I am quite pleased with the performance of this product! Great value, too!
5 August 2014
Summary: I have owned the 4 GB version of this media player before. How much better with double the memory capacity at 8GB! The price offered for the 8GB was less than when I had purchased the 4GB player. It is quite durable and the battery life lasts quite a long time. It endures well even in the heat here in Arizona. This player is quite easy to use, a plus especially while using it at the gym. I would definitely buy this player again in the future.
Summary: Works well, need to remember to hit the shuffle all more than once to get to get a different shuffle order unless you like the one it gives first. I've had no problems and I'm satisfied with the results. I use it mainly on my motorcycle. I have to adjust the volume as it doesn't keep the music at the same level, just as it is when downloaded, but no big deal, the volume control is an easy thumb button.
Summary: This is an excellent MP3 for listening to books. Most people buy them for music but my husband listens to audio books on them and I prefer them to any other MP3 player. They are easy to operate and I can see the screen. We are older and most of the screens are too small for us to see. I also thought the price was good.
Summary: I have owned this player four just over months, and I have had zero problems with performance. The only adjustments that need to be made are to the equalizer to maximize sound performance for different albums or genres, but you will likely find one or two that you like fairly quickly ans stick with them (as I did), so this should not be an issue. The buttons, controls, and menus are very easy to navigate. I find the sound to be nice and loud, and crisp.
Summary: I bought two and only used them for mp3 music playback. No problem for first three months. Then both players sound levels locked at 15% of max, a very low level. I'm use to updating and fixing simple tech bugs but found the Philips website, Songbird and control panels to be useless. Three days trying to reformat, update, repair either machine was just wasted time. What was supposed to take "up to 5 minutes" ran for two hours to no good effect.
Summary: I've bought 4 of the devices. Just hooked up a new one, and the music is garbled coming through the headphones...and I tried three sets of headphones. First device I've had problem with. I have formatted the songs, reset the device, and still same problem. This may go back to the retailer...but with the number he has so of these units, I can see where one might have a problem. May just be a small glitch that I haven't figured out.