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Philips Philips SA178

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 reviews of Philips Philips SA178. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the portability and design are generally positive. The size and sound also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the memory.

usability, sound, size, design, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips Philips SA178 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Philips Philips SA178 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The portability and sound are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the battery.

usability, sound, portability, design, price

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips SA178 Solid State 512 MB Rechargeable MP3 PlayerPhilips SA178 Solid State 512 MB Rechargeable MP3 PlayerPhilips PSS120 512 MB MP3 Personal Sound System

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Wilbur_Right (

MP3 Player with Speakers


There aren't many simple MP3 players with speakers out there. This has good sound for something small. Kinda sounds like a good clock-radio. Of course with limited bass, since it doesn't have the size to push air like a sub-woofer. Cannot delete via...

I think it's over-priced for 512MB, but it has speakers. Cannot simply drag-n-drop music using Windows Explorer, otherwise it'll treat it as just a data file. Need to use MusicMatch Jukebox on your computer to manage music, so it NOT a stand-alone...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: brittie boo/poptarts (

How is it?


I would like to buy this product i'm 13 and i'm a hip hop dancer so having music on the go is what I need my problem is that i always loose them and some times not all my songs download is it a good product? You tell me.... If you would like to give me...

Very cheap

Kinda small

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Aprilbabyn1 (

Love It Already!!!!


I have only had it for a little while but I love it. It is very easy to set up. Actually all you have to do is put the usb into the usb port and there you go. Go to Windows Media and throw down. I love music and I love this product. Also be careful...

Easy To Set Up, Great Sound, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls, Sleek/Compact

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: CorpDog (

Replaceable Battery


Although Battery Life Is pretty short, the player isnt trash after the rechargeable battery gives out.

Easy To Set Up, Reliable Performance, Tough

Insufficient Storage

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Area13Ky (

Good Product


Bought this player for my wife as a Christmas gift. First player of this time we ever used. The sound is crystal great and transferring the music is simple stuff. I been using it more than she has listening to music and recorded church sermons and...

Easy To Set Up, Great Sound, Lots of Storage, Reliable Performance, Sleek/Compact, Tough

Confusing Controls

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Matthew (

IT ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


it comes with a usd port

Easy To Set Up, Great Sound, Lots of Storage, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls, Sleek/Compact, Tough, Unbreakable Screen

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: baby gurl (

looks really cool


it is used everywhere in the car when your walking too school its pretty cool

Easy To Set Up, Great Sound, Reliable Performance

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Flesh n bone (

lots of storage backlit screen goodprice


great price light up screen

Lots of Storage

Difficult to Set Up

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: steveschwarz (

Favorite Tech Item of the last year


The Shoqbox is my favorite tech item.

Good sound Great battery life Ease of use (playback) Third Party Applications for loading music

Small memory size Hard to load music Unreliable

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: Thule (

Excellent portable music source/speaker system


I purchased this recently for my wife (mother's day) and she loves it.

very small and portable, excellent sound - especially audio files with DBB, quick customer support

limited storage space, not expandable

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Enjoy superb sound with powerful bass at home or away with the uniquely portable ShoqBox. Savor 120 MP3 or 240 WMA songs in dynamic sound with XSL acoustics. Your ShoqBox with built-in speakers is small enough to carry or fit anywhere!

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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


Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)/12hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ADPCM / MP3 / WAV / WMA/MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WMA/MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:6 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/512MB


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States/United States
Model:SA178/SA2310/ShoqBox PSS120
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips/Philips GoGear

MD System

Type: None


Preset Station Qty:10/30
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None