Maxfield G-FLASH WMA-MP3-Player + FM-Transmitter

USB

First disappointing thing: Not worked on my Windows XP Professional (other USB devices including mass-storage, HDD etc. work). The only USB device which not works is: G-FLASH WMA-MP3-Player…

Contacted Maxfield support which answered quickly. But got no real solution yet.

Tried the thing on following systems:

  • Windows XP Professional (desktop):
    The system recognized that there is something but the device was not visible and hanged Explorer! Only if detached the device the Explorer worked again!
  • Windows XP Home Edition (desktop):
    Nothing happened if attached the device
  • Windows Server 2003 (Laptop DELL Latitude C810):
    USB Device Not Recognized
    One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows dos not recognize it. For assistance in solving the problem, click this message.
  • Windows Server 2003 (DELL desktop):
    Works!

FM-Transmitter

The next disappointing thing here. Worked at home (only one frequency worked). But not worked in my car! I was buying this device to hear MP3/WMA in my car…! CAUTION: Disable RDS on the radio!

Conclusion I

Just disappointing. The device has a “Plays Windows Media” logo on it but is not able to connect via USB in order to copy music files to it! Don’t know what’s wrong. Windows or the USB device!? After some attempts it suddenly worked. See Conclusion II.

Tests

WMA on HiFi via FM-Transmitter

Very quietly even G-FLASH Player and HiFi on maximum volume!

MP3 on HiFi via FM-Transmitter

Same behavior with WMA files.

WMA on car radio via FM-Transmitter

If you turn off RDS it will work! But the sound quality and volume are very disappointing. I’ll turn back to my music CD’s.

MP3 on car radio via FM-Transmitter

Same with WMA.

Conclusion II

Works now on 2/4 Windows installations. Don’t know why…  Works fine now. Support is good and manual is available online as PDF documents. Supports folder navigation. Turning on the XBASS feature improves sound quality. I’ll never buy such a FM-Transmitter again!

See also http://www.maxfield.de.

URLs

Amazon.de: http://www.amazon.de/maxfield-G-Flash-Tragbarer-MP3-Player-silber/dp/B0006L4XI8/sr=8-1/qid=1163421599/ref=pd_ka_1/302-8372309-0960058?ie=UTF8&s=ce-de

Maxfield.de: http://www.maxfield.de/de/max_g_flash.html

About hfrmobile

Nice guy but with a sarcastic type of humor. I have combined hobby and profession and I am happy about this. At the moment I am holding MCP, MCSE (NT 4.0), MCTS and MCPD certificates. Having experience in developing software for more than 15 years. Started learning programming using Pascal, Assembler, C/C++. Also having experience with non-Microsoft products / programming languages (e.g. PHP). Most experiences at the moment: MySQL, MS-SQL, PL/SQL, ASP.NET, C#, Silverlight (Windows Phone) and WPF.
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