MobiBLU DAH-1500i Review

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The MobiBLU 1500 Series was just recently released in the United State and is being sold at Wal-Mart in several different colors and two different sizes- 512MB and 1GB. It sells for $100 and $130 respectively, so it priced right inline with the iPod Shuffle. However the 1500i is leaps and bounds ahead of the Shuffle with a bright OLED screen and tons of other features such as FM radio, FM recording, voice recording, EQ, and SRS WOW. The player supports MP3, WMA, and WMA DRM.

Please note that this is a review of the MobiBLU DAH-1500i, which is exclusively sold in the United States. If you are living in Europe and Asia you will want to read the MobiBLU DAH-1500 review (without the “i”), as there are some differences between the two.

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Inside the Box

The 1500i comes with necklace earphones, USB charging/transfer cable, protective case, program CD, and manual. The player itself is a tiny 24 x 24 x 24 millimeters and weighs 18 grams or just under one square inch and about 0.64 ounces.

The Program CD

The only thing on the program CD is a universal mass storage driver for Windows 98 and a firmware update program. They were smart in leaving out the software to keep the cost down. Plus, there is really no need for another media player, as there are already many programs and utilities for free that will rip, burn, organize, and play your music.

Necklace Earphones

The player can be comfortably worn around your neck with the supplied necklace earphones which are incased in a fabric, making them very durable and comfortable. The quality of the earphones is not amazing but is slightly above what you would expect from stock earphones.

USB charging/transfer cable

There is only one input on the 1500i and it is the phono jack. Through this jack you will recharge, transfer and listen to music. It is a nice all in one solution and it keeps the clutter to a minimum, but one might complain that you cannot listen to the player and charge it at the same time.

Protective Case

The protective case is a nice touch. It is made of a flexible rubber which will protect the edges from getting dented or dinged and also gives it some shock protection when dropped.

Transferring Music On and Off

Loading up the player was as easy as it gets. It shows up as a universal mass storage, no drivers needed. This player demonstrates how all players should handle music and file transfers. The player is exemplary when it comes to loading and unloading your music.

The player is USB 2.0 but is relatively slow for being 2.0. I ran several disk benchmarks on it and it consistently got about 3 mbps. To give you a perspective it takes about 6-7 minutes to fill an entire 1GB player.


The navigation of the 1500i is one of the player’s strong points. The navigation is handled by the directional and center button on the right side and a menu button on the left. The navigation is intuitive and simple; I took to it almost immediately. When you copy music onto the player, the folder structures stay intact. This makes it easy to navigate and find your music.

One of the major problems I have with this player is that it does not play the tracks alphabetically, nor will it determine the play order by looking at the track number in the tags. To me this is very annoying. I know for a fact that this can be corrected in future firmware updates because the Europe/Asian version the DAH-1500 version plays the tracks in order just fine. Hopefully they will fix this in the future.

A nice added feature to the US version is the playlist feature. This allows you to make an on-the-go playlist by simply highlighting the tracks with the press of a button.

FM Radio

The FM reception on the 1500i is good. While you may have trouble picking up some slightly faint stations, it plays the strong stations as you would expect.

Another cool feature is the FM recording which can be set to record at various bit rates up to 160 kbps. It does a great job recording, but you will still hear a hiss in the background because you are recording an FM signal. But it is none the less excellent for what it is.

Voice Recording

One of the features that they added for the US version of the player was voice recording. It will allow you to record at different bit rates up to 160 kbps. The gain can be set on the player to be able to pick up your voice in quiet or noisy environments.

Battery Life

The player is rated at a 10 hour max battery life. From what I have found under normal use it is more towards 8 hours and this will depend on how loud you play it and what EQ setting you have turned on.


The DRM is based on Microsoft “Janus” meaning that it will work with most services like Napster. Tracks can be purchased individually from various online music services, however it is limited in some ca
ses where it will not work with Napster To Go or other unlimited online services.


Even though the cube is tiny it packs a surprisingly good sound. I would rate the sound quality as slightly better than the average flash player. Like everyone I would like to see gapless playback. In between tracks there is a slightly larger than normal gap- about two seconds. This may be able to be fixed with an update to the firmware.


The players inability to play tracks in order must be fixed, this is what I consider to be the players major flaw (MobiBLU, please fix this!). In addition, it could improve on the track transition and possibly add gapless playback.

Other than that, MobiBLU has created a very nice MP3 player in a miniature package without sacrificing usability. The DAH-1500i is a great on-the-go player for its tiny size and necklace headphones. The screen is bright and the navigation is well thought out. Transferring music on and off of the player is a snap by simply dragging and dropping without the need of additional software.

At the present time I think that the MobiBLU DAH-1500i is one of the better flash players on the market and it is steps ahead of the iPod Shuffle, which is the same price as the MobiBLU. Shuffle Killer? Absolutely.


The MobiBLU DAH-1500i many places but you can usually find the best price at Amazon

For those of you in Europe and the rest of the world you can purchase slightly different version the DAH-1500 (with out the “i”) from Advanced MP3 Players, they will ship anywhere in the world. We did a review of this version earlier which you can read here.


It’s Tiny
Bright OLED Display
Recognized as Universal Storage Device
Easy to use menus
To the second resume


It’s Tiny
Does not play alphabetically!
No Gapless Playback


Anonymous on August 13, 2005 5:52 PM

I am already using the DAH-1500i 1GB in Blue color and let me tell you one thing. Every day I go outside at LEAST one person will ask me about it and comment how cool it is! Literally EVERY day. Usually people ask “Is this the new iPod?” :) Now I don’t know if this is good or bad but it is definately drawing a lot of attention!Now the player has some more bugs. In my case I cannot create arbitrarily deep folder structures. I can only have one directory deep hierarchy which is kinda limiting. I am sure this will be addressed in a future firmware.One more thing is that player makes some pops and clicks when you rewind to the begining of a song. Lastly it DOES NOT support fast forward or reverse on VBR encoded mp3s. This is annoying indeed.I also verified that the player wont play Napster2go or Yahoo Unlimited but as far as I know the player is based on the Sigmatel 35xx series of chips which in theory can support subscription services.I am keeping the player cause of it’s coolness factor and because it’s NOT an Apple iPod! Now if only MobiBLU starts releasing some firmware upgrades …

Trilitai on August 13, 2005 9:37 PM

I just did a firmware upgrade to 100.100.105 today. I still can’t put the music in the order I want. Somebody please confirm this firmware upgrade can fix the alphabetical problem or not. Because I heard from a guy said that customer support told him to upgrade to 105 to fix this problem. Thank you. =)

EnzoTen on August 14, 2005 12:36 AM

The alphabetical problem has not been fixed in the newest firmware as of 100.100.105. I agree, it is very annoying. This problem was not present in the Eropen version the 1500, so i know it can be fixed with a firmware upgrade.I have brought it to thier attention, so hopefully they will do somthing about it soon

Anonymous on August 15, 2005 10:23 AM

Well my question is, what was fixed/added in firmware 105? The only new thing I can find is the language selection but other than that it’s the same features. Are there any bug fixes? Mobiblu better set up a better web site with forums cause the way it is we can’t get any info.

Anonymous on August 15, 2005 7:57 PM

1. Would be nice to see someone wearing it… actual usage photo. Thanks for the photos that you have posted.2. How is the voice recording? Can you use it in class lectures? Easy to use to record in a class lecture situation?Thanks

nu2blu on August 16, 2005 11:48 AM

Where can I buy the cases that I see – the Hello Kitty, Snoopy, and blobby red things ones? They fit over the mp3 almost as a skin… but I can’t find them in North America or Europe, the seem to be on mainly Korean language sites. Anybody want to take a guess? Any leads?

Anonymous on August 18, 2005 7:29 PM

despite (because of?) your manifesto on freedom of choice/identity via consumerism, your site gives the impression of belonging to a corporate/micro$oft shill. it would not be surprising to find out later that this site is the creation of gates& are not what you own.

MP3Newbie on August 20, 2005 12:33 AM

I just got mine last Tuesday and ran it through its paces. On its first day at work, it lasted a few minutes shy over 8 hrs. Next day with SRS-WOW enhancements on, it lasted a little over 7 hrs (great sound-quality/bass dymics with Sony MDR-EX51LP ear buds). The interesting thing is that the volume level remained stable up to the last bar. It just gives a quick “low battery” message before turning off. For its size, it’s an excellent performer.

Kerii on August 21, 2005 7:34 AM

Actually, there’s a work-around for the play order.Just type the track number before the file name rather than in the middle. That is to say if you’re listening to whole albums in their own folders.I wouldn’t recommend the player as recording device for anything but personal memos. The mic is actually just a tiny hole on the bottom of the player, so I doubt you’ll pick up much from long distances.A HD based player with an external mic would be better suited for such tasks.

Anonymous on August 22, 2005 4:59 PM

the quetion I have is how do I know its charging? I have the unit off or on and when i plug it into the USB connection it turns the screen on and says ready.. There is an italic “N” on the battery symbol and thats it…I have left it in close to 4 hours and still cant figure this out? Is it done or not?Someone help?

EnzoTen on August 22, 2005 9:20 PM

When its plugged into the USB there should a icon showing it is connected. You will know its charging when it looks like this.

Anonymous on August 23, 2005 9:31 AM

Mine has never once looked like the picture you posted… All it ever does is show a similar looking picutre with no arrows and it says ready at the top…Whatever is in your posted picture on the lower left of the screen (I can tmake it out) mine has not shown..Is that the 1500i?

Spikefan2004 on August 24, 2005 10:12 AM

This mp3 player looks great. But, I was wondering about 2 things:1. Is there a car charger for it and2. If the battery goes dead can it be replaced or do you have to buy a new mp3 player.I’m thinking about asking for this one for x-mas and I want to know everything about it that there is to know before I decide on the mp3 player that I want for x-mas.

Anonymous on August 24, 2005 12:08 PM

It seems as though the alphabetical track order problem is because the navigation only sorts the songs in alphabetical order according to the first 5 or so characters of the mp3 name. so if your mp3′s are like this: Artist – Track # – Song Title, it will not seem to alphabetize them at all. however, if you name your mp3′s track # – Artist – Song Title, it will alphabetize then normally. This was very annoying when trying to copy my ripped CD to the menu, as the cd order was not retained unless i renamed all of the mp3′s.

fgg on August 24, 2005 7:22 PM

approximatly how many songs can it hold?

Spikefan2004 on August 24, 2005 8:57 PM

It can hold 250 MP3 or 500 WMA

Anonymous on August 25, 2005 10:37 AM

I just start up windows and go into the usb drive and have windows arrange the icons. I do it by name and I am all set….

R to the I to the C to the K to the Y on August 25, 2005 8:49 PM

I just received this today and all I can say is, WOW. Thislittle thing is amazing. Puts other flash mp3 players to shame. The sound is great with cheap $15 head phones, and I love the size of the display along with the size of the player.I really hope this product makes it big.

Pico on September 2, 2005 1:47 AM

I am considering buying this adorable little cube, but I have one question: can it hold other file types, such as .jpg and .txt files? I would probably use it as much for storage/transferring as I would for listening to music. If it cannot do this, I may consider buying a different player.

Scott on September 2, 2005 2:17 AM

I just bought the mobiBLU DAH-1500S from the Source formaly known as Radio Shack. I’m not a avid buyer but when I saw it and was informed it had a gigabit of both storage and MP3 capabilities and that he had only one left I bought it hands down, especially since it was so small and lightwieght. Great device, tried to install some firmware from but the directions which I followed worked up untill its suppose to tell me to say ok to this new upgrade. Great sound quality especially on my Sennheiser PMX 60′s which is far better then Sony hands down. MobiBLU is another great example of why we shouldn’t go with brand names just because of a bias media. Its everything I need for both sports and office and althou I was unfortunate to live in Canada and not either the U.S or Europe I dont get that radio which from what I hear has little to no reception anyways, and instead of my MP3 player powering a half par radio all my power is saved for my owm music which I think about is why I bought it in the first place.

Anonymous on September 3, 2005 11:00 PM

I’ve been considering the 1GB version,I wish it had an ac adapter available though.I’d REALLY like to see a review of the XEN(not ZEN)EMP-400 1GB flash player & compare it with the DAH -1500i,I recently saw it on a UK site & it rated top flash player with even more bells & whistles & it accepts more formats too.Could you give me any info on these?Will it be available in the USA?

Anonymous on September 3, 2005 11:04 PM

PS…I’d like to see a car adapter for the DAH-1500i as well.

pulp on September 5, 2005 2:15 PM

I am considering buying one for listening to audiobooks. Does this unit have the ability to resume play at the exact point at which it was powered off?

Trilitai on September 5, 2005 9:49 PM

Hey Pulp: Yes, the Mobiblu 1500i has the ability to resume play at the exact point after you turned it off. =)

wendy on September 5, 2005 10:08 PM

I just got mine from and I must say I like it better than my ipod mini because its cute, pink, small, and the battery lasts longer than on my ipod mini…..amazing sound and amazing performance from such a small package… at the price of right under a hundred bucks how could you go wrong?? Glad I was able to get mine before the Christmas rush….

Maurizio on September 8, 2005 6:33 PM

Somebody asked a few days ago about the battery issue. I agree….if the battery does not hold charge anymore is it possible to replace it? And in case it is possible to do so where can someone get this battery, being the size so special.Also, I am reading a lot about the order of the songs, how they are played by the device; if I just transfer a bunch of songs the player will it order them into an alphabetical order? Any way around this so I can decide which song goes where? Can it be solved by typing a number before the song title? Please advise

EnzoTen on September 8, 2005 8:04 PM

Battery: I would say No the batter is not replacable. However, I am still trying to find out where to buy the batteries that are in the player. Theoretically, it is possible, but extreamly hard.Song List: The alphabetical problem occurs when you have really long file names. Then the Cube will not play the tracks in the right order. You can however rename the tracks to have the track numbers first, then it will play them in order.

Anonymous on September 10, 2005 8:01 PM

It requires a sync cable, therefore it isn’t comparible to the shuffle….

anonymous on September 12, 2005 8:53 PM

Extremely interested in purchasing one of these little guys. Will it be compatible with USB 1.1? I don’t have 2.0 on any system. I know the plain DAH-1500 is supposed to be 1.1, but I see the DAH-1500i is USB 2.0 and that concerns me. It’s backwards compatible, right? :) Thanks!

Post-punk on September 13, 2005 12:29 PM

Apparently nu2blu is going to load his mp3 player up with Fugazi…

casey on September 14, 2005 1:55 AM

yo, i just bought mine of wallmart waiting for it to get here

.. on September 14, 2005 1:56 AM

um question, whats the best wait to transport it so it doesnt drop and it wont break,? i thought about getting a silver chain and wear it as a necklace but i don know, please respond if ya can. my yahoo messanger name you can ask for if you awnna chat fast

Pico on September 14, 2005 4:12 PM

I received my pink 1500i 1gb a few days ago from Walmart. I adore it :o ) The sound quality is excellent, and the radio works surprisingly well for me (note: you have to hold it in your hand to get the best reception).

My other computer only has USB 1.1 compatibility and the unit works just fine – it simply takes longer to transfer files, obviously.

The necklace headphones work great when you’re listening to it because there is very little chance that the unit will fall or get pulled off (hiding it under your sweatshirt also helps if, say, it’s raining outside).

When I’m not using it, I put it inside a plush cellphone pouch to keep it from getting damaged, then I just toss it in my purse or wherever. The pouch is just big enough to comfortably hold the unit, the headphones, and a small keychain I attached to the lanyard.

Anonymous on September 14, 2005 10:47 PM

If I by the US version from Walmart, would I have any issues using it in Europe?

Anonymous on September 15, 2005 9:00 AM

No there should not be any problems using it in Europe, there are no special chargers, since is charges by USB.

Sulakshan on September 19, 2005 8:35 PM

Can I use it with Linux OS (Fedora) ?

Anonymous on September 19, 2005 11:59 PM

Do you plug it into the wall to charge it or is it a cigarette liter? And is the American version available in Canada? Anyone know?

Simon J Brookes on September 20, 2005 2:34 AM

I dont consider myself as a techno-phobe yet but I am having some problems with the menu system. While i am playing music how do I always get back to the menu items (e.g. sound, set-up etc)? Often, when I click the menu button I get taken to the directory structure. Then how do I get to the menu items once that is up? If I click menu again, it just selects the folder I am on and, even more annoyingly, if I press and hold the menu button at this point (with the directoroes visible) I get the message “all play songs” and it does exactly that, stops the song I am listening to and jumps to the root of the player to play all songs! It’s driving me mental! I’m probably doing something wrong as I have not seen any other posts on this issue but if anyone can help – please drop me a line.ThanksSimon

Simon J Brookes on September 20, 2005 10:43 AM

…however…having said that..I still love it!

proboez on September 20, 2005 11:37 AM

Sulakshan, if your Linux umass driver is fine, then there should be no problems. I am successfully using DAH-1500i under FreeBSD.

HELP on September 20, 2005 6:53 PM

HELP~ i have the same problem it shows the N in the battery and a laptop i DONT KNOW HOW TO GET IT TO CHARGE I NEED DETAILS FAST PLEASE

Anonymous on September 20, 2005 10:38 PM

Reset it. There is a post about it above or in the 1500 review

Derek on September 21, 2005 7:53 PM

I was just wondering, can you only put music that you’ve downloaded from certain downloaders on it, or can you put any music that’s in your computer on it? Can you buy a spare battery anywhere? And do you plug it into the wall to charge it, or what?

ron on September 26, 2005 11:32 AM

There is a car and ac charger combined for this little guy available at boxwave.comlink below can’t wait for walmart to ship my cube.does anyone know.. what are the options once all the juice from builtin battery runs out from the cube?

john on September 26, 2005 7:43 PM

FYI.. The car and ac charger for this little guy is available at http://www.boxwave.comsearch under mobiblu 15ooi for other accessories.I can’t wait for walmart to ship my cube

john on September 26, 2005 7:53 PM

1500i (US version) comes with only USB so you can only charge it while plugging it to computer’s USB port. although there is a seperate accessory available at for wall ac charger and car charger.

Jac on September 28, 2005 12:45 PM

>The only problem would be that it has an American FM tuner. European FM stations are further apart (or was it closer together?) than American FM stations, so the radio may tune to frequencies that may be slightly off.There is no power adapter included (it charges over USB) so no problem there.===Jac

ron on September 28, 2005 11:26 PM

I can’t believe walmart shipping. I ordered it sunday night and It came tuesday morning via UPS in 1 business days although it said it will take 7-10 days minimum. I was up and running this little baby in 10 minutes of arrival. I’ll be happy to answer any specific questions regarding cube.

Xonticus on September 29, 2005 12:47 AM

I see the way you transfer the songs is to just put them on the player as if the player is a mass storage device. I would like to know if storing jpegs, docs and other such files on it affects the performance at all, or does it just skip over those files?

proboez on September 29, 2005 11:02 AM

Discovered a couple of new bugs:

In addition to playing long filenames in reverse-alphabetical order, the DAH-1500i isn’t capable of fast-forwarding and rewinding through a VBR-MP3.

There’s also one minor bug: some VBR files are being displayed as 128K, although when you call some other function (for example, songlist), and then get back to the default screen, the bitrate is being displayed correctly.P.S. I DIDN’T upgrade my firmware. My version is 100.100.100. If somebody notices that the above-mentioned bugs have already been fixed in the version 100.100.105, please let me know.

capisano on September 29, 2005 7:01 PM

I did upgrade, and you can scan through VBR songs, though you can’t listen to them as you scan.

ron on September 30, 2005 10:25 AM

any idea on replacing the battery and availability .. the manufacturer’s website doesn’t have that info.Yes, you can store any kind of files.. doc, xls, jpgs., zips.. It will just skip over to next wma or mp3 while in playing mode.

jessi on September 30, 2005 7:08 PM

As the above poster, I’d like to know how the battery-life (how many recharges it takes before dying) and if there’s any chance of replacing it when thta happens? I’d hate to have to buy another player when that happens.I’ve seen in the dah-1500i official blog someone that got another rechargeable battery, and that you can switch batteries easily enough. Anyone has any information on that, please?

Hector on October 2, 2005 7:09 PM

How long does it take to charge???

ron on October 3, 2005 12:26 AM

as far ar battery recharging.. Initially before first use I let battery charge for about 3 hr.s as they mention in manual.. although it showed full charge indicator after 2 hours.. after that it chargrs to full capacity in about an hour..still no idea on replacing the battery when runs out of juice. I haven’t had guts to unscrew the player to see all guts in inside the cube to see how easy/hard the battery replacement is… maybe someone else can share that info..

Bako on October 3, 2005 3:12 PM

I just ordered mine a couple days ago, but I’m assuming standard USB charging equipment will work fine with the MobiCube (as I prefer to call it, since they can’t come up with a decent name).So, a little less hideous than the BoxWave options, and less expensive, you can find 3rd party chargers meant for the iPod Shuffle on Ebay (try link below) for only $7+$7 shipping. And that’s for both car and home. I’m just assuming USB power is going to be the same regardless of device; the BoxWave items certainly look generic too. If you can’t do this link, just search Ebay for “ipod shuffle charger car home” (without the quotes) and similar items should come up.

jessi on October 4, 2005 5:18 PM

OMG you can custom it T_T soo needs to hit the US..And doesn’t anyone have any info on battery life? =[

Bako on October 4, 2005 6:41 PM

Umm… I don’t know if those particular custom cases need to come over here any time soon, but I’m sure that, given its surging popularity, it’ll only be a few months before a rush of MobiBlu Cube accessories and customizations hit the U.S. Reviews that tested the unit listed battery life as lasting between 8 and 9 hours, depending on volume level, screen use, etc. Not great, but it’s the only downside, and it’s not that bad anyway.

Khoala on October 5, 2005 1:43 AM

i was wondering if you can.. charge and listen to it via a headphone jack splitter.. or whatever they are called.. you know.. 1 leads to 2 kinda thing..and an ac charger if you can’t via usb…. or would it damage the player?? any ideas?

EnzoTen on October 5, 2005 6:35 AM

No you could not charge it with a splitter beause is goes in to “charge mode” when it is plugged into USB or charger.

jabber1 on October 5, 2005 4:45 PM

I just got my dah-1500i yesterday, and I can’t get windows explorer to copy any type of file onto it. I charged it for 3 hours (as recommended in the instructions) before turning it on. The pre-loaded songs work fine, and the FM radio works as well. My computer recognizes it as an external USB mass storage device when I plug it into the USB 2.0 port, but when I try to copy a file to it, it just gives me an error that says: “Error Copying File or Folder”. I tried resetting the cube, rebooting my computer, etc. to no avail. I am using Windows XP, SP2. Anyone else run into this problem?

Bako on October 7, 2005 8:47 AM

I got mine yesterday too, and haven’t had any trouble with copying files over. The first time I did it, Windows Media Player offered to ‘automatically’ decide what to put on it, so I gave it a shot, just to see. WMP creates a directory structure that’s too deep for the Mobi, but the transfers did work. Since then I’ve done it normally, through explorer.I’m very disappointed with the FM radio reception, however. The main reason I won’t get an iPod is because I listen to the radio often, and now find that a pretty strong local station won’t come through at all on the Mobi cube. Does anyone have any suggestions for headphones that give better reception?

jabber1 on October 7, 2005 7:02 PM

Bako: I believe that the wire on the headphones acts as the antenna for the FM radio. I am using a set of Sony earbud headphones that work a whole lot better than the supplied (cloth-wrapped) earphones. So, try using a different set of headphones with the cube and see if that makes a difference.

Ray on October 8, 2005 2:39 AM

I’m thinking about buying the MobiBlU DAH-1500i it looks really cool.One question will it allow you to transfer downloaded music off of KaZaA into the MobiBLU?

2cool4school on October 10, 2005 7:21 PM

I just ordered mine so keep posting to check any new updates…

2cool4school on October 12, 2005 9:07 PM

I have a question does anyone know how to turn off the lcd screen while it is charging thanks for any ingo

proboez on October 13, 2005 11:36 AM

2cool4school: is there any special reason for that?

lemonade on October 14, 2005 9:51 PM

see how come US gets the better versions?!i live in canada and i wanna get this version but they only sell dah-1500s (without fm/voice recording/colors to choose from and lots more)i don’t think its fair. when will mobiblu sell these in canada?

dman on October 16, 2005 12:39 AM

Well, mine stopped working after 1 month, and the manufacturer has the worst customer service… Actually no customer service at all. So after trying fo 3 weeks, I returned it to Walmart. I think many people are having the same problem as me. Although a cool player, I wouldn’t recommend it.

AP14 on October 16, 2005 11:08 PM

For me, the radio sound quality is lacking more because the headphone plug fits loosely into the input jack. If you push the earphones all the way into the jack, you hear nothing. You have to wiggle the plug out a bit and then it works okay…at least until you move around too much. This just can’t be what they intended.Did anyone else have this problem? I just bought this and will exchange it for another one as the one I received may be a dud.

proboez on October 17, 2005 7:58 AM

2 dman: What exactly didn’t work? ‘Cause mine behaves strangely also.

AP14 on October 17, 2005 2:49 PM

2 dman:It’s a hardware connection problem. When you push in the headphone plug into the jack, there seem to be two levels. The “deeper” level is for the USB plug and the “more shallow” level is for the headphones. The headphones plug simply fits loosely into the jack. It’s like the hole on the unit is too big for the plug and therefore the sound is interrupted when the whole unit is jostled. The sound also goes on and off when you wiggle the headphone cord. Not a very good feature since the goal was to use it when jogging. Is your mobiblu behaving the same way? – AP14

proboez on October 20, 2005 7:13 AM

2 AP14: No, that’s not correct. Take the usb charger in your hand and compare the “audio” jack with the ordinary audio jack of your headphones. You’ll notice a couple more contact areas on the USB charger jack. That’s why the issue is not the “levels”, but contact areas. When you plug your headphones, they don’t have the contact with power/data areas of the player.In any case mine works just fine with ANY headphones. No interruptions.

adam on October 21, 2005 5:53 PM

whats the diffrence between the mp3s and the othere or form of music

Danny on October 25, 2005 7:47 AM

hi,how are u? Can u tell me DAH-1500i will show chinese word,cause i want buy one send to china.and they don’t know English,so that is why,i ask u?i’m sorry,my English still poorly,i hope you will understand,tell me now please!cause my girlfriend birthday come in soon,and she in i have to save time send mp3 to her,let me know answer Please! anywhy thank you very much

Chadd on October 27, 2005 9:51 PM

If you copyed a CD to windows meada player can you put it on it ???

Skeptic on October 30, 2005 4:10 AM

As far as the battery questions, once this thing is dead, its dead. Don’t expect a replacement or any support, regardless of how nice their website looks, this thing is made cheaply en masse in Korea…

LOL on October 30, 2005 4:17 AM

I love this gem from the warranty:Neither mobiBLU nor its third party suppliers make any other warranty or condition of any kind whether expressed or implied, with respect to the mobiBLU products, and specifically disclaim the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, satisfactory quality, and fitness for a particular purpose.

AbsolutZer0 on November 11, 2005 1:38 PM

For those of you who are wondering if the MobiBLUDAH1500i has a random/shuffle function, it can be located under Menu–>Settings–>Play Mode and move the slider all the way to the right (depending if you want random or random all).

Clint Bradford on November 11, 2005 8:56 PM

>>…battery questions…Don’t expect a replacement or any support…Their reps told me this morning at the Podcast convention in Ontario, California, that they will most certainly replace batteries when they wear out, and that they do not intend that process to be a money-maker for them. Ballpark figure is about $35 for a battery replacement.Clint Bradford

jesse on November 13, 2005 5:43 PM

How do i contact their “reps” if i want a replacement?

serpent_guard on November 14, 2005 3:43 PM

To all those who complain about not being able to listen to your music when it is charging: The thing needs to be linked to your computer to charge anyways, what to you have against routing the music through your computer?

Xcelerate on November 14, 2005 7:09 PM

Does anyone know if there is a way to write your own firmware in Assembly perhaps? (If you can replace it’s operating system, it’s programmable.)

Georgie on November 14, 2005 8:40 PM

I have just recieved my mobiblue dah-1500i and it seems to have some problems… It wil play mp3 files but not wmp. Does anybody have an idea of why this is? It seems to be working well in every other aspect. Strange!Thanks, Georgina.

The Bartman on November 15, 2005 4:04 PM

Just ordered from Wal-Mart… Lets see how this goes…

MatthewLee on November 20, 2005 8:20 PM

does anyone out there know of a belt clip available for this product?

George on November 22, 2005 8:45 PM

what is firmware?

EnzoTen on November 22, 2005 10:04 PM

Firmware is the embeded software in hardware in this case the MP3 player. Think of it as the operating system that runs the MP3 player. Firmware is stored in the hardwares ROM which can be updated by “flashing” it, or erasing the ROM and writing to it again.

0day on November 25, 2005 5:50 PM

hello!I posted a few days ago here .. but it seems my post was deleted ?:(I wanted to know ,if anyone has info about replacing the build in battery on the DAH-1500i.My cube only runs for about 4h anymore,and mobiBlue customer service only told me,that its very easy to change the battery by myself,but in the same mail,they tell me that they dont intend to sell those batteries right now :( if ANYONE has info where to get replacement batteries for the cube,please post it here and or email me !thanks in advance !

helen on November 26, 2005 6:55 AM

I am deciding between the ipod shuffle and this cube! Can you shuffle the songs on the DAH-1500i? or do you have to select the tracks in order for them to play?

Jabber1 on November 26, 2005 8:22 AM

You can shuffle the songs on the DAH-1500i as well.

Lex on November 27, 2005 3:03 AM

To whomever was asking: The cube supports Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages for the file names, but I don’t think it is able to show the menus in any foreign languages.

0day on November 27, 2005 10:06 AM

with the latest firmware 100.100.105 you can choose between english/german/italian/spanish/… for the user interface.

Josh on November 28, 2005 11:39 PM

Ordered my 1500i from today. As for the song order issue, so many have mentioned, if the firmware does not fix it, and you loath manually renaming your MP3s with track numbers in front of them, download iTunes! iTunes can organize all your filenames, folders and tags according to what you enter in the library and the format you give it. Then just take your properly filenamed songs and folders and run with them. Just an idea…

Paul on December 1, 2005 8:54 PM

I don’t have this yet, and I’m only 12. This is going to be the very first MP3 player that I’m getting. (For Christmas) Is this a good 1st MP3 player to get?

Scott on December 3, 2005 6:51 PM

I just bought one of the 1500i’s and I’m having a little trouble. I have stockpiles of songs my wife has downloaded from Walmart, they are in a protected wma format. I can’t get any of them to play, however they are suppose to be supported. The songs are recognized by the player, they just won’t play. Any suggestions? I have XP pro with MP 10.thanks

zach on December 3, 2005 6:58 PM

thanks 4 the great info

zach on December 4, 2005 12:06 AM

what does it mean by the songs are not in order does that mean like that 5 becomes in 12 spot and does it say the band name like mcr i need help im a fat dumba$$

Ashley on December 4, 2005 3:19 PM

i am really interested in this product. i need to know if it supports mac os 9.1. so get back to me when you can. thanks, ashley

Adam on December 7, 2005 8:46 AM

I have heard that it doesnt aphlabetise very well but on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being highest) what would someone rate it?

Mike on December 7, 2005 10:03 PM

ummm im about to get this for x-mas and i was wondering if someone could e-mail me the manual because im getting the 1g one off of ebay for 50$ but the only downside is it dosent come with the manuel and the disk so if some 1 could please send me the site to download the software for the mobicube and the manuel that would be great…. thanks for reading it and hopfully ill get and email from 1 of u…. o yeah and my email is “” (without the quotes) and thank you again…… Thanks :)

JenJen on December 8, 2005 6:36 PM

(This is a general question for all kinds of mp3 players)Can I plug this into some computer speakers and make the volume big? Would this work? Cool review, btw. :)

skyeeee on December 8, 2005 6:52 PM

dude kan u buy this cube mp3 player at wallmart or onli on the web…or what other storers u sell i tat….wtf….n is there realli tha manni problems wit it????????

amh on December 8, 2005 9:42 PM

I think this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. But I don’t like the rechargeable battery (unless I could buy a spare) and I don’t like the exclusive distribution from Wal-mart. Mobiblu did write me and I think indicated that the players would be available from other sellers after Christmas.12-year-old seeking first MP3 player – no I wouldn’t go with this one.amh

Josue, Costa Rica on December 9, 2005 11:42 AM

The problem is the battery, i want to buy one, but if the battery just be funtional by 6 months maybe is better look for another product. If anyone knows where find batterys and how change it, please post a comment.

chahleegee on December 9, 2005 9:19 PM

2 Mikegoto and download manual

Julia on December 9, 2005 11:21 PM

How does the MobiBLU DAH-1500i sound compare to the ipod shuffle? Does anyone know about how long the battery will last? And does anyone have experience with the replacement plans from wal-mart? A one year plan is $5.88 and a three years plan is $14.33, but will they replace the player if the battery dies? I read the whole contract but it’s a little confusing so I was wondering if anyone had fist hand experience. Thanks!

JIM on December 10, 2005 9:36 AM

I just bought 2 at the local Walmart.Has anyone tried playing the MobiBlu thru their car speakers via a FM modulator?Thanx, Jim

lexi on December 10, 2005 7:13 PM

i am getting a mobiblu for christmas i am so exicted i’ve always wanted an ipod but these are so cooler!!!where do you go to download music???

ashanti on December 10, 2005 7:14 PM

i am getting a mobiblu for christmas i am so exicted i’ve always wanted an ipod but these are so cooler!!!where do you go to download music???

Vizzue on December 10, 2005 9:28 PM

at lexi and ashanti:Download music at any store that sells in the correct format. I don’t think this player is one of the microsoft PlayForSure products, so meh. Just take some of your CDs, and use a ripper to rip them as whatever file type you want to your computer, and then drag them to your player. If you wanted to download music for free, don’t since it’s illegal. Go to some online store that sells in the correct format, or an easily convertable one. Remember that some store’s DRM doesn’t work too well on the Cube, so be careful.

Daniel on December 10, 2005 11:55 PM

Hye I’m getting on for xmas proabably and I was wonder…are the butttons hard to use since they’re not on the same saide as the screen?

ashanti on December 11, 2005 12:04 PM

what is the most popular colors for them???

EnzoTen on December 11, 2005 1:42 PM

ashanti: I looked throught the affiliate sales and black has sold the most. Pink has also sol surprisingly well. So i would say Black for a guy and Pink for a girl.

ashanti on December 11, 2005 2:08 PM

yeah,i’m getting a pink one. can you only order them online????because no one has them in stores where i live,Florida

Jenny on December 11, 2005 8:08 PM

Ashanti: I think you can only order them online at Walmart since they’re the only ones selling them in the US.

Quatin on December 11, 2005 10:39 PM

DO NOT ORDER THIS!!! I have purchased this product 2 X. Once the radio defected within 1 month. It took me 2 hours sitting at a walmart store talking between the customer service and the 1-800 person because they don’t know how to return it because we couldn’t find the slip on the box, even though I had the receipt and my bank statement. The second time I bought it, the whole unit broke within 1 week. I spent 1 hour and 2 trips to Walmart because the packaging slip was a “GIFT RECEIPT” and they would not take a gift receipt until I came back with a bank statement, the online receipt and demanded to talk to a manager. A friend of mine had also ordered the 1 GB version and it defuncted within 3 weeks. I’ve lost some $20+ on this thing because WALMART.COM does not refund shipping. Therefore if your unit breaks and it’s not your fault, you still have to pay for shipping for the new item and you forefit shipping costs of the previous order. I even contacted mobiBlu about their service warranty and haven’t heard from them for 2 MONTHS!When the player worked, it was fine. Decent signal/noise ratio low THD levels. I do not recommend buying this unless mobiBlu switches distributors to a more reliable source other than walymart.

Nancy on December 12, 2005 4:09 PM

I wanted to purchase this for my daughter who is 12 years old. Can you just download the songs I already have on my computer?

amy on December 13, 2005 10:06 AM

What song formats work on this player? I tried itunes as my children have ipods and the songs wouldn’t play on my Mobiblu. Also, I use this in the gym and the FM antenna does not work there. It works in my home, however. Can I try different headphones or do you have another suggestion to boost the signal? If I use different headphones, I can’t wear it as a necklace. Is there a clip available for it?

Drew on December 15, 2005 3:18 AM

I hope this product is more reliable than what Quatin has said. I’m a clumsy college student and probably need a durable yet stylish mp3 player and i plan on getting this one soon. So is anyone elses malfunctioning?

jessi on December 15, 2005 6:41 AM

hi! i got my mobiblu yesterday and i surely love it x3 but i have 1 problem: when i was gonna recharge it it didnt gave me a black screen, but instead an open screen with a little letter “n” inside a battery and the word ready, like it was waiting for me to put more music into it? how do i recharge it >

Misti on December 19, 2005 7:21 PM

In case anyone needs/wants it, here’s the contact information for the USA office for the manu. I called them this morning with a question (not support) and (accidentally, I think!) got someone live when I called the 888 # — so maybe the phone is better than email in this case:Hyun Won America, Inc.7241 GARDEN GROVE BLVD SUITE #EGARDEN GROVE , CA 92841TEL. (714) 901 4828FAX. (714) 901 48271-888-283-2580Good luck!

Dezi on December 24, 2005 10:29 AM

I am getting one for christmas but im worried that I will not be able to put the music i have already downloaded on my computer on to the player…any idea if it will work with it?

nicole on December 24, 2005 4:06 PM

has anyon had issues when you first charge it? Becuase I have charged mine for about 7 hours and it will not turn on or upload any songs to it.

ashanti on December 25, 2005 3:41 PM

i just got mine it is so cute!!!!

Joe on December 25, 2005 4:19 PM

I just opened mine for Christmas yesterday and it charged all night but the screen won’t come on. It does play though. Anybody know how to fix this? Thanks

Opal on December 25, 2005 4:47 PM

I just got a mobiBLU DAH-1500S from The Source in Vancouver, Canada. I can’t see a way to get songs onto it as my computer is not recognizing it as an mp3 player – I have Windows XP. The battery needs recharging and that may be why I can’t get songs on it yet, but I am not sure. I’m going to play with it for a few days, and if I can’t get it going, I will take it back to the store.

ashanti on December 25, 2005 6:27 PM

i need some major help,for some reason my computer won’t install the disk that it comes with!!!what do i do????do you even need to install the disk to be able to download songs???can you download songs at please help

Jon F on December 25, 2005 6:57 PM

what does the screen look like when it’s charging?

brittany on December 25, 2005 7:52 PM

ok.. i just got my new mini..and im having alot of trouble.. i cant figure out how to work it..the user manual doesnt tell you how to set anything up..when my usb is plugged it in just says ready.. i cant do anything else.. please HELP!!! i want to use it sooo bad

ashanti on December 25, 2005 8:40 PM

the battery on the player has an n inside it and it says ready

ashanti on December 25, 2005 8:47 PM

i have the exact same problem as brittany

dickweed on December 25, 2005 11:08 PM


serenity on December 26, 2005 12:45 AM

Hi! Everyone, I had the same problem: wouldn’t charge or load the file from the disk. I got mine today too and was a little upset. The problem I had is that I didn’t push the USB cord in far enough. It seemed like I was going to break it if I pushed harder but the entire silver part of the tip should be in. Once you get it all the way plugged in the computer will recognize it, charge it, and you can update the firmware (load the file from the disk).

James on December 27, 2005 4:58 AM

Would you recommend the mobiblu over the iPOD shuffle? Stupid question to ask on this website but I need an honest answer since those are the only options I have. I’ve been doing a lot of research and comparing and I really don’t know. I am leaning more towards the mobiblu since it has a visable navigation screan, and I imagine the iPOD shuffle is kinda like being blind, but from what I’ve read there seems to be a big number of complaints about the mobiblu so I really don’t know. Someone help me out, please. Would greatly appreciate it, thanks.James

JenJen on December 27, 2005 11:18 AM

James, I would rather get a MobiBlu just because it has many more functions than the iPod Shuffle and also because I think it works fine. I got mine a week ago and I’ve been using it a lot, and it charges easily, plays music well(good quality headphones), records your voice (that’s also a fine quality), and many more settings you can adjust. I honestly do not know how well the Shuffle works because I don’t own it, but it’s a good bet that most people would favor the MobiBlu.

SFO on December 27, 2005 6:53 PM

I bought a black one before Christmas from because it included the AC adaptor so that I could charge it when traveling without having to plug it into a computer. I have found that when it is charging the icon for the battery is just solid white. It doesn’t indicate the level of the charge. The only way I can find to check is to unplug it and then it shows the battery level?? Maybe I am not letting it charge all of the way up to where it should show the “n” and ready, but the battery shows the bars indicating it is charged fully.I am a novice when it comes to music files etc. I have found it VERY helpful to have gotten a reference book on the Windows Media Player since the MobiBlu doesn’t come with it’s own software.Also I have a really ignorant question. When the files or the radio is playing after a few seconds the screen goes blank but the music continues to play. It no longer indicates the song or radio station. Is this what is supposed to happen or is there a snazzy file I am missing that says MobiBlu or something?Thanks everyone.

TomW on December 27, 2005 9:15 PM

I am returning both of mine tomorrow. One lasted 20 minutes and the display crashed. The other is beginning to show signs of problems. (vertical gaps in the display) I tried to reformat,reset, installthe firmware etc. the display still has gaps on one and the other plays for 10-20 minutes and then thedisplay crashes and it stops playing…. no supportvia e-mail…and no one answers the phone support…THEY REALLY SUCK….regards,Tom W

Kate on December 27, 2005 10:48 PM

I have the same problem Tom, but I’m back home in Australia now and am not holding my breath about getting any international tech support from Walmart. I have vertical and horizontal gaps in the display, which first appeared after using the player for only a few hours. They are getting worse – I’m hoping there’s some way to fix it without dealing with Walmart.. :S any suggestions?

TomW on December 27, 2005 11:13 PM

Hi Kate,Wish I could help, but customer support doesn’t respond to any e-mail and they do NOT answer the phone. I may try to re-install the firmware…eventhough others have said it doesn’t help. I think the display problem will only get worse… it is a hardware type of defect. That is, the display (organic light emitting diodes OLED’s) are a relatively new thing and seem prone to failure.If I can re-install the firmware and fix the display problem I will post again…with the results. Not much help for now.regards,TomW

Kate on December 28, 2005 12:36 AM

Thanks anyway,
I have the number for the Australian distributor of the mobiblu products, but they don’t seem to be working this week, so will keep trying. The thing with that is that the cubes are not yet available here and the Australian distributor re-markets the mobiblu products under a different name…(so even if they are helpful, they can’t replace this product).

Walmart’s website is pretty hazy on the return policy, it says that for electronics (“computer hardware” but there doesn’t seem to be a more fitting category for the cube) returns have to be within 15 days of purchase, in which case I can’t go down that track anyway – it takes that long to post things to the states from here!

Good luck with yours,

Steve Summers on December 29, 2005 12:28 PM

MobiBlu DAH-1500i – Workaround (fix, soultion,) for problem with tracks playing back out of order (not alphabetical playback:)(Mine came with the 100.100.105 bios, (and the AC charger.)) I read somewhere re-copying tracks back to the player in order, might make them play in order. I did that, it didn’t work, my tracks were still out of order.I put an ‘a’ and a ‘b’ and a ‘c’ etc in front of track filenames in one folder, and a ’01′ and a ’02′ and a ’03′ etc in front of track filenames in another folder, and the player put them in order. So it does playback tracks alphabetically, it’s just that IT CAN ONLY ALPHABETIZE TO THE SIXTH CHARACTER, (which I figured out by trial and error!) So good news, you can control your playlist order! Please let others know this! I couldn’t find any info on it anywhere on Google.The MobiBlu DAH-1500i with the 100.100.105 bios: ONLY ALPHABETIZES TO THE SIXTH CHARACTER.Thanks!:O)-Steve

JTP on December 29, 2005 2:19 PM

So, my little player MUST be recharging its battery despite the screen not appearing like this one. here…because while it says “Ready”, there’s also an image of a battery with an “n” (for electricity) in it. And, of course, while it’s like this I’m transferring music on and off at the same time.I still feel like there’s something amiss =0/ since it isn’t like the screen shown on the website.

SBKd00mz on December 29, 2005 3:37 PM

Just got this – and I LOVE IT.1000X better than any apple product. Plus, it just shows up on a windows PC as a removable drive – just like a flash card for a camera or a thumb drive.This thing is awesome.

mistergar on December 29, 2005 4:57 PM

Hi all, I’m new to MP3 and not too tech savvy at that. I got a 1500i for xmas and started playing with it. I use an iBook with OS X and iTunes. I loaded 33 songs (after changing them to MP3) onto the cube and filled it. I erased all the files. The display on the cube says it has 990 mb, but my desktop says there’s only 166 mb available (after I erased everything). Am I missing something? Is there something taking up 700+ mb of memory that I can’t see? I tried resetting it to no avail. I like my cube, but I want it to hold more than 33 tracks. Please help!

Clueless on December 29, 2005 7:54 PM

Hey i got one for christmas and i am totally clueless how to work it.. Yeah i figured some of it out but where do i download music legally what site does it work with the mobiblu 1550i?

spykidd on December 29, 2005 8:09 PM

HELP!For some reason I cannot even download songs onto my cube. I have tried installing and re-installing the CD (which only contains the MP3 Update, right?) and try to copy and paste songs into the removable disk and formatting it, but my cube keeps saying “No File.” I’ve been doing this for two days now, and I can’t get it to work. Am I doing something wrong? Please help! I’ve never had an mp3 player before!

spykidd on December 29, 2005 10:15 PM

Arrggggggggghhh… I’m going to chuck this thing against the wall. I guess I accidentally got something when I opened Windows Media Player while the USB/cube was connected, as I got a pop up screen that said it was going to synchronize my music tracks onto the player (which it did, onto the Removable Disk file), but then I tried formatting it, and nothing happened again! It still says “no file.” Someone please help me. What am I doing wrong?

Lyndsay on December 31, 2005 12:15 AM

Ok I got a mobiBlu 1500i for christmas and when I put it into my USB port it says it isnt recognized. I have Windows XP Service Pack 2. I’ve called my computer company (Dell) and researched on about this problem and I haven’t found any answers. It just won’t work. It works on my sister’s comp, which is the same as mine, but it won’t work on mine. I’m getting really frustrated. If I can’t get this fixed I’m going to take it back. Someone please help me!!!!

Jabber1 on December 31, 2005 8:18 AM

Lyndsay:I have the same problem that you do. My mobiBlu doesn’t work on my home computer, but it works fine every time on my office computer (both Dells). I talked to someone at Dell support that actually helped me out. My computer was trying to assign the same drive letter to the mobiBlu as another USB component I had plugged in. He gave me a procedure that (sort of) fixed the problem.1. Restart your computer;2. Hit F2 at the Dell Logo screen;3. Turn on Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock;4. In the new screen that comes up, press the following key combinations:ALT and E;ALT and F;ALT and B;5. If your computer does not restart itself, press ESC and save the changes and exit.Let me know if this helps you out.

aman on January 1, 2006 1:14 AM

Hey, i’m looking for a spare USB cord (for the mobiblu cube) to use at work. Any one know where i can buy one? I’ve tried and ebay, froogle.

korian on January 1, 2006 2:46 PM

To: spykiddi have similar problem ilke you for 2 months.i cant put any songs into the comp recongize the drive with 0 mb, when i try to format, it say “this drive cannot be fomrat”.i just update the firmware, now my comp will read the cube with 992 mb, n i can put song into it now. hope this will help u ^o^PS- the update failed 2 times before i get it success.

EnzoTen on January 1, 2006 4:48 PM

aman the charger cable is on the mobiblu web site for sale.

Pam on January 1, 2006 7:57 PM

I just bought one of the 1500i’s and I’m having a little trouble. I have stockpiles of songs my wife has downloaded from Walmart, they are in a protected wma format. I can’t get any of them to play, however they are suppose to be supported. The songs are recognized by the player, they just won’t play. Any suggestions? I have XP pro with MP 10.thanksPosted by: Scott at December 3, 2005 06:51 PMI’m having this same problem can anyone help?

VRIDGE on January 2, 2006 6:13 PM

I had the same problem with my cube displaying “no file” after it looked like music downloaded perfectly. I sent an email to Mobiblu, but never got a response. I’m going to return this one. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know! I see a few others have had the same problem.

Kevin on January 2, 2006 11:45 PM

My 13 year old daughter just purchased one tonight. Unfortunately only one was left in the store and it was BLUE, and NOT PINK, as she had wanted LOL. This is one AMAZING player!!! I loaded the included software on my PC, immediatly updated it from MobiBLU’s website, and reformatted this little cube. I have had no problems with song downloads whatsoever. I had many already on my PC and my daughter had a music giftcard from Walmart and all these downloaded and played flawlessly. I LOVE it!!! My daughter has been giving me the “dad, it’s my MP3 player, NOT yours” looks all night because I can’t quit playing with it!!! All the features blow me away and navigating the menu is a breeze. I highly reccomend this product to anyone looking for a quality player.

JenJen on January 3, 2006 5:00 PM

I must agree totally with Kevin! Great player…just awesome. I experimented with plugging in computer speakers in the player, and it works just like any other cd player or stereo. Yeah, the sound’s a bit smaller than cd players, but it’s pretty nice. You can listen to music anywhere and share it with others at the same time.I highly recommend it. And plus, it’s made in Korea!! Great craftmanship, those Koreans :D

Justin on January 4, 2006 11:11 AM

It seems like I’m the only one who has this problem….According to reviews, my DAH-1500i is supposed to be able to recognize an unlimited number of folders. This is not the case. No matter what I do, I can only get it to see 50 folders. I tried uploading 260 some-odd songs, in 121 folders (I like to have the folders so I can choose songs by one specific artist and not have to scroll through 260 raw mp3s). It only “sees” 101 songs in 50 folders when in reality there are 260 songs in 121 folders. I know they’re on the device, because I can see them when I explore the drive in windows. Any way I can get this thing to see all my songs? I’m going crazy. Maybe a firmware upgrade (or downgrade?) would help. Currently have 100.100.105. Thanks in advance.

Revan on January 4, 2006 3:12 PM

Many of the questions can be answered by reading the FAQS on the Mobiblu website.
Q. Why is my DAH-1500i NOT TURNING ON? (Also Help the computer recognize the device
Go to START -> ALL PROGRAMS -> MP3 Update -> Update.
Connect the DAH-1500i USB Cable to the Computer.
Press “PLAY” Button first and then press “RST” Reset Button for 3-5 seconds at the same time.
Computer will recognize the MP3 Player.
Click “START” to begin Updating the Firmware.
After the firmware update, Turn on the MP3 Player and Start to listen to your favorite music.

Q. Why are some WMA files (Songs from Walmart)not playing in my DAH-1500i MP3 Player?
When WMA have been protected within Windows Media Player, the files are then unable to be copied and sent to the MP3 player.
This will cause the files to be seen, and will not appear or playback within the MP3 player.
To play and transfer DRM WMA supported Files :
Windows XP (Pro – Home)[Using Windows Media Player version 9.0]

Open Windows Media Player and go to Tools / Options / Copy Music.
Once Copy Music, un-check the option titled ‘Protect Content’.
Click on ‘Apply’ then Click ‘OK’.

2.) Transfer DRM WMA file from the PC to MP3 Player.
Connect the USB cable to your MP3 Player.Open “ Windows Media Player ”.
On the left hand side, Click “Copy to CD or Device”
Drag & Drop the WMA DRM files on the left column side underneath where it says ‘Items to Copy’(drag & drop the selected WMA DRM files).
On the Right column where it says ‘Items on Device’, select the “Removable Disk Drive (Drive)”.
(The Removable drive is your MP3 drive).
Click “Copy” on the top right hand side.
( The WMA DRM files will be copy directly to your MP3 device ).
Unplug the USB cable and enjoy listening to your wma files.

Katie the Girl on January 4, 2006 3:58 PM

I’m having the same problem as mrgarr. I put about 4 cd’s worth of music onto my cube and then it said it was full part of the way through a 5th cd. I’m thinking that my problem has to do with the format the songs. I’m thinking that they’re in the same format that comes off of a regular cd and not in the proper mp3 format. (When I burn cd’s they are not in mp3 format.) Could this format issue be my problem?

Matt on January 8, 2006 4:50 PM

I love almost everything about this player. my only problem is the lack of a belt clip/armband. when i purchased the cube i envisioned it’s main use as an mp3 player to use while i work out, but that is made difficult by the lack of a belt clip. i emailed mobiblu before purchasing the cube and they ensured me that the accesory would be released by them soon. however it is nearly 2 months later and i have not found one to be available. is anyone aware of a belt clip and/or arm band available for the cube?

EnzoTen on January 8, 2006 6:09 PM

Matt: It works real well for me at the gym just by using the necklace and tucking it into my shirt.Or you can pick up a armband from another brand such as SanDisk. It’s so small it will fit into nearly anything.

sam on January 9, 2006 5:28 PM

can you put music on the player from a free music download program? wil it work?

John on January 12, 2006 1:53 PM

My player suddenly cannot pley back mp3 files! wma play just fine, but no mp3 playback is possible. Anyone else has had this problem??please help!!!

Miki on January 14, 2006 3:09 AM

can somebody tell me how to erase the voice recorded files?Thanks!

ANON on January 15, 2006 1:04 AM

this makes me happy, i got it yesterday aand ahve been listening nonstop- it will only play mp3 and not m4a. i use a mac, and i had an ipod but it got stolen but i wish i wouldve gotten this before my ipod. the necklace thing is really awkward and i dont think anyone will actually be wearing it, so i’mi gooing to be searching for headphones soon. it makes me so happy and yeah.. the N is for when its charging, when its done, it will show a picture of a whole battery. i never really read the instructions unless i got fustrated.. like trying to get to the menu… with the music/fm/settings/etc… yeahh you hold the button highly recomended- really small and cute and addictign!

Peggy on January 15, 2006 4:51 PM

I was looking at players and come across the DAH-1500i.. it looks so cute, but how many songs does it hold??

Nick on January 16, 2006 3:35 PM

I live in Canada, more precisely Ontario, and the cube is available at The Source, and i wanted to know is the MP3 there the exact same one they sell in the state?

Tank123007 on January 17, 2006 5:12 PM

I just got the player yesterday but i can only get clear radio reception outside. Is there anything i can do to boost the clarity?

Proboez on January 17, 2006 5:25 PM

To all of you (and EnzoTen, if you’re reading :-) : I have been using DAH-1500i since August and I should say no serious problems occured.Though there were several annoying things which I managed to fix.1) TO ALL OF YOU WHO DON’T GET THE PLAYER RECOGNIZED UNDER WINDOWS: Always plug it into the ROOT usb hub (i.e. one of the USB-jacks on your motherboard). DON’T PLUG IT INTO MONITOR STAND, STAND-ALONE HUB ETC!!!!2) With 100.100.100 firmware the battery charge indicator always indicates this small lightning bolt. So you never know precisely whether your battery is completely charged or not. Just upgrade to 100.100.105 – there’s a new indicator there that fills with blue color when the battery is fully charged.3) If after some time you mobiBLU stops playing MP3s (or reboots suddenly) – time to reload firmware. My guess is that the player encounters some “badly formed” MP3 file (for example with incomplete headers) which in turn damages it’s brains a bit. In any case reloading the firmware does the job.P.S. I have my DAH-1500i perfectly working under FreeBSD, so don’t tell me you can’t get it cranked up under Windows XP :-)

former ipod user on January 18, 2006 11:48 PM

QUESTION. how do you charge it if a computer is not handy. like when one takes it on vacation? is there a usb adapter??

Aaron on January 19, 2006 3:16 AM

Is there an answer to the battery questionyet?Is there one available?Can you send outto have it changed?What is the life of a battery?ANYONE???????????????

WesFX on January 20, 2006 10:51 PM

Ok, I figured something out.The 1500i only has the capacity for 50 folders, but 2 of those have to be used for the Voice and FM folders. Hopefully they can fix this in a firmware upgrade, because I’m left with 39 more folders (I name folders after artists) that I have to remove the files from and place in another single folder (in ABC order) so they even show up. It’s a bit frustrating not being able to have unlimited folders.

glor on January 23, 2006 10:51 AM

OMGOGMJOGMOGMOGMGOMGOMGOMcan someone tell me how to charge this stupid cube. its not charging or showing that picture. and i just downloaded the update or watever it is. and not its writing all this junks on my cub e_e. and its gonan be useless if i catn even charge my stupid cube.omhomhogmogmasomasogmasldkfhklasfhaksjfhsjkfhask

:( someone wnana help me.

Britt on January 28, 2006 8:50 PM

hey can you help me?i heard that my MobiBlue dah-1500i which has 512 MBs holds 500 songs…so why can i only get up to like 160?

none on January 29, 2006 2:11 AM

Um, I’m 11, and I just bought this player. I want one of those cases, the snoopy one (perferably) but I have no idea where to find them! Can anyone help me? It seems as if no one know, but hey, maybe someone does!

none on January 29, 2006 2:29 PM

Britt- from what I’ve been reading, I can tell that it can hold a different number of songs- ranging from 150 to 500, and this is because some songs are different types of files. I hope this helps!

Karen on January 30, 2006 11:27 PM

I’ve had this since early December. Unfortunately, I can’t find the FFFFing shipping receipt to take it back to Wal-Mart. It was doing fine until last week, when it suddenly LOST IT’s Mind! Has anyone else had this problem, where it starts to play everything in fast forward? Sounds like all the singers are on helium? DRIVING ME NUTS! Mobilblu support is non-existent. If someone here can’t help me, I will sell it on ebay and buy an Ipod :(

SomeGuy on January 30, 2006 11:45 PM

For those who are having problems…UPDATE THE BLOODY FIRMWARE!!!!All the support you need is right above you, there are numerous post on people having problems and fixing them! and telling you how to fix them!!!READ THE COMMENTS FOR HELP!

Karen on January 31, 2006 11:18 AM

Thank you for yelling at me, SomeGuy, but maybe I don’t know how to update the firmware. Maybe I am tech retarded and would just like to listen to the damn thing. How do I update it?

atticus on February 5, 2006 12:49 AM

I just got my mobiblu (1500i) and it’s freaking out: suddenly, it thinks it only has 704 KB available though in reality doesn’t have anything on it. I had a bunch of stuff on there, but deleted them because I wanted to put new stuff on it. I’ve tried resetting it, and I can’t upgrade firmware becaus eI have a Mac. Does anyone know what I can do?? Any help greatly appreciated!!

Kyle on February 5, 2006 1:51 PM

PLAYING IN TRACK ORDERFor everyones complaints about it not playing in the cd order, it plays in alphabetical order just not cd order, the best thing to do which i did is if you have windows media player, when you rip music customize it so it rips the track number,, Tools>Options>CopyMusic>FileName then click the track number box and then it will play in cd order, or just open the removable device folder and rename all the songs in the order you want with numbers 01, 02, 03, 04 if you number it 1, 2, 3, and go up to 11 it will start out playing with 11 then go to 1, 2, 3, so better to name it 01 02 03. im pretty sure there isnt a way for a upgraded firmware to play the tracks in cd order which is what everyone wants, unless it were to read the date copyed in which then it would start with the first track but mobiblu obviously came up with the cube they could come up with a way to fix it, and they need to make it, like everyone said, so that there is no spaces between the tracks because pink floyd doesnt sound good with spaces. for now just rename your track and you should be just fine playing in track order. but im sure that no upgrade will change the ability to play in track it just depends on how you copy and the name the music.MORE SONGSif you want to be able to fit more songs on your player, simply change the formats a little bit. when ripping music for windows media player, TOOLS>OPTIONS>COPYMUSIC you want to make sure that it is copying .WMA you dont want .MP3 or variable bit rate because they take up alot of memory and you cant play .WMA lossless on the player so thats out of the question. then after the option of the type of file change audio quality, i have my audio quality set at 48 Kbps and i cant tell the difference between 300 Kbps.48 takes on average 4:00 minute song, 1.5 mb while 300 Kbps takes up a wopping 11 mb, after you have your settings checked make sure you dont have protect music checked because that might be why you cant play your music. this process will save space and give you more music. for example my settings are .WMA 48 Kbps i have 430 songs on my player and still have 230 mb left out of the 920 mb it comes with (it comes with 1024 mb but with settings and license managment its really around 900) and it says can hold 500 and im telling you i could fit probly 100 or 2 more maxing out at over 500, so if you get your settings right you can hold alot of songs and not just 2. Windows media player when installed rips at 192 Kbps so thats why some of you are only geting 100 songs on your 512 mb and 200 on your 1 gig a simple chang of your sound quality with change that.WONT PLAY MUSICif your player wont play the music you put on it ther are a couple of reasons, your format for music is LossLess (or other type of format) which the mp3 player wont read (they will probly soon come out with a firmware update that will play for formats like mp4 and lossless but for now the only formats for 1500i are .MP3 .WMA and .WMA DRM) so you need to recopy all your music under the 3 main formats (read above on that) and put the must back on your player. Second you used a file manager to transfer over (thats the highlight, drag, and drop method) and as quick as that is i find that sometimes some of my music wont play, and that is the music that i didn’t copy under the .WMA 48 Kbps, the music that wont play is misc music that i have that is 192 Kbps (not that that has anything to do with it ( the 192)) that was copyed on a another compter that my have been copy protected, but i find the easiest way to overcome this is to instead of file transfer, use Windows Media Player and Copy to CD or Device and after i use that my music works just fine. those are the reasons i can think of right now on why your music wont play.If you noticed i talked about Windows Media Player alot because thats what i have and use and if you have mac or dont have WMP im sure that your Music Player/Riper will have ways to change the formats and rip with track number but im sorry youll have to figure them out and i recomend get windows media player or dumping the horible system of mac and geting windows.COMPUTER WONT READmake sure the driver is installed properly and if you were in a hurry to listen to this wicked awsome player and didnt resart your computer after yo installed it go ahead and restart it make sure your player is pluged in and the light is on and you should be good to go.For The Futurei hope they will soon come out, if at all, with a firmware update which does the followingTrack Order (if possible)Gapless of all thingsMore Formats so i can play napster & losslessand more EQ settings would be niceand mabey a way so that it says your name on the opening screen. just make it so that this player is ridiculously better and everyone is jelous because they got the ipod insteadThis is my comment on how to fix your player and i hope it was of help to you.i will probly never visit this site again so if you have any questions email me and i will try to answer them. l_elyk_l@yahoo.comI am a proud owner of a black 1 gb 1500i and for the most part do not mind every 2 seconds everyday at school “what is that?”

Kyle on February 5, 2006 2:04 PM

its kyle again and i read through some of the comments and just had to postin regards to “it says unlimited folders”yes thats what is says on the box but really can you believe unlimited when folders take up space and you only have 1 gig, and besides that i dont recall where i read this but it was at the website it says that it will only read 50 folders, just thinking about it, it can have unlimited folders but will only read 50 on the lil screen.and when i read ” i downloaded tons of protected music but it wont play” if you to the point of ripping hair out because it wont play music there is one final option. make sure you are connected to the internet and have the licenses downloaded for all your music that is copy protected copy that music to a cd and rip it so that is isnt copy protected any more with Windows Media Player, but thinking of it if you are file transfering downloaded music its going to be protected, if you use windows media player and Tools>Options>copymusic make sure copy protect music is not selected then copy to device through windows media player and you should be good.

Kyle on February 5, 2006 2:14 PM

i noticed that people are saying alot that they “can only hold 33 tracks” and “its says with no music that only 100 kb memory left”now i havnt had a problem with this yet and to try to give you some incite with this. When you open file manager (like My Documents) go to at the top View>FolderOptions>View then you should get a list of advanced folder options and under the option Hidden make sure that it is clicked show all files, then go to your removable device ( on my computer it shows up as, E: ) and make sure there are no unesicary files taking up space on your player,, or reset at the bottom of player,, or reinstall firmware. if that doesnt help contact technical help at website or idont know if you can call them or not?

Macuser on February 11, 2006 3:08 PM

Before I buy this, I see there are problems that only updating the firmware will solve. Except the firmware is only for Windows apparently as there are lots of .exe files and the read me docs are quite specifically for windows.I see Mobiblu SAYS it works on a Mac with drag and drop, but if I need firmware updates, am I SOL?

Tim Stewart on February 13, 2006 7:06 PM

Newbie help needed:When I plug the AC charger into the Mobiblu USB cable and then the other end into the Mobiblu DAH-1500i itself, the unit turns on and displays the current song.In the instructions it says to turn the player off but if I turn it off it comes right back on again, unlike when I plug the USB cable into my computer, when it displays the connection.Will it charge that way or am I doing something wrong?TIA

JasonG on February 14, 2006 3:40 AM

Does this thing take .m3u playlists?

Krys on February 15, 2006 8:25 AM

I am considering buying this also, but I believe I shall wait until the 2GB one comes out and maybe even longer then that because with new products, things always take time to perfect. Just my advice based upon all the above comments.

jess on February 17, 2006 12:02 AM

the 2 gig is out. I ordered a silver one from mobiblu’s site. It’s only 10$ more than a 1gig nano and it gets free priority shipping : )

Jimbo2K6 on February 22, 2006 2:30 PM

There really is a serious customer service problem with these guys. They do not respond to email requests for support. Their phone support leaves you in voicemail la-la land. I’ve got a dead player no amount of firmware upgrades will fix, and cannot get through to anyone.Anyone know of a working mobiblu voicemail mailbox number I can use?

marta on February 22, 2006 7:58 PM

id like to know how many songs you can put in it?

marissa on February 24, 2006 2:41 PM

I was having some trouble playing all the songs on my mobiblu cube, but I took the time to read all the posts on this website, and finally found the problem. Someone wrote that the file capacity of the cube isn’t very big. When using the Windows Media Player, I found you need to adjust some settings. Go into Tools, options, click on the devices tab, and uncheck the box that says that it will make folders for you. Then it also helps to manually set the sync speed to 64kbps. It still sounds good to me. I hope this is understandable and helps because I was ready to pull out my hair. By the way, I appreciate this website. It was helpful to hear the solutions offered. But I am so sick of seeing those ipod people complain, they should go to a website where they can complain to people who care.

Rachel on February 26, 2006 5:57 PM

This is for Jabber:I have a Dell too and I tried the Num Lock, Caps Lock, ALT E, Alt F, Alt B trick and now I have an A: drive on my computer, not the removable F: drive I want in order to see the Mobiblu. What’s the way to undo this? I was able to see the Mobiblu once when I started my computer and had it plugged into the USB drive but not since then. I simply can’t get it to work.

Ian on February 27, 2006 6:20 PM

I found a website that sells a 3.6V 110 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable bettery for around 13-14 USD with shipping, its $5 for the battery itself, and for UPS ground to my zipcode, it is $8.61. There’s a lot of different methods of shipping, but obviously next day will cost more. I think the shipping is so much because lithium might be considered a chemical of something…

Scroll down a ways, and there should be a chart. Someone above said look for a battery with the most mAh, but I know nearly nothing about elcetricity. All these batteries and 3.6V and there is a 110 mAh and a 160 mAh. If someone could reply as to which is better, that would be great. I currently do not own a MobiBlu Cube, but I’m thinking about getting one in May. I hope this helps anyone looking for a new battery.P.S. Sorry for the novel.

Dick on March 2, 2006 2:43 PM

For Tim Stewart: Just plug it in and it will charge.For all: My Mobiblu worked fine for 2 weeks daily play and AC charging. Then I could not get into the “settings” mode. It would freeze and only the reset turned it off. I could still play my files but nothing else (i.e. FM). One week later it would not turn on. The blue note displayed but would go no further. Had to reset it to turn it off. I downloaded the update software from their site and ran it on my Mobiblu. That got all functiona back. Of course, the format function which ran wiped out all the files, but I anticipated that. I really think that the software is unstable and I hope the company upgrades it soon.

HunterX on March 3, 2006 2:38 PM

Anybody else in Canada having trouble conducting a firmware update for the DAH-1500S ? I’ve copied the two files to the root of the Mobiblue 1500S and then stopped the USB drive. At that point the unit is supposed to indicate that it’s upated the firmware; it does nothing instead. HELP!!! I’ve tried a reset, I’ve tried holding the play button and a reset, I’ve tried formating the unit, NOTHING. HELP!?!? Anyone!?!?

anonymous on March 9, 2006 3:16 PM

umm, for all those who live in cold climates, do you experience a loud whine after you try to turn it off after its been playing in cold air? and then the “bye!” message remains on the screen? Also, sometimes it will not play, but just remain on the blue note until it runs out of batteries, any suggestions?

saraz on March 11, 2006 7:15 PM

hii want to know about sound quailty of dhh 200 and dah 1500iwhich one has better soundu say200The sound quality on the DHH-200 is average. It’s not bad1500iI would rate the sound quality as slightly better than the average flashwhich one has better sound plz tell me iimmediatelyim in buying…..thankX

f on March 13, 2006 12:23 PM

I rather it not play in alphabetical order. I like how it plays in the order I put it in.

Ryan Fenton on March 13, 2006 9:56 PM

I’ve got a 1 gig Dah-1500i. It’s worked nice for a couple of months. Unfortunately, now I can’t get any computer to recognize it to either update it, or to add files to it. It works just fine to play what I have on it, and it will recharge using the cable… but nothing works to get at it from any computer.I’ve tried 4 different systems with all the USB slots, I’ve tried all the combinations I could find to reset the unit using the RST and play buttons, etc. It just seems that either the cable or the player just stopped working, literally overnight. The system it was attached to had a very nice UPS equipped to prevent power surges.I hope the guys at MobiBLU tech support contact me back soon.Ryan Fenton

Noah Senzel on March 15, 2006 10:46 PM

u can also get ac adapter/car charger/wrist strap at >_

Tim Stewart on March 26, 2006 3:57 PM

thanks, Dick.I bought the little USB adapter and so am rarely using the ac charger now.I did discover that the Mobiblu will work from a USB hub (as well as the card in the back of the computer) after you update the bios.Then if you let the battery discharge completely til the unit shuts off it’ll no longer work on a hub and you have to plug it into the back of the computer or into the AC charger for a few minutes, otherwise it recognizes then releases over and over.Thanks again!

Tim Stewart on March 26, 2006 4:00 PM

Another newbie question:Can you make .b4s playlists on your computer then save them in the Mobiblu?tia

Mac User on March 29, 2006 5:17 AM

My comments as a Macintosh user. (OS X 10.3.9). The iPod is in my future, but I’m waiting for nanos to get bigger, so I bought one of these in the meantime, plus I like its design eye candy. :)

Not recommended if you don’t have ready access to a Wintel PC. In the six weeks I’ve owned this, the firmware has glitched twice, and the software they provide (on CD and website) is only for Windows. I haven’t tried emailing them about this yet, but looking at the comments above, I don’t have high hopes.

The first time, it stopped playing MP3s; often resetting itself. The radio tuner worked, but not without issues. I was able to use a friend’s PC to reset the firmware (from 100.100.100 to 100.100.105) and things ran fine until this week. The radio was the first to go, then the music playing function, and now it’s stuck at the startup screen. That aside:

  • ~6 hours per charge (128k or 160k MP3s didn’t matter)
  • Bass felt a little weak.
  • Random function seems to focus on a few folders, then goes sequential after a while.
  • The clock function would often forget the time.

I’d put up with the firmware issue if they have update software for Mac OS, but I’m already considering “switching” or going back to my Minidisc.

Mac User on March 29, 2006 5:27 AM


Shot in the dark, have you tried reformatting it? I bought mine second hand and there were songs on it already. Those played fine, but the Cube wouldn’t show up as expected when I connected it to my Macintosh.

It wasn’t until I reformatted it with the (OS X) Disk Utility did it start working with my computer

Julie on March 30, 2006 7:17 PM

I have, like some of you, had problems getting my computer to properly recognize the cube. I have had the similar problem as others where it would say it could not open the file or not find the file. I have found that if I turn the cube on (while not attached to the computer of course) and hold in the reset button for about 5 seconds, and THEN connect it to my computer this often solves the problem. I have only tried this a few times so far, so I might update if I find it to be more or less reliable, but for now maybe this will help some of you.

Jennifer on April 4, 2006 3:45 PM

I bought the Mobi Cube about 6 months ago, since it’s so small i started shoving it into my pants pocket while at work, and now one of my ear buds won’t work, just wondering if it’s possible to buy another pair seperately, since i like hanging it around my neck and need a pair of earphones that clip into my cube?

Cameron on April 12, 2006 8:52 AM

my mobi blu well not work the start screen just keeps playing over and over again and it will not respond.I have to push the reset button to even turn it off. HELP!!!!

shelby on April 14, 2006 9:50 AM

I have had this for about 2 months now, and i put all of my music on it… but it WIL NOT let me reset it for anything…. I dont know what to do

kavish on April 19, 2006 7:59 AM

When i tried to upgrade the firmware, everything worked fine and it said upgraded successfully! but 5 secs after when i switch it on again, the screen looks like as if it it crashed! and when i try to recover the old firmware it says “now in recover state,and select the firmware file for recovering please!’, it then says UNKNOWN FLASH TYPE! any idea of whats happening? yes anyone who can help me out can mail me to and also when i switch it on, the screen still remains like as if it is crashed. my pc recognise it as “USB 2.0 (FS) ADFU Device”. any idea?plz help me out.

n_bar on April 19, 2006 8:54 PM

Hello, I am considering buying a pink MobiBlu but I would like to know if you can put music from CDs?

pissed on April 27, 2006 10:46 PM

Wow, I actually have a new complaint. I got one these for my daughter as part of her birthday. Had the same issue with finding the “just right port”. One on back of the PC, but not just any one. It had to be the right one. How do I tell when I get the right port? When the PC actually sees it and her Linksys wireless adapter CRAPS ALL OVER ITSELF. No chargey little cube and surfey internet. What a piece of . I sent an email to tech support that I now know was a waste of time after reading others’ posts here.Purchased from and I’m glad I’ve still got the invoice paper. Looks like its headed back to mama sans little shop of horrors. Anyone who is considering trying one, and KEEP the invoice paper that will be inside the box. It reads as if you’ll need it. If not sooner, later.

Scott D. on May 12, 2006 4:38 PM

~Just adding my two sence~Firstly, when it comes to the basic operations of the “Cube” I wouldn’t call this something that I would give my child – for reasons that should be obvious (a different mp3 player would be better suited for the roughedness and ill-responsibleness of a child.) And, of course, with the learning curb as with anything – anyone should be able to operate this nice little device; but, opinion leaning, I would say this is intended more for the intermediate or higher skilled/familiar with the like. Simply because some sort of special (aka EZ / dumbies) software is not bundled with it, the fact that it can support a slightly deeper folder system than of casual players, and in the manner in which you charge, load, and enjoy the “Cube.”Secondly, READ THE MANUEL PEOPLE! That is what it is there for! Now don’t get me wrong, I know you can’t just look at some of the pages and know exactly what it means when first gazing upon it (as with my going through it). But when I actually sat down and took some seconds to take in what was shown (ex. the press action and hold action are two totally different actions – if ever played video games you know what I’m talking about) it was like, “Oh, yeah…duh.”Thirdly, if it works – play with it to figure it out; if it does not work – play with it to figure out the problem. I’m in the Tech field and I can tell you the first rule to troubleshooting is “To Check For The Obvious.” I know some may not know what I speak of so let me explain: Check the connections (unless you are absolutely sure…well even if you are absolutely sure of what you are doing with all those cables and things: do not complicate something that doesn’t need to be complicated.) Least complicated from A{computer} to B{player} is the better option.Fourthly, (back to the skill oriented) if you know how to use a computer you already know how to store things onto the “Cube.” (I’ll assume that most home users have a ~Windows 2000 TIME PERIOD or later version OS and PC.) Personally, I think that the All-in-One jack is the best idea since MP3 players themselves. So hook up the player to charge the batteries and upload music it AT THE SAME TIME! Don’t complicate it more than you should. If you are use to using some program to help you get them on there this is what I do: Open up your base music folder (aka My Music) in one window and then open up the “Removeable Drive” from My computer in a complete different window. Move the windows around to where you can see in both at the same time. Now just explore your music, find what you want, and Click-n-Drag it to the player. Come on, how hard is that!Fifthly, and this is a general fail safe measure you can even use in Life: Never Take Anything For Granted.All that being said, with short time to spare. The “Cube” as I call it is awesome for my needs! Small, great sound, and nearly enough room for me to squeeze a lot of mp3s in. No problems so far. And for just $55 bucks at Wally World, not bad at all.

falcon on May 17, 2006 2:58 PM

hey do you know if mobi works with urge?

brandon on May 17, 2006 10:54 PM

can you use different headphones or are you stuck with the necklace ones?

blank on May 24, 2006 9:39 PM

to enzoten. has a video of someone taking apart a 1500 and showing where the battery is.

blank on May 24, 2006 9:57 PM

target supposedly has the 1500 too. well at least online

jeremy on June 3, 2006 2:34 PM

i have an ipod shuffle and i hate how it doesnt have a screen so u can tell wat song you are listening to. its pretty gay. i first heard about the mobiblu 1500i in the popular science magazine. the first thing that attracted me was its tiny size. its even smaller than the shuffle. AND it has a screen. i think i might sell my ipod and buy one of these cool thingys.

my cube is sick on June 5, 2006 1:32 PM

Corrupted and Unreadable ?Don’t know why and I can’t get rid of it. Can’t put any music on my cube now. There are 60 some file on it that I can’t delete and I did’t (knowingly) put them in it.Can I fix this… is there an anti virus or something to cure it or should I step on this thing and end the frustration?HELP me with this if you can please :(

jc on June 10, 2006 11:41 PM

what music services work with dah-1500i

Kowa on June 12, 2006 4:26 PM

I just saw a new firmware, the ver.100.100.122 and i try to upgrade mi cube but don’t work. Is the new upgrade just for the 2g mobiblu?

Peter on June 15, 2006 4:59 AM

I saw that the 1500i is available in the Netherlands! check, where i got mine…

Cubist period on June 16, 2006 2:54 AM

I also had the sick cube problem. I didn’t know what to attribute it to. it started with my display becoming unreadable and eventually the audio became a mess of pops and feedback like squeaks. while i have some friends that listen to ambient noise stuff like this i just wanted my freaking de la soul. i was able to remove all my files and i tryed reformating to no avail. frustrated i went tuneless for about a month. one day i decided to just take it out and try it. with no files on it the display was back to clear. i threw one album on and bam it’s been playingwhat the heck!by the way i have the 1500i 1g version

In desperate need. on June 16, 2006 11:12 AM

I have a problem. My DAH-1500i keeps restarting itself. I will turn it on and it will let me play 5 seconds of my first song then BAM back to the little musical note thingy. It got so bad that it would take 10 (not joking) minutes to just let me play 5 seconds of a song (It would restart itself before I got to the music part). I returned it and got another of teh same but 1 week after I got it it started doing it too. What is this and how do I fix it?!?!?!??!

Please help! on June 18, 2006 6:57 AM

Being a teenager, i don’t want an iPod since everyone else has got one. Though I live in Australia (and it’s not available here), i was going to get some relatives to buy me one and ship it over. I have a few questions for anyone able to answer;1. After reading all the posts (there was so many problems listed!) do you think it would be wise to use one in Australia. I’m thinking that support from mobiBLU would be pretty hard…2. Would the cube’s FM radio feature work with Australian radio (in particular 92.9FM radio)?3. How long would it take for the battery to go dead? Not as in rechargable dead. As in ‘it won’t work anymore, i need to replace the battery’ dead. I was hoping it would last pretty long as it would be hard to get some help here.4. Last of all, because I am a teenager with no income, i use illegal downloading programs/file sharing (yes, i am a bit ashamed). Does anyone know if the songs downloaded from file-sharing work when in the cube?I would appreciate any help given. It would be cool to be the only student in my school with a cube! I mean, how cute are they!? (=^o^=) Many thanks to anyone who can help!!

fantumn on June 18, 2006 6:46 PM

scott D is a egotistical bastard

8107 on June 20, 2006 9:08 PM

Battery Issue:The first 3 days, worked like a charm. From the 4th day, it stopped charging. Any help?

Music Download Issues on June 20, 2006 9:45 PM

I am so glad I found this site! HELP…. I’ve been struggling with music downloads from Napster, Napster2Go, and even Music. The files “synch” from my PC and appear on the Cube’s file list as WMA, but THEY WON’T PLAY. Even when I purchase them twice — the same song from different sites — the song file says “Protected” and won’t play on the Cube. It just skips to the next song, which inveritably has been downloaded from one of my CDs. This truly limits my music choices.What single-song online music stores SUPPORT this device? And what do I need to do to get these songs to play — convert these files to something else?!!!Otherwise, folks seem to like the look, and it sure beats carting around 10lbs of CDs and a player on cross-country flights.

EnzoTen on June 20, 2006 11:23 PM

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Shayne on September 2, 2007 6:36 PM

Any word on a Vista driver?? Please?? Anyone??

Dorry on September 23, 2007 10:36 AM

I have had my cube for a couple of months and loved it. But now all I get is static, nothing works on it. Any suggestions?

Marcelo on November 6, 2007 7:17 PM

Reinstall it using the

Sici on November 14, 2007 12:32 PM

My boyfriend just bought me one but before I could install the cd onto my computer he sat on it, it cracked and won’t work. Is there anywhere else i can download the software without buying another disc? like a website or something?

ryan worley on November 20, 2007 1:00 PM

I recently have a problem with my mobiBLU .. every time i try to play a song recently it restarts and it takes trying it over and over for about ten mins before it plays it and after its over it restartscan any one help me with this delemai

cj on November 26, 2007 5:19 PM

can someone give URL that has the upgrade firmware for MobiBLU 1500I, because “” does not work.thanks

prashant on November 29, 2007 1:11 AM

plz give u r shop maharashtra

Kevin on February 1, 2008 1:38 AM

Hello. I just got it and i am having a problem with it. The display went out on it and also the right button to make the songs go forward is disabled. Do you think tht maybe i have to open it up to clean it? Also, where can i go for the updated firmware for english users…could someone please send this request to my emamil address…thank you.

cristóbal pineda on February 10, 2008 2:16 PM

i have a problem with the software. I bought the cube for windows 98 and now i have windows vista, and it doesnt recognize the item, so, I’d like to know if someone of you know how to update it, thank you and plz write to

cristóbal pineda on February 10, 2008 2:17 PM

i have a problem with the software. I bought the cube for windows 98 and now i have windows vista, and it doesnt recognize the item, so, I’d like to know if someone of you know how to update it, thank you and plz write to

Trumpetboy on April 22, 2008 3:48 PM

hey does anyone know where i can find a replacement battery? i really need one. reply at on May 10, 2008 7:22 AM

You forgot to list one pros “It’s not an iPod”

Luis Sosa on June 25, 2008 9:02 PM

I recently have a problem with my mobiBLU .. every time i try to play a song recently it restarts and it takes trying it over and over for about ten mins before it plays it and after its over it restartscan any one help me with this delemai

Idain Rodriguez on November 10, 2008 10:54 AM

I got the mobiblu dah-1500i 1GB and it is really cool. but can anyone tell me where can i buy the dah-1500i 2GB

Mary on January 2, 2009 12:22 AM

Hi,I’ve been trying to figure out how to make the player switch from playing files to FM Radio. I went through the manual and thought I was pressing and holding where I was suppose to but for some reason I can get it to go. Can someone talk me through it please. Luv this little cube though.

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