Philips GoGear Ariaz 16 GB MP3 Player

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    Similar in aesthetic design to the Philips' Muse device, the Ariaz also costs less than their previous player. With an available 16 GB of storage capacity, this unit plays MP3's, WAV's, and WMA's with excellent sound clarity.

    Using the company's exclusive FullSound technology, the player reproduces compressed music to the audio levels it was meant to be heard at by digitally enhancing each sonic detail of the track during playback. Your music sounds richer and fuller, the way it was meant to be heard. The headphones that are included dampen some of this sweetening as they're not great. However, most high-end third party headphones will represent what the Ariaz is really capable of.

    Also included is an interesting little feature called SafeSound that alerts you to potentially damaging levels of volume coming from the device and it can regulate the volume for you to keep your hearing safe. The Ariaz has a pretty good battery life of about 22 hours for audio playback and four for video.

    Be warned, this device isn't your best bet for a video player. The picture isn't as sharp as some of the others you can find out there and with a 2.4 inch screen. While you're probably not going to want to watch a beautifully photographed film like Lawrence of Arabia, it's good enough for TV shows.Rating: 4.5/5

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