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Philips SA2627

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Philips SA2627. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and battery are on the whole positive. The sound and price also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the size. There are some critical comments about the headphones.

usability, price, sound, battery, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips SA2627 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Not good for non-continuous use


I'm not sure who engineered this product, but it's not very user friendly. My biggest complaint is that it does not remember the last song you were playing. So if you turn off the device explicitly, or it turns itself off after some idle time (~5...

Cheap. Great sound

Very poor product engineering. It does not remember the song you were playing and you need to browse over to the song you want to play every time you turn on the device

Feb, 2009

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Other than that I am PLEASED with NewEgg's customer service/delivery time. Out of all products I purchased, I'm thus happy with the service so FAR. Outstanding. Great deals!


Kinda big. Not to mention, maybe I received a defective one? Transfer rate on mine is takes ~10 minutes for 186 MB. Something wrong with mine? I have a 2.0 U.S.B. port on my comp.. *shrugs ; Sound quality is kinda ear piercing even with my Apple...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

Data files on mp3


The files you see when you are adding music, STDBTR,etc, Have nothing to do with operation of player. Its firmware or hardware. If it did they would not even show up visually, As is the case of the sa2325. I deleted all files and it works perfectly....

Update.. This player is working great!!! It is better than Philips sa 2325 2GB player that was prior other than the fact It holds less than half music content. Like the fact it starts up right away. The sa2325 takes appprox. 2 to 3 minutes to start

As before the earbuds need replacing

Feb, 2009

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Very poor product


Own a few Philip products but this is the first disappointment. Guess I have to spend big $$$ for iPod.


Only worked for a week. Then it only turned on for 5 seconds and shut down. Bought new batteries and followed the manual for trouble shooting but still not working. Very disappointing. Spent too much time on fixing it

Feb, 2009

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Go Phillips!!


A cheap alternative to joining the white head phone nation!

I was looking for a cheap FM radio for working out in the gym and settled on this GEM. It is an inexpensive, easy to use player that adds a lot of great features. The MP3 files are easy to add (no ACC). Simple set up had me listening to files within...

The play button is temperamental. It sometimes takes a few hits to get it to go. But for the price, that is worth living with

Feb, 2009

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gogear philips mp3 sa2627


not worth it.

nice concept and file managing, good battery life

didn't last more than 3 days, the device just froze and i was never able to turn it back on again

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Cheap High Quality MP3 Player


Sort of a case of being too much of a tech for my own good here. By not installing any of the accompanying software, I almost missed my chance for an easy problem fix. The Philips Device Manger software recovered my MP3 player and updated my firmware...

FM Tuner is very sensitive. Batteries last a long time. Sounds great. The display is exceptional for such a low cost player. The difference between this and the usual low quality display of a USB stick type MP3 player is huge. Not only that, but having...

One night my Philips MP3 player suddenly stopped turning on all the way. By this I mean it would boot up, flash the "Philips" logo briefly, then turn off. I was thinking of doing an RMA. Then, I found the "Philips Device Manager" software through...

Jan, 2009

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Bought 2nd- Look at data files review


If anyone has data files on player- After installing disc and you want to put music on, I am SERIOUS!!!!- These Files automaticly download in your computor under recent documents. If you open start- under recent documents, (They load when you click on...

Great price!! and A great player, User friendly. Did not even use manual to operate. Battery last a long time. Radio verey clear on all stations and I live in mountains in Oregon. Like faceplate option. look at other reiveiws for stats. Prior to the...

Throw away earplugs and get Philips sh3200 flexable earhooks with bud- Sold on online store for under $9.00

Jan, 2009

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Philips Gogear .... Pretty good for the price


I got this for less than 20$ and it works great out of the box.. It has an FM radio and the reception is pretty good.. The menu is easy to navigate and I didn't have any sound related issues... Overall I'm satisfied with the purchase and this is a...

none at this time

Jan, 2009

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Nifty gadget


I'm very pleased with this little mp3 player/FM tuner. I really like the fact that it does not require any vendor supplied software to work (since it is a USB mass storage device). It also does an excellent job of parsing the ID3 tags in mp3 files and...


Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Show off your Philips GoGear digital audio player SA2627, featuring a stylish interchangeable cover! Easily take your favorite tunes on the go with direct USB and enjoy 30 hours of playtime with just one AAA battery.


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Channel separation:35
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer customizable: Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Rock
Frequency range:80 - 18000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:8 - 48
RMS rated power:0.006
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
WMA bit rates:5 - 320
WMA sample rates:8 - 48

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black
Volume Control:Digital

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ADPCM / MP3 / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Backlight: Yes
Display number of lines:3
Display Resolution:128 x 48
ID3 Tag display: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Continuous audio playback time:30
Cylindrical battery size:AAA


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB


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


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

MD System

Type: None

Other Features

Built-in memory: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
Connection to PC: Yes
Display resolution (numeric):128
Internal memory type:NAND
Keypad lock:Y
Lead-free soldered product: Yes
Mass storage class compliant: Yes
Superscroll: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.31
Package height:8.39
Package type:Clamshell
Package width:1.69
Packaging type:Clamshell


Firmware upgradeable: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0


Battery Technology:Alkaline
Continuous audio playback time:30
Cylindrical battery size:AAA


FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:20
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Remote Control

Type: None


Card reader integrated: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:2

System Requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Optical drive required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions