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help with sansa clip + and sm E10

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hello, I'm new at this stuff of high quality audio, coming from a cheap sony mp3 player (nwz-163f).

I decided to get a decent iem, and I bought the soundmagic e10, it sounded great with the sony, I truely discovered new sounds and enjoyed my experience, so I decided to make the next step and got myself a 4gb sansa clip+ at a decent price (it was indeed cheap in my country) and after many researchs, I went ahead and RB'd it.

After some tweakings to get the best sound to my ears, there's a little issues I'm actually having with the player:

- when changing songs, there's a little static sound of 1 sec or less, and happens each 2 songs or so (actually i think it's caused by the player itself when reading the music content)

- at max volume (starting at -10 to 6 in the sansa), the songs start to sound kinda distorted, like a messed up SQ, perhaps I'm doing it wrong?

- is there any way to make the player hop from a folder to other?. I'm kinda lazy to do it, I'd like to make it play many folders (since I have my music ordered by albums).

 

hope you guys can sorta help me with this

 

pd: sorry for bad english, I'm a spanish speaker :)

post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by redbeam View Post

 

- at max volume (starting at -10 to 6 in the sansa), the songs start to sound kinda distorted, like a messed up SQ, perhaps I'm doing it wrong?

 

 

This distortion is called 'clipping'.

 

See- http://mp3.about.com/od/glossary/g/Audio-Clipping-Definition-What-Is-Audio-Clipping.htm


Edited by Ari33 - 2/7/13 at 5:20pm
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Originally Posted by Ari33 View Post

 

This distortion is called 'clipping'.

 

See- http://mp3.about.com/od/glossary/g/Audio-Clipping-Definition-What-Is-Audio-Clipping.htm

 

I wouldn't have thought clipping is possible with the clip and e10's without setting the volume ear damagingly high.

 

Thoughts:

 

- Could be a broken player

 

- Could be broken e10s (you might only be hearing static between songs because it is easily drowned out during them.)

 

Things to do

 

- I'd borrow some else's player and try the e10s with them, and a pair of headphones and try the Clip with them, then you'll know which is at fault.

 

- What region is the player set to? If it is EU, you might be getting clipping at a moderate volume because of the artificial volume restrictions, so re-set the region to USA or Asia. (But this might not be relevant using Rockbox.)

 

- This could be because you have chosen very extreme Rockbox settings: try setting everything to default, see if the problems still occur, then gradually move back to your old settings.

 

- Be careful not to ruin your hearing by having the volume super loud!

 

Let us know what you find, I'm curious.


Edited by scuttle - 2/8/13 at 8:52am
post #4 of 7

If using Rockbox, one can enable "prevent clipping" in the ReplayGain menu.....or maybe the problem is the user is not using ReplayGain.......just a thought.wink_face.gif

post #5 of 7
The Clip+ with Rockbox shouldn't clip until past 0 dB, unless you're doing something like boosting frequencies with an EQ instead of attenuating them.
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

If using Rockbox, one can enable "prevent clipping" in the ReplayGain menu.....or maybe the problem is the user is not using ReplayGain.......just a thought.wink_face.gif

 

But don't these only kick in at frightening volumes driving efficient little single driver iems like the e10? If the guy is pushing that much sound into his ears, clipping is the least of his problems!

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Thread Starter 

thanks guys, I fixed it, indeed it was an eq issue. I had moved the values for bass and treble at +12 / -4 plus the EQ set for bass and that was causing the distortion, I'm now using the eq only, though I'm still trying to find the best bass setup for my ears. 

I don't use to hear that loud, sometimes the noise when I'm walking on streets makes me turn up the volume to -15 / -10 (that's when i noticed the distortion issue), so Im now looking for eartips that could improve the noise isolation of my IEM's.


Edited by redbeam - 2/8/13 at 8:04pm
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