Yesterday I bought an 8 gb Fuze online, but now I am having second thoughts because of some issues I had with my previous Sansa player – an E260 v1. I really liked my E260 (v1), but when I listened to it the lower end of the bass always seemed to be lacking or missing. This has been an issue because I listen to a lot of synthesizer based music that tends to have a lot of low bass in the songs. This resulted in songs sounding a bit hollow, like they are missing something. I tried to mess with the custom equalizer, but after raising the bass only a little bit (which didn’t make much of a difference), the music would become distorted and sound terrible. I know the distortion is coming from the player because I have a decent set of headphones (Creative EP630) that can handle the considerable bass put out by my Sony A728. I know that the Fuze uses a different sound chip than the E260 v1 did, and from what I am reading it sounds like the new chip produces a much cleaner sound. However, I have heard differing views as to whether the new hardware actually produces deeper bass. I’m wondering if there is anyone who has used both a E2XX v1 and a Fuze that can give me their opinion of the difference in the bass output of these two players. Is the bass produced by the Fuze just (clearer/cleaner) or does it produce bass that is actually a bit deeper than the E260 v1?