Originally Posted by henree
Pauly, how does the S series compare with a rockboxed sansa? Also if I get a LOD what sonically qualities will receive a boost?
I had the S for only about 2 weeks and did not have the sansa then, but the A828 clearly had a better soundstage and with the service menu tweek on the A828 it came up warmer and fuller in the bass, mid bass & mids.
The S series has a good low "clearbass" but lacks a mid bass which the A828 has.
I also thought the build of the S545 was pretty cheap compared to the A828.
Now comparing to the Rockboxed clip+ i have now as well I would choose it over the S purely because of the flexibility of Rockbox EQ.
I still choose the A828 over the Sansa because the Rockboxed Clip+ has a graininess in the mids and highs which can annoy me a little when wearing a detailed IEM like the ZERO.
However i use the Brainwavz M2 with the Sansa now and because the Signature is warmer and darker i like the fullness Rockbox brings with these IEMs.
As far as the LOD i haven't used it for months on the A828 and never used it on the S545 so would probably not be the one to ask about sonic qualities.
All my listening now straight from the A828 or Sansa Headphone out
Edited by paulypaul - 10/18/10 at 3:13am