Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP will pleasure and protect your ear canals in equal measure

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Hoping that the PMP fight isn’t a long lost battle to the might of Apple’s iPod and the smartphone rise are Philips, who today reveal their feature packed GoGear Muse 3 PMP.

A brushed metal player with a 3.2 inch touchscreen running at 480×320 resolution, the Muse 3 introduces two new technologies to the mp3 playing table.

First up is SafeSound, designed to protect your hearing. Analysing your listening habits and preffered sound levels, it’ll fire up a warning every time you’re doing something that could cause long term damage to your hearing.

The second new technology is the genius-sounding SoundPersonalisation. It brings the concept of the graphic equaliser bang up to date, tweaking tones by swiping fingers towards the four corners of the screen, each one representing either “powerful”, “warm”, “sparkling” or “vocal” tones.

In terms of file support, the Muse 3 can handle MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, APE, MPEG4 SP/ASP, MPEG4 AVC/H.264 HP, RMVB, WMV9, JPEG, PNG, BMP and GIF files, as well as beefing up the quality of compressed sound files with Philip’s FullSound processing feature.

Available in two sizes, the 8GB Muse 3 will cost £109.99, while the 16GB will cost £139.99.

Gerald Lynch

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