The thing about portable media players is that they tend to rely on the use of headphones/earphones, which is great when used in loud and noisy environments, but it could potentially damage your hearing, especially if you’re the type that likes to listen to their music super loud.

Well it looks like Philips may have thought about that when they made the GoGear Muse 3 portable media player, as the device apparently comes with a feature Philips has dubbed the SoundSafe, which is said to alert the user if the volume and exposure that is currently set will have an impact on long-term hearing, and it can even regulate the volume levels for the user.

The Muse 3 also comes with an alternative to the graphic equalizer, which is great for those of us who don’t know what all the various sliders mean. Instead what the new equalizer (which Philips has dubbed the SoundPersonalisation) does is it allows listeners to adjust the sound by simply running their fingers around the screen between the four corners marked powerful, warm, sparkling and vocal.

It also comes with noise isolation in-ear earphones and is said to support a variety of audio and video file formats, and comes in sizes of either 8GB or 16GB, and it will retail for £109.99 and £139.99 respectively.

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