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Philips Active PSA232

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and memory. The design and value for money also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the portability and battery.

usability, value for money, design, memory, build quality

battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips Active PSA232 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips Active PSA232

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Philips Active PSA232 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, build quality, value for money, design, size

battery

38% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips PSA232 Active Range Sport MP3 Player with FM Tuner (Silver/Orange)Philips PSA232 Active Range Sport MP3 Player with FM Tuner (Silver/Orange)

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Philips Active PSA232 (512MB, red)

 

The Philips Active PSA232 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor's with its round, discuslike design. Of course, with a weight of just 2.2 ounces and a 2.5-inch diameter, this MP3 player is much smaller and lighter than a discus. It's actually...

The Philips Active PSA232 boasts a sturdy, fitness-friendly design with fun chrome accenting and cool, rocking faceplate controls. Useful features, such as a talking stopwatch and an armband, add to this player's gym appeal. The PSA232 also includes an...

The Philips Active PSA232's sporty, over-the-ear-style 'buds won't fit every user, and while the screw-on battery cover offers extra protection from sweat, we didn't like having to remove it to access the USB port. The player also has horrible battery...

Fitness freaks will appreciate the sports-minded Philips Active PSA232, but they'll have to pay a premium for it.

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Battery life uselessly short - and more

 

As a very satisfied long time user of the Philips PSA110, I was interested in trying the 232 with its added MP3 capability. And a new 232 can be had for less than $40 from several different sellers. But I have been quite disappointed on 3 points: 1)...

Low initial cost

Low battery life, no Vista support, FM capability marginal

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Battery life uselessly short - and more

 

As a very satisfied long time user of the Philips PSA110, I was interested in trying the 232 with its added MP3 capability. And a new 232 can be had for less than $40 from several different sellers. But I have been quite disappointed on 3 points: 1) I...

Low initial cost

Low battery life, no Vista support, FM capability marginal

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Might be a good player if the battery lasted...

 

I've gone through 2 batteries in 4 hours. And AAA's are not cheap.

Interface, buttons

Battery Life

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Philips Active PSA232 (512MB, red)

 

I've gone through 2 batteries in 4 hours. And AAA's are not cheap.

Interface, buttons

Battery Life

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Philips Active PSA232 (512MB, red)

 

As a very satisfied long time user of the Philips PSA110, I was interested in trying the 232 with its added MP3 capability. And a new 232 can be had for less than $40 from several different sellers.

Low initial cost

Low battery life, no Vista support, FM capability marginal

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They must be using the wrong batteries!!

 

**NOTE: I lot of my review is in reguard to the other posts and how I am of a different opinion.** My roommate came to me and said the battery died right away, (he has the same player) so I hooked him up with some loud MP3's and some e2 Lithium...

Unbelieveable headphone bass capability (The best earbuds I've ever used); low cost; expandable memory

I didn't like that you need to take off the back to access the USB port, Armband may be too small for you above average weight-lifters

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They must be using the wrong batteries!!

 

NOTE: I lot of my review is in reguard to the other posts and how I am of a different opinion.** My roommate came to me and said the battery died right away, (he has the same player) so I hooked him up with some loud MP3's and some e2 Lithium batteries...

Unbelieveable headphone bass capability (The best earbuds I've ever used); low cost; expandable memory

I didn't like that you need to take off the back to access the USB port, Armband may be too small for you above average weight-lifters

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Battery life a joke

 

Could have been a nice MP3 player, but I'll be replacing it due to the battery life. Get rechargable batteries if you get this player, otherwise you will use close to a battery per day.

Accepts SD cards, Nice interface

Battery life extremely poor, annoying USB access

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They must be using the wrong batteries!!

 

NOTE: I lot of my review is in reguard to the other posts and how I am of a different opinion.** My roommate came to me and said the battery died right away, (he has the same player) so I hooked him up with some loud MP3's and some ... Expand full review

Unbelieveable headphone bass capability (The best earbuds I've ever used); low cost; expandable memory

I didn't like that you need to take off the back to access the USB port, Armband may be too small for you above average weight-lifters

Product Specifications

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Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio
Sound Effects:Bass Boost/Deep Bass Boost
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.5in
Height:1.1in
Weight:2.6oz
Width:2.5in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:PSA232
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Preset Station Qty:10
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None
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