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post #286 of 767
OK. So the Fuze sounds wonderful out of the box. no EQ just music. guitars sounds great, bass and drums also. voice is present enough. cymbals are great. I am listening on Westone UM2.

I own Sony S739 and it sounds different. Also very good, but from what I heard in last few minutes that is the sound I was looking for. how will it sound after burn in :O. wow. I never thought I will say that.

two things I noticed:

1. S739 is louder than Fuze.
2. Headphone jack on Fuze is really 'strange' ... If I touch it (try to press it in or turn it) the music goes silent and I hear only clicks for few seconds. Faulty or not?

Oh, yeah... I am listening Chinese Democracy to compare... became my reference CD for those kind of thigs. Great mixing, mastering...

So this weekend will be interesting, but seems like Fuze will be keeper. As I am writing this I am listening how guitars sounds great ...
post #287 of 767
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Originally Posted by veli View Post
OK. So the Fuze sounds wonderful out of the box. no EQ just music. guitars sounds great, bass and drums also. voice is present enough. cymbals are great. I am listening on Westone UM2.

I own Sony S739 and it sounds different. Also very good, but from what I heard in last few minutes that is the sound I was looking for. how will it sound after burn in :O. wow. I never thought I will say that.

two things I noticed:

1. S739 is louder than Fuze.
2. Headphone jack on Fuze is really 'strange' ... If I touch it (try to press it in or turn it) the music goes silent and I hear only clicks for few seconds. Faulty or not?

Oh, yeah... I am listening Chinese Democracy to compare... became my reference CD for those kind of thigs. Great mixing, mastering...

So this weekend will be interesting, but seems like Fuze will be keeper. As I am writing this I am listening how guitars sounds great ...
The headphone jack is tight because past sansa players had very loose jacks and the headphone plugs would come off easily. Just push hard until it is all the way in. Yup, the sansa fuze plays the sound as it was meant to sound. The Sony plays the music "hyped", which sounds really good, but not so accurate.
post #288 of 767
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Originally Posted by DJGeorgeT View Post
The headphone jack is tight because past sansa players had very loose jacks and the headphone plugs would come off easily. Just push hard until it is all the way in. Yup, the sansa fuze plays the sound as it was meant to sound. The Sony plays the music "hyped", which sounds really good, but not so accurate.
well yes that is the word ACCURATE . This Fuze must have some headphone jack problems so I just need to be careful not to even slightly touch it as it goes silent... but I will double check if (when) I get mine...

thanks for comments.

-velimir

edit: damn, it seems like it is UM2 issue... tried original Fuze heeadphones and no problem. If UM2 are pushed all the way in to Fuze I get silence with some clicks, they need to be like 1mm out and than it works... it is pretty unusable if there is no solution as it tends to go in all the way just by a slight motion and the sound disappears ... can anyone that has Fuze/UM2 combination confirm this issue or is it just isolated to me?

thanks

edit2: just tested with my Sennheiser HD595 and the same thing as with UM2. Like they go too deep inside ... I can here those clicks even when music is paused... and yes unlike UM2, HD595 need to be powered up properly with an amp

edit3: seems I am not the only one
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=31613
... hopefully solved in v2, but no use exchanging it till they don't arrive here
post #289 of 767
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Originally Posted by veli View Post
well yes that is the word ACCURATE .
edit: damn, it seems like it is UM2 issue... tried original Fuze heeadphones and no problem. If UM2 are pushed all the way in to Fuze I get silence with some clicks, they need to be like 1mm out and than it works... it is pretty unusable if there is no solution as it tends to go in all the way just by a slight motion and the sound disappears ... can anyone that has Fuze/UM2 combination confirm this issue or is it just isolated to me?
The hack solution would be a washer to keep it from going in further.
post #290 of 767
Yeah I have to do the slightly pulled out method with my Klipsch X10 as well. All my other phones work fine though. Even though it is slightly pulled out, it isn't loose.
post #291 of 767
I misunderstood about the headphone jack. I have no such problem with my headphones. You should get a FiiO E5 to pair up with the fuze to drive the HD595.
post #292 of 767
thanks all for the answer / suggestions. maybe it is sorted in v2 revision. I hope when I get my won it won't happen, but just in case I have cut off a top from old Comply foam plug (the little gum part) and used it as a washer to test if it does the trick ... and it does

-velimir
post #293 of 767
I have had the same issue with the headphone jack with my ms1, everytime I move the jack, i hear pops and clicks. It's still a minor issue though becacuse the jack doesn't move unless one tries to move it.
post #294 of 767


well I can not believe how good that Fuze sounds ... so many details that I never heard before. with UM2 plugged in it is one of most interesting yet accurate sounds I ever heard ...

I am definetly getting my own Fuze first thing on Monday ... S739 goes to my wife, she'll like it... hell, she'll even appreciate the stock headphones ...

-velimir
post #295 of 767
Fuze I allready have! Sansa Click 4GB is on its way! Fiio E3 is on its way! Fiio E5 is on its way! I didn`t think I would by any more portables, but I just got a feel for it again!
post #296 of 767
Finally got my own Fuze. Unfortunately it is blueish and only 4GB, but fortunately it doesn't have an issue with my Westone UM2 unlike the other one I tested (Black, 8GB).

As I couldn't basically open and test every Fuze to see if they have headphone jack issue I chose the one in the new nice kind of packaging (actually 2, my wife also got one for Christmas - Pink 4GB). Also hoping that this new nice package ment they are v2. But they were not.

Still I am very happy that my UM2 work out of the box and it seems to sound even better than the Black 8GB one I borrowed. But I am sure it is just because it is my own so it is sweeter. Or Fuze can play 320kbps Lame MP3's better than Flac, but I doubt ...

Merry Christmas to all!



-velimir
post #297 of 767
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DJGeorgeT View Post
I misunderstood about the headphone jack. I have no such problem with my headphones. You should get a FiiO E5 to pair up with the fuze to drive the HD595.
I second this recommendation! or even an E3 if you want to be cheap
post #298 of 767
Hi people!

A quick question concerning the Fuse and folder navigation?

I am very much use with the Cowon and Rockbox folder navigation method. My music is filed in folder as I want it :
Classic/
artist 1-album 1-2-3-/
artist 2-album 1/ etc
etc
Jazz/
artist 1-album 1-2-3-4/
artist 2-album 1-2-3../
etc,
Rock/
etc...

I know the Fuse does not have this function yet. I want to know if the Fuse
is more like the Ipod as regard navigation :
Album
Genre
etc.

Also with .ogg files, anything special I should know! I will use the MSC transfer method.

regards,
post #299 of 767
Yeah, you browse the music database by either Artist, Album, Genre, etc from their ID tag info. All the music formats (ie mp3, ogg, flac, etc) that the Fuze supports all blend together in the music database.
post #300 of 767
Got my Fuze yesterday then found this thread today. Wish i had bought at Radio Shack instead of Best Buy. Prices really vary, Circuit City 119. Best Buy 99, Radio Shack 79. online lower but i didn't have time before my vacation to wait.

Just read this whole thread and i have to agree at least on the offset that i was disappointed at the muddy sound, in fact i described it as that exactly on another thread before reading it here. I have a LOD to my ipods that go to a Lisa lll amp and a Pico amp and with both of those the LOD from the ipod sounded to be both clearer and have a punchier bass. I figured it was a good back up and decided to use it exclusively today to get used to the sound. Listening to it without comparing it is sweet enough but the lod out on the ipod seems to wipe away a veil if i a/b the sound. I tried the Fuze with my older Hornet M amp with esw9 headphones tonight and it seemed to be more complementary to the sound. Hopefully it will burn in or i will become more accustom to the sound signiture(better synergy). Crossing my fingers. I did like it enough to get a 16 ghz card for it.

As far as ease of use i think it is great, there are many things i like about it if i can get over the SQ signature.
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