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post #16 of 83
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post
I'd go w/the Sony S63X series. Fantastic SQ, excellent EQ and effects, great battery life, small, excellent build quality, custom wallpapers & themes, FM tuner, goes to 16gb (I'd love a 32gb myself). All around, just fantastic!!! Even comes w/a decent pair of starter IEM's.

what is the difference between the S series and the NWZ-E438FBLK, E series? The E @ 8gb in red is available on amazon for $103.82, is that a good price for the unit?
post #17 of 83
This in a nut shell is why I HATE SONY and that is my opinion. Im sure sony makes great equipment but they irritate me as a user to no end. I just cant get past it anymore. And below is one example of many including my own Sony home theatre. Ug!

Expensive Sony Cables

BTW, this site has a great Fuze forum for you to check out. Lots of player specific info there.
post #18 of 83
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Originally Posted by pseudohippy View Post
This in a nut shell is why I HATE SONY and that is my opinion. Im sure sony makes great equipment but they irritate me as a user to no end. I just cant get past it anymore. And below is one example of many including my own Sony home theatre. Ug!

Expensive Sony Cables

BTW, this site has a great Fuze forum for you to check out. Lots of player specific info there.
Couldn't agree more on that bait-hook marketing.

I'm considering a Sansa Fuse simply because it has microSD support. My previous mp3 player was a 3rd gen iPod, which is still running, but no longer portable as the battery went out years ago.
post #19 of 83
Of the 2,
Fuze - replaceable battery, FM radio, cheaper, upgradeable (when they make bigger memory cards)

Nano - Itunes, more choice if you want docking accessories.

Outside your parameters: Fuze plays Ogg/vorbis, the format that most of my music is in. At some point it will have Rockbox firmware.
post #20 of 83
personally, i'd choose the iPod for the ease of use, and the endless amount of third party accessories!
post #21 of 83
I have the Sony s639 and I prefer the fuze. Sony is all hype and I do not need a good EQ. Everything played through the fuze with flat EQ sounds good.
post #22 of 83
FUZE....great sound and price, replaceable battery, SD card, looks nice,FM radio, Recorder, Drag n Drop. I have 3 Sansas, and i like them. At this point id buy a FUZE, because i hate RENTING a player from the other companies. I call it RENTING because when the battery is dead, the player is gone.....unless you want to spend $50 to have them replace the battery. Bleh!!!
The Ipod is ok. The only attractive feature on it for me is the line-out. The sound is too ALIVE for me. Almost sounds like its playing in a big empty room sort of. The Sansa is more natural to me.

Sony has good detail.I like the Sony players too.
Zune is warm and natural also. No line-out, but it has a radio, and i love my Zunes too.
post #23 of 83
The nano is really nice, but the fuze is really clean and powerful. Plus of course better codec support and a damn good radio. Plus you can find them cheap, new egg has black 4 gig for 48.00 + free shipping and you can get 8 gig card easy for 20.00 shipped. thats 68.00 for a flac/ogg playing 12 gig dap and 16 gig cards will be that cheap soon.
post #24 of 83
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Originally Posted by DJGeorgeT View Post
I have the Sony s639 and I prefer the fuze. Sony is all hype and I do not need a good EQ. Everything played through the fuze with flat EQ sounds good.
Wow I'm sorry you don't like the 639. I really thought you would like it's sound sig. The only thing I can fault it is with all sonys, it's underpowered compared to a lot of daps.
post #25 of 83
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Originally Posted by Ihatepopupads View Post
Wow I'm sorry you don't like the 639. I really thought you would like it's sound sig. The only thing I can fault it is with all sonys, it's underpowered compared to a lot of daps.
how do you think they achieve their astronomical battery life figures
post #26 of 83
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Originally Posted by Robisan View Post
You can have a 24gb Fuze for less than the 16gb Nano. An 8gb Fuze costs ~$100 (less if you shop around) and a 16gb card can be had for $75, and that price should drop in the coming months. Plus, there's a 32gb card on the horizon. The Fuze can become a 40gb DAP; The Ipod will be 16gb forever...

SQ, flac support, drag and drop, not being locked into Itunes all favor the Fuze. The Ipod gets the nod for video ... and for "fashion..."

Actually you can have the 24gb Fuse for less than 120$ today considering Costco's 59.95 price on it with a 16 gb card for about 60$. I just picked up one of the Sansa Fuse units at Costco. It does sound very good.
post #27 of 83
A friend of mine has the Sansa View which seems somwhat similar to the Fuze in design and UI. I am also looking to buy a new player and the fuze seems to fit me. However when trying out his View I came upon a dealbreaker for me. It seems it is only possible to fast forward by pressing the next button and holding it. It doesn't seem to be possible to use the wheel to scroll forward like you can on the ipods.
Is this possible to do on the Sansa Fuze? I listen to quite alot of audiobooks that are quite large so this is something I do need.
I guess the easiest would be a touchscreen to jump directly to where I want to listen like I can on my mobile, too bad it sucks as a music player.
post #28 of 83
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Originally Posted by pseudohippy View Post
This in a nut shell is why I HATE SONY and that is my opinion. Im sure sony makes great equipment but they irritate me as a user to no end. I just cant get past it anymore. And below is one example of many including my own Sony home theatre. Ug!

Expensive Sony Cables

BTW, this site has a great Fuze forum for you to check out. Lots of player specific info there.
That article posted has been proven to be wrong many times by posters until they started deleting the comments. The fact was Circuit City was the one overcharging for the cables, NOT Sony (check Sony's website). Last I remembered there were 30+ comments by readers pointing out the mistake, until ABI started censoring them.
post #29 of 83
ah good they got the spammer...

anyways, i'm still waitin' for my fuze to arrive...then maybe i can make some comparisons...
post #30 of 83
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Originally Posted by abrizz View Post
A friend of mine has the Sansa View which seems somwhat similar to the Fuze in design and UI. I am also looking to buy a new player and the fuze seems to fit me. However when trying out his View I came upon a dealbreaker for me. It seems it is only possible to fast forward by pressing the next button and holding it. It doesn't seem to be possible to use the wheel to scroll forward like you can on the ipods.
Is this possible to do on the Sansa Fuze? I listen to quite alot of audiobooks that are quite large so this is something I do need.
I guess the easiest would be a touchscreen to jump directly to where I want to listen like I can on my mobile, too bad it sucks as a music player.
I believe they added this feature to the list of things "to do". when it'll make itself onto an update is unknown.
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