Summary: I bought this for my daughter as an upgrade to the one she had, which was almost exactly like the one she had. Well, this one is NOT compatible with Rhapsody like her previous Phillips MP3 player. am soooo disappointed. I am having a lot of difficulty getting music onto it. It is extremely frustrating. She wanted one as much like the one she had.
Smooth and Easy Operation, Does the Job Well. One Little Annoyance...
Andrew Holaday, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I received mine a few days ago, replacing a different player which died suddenly. After putting the Philips through its paces I can offer but one detraction, which is minor and probably impacts very few people. The volume range is limited on the high side, which ordinarily would not be a problem except that I am obsessive about tuning the gain of my mp3 albums, usually to much lower levels compared to the source files.
Summary: Nice sound, but a tad disappointing in that it will only play MP3's (as far as I can figure out); on the plus side the sound is good, the menu is pretty easy to navigate, and it plays audio books. I would definitely give it as a gift.
Summary: I started with the best player ever, Creative Zen. When it started acting funny at EOSL, I bought a Sansa, which started acting funny. It was not the most user friendly device, but it worked. GoList still works. I found this at WallyWorld for $35 and was pleasantly surprised, especially with the playlist functionality. And it showed album covers too, cool. It even has a part where you can attach a strap to it. One ziptie later and this puppy will not get lost.
Summary: It is a really nice little mp3 player and the battery lasts a good while,easy to use,,,my last 2 Sony walkman did not last long before going haywire and quitting on me so we shall see how long this phillips gogear does. feels a little cheaper made than the Sony but seems to be o.k. it did not come with very detailed instructions even though it came in a nice Phillips box with a quick start quide..
Summary: for the price, it is great. sometimes i have to back out of the folder i am in, and then go back in to get the item i am picking to work, but it isn't all that bad. if you are going to use this for movies, don't bother. very pixelated, and choppy.
Summary: 2 fewer buttons than previous version. Took some getting use to. Operation issues still exist though. If leave in the middle of a podcast to listen to the radio for example, you have to navigate all the back, and it does not resume, but starts at the beginning. No progressive scan to easily return half way in to 1 hour podcast. I usually only listen to podcasts in order, but won't use it for anything else now because I'll lose my place. Otherwise, it's a great player!
Summary: Gone through a few mp3 players in my time and this is the best so far. Nice quality feel to it. I use this primarily for working out. It uses the mini usb and not the now more common micro usb that smart phones use but this is not a problem for me.