The sound quality is sub par. Its perfectly fine for movies and videos. However, music sounds like its muffled. Probably due to cheap speakers. You would assume they would have put decent speakers in the device since it is a home tablet being marketed for multimedia. Not a deal breaker for me, but might be for those who want to use it for what it is intended."
Yes, ALL Archos product have sub par sound due to the euro sound cap they adhere to. It would not be so bad, but they poorly manage the audio gain, so the sound quality is WEAK for both output and depth of sound.
I will never buy another Archos product again. I have owned three: Gmini 402, Arhcos 605 and Archos 5. The Gmini had great sound, but was the last model before the euro audio cap.
Archos devices should be avoided if you are an audio / music fan. They really suck in this regard.