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post #106 of 390
zune 80 owner here! nice unit, i think. definitely a nice change of pace from an ipod.

if only the zune software was better . . .
post #107 of 390
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Originally Posted by nismo96 View Post
There is no EQ. The UI does change, and the Marketplace is more prominent on the menu. I'll play around with the Zune while I'm at the office today and post more.
There will never be an eq, according to microsoft they bypassed the eq section on the wolfson chip to get a higher quality signal to the HO. The zune is one nice sounding player though so most shouldn't miss it , and it's very clean with iems. I still want the all (sexy) black 16 gig flash zune, but I need another dap like I need another dog. I have seven Plus I did have 2 defective zunes and I would have to buy the 16 gig model from amazon, not a local BM store. That combo- zune 16 and my ipod touch 2g would be a knockout, I have to check out the new zune software.
post #108 of 390
I'm rockin' my Touch 32gb 2G, but I'm waiting on the 16gb S Series from Sony. Having those 2 as my main and backup are tha' SHIZZLE for me!!! can't wait for the Sony!!!
post #109 of 390
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post
EQ costs additional money? Hmmm, don't really think that'd be the case. As for pure audio quality, not all use an amp. If I had the capital, maybe. Since I don't, and the average user doesn't, why not include a feature (that costs NO EXTRA!!!) to implement. Saying it will raise the cost of the Zune 120 makes no sense, the price would remain the same. And the player would be even faster spreading than it is. I work at a place where there are almost 40,000 employees & after speaking to a couple hundred I've realized it's a bigger sticking point than I'd imagined. Most state that, even if they're presets on a player, it's a requirement.
If it's something that has to be added to an already complete player that extra dollar or two could be the breaking point in producer cost to make that 149.99 bracker player now a $175 bracket player. I work in retail setting retail prices for my company based on our costs and usually small changes you can deal without change but when the cost moves by a couple dollars you have to start passing that on to the customer.

Ihatepopupads already addressed/answered the whole question though with MS bypassing the EQ of the Wolfson, which I am very glad to hear, as well as impressed with MS by making a quality decision, instead of allowing the EQ to reduce quality just to get people to buy the player for the EQ.

If you need an EQ you need different (not necessarily better) equipment. It's as simple as that. Setup your equipment for your musical taste then play the music unaltered for the best possible experience.
post #110 of 390
my zune fell about 3 feet, while turned off, while in a leather case and stopped working. no signs of any damage whatsoever. ive had an x5L and a zen vision and they were both tougher than this.
post #111 of 390
Externally the Zune is very tough (I remember dropping mine a couple of times from maybe 1-2 feet onto a hard wooden surface without any visible damage). Never dropped it far enough to damage the hard drive (or other components) though.
post #112 of 390
A few weeks ago my sister dropped my Zune 80 from like 4 feet.

It still work perfectly but there's a pretty big crack on the front glass. There's a kit online to replace the glass that I might buy one of these days, it's only like $35.

I was pretty mad at the time.
post #113 of 390
Just got my Zune 120GB... so far so good... software is a bit laggy but i can deal with it
post #114 of 390
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Originally Posted by idiotekniQues View Post
my zune fell about 3 feet, while turned off, while in a leather case and stopped working. no signs of any damage whatsoever. ive had an x5L and a zen vision and they were both tougher than this.
if there isnt any sign of damage, just contact Zune Tech Support at Zune.net | Contact Support
post #115 of 390
Huge question. Can the zune pad be used with winter gloves? I heard even the manual clicking is capacitive. Is this true?
post #116 of 390
the touch pad part of it can't, but you should be able to use the manual clicking with gloves on, I normally click it through my pants pocket so I don't have to take it out.
post #117 of 390
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Originally Posted by Pasion View Post
Huge question. Can the zune pad be used with winter gloves? I heard even the manual clicking is capacitive. Is this true?
I just tried it with my Zune80 and some thin REI winter gloves. I was able to click up and down on the top menu but that was all I couldn't even dig into my music. I have used my Fox full finger cycling gloves, many times when I'm just riding around the limestone trails near my house. They work perfectly. I have full control and access to the Zune's menu. I have no idea why one pair works and the other doesn't.
post #118 of 390
Wait, I just tried it again, and apparently it works fine with thin pieces of clothing, or stuff like that, but the thicker it is it won't work, the manual clicking I mean.

I don't have any gloves but I tried with my shirt. One layer of shirt and it was fine, 2 layers still fine, 3 or 4 and then it wouldn't click.

Weird.
post #119 of 390
That's what I feared. In Microsoft's wisdom, they have made the manual portion of the pad capacitive. It needs electricity to work just like any other capacitive touch screen or laptop track pad.

This is a huge deal breaker for me and now groups the Zune (16 & 120Gb) with the iPod touch in terms of outdoor usability.
post #120 of 390
Well if it's just the gloves you're worried about maybe find a person with a zune or a store that lets you play with it and test it out with your gloves. I was able to click it through a layer of jeans fabric so I dunno.
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