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Philips GoGear HDD1630

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and design. The value for money and sound also get good views. Many are negative about the reliability, while views are divided on the performance.

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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 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 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

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54% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HDD1630 6 GB MP3 PlayerPhilips HDD1630 6GB GoGear Digital Music Jukebox

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Philips GoGear Jukebox HDD1630 (6GB)


At 3.4 by 2.1 by 0.7 inches and 3 ounces, the Philips GoGear HDD1630 is approximately the same size and weight as a deck of cards. But in spite of the GoGear's classy appearance and extensive features, it's clear how Philips kept costs low. The...

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.

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Philips GoGear HDD1630


Player Type: Hard Disk MP3 Player, Radio: Yes, Recording, Voice: Yes, Recording, Line In: No, Screen Size: 128 x 12...

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

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

Poor button layout and slow navigation hold this player back from its potential, but it still sounds very good, and it makes an excellent voice/FM recorder.


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Philips GoGear Jukebox HDD1630 (6GB)


I´ve had this player for 4 years now, and it´s never been broken or needed any repair. So Philips looks to me as company with great quality mp3 players. I´m very happy with it. It has a good quality sound with SRS Wow function. Pictures and voice...

Good quality sound, Easy to Use, Dedicated Buttons on the sides, Small size, Quality Screen, Included Headphones- just once in repair

Voice Recording and SRS WOW makes it slow, To avoid finger prints and scratches you gonna need protective case

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Philips GoGear Jukebox HDD1630 (6GB)


Buy an IPOD, there's a reason it's so popular. The money I saved on the original purchase will be wasted on the IPOD I need to replace this POS

Touch screen is OK, battery life is good. FM receiver and voice notes are a plus

Due to Philips lack of software updates, my GoGear is now a paperweight. The windows media player platform has outgrown the Go Gear, and Philips Customer Service will not be offering an update, and advised me my only option is to buy a newer model

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Philips GoGear Jukebox HDD1630 (6GB)


When I first got it....I loved problems at all.t Then frequently I had to trouble shoot it but it was minor things. Then began my first big deleted all my songs for whatever reason..then out of the blue the screen stops working!...

Sleek Looking, Small, Very cool with the navigation etc

Constant need to troubleshoot after some time

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Philips GoGear Jukebox HDD1630 (6GB)


A month ago I would have given this a 9, but apparently longevity is an issue with these. I loved all the features like the mic recorder and the tuner, and up until now have only had a few problems with it. The new version of windows media player has...

looks, mic recorder, tuner

slow, windows media player = crap, when it stops working out of nowhere = very bad

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Philips GoGear Jukebox HDD1630 (6GB)


worked ok (frequently hangs)for a year and mine died 1 month out of warranty, Phillips offers no repair service out of warranty. DONT BUY

6gb and radio function

player frequently hangs

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"Modest Price For The Product"


The first thing to understand is that this Mp3 player is not an iPod, don't mistake it for one. The screen on this player is smaller, this player has more features, and is of a slightly different size.

Size, It has a screen, Great look and feel, Many options like voice recording, radio recording, and radio tuning, Also playlist on the go is a nice feature

Laggy menu, No accessories available, Smudges easily

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"Impressive despite minor problems"


Great player. Was very easy to get up and running with music.

Album art, photo viewing, color display

Needs more skins, terrible tech support, few support resources

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"Impressed with my anti-iPod"


Great player. This is my first DAP and I really wasn't happy with an iPod for the price. I'm pretty happy with this one. It's small, has good (but not great) battery life and sounds good.

dedicated volume control, form factor is great, LEDs under display are cool, included headphones are very comfy, no requirement to partition data and music separately like some other players

firmware has locked up twice in the first 4 days of use, lack of peripherals, no armband that I know of


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