Great little mp3 player that does everything I want it to
8 April 2013
Summary: I have enjoyed using the gogear Ariaz. I had previously owned a gogear vibe from Philips, it had lasted me 3 years as opposed to only 1 (if that) from most other brands I had used. So hoping this one lasts me just as long, if not longer. It's nice and stylish, and I love the built-in speaker too. The simple navigation layout makes it lovely to use, as well as the compatibility with many music file types makes it better than other brands.
My GoGear Ariaz and my iPod both have a place in my life
Cricket "Living life and loving it!", Amazon
15 August 2012
Summary: Okay so first off I wasn't happy about installing yet another music managing program on my computer. I already have one for my phone, my iPod, Amazon Mp3 and now this, but of course I made room and set it up as instructed. What I like about the GoGear Ariaz: * Small and compact when compared to my older 5th Gen Video iPod. * The brushed stainless steel body feels pretty solid. * FM Radio!
Good reasonably priced mp3 player, avoid the software
15 August 2012
Summary: The Philips GoGear Ariaz is an attractive player for a more reasonable price than other similar options. It has a very attractive design and a reasonably large hard drive. It also supports high-quality audio like FLAC and charges quickly. The main issue with this player is the software that is packaged with it. The Songbird software is enormous, slow, and poorly designed. Avoid it if you can and use Windows Media Player or another similar software instead.
Summary: My trusty old Sansa Clip mp3 player is getting old and I was looking for something modern with larger capacity to replace it. I'm not a big fan of Apple products and wanted a good Apple alternative. The Philips Ariaz looked nice and had support for the popular FLAC lossless music format that has become popular amongst PC and Linux audiophiles. So I thought I'd give it a shot. The Ariaz is quite small and looks nice with its brushed gun metal finish.
Summary: ~What I like about the Philips GoGear Ariaz MP3 player:~ - Brushed dark metal design is unique and would appeal to a wide variety of people - No fingerprints show up on the case - Dedicated "on" button, volume buttons and play/pause button - Easy to navigate menus - Good sized screen makes everything easy to read - FM radio built in - Adjustable screen brightness in settings - Several screen saver options - Settings menu offers an array of choices for customizing the...
Summary: Excellent sound quality, video resolution and design, far better than any Apple product. But it didn't come with the isolation earbuds but very standard ones and it doesn't have MicroSD slot. Any GoGear Ariaz does. Read carefully the sellers postings.
Summary: It's much cheaper than it's ipod cousin and the sound is terrific. I really only use it for music (when I'm exercising) and have no use for either miniture videos or teeny-tiny pictures. The 8gbs holds hundreds and hundreds of songs, which is plenty for me. The ear buds are very, very comfortable and STAY IN PLACE...a big problem with some others. I witheld a star because the support software (Phillip's Songbird) is completely USELESS in my opinion.
Very small and compact. While great for playing music, it's a horrible radio
Sherry Berry, Amazon
18 September 2011
Summary: This little MP3 player looks really good right out of the box and hooks up very easily to the computer. Once plugged in, you can either download the software it comes with or even just drag and drop the files into the player. It comes up like any other file folders and I would recommend doing that instead of downloading the software. The Ariaz is very easy to use and set up. The only strange thing I find is that no matter how I set the time, it would go back an hour.
Summary: Overall, I'm pretty impressed with this MP3 player. Unfortunately, I only have experience with iPods so all my comparisons are to Apple. It definitely has more pros than cons though. I would have no problem recommending this device to someone who didn't want to purchase an iPod. It would also be great for a child.