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Just bought a new Rhythm MP3 player-Questions

by deltadart1 / January 13, 2011 6:30 AM PST

First of all I have tinnitus(ringing in the ear)and I need to listen to different pitches of white noise to mask my tinnitus.For the past 2 years I have used the Sandisk Sansa Express model. For some reason both of them failed within 48 hours and I have tried everything to fix them with no luck.

I did not want to go back to using my Sony Walkman because of the size compared to MP3 players. I was in Kmart today and found this very small MP3 player called "Rhythm MP3" player. It was only $10 so I went ahead and bought it and downloaded a few tunes and i'm quite impressed with the sound. For me what is really nice it has a belt clip so I can just clip it on and go about my business.

The only thing that is not explained in the manual is how to re-charge the battery. I know it's like the Express Player where all you do is charge it using the usb port on the computer. Does anyone out there have one of these? I just find this MP3 player is perfect for what I want to use it for. Many thanks for your help! John

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$10 for a mp3 player.
by ahtoi / January 13, 2011 11:57 AM PST

Name and model other than just "Rhythm mp3"?

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Never heard of it
by make_or_break / January 14, 2011 1:13 AM PST

Searching Kmart's website I found the name 'Mach Speed' attached to 'Rhythm 2GB', so it appears that Mach Speed is the company--or at least the brand--that markets your new player.


The following are links to this company's product and support websites that I came across:


I didn't find your exact model, but I only briefly looked out of curiosity; perhaps you'll have better luck.

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Model #
by deltadart1 / January 14, 2011 5:13 AM PST
In reply to: Never heard of it

Rhythm MP3 Model# CL2-166 It has 2gb. Thanks!

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www.kmart website
by deltadart1 / January 14, 2011 5:18 AM PST
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make_or_break, Your link to Kmart's website is exactly what mine is. Thank's!

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I see this player has a usb interface,
by ahtoi / January 14, 2011 10:17 AM PST

so I suspect you would charge it like others, through the usb connection.

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Come to think about this,
by ahtoi / January 14, 2011 10:23 AM PST

I didn't see anything about rechargable battery. The manual say what type of battery to use?

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Recharge Rhythm MP3 player
by cdault / January 16, 2011 9:33 PM PST

Just wondering if you resolved this issue. I also recently bought a Rhythm MP3 player at K-Mart for $9.99, downloaded some songs, and am happy with the quality for such a small price. The battery is a Li-ion so I'm thinking all that is needed is plugging in the usb cord to the computer and it starts to charge; however, there is nothing that pops up on computer screen to indicate this.

Thanks for any help.

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Play it for a day to run down the battery then...
by ahtoi / January 17, 2011 1:30 AM PST

plug it in the usb for the night and see if it's charged up in the morning. Usb power should be "ON" even if the computer itself is not; (but on standby mode). Personally I have one of those 110v usb charger (inexpensive and handy).

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Already having problems
by deltadart1 / January 22, 2011 4:14 AM PST

I have 4 usb ports on the front of the computer and only 1 works when you plug it in and brings up a list of what you want to do. If i'm charging it up I pick "Take No Action" and if I want to add some tunes I pick "Open using Windows Media Player".

My other problem just started today when I added some songs to it all the songs sound very "tinny". There's a number to call but why does it seem like anything to do with a computer (the computer itself,digital camera,MP3 players)always work great at first but always give you problems down the road?

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Tinny sound
by fknwak / January 28, 2011 12:45 AM PST

Seems to me that the factory ear phones that came with it are probably defective. I am using my 3g ear buds and sound quality is amazing. Hope this helps

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having some issues as well
by jaydens_mommy_09 / June 24, 2011 4:10 AM PDT
i bought my rhythm cL2-166 back in november and when i first got it i had no problems. im in my seventh motnh of ownership and now the battery does not last long and sometimes when i am listening to it it stalls and sputters and then no sound wht so ever comes out but the player is still on. i also read tht u have a number, maybe to tech support and was wondering if i might be able to get tht number. thanks and have a blessed day:)
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rhythem mp3 player
by hapysound / August 30, 2011 5:33 AM PDT

I also purchased the Rhythem for under ten dollars. It works very well despite the lack os status or signals other than on / pause and off.
At first, though, I had trouble getting the computer to recognize the player. I used anouther similar cable and it charged right up. Since, I have been able to use the original cable. I really like it and think it is the best value

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Rhythm MP3 player
by jpidcock / July 10, 2011 10:40 AM PDT

You recharge the battery by attaching the usb cable to your computer. Supposedly it has 5 hours of battery life between charges.

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$10 mp3 player?
by ahtoi / August 30, 2011 6:25 PM PDT

I think you change the batteries...not charging it, at least not internally. That is my guess. Open it up and take a look at the battery, what type is it. If it is chargable type then it is very likely you charge it through the usb cable. Good luck.

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