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Phillips Go Gear Opus 32gb

Reviewing: Phillips Go Gear Opus  |  Rating:
By Gabriel Davison on
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The GoGear Opus is a mid-range, medium capacity mp3 player which I bought back in November to replace my completely full ipod nano. I needed something with a good amount of storage, and decent sound quality. The player itself is quite slim with a stylish glossy front that houses a 2.2inch screen and a D-pad with select, back and pause/play buttons. The GoGear also sports an fm Radio and a voice recorder, which I don't really use.

My 17gigs of music transferred to the player quite easily using windows media player and with this same 17gigs of music, the player took about 20 seconds to load up the main menu screen (a stark change from the ipods near instant power up) . The menu navigation is also a drag, the navigation is slow and nowhere near as smooth as my ipod, sometimes you may press a button and wait 2-3 seconds for it to have any effect. However when I finally managed to get a song playing I was pretty impressed with the sound quality. The deep basses and clear trebles put my ipod to shame. After tinkering with the sound settings a bit, I decided I liked it even more with the 'Fullsound' option enabled. It seemed to make nearly all of my music sound better.

In conclusion, I have been using My GoGear every day for about 3 months and although it does have its short comings, in my opinion it makes up for these by offering a good amount of storage for a relatively low price. Not to mention, it does come packaged with a pair of decent headphones. For the casual user, who likes the sound of their music it comes highly recommended.