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Philips GoGear Ariaz SA2ARA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and performance are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability and headphones. There are some less positive views about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips GoGear Ariaz SA2ARA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 225 reviews)

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Small but big.

 

I have to clear something up first. Reason i bought this little nifty gadget is the good FM-Radio. Not for the Gb's of space or anything. I had read some Dutch reviews and this device turned up as not only a good sounding Mp3-player but also a good...

Very good sound quality ; Super easy menu's ; Long battery life ; High Quality FM Radio with RDS

No touch-screen like iPod Nano(but i dont need it becouse i've allready got an iPod Touch) ; Slow USB data transfer

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Great sound, Easy to use A++

 

This mp3 player is a good value for the price it came with some Phillips in ear headphones which are great. I find it easy to use the menus and it has some great features like FM radio,voice recording,photo viewer and i find the buttons are in the...

Great full sound quality ; Easy to use menu ; Loads of space ; Plenty of features ; Nice screen size and quality

Hard to push buttons ; THAT'S IT

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Good soundig player with FLAC and album art.

 

I like it. You Will be very happy with the player if you: * Re-encode older flac files (from year 2006) with MediaMonkey to flac-1.2.1b (newest) (by using MediaMonkey it keeps tag info). * Insert JPEG album art with Philips SongBird. * Send files...

Sound is pretty natural, clean and better than my computer int audio / and crisp if fullsound is of ; Album art with FLAC files ; Player looks nice (scratched dark gray metal) ; It has all external buttons ; Is small and very portable ; Battery life ok

Maybe a little low volume output with AKG K702 headphones (200 mW 62 ?) ; Low file write speed (2,53 MB/sec) ; Need's full format before new file sent if u saved or deleted files not throw Philips Songbird ; No album art or tag info without SongBird

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Good soundig player with FLAC and album art.

 

I like it. You Will be very happy with the player if you: * Re-encode older flac files (from year 2006) with MediaMonkey to flac-1.2.1b (newest) (by using MediaMonkey it keeps tag info). * Insert JPEG album art with Philips SongBird. * Send files...

Sound is pretty natural, clean and better than my computer int audio / and crisp if fullsound is of ; Album art with FLAC files ; Player looks nice (scratched dark gray metal) ; It has all external buttons ; Is small and very portable ; Battery life ok

Maybe a little low volume output with AKG K702 headphones (200 mW 62 ?) ; Low file write speed (2,53 MB/sec) ; Need's full format before new file sent if u saved or deleted files not throw Philips Songbird ; No album art or tag info without SongBird

Consumer review by:

Small but big.

 

I have to clear something up first. Reason i bought this little nifty gadget is the good FM-Radio. Not for the Gb's of space or anything. I had read some Dutch reviews and this device turned up as not only a good sounding Mp3-player but also a good...

Very good sound quality ; Super easy menu's ; Long battery life ; High Quality FM Radio with RDS

No touch-screen like iPod Nano(but i dont need it becouse i've allready got an iPod Touch) ; Slow USB data transfer

Consumer review by:

Small but big.

 

I have to clear something up first.

Very good sound quality ; Super easy menu's ; Long battery life ; High Quality FM Radio with RDS

No touch-screen like iPod Nano(but i dont need it becouse i've allready got an iPod Touch) ; Slow USB data transfer

Consumer review by:

The GoGear Ariaz may not be an iPod but it plays Metallica all day long

 

I received this budget 8GB mp3 player via the Amazon Vine program one month ago. It is not as nice looking or as useful as an 8GB iPod. However, the sound is quite good and it has all the basic features you need to listen to music or viewing downloaded...

Good sound, long battery life, inexpensive, FM radio, 8GB

Does not sync with iTunes, less features than an iPod, ugly, buttons difficult to press

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Amazon review summary for Philips GoGear Ariaz SA2ARA

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 14 user reviews of Philips GoGear Ariaz SA2ARA from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, headphones

connectivity

57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips GoGear MP4 player SA2ARA08K/02 Ariaz 8GB - Dark GreyPhilips GoGear MP4 player SA2ARA04K/02 Ariaz 4GB - Dark GreyPhilips GoGear MP4 player SA2ARA16K/02 Ariaz 16GB - Dark Grey

Consumer review by:

Great Value for Money

 

This product is a trusted brand & a very high spec for the price I paid for it. It has lots of handy features i.e. photo storage & iplayer as well as being a music player, the player & downloading software is very easy to navigate. Also the 16gb...

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fails on one issue

 

All aspects of this player are very good apart from one very annoying fault ,which other reviews indicate is common with this player. It frequently skips while playing songs so i would not buy another one.

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
Radio Function: Yes

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:Unknown
Touchscreen: No

General Features

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

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No
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