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Philips HDD100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Philips HDD100. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and sound. The price and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the performance, while many are negative about the battery and reliability.

design, usability, price, sound, portability

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips HDD100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Philips HDD100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Philips HDD100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HDD100 15GB MP3 PlayerPhilips HDD100 15GB MP3 Player

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Philips HDD100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Philips HDD100 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the portability and sound. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. The battery and reliability get critical views, and opinions are divided on the performance.

usability, price, design, sound, portability

reliability, battery

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 15gb Personal Audio JukeboxPhilips 15gb Personal Audio Jukebox

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Bill Howard (

Philips HDD100


The Philips HDD100 is nearly as flashy as an iPod, and can rip into WMA and MP3 directly from the source.

If you can live with 15GB capacity, the ability to record voice and music in the field sounds good, and the look suits you, the HDD100 is a worthy entry. But the field continues to grow, and Philips will need to increase capacity or keep pushing prices...

Feb, 2004

Expert review by : John Frederick Moore (



Philips HDD100

Sleek design; nice sound quality; line-in recording via a digital optical or analog connection; internal playlist creation; playlist storage; EQ customization.

Pricey; no support for paid music services.

This handsome player has extra recording powers and a unique design.

Nov, 2003

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

Philips HDD100


If you want to carry all your music around in the most stylish device known to man, Philips has the answer for you.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review (

Expires with the Battery


Analog and Voice inputs are great and it is very attractive.

Slow processor: Once the battery dies throw it away because it cost $150 to replace!

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

Don't judge an mp3 player by its cover


Face it. You want the Philips HDD100 because it looks hot. I find its sleek silver/black surface even more visually appealing than the Apple iPod. Its voice recorder function is useful, and I have used it to turn my mp3 player into something of a ...

Beautiful design, simple and easy to use, voice recorder function

Noticeably slow processor. Leaves you thinking you could have gotten something better for the money

Mar, 2004

Product Specifications

Philips HDD100 is a recording audio jukebox. You can record directly to MP3 files via built-in microphone and digital or analog line-in connection. You can play MP3 files as well as Windows Media Audio files. Double action search buttons allow easy speed control when scrolling through large libraries. You can choose to move through your playlist one song at a time or just press and hold down a little harder to SuperScroll swiftly to your desired track. Depending on the genre, the player can automatically select the desired equalizer setting. And with 4 traditional presets: Rock, Pop, Jazz and Classic, you can easily tag your music by genre. So the next time you play a particular track, it will instantly recognize your chosen setting. HDD100 supports the USB 2.0 standard enabling the speedy transfer of data between USB connected devices at 480 kbps. It is also backwards compatible with the old USB 1.1 standard, so a USB 1.1 computer port will work with HDD100 using the same by packed cable and connectors. HDD100 connects through USB to be used as a spare portable HDD storage via Windows Explorer. Large storage capacity allows you to pack an entire world of music and data into your HDD100.


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer customizable: Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Frequency range:20 - 20000
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
RMS rated power:0.01
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.1
WMA bit rates:32 - 192
WMA sample rates:8 - 48

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
Product color:Black
Product colour:Black
Volume Control:Digital

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:White
Display number of lines:6
Display Resolution:160 x 128
ID3 Tag display: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery performance:1200
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:10
Rechargeable: Yes


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone sensitivity:100

MD System

Type: None

Other Features

Audio card required: Yes
Audio recording formats:MP3
Box dimensions (W x D x H):2.48 x 9.92 x 6.02
Built-in memory: Yes
Case or master carton dimensions (W x D x H):6.42 x 10.3 x 3.5
Case or master carton quantity:1
Computer support:PC
Internal memory:15
Language version:English, French, Dutch
Lead-free soldered product: Yes
Mass storage class compliant: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:100
Package dimensions (WxDxH):2.54 x 0.783 x 4.19
Printed user guide: Yes
Quick charge: Yes
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Replacement: Yes
Superscroll: Yes
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Pouch: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:9.92
Package height:6.02
Package width:2.48


Languages support:German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, SWE

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
Line-in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-B


Battery Capacity:1200
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:10

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Music memory capacity (songs):10000
Player media type:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:15

System Requirements

Minimum RAM:64
Optical drive required: Yes
Video card required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

Language version:English, French, Dutch
Languages supported:English, French, Dutch

Weight & Dimensions