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post #16 of 116
not sure if any of you have any experience with the clix...wondering which is better, the clix or the meizu?
post #17 of 116
has anyone else got this player and have somethign to say about it? i'm thinking about getting one, but i'm not too sure yet.
post #18 of 116
I received my M6 miniplayer last week, and have been listening frequently using my E4s and E5s. I have to say the player is a clear winner. I had been in love with the nano/E4 combo when the 2G nano first came out, but saw my enthusiasm fade quite a bit. Reason: connected my Go-vibe 5 into the rig and noticed the substantial improvement in SQ. 2G nano out of headphone jack is still veiled and lacking in separation of details. Since nano is for minimalist rig it just wasn't working for me - if I have to clip an external amp to the belt it's defeating the point of minimalism.

Enter Meizu miniplayer. To my ears better in all key listening criteria over nano: clarity of presentation, good separation, and excellent bass slam. It might not be quite as slick as the output of my GV5, but it ain't that far back and it's plenty for minimalist purposes. Video is another matter - quite challenging to get the player to work here, but that's not what I got it for anyway. I look at it as a quirky plus that's more of a gimmick than anything. My 5G iPod can output to my TV and thus is more of a useful feature on it.

The M6 has other funny personality disorders, like occasionally playing tracks in the wrong order or freezing when playing certain FLAC files, but it makes the little beasty a little more lovable. I seem to recall that my iPod never has really liked playing ALAC files much either, demonstrated by the poor execution of gapless playback and occasional skipping. Overall I'm thinking this may just be the perfect player I've been looking for as long as it holds up (which it has so far).

That last comment is key and played a significant part of my decision in getting an M6. The iPod ownership experience is unparalleled in terms of piece of mind. If it no-worky under warranty you just go to the nearest Apple store and get you another one. Tough to beat. Given the failure rate of electronic devices, my biggest concern with the Meizu was the prospect of warranty work on the miniplayer. I just had to settle for the possibility that I'd be without one for a while if I had to send it back to miniplayer.info for service/exchange in the event something went wrong with it. Since I have a 5G iPod, iAudio U2, and a 1G Shuffle refurb on order, I have 'backups' to listen to. So I said "why not?"

I say if you want an elegant player with terrific SQ that is constantly developing (firmware) to improve itself, the miniplayer is a great choice.
post #19 of 116
how's the headphone jack on the m6? how does it compare to other mp3 player's headphone out and their line outs?

i plan to pair the m6 with my cmoy amp and am wondering how the output jack on the m6 sounds.
post #20 of 116
Thread Starter 
coming from a person with UM2s, the output sounds fantastic to me. This player has the ability to really slam you with clear and tight bass as well (if you want it )
post #21 of 116
I just got my M6 last night from a friend's father that was in China for business. The packaging was much smaller than I expected, and so was the player. There's plenty of reviews online with a heap of pictures comparing the M6 with it's competitors: iPds and the like. But I've hardly had contact with an iPod, nor do can I recollect the size of one, so it was a huge surprise as to how small of a player this was. It actually feels very unnatural as I'm 6'1" holding somthing to tiny.

I opened it and skipped all of the documentation since my reading comprehension is lacking and was pleasantly surprised as to how easy it was to use. I felt the UI to be very simple and customizable. It shipped with S1.010 firmware, which to my understanding is the newest one. I plugged in the stock headphones and just listened to the sample tunes that were preloaded. The sound was horrid, bloated bass that was everywhere and just an overall bad sound. I wasn't sure what it was since I figured it was new in box, none of the eq/DNSe settings were modified, but none the less, I took a gander and there it was; bass boost on, eq modified up the wazoo. I dropped everything down to 0 and tried the samples again. Much much much better.

After loading a few of my songs that I encoded from FLAC to --alt preset fast in LAME (around vbr190), I tried it out again with my Koss KSC75's. Apparently, 60ohm is too much for this little device, so I grabbed the CMoy on my desk and hooked it up. There we go, more volume than I'll ever use with a slight boost in treble. Oddly, I felt the highs were restrained since I've been complaining of the KSC75's being too bright and a bit sibilant paired with my Corda Aria, that can be fixed with kramer's mod (which I wasn't planning to do after hearing it on the Aria). I raised the volume on the M6 to +40 and lowered the CMoy to 0; no hiss whatsoever. There's nothing to complain about at this point and I was one happy M6 owner.

Later on in the evening, I decided to play with some video encoding. With Virtual Dub, I had alot of problems encoding as I'd get 0055 errors with decoding the source audio. I read somewhere it has to do with LAME and that it's overriding the codec needed by VDub, but I'm not willing to change it everytime I want to encode music or video, so I just skimmed through a few of my videos and encoded the ones that worked. It looks fantastic on the miniplayer. Given I knew not to try a fast paced action sequence as the framerate isn't high enough to handle, so I stuck with drama's with little to no fast scenes at all.

Overall, I'm very happy with the Meizu M6 SP 4Gig in black. It's sexy in all ways and my only gripes are the lengthy procedures to encode videos and the amount of fingerprints the M6 loves to attract. I don't have any of the hard cases for it and I'm using it in the stock leather bag connected to my CMoy with both inside an old panasonic walkman bag. It fits very snug and I can still control the volume even though the knob is all the way inside. I didn't normalize/adjust the gain on any of my mp3's, but the differences in volume aren't that big, so I didn't feel the need to go out of my way to do it.

I just have a few questions for those that own the M6 that have the protective cases. My interconnect is terminated with 2x Switchcraft 35HDNN plugs and I'm wondering if the plug will fit if the case was on. I'm looking at the smoke crystal elite case that allows you to use the dial while the case is on, but I'm not sure if the Switchcraft plugs will fit in the small openning for the mini jack. Also, how fragile is the player. I tend to drop things of this size and I'm worried it'll break easily.

**Work around for those who also get 0055 errors is to rip the audio from the video with a program like Winamp using it's waveOut plugin and then sync it with VDub and encode from there. Or you could just try another encoding software.
post #22 of 116
We've got one guy that says it's noisy with sensitive IEMs, and another that loves it with UM2s. My Um2/UM56s really need EQ, and I've read this unit has the best out there, but the reports of how noisy it is are keeping me from pulling the trigger. What's a headfier to do?
post #23 of 116
i have the new sp version with 1.010 firmware. i also hear people complain about noise, but there's an equal amount that don't have any noise. it might be the luck of your draw, but it could also be the change from TP -> SP. though i hear some sp owners complain of hiss, the amount of complaints is much lower than from the tp owners.
post #24 of 116
Thread Starter 
I will say this. Yes, I hear a hiss but that doesn't surprise me with the IEMs i have, but once the music starts, I don't notice it anymore. Unless you hate any and all hiss, I'm sure you'll be satisifed with this player. IMO, the amazing sound quality makes up for a slight hiss. I had no idea how high caliber my UM2s were until I heard them through this thing and from now on the M6 will be the standard that I hold all other portable SQ to.
post #25 of 116
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Originally Posted by laxx
I tried it out again with my Koss KSC75's. Apparently, 60ohm is too much for this little device, so I grabbed the CMoy on my desk and hooked it up. There we go, more volume than I'll ever use with a slight boost in treble. Oddly, I felt the highs were restrained since I've been complaining of the KSC75's being too bright and a bit sibilant paired with my Corda Aria, that can be fixed with kramer's mod (which I wasn't planning to do after hearing it on the Aria).
Do you mean to say that it actually couldn't properly power your ksc-75s?? The other reviewer seemed to think that it nearly matched the power of his amp + nano.

Maybe one of you are using the SP

So confused ???

But I really want one once i can figure out which has better SQ and how not to get the hiss.
post #26 of 116
I'm using the TP version of the meizu M6 and it powers my KSC75 perfectly. 12/40 volume is loud enough for me.
post #27 of 116
This thing cought my eye recently and I've been wondering about few things.

http://www.mp3newswire.net/stories/6002/meizu_m6.html claims that: "The Meizu M6 also has an FM transmitter for playing your tunes off of the car radio without messy wires". If I would buy m6 from usa to europe, would radio and FM transmitter work? I don't know about this and I want to be sure.

http://iaudiophile.net/news.php?extend.249 , I have also interested in d2 but I think it will take a while to arrive to US and it's price will be much higher. Sound quality and good price will matter the most, movie/picture playback are just extras.
post #28 of 116
it drives my ksc75's without ant distortion at all, but i listen to it on 40/40 when in a noisy area and fell it's still a bit low. at work, i use about 15/40 as to not bother anyone else around me.
post #29 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by qscq View Post
This thing cought my eye recently and I've been wondering about few things.

http://www.mp3newswire.net/stories/6002/meizu_m6.html claims that: "The Meizu M6 also has an FM transmitter for playing your tunes off of the car radio without messy wires". If I would buy m6 from usa to europe, would radio and FM transmitter work? I don't know about this and I want to be sure.
1. No the M6 does not have an FM transmitter built into it. (The site advertisement was incorrect, it was meant to be a FM Receiver)
post #30 of 116
Has anyone tried it with K81DJs? I'm interesting in buying one.
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