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post #61 of 221
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when i go to database nothing is there

post #62 of 221

Doesn't it prompt you to build a database? If not go into Settings, General Settings, Database and update it. I'm not sure if that's exactly where you go as again I'm in bed and can't be bothered to get up and check my Clip+...

Oh and you have to restart your Clip+ to initialize the database once it's build.

post #63 of 221
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post




x2.  Same Clip+ experience.


I had said the same thing on this very forum that the Fuze sounded better than the Clip+ but I was told by a certain member on here that I was kidding myself.

 

Anyway, I find the Clip+ a very good player and good sounding for the price it is. I find it has a much more focused and sharp SQ than the blurred lifeless SQ of the Cowon D2. If you are not so keen on the Clip+ (like you said) then I would recommend the Cowon J3 or Sony X series DAPs. The J3 has improved sound quality thanks to jeteffect 3.0 and sounds alot better than the D2 with clearer tighter bass and crystal clear sound. I cannot believe that the J3 has the same bass roll off problem as the D2 because the J3 has deeper detailed bass IMHO. I also suggest that you experiment with the EQ and sound settings on RockBox. You will be surprised.

 

Art


Edited by Artmuzz - 7/15/10 at 1:27pm
post #64 of 221

I find the Clip+ to be really nice for something to grab with me on the run, and it sounds ok as well. It does have a lot of advantages compared to my 801 as well, as portability and battery time for example.  I always speak what´s on my mind so I´m going to be honest here, I use the Clip+ almost as much as I use the 801 simple becuase the battery time of the 801 really starts to irritate me.  I don´t even get 7-8 hours out of it, pherhaps 5-6 with volume controll turned up quite a bit. Since my memory is really bad I forget to put it on the charger every now and then which forces me to have a Clip+ with me all the time as well.

 

I just don´t get what some (not all) people are claiming. that it´s the best thing money can buy when it comes to SQ.  But then again I may be to new in this buisseness to realize what they meen with SQ? All I can do is follow my ears and let them decide for me, also I don´t relly pay much attention to what others are claiming to be great SQ cause I belive we all have different opinions on what we concider to sound good in the end.

 

Someone told me there is basicly no/not much difference in SQ between players? I don´t really know how big the difference is cause I havn´t heard that many portables, the once I have heard I think there is a difference between anyway.  In my opinion the Clip+ is a great little portable, maybe even the best for the kind of money it cost?  I just don´t think it´s SQ is the numero uno, maybe I´m just a little dissapointed cause I demanded to much of it after all positive things I read about its SQ?

 

I wish there was a portable that sounded like a high quality dac + amplifier for home use!    Anyone got a tip for me?

post #65 of 221
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I wish there was a portable that sounded like a high quality dac + amplifier for home use!    Anyone got a tip for me?


I would say the Sflo2 but you have the 801 so nevermind.  I'm trying to check out the Hippo Gumstick, its gotten nothing but good reviews from what I've seen.

post #66 of 221

battery life on that isn't any better than that s:flo2. If you are at home why not just use a dac and amp that isn't portable?

post #67 of 221
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battery life on that isn't any better than that s:flo2. If you are at home why not just use a dac and amp that isn't portable?


I think he means something that sounds like a home DAC and amp that is portable.

post #68 of 221

There wasnt and there wont be any portable amp + dac that drive headphones to the level of hq home dac+amp, unless someone will make a device that wont be supposed to make great profit, but to make us all happy and make a good profit.

And hm801 besides its dual pcm1704u-k dac chips doesnt offer much for its price. Espeically it lacks fucking much in quality.

I dont care about sdhc, dont mind about battery life, but fuck, if youre paying 800$ for a player i would like to get great amp onboard, without spending next 160 on GAME amp or 400$ on amp like pico slim/protector. And I would like to get something which look and is done to be worth 800$.

The enclosure is made worse than on 120-200$ sflo2.

 

If the hm801 would be made as good as Cowon X5l or RSA Protector, overall quality-wise - i mean the enclosure, the amp card, Hifiman would get much more customers.


Edited by kubus - 7/15/10 at 2:39pm
post #69 of 221

So It's generally accepted then, that for 'a ultra portable,small & lightweight DAP that has a clip' the sansa clip has the best sound quality?

 

I.E - Is it The best Digital Audio player that can deliver the best sound, whilst being so light and small you don't feel it wobbling or shaking along with you?

 

post #70 of 221

That or the Hippo-Gumstick which I know little about but have seen some praise for it around here recently.

post #71 of 221

The hippo looks like it does not have a clip?.So it has to go in a pocket which is not always practical either because of clothing or  the headphone/IEM lead isn't long enough to fit a trouser pocket .
 

post #72 of 221
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The hippo looks like it does not have a clip?.So it has to go in a pocket which is not always practical either because of clothing or  the headphone/IEM lead isn't long enough to fit a trouser pocket .
 


It has holes for a lanyard so you could wear it around your neck, but no clip.

post #73 of 221

 

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the e2 looks very pretty :) but doesnt look like it would be available in a high capacity. Doubt the sound quality would be much better than an ipod.

 

 

Is it? I'm interested, and can't find many comments about it here after a lot of searching... yeah, I'm also wondering how the SQ of the COWON E2 compares to the Clip+, and/or an ipod.  Does anyone know?   I also wonder about the max volume level of the E2 compared to the Clip+, which many people have commented is weak... ??


Edited by mark88888 - 7/23/10 at 6:26pm
post #74 of 221
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Is it? I'm interested, and can't find many comments about it here after a lot of searching... yeah, I'm also wondering how the SQ of the COWON E2 compares to the Clip+, and/or an ipod.  Does anyone know?   I also wonder about the max volume level of the E2 compared to the Clip+, which many people have commented is weak... ??


http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2009/11/cowon-iaudio-e2-review.php

and an update afterwards.... http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2010/02/cowon-upgrades-the-e2-firmware-based-on-our-review.php

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Thanks a lot... I had seen the 1st review, but not the update.  But for a COWON products, 1 review seems like a very tiny mention... why does it seem like virtually no one is using, reviewing, or talking about the E2, compared to the clip?  It's surprising as the other cowon players are discussed so extensively here.  Any users out there have an opinion about its sound quality? 

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