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Registered: ‎02-09-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.31

I totally agree that the Fuze is completely useless without the high volume setting. I am a professional sound engineer with over 20 years of experience and has been always very careful of not to hurt my hearing (my ears are my tools!). For those of us who have found out how to come around this problem (with he help of this forum) its OK. But I think San Disk is going to get a lot of dissatisfied customers if they don't change this. I am using the Koss porta pro with my Fuze. Headphones that is quite easily driven. I measured the SPL (sound pressure level) with a sound level meter with the microphone touching the earpad and maximum level listening to FM radio was between 55-60 dBa listening to speech, and between 60-65 dBa listening to heavily compressed black metal! Measuring flac file i.e.. Porcupine Tree (modern compressed rock) resulted in a level between 65-70 dBa. For those of us also listening to dynamic music like jazz and classical its impossible to get any use out of The Fuze! This is like selling a Colt 45 which can only take 22 caliber bullets! I guess we just have to pray that San Disk will keep the high volume setting at least with the "American setting".
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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.31


tore wrote:
I totally agree that the Fuze is completely useless without the high volume setting. I am a professional sound engineer with over 20 years of experience and has been always very careful of not to hurt my hearing (my ears are my tools!). For those of us who have found out how to come around this problem (with he help of this forum) its OK. But I think San Disk is going to get a lot of dissatisfied customers if they don't change this. I am using the Koss porta pro with my Fuze. Headphones that is quite easily driven. I measured the SPL (sound pressure level) with a sound level meter with the microphone touching the earpad and maximum level listening to FM radio was between 55-60 dBa listening to speech, and between 60-65 dBa listening to heavily compressed black metal! Measuring flac file i.e.. Porcupine Tree (modern compressed rock) resulted in a level between 65-70 dBa. For those of us also listening to dynamic music like jazz and classical its impossible to get any use out of The Fuze! This is like selling a Colt 45 which can only take 22 caliber bullets! I guess we just have to pray that San Disk will keep the high volume setting at least with the "American setting".

I'm afraid disagree with you about them being easily driven. I have the Koss KSC75 clip-ons, which share the same specs, and they are certainly more  difficult to drive than my other headphones. That has been the case with 5 or 6 different players, not just Sansas. Fortunately, my other players are more powerful than my Fuze was.Smiley Wink

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Registered: ‎02-05-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.31

I've just installed the new firmware: even no ID3 v2.4 support... it is so difficult to be conformed to newest ID3 standard?

 

Piviul

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Registered: ‎02-14-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.31

Do somebody know that how to downgrade version from 01.02.31??

I used be US but new living Japan, then My fuze loaded

new firmware but new firmware does not have Japanese FM radio band(76.0-85.0mhz)

I want to listen to the radio. plz help!!

 

Koji

 

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Registered: ‎02-19-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.31

I'm still waiting for more background colors and a way to put your own image in the main menu Smiley Happy
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Registered: ‎07-24-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.31

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This firmware is much worse than the previous.  It has frozen so many times on me, and and it's very glitchy.  For example, today, I was listening to a Pink Floyd song, and when I tried to pause it, it wouldn't.  I hit pause, it paused for a very brief moment, then kept on going.  It's frozen up on me, and (I'm not sure it's because of the firmware or not) but around 1:00 after just turning it on and back off (I had no earphones), it was a little less than half full, but around three (and I have not touched it since then), it was completely dead.  It turned on, but the battery level was at absolutely nothing but a sliver about, oh, a pixel wide, of red.  Does this happen to anyone else?
Message Edited by saxmaster765 on 02-19-2010 03:24 PM

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Registered: ‎08-27-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.31

KOJY,

 

Just do the manual install of the firmware you want to use.. Don't use the updater.. Use Explorer, open the Fuze drive up to it's root directory and drop the extracted Bin file it that directory " by itself not in any other folder" disconnect and let it shut down . Turn on the unit and set it up as you need too.. 

 

I have give the new firmware v01.02.31a a good going over as far as Mpg's go and like it so well I decided to install the firmware in all of our units..   Good job SanDisk!!  Thank you! George

*His* 8GB Silver Fuze v01.02.31A also 8GB MicroSDHC card installed *Hers* 4GB red Fuze with 16GB micro SDHC card! Firmware v01.02.31A still installed. Acquired another 8GB Fuze also with firmware v01.02.31A now..
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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.31

I have been using the new firmware for awhile now on a V1 Fuze without any issues.. I just uploaded Pink Floyd "The Wall"  it played fine except for the normal end of song  glitches because I didn't edit them.  This CD runs all the music together and the fuze wants to put a pause or space in between the songs, at least it sounds like that to me. But like i said in my last post I use Mpgs at rate of 192  and so far no issues...  Keep me posted as to what you find..As I just today loaded it into my other units!!  George 

 


saxmaster765 wrote:
This firmware is much worse than the previous.  It has frozen so many times on me, and and it's very glitchy.  For example, today, I was listening to a Pink Floyd song, and when I tried to pause it, it wouldn't.  I hit pause, it paused for a very brief moment, then kept on going.  It's frozen up on me, and (I'm not sure it's because of the firmware or not) but around 1:00 after just turning it on and back off (I had no earphones), it was a little less than half full, but around three (and I have not touched it since then), it was completely dead.  It turned on, but the battery level was at absolutely nothing but a sliver about, oh, a pixel wide, of red.  Does this happen to anyone else?
Message Edited by saxmaster765 on 02-19-2010 03:24 PM

 

*His* 8GB Silver Fuze v01.02.31A also 8GB MicroSDHC card installed *Hers* 4GB red Fuze with 16GB micro SDHC card! Firmware v01.02.31A still installed. Acquired another 8GB Fuze also with firmware v01.02.31A now..
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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.31

Strange.  I've had to reset it about 5 or 6 times, which is about 5 or six times more than I've ever had to do (not including the stupid video glitch of the .26 firmware).

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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update 01.02.31 & 02.03.31


saxmaster765 wrote:
Strange.  I've had to reset it about 5 or 6 times, which is about 5 or six times more than I've ever had to do (not including the stupid video glitch of the .26 firmware).

I always thought the .26 firmware was rock solid.....of course, I never wasted my time watching video on the Fuze's itty-bitty 1.9" screen either. Then again, I have 2 players with 2.4" screens and I don't watch video on them either.Smiley Wink

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