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Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 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 design and performance. The size and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the headphones and memory, while there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

sound, usability, size, performance, design

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Media Player from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and size also get good feedback, but the storage and memory get less positive comments. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

sound, size, performance, portability, price

reliability, headphones, memory, storage

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: John Frederick Moore (cnet.com)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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: John Frederick Moore (cnet.co.uk)

Philips ShoqBox PSS110 Personal Surround System review

 

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: Lordpercy.com (lordpercy.com)

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 (gadgetspeak.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (pricegrabber.com)

Perfect little sound machine!

 

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

NA

NA

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: kenpham2202 (pricegrabber.com)

Good one.

 

I bought it from Phillips.

Convenience. Powerful speakers.

Battery problem.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: bigdubbe (pricegrabber.com)

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 (epinions.com)

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
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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

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:4
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80

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

Battery

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

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:256MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.1in/7.2in
Height:2.1in/7.2in
Weight:12.3oz
Width:2.3in

Display

Display:LCD
Display Resolution:128 x 96

Energy Management

Battery performance:1600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:10

Equalizer

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

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA

Flash Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Header

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

MD System

Type: None

Other Features

Bit rate:8-320 & VBR(MP3) / 5 - 192(WMA)
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98 SE, 2000, Me, XP
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.28 x 2.09 x 7.17
File type:MP3,WMA
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:USB, 3.5 mm, DC in
Minimum hard disk space:50
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz / 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz
USB powered: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Line-in: Yes
USB 1.1 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:1600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:10

Radio

FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Preset Station Qty:10
Preset stations quantity:10
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: No
Voice recording: No
Voice recording time:10

Storage

Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:0.256

System Requirements

Minimum processor speed:166
Minimum RAM:96
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM / CD-ROM\nUSB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:12.3