Find out what are the features and qualities to look out for in a good MP3 player. We also review 6 devices so that you know which suits you best.
Philips GoGear Muse
FOR almost the same price, Creative's Zen model gives twice the storage space.
Though the Philips GoGear Muse also plays Flac audio - just as the Zen does - it lacks the touchscreen agility.
There is no memory card slot, so Flac lovers might find the limited storage a turn-off.
Other than that, this 95g muse by Dutch electronics giant Philips has lots going for it.
First is its audio quality. When paired with the noise-cancelling earbuds (supplied), the resulting sound is crystal clear.
Equally satisfying is the sound input via the built-in microphone.
With the earbuds plugged in, you can hear word-for-word what is being recorded. Great when you need to snag that all-important soundbite.
Other functions: A seven-point button lets you quickly scroll through large music collections. Finally, the gizmo's trump card: its video-playing prowess.
A 3-inch WQVA screen displays 262,000 colours, rivalling the X-Fi2 for video screening prowess. Battery life: Plays videos non-stop for just over four hours.