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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by TDB Jaster View Post

 Yeah, I don't like t-shirts with chest pockets, but I guess I could wear a shirt over my t-shirt, which in turn has some less tight pockets. Thanks :)

 

I know that the clip+ has a pretty sensitive jack, but keep in mind that this happened to my Fiio E11 as well which - as far as I know - isn't really known to be sensitive at all.

 

Thanks for the replies! :) any advice as to which one I should buy out of the list above? should I go with a clip again and just be careful, or try something new..

You mentioned walking a lot....for me, that is where I use my Clip Zip (and Clip+ in the past) the most. If I choose a headphone that needs amping, I have a little FiiO E6 that I can rubber-band right to the clip on the Clip and still keep it in the shirt pocket. I keep my E11 for transportable use, with one of my larger DAP's....once I get where I am going, or if I am at home, , I'll take it out and use it, but on-the-go I stick to the little setup.

 

One possible solution for you if you do choose a larger player and/or get another E11.....assuming you're not wearing "skinny jeans", try having the player in one of your back pockets, maybe?

post #17 of 27
I know one thing for sure.

You should certainly be using a right angle adapter with Fischer Audio FA-003.. That straight plug is NOT doing you any favours at all. It's not a matter of finding a stronger jack (which I believe you would find in Cowon players wink.gif ) it's more a matter of prevention. You can't walk around with a straight jack like that poking around in your pocket. it's a recipe for disaster .

You can either go through several players like you are, or get that adapter.

As for a new player look at Cowon's C2.
post #18 of 27
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I've never had a jack fail on any of my  Clip variants. My solution? I wear T-shirts with chest pockets quite often (got in the habit back when I was a smoker) and I clip the Clip to the shirt pocket, facing me. Easy access to the player's controls, and the jack doesn't get any tension on it like it would if the player was in a pants pocket.

 

I haven't broken the jack, but the clip! I had the Clip+ in my shoulder bag while running to the train. I had a book in the bag as well and somehow it must have landed on the clip that broke right off. I've glued the clip to the back of the Clip+ since it's easier to hold in your hand with the clip than without it...

post #19 of 27
Thread Starter 

Hmm, okay I will definitely get the adapter! it's not like that'll break the bank :)

Thanks for the advice so far - I'm really starting to get some overview here.

 

EDIT: I looked at the C2 and I really really like it. I may just buy it when I get this week's pay unless i see something really amazing! and then in a few weeks I'll start hunting for an amp, then I should be golden :) thanks for the help!

EDIT2: ...If i can find anyone who sells the C2 :P seems to be just Amazon that sells, and the cheapest they have doesn't ship to Denmark.


Edited by TDB Jaster - 9/4/12 at 8:09am
post #20 of 27
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Hmm, okay I will definitely get the adapter! it's not like that'll break the bank smily_headphones1.gif
Thanks for the advice so far - I'm really starting to get some overview here.

EDIT: I looked at the C2 and I really really like it. I may just buy it when I get this week's pay unless i see something really amazing! and then in a few weeks I'll start hunting for an amp, then I should be golden smily_headphones1.gif thanks for the help!
EDIT2: ...If i can find anyone who sells the C2 :P seems to be just Amazon that sells, and the cheapest they have doesn't ship to Denmark.

If you're interested here's a link to (4GB) models for $110 US with free world wide shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-COWON-C2-Touch-Screen-MP3-PMP-Player-4G-Black-Digital-Media-Player-/320867758511?pt=Other_MP3_Players&hash=item4ab53571af

If you need the sellers name to find them on your country's ebay it is dream-seller
Edited by H20Fidelity - 9/4/12 at 7:32pm
post #21 of 27
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If you're interested here's a link to (4GB) models for $110 US with free world wide shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-COWON-C2-Touch-Screen-MP3-PMP-Player-4G-Black-Digital-Media-Player-/320867758511?pt=Other_MP3_Players&hash=item4ab53571af
If you need the sellers name to find them on your country's ebay it is dream-seller

I actually found a shop that sells it within Denmark itself! which means, i can have it replaced if broken :)

Gonna costs me 1000 DKK, which is roughly £110 (180$ I think) for the 16 GB version, so plus my 16 GB SD card, it should definitely suit my needs. It's a bit expensive, but for the security that it gives, I think it's worth it :)

I coud buy the 8 GB version, for 850 DKK - roughly 140$, but I think 16 GB is a better deal in comparison.

I'm still considering the RoCoo P as well, though. But I think I may just buy the PO PO earphones that come with it (found it on Head-Fi for £25) or something.

 

Thanks again for your help!

post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by TDB Jaster View Post

I actually found a shop that sells it within Denmark itself! which means, i can have it replaced if broken smily_headphones1.gif
Gonna costs me 1000 DKK, which is roughly £110 (180$ I think) for the 16 GB version, so plus my 16 GB SD card, it should definitely suit my needs. It's a bit expensive, but for the security that it gives, I think it's worth it smily_headphones1.gif
I coud buy the 8 GB version, for 850 DKK - roughly 140$, but I think 16 GB is a better deal in comparison.
I'm still considering the RoCoo P as well, though. But I think I may just buy the PO PO earphones that come with it (found it on Head-Fi for £25) or something.

Thanks again for your help!

I went for the 16GB too, that extra storage is going to come into play. If you do decide, make sure you set your region anywhere but Europe to avoid the volume caps placed in European country's. This is usually done when you boot up the very first time. if you have problems go to Audiophile.net it's like the kingdom for anything Cowon related.

C2 is a very good player. I rate it very closely behind my S9.

Goodluck.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I went for the 16GB too, that extra storage is going to come into play. If you do decide, make sure you set your region anywhere but Europe to avoid the volume caps placed in European country's.

Yeah, I've done that before on a few friends' MP3s because they couldn't understand why it was oh so quiet =P

Thanks for the heads up, though! :)

 

Going to buy the Cowon in a week or so, and then my FiiO E11 a bit later :)

Thread pretty much closed :)

 

Love you all! :P

post #24 of 27

I have been using a Clip or Clip+ for almost 4 years and never had a problem with the jack. I clip the player to my shirt. I usually use a headphone or earphone with a right angle plug.

post #25 of 27

My Clip+ has been going strong for nearly a year now, and its been dropped, dunked in water and the clip came off so i crammed it into a vice and shaved the remains of the clip off. It really is my strongest MP3 player, i'm not entirely sure how yours broke so easily!

post #26 of 27

Hey OP, probably it is too late but nevertheless I wanted to give you an extra option, maybe can be useful for future. Colorfly C3. between an audiophile grade and budget friendly combination, very very very nice and rather durable with better than average battery life it is really a wonderful deal. Also in EU you can get it without extra taxes or something, Colorfly has distributors in EU. If I am not mistaking they were in Germany, pretty close to your country.

post #27 of 27

It is a bit late lol but I agree the C3 is quite a nice player for its price.

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