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Philips Expanium 401

Philips Expanium 401
alaAverage 3.4

9 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The price also gets good reviews, but many are critical about the battery.

price, portability


On average, users rate this product 75/100.

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Consumer review by: mosquitoguy (

Don't buy this !


This unit is a very buggy piece of hardware. There are two MAJOR problems with this player: 1) T ...

Small, easy the carry, sounds good

Buggy hardware, battery leak

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: daveP86 (

Smaller and better


Unlike full-size CD players it is portable ; Cheap disks ; Plays MP3 and AAC

Doesn't play full-size CDs ; Heavier than minidisk and solid-state MP3 players

Jan, 2003

Product Specifications

The pocket-sized 8cm eXpanium eXp401 is Philips' exciting, new-generation MP3-CD player. Philips has used 'pocket science' to create a miniature player that's 40% smaller than a standard CD player - but still really big on music. The eXp401 uses cheap and convenient 8cm CDs, which hold a full three hours of tunes (compressed at 128 kbps). Simply Rip it! Burn it! Spin it! to compile and play a whole pocket full of your choice in music.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Mini CD/MP3
Functions (KB):Mini CD/MP3 player
Sound Effects:Digital Dynamic Bass Boost (Digital DBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Mini CD / MP3 player

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

CD Track Programming:Yes (50 tracks)
Media Load Type:Top-load
Playback Modes:A-B repeat / All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle / Resume play
Shockproof Memory:45 seconds
Type:Mini CD / MP3 player

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Country Kits:North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips eXpanium eXp

MD System

Type: None



Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty