The dodocool can play a nice variety of files. Standard MP3s work just fine of course, as do file formats including MP2, WMA, DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, FLAC, ALAC, APE and WAV. Chances are, if you have music downloaded online or ripped from CDs, you will be able to play them without issue here. The pedestrian DAC used in the dodocool means that audiophiles may prefer a more premium alternative, but the rest of us will be happy enough. With 8GB to play around with, you’ll be able to fit dozens of compressed albums or half a dozen uncompressed albums. Thankfully, Micro SD cards are super cheap these days, so you don’t have to pay too much to get hundreds of gigabytes more to play with.
The DA106’s software is easily understood. The small 2-inch color screen has a resolution of 320×240-pixels—not smart phone quality—but it is easy to navigate and read. I learned what was where simply by clicking and scrolling. The main window gives a choice of Files, Settings, Now Playing, Music, FM and Recording. Music offers more choices, but I mostly use Songs, Artists and Albums. Storage lists what files are on the main internal memory and what is on the card. In the Now Playing section, there is a built-in equalizer. When the screen goes dark to save battery life, no buttons will wake it up—except the power button. Songs play without delay using the ARM chipset’s built-in DAC, and finding the right tunes is easy enough if you’ve been sensible in creating an appropriate directory structure when copying them over in the first place. Putting music on the dodocool MP3 player is super easy. Just connect it to your PC with the Micro USB cable, and copy music into the MUSIC folder — no need to install drivers or special software; everything just works immediately.
Upgrading the firmware is similarly straightforward; just download the firmware online from here, place the RKNANOFW.IMG file in the root directory and reboot the player to automatically begin the upgrade. I wish other devices could be as easy as this! If you need, you can dawnload dodocool DA106 Instruction Manual from here.
The overall impression is pretty strong — this isn’t the smallest or lightest device, but you can see the thought process that went into its design. It’s big enough to have a sizeable battery, a readable screen and room for all the buttons. The dodocool MP3 player is a dedicated device for playing digital music that doesn’t need an internet connection to function.
dodocool DA106 Hi-Fi Lossless Music Player 8GB Features
– Multiple Audio Formats Supported. Support decoding DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 (.dff & .dsf), FLAC (up to 192kHz/24bit), ALAC (up to 192kHz/24bit), APE (up to 96 kHz/24bit), WAV (up to 192kHz/24bit) and other lossless audio formats. Also support MP2, MP3, WMA and more mainstreams audio formats.
– High-Resolution Audio Certified. Deliver high-fidelity sound reproduction which complies with the High-Resolution Audio standard (96kHz/24-bit or above) and is much better than CDs (44.1kHz/16-bit). Demonstrate subtle audio details more clearly than conventional music players.
– High-quality Material. Equipped with a 2-inch QVGA LCD display screen (320*240 resolution), it enables you to navigate the menu and relevant information easily. Provide fast and accurate operations with an advanced ARM Dual-core Cortex-M3 processor. The TI TPA6130A2 amplifier enables direct-to-battery connections without compromising the listening experience. Adopt the aluminum alloy shell to reduce external interface noises.
– Support Expanded Storage. Come with 8 GB of built-in memory and a memory card slot that support a TF card of up to 256GB (TF card is not included). Easily transmit files between your PC, the built-in 8GB storage and a TF card via the Micro-USB port.
– Multi-function and Multi-lingual Selection. Support music playback, FM radio, high-fidelity voice recording (up to 192kHz/24PCM), line out and TF card reading. 21 different languages are available: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian and more.
– Long Playback Time. With the built-in 3.7V 1400mAh rechargeable lithium battery, it supports up to 30 hours of music playback on a single full charge.
– Easy to Use. The auto-off function helps to prolong battery life and prevent it from impairing your hearing. With the interface detection function, music playback will automatically pause when you unplug your headset or connection line.
dodocool DA106 Hi-Fi Lossless Music Player 8GB Specifications
Material: Aluminum alloy
Display screen: 2.0 inch QVGA LCD, 320*240 resolution
CPU: ARM Dual-core Cortex-M3
Audio format support: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256(.dff & .dsf), FLAC 192kHz/24bit, ALAC 192kHz/24bit, APE 96kHz/24bit, OGG, WAV, MP3 and more
Voice recording: High-fidelity 192kHz/24PCM
FM radio: Support FM stereo radio and high-fidelity FM radio recording
Distortion: ±0.05% with 32mW
Internal storage: 8GB
TF card slot: Support TF card up to 256GB (TF card NOT included)
Power source: Built-in 3.7V 1400mAh rechargeable lithium battery
Charging time: Approx. 2.5 hours
Playback time: Up to 30 hours
Built-in microphone: Yes
Language: English, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Polish, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Czech, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese,
Interface: 1 * Micro-USB port, 1 * TF card slot, 1 * 3.5mm headphone jack, 1 * Line out port
Item size: Approx. 3.82 * 2.17 * 0.51 in / 97 * 55 * 13 mm (L * W * H)
Item weight: Approx. 3.81oz / 108g
Package size: Approx. 5.12 * 3.62 * 1.81 in / 130 * 92 * 46 mm (L * W * H)
Package weight: Approx. 6.70oz / 190g
Firmware version: 3.0.7 from 2018-08-21
1 x dodocool DA106 Hi-Fi Lossless Music Player 8GB with Voice Recorder and FM Radio
1 x Micro-USB to USB Cable
1 x Instruction Manual (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese)
1 x Warranty Registration card
About dodocool. dodocool, is a consumer electronics brand founded in 2011 from HongKong. Through its family of world-class consumer earphones, mobile accessories, and smart phone products etc, dodocool has introduced an entirely new generation to the possibilities of premium life style. The brand’s continued success helps bring the latest technology to users and striving to realize simple life for people everywhere.