03-17-2011 11:23 PM - edited 03-17-2011 11:33 PM
My ex brother in law has the click wheele fuze and it's awsome. I have the touch pad one and I hate it. I will have to say that the sound is good. Way better than the Sansa Clip which does NOT have "big sound". In the clip I had to bump up everything in the equalizer to the highest point for the sound to be "full". Oh well maybe it's just me and what did I expect from something tiny?
Anyways the touch pad takes forever. If I want to listen to Van Halen I gotta do all this scrolling down and when I attempt to speed scroll I may accidently hit the "next" part on the pad and then find I'm in "genres" instead of "artists". Even if speed scolling doesn't veer off path it still takes forever. Looks like I'm going to have to use my computer to group my favorite songs into "albums" on here to make accessing them faster on the MP3 player.
I'm a very impulsive music consumer. I might be listening to listen to Van Halen then suddenly listen to Cher. This doesn't allow me to be too impulsive. The other thing I hate about this is that I can't bump up backwards to the Zs section from the A section by scrolling up like most MP3 players let you. Know what I mean?
The other bad thing about a touch pad? It ISNT energy efficient. My battery drains too fast.
I think Sansa is good but they need to bring back the click wheel. Otherwise I'm sticking with Phillips.
03-18-2011 08:12 AM
The Clip and Clip+ both put out awesome "full" sound . . . provided your ear/head phones are of decent quality.
Yep, and wrap-around scrolling is likely to be added in a firmware update. It was on the original Fuze.
I have only one comment . . .
03-25-2011 05:16 PM - edited 03-25-2011 05:18 PM
12-29-2011 06:30 PM
Yes the new Sansa fuze has to be handled as though it's an explosive device with a dozen triggers. Sound is good, looks nice, terrible handling. I think it's helpful to let the engineers know they have produced an Edsel and that they need to restore the functionality of the old model, I wouldn't buy another like this fuze plus.
01-04-2012 10:52 PM
I read the posts and was fearful about the new fuse after trying to use it without any instructions first. It felt a bit quirky (compared to my old fuses) but figured it out, it helped to search sandisk and open the manual. Considering I don't want a high learning curve to any tech devise, I can say it is actually quite nice.
I have 3 regular fuses and this new one. Regarding the lock comments. They fixed it. It is easy to do, just search sandisk site...mine you just press the top button for .5 seconds and it locks.
Also the book can resume where it left off. I am an avid audio book user so have it going all the time, and can really beat them up.
01-09-2012 05:11 PM
Overall, the Fuze+ is my favorite device for video, as it takes anything I throw at it with aplomb. The touchpad makes scrolling through video very nice.
For audiobooks and podcasts, I love it, especially the cool pitch-corrected variable speed playback. No more "chipmunk" high speed playback, very nice.
On the downside, podcast sort order is a bit of a pickle: with the Clip Zip, e200, and Clip+, I can poke the sort order exactly as I like it using Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer, and the files are arranged in sequence. The Fuze+ likes to pidgeonhole some podcasts into the wrong location, a bug still to be addressed.
In any case, you'll find that tapping the lock on is a necessity to prevent inadvertent touchpad commands, of course.
01-13-2012 02:04 AM
That is because when a company announce a new product, it means, without any doubt, that the new product is better than its predecessor, or at the worst case has improvements upon its already poor features. That's why we are complaining. The reason complaining on here is good ? Because if someone at Sandisk is reading all this,perhaps they will pull their finger out and create a FIRMWARE upgrade to solve the frustrations of its many loyal customers, who by the way, are the very people which keep these sorts of business alive in the first place. So there , do I or we need say anymore ?
01-13-2012 07:59 AM - edited 01-13-2012 08:01 AM
I can think of numerous instances where this is simply not true. There is no guarantee from anyone (stated, assumed or implied) that a product or service will be better than whatever predecessor may have come before it.
Case in point, Windows Vista vs. its predecessor, XP. People couldn't bail off of Vista fast enough, yet millions of people are still using XP. Or (staying with MicroSoft) how 'bout Windows 2000 or ME vs. Windows 3.1?