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The sound saves the day
on April 22, 2013
Update 4:23:13 - I just took a ride on my motorcycle and I had to add a star to my review because of the headphones. Going 75+ mph (that's Cat 1 hurricane wind speed)with the volume on 20 (max 31) and could hear the music just fine. All my other ear-buds turn into glorified ear plugs at this speed.
errr, that's about it for the pros...but again I will say that it does have amazing sound! Even the sound of the built in speaker is more than you'd expect.
Songbird - Very Buggy, crashes all the time and error reports throughout.
- Don't even install it if you get this player. Just drag and drop with windows
- When it is working it still is not communicating with the device properly (needs firmware update see below)
- Tried using WMP with this device and was not able to create or add to existing playlist
Firmware Update - Installation crashes about 95% through, Then device crashes, then windows crashes when you disconnect. The funny thing is that I bet Songbird would possibly work better if I were able to update the firmware.
The price and great sound make this worthy of a 5 star review. I started to put a 5 but the reality is that Philips is a HUGE company with some major $$$ resources so there is NO EXCUSE for sending out a device with this junk software on it that is going to make a lot of people aggravated with their purchase and waste a lot of their time figuring it out.
If you buy it don't let songbird install on your system. You can drag and drop from windows but there will be some error messages from time to time that would most likely be fixed with a good old fashioned Firmware update.