Quick comparison between the iphone 4 and rockboxed clip+ with Brainwavz M2 and FLAC files for those that care.
Iphone 4/nano6 is better in every way with flat eq IMO… They have a nice crisp sound that still compliments bass nicely. im shocked Cnet and so many others have rated the Clip+ better as far as SQ which was what I was going for. The only way I can see it being better is the option for micro SD, the ability to upload FLAC if using windows and of course the price.
Clip+ is more of a neutral warm sound. Still pretty clear but not as enjoyable with flat eq. Too warm/muffled for my M2s. I might like this device more with my Brainwavz M1s which I will be trying later.
Clip+ without rockbox has weak bass and not as full of a sound… if anyone is thinking about rockboxing and listens to rap or electronica DO IT! It’s a nice improvement… but if you have the money go for an Ipod classic or something.
I will be keeping this Clip+ only because I skateboard and snowboard with small devices like this and if it happens to get smashed from a fall it’s no big deal.
Still a nice player… I guess I was just expecting more.
My next player will be a Cowon J3… I tried the S9 but did not like it’s odd shape and lack of SD slot.