Reviews and Problems with Philips GoGear Ariaz (SA3ARA04/SA3ARA08/SA3ARA16)
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Worst MP3 player ever
Franklin Villalobos, Amazon
24 July 2014
Summary: Worst MP3 player ever, you regret this purchase a) The shuffle function is a joke. It will consistently play the same songs in the same order everytime. There's no tricking it. b) It does not remember the last song you played, so you will be listening to the same first 10 o 20 songs forever. So no use in having 8GB of music if you can only listen to the same songs over and over. c) It takes forever to boot and it is unresponsive for a while right after turning it on.
Summary: I was looking for a player that would play FLAC files, and the Ariaz 8 does that in spades! Of course it also plays mp3's like a pro. I disregarded the songbird software so I have no comment on that. It's a well built unit that feels like a quality piece of equipment. I'm the kind of person that usually buys cheap little players on sale and just get a new one after they break. I'm glad a splurged a little and bought quality. Well worth it! Very happy here!
Summary: this is ok for what i need it for cause since im so anti apple, i was a big fan of creative zen but i didnt see the one like i bought years ago and this was ok. i dont like the shuffle mix, it plays the same songs over and over even though i have hundreds, it still picks the same order.
Summary: this is a strong device it is good sound and recieption is great i use it when i go walking and its grey metal cover is silver the feel of this is i say a great purchase if considering this mp3 player chose this its a bundle all in one see for yourself a great find.
Summary: I got this ariaz because all the planets aligned and dropped it's price to a realistic 30$. Other reviewers seem to compare this to a 1st or 2nd generation Ipod, and generally are displeased. Much like someone coming off of their Benz lease and going into a Hyundai dealership looking for an equal, this is an unrealistic comparison. When comparing the ariaz to the vibe, the ariaz has quite a few updates and improvements.
Summary: It was my first MP3 player so I didn't know what to expect. However, it's simple.. Just copy and paste albums. It plays well, and is well made. I would like a much larger hard drive, but the unit itself is quite good in every aspect. Well made.
Summary: I first got this for Christmas roughly three years ago. I have dropped it multiple times(7-11 times?) without it breaking or cracking. The screen can get scratched but you have to take something metal (like a paper clip) to do so. After all of this time, it has finally started to show its age. Occasionally, it will freeze and you'll have to hit the reset button or just leave it alone untill the battery dies. Then just charge it up. This is definitely worth a buy.