- Built-in Microphone
- Integrated Card Reader
- Touch Sensitive Screen
Philips GoGear Muse 8 GB MP3 Player (Silver)
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- FullSoundTM for CD-quality music and Surround for movies and sound-isolation headphones for best listening experience
- 3.2-Inch HVGA touch-screen
- HDMI out to watch High Definition (720p) video on HDTV
- MicroSD card slot for expandable memory capacity
- Philips Songbird to discover play and sync
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From the Manufacturer
Features FullSound technology and noise-isolating headphones. View larger.
microSD card slot offers added storage capacity. View larger.
Intuitive touch-screen lets you navigate video files, photo folders, music playlists, and more. View larger.
HDMI output lets you watch high-definition video files on your HDTV. View larger.
Using Philips' innovative FullSound technology, the GoGear Muse allows you to experience distortion-free, CD-quality audio. Combining Philips' expertise in music reproduction with the latest Digital Signal Processor (DSP), FullSound restores details to compressed MP3 music files for an enhanced listening experience that includes rich, full bass, and improved clarity on both vocal and instrumental tracks.
High Definition Video Playback and Output
A 3.2-inch HVGA touch-screen color display makes it easy to enjoy videos anywhere, while surround sound for movies puts you in the middle of the action. You can share your favorite flicks and clips with friends using the HDMI output, which makes it easy to watch the High Definition (720p) video that's stored on your Muse--simply plug into an HDTV and play (HDMI cable sold separately). The Muse also offers slide-show playback of photo files, making your favorite albums portable.
FM radio with RDS and 20 presets
Unlike many one-trick MP3 players, the Muse gives you access to FM radio, so you can catch the news, get traffic updates, and keep up with tunes that you haven't downloaded yet. The FM radio receiver is RDS-enabled, so it can pick up and display information about what you're listening to, including program details, song titles, and artist names. And the Muse lets you dial in 20 preset radio stations--you'll spend less time searching for signals, and more time listening.
Built-in Microphone Convenient for Note Taking
When you wish to capture and replay your own audio or simply take notes, the Muse includes a built-in microphone that allows you to record audio files in MP3 format.
8 GB Memory and microSD Slot for Memory Expansion
The 8 GB Muse holds up to 1800 songs, 2000 photos, or 32 hours of video. It also features a microSD card slot that allows you to expand the player's memory capacity up to an additional 32 GB to accommodate your growing media library (microSD cards sold separately).
Intuitive Touch-Screen Controls
Whether you're skipping through tunes, browsing video selections, or organizing photos, the Muse's intuitive touch-screen interface makes navigation easy. Simply touch the player's screen to navigate files, folders, and playlists.
Sound-Isolation, High-Definition Headphones
The included headphones offer exceptional sound isolation for uninterrupted listening. Whether you're walking down a windy street or riding crowded public transportation, the sound-isolation earphones minimize environmental noise, even at low volume levels.
Designed to match the curvature of your ear canals, these ergonomic headphones come with three interchangeable ear caps to ensure a secure, comfortable fit.
Extended Battery Life
The Muse features an extensive battery life. A single charge offers up to 24 hours of audio playback or 5 hours of video playback, and a convenient low-battery indicator lets you know when it's time to recharge.
Philips Songbird software is included with the Muse. Philips Songbird makes it easy to organize and play all your media files, and it syncs seamlessly with your Muse player. It's also designed to help you discover new artists and navigate media stores, services, and websites. This software works with PCs running Windows XP (SP3), Vista, or 7.
The Philips GoGear Muse 8 GB MP3 Player is backed by a limited 90-day warranty.
Philips has a brand promise of "sense and simplicity" that encapsulates their commitment to understanding and catering to the desires and needs of consumers and customers. By putting end users front and center, Philips creates innovative products that are designed around people's needs and aspirations, and are both advanced and easy to use. With 60,000 registered patents, Philips is a global leader in innovation, and receives numerous international design awards every year.
What's in the Box
GoGear Muse 8 GB MP3 Player, sound-isolation headphones with three interchangeable ear caps, USB cable, and Quick Start Guide.
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|8 GB|| 8 GB |
|Surround for movies|
|Ear-hook headphones||Soft rubber earbud headphones||Soft rubber earbud headphones||Soft rubber earbud headphones||Sound-isolation headphones|
|Lossless codec support (FLAC & APE) Audible||Lossless codec support (FLAC & APE) Audible||Lossless codec support (FLAC & APE) Audible||Lossless codec support (FLAC & APE) Audible|
|1.0-inch full-color display--reverse||1.5-inch full-color display||2.4-inch full-color display||2.0-inch full-color display||3.2-inch HVGA color display|
|22 hour music playback||24 hour music or 4 hour video playback||45 hour music or 5 hour video playback||2 hours video recording, 20 hour music playback, or 4 hour video playback||24 hour audio or 5 hour video playback|
|Composite TV-out||HDMI video out, up to 720p|
|FM radio, 20 presets||FM radio with RDS and 20 presets||FM radio with RDS and 20 presets||FM radio with RDS and 20 presets||FM radio with RDS and 20 presets|
|Voice recording||Voice recording||Voice recording||Voice recording||Voice recording|
|Philips Songbird||Philips Songbird||Philips Songbird||Philips Songbird||Philips Songbird|
|Album art display||Album art display||Album art display||Album art display|
|Folder view||Folder view||Folder view||Folder view||Folder view|
Top Customer Reviews
First of all, it has a great sound quality. The Philips FullSound technology enriches the sound and the earphones that come with the player are great (I have AKG K330 earphones which are great, and I now use the Philips earphones).
Video quality is good - screen view is crispy. the only bad thing is that you can hardly see it in direct sun light. The player has HDMI exit which I haven't tried yet.
Lets talk about the player's interface: I bought this player after having Microsoft Zune 120 for a year (it dies after a year of moderate use... Microsoft). The Zune had a great intuitive interface. I can't say this about the GoGear. In Philips' player you can't choose songs by their genre and you can't add songs to "now playing" playlist.
One more thing is that if you set the volume limit, you can't cancel it while listening to the radio. You have to go back to "Music" and cancel it.
The touch screen is the player's weakest link. Although it supposed to be capacitive it has poor and inaccurate response. Scrolling to 'Z' in song names or artists names is really frustrating.
The software that comes with the player is Philips Songbird. After using Microsoft Zune software I understand how poor looking is the software - and hence, much less intuitive. One thing that annoyed me is that although while installing the software I didn't want the software to update media info from the Internet - as soon as I added my libraries to the software it started to chance the organization and the ID3 tags of the files. As soon as I understood that I started using Windows Media Player as my media organizer.
Radio - I has a nice feature in which it auto tunes the presets. It also has RDS.Read more ›
First reaction: what a beautiful, solid and hefty player the 16GB Muse is! There is nothing to criticize in its design, it's that sleek and eye-pleasing. I like it that it's not one of those plasticky products that feel cheap; I also like that it's not black, because it may make it more difficult for me to lose it... The big screen's quality is superb and the essential buttons (on / off, volume up / down, home) are on the Muse's sides. A microSD port, holding up to a 32GB card -- great expansion! --, and an HDMI plug are located in the bottom. However, this kind of build comes at a price: definitely not the lightest player I've ever handled, and a bit thicker than what I'm used to. No deal breakers here.
Setting it up wasn't a problem, although you do need a magnifying glass to read the quick-start guide (you're better off loading the whole guide that comes in the player, or downloading a copy from Philips.com). I'm not used to touchscreens but am having no trouble with this one. It's responsive and accurate, in no way hindering my navigation. The menus are pretty straightforward and intuitive.
The Songbird software is another matter entirely. I did have some issues with it initially -- perhaps due to years using Creative's software -- until I figured it out.Read more ›
Sleek silver(not plastic) design and good noise canceling earbuds.
Large, responsive touchscreen display
Great sound quality, Fullsound for music and Surround for movies. useful EQ presets
SD expansion card slot and HDMI output
Compatible with subscription services and supports many formats including loss less formats
Songbird software is OK. You can import your i-tunes library with ease...but you don't have to use Songbird.
Supports audio books including bookmarks, and has decent text reader and sound recorder.
Slightly heavy, very short usb cable
FM radio signal is hit or miss
Touchscreen menus are less intuitive than I would like. The most often used icons are very small
Playlists created in songbird sometimes don't sync properly to the device.
Philips Muse looks good and has high sound quality and a smart design that feels solid.
It lacks the features of Ipod touch and newer android based PMP(Portable Media Players) but it's also about 100-200 dollars cheaper. If you don't need wifi and you use your device primarily for music the Philips Muse is hard to beat.
It came way before delivery estimate (took about 2-3 days with free super saving shipping). Since I also had to put all the music she wanted on to it, I was able to open it up. It's a very stylish and sleek. It's thick enough to have a firm grip(unlike iPod touch) but thin enough to not appear beefy or unappealing. I turned it on and was wowed by the bright display on the 3.2 inch screen. The touch screen isn't as smooth as the iPod's. You have to apply a slight amount of pressure but it's not as bad as some people are making it out to be. I'd say the touch screen feature gets 3.5/5 stars. Flipping through pictures was especially nice and I wasn't expecting the screen to be so nice.
There is absolutely no reason to feel the need to use the phillips songbird software unless you're trying to add playlist. I just used Windows Media Player which works great. After loading a couple songs (which didn't take long at all) I decided to test out the sound. The sound isolation headphones are better than the ones that come with the iPod. These seem like higher quality headphones that wouldn't normally come with a player and you'd have to buy separately.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are lots of limitations of this device compared to most tablets, smart phones etc. OS has very limited updateability.Published 17 months ago by Y2K Heretic
It's an alright gadget. In comparison to my first GoGear 2GB player, this 8GB fails to meet the user friendly operation of the previous version. Read morePublished 22 months ago by swgrahm
DO NOT BUY THIS. We made the mistake of buying this piece of junk for my brother as a graduation present. Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by karen
I bought this because of its navigation system and returned it also because of it. The screen is too small to touch to start with. Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by Old Eagle
The first thing that I like about this mp3 player is that I need no third party software to place my songs on it. No tedious interfaces. I just use my windows Explorer. Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by ND.NY
Both audio and video quality are very good. The earphone jack is temperamental - I sometimes have to jiggle it around to hear in stereo. The unit has a solid, quality feel to it. Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by Peter Reeve
No user friendly. had to go to the website and find the user manual and then search on how to load songs from the computer to the MP3 player.Published on January 7, 2013 by Tracy Donovan
Got this as a deal of the day and love it. Love the touch screen and seems to respond really well. Excited that it can be expanded. Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by Brinasmurfette