RCA Lyra 1072 MP3 Player

by Rob Williams on April 21, 2005 in Audio & Media

There are so many MP3 Players out on the market, who can really keep count? There are some that do everything, and then some that do nothing but play MP3’s. What if you are looking for an MP3 Player that’s compact, and comes in at a great price? Find out more as we take a look at the RCA Lyra 1072 MP3 Player.

Page 3 – Performance

When I first looked at the earphones that came with the player, I definitely had my doubts. I knew I would be grabbing my regular headphones rather quickly, because I couldn’t see these having decent sound. On top of that, they didn’t look like they would be very comfortable, due to the plastic ear pieces.

Was I in for a surprise! I was actually very amazed to find out that they fit very comfortably, way better than I imagined. They actually fit better on the ears than my regular pair of Panasonic earphones do. Also, same goes for the sound quality, it was deadly for earphones like these.

I tested the earphones with a little Rap, Rock and even Hardcore Trance music, and it all sounded great. So I am very impressed with the earphones for this player. They are nothing extraordinary, but you wouldn’t expect it to be at this price range.

As for battery life, I have not used it enough to fully find out how good it is. I have used the player for about 8 hours with the same battery that was included with it, and the bar on the player hasn’t gone down yet. They claim 20 hours of battery life on one AAA battery, and I believe them.


While this MP3 player doesn’t pack amazing features, it does exactly what it should do, play MP3’s. But the bonus is, that it does so at a good price. Since the unit is so small and lightweight, it’s perfect for working out, working or doing any every day things.

If you are looking for a more advanced player, then you may want to look at the higher Lyra models, or go with a Hard Drive based player, such as an Apple iPOD or Creative Zen.

If you are looking mainly for a great Discman replacement for a good price, then I recommend you check out RCA’s Lyra.

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  • Solid player
  • Good price
  • Compact and great battery life

  • No ability to skip albums

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Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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