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Philips GoGear Spark SA2985

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Philips GoGear Spark SA2985. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and price are generally positive. The battery and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the portability and usability. The headphones and storage get less positive comments.

sound, design, battery, price, durability

reliability, storage, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips GoGear Spark SA2985 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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mp3 player with extra long battery life.


A bite-size MP3 player from Philips with an affordable price ($49 for 2GB or $59 for 4GB), well-rounded features, and a unique design. If you're looking for a small MP3 player that won't break the bank, the Spark is hard to beat. Ever since Apple...

6 company built equalizers, high battery life(27 hours)

Design not good enough

Mar, 2009

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Philips GoGear Spark Review


The Philips GoGear Spark is a tiny MP3 player with an affordable price, well-rounded features and a unique design. If you're looking for a small MP3 player that won't break the bank, the Spark is hard to beat. The Spark is available in a 2GB version...

Impressive colour screen ; many features packed into a tiny package

Light on format support ; voice recordings are noisy ; meagre storage capacity

Mar, 2009

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"Philips GoGear Spark SA2985 8 GB" - Born With Style


One of world class product's. Philips might not be known for their quality but with product's like these they are truly showing their hard work Spark SA 2985 is built to fulfill all the need's which any music listener would want. It support's format...


Included headphone's quality is not soo good

Mar, 2009

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Wharfedale FM6709 4GB: Excessive use kills it


I bought this media player a couple of years ago as the price was good and I thought my old one was broken. I had a Sansa before, have since discovered the micro sd card was the cause of the Sansa's malfunction and tend to use it more than this one as...

Battery life was more than adequate

Bog standard headphones didn't provide sound quality & ; sudden unprovoked death

Mar, 2010

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great for good radio reception, although lacking RDS

Aug, 2009

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When my old fav Shiro MP3 player aged last month. I began to search for another QUALITY replacement. After having auditioned some hot brands and models,such as Ipod, Sony. All r back with Disappointments and Doubts.Being an audiophile for almost 20...

Jul, 2009

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Product Specifications

Philips GoGear Spark digital audio video player makes it hip to be square. Album art makes the player glow while your songs are empowered by Philips patented FullSound technology. Show off your player with your photos as the screensaver.


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Channel separation:35
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer customizable:Y / 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:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Photo playback / 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


Run Time (Up To):27hour(s)


Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Battery low indication: Yes
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 Diagonal:1.46
Display number of lines:5
Display Resolution:128 x 128
ID3 Tag display: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Continuous audio playback time:27
Rechargeable: Yes
USB charging: Yes


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips GoGear Spark


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

MD System

Type: None

Other Features

Built-in memory: Yes
Channels quantity:20
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
Connection to PC: Yes
Display resolution (numeric):128
Internal memory type:NAND
Keypad lock:Y
Larger master carton dimensions (W x D x H):43 x 146 x 150
Larger master carton dimensions (WxDxH):43 x 146 x 150
Lead-free soldered product: Yes
Mass storage class compliant:Y / Yes
Slide show: Yes
Superscroll:Y / Yes

Other features

Sound enhancement technology:FullSound

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Neck strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package type:D-box
Packaging type:D-box


Firmware upgradeable:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0


Continuous audio playback time:27
USB charging:Y


FM radio: Yes
FM recording: Yes
Preset stations quantity:20
Supported bands:FM / UKW
Supported radio bands:FM / UKW
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:8

System Requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Optical drive required: Yes

Technical Details

Backlight display: Yes

Weight & Dimensions