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slotmonsta
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Fuze+ Reviews

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roj
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Re: Fuze+ Reviews

These aren't reviews.

 

They're PR crap.

 

A *real* review will come when sites like AnythingButIpod or DAPReview publish their analyses.

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neutron_bob
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Re: Fuze+ Reviews

Miss that morning coffee?

 

Perhaps, one must look closely at the etymology of "review".  I think of a review as a summary, a synopsis, a first look.  In popular vernacular, perhaps "critique" would be a better word?

 

The Fuze+ just arrived.

 

See, we left some at the bar for Gizmodo to find.  Even played the role of a lively group of Sansa guys, with one in the infamous Lil Monsta suit too, acting boisterous and unruly.  I guess they were afraid, after looking around the club.  There were two guys in the corner booth that looked suspiciously like FBI agents.

 

Bob  :smileytongue:

 

 

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Tapeworm
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Re: Fuze+ Reviews


roj wrote:

These aren't reviews.

 

They're PR crap.

 

A *real* review will come when sites like AnythingButIpod or DAPReview publish their analyses.


Always so upbeat & positive, aren't we?

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roj
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Re: Fuze+ Reviews

Actually I don't drink coffee. :smileyhappy:

 

I am however tired of psuedo-reviews and psuedo-reviewers masquerading as the real deal, especially since I've written several myself.  A review establishes detailed criterai for the context, in which it is framed, analyzes the item in question is detail and actually provides more than typical marketing fluff to the reader.  It's usually several pages long instead of a quick blurb that essentially is a regurgitated press release.

 

YMMV.

 

And my statement stands - when sites like the ones I mentioned turn in REAL reviews that fit the criteris described above, then they'll be worth more than the download bytes it took to observe them.

 

As to the fact that the Fuze+ is new, that's an excuse.  An effective PR campaign would have seeded the unit to the relevant and credible review sites *before* launch so that their efforts would complement the launch.

 

Sorry to frame it in a logical perspective...

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Marvin_Martian
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roj wrote:

Actually I don't drink coffee. :smileyhappy:

 

I am however tired of psuedo-reviews and psuedo-reviewers masquerading as the real deal, especially since I've written several myself.  A review establishes detailed criterai for the context, in which it is framed, analyzes the item in question is detail and actually provides more than typical marketing fluff to the reader.  It's usually several pages long instead of a quick blurb that essentially is a regurgitated press release.

 

YMMV.

 

And my statement stands - when sites like the ones I mentioned turn in REAL reviews that fit the criteris described above, then they'll be worth more than the download bytes it took to observe them.

 

As to the fact that the Fuze+ is new, that's an excuse.  An effective PR campaign would have seeded the unit to the relevant and credible review sites *before* launch so that their efforts would complement the launch.

 

Sorry to frame it in a logical perspective...


Logic on the internetz? What are you thinking? They don't go together!:smileywink:

 

All kidding aside, I too am curious to read some reviews.

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neutron_bob
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Donald Bell's video summary on c|net isn't what I'd call a simple fluff piece.  He demonstrates the physical features of the new Fuze+, giving comments about the new machine.  They promise a more thorough review soon.

 

I wouldn't call that a cheesy piece, in the very least.  It's a great first look.

 

Looking at the different screen next to the original Fuze was a nice touch.

 

No, they didn't connect it using the oxygen-free braided hand made headphone cable and compare its sonic niceties against a Pierre Lurne Audiomeca J1 with a VanDenHul modified Virtuoso Talisman cartridge, or post response curves ad infinitum, complaining about the clash of the blue case against the rosewood desktop, but the piece was fine.

 

I'm sure some real-world comparisons will appear here, as listeners compare the new guy against their current Sansas.

 

I am happy to see SanDisk unveiling a new device, especially one that has promise of bettering the View as a handy mid-sized player at a decent price.

 

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:

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Marvin_Martian
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Re: Fuze+ Reviews

 


neutron_bob wrote:

Donald Bell's video summary on c|net isn't what I'd call a simple fluff piece.  He demonstrates the physical features of the new Fuze+, giving comments about the new machine.  They promise a more thorough review soon.

 

I wouldn't call that a cheesy piece, in the very least.  It's a great first look.

 

Looking at the different screen next to the original Fuze was a nice touch.

 

No, they didn't connect it using the oxygen-free braided hand made headphone cable and compare its sonic niceties against a Pierre Lurne Audiomeca J1 with a VanDenHul modified Virtuoso Talisman cartridge, or post response curves ad infinitum, complaining about the clash of the blue case against the rosewood desktop, but the piece was fine.

 

I'm sure some real-world comparisons will appear here, as listeners compare the new guy against their current Sansas.

 

I am happy to see SanDisk unveiling a new device, especially one that has promise of bettering the View as a handy mid-sized player at a decent price.

 

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:


I would hope that their aim was higher than just bettering the View!:smileytongue:

 

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Barrio
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Is it me or is the Sansa Fuze+ difficult to use. The touch screen doesn't respond properly, the player turns off during play, it doesn't always lock, and it seems impossible for the player to just play all the dowloaded songs. By the way, who came up with the music options that has us needing to rate the bloody song? It wouldn't be on the player if I didn'y like it. I just want the player to play all my downloaded songs without having to go through all this unnecessary crap. I should have waited for the bugs to be found and removed. My player is going back if they can't come up with a better alternative.

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Tapeworm
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Re: Fuze+ Reviews


Barrio wrote:

By the way, who came up with the music options that has us needing to rate the bloody song?


Unless something has changed with the Fuze+, ratings are optional. Some people like to use them, others don't. You don't have to if you don't want to.