When you power on the Lyra, you are greeted with a rich blue color screen.
We plugged the power cable in as our battery was just about to die. It takes about four hours to fully charge.
Once it is powered and booted up, you will see the main menu. I tested this model using MP3 files ripped from a few of my CDs.
You can choose from artist, title, genre and many more. These are all read from the ID3 tags of the file.
There is also an options menu which lets you toggle the ability to shuffle and repeat. Strangely enough, you can't complete these options on the fly during actual play. There is also the choice to set what type of DSP is used for your playback. Included are the popular Jazz, Pop, Rock settings. You are also allowed to play around with the equilizer yourself. The lyra does not come with any ability to set the bass or treble.