The stylish EX-AV EMP500 plays loud with headphones and can show video clips
Stylish and striking, the EMP500 goes louder than most players through the bundled ’phones. But looks and volume aren’t everything. Sure, they hold a gadgeteer’s hit list, but when form and function collide rather than flow together, it’s time for a rethink.
The EMP500 is a weak performer. Sound is second rate and the AA batteries are a pain to keep changing. In theory, the STN display can show video clips. In practice, we weren’t blown away. Avert your eyes and keep walking.