Originally Posted by lisagorbin
Originally Posted by Barra
I appreciate your comprehensive response
you even covered the flac-mp3 stuff. thanks. BTW, i notice you have a fuze+, is it still a bad player, like most people say? especially now that its rockbox firmware is close to 100% im considering it because of the bigger screen, i guess im a sucker for album arts
and can you comment about its build quality? will it last at least for 2 years?
I've been able find all of them on amazon for between $15 refurbished and $30 new waiting for sales, so I have bought an assortmen. I place them where I use them - office, gym bag, bedroom, etc. This provides me with a backup in case the battery runs out or if one is lost or stollen. I have purchased 2 clip+, 2 zips, and one fuse+. I would be hard pressed to be able to tell them apart in a blind listening test so it is really down to form factor. I only use the fuse+ in bed where I don't move around so with the dx50 and c3/bh2 available, it doesn't get much play time. Like you I like larger screens so I favor the rockboxed zip. Plenty of space for important data, but still just clip to your shirt and go allowing the use of smaller cables or cable management methods so you don't snag thing on the go.
Conversely, to use the dx50 on the go, I have to get aand insert it into a case that will attach to my arm or belt and string the cable through my clothing to prevent snagging. The added time this takes negates the ability to use it for short or hurried trips - maybe it's just me.
As for quality, each still serves me well with the exception of the refurbished $15 clip plus who's battery died in a little over a year of consistent use.