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Philips HDD120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews of Philips HDD120. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and performance. The sound and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Philips HDD120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips HDD120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Philips HDD120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the sound and performance are generally positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Philips HDD120 20GB Recordable Audio JukeboxPhilips HDD120 20GB Recordable Audio Jukebox

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips HDD120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Philips HDD120 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and sound. The portability and design are also appreciated, but the battery and durability get critical views.

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

This summary is based on the products: Philips HDD120 Audio HDD MP3 Player (20 GB)Philips HDD120 Audio HDD MP3 Player (20 GB)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Philips GoGear Aria review: Philips GoGear Aria

 

Philips GoGear Aria

The Philips GoGear Aria is an affordable MP3 player that packs a 2-inch color screen, premium earbuds, FM radio, voice recording, photos, and video, and seamlessly integrates with Rhapsody's subscription music service.

The Aria's design is a little blah, navigation is a tad quirky, the construction is all plastic, and the music player doesn't support AAC files from iTunes.

The GoGear Aria is a useful MP3 player that makes a great match for Rhapsody subscribers. It won't turn any heads, but it won't break the bank, either.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Philips GoGear Spark review: Philips GoGear Spark

 

Philips GoGear Spark

The Philips GoGear Spark packs music, photos, radio, voice recording, long battery life, and a color screen into an affordable little package.

The GoGear Spark is light on format support, voice recordings are noisy, storage capacity is meager, and not everyone will appreciate its wearable design.

In the world of budget MP3 players, the Philips GoGear Spark is a diamond in the rough, offering an attractive balance of features, style, and usability.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Philips GoGear SA5200BT review: Philips GoGear SA5200BT

 

Philips GoGear SA5200BT

The Philips GoGear SA5245BT MP3 player includes music, video, and photo playback, FM radio, voice recording, Rhapsody subscription music support, above-average earbuds, and wireless stereo Bluetooth audio.

The Philips GoGear SA5245BT isn't flashy or slim, and it's not the most affordable player in town. Videos require conversion before syncing, and audio enhancement features are few.

If you're looking for a Bluetooth-compatible MP3 player or you want to make the most of your Rhapsody music subscription, the Philips GoGear SA5245BT offers a well-rounded set of features at an attractive price.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Bill Machrone (pcmag.com)

Philips Recording Audio Jukebox HDD120

 

Pretty and functional, with the best standard ear buds on any digital audio player, the HDD120 could use better ergonomics and better file software.

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Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Alex Leopold (dapreview.net)

on Saturday, June 12 (2004) 12:00AM

 

Background Information I purchased this player for $250 dollars at my local Bestbuy, and I also got the extended 2 year warranty for 40 extra dollars. I strongly advise anyone who is buying a hard drive based player to buy the no-hassle warranty. If anyth

I purchased this player for $250 dollars at my local Bestbuy, and I also got the extended 2 year warranty for 40 extra dollars. I strongly advise anyone who is buying a hard drive based player to buy the no-hassle warranty. If anything is wrong, even...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Siddharth Zarabi (tech.firstpost.com)

Philips GoGear Aria PMP

 

A very decent sounding, no frills player with a simple design.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Philips GoGear Opus PMP

 

Phillips' GoGear Opus is a a pretty decent PMP for the price with very minor shortcomings.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Philips GoGear Spark

 

The Philips GoGear Spark is a tiny MP3 player and available in 2GB and 4GB flavours and has a colour 1.4-inch screen. It also has a detachable rubbery case and clip. It has a battery life of up to 27 hours and measures just 43x146x150mm. Philips GoGear...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Team Digit (digit.in)

Philips GoGear 5245

 

Philips GoGear 5245

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Robert Irvine (webuser.co.uk)

Philips HDD120

 

Product Specifications

Want all your music and data with you? The hdd120 promises the ultimate music experience of over two weeks of WMA and MP3 music playback, generous 20GB capacity and direct MP3 recording - all incased in a stylishly sleek and slim design.

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Channel separation:32 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5 / 6
Equalizer customizable: Yes
Equalizer modes:Classic, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Rock / Classic, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Rock, Techno / Classic, Funk, Jazz, Rock / Classic, Hip hop, Jazz, Pop, Rock / Classic, Jazz, Pop, Rock / Custom
Frequency range:12 - 22 / 12 - 23 / 20 - 16000 / 20 - 18 / 20 - 18000 / 20 - 20 / 22 - 20.000 / 30 - 18 / 60 - 18000 / 80 - 18 / 80 - 18000
Impedance:16
Magnet type:Neodymium
MP3 bit rates:8 - 320
MP3 sample rates:16 / 8 - 48
RMS rated power:0.0048 / 0.006 / 0.01 / 2
Sensitivity:100
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):60\n85 / 80 / 82 / 84 / 85
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.01 / 0.05 / 0.1 / 1
WMA bit rates:32 - 192 / 5 - 192 / 5 - 320 / 64 - 320
WMA sample rates:48 / 8 - 48 / 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 32, 44.1, 48

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

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

Battery

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

Camera

Built-in camera:No / Yes
Frame rate:30
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Second camera: No

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Color

Color of product:Black

Design

Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Grey / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Black, White / Blue, White
LED Indicators: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:20GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:20GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:4.2in
Weight:5.9oz
Width:2.5in

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:White
Display:CSTN / LCD / OLED
Display Diagonal:1.46 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 2.8 / 3.2 / 3.5
Display number of colors:262144 colours / 65536 colours
Display number of lines:2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Display Resolution:128 x 128 / 128 x 48 / 128 x 64 / 160 x 128 / 176 x 220 / 32 x 128 / 320 x 240 / 480 x 320
ID3 Tag display: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery performance:1000 / 1100 / 1200 / 150 / 290 / 310 / 610 / 880
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:12 / 17 / 20 / 25 / 27 / 30 / 4
Continuous video playback time:2 / 4 / 5 / 6
Cylindrical battery size:AAA
Rechargeable:No / Yes
USB charging: Yes

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

File formats

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / JPG
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV9 / AVI, MOV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM, WMV / AVI, MOV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / MPEG1 / MPEG4, WMV9
Video formats supported:AVI,MOV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,WMV / AVI,MOV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV / MPEG1 / MPEG4,WMV9

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:HDD120
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone sensitivity:100

MD System

Type: None

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, OPP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Audio amplifier: Yes
Audio card required: Yes
Audio recording formats:PCM / WAV
Backlight display:Y
Blister dimensions (W x D x H):101 x 24 x 189 / 13.5 x 3.8 x 21.3 / 135 x 38 x 195 / 135 x 38 x 213 / 196 x 30 x 214 / 29 x 135 x 213.4 / 37.5 x 135 x 213
Built-in memory: Yes
Carrying case: Yes
Case or master carton quantity:1 / 3
CD-ROM: Yes
Channels quantity:20 / 30
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows XP, Vista
Computer support:PC
Connection to PC: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (W x D x H):1.73 x 1.81 x 0.61
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):1.73 x 1.81 x 0.61
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.24 x 0.906 x 3.06 / 1.61 x 1.61 x 0.591 / 1.69 x 2.56 x 0.492 / 1.72 x 0.425 x 3.09 / 2.8 x 1.06 x 0.551 / 3.15 x 0.409 x 1.77 / 3.61 x 1.14 x 0.563 / 4.17 x 0.39 x 2.28 / 4.88 x 0.5 x 2.91 / 9.92 x 6.02 x 3.66
Display Diagonal:1.81
Display Diagonal (metric):1.81
Display resolution (numeric):128 / 160 / 176 / 32
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:USB\nDC-in\nHeadphone-out
Internal memory:20 / 32
Internal memory type:NAND
Keypad lock:Y
Language version:English, Portuguese
Larger master carton dimensions (W x D x H):43 x 146 x 150
Larger master carton dimensions (WxDxH):43 x 146 x 150
Lead-free soldered product: Yes
Mass storage class compliant: Yes
Master carton depth:10.5 / 6.5
Master carton height:12 / 4.69
Master carton width:6.34 / 6.5
Minimum hard disk space:100
Music memory capacity, MP3:Up to 1800 tracks / Up to 450 tracks / Up to 900 tracks
Picture compression format:JPEG
Playtime internal battery:10
Power Requirements:100 -240 V adaptor
Printed user guide: Yes
Product weight:0.0750
Product weight (lb):0.0750
Slide show: Yes
Sound enhancement technology:FullSound
Speaker Power:2
SuperPlay: Yes
Superscroll: Yes
Transmission frequency range:87.5
USB powered: Yes
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes
Windows Media Player 10: Yes
Windows Media Player 11: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Outer Carton

Height outer carton:5.75
Length outer carton:7.83
Width outer carton:7.72

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Armband: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:DMM / DMM for PC\n
Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Neck strap: Yes
Pouch: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:1.18 / 1.5 / 5.31 / 6.02 / 7.72
Package height:3.66 / 3.74 / 7.72 / 8.39 / 8.43
Package length:1.54
Package type:Clamshell / D-box
Package width:1.14 / 1.5 / 1.57 / 1.69 / 5.31 / 7.72 / 9.92
Packaging type:Clamshell / D-box

Performance

Digital Rights Management (DRM):No / Yes
Firmware upgradeable:Y / Yes
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, POR, SWE / DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, POR, SWE
Operating system installed:Android
Processor:Intel Pentium II
Processor cores:2
Processor model:Intel Pentium II
Type:MP3 / MP4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Line-out connectivity:3.5
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-B

Power

Battery Capacity:1000 / 1200 / 150 / 290 / 310 / 610 / 880
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:12 / 17 / 20 / 27 / 30 / 4
Continuous video playback time:2 / 4 / 5 / 6
Cylindrical battery size:AAA
Rechargeable:N / Y
USB charging:Y

Radio

FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio:No / Yes
FM recording:Y / Yes
Preset stations quantity:20
Supported bands:FM / No
Supported radio bands:FM / Not supported

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Voice recording:No / Yes
Voice recording time:3

Remote Control

Type:Player remote control

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size:32
Music memory capacity (songs):10 / 10000 / 4000
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:2 / 20 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Minimum processor:Pentium II
Minimum RAM:64
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM drive\n100 MB free disk space\nWindows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP\nPentium II or higher\nRAM 64 Mb\nSound card
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes
Video card required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / 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

Backlight display: Yes
Cable Length:47.2
Driver unit:0.591
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Headphone sensitivity:100
Impedance:16
Language version:English, Portuguese / English, Swe
Languages supported:Eng, Por / Eng, Swe
Maximum input power:0.015
Package weight:4.41
USB connectivity: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.394 / 0.496 / 0.512 / 0.551 / 0.783 / 1.14 / 1.61 / 2.56 / 5.75
Height:0.512 / 0.787 / 1.61 / 1.77 / 2.32 / 2.91 / 4.21 / 5.91
Weight:0.00589 / 0.952 / 1.02 / 1.16 / 1.2 / 1.38 / 1.52 / 1.73 / 3.35 / 4.41 / 5.4 / 5.89
Width:0.591 / 1.69 / 2.54 / 3.15 / 3.54 / 3.62 / 4.45 / 4.88