Replacing the Opus as the flagship model, the Muse offers a slightly bigger screen (3-inch vs. the 2.8-inch on the Opus). File support has gotten a boost with the inclusion of BMP, GIF, PNG, Ogg Vorbis, APE, Real Video, and Real Audio formats. Unlike the Opus, the Muse is bundled with a pair of in-ear headphones that offer active noise cancelling.
Physically, the Muse is slightly smaller than the Opus and has a slightly shorter battery life. Philips claims the Muse is capable of up to 25 hours of audio playback or 5 hours with video. Other specifications remain similar, with a 20-station preset FM tuner. It also features Philips' proprietary FullSound for CD-quality enhancement of digitally compressed tracks.
This new player goes for $233.55 and is currently in major electronic stores in Singapore, but U.S. availability has not yet been announced.
(Source: Crave Asia)