Can you please tell me the specifics of the voice recording files? You’ve said it’s .wav format.
1.) Is it a stereo or mono file?
2.) What’s the sample frequency? (the standard 44.1 kHz or something else?)
3.) How many bits per sample? (16 bits like a CD, or something else?)
Also, how much battery life do you get when making a voice recording?
By the way, does the Clip record from the internal FM tuner? Someone told me “yes” but there is absolutely no mention of this function in the .pdf manual.
I checked one of my files just now using a slightly older version of Goldwave (5.20 I think). Here is what it reported:
Wave PCM signed 16 bit, 24000 Hz, 384 kbps, mono
As to battery life, a fully charged unit will record for 2 full hours (my longest recording) and show about 80% power based on the bar. I did not check the actual percentage having just learned of that feature.
I don’t fret about battery life as long as I can record that long. My old MP3 player would be down to about 25% in the same time (but with much better recording). Battery life was never a big thing with it getting about 5 hours or so on a charge.
I usually don’t let the Clip get below about 80%. I listen about half an hour at a time, two to three times a day for a couple days and then charge it while at my desk. It lasts plenty long for my purposes. Not real technical on this, but it doesn’t concern me.
As for recording FM it’s supposed to do that, and if you look at your Sansa as a drive, and look under the Record folder, you will see both an FM and a Voice folder. That should prove that it has the capability. However I have never even used the FM receiver on the Clip, or for that matter on my old MP3 player. I purchased the Clip simply to play MP3 files and do voice recordings. It suits me for my purposes.