I recently purchased a Sandisk Sansa Clip+ along with a Sennheiser CX-400 II Precision, as an effort to finally get a music player among the “quality” category.
I got the chance to try it out today, both with the songs that came with it and the ones I downloaded, and the result was very disappointing. The sound quality is mediocre in mid to high volumes, however it becomes distorted when the volume is set to very high levels(which I prefer).
To be more clear, the music I listen in my lap-top with the sennheiser earphones is very, very clear and enjoyable, while in Sansa Clip+ it just doesn’t feel right, like a lot of tones are fighting each other instead of letting you enjoy them separately.
Now I’m a total newbie when it comes to equalizer settings, so I let it stay on normal, though I have tried every single custom setting I found on these forums with no luck. I also haven’t tried the rockbox thingy.
I mostly listen to progressive rock and metal, is there anything you can recommend to improve the sound quality and purity? An EQ setting? A rockbox guide? A firmware? Any suggestion at all?