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Philips GoGear Muse SA1MUS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and value for money. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical comments about the connectivity and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips GoGear Muse SA1MUS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Philips GoGear Muse PMP

 

Philips as a brand has been known for producing good audio/visual products for quite some years and in recent times their GoGear players have given food for thought for music enthusiasts and critics alike. The latest GoGear Muse has hit the market and...

To sum it up, the whole experience was bittersweet. Though I’d like to say more bitter than sweet. The screen as mentioned earlier was THE biggest issue. The rest of the features worked out fine but the player is meant to provide a good experience...

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Amazon review summary for Philips GoGear Muse SA1MUS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Philips GoGear Muse SA1MUS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Philips GoGear Muse review

 

The Philips GoGear Muse (SA2MUS16S) is an MPEG4 player that looks to offer a range of features without breaking the bank. The Muse is lovingly crafted from brushed metal so it looks fantastic, but does the rest of the package deliver?

Build quality, format support, external microSD card support, HDMI

Disconnected, screen isn't great

Although the Philips GoGear Muse doesn't do anything critically wrong, it might find itself outclassed by its rivals

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Philips GoGear Muse review

 

The Philips GoGear Muse is an exceptionally smart-looking portable music and video player. It has a big, sharp touchscreen display and a beautiful brushed-metal…

The Philips GoGear Muse is a stunning piece of engineering that feels bombproof. It's also multitalented, offering decent-quality audio, video, a radio and voice recording. However, navigation can be frustrating.

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Philips GoGear Muse 16GB review

 

Philips' GoGear Muse looks and feels classier than older models thanks to its brushed metal back. The right-handed design is unchanged, which will put off left-handed users.

It isn't cheap, but Philips' GoGear Muse is an excellent MP3 player with great image quality and good video support.

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Stuff magazine

 

Philips is hoping its Muse can make up for its lack of touchscreen with noise-cancelling nous and video vim

A solid media player with wide format support, but the noise-cancelling and controls disappoint

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Philips GoGear Muse review

 

The GoGear Muse is a better media player than Philips' previous offerings, as it supports a wider range of video and audio formats, and features a much more attractive design. But these enhancements still don't make up for the poor screen and...

Sleek design ; Good format support ; Works with downloaded BBC iPlayer content

Navigation is slow and laborious ; Noise-cancelling technology isn't very effective

Conclusion The Philips GoGear Muse is a better player than the GoGear Opus, mainly because it boasts a slicker design and on-board noise cancelling. But it still suffers from many of the same problems as the older model, such as a so-so screen and poor...

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Philips GoGear Muse

 

A classy entrant from Philips with plenty of appeal - once you get past a few foibles

Bigger screen than rivals; extensive file compatibility; plays iPlayer downloads; simple, smooth interface; good performance

Landscape design and button layout won't be for everyone; awkward headphone jack connection

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Philips GoGear Muse 16GB

 

In terms of performance this Philips is perfectly adequate, but there are much better choices out there – without even including Apple

Nice looks and solid build ; (mini) HDMI output ; very good software

Lacks audio and video sparkle ; operation isn’t as slick as it could be

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Philips GoGear Muse 8GB

 

This Philips GoGear will impress those who crave for good sound quality but it's hard to fall in love with its touch controls.

Very good sound ; Wide file format support ; 720p HD video playback with HDMI-out

Unresponsive touchscreen ; Sluggish interface ; Works only in landscape mode ; Slightly overpriced

This PMP scores high on sound, build quality and file format support. It plays 720p HD video with HDMI-out option to to let you connect to your HDTV. But, its sluggish touch controls spoiled the whole user experience and you can get a better...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: Yes
Direct TV Recording: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: Yes
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No
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