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Philips GoGear Ariaz 8 GB MP3 Player

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  • Tune in to amazing sound on the GoGear Ariaz MP3 Player with FullSound and sound isolation headphones.
  • Enjoy music to the max without worrying about hearing damage with SafeSound. Discover and sync a universe of music with Songbird
  • Philips GoGear MP3 Player Aria 8GB SA3ARA08K/37
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  • Plus, enjoy music to the max without worrying about hearing damage with SafeSound. Discover and sync a universe of music with Songbird
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NamePhilips
Item Weight2.2 ounces
Product Dimensions0.4 x 2 x 3.7 inches
Item model numberSA3ARA08K/37
Operating Systempc
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB004M8ST5O
Best Sellers Rank #105,901 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.4 ounces
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 1, 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Tune in to amazing sound on the GoGear Ariaz MP3 Player with FullSound and sound isolation headphones. Plus, enjoy music to the max without worrying about hearing damage with SafeSound. Discover and sync a universe of music with Songbird.

Superb quality sound
Fullsound to bring your MP3 music to life

Philips' innovative FullSound technology faithfully restores sonic details to compressed MP3 music, dramatically enriching and enhancing it, so you can experience CD music without any distortion. Based on an audio post-processing algorithm, FullSound combines Philips' renowned expertise in music reproduction with the power of the latest generation Digital Signal Processor (DSP). The result is fuller bass with more depth and impact, boosted voice and instrument clarity, and rich detail. Rediscover your compressed MP3 music in true-to-life sound that will touch your soul and move your feet.

Sound Isolation headphones to minimize environmental noise

With sound isolation headphones, you will hear greater music details at a lower volume than is possible with normal headphones. Based on thorough understanding of the human ear canal anatomy, the sound isolation headphone's angled acoustic design creates a perfect seal between the ambient sound source & the ear canal, thus eliminating unwanted background noise while delivering sound directly to your ears. Even at a moderate volume setting, you can still discern music details without noise distractions from the environment. Earphone sleeves are available in three sizes to provide the best fit.

SafeSound for maximum music enjoyment without hearing damage

Now you can enjoy your music freely and fully without worrying about the risk of hearing damage. Created by Philips, SafeSound consistently analyzes the sound level on your Philips GoGear MP3 player and alerts you if the volume and exposure could have possible impact on your long-term hearing. You can take action by adjusti

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With the Philips GoGear Ariaz 8GB MP3 Player, it's easy to enjoy rich sound and all the media you can pack in. This portable 8GB MP3 player includes Philips FullSound technology for a richer audio experience and sound isolation headphones for exceptional sound on the go, or use the built-in speaker for share your music with others Enjoy a vast array of entertainment options with a 2.4-inch full color screen, Philips Songbird for limitless musical exploration and easy synchronization, and remarkably long music (36 hours) and video (5 hours) playback. The Ariaz also offers a Smart Shuffle feature so you can listen to the music you like the most first, a folder view feature and voice recording capabilities, and supports FLAC and APE formats, for the best possible digital audio experience.

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GoGear Ariaz 8GB
At a Glance:
  • Portable 8 GB player with sound isolation headphones

  • Extended music (36 hours) and video (5 hours) playback

  • Full-color 2.4-inch, high-resolution display for crisp video and images

  • Voice recording capabilities and FullSound technology

  • 90-day limited warranty
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GoGear Aria 8GB Product Shot
This long-lasting player allows you to listen to 36 hours of continuous music playback, or watch video for up to a full 5 hours.
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GoGear Aria 8GB Product Shot
Sound isolation headphones let you hear greater music detail at a lower volume than is possible with normal headphones.
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Extended Play Times for On-the-Go Enjoyment
Forget about the hassle of having to recharge your MP3 player's battery constantly. This long-lasting player allows you to savor your favorite tunes for up to a whopping 36 hours of continuous music playback or watch video for up to a full 5 hours--all on a single charge. Now you can sit back and listen to music all day long or watch the equivalent of three movies back-to-back wherever you go.

2.4-Inch, High-Resolution Screen for Vivid Images

GoGear Ariaz 8GB feature
A 2.4-inch, high-resolution display offers excellent video quality and crisp, vivid images. Together with a full color menu, the large screen makes for easy navigation of media files for a complete multimedia experience.

FullSound for Richer, Fuller Audio

FullSound feature
The Ariaz uses Philips' FullSound technology so you can experience near-CD quality music without any distortion. Based on an audio post-processing algorithm, FullSound combines Philips' expertise in music reproduction with the power of the latest generation Digital Signal Processor (DSP). The result is fuller bass with more depth and impact, boosted voice and instrument clarity, and rich detail.

Sound isolation headphones
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Sound Isolation Headphones Minimize Environmental Noise
Sound isolation headphones let you hear greater music detail at a lower volume than is possible with normal headphones. These headphones have an angled acoustic design that creates a perfect seal between the ambient sound source and the ear canal, thus eliminating unwanted background noise while delivering sound directly to your ears. Even at a moderate volume setting, you can still discern music detail without noise distractions from the environment. Earphone sleeves are available in three sizes to provide the best fit.

Songbird: One Program to Discover, Play, and Sync

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The Aria comes with access to Songbird, a simple, easy-to-use program that lets you discover and play all your media, and sync it seamlessly with your MP3 player. Its intuitive and powerful music management features let you discover new artists and music styles directly in the program through music and media stores, services, and websites. Play your own library and media from the Internet and seamlessly sync all of it from your PC to your MP3 player.

GoGear Ariaz 8GB feature
Voice Recording Options
Voice recording converts your Ariaz player into a handy dictation machine. Besides playing music or listening to radio, you can also record notes, reminders for work or school, shopping lists and phone numbers, or even song lyrics.

Time-Saving Folder View Feature
The Ariaz includes a folder view feature, an optional directory feature that lets you view all the files on your player as if it were a computer. Once you select folder view, opening any supported file (like music, pictures, or video) is as easy as selecting the file and hitting play.

FM Radio with RDS and Presets

Digital Tuning feature
RDS (Radio Data System) is a communications protocol standard that allows digital information to be transmitted over FM radio broadcasts. RDS-enabled FM radio receivers can display useful information that includes station identity, program details, and song title and artist. With this feature, you can store a desired station as a preset channel on your Ariaz player. You can store up to 20 preset radio stations and quickly access your favorite stations without having to tune the frequencies.

Audible.Com Access for More Entertainment Options
Beyond music and video entertainment, the Ariaz lets you enjoy digital audiobooks, magazines, radio shows, stand-up comedy, and more available for download at Audible.com. Listen to books in the car, at the gym, or around the house. At Audible.com you can browse and sample over 75,000 selections, including the latest best sellers and timeless classics.

Warranty Information
The Ariaz is backed by a limited 90-day warranty.

What's in the Box
GoGear Ariaz Player, headphones, and QuickStart manual.


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Highlights
FullSoundFullSoundFullSound
FM radio with RDS and 20 presets FM radio with RDS and 20 presets FM radio with RDS and 20 presets
Soft rubber earbud headphonesSoft rubber earbud headphonesSound-isolation headphones
Lossless codec support (FLAC & APE) AudibleLossless codec support (FLAC & APE) AudibleLossless codec support (FLAC & APE) Audible
1.8-inch full-color display 2.4-inch full-color display3.2-inch HVGA color display
24 hour music or 4 hour video playback36 hour music or 5 hour video playback24 hour audio or 5 hour video playback
Voice recording Voice recording Voice recording
Philips Songbird Philips Songbird Philips Songbird
Folder view Folder view Folder view
Album art display Album art display Album art display
    Surround for movies
  HDMI video out, up to 720p
  Touch Screen


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

GREAT PLAYER EVEN WORKS WITH ITUNES w/ downloaded philips songbird software.
M. Zarro
We communicated back and forth but NOT ONCE was I offered what I paid for, just merely a refund.
Bella
I definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a common sense MP3 without the fluff.
Brown Face

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JOHN on September 28, 2011
It's much cheaper than it's ipod cousin and the sound is terrific. I really only use it for music (when I'm exercising) and have no use for either miniture videos or teeny-tiny pictures. The 8gbs holds hundreds and hundreds of songs, which is plenty for me. The ear buds are very, very comfortable and STAY IN PLACE...a big problem with some others.

I witheld a star because the support software (Phillip's Songbird) is completely USELESS in my opinion. A complete waste of time. After I buy my tunes from Amazon (high-recommended)I just download them directly into the Ariaz myself and skip "Songbird" altogether.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Zarro on May 28, 2011
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GREAT PLAYER EVEN WORKS WITH ITUNES w/ downloaded philips songbird software. Very slow in ripping cd thru songbird software. Radio Stations come in better then the sansa clip. Nice looking screen also. Sounds real nice too, just as good if not better then the sansa clip! Buy this u won't be sorry.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rockin'Rob on February 6, 2012
While the iPod set the standards for Mp3 players, I was never a fan of the annoying and quite cumbersome iTunes. The Philips Ariaz is a great player for those who are looking for an alternative. After several attempts with the low-quality San Disk Clip (a real inferior product..don't buy, I decided to try the Ariaz as the majority of reviews appear to be positive. I am not interested in video and all that stuff, so for the purpose of music, this player delivers! Full sound and lots of nice features. I am not sure what all the fuss is about the Philips Songbird software. Yes, it is a bit quirky, but I do not even use it. This mp3 player recognizes the playlist from Windows Media Player, so I prefer to use it instead. It also has a drag and drop feature; doesn't get any easier than that! The ear buds are horrible, so a superior set is recommended. I would have liked a clip or some way to fasten the player, but I bought a sports armband to tote and protect it. After previous ipod, Rio, and San Disk; the Philips Ariaz is one of the better players I have had. Never misses a song, shuffles nicely and simple to use.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Fred VINE VOICE on December 15, 2011
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I bet you'll be conflicted after you've used the GoGear Ariaz: you like the space, you'll like the colorful screen, and you'll quickly figure out navigation. You'll hate operating the device and the brain-dead problems you're certain to have. You'll also wonder how the included Philips Songbird management software that comes with the Ariaz left the labs without adult supervision.

OK, I'll have to admit that I'm coming into this review with a bias: I own a GoGear Raga 2GB that was the most frustrating piece of slapstick disguising as an MP3 player in the world. The included headphones were a pain in the neck figuratively by causing an actual pain in my ears--they were so badly designed. Performance was passable, but operating the thing was a nightmare.

I had hoped Philips had done a better job with the Ariaz. I was dismayed to find that it didn't come with a holder of any sort, but that's neither here nor there since I didn't expect one for the price. I will warn you right now that if you have used an iPod of any sort, you'll be tearing your hair out by minute 10. If you make a mistake and hit any button and you were listening to an hour-long podcast, to get back to the same place in the podcast requires holding the fast-forward button *forever and a day* as you watch the numbers gradually, oh so gradually uptick to the 35-minute mark (or whatever). I honestly cannot believe Philips can't make an MP3 player that can cover more "ground" faster the more you press a button. It took me almost 15 minutes to fast-forward to the 35-minute mark. There's a lock feature on the top of the Ariaz, I suggest you *always* lock the buttons when playing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sherry Berry VINE VOICE on September 18, 2011
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This little MP3 player looks really good right out of the box and hooks up very easily to the computer. Once plugged in, you can either download the software it comes with or even just drag and drop the files into the player. It comes up like any other file folders and I would recommend doing that instead of downloading the software.

The Ariaz is very easy to use and set up. The only strange thing I find is that no matter how I set the time, it would go back an hour. Either way, I had to make it 9AM in order for it to really show as 8AM. So don't be surprised if the time on the MP3 player is wrong.

I take this on the train to try and listen to the radio. The reception on this is horrible. I have to be almost into Chicago in order to pick up my favorite station. Even when it's nice and clear in the car, this will not pick up anything except for static.

The headphones it came with aren't bad either. They fit the ears pretty well and there are adjustable sizes. I find that it drowns out the noise really well. Sometimes, I have trouble hearing what others are trying to say all the time if I have these in.

The battery life on it is still very good. I probably listen to about 30 or so minutes of it every day and it's been almost two weeks without having to charge the player. The battery is also more than half full.

Overall, this is a pretty decent MP3 player. It is very easy to get music on the MP3 player and it's small and convenient to fit in your pocket. The radio isn't the best but if you're not looking for a radio then this is a great and affordable MP3 player.
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