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If these ever set foot on where I live... I'll definitely get a pair. All these reviews have.. opened my appetite.

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LOL. Upgrading from the HTF600s? haha

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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

SO Cel, I managed to get to doing some A/Bing. I first did the iPod vs the Clip. I found putting my finger on what sounds better to me about amps (or internal dap amp circuits in this case) was a lot more difficult than with cans. That being said, in simplistic summary the iPod sounded thinner and more sibilant. (both set on flat eq) I found this to be consistent with the above mentioned article.
Then I went to the ipod&E11 vs the Clip. Now this was hard. For sure the SQ was noticibly better than just the ipod out. The difference to me was the clip sounds a tad warmer than the E11. It almost seemed like attack was somehow faster with the e11.
In anycase the difference was not drastic. So to my ears i would say:
clip = ipod&e11 > ipod
Im thinking I prefered the e11 combo a tad but I prolly could have spent more time with more tracks but to me they are pretty close in any case.
The e11 does did not improve the SQ on the clip to me so I did not test with that.
Doc.

 

That's good. So if JVC will ever release the S500 here in the US, someone can get the total media player package, Clip and headphones, for under $100. No amp needed smile.gif

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What's the limit of songs you can have on a playlist using Rockbox? I've Rockboxed mine for better playlist functionality really. I know the limit on the Clip Zip stock firmware is 400 songs per playlist. Does Rockbox improve the sound quality too?

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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

LOL. Upgrading from the HTF600s? haha

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Nah, I love the HTF600s drivers in the HD668b/SR850 housing, it's a beautiful headphone that way... But I'd like to try something new. It may be an upgrade, it may be not.. I'll have to try the JVCs when I can get my hands on them.

 

 

I'll keep on reading the reviews.

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Thread Starter 

It's an upgrade..For certain. The resolution on these drivers are amazing.

post #2077 of 8124

I'm gonna have to go back to stock firmware on the Zip (which I liked the look of anyway) as Rockbox is just too complicated for me and isn't as user friendly.  

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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post

I'm gonna have to go back to stock firmware on the Zip (which I liked the look of anyway) as Rockbox is just too complicated for me and isn't as user friendly.

Don't do it yet Gee, you can duel boot back to the stock Zip firmware once it's rockboxed. Just press and hold the power button and the I<< button at the same time to power your player on, it'll boot back to stock settings.  For rockbox boot just turn it on how you normally would. Well this is how it works for my rockboxed clip+ at least, not sure about the zip.

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

Don't do it yet Gee, you can duel boot back to the stock Zip firmware once it's rockboxed. Just press and hold the power button and the I<< button at the same time to power your player on, it'll boot back to stock settings.  For rockbox boot just turn it on how you normally would. Well this is how it works for my rockboxed clip+ at least, not sure about the zip.

Removed it now. Didn't see the point in keeping Rockbox on my player if I won't be using it.

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Cools as long as it suits your needs that's all it matters, just a heads up that's all.  beerchug.gif


Edited by sfwalcer - 10/7/12 at 12:11pm
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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post

Removed it now. Didn't see the point in keeping Rockbox on my player if I won't be using it.

The improvement in battery life alone is worth it to me. There are many features in it that I never use, but a lot of the complexity can be bypassed with a little familiarity. But hey, give it a shot for a little while with the stock firmware and see how you like it....you can always go back in the future if you change your mind.smile_phones.gif

post #2082 of 8124
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

The improvement in battery life alone is worth it to me. There are many features in it that I never use, but a lot of the complexity can be bypassed with a little familiarity. But hey, give it a shot for a little while with the stock firmware and see how you like it....you can always go back in the future if you change your mind.smile_phones.gif

Yeah that's what I was thinking normal_smile%20.gif I like the look of the stock firmware too tbh and it's easy to use so I'll be using that for now.

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Thread Starter 

Well how you like your HA-S500 with that new clip? 

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Thread Starter 

The ATH- SJ5 replacements are what we are all using. Those SJ3s look like the cheapo vinyl version.

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