|Originally Posted by javertim: I loaded a FLAC file onto it and am not impressed at all by the player's lack of highs and muddy-sounding mids/lows.|
Now a number of us have commented on what I call a "soft" soundstage, particularly compared to (what I understand is) the Sony's "bolder" sound. To my ear, it's kind of like the difference between sitting in the studio listening to the player's output vs. listening to an amped line-out master recording. Both are "true" reproductions but with different sound signatures.
* No disrespect javertim, you may well have a defective unit. I also wonder which firmware you have V1 or V2. If it's V2 is sure hope this isn't a sign of compromised SQ on new editions of the Fuze.