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Poll Results: Sansa Clip+. Rockbox or no??

 
  • 94% (67)
    Do it!
  • 5% (4)
    Don't do it!
71 Total Votes  
post #91 of 107
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Originally Posted by Annafrancesca View Post

my preference in audio quality is different from everyone else's. 

 

There is nothing wrong with that. The internet is full of people that will try to tell you what you should like and shouldn't. Buy whatever the hell you enjoy listening to. 

 

And even if it's placebo, I look at it this way: if a sugar pill cured me of cancer, I don't care that it was sugar. Because it cured me of cancer. Placebos work. Perception is reality. 

post #92 of 107

Yesterday got my Clip+ out of all 'sansa dream' (reading too many reviews) I added favorite FLACs from media monkey, started to listen, and horrified by the same 'FM' soundish, sound was grainy, also there was some dip and raise, not spacious, congested, low-fi sound...I felt I was spoiled by my old iAudio U2, Samsung Focus/iPhone 4 or desktop d2x, after hearing for few hours nothing changed (my ears got burned in!) then I tried Rockbox stable build, wow!!! world of difference, sound got spacious, grainy & dips disappeared...sound is full comparable with other source I mentioned, is it better?, I need to find out. On other things the size/weight of the player surprised me, it is so lightweight and super small! thankfully it sound good too now...Headphones tried: stock bud, brainwavz r1, Shure SE215, Shure SE535

Conclusion, definitely use Rockbox!
 

post #93 of 107

YOU USED THE STOCK BUDS?

whoah! 

 

Mine kinda stayed with the box, which went on the pile of all the other boxes. 

 

how did they sound? I'm intrigued and can't get to them for another 8 hours :) 

post #94 of 107
You know what's funny? Rockbox's own developers, who effectively know better than anyone else, will deny that Rockbox makes any difference as far as sound quality is concerned…

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post #95 of 107

What the developers are doing is not necessarily trying to make a better sounding device but a more practical and efficient one so they wisely stay away from that sort of discussion.

 

 Most of the clip FW updates sound different from one another and Rockbox does as well. I prefer it with the dither engaged which might even measure worse. I didn't care for rockbox on my fuze v1 as it was a bit aggressive and preferred some of the stock FWs on that player but I like it a lot on the clip+ which has a warmer character of it's own. The technical approach to this is that they all measure about the same except for maybe the clock bug and differences fall into the negligible category or chasing your tail sort of subjectiveness that doesn't advance the project. Doesn't mean that they don't exist.


Edited by goodvibes - 11/30/12 at 3:55am
post #96 of 107

I suggest you rockbox it, it has a lot of features to add to your clip+ like what everyone already stated here. What I like the most is that it improves battery life.

post #97 of 107
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Originally Posted by skamp View Post

You know what's funny? Rockbox's own developers, who effectively know better than anyone else, will deny that Rockbox makes any difference as far as sound quality is concerned…
rolleyes.gif

 

 

Clearly they don't know there own product very well. tongue_smile.gif

 

Also, here's a question. If one plays their music on shuffle, does it automatically access the internal memory as well as the memory card? So far I haven't found the answer to that on the Sansa forums so I thought I'd ask here. Thanks.


Edited by roadcykler - 12/7/12 at 10:03pm
post #98 of 107
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Originally Posted by roadcykler View Post

 

 

 

 

Also, here's a question. If one plays their music on shuffle, does it automatically access the internal memory as well as the memory card? So far I haven't found the answer to that on the Sansa forums so I thought I'd ask here. Thanks.

If you are accessing your music via the database (ID3 tag based browsing), then yes, it will shuffle all of it, both internal memory and external memory. If you are accessing your tunes via file/folder browsing, then you're limited to either internal or external. 

post #99 of 107

A new Clip+ with Rockbox user.

 

Any tips on best use of this combination regarding battery life (sounds like Rockbox improves it substantially)?

 

File formats that work well here on this player ( 320k MP3 or FLAC or OGG settings)?

 

Has anyone here tried a 64GB microSD card yet?

post #100 of 107
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Originally Posted by joeldd View Post

A new Clip+ with Rockbox user.

 

Any tips on best use of this combination regarding battery life (sounds like Rockbox improves it substantially)?

 

new user here too. the stock flat does a pretty good job as it is...though any tips on audio tweaks still v welcome!

post #101 of 107
Musepack is the codec that decodes the fastest, thus the one that will be the easiest on battery life.

--standard is a good compression setting, it averages at about 170 kbps. You can go higher for peace of mind, if you like.
post #102 of 107

Rockbox 3.13 asap...no thought about it..

is the best firmware in the world with over 10 years behind it from over 200 guys worldwide.

post #103 of 107

sorry guys if this has been asked before but i'm sure the symbol has only just appeard and wasn't there yesterday! it is the symbol located between the time and the play symbol. i've looked and even with a mag glass but unable to work out what it is.

 

 

post #104 of 107
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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post

sorry guys if this has been asked before but i'm sure the symbol has only just appeard and wasn't there yesterday! it is the symbol located between the time and the play symbol. i've looked and even with a mag glass but unable to work out what it is.

 

 

 

Looks to me like it is one of these....

which would indicate that shuffle mode is engaged, most likely.

post #105 of 107

it was indeed! thanks smile.gif
 

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