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Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and performance. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the portability. Many are less positive about the headphones and memory.

sound, usability, size, performance, price

storage, memory, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviews about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and size also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the storage and memory. There are some mixed reviews about the usability.

sound, size, performance, portability, price

reliability, headphones, memory, storage

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips PSS110 GoGear ShoqBox 256 MB Personal MP3 Sound SystemPhilips PSS110 GoGear ShoqBox 256 MB Personal MP3 Sound System

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: John Frederick Moore (

Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Personal Surround System review: Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Personal Surround System


Philips ShoqBox PSS110 MP3 players are fantastic, but they're intensely personal. What if you want to fill the room with music? Rather than add a set of portable speakers, Philips built speakers into a 256MB flash player to create the ShoqBox PSS110...

Simple menu navigation; plays DRM-protected WMA files; FM tuner; alarm clock; can use as external speakers for other devices.

Painfully slow USB 1.1 transfer times; mediocre audio quality; no line-in recording; can't manually scan through FM radio; no expansion slot; puny 256MB of storage.

Slow performance, a relative lack of storage, and uninspiring audio quality mar an otherwise clever idea.

May, 2005

Expert review by: Ben Camm-Jones (

Philips PSS110


The PSS110 is optimistically described as a portable MP3 player and the PSS part of its name stands for 'personal sound system', but this is not pocket-sized by any stretch of the imagination. An iPod killer it ain't.

The Philips PSS110, with its decent display and FM radio tuner, would make a good alarm clock. It's simple to use - although we'd prefer it to use the drag-and-drop principle rather than the limited Musicmatch Jukebox software - and thoughtfully...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: (

Philips PSS110


Gone are the days when a boombox was the biggest meanest, ugliest piece of eighties tech you could find, adorned with enough red flashing LED's to eat the batteries in 30 minutes. Now we get a mini MP3 boombox and we're feeling our age .

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Philips PSS110 SHOQBox


This seems like quite a unique product. It is small yet produces a good depth and range of sound from built in speakers. If your musical tastes are not the same as others then it can be used with headphones.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: N/A (

Cool Item!


Very good sound for it's size. Don't expect booming bass (or even good bass). Sound is clean and precise. Love the Line In capability for hooking up another player. Rechargeable batteries are great, too. Solid build. Feels like an Apple product....

Only USB 1.1, go figure. No bass. Reasons for 4/5 stars. Price vs. value not the best, but OK

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: jingdl (

Perfect little sound machine!


I've had one of these for several months now and have had no problems.



Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: kenpham2202 (

Good one.


I bought it from Phillips.

Convenience. Powerful speakers.

Battery problem.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: bigdubbe (

What More Could You Want in an Alarm Clock


This is a great portable very convent little gizmo to have around.

Great Sound for Size, Line in, FM Tuner, Alarm Clock,

Usb 1.1

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: tellmewhatisay (

Perfectly designed MP3 minibox,but poorly executed


Philips designed the perfectly designed MP3 mini box for many of us who want to listen to all our pc music without any headphones/earplugs.For such a small unit with only two small speakers, it sounds pretty good.You can carry it around the house,the ...

The cutest,perfectly designed mini MP3 box with good sound

Limited memory program,most programs not functioning properly, the worst-probable spyware/adware.not recommended

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: decankelor (



battery life, features, sound!!, connectivity, fm tuner is great

must use included software, no expandability, slight hanging possibility

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

Enjoy superb sound with powerful bass at home or away with the uniquely portable ShoqBox. Savor 60 MP3 or 120 WMA songs in dynamic sound with XSL Acoustics. Your ShoqBox with built-in speakers is small enough to carry or fit anywhere!

Audio System

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


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

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB):DAB
Power Supply:Battery + Mains
Radio Function: Yes


AirPlay: No
Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Headphone Output: Yes
PMP Docking: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Display Technology:Monochrome STN Display
Touchscreen: No


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands/6 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:256MB

General Features

Analogue Radio: Yes
Cassette Player: No
CD Player: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Internet Radio: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player
Radio Frequency:VHF (FM)
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio Player
Video Playback: No


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Model:ShoqBox PSS110
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips GoGear

MD System

Type: None

Playback / Recording

CD-R/RW Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Encoding: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: No

Power Supply

Replaceable Battery: No


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


Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No