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Philips GoGear HDD1630

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews of Philips GoGear HDD1630. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and price are generally positive. The sound and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the performance and reliability. Opinions are divided on the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips GoGear HDD1630 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 user reviews of Philips GoGear HDD1630 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The sound and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the durability, while some have doubts about the performance and reliability.

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52% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HDD1630 6 GB MP3 PlayerPhilips HDD1630 6 GB MP3 Player

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Rachel Wolan (

Philips GoGear Jukebox HDD1630 (6GB) review


Philips GoGear HDD1630 In the saturated market of micro-hard-drive digital audio players, Philips's newest addition will find a place in the top third, though not quite as high up as the Creative Zen Micro Photo . On the surface, the Philips GoGear...

The attractively priced Philips GoGear HDD1630 boasts a sharp, full-color display, and it's loaded with features such as an FM radio and a voice recorder. The included earbuds are surprisingly decent.

The Philips GoGear HDD1630's glossy, black surface is highly smudge prone, and the touch-sensitive controls are ultrasensitive. The player's processor isn't always up to speed.

The Philips GoGear Jukebox 6GB (HDD1630) will please penny-pinchers and patient power users alike, but if you demand a speedy processor in your MP3 player, look elsewhere.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (

Philips GoGear HDD1630


The HDD 1630 sounds good but needs some tweaking.

Attractive design. Lightweight. Very good sound quality. Excellent voice recording.

Interface is often slow. Poor button layout. Screen looks noisy and low-res.

The easy-to-use FM tuner picked up most of the stations in New York City that we tried, and it supports up to 20 preset stations. File format playback support includes MP3, WAV, WMA, and WMAs from online download and subscription services pro-tected...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Innoruuk loves me (



Whose fault is this compatibility issue anyway? Is it Urge for only using WMP 11 or Philips for not making a patch so their product will be compatible? Or we could resort to the default and blame Microsoft :) Nah, too cliche!

OK, mines the 8 gig version of this player, but it's still a GoGear. The case is nice with the cool touch sensitive control function. Sound quality is excellent

Like other posts state, this player occasionally needs to be reset. Access time is slooooow. Now, for the slammer...mine was working fine one day, then I shut it off. Now it's in a coma. I called Philips and asked them about a fix. I had been using...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Tyler (

Love it


Excellent price compared to an Ipod Nano. Cheaper, more space, radio, and pictures. Defiantly worth the money.

Sound quality is good. The FM receiver is a bonus too

Freezes up every now and then but nothing big

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: Moose (

not good


its not a very good mp3 player

controls are good and good sound fm radio signal is okay

it freezes up and you have to reset it almost every time its turned on it will add songs to playlists just at random

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great player


This player is alot better then the ipod. the earphones are great and it even has a mic. This is a must.

It can record Fm. The controls are nice and sharp. Screen is great. You can have it on hold and adjust volume unlike the ipod

The plastic case is only fair. it attracts lint terribly and only covers the back of the player

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

Uniquely chic and ultra-intuitive, the 6GB GoGear HDD1630 lets you easily enjoy your world of MP3 and WMA music and pictures with Sensory Touchpad SuperScroll. PlaysForSure ensures Windows XP compatibility. Enjoy more music from FM tuner.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / Radio / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio
Sound Effects:SRS WOW
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):17hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips GoGear


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital