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Re: Can you please help me in deciding between Fuze, Clip+ and E270?

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.

 

Bob  Smiley Wink

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Re: Can you please help me in deciding between Fuze, Clip+ and E270?

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...

Wow...

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...

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Re: Can you please help me in deciding between Fuze, Clip+ and E270?


@San_Discolo wrote:

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?

 


 

 
 
 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).
 
 

 


San_Discolo wrote: 

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+?

 


 

 
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+. 
 

 

 


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Re: Can you please help me in deciding between Fuze, Clip+ and E270?

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?

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Re: Can you please help me in deciding between Fuze, Clip+ and E270?

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+?

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Re: Can you please help me in deciding between Fuze, Clip+ and E270?

Ah, sorry, last question: is rockbox so good that I should prefer E270 just to be able to use RB?
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Re: Can you please help me in deciding between Fuze, Clip+ and E270?


@San_Discolo wrote:

 

So, mi question would be now, really, and in consideration of what said in this post: which one sounds better, finally?

Fuze, or Clip+?


 

 
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.
 
 
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Re: Can you please help me in deciding between Fuze, Clip+ and E270?

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.

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Re: Can you please help me in deciding between Fuze, Clip+ and E270?


@San_Discolo wrote:

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).

 


 

 
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. 
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Re: Can you please help me in deciding between Fuze, Clip+ and E270?

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)...