I was needing a new mp3 player, but I wanted to try something different other than Sony. I was pleasantly surpised after loading my prior collection to my Fuze 8gb with additional 2gb micro. Yes, it does not fit the Apple or Sony image, but is a solid competitor, but, after updates, I am still left with two major issues.
1.) Random play of all tracks feels… well… not so random! I have found myself advancing the tracks myself to keep things fresh. My player will still hit the same combination of tracks for the first 20ish songs before I hear an order that is not so familiar. I realize there is some subjective reasoning going on, but there is so many times a person can listen to the same 4 Bjork songs before expecting something different. I do have a lot of mix tracks of atleast an hour in lenght… maybe that has something to do with it.
2.) While I have come to appreciate precise sounding music, my Fuze produces too clean and precise of a sound, or rather flat. No matter how many times I use the equilizer, the sound does not feel as dynamic as it should with an equilizer. The “thump” of the bass never reaches that “thump” level when compared to my past Sony walkman players. While I am happy with the many features the Fuze has, this was a major let down as my many mix tracks do not have the same bounce as they would even on my phone’s walkman player.
Keep up the good work Sansa.