show off your unique personal style. Additionally, the T.sonic 320 has a brilliant dual-color OLED display that can easily be viewed at any angle, even in broad daylight. As a high capacity portable music player, the T.sonic 320 allows for storage of up to 1000 songs, and provides 15 hours of seamless music entertainment on a full charge(when screen saver set to “Blank” and “Lyrics Sync” disabled).

The versatile T.sonic 320 also features several useful value-added functions, such as a built-in FM radio that can be easily recorded on the fly whenever you hear something you like. Other functions like A-B repeat and variable playback speeds are excellent tools for students and professionals alike, allowing easy review of important class lectures, meetings or foreign language lessons. Above all, the T.sonic 320 is a great music player with support for MP3, WMA, WAV, and even WMA-DRM10 subscription music. To adjust the music output, you can select from not only the seven built-in equalizer modes, but also Transcend’s special USER EQ mode that lets you create your personal music style. Moreover, the T.sonic 320 includes a karaoke-style Lyrics Sync function so you can sing along to your favorite tunes with perfectly synchronized lyrics text display.

The compact, feature-rich T.sonic 320 supports display of 13 languages and comes bundled with a unique software application that allows you temporarily lock your computer, password protect files and partition the MP3 player’s memory into Public and Private areas.

- MP3 Player – supports MP3, WMA, WMA-DRM10 (subscription music) and WAV music formats
- Recordable FM Radio with 20 station presets
- Advanced Digital Voice Recorder
- Karaoke-style lyrics display
- Dual-color OLED screen displays clear text at any angle and in any light
- VAD (Voice Activity Detection) for high quality gapless audio recordings
- A-B repeat function allows you to continuously replay a designated section of a track
- Variable track playback speeds
- Supports 13 languages including menus, song/album title, artist name and lyrics(English, German, French, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese)
- USB flash drive capabilities for data transfer and storage
- Included software can be used to lock your computer and password-protect your files
- 7 Equalizer effects, including a customizable USER EQ setting
- Internal rechargeable Li-ion battery provides over 15 hours of continuous music playback when screen saver set to “Blank” and “Lyrics Sync” disabled.
- Built-in USB 2.0 connector for easy computer connectivity and fast file transfers
- Real Time Clock displays local and world times


Capacity and Color
8GB(Dark Black)
85.5x25.5x13 mm
29g (with Li-ion battery)
Display Type and Size
1 inch Dual color OLED
Display Resolution
Music Formats
Recording Format
FM Function
Worldwide - 87.5~108 MHz
Japan - 76~90 MHz
Battery Life
15hr (when screen saver set to “Blank” and “Lyrics Sync” disabled)
Battery Type
Compression Rates
32Kbps to 320Kbps
Erase Cycles
≥ 100,000 times
S/N Ratio
≥ 90dB
2 years (Lithium-ion Battery : 6 months)

Moreover, there is no need to use special software for copying songs into the drive as that of I-Tunes player for IPods. It’s simple drag and drop functionality is an added feature. Also we can customize songs that suit our mood by making playlists. Although the software that comes along with the player does not have this feature, the newer version that is available for download in Transcend’s website has it.