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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Funny, some people at my job just asked me if I recommend some good but cheap headphones that people can use here for dictation and listening to recordings. Of course I recommended the S400.. lol. So I've be ordering some soon (about 7 pairs and get to hear it for free). Great timing!!

 

Good news ericp10........I'll be waiting for the 7 reviews.............

post #2147 of 8092
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


No not doing anything weird. Just playing music. It might be the card I am using. It is an old 16gb I have had forever and I had to format it a couple of times. Prolly corrupt. Hopefully I won't have any problems when I get my 64gb card.
Thanks guys for all the responses to my clip question.

I was under the impression that the clip only supports 32gb. If your 64 works let me know, because the 32gb limit is the only thing stopping me from buying one.

post #2148 of 8092
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

I was under the impression that the clip only supports 32gb. If your 64 works let me know, because the 32gb limit is the only thing stopping me from buying one.

 

I have four 32gb cards loaded with wav files for my Clip Zip and Fuze, interchange them for different genre, works great!

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Originally Posted by gideonMorrison View Post

That's funny. Just a couple of minutes ago I posted a thread @ ABI about the Gnex vs the Clip+ SQ

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70788

 

Very interesting.  That pretty much confirms what I hear... some treble roll off and a bit of a bass boost.

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I was under the impression that the clip only supports 32gb. If your 64 works let me know, because the 32gb limit is the only thing stopping me from buying one.
i will. I read on another forum as long as it is formatted to fat32 it will work. We shall see.
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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

i will. I read on another forum as long as it is formatted to fat32 it will work. We shall see.

 

I suggest you find a program called SD Formatter, it will also check the card to make sure it is 64gb......I tried to get by cheap buying 64gb card from ebay, turned out it was fake.....could load music but it wouldn't play them on any of my sansa devices.  If the price for the 64gb card seemed to be a good deal, it probably won't work.  I have been using 32gb cards purchased at a good price from a phone dealer.  The best way to format/test the micro SD is using the SD slot on your computer, you will need an adapter for that, either USB or SD adapter card!  Hope this helps!

 

I have both a Clip Zip and a Fuze V1 Rockboxed, they both work great, fast.....my wife uses a Clip +, and it is very slow refreshing and formating.....don't think the 64gb card would be real compatible with it!


Edited by cute - 10/9/12 at 5:04pm
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Have you tried the 840 pads on your S500? From the google searches I did, according to others on headfi, they are the same. Only way to be sure is to get both and compare......maybe someone here has both! The 840/HM5/M50 pads are the same from what I have found!

 

Okay, there's no way to hold the 840 pads on the S500. The lip just isn't big enough unless they were altered somehow.

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I suggest you find a program called SD Formatter, it will also check the card to make sure it is 64gb......I tried to get by cheap buying 64gb card from ebay, turned out it was fake.....could load music but it wouldn't play them on any of my sansa devices.  If the price for the 64gb card seemed to be a good deal, it probably won't work.  I have been using 32gb cards purchased at a good price from a phone dealer.  The best way to format/test the micro SD is using the SD slot on your computer, you will need an adapter for that, either USB or SD adapter card!  Hope this helps!

I have both a Clip Zip and a Fuze V1 Rockboxed, they both work great, fast.....my wife uses a Clip +, and it is very slow refreshing and formating.....don't think the 64gb card would be real compatible with it!

Well it supposedly works. I'll format it with the program suggested in the thread I read to fat32. And yes it's a legit card from newegg. I don't buy any type of flash from unknown sellers.
post #2154 of 8092
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Originally Posted by jwong View Post

 

Okay, there's no way to hold the 840 pads on the S500. The lip just isn't big enough unless they were altered somehow.

 

Thanks to your photos I was able to cancel the order for the 840 pads......HM5 pads were ordered instead!

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Originally Posted by cute View Post

 

Good news ericp10........I'll be waiting for the 7 reviews.............

 

 

Okay buddy lolbeerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post


Well it supposedly works. I'll format it with the program suggested in the thread I read to fat32. And yes it's a legit card from newegg. I don't buy any type of flash from unknown sellers.

 

Yep, you'll have to format the card to fat32 or the Clip wont read it. My Clip Zip works A-Ok with my microSD 64gb card...

post #2157 of 8092
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Originally Posted by cute View Post

 

Thanks to your photos I was able to cancel the order for the 840 pads......HM5 pads were ordered instead!

 

I didn't post the photos, but they were helpful. I ordered some HM5 pads too. I'm going to be swimming in pads!  tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by bobeau View Post

So interestingly enough, I got the ATH pleathers on and... not too happy about what they do for the low end.  Yes, they open the phones up.

 

This was my reaction, too.  Lost way too much bass for my taste, and I'm not a bass head.  Seemed to lose some staging in the bass end, too.  Amazing how much difference pads can make.  The ATH's are way more comfortable, though. 

 

What's the physics behind such a difference?

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Originally Posted by birdman View Post

This was my reaction, too.  Lost way too much bass for my taste, and I'm not a bass head.  Seemed to lose some staging in the bass end, too.  Amazing how much difference pads can make.  The ATH's are way more comfortable, though. 

 

What's the physics behind such a difference?

 

To me they look almost identical in material, thickness... but the diameter of the opening for the ATH's is probably a couple mm wider.  They're more comfy as they side more 'around' your ear, but I feel that also reduces the seal a bit.  So this effect is probably somewhat dependent on user.

 

I took them to a noisy coffee shop and they hardly isolated at all.  But they do sound pretty great with my Nexus so at least they have a home for that use case which is probably how I spend a good 10-20 hours per week.


Edited by bobeau - 10/9/12 at 8:59pm
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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

 

While I wait and wait for my S500's, I thought I would do as you said and try out the FX40. I got them at FutureShop (Canada). They were normally $39 but $10 off so $29. Even though I am not really an iem kind of guy, for $29, I couldn't think of any reason not to try them out. I have some older Skullcandy crappy iems, and some Samsung Galaxy iems (not as crappy). But they always fall out of my ears, don't isolate well, don't sound great, and are generally annoying. My initial impressions of the FX40 though is that I really like how they fit, and they isolate very well, and they sound is pretty good! I find them somewhat treble happy and somewhat lacking in bass (compared to my awesome modded ksc75's lol!), but possibly the burn in will help with that? Regardless, they are easy to listen too and sound quite good (and will only get better with burn in). So for the price they are definitely keepers. Thanks!

 

And because I didn't want to be left out of the party, I also got the clip zip. Sadly though, the jack seems whack. Depending on how I jiggle it, I get either the left channel or the right channel. So I'll have to return it and try out another clip. It will be quite interesting to see how it compares to my Samsung Galaxy S2 with PowerAmp app (which to me sounds quite good).

 

I took back my clip zip and got a new one. Same problem. Found an audio salesman there, and he also seemed confused about the problem for a while... until he tried ramming the headphone jack into the clip and it snapped into place. D'oh! So if anyone out there is as daft as I am, this is what you do... you ram the jack into the clip lol! Works wonderfully now :)  I haven't rockboxed it yet, and I have just been listening to it using the Normal EQ settings, but even so, my initial impressions are that this is a great little player. Once I get it rockboxed and potentially set up some different EQ presets for my headphones, I will do some A-B comparisions with my Samsung Galaxy S2 (and PowerAmp).  But I can tell you right now that I'll be keeping the clip zip - it sounds great, and alleviates me from the inconvenience of using my phone for listening to tunes (for one thing, when my phone is in it's holster, I can't pause the music). So all I need is my S500, and then I'll all be set to crash the clipparty!

 

And last night while reading up on the FX40, I found the below thread comparing the FX40 to the Panasonic RP-HJE355:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/611337/jvc-ha-fx40-vs-panasonic-rp-hje355

 

The HJE355's happened to be on sale at Future Shop for $25 when I was there today, so I snagged a pair to try. I am actually really impressed with them - I've been happily listening to them for a few hours now, and I am surprised by how well they sound to me. My FX40's are for the moment restricted to aggressive burn-in which will hopefully tame the treble, and once they have a hundred hours or so of burn in on them, may the games begin! :)

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