10-10-2010 09:47 AM
Better to ride with a Cycleaware or similar bicycling mirror. Be careful when bicycling, as hearing vehicles approach is critical when on the road. I ride with one ear open (no earbud), switching to stereo when off the road.
The overall volume is critical. There's something zen about riding without the normal noises of daily work. My commute is over 50km through country roads, more fun to listen to Campagnolo than hip-hop.
Well, an occasional listen to BBC NewsPod is nice.
11-04-2010 09:48 AM
Thanks for the answer the first clip+ I got had a battery problem, after 5 days it just died! as this was the second MP3 exchange I ad to do, I was getting a "Bit" angry, I got my replacement clip+, put my SD card in and jumpe on the bus, At this point I nearly through it out the window as at full volume I could not even hear my language courses, an wen I put on some music"the music that comes with it" I had to cover my ears just to hear it! The next day after work, I whent back to the shop as, when I checked in a quiet place; at half volume no sound was even coming out of the clip+, The new clip started giving sound at about 1/3, but still when I got into a bus or in a windy street I could only listen to music at full volume, forget the language courses. Finaly now I will be able to use my Clip+ as I entended! Thank you! As for europeen regulation! If I ever meet the guy who made that law, he better have his runing shoes on, as I usually wear steel toed boots. For those who are wondering, my hearing is more tthan perfect, I will often hear thing other cant. And I use noise isolating earphones.
12-18-2010 09:38 AM
How are you able to get sound that is that loud?
I have the 8 GB Clip Plus, and I can barely hear it, even on HIGH. In fact, there is no detectable difference between NORMAL and HIGH at all. I have set it for all different regions, no difference in volume at all, and no way to boost it.
I used to have a Ipod Nano, and these same songs and ebooks were loud and clear through my car stereo without having to max the volume. Unfortunately, the ipod was stolen, so I opted for this cheaper product, and I cannot hear it in the car even with the car volume on MAX. Nor can I hear it with the earbuds crammed tightly in my ears.
I bought this so that I could listen to audiobooks while commuting 1 hour each way to work...and I also discovered it is not even loud enough to hear when I am exercising on my NordicTrack skier either.. The room must be TOTALLY QUIET or I cannot hear my Sansa!
How can I fix this? I hate the idea of returning it.. I want to listen to audiobooks in the car!
12-18-2010 01:33 PM
Is the headphone jack fully inserted into the Clip? I know it sounds silly, but sometimes it isn't, and with a new Clip, it can take an extra firm push/shove--the connector may be tight, originally.
Otherwise, if your headphones are ok (have you tried others?), there may be something wrong with your Clip (or files--be sure to try others)--this baby can get ear-shattering loud. Are you still within the warranty period? (1 year US/2 years EU.) In at least the U.S., a call to SanDisk will get you a new player under the warranty, with SanDisk covering the shipping cost both ways.
12-20-2010 07:20 AM
It's probably quicker and easier to just reinstall the firmware., than trying to navigate the menus in a forgien language. You'll have to do that manually if you have the lastest version. The post will have a link to download it and instructions on how to do it.
After the clip+ updates itself, it'll ask you to select a language and region.