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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


Unless i totally missed they just gave you every feature except the most important (to me).... The ability to play flac and alac. All my music is alac so stuck with ipod till i decided to try rockbox. Comes in soon.

 

You must be referring to the Clip+, because I'm pretty sure that the Clip Zip handles flac and alac files:

http://www.sandisk.com/products/music-video-players/clip-zip/

 

If I am understanding you correctly, if you install rockbox on the Clip+, then you can also play flac and alac files. If that's right, then that's great! smile.gif

post #2027 of 8124
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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

You must be referring to the Clip+, because I'm pretty sure that the Clip Zip handles flac and alac files:
http://www.sandisk.com/products/music-video-players/clip-zip/

If I am understanding you correctly, if you install rockbox on the Clip+, then you can also play flac and alac files. If that's right, then that's great! smile.gif

Oh thats cool it does flac. But not alac. Rockbox says they support alac. I was talkin about clip+ but neither do alac unrockboxed.
post #2028 of 8124
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

Oh thats cool it does flac. But not alac. Rockbox says they support alac. I was talkin about clip+ but neither do alac unrockboxed.

 

Like you aren't going to want to mod the Clip+ with the Rockbox firmware right away (hehe).  It clearly is better with Rockbox. And you don't have to order off Ebay from Asia and wait two weeks to get the parts to do it biggrin.gif

 

One tip: Most of the Rockbox themes I looked at had really small text, much smaller than the default Clip+. If you want something similar to the standard Clip+, be sure to install the "Classic" theme when setting up Rockbox, and then try the Nimbus font. 

post #2029 of 8124
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

One tip: Most of the Rockbox themes I looked at had really small text, much smaller than the default Clip+. If you want something similar to the standard Clip+, be sure to install the "Classic" theme when setting up Rockbox, and then try the Nimbus font. 

Thanks for the tip Cel. I'll do that for sure.

This is so irritating when companies in LA ship DHL to me. Because it takes days, and days to go from the Shipper to DHL to USPS sorting to local USPS to my house. When they just stick it in the regular mail it is next day. How could they possibly be saving money with such a complex system..... anyway.. hope I get it monday, not holding my breath on tmrrw delivery.
post #2030 of 8124

could you pass me links to good pad's compatible with the ha-s500?

I did not like much of what came in headphone

post #2031 of 8124
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Originally Posted by cyloh View Post

I feel giddy. 2 pairs of ATH velours on the way. S500 and S400 on the way too.

Should receive the headphones early next week. As for the velours I'm guessing it will be a long wait.

 

The ATH pleathers you guys were talking about... is the following link the correct one?

http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/Ear-Pads-Audio-Technica-ATH-SJ5-DJ-Style-Headphones-Black-/251160088897?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3a7a4ed141

 

If yes I might pick up 2 pairs too.

 

Anyways, anyone had a chance to try the Noontec Zoro? They seem quite close to the S500s with slightly larger stage.

Be very careful ordering pads from Yifei_Wang. I placed my order Sep.13 and got them Oct.4. Order 2 different pairs ATH-SJ5 and a pair of velour ESW9 ES7 FC7 Headphone pads all for the 500's. When I opened up the package none of what I ordered I had 10 very cheap looking headphone pads that I am not sure what they fit. Can take pictures if you guys are interested. Very disappointed and so far out 28 bucks. I have sent him a message.

post #2032 of 8124
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Originally Posted by bhaycraft View Post

Be very careful ordering pads from Yifei_Wang.

I don't know but I'm pretty sure we are all putting this guy's kids through college from all the pad orders from this thread. I wonder if he has any idea.....
post #2033 of 8124
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


I don't know but I'm pretty sure we are all putting this guy's kids through college from all the pad orders from this thread. I wonder if he has any idea.....

Would have been nice if I had gotten what I actually ordered. Now I probably have to wait another 3 weeks for him to send me the right stuff !!!

post #2034 of 8124
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Wasn't that the *ahem* "alternative lifestyle" place in the Police Academy movie?blink.gif

 

Yup, but I think some of these guys are too young to have watched that movie and didn't see the funny side of that.

post #2035 of 8124
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


Oh thats cool it does flac. But not alac. Rockbox says they support alac. I was talkin about clip+ but neither do alac unrockboxed.

 

Ok, alac is apple lossless. All of my stuff is mp3 or aac (apple lossy), and the aac files would work on the clip zip, or a rockboxed clip+. And either the clip zip or the clip+ would need to be rockboxed to play alac. Got it! Thanks.

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Hey all you new headfi guys. Change your avatar. This month. You know what its all about.!. Do it!

post #2037 of 8124
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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

Ok, alac is apple lossless. All of my stuff is mp3 or aac (apple lossy), and the aac files would work on the clip zip, or a rockboxed clip+. And either the clip zip or the clip+ would need to be rockboxed to play alac. Got it! Thanks.

Just be warned....the lossy aac support is spotty on the Clip Zip without Rockbox. For example, anything encoded with the Nero AAC encoder wouldn't play....and IIRC any track over about 10 minutes long wouldn't play either. I had stripped AAC audio from some YouTube mp4 convert  videos, anywhere from 1 to 2 hours long,  and they just wouldn't play at all. With Rockbox, they worked fine.

post #2038 of 8124
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Just be warned....the lossy aac support is spotty on the Clip Zip without Rockbox. For example, anything encoded with the Nero AAC encoder wouldn't play....and IIRC any track over about 10 minutes long wouldn't play either. I had stripped AAC audio from some YouTube mp4 convert  videos, anywhere from 1 to 2 hours long,  and they just wouldn't play at all. With Rockbox, they worked fine.

 

Ok, thanks for that. Apparently Rockbox is the way to go! I guess I should get a Clip first though. Screw the Clip, I just want my S500's!!!

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Hmmm... ATH pleathers. I am temped if the sound is really a big improvement, however velour's are my first choice for comfort. I usually find pleathers to hot especially with on ear headphones. You see I am always hot in general. Anything over 68F and 50% humidity and I'm sweating my pleathers off! In the winter I sleep with my window open even when it's snowing. I never wear a coat or jacket even when everything is frozen outside. I have often thought of moving to Alaska. I want improved sound but comfort is a requirement also.


Sorry I don't own a nanoclip. For portable use I have a tablet (Quantum Singularity) which has a surprisingly good head amp in it.


 

Arthur

 

post #2040 of 8124
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Originally Posted by ArthurPower View Post

Hmmm... ATH pleathers. I am temped if the sound is really a big improvement, however velour's are my first choice for comfort. I usually find pleathers to hot especially with on ear headphones. You see I am always hot in general. Anything over 68F and 50% humidity and I'm sweating my pleathers off! In the winter I sleep with my window open even when it's snowing. I never wear a coat or jacket even when everything is frozen outside. I have often thought of moving to Alaska. I want improved sound but comfort is a requirement also.


Sorry I don't own a nanoclip. For portable use I have a tablet (Quantum Singularity) which has a surprisingly good head amp in it.


 

Arthur

 

I actually dig the ATH velours on the S500.  I like the pleathers a little more because it gives a better bass impact/body but there's nothing wrong with the sound from the velours.  These headphones just don't do anything significantly wrong if you like the general sound of them.  

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