09-04-2009 03:45 PM
Well then, since the clip+ appears to have ~ 1/3 the error of the V1 it should be fine.
How well is clip rockbox running?
09-04-2009 05:30 PM
I just received my clip+ today and don't notice any pitch issues, by ear. I do agree that the matter should be investigated by Sandisk and corrected.
"Before I sink into the big sleep...I want to hear the scream of the Butterfly"
09-04-2009 06:07 PM - edited 09-05-2009 12:48 PM
It seems to have random stopping/crashing problems if you do things like change albums/tracks (while playing), pause, shuffle, etc., in other words, pretty much the way I listen to my Clip. ;-) But if you're listening to an album straight through from beginning to end, it works fine. Just not ready (yet).
Message Edited by michaelc5047 on 09-05-2009 02:48 PM
09-07-2009 02:24 PM - edited 09-07-2009 02:26 PM
Well, I was going to say no, but seeing as someone posted just an hour ago, then yes.
microsansa posted in this thread. http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=clipplus&thread.id=293
Message Edited by Warrior1986 on 09-07-2009 02:26 PM
09-10-2009 07:34 AM
Thinking my first clip+ might be defective, I picked up a second one to test. Here's the results:
Dell D630c (laptop) - plays 1000.02hz
Sansa E200 - plays 1000.39hz
Rio Karma - plays 1000.48hz
1st Sansa Clip+ - plays 1002.47hz
2nd Sansa Clip+ - plays 1002.47hz
That gives both Sansa Clip+'s a pitch error of 0.247%, compared to the next player (Rio Karma) at 0.048%.
From this I can say that this pitch bug is real, and can and should be fixed via firmware. I don't think it's too much to ask for Sansa to at least equal the sound quality performance of their previous generation player, the Sansa E200.
09-11-2009 12:19 AM - edited 09-11-2009 12:22 AM
Here's my pitch test results. Thanks schnarky42 for the instructions on how to use bidule/gtune. I used the test tones created by forum member davek over in Sansa's Fuze forum in the huge thread about the Fuze pitch problem (supposedly fixed now). I bought my Clip at Walmart based on their good price and the review I read over at anythingbutipod.com that said how good the support was for the product and how it was frequently updated. But now it's been more than 6 months since the last firmware update. I sold my Clip due to your lack of support and frankly because I'm angry the Clip+ was put out before fixing the pitch problem on the original Clip (maybe that's smart business, but it pisses me off!). Come on Sansa, this pitch problem has been around since day one. CNet says the Clip was released on Oct. 8th, 2007. That's almost two years from now. Bring the Clip out of BETA!!! Fix the pitch problem!
Sansa Clip 8gb V2 (V02.01.32A firmware, original Clip NOT Clip+)
Message Edited by oofda on 09-11-2009 12:20 AM
Message Edited by oofda on 09-11-2009 12:22 AM
09-11-2009 12:55 PM
Yes, something they should have been able to avoid.
Yes, a bummer to play alongside something else that is in tune.
In the end, I'd say a matter of priorities. If you want a really small player WITH an expansion slot (not to mention FM), your alternative choices get really scarce really fast.
For me, for now, I got the slot and in tune, not that small with an e200. Without some research I couldn't name another brand of straight music player with a memory slot at all. Just phones and PDA's.