Rated 4 out of
This MP3 player is so simple to use
I found this product incredibly easy to use. Simply plug the device into a USB port on the PC, install the software and away you go. I can copy or drag n drop music to the player with no problems at all. The controls are very simple to use too. It is a perfect travelling companion.
Date published: 2012-08-15
Rated 5 out of
Great value of money
Portable, easy to use.
I will recommend this to friends
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 1 out of
Philips should be ashamed!
Stupidly bought as cheap alternative to an iPod. Trust me, you'll be a lot happier checking the abundance of 2nd and 3rd generation iPod nanos on ebay for around the same price.
First problem with this device: doesn't remember where you were, so you can't stop and start at will. Once the device is switched off, the best it can do is remember what album you were last playing.
Second problem is file compatibility. It only accepts mp3, and not the new m4a format used by iTunes. So you'll spend some time converting m4a to mp3, which fortunately is easy with iTunes although you'll end up duplicating in your library and on your hard disk. If you don't download from iTunes then this won't be a problem for you - just make sure you're ripping CDs as mp3.
Third problem is ID3 tags. These tell the player song title, artist etc. But the device only uses v1 tags. You probably won't know what version tags are on your music so it's a matter of seeing what happens when you load it to this device. You'll then need to download an app (free, fortunately) to change relevant tags to v1 of ID3. When I did this, I lost album art in iTunes although that might have been something I did wrong because of all the trial and error.
Fourthly, even after fixing tags as above, the player couldn't properly recognise the tags, at which point I gave up.
The technical issues are really surprising for a manufacturer like Philips. The device itself is physically quite attractive, the controls are easy to master, and the sound seems fine. Now using it as a rather expensive USB drive!
Date published: 2013-11-16
Rated 2 out of
with all the knowledge, experience, money, you MUST DO BETTER.
BASICS - model not identified on packaging.
WORST OF ALL the instructions are so minuscule they are unreadable.
the sound is fine.
I am 70 and desperately need help to get the most from the mp3 but I must visit the website for that help - is that the idea?
do you ever do market research? apparently not.
neat good-looking instrument.
Date published: 2012-03-02
Rated 5 out of
Brilliant for the car
I bought this to use in the car and have not been disappointed. excellent sound and brilliant not having to carry CDs around in the hot weather.
Date published: 2012-07-25