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post #181 of 390
"inconvient"?
post #182 of 390
I wish it supported FLAC... now i have to convert a lot of files to either WAV or WMA lossless. Anyone have a good converted program that would do this?
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post #184 of 390
thanks
post #185 of 390
I use foobar2000 as my main music program and it also happens to have the ability to convert my files.

I'm in the process of converting a bunch of FLACs to WMA Lossless as well.
post #186 of 390
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Originally Posted by Podtweaker View Post
I don't know why no one has come out w/ an external plug-in battery powered power supply for these players. This whole issue of how much play time you can get from the player is total nonsense.
iGo.com iGo powerXtender battery operated charger (2 cell)
iGo.com iGo power tip A112 for Zune

You're welcome...
post #187 of 390
Thanks again. I had seen this item in a local Radio Shack,but held off on getting it as they didn't have the tip for the Zune. In the meantime I'd forgotten all about it. I see you also amp your Zune, smart man. I amp my Zune w/ a Zen Head ZH1 & love it. About 5 months ago I got tired of having "LOD envy" & decided to try amping my Zune w/ a "starter" amp(a Total Airhead) to see how things would sound. It worked well enough that I stopped obsessing about LODs & moved up to a more refined amp. Now what I'd really like to do is to convert my HP out jack into a Line Out jack(which is how the original IMod worked, it also had a Wolfson Dac in it !) The problem is I don't know my way around a circuit. I am willing to pay for this mod if I could find someone to attempt it.
post #188 of 390
Got my FiiO!!! Damn, the sound is fantastic with my Zune 120!!! So this is what it's like w/an amp. Corda 3Move, here I come!!!
post #189 of 390
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post
Got my FiiO!!! Damn, the sound is fantastic with my Zune 120!!! So this is what it's like w/an amp. Corda 3Move, here I come!!!
See, I told you, you could stop obsessing about the "LOD" to amp connection that a large group of posters seem to believe is the only way to get the full benefit of using an amp. Let me repeat this again Zunes,Sonys,Cowons etc. do not have have the same weaknesses that the IPods have. I see postings where someone will say they bought an IPod so that they could use an LOD to amp connection. While I'm not debating that this might not be a wonderful set-up that sounds great, other players also have the capacity to sound great amped regardless of whether a line-out connection was used. If the sound you are able to get from your headphone out is clean & detailed it will retain these strengths when amped. If you already have an Ipod then no doubt the LOD route is the way to go. But if you are thinking about getting another player but are hesitating because you can't use an LOD to amp connection, I think you're reasoning is being overinfluenced by this feature. Wait til you get your "real" amp. If I had heard my Zune w/ my Zen Head before I got my Sony A829 I probably wouldn't have gotten the 829. I hadn't listened to the 829 for awhile ,but I decided to give it a listen amped yesterday. It sounded pretty nice , but I think the Zune sounds better.
post #190 of 390
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post
Got my FiiO!!! Damn, the sound is fantastic with my Zune 120!!! So this is what it's like w/an amp. Corda 3Move, here I come!!!
what headphones do you like more with the FiiO and your Zune ?
post #191 of 390
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Originally Posted by Ricardo Dawkins View Post
what headphones do you like more with the FiiO and your Zune ?
I use my Panasonic HTX7's the most now. The sound is great, and the bass is good, but not too overwhelming. I still use my HD212's w/my Zune, but without the FiiO, the bass is a bit too overpowering. The FiiO is a cheap, but great sounding little amp. Next stop in 09 - the Corda 3Move!!!
post #192 of 390
I'm trying to decide on whether to buy the Zune 120 or the new iPod Touch 2G.

How is the Zune 120's screen? I have heard about the "screen door effect. This is where you can see small black lines in between each pixel because of the resolution to screen size ratio. Is this true? The only store around here that sells the Zune is Walmart and they don't have a working display model.

Thanks!
post #193 of 390
Well i have the zune 80 and haven't seen the screen door thing...
post #194 of 390
I have a Zune 80 hooked up to an iqube and it sounds quite good. I just don't feel that the iqube does very much for my Shure SE530 IEMs. I can't really tell much difference between headphone out and the iqube. Would I be better off with an RSA amplifier to give the music more of a punch?

Also, what volume do you play the music from the Zune? Should i max it at 20 or play back at 10-15 volume?
post #195 of 390
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Originally Posted by FordGT View Post
I'm trying to decide on whether to buy the Zune 120 or the new iPod Touch 2G.

How is the Zune 120's screen? I have heard about the "screen door effect. This is where you can see small black lines in between each pixel because of the resolution to screen size ratio. Is this true? The only store around here that sells the Zune is Walmart and they don't have a working display model.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Ub3rMario View Post
Well i have the zune 80 and haven't seen the screen door thing...
I haven't seen this either, the screen looks just fantastic.
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