01-23-2010 09:16 PM
Cool, huh? I had to think for a while about it, as it was over a year ago, but the e270 (6GB) was unique to the PortalPlayer machines. The v2 memory sizes were in step with the Fuze versions, naturally.
01-23-2010 09:26 PM
Mmm. The thing that I have not clear is: E270 with Rockbox, beside supporting with no problem micro SDHC (kingston?), also sounds AS well as a V2 e200 or Fuze or Clip?
An entire new world is opening to me, and I start to feel a bit confused. Rockbox site, anythingbutipod site...
I see that in Rockbox site trhey talk od a ClipV2. I guess I cannot find it here. But, what is it? Newer than Clip+?
I also understand that I cannot install Rockbox on Fuze (at least not on V2, while I can on V1 if I do not need USB). Is it a problem? I mean, is Rockbox better than Sansa players firmwares? Anyway I guess it is better a new Sansa with Sansa firmware than an old Sansa with Rockbox...
01-23-2010 09:31 PM
No, the e200v1 isn't as good, particularly if you use IEMs. On those you will hear a bit of noise for a few seconds when the flash memory is accessed (but not once the memory is done reading).
Its exactly what it sounds like. The second hardware revision of the Clip. That makes it newer then the Clip v1, but older then the Clip+.
01-24-2010 11:37 AM
Sounds like I will have to see what I get here and then be more specific on my investigation.
I generally like to get informed before, so I can take a decision on the fly wen in the shop.
But I will probably need to come back here before buying...
Well, a last question: do CLip (V1 and 2), Clip+, and E270 support MSC mode as the Fuze does?
01-24-2010 03:40 PM
OK, apparently here I can find only Clip+ and Fuze.
I can get a better price on Fuze. But I still have to check other shops where maybe I can get price on Clip+.
So, mi question would be now, really, and in consideration of what said in this post: which one sounds better, finally?
Fuze, or Clip+?
01-24-2010 05:12 PM
They're the same inside, so there shouldn't be any difference. The Clip+ is basically a fuze in a smaller package but no color screen and less battery.
01-24-2010 05:24 PM
Yes, I understand what you say, but I was confused by commentaries about Fuze sounding better than Clip+ (Black Rectangle), or Clip sounding slightly better than Fuze (Rob), and even that Clip+ sounds a bit warmer than Clip (anythingbutipod review).
I understand that you guys live in US, and ther you get these products for nothing, compared to what we pay here, and that we pay in a weak currency...
So, it is a certain quantity of money and I will not be able to try them.
I am anyway tranquill in this case because nobody told "this sounds so much netter than this", and opinions where finally balancing themselves.
I think I will see them, and try to choose the one I like more in my hand.
01-24-2010 05:31 PM
User error. They're literally identical:
FWIW you should basically never listen to other people who try to compare the sound of different players. Its so hard basically no one can do it correctly.
01-24-2010 05:50 PM
I have no idea of what those tests are saying. I am not so technical...
Anyway, I understand that you are saying that the differences in this teest are zero to none.
But what most bothers me is the difference Fuze/Clip+, as I will not buy a Clip (because I need microsdhc slot)...