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post #196 of 767
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Yes I had the same experience between the sony and the fuze, but after I used the fiio with the fuze and sony the fuze really stood out. I thought it lacked detail, but after more listening it actually sounds like it has more detail then the sony. it's just presented different- more neutral and more space between everything. I truly love the sound, I just tried a zune again and after much listening I think the fuze sounds better- which suprised me. Something really natural and 3d about the sound, like some drums/percussion sound off and slightly plastic on my other daps- not the fuze. Maybe it just took me a while to get used to the sound sig, but I can't go back now
post #197 of 767
I wonder if any of you Sony/Fuze listeners out there would be willing to do a little test that I just ran for myself and give me your opinions.

Listen to this song (don't worry it's a legitimate free download), in particular from 1:40 - 2:18 where it is all piano, and give me your impressions on how the two players compare.

http://www.garageband.com/mp3/Fisher...0LdsaSnZ1m0Z2k

I'm probably going way overboard on comparing these players! Then again I didn't join this site because I'm casual about my music
post #198 of 767
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Originally Posted by justaguy93 View Post
Sansa
+Expandable (my 8gig mp3 player today, my 40gb FLAC player next year?)
I hope Sansa releases a larger capacity Fuze to pair with a 32gb microsd. Just a hunch -- With 8gb sdcards so cheap it almost doesn't make sense to release just a 16gb Fuze, so perhaps (I hope, please, please) a 32gb Fuze will be forthcoming. Can you say "my 64gb FLAC player next year?!"
post #199 of 767
Anyone tried playing video with their fuze? how's the quality?
post #200 of 767
Bad.
post #201 of 767
Yeah, even the album art looks pretty poor.
post #202 of 767
http://search.live.com/cashback/prod.../4018/16045498
Anyone want to try buying a Fuze from here? If MS provides the cashback, I'm sure you'll at least be getting most of your money back, with a $10 risk of getting a fake/no product. If the stores themselves provide cashback, this could be risky.

Has anyone dealed with Deal Source Direct before?
post #203 of 767
When something looks to good to be true it usually is.
post #204 of 767
wow, a $10 8gb fuze. that's crazy lol
post #205 of 767
all that have fuze, do you use sandisk memory cards or dofferent brands? i'm thinking of getting adata class 4 as it is cheaper that sandisk's class 2, but how do fuze work with adata memory cards?
post #206 of 767
It should be fine. Sandisk restricting memory card brands would be idiotic (despite having their own range).

A higher resolution (and maybe even slightly larger, 2 inch) screen would put me all over the Fuze. A rockbox port in the future would solve all other problems.
post #207 of 767
So long as you don't try to watch any videos off the micro SDHC (reportedly Kingston micro SDHC don't play nicely with videos) any brand should be fine. Some brands may take a little longer to put music on the expansion memory stick but once it is on there you won't hear a difference between brands for music.
post #208 of 767
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by justaguy93 View Post
I wonder if any of you Sony/Fuze listeners out there would be willing to do a little test that I just ran for myself and give me your opinions.

Listen to this song (don't worry it's a legitimate free download), in particular from 1:40 - 2:18 where it is all piano, and give me your impressions on how the two players compare.

http://www.garageband.com/mp3/Fisher...0LdsaSnZ1m0Z2k

I'm probably going way overboard on comparing these players! Then again I didn't join this site because I'm casual about my music
I tested it with my e530s, not my style of music but it's nice to slow down sometimes. To my ears the piano on the fuze sounds better - more natural, more body and realistic decay/sustain. The sony sounds just a little off, it doesn't sound bad in fact it sounds quite good. Just not as good as the fuze. IMHO


I will test my other full size cans later, a little under the weather with colitis/IBS. And woman get this all the time? plus childbirth and PMS. Women are tough is all I have to say. I'd rather have a friggin toothache, at least I could pop a pain pill. Sorry, I'm getting no sympathy from the wife- "well look at all the junk you eat, no wonder!". You mean Wendy's isn't good for you?
post #209 of 767
Interesting. That's pretty much what I thought too, I grew up playing piano and with the Fuze I could really hear the force each key was hit with. It sounded amazingly natural. The Sony had all the sound of the note there, but was still missing something. Perhaps in emphasizing the highs some of the audio winds up a tad flattened out.

That said I am also finding the Fuze is a bit more revealing of weaknesses anywhere in the chain. My sub-par car stereo, cheaper headphones, poor encodes, are all laid pretty bare. The Sony has a way of making all my music sound pretty good no matter what I play it through.

In a lot of ways, the Fuze really reminds me of the sound I got from my very first mp3 player, the Zen xtra, which I absolutely loved.

Well I guess that's all I'm going to ramble on about this. I'll probably do some mp3/flac comparing to see if I can really tell a difference there or not and then it will be decision time.

I appreciate all the info everyone has provided. Thanks!

-justaguy
post #210 of 767
This is an amazing player!

My impressions!

My new Sansa Fuze player
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