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Poll Results: Sansa Clip Zip or Clip+

 
  • 43% (69)
    Sansa Clip Zip
  • 56% (91)
    Sansa Clip+
160 Total Votes  
post #106 of 324
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Originally Posted by cxnxrx View Post

I heard so many good things about the Clip+ but I heard the battery life is terrible. That fact alone turned me off to the Sansa Clip+

I get about 13 hours playing mostly FLAC on Rockbox..

post #107 of 324

Considering how cheap and how small it is, you could always carry two of them for more battery life.

post #108 of 324

I have never had a Clip+ or ClipZip battery run down on me before I got home (or somewhere else i could charge it.) 

post #109 of 324

As long as it's fully charged the night before a plus would last me the 8 hour working day easily.


Cheers

post #110 of 324

I'm charging my Sansa Clip+ using an external AC (wall)  rapid USB 2.1 A charger.

I guess it takes under 2 hours to fully charge the Clip+.

Much faster than using my Toshiba Satellite's USB 0.5 A charging port.

 

How do you charge your Clip+ or Clip Zip or Fuze+, ...?

post #111 of 324
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Originally Posted by JakeJack_2008 View Post

I'm charging my Sansa Clip+ using an external AC (wall)  rapid USB 2.1 A charger.

I guess it takes under 2 hours to fully charge the Clip+.

Much faster than using my Toshiba Satellite's USB 0.5 A charging port.

 

How do you charge your Clip+ or Clip Zip or Fuze+, ...?

 

I have several different wall USB chargers, of different power outputs, in addition to all the USB ports on my PC. So I can literally have all of my DAPs charging at the same time if I am home....lol.

post #112 of 324

The slowest way to charge the Clip+ is using a pc with the player using the original firmware. It might take up to 3 hours. With the original firmware and an AC usb charger at least 500ma it will charge in less than 2 hours. With Rockbox booted though, even charging via pc seems to take less than an hour(if you hold down a button while connecting it so there is no data connection, and you don't play the player while charging. Playing it while charging will increase the charge time somewhat).

post #113 of 324
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeJack_2008 View Post

I'm charging my Sansa Clip+ using an external AC (wall)  rapid USB 2.1 A charger.

I guess it takes under 2 hours to fully charge the Clip+.

Much faster than using my Toshiba Satellite's USB 0.5 A charging port.

 

How do you charge your Clip+ or Clip Zip or Fuze+, ...?

 

 

Works great!

 

 

post #114 of 324

If you Rockbox your player it will charge much faster when booted into Rockbox. I was surprised at how fast charging is with Rockbox. Don't Rockbox the player just for fast charging though, and don't Rockbox the player if you need to play protected files(like Audible, Overdrive, etc.). I was resistant to using Rockbox for a long time, but now I am a Rockbox enthusiast!

 

Rockbox provides a great equalizer, and so many features including crossfeed and crossfade. It also give play speed and pitch control. Playlists can be made easily on the player using Rockbox. One can have many more songs in the song database using Rockbox. With Rockbox one can play music while charging via pc, they just need to hold down a player button while connecting to avoid a data connection.

post #115 of 324
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Originally Posted by JK1 View Post

If you Rockbox your player it will charge much faster when booted into Rockbox. I was surprised at how fast charging is with Rockbox. Don't Rockbox the player just for fast charging though, and don't Rockbox the player if you need to play protected files(like Audible, Overdrive, etc.). I was resistant to using Rockbox for a long time, but now I am a Rockbox enthusiast!

 

Rockbox provides a great equalizer, and so many features including crossfeed and crossfade. It also give play speed and pitch control. Playlists can be made easily on the player using Rockbox. One can have many more songs in the song database using Rockbox. With Rockbox one can play music while charging via pc, they just need to hold down a player button while connecting to avoid a data connection.

 

I haven't Rockboxed my Sansa Clip+ yet.

One cannot play music when charging via the computer's USB port

but as you pointed out one can play music  with Rockboxed Clip+.

Just out of curiosity, what button are you talking about?

post #116 of 324

Any button. You can download the Rockbox manual from rockbox.org. read it first before installing Rockbox. Even without Rockbox though you can play the player while charging from your pc if you use a power only usb cable.

post #117 of 324
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Originally Posted by JK1 View Post

Any button. You can download the Rockbox manual from rockbox.org. read it first before installing Rockbox. Even without Rockbox though you can play the player while charging from your pc if you use a power only usb cable.

OK, thanx.  A power only usb cable will do the trick.

 

(So, I guess there must be a data only usb cable, as well.)

post #118 of 324

There are no data only cables, just data and power or just power.

post #119 of 324

Hello, folks. A couple of questions :

 

I need to send a faulty Clip Plus back to Amazon, as the headphone jack is on the fritz (fairly common problem, I take it). Do I need to uninstall Rockbox ? Will Amazon care ?

 

And, closer to topic, is the Clip Zip liable to run into this headphone jack issue ?

 

Thanks.

 

On a side note, Rockbox is also great in that it makes SD loading times near-instantaneous. 

post #120 of 324

Try using a headphone with a right angle plug. It puts much less stress on the player's headphone jack.

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