01-31-2010 01:39 PM
The new 5th generation Nano does in fact have FM and voice recorder. It also has games and other frilly stuff. I bought one for my niece (now, I'm her favorite uncle!). They retail for $150, but can be had for around $130 (got mine for $100 new). Unfortunately, I did not compare the sound 1-1 to the Fuze. But, from memory, it did not sound extrordinarily better than the Fuze. I did not buy one for myself because I don't need all that frilly stuff. I just want a simple interface with great sound. The Fuze does all that and well (and at a much fairer price). The other reason I won't buy a Nano for myself is that the price for accessories are exhorbitantly high. They just try to suck you into all that extra stuff that ends up costing you an arm and leg. It might be good for a teenager, but not for me.
01-31-2010 03:14 PM
Agree 100%. Well said.
02-01-2010 03:52 PM
I am Gemini. Dual core processor. Also, I am ascendant Scorpio (which is a double too), so; dual core and dual channel...
I have good multitasking capabilities.
I am worrying about many things for my travels. MP3 is not really something which worries me too much, I just want to dedicate a certain time to this matter now, to not have to think anymore about it later...
I read in ABI: The early V1(Rev. 1.13) has some rather unwanted problems/qualities in my book. It is very LOUD(not necessarily a bad thing), BUT this kills the Bass quality, and causes the unit to "skip"-sound cuts out- at higher volumes. I believe this is due to a higher current drain on the battery, since this happens all the time except on a full charge. EDIT: This seems to be fixed in later V1 models(Rev 1.41)..there are different revisions of the V1 circuit boards.
What the hell does it means? THe guy had two V1 and enough time and crazyness (or genious) dto disassemble the two of them? And now how am I supposed to kno, just from system info, the kind of hardware revision of the V1 I will have (to decide if it worths choosing it instead of V2. Don't like the idea of clipping)...
About NANO, no idea guys, I think Fuze is much more worthing, I just says that Fuze V2 has got same sound quality as the nano I've tried; butNANO had more balanced EQ setting, meaning that in Fuze I am forced to choose between a warm and vibrant but closed sound or a bright and open but cold sound, and no personalized EQ works. In NANO I had a not so warm but no cold at all, and still powerfull, and open bright clear sound.
I believe it is just EQ setting and I am really sad that Sansa do not give a Fuze V2 or some Fuze V2 to Rockbox developers...
02-09-2010 12:38 PM - edited 02-09-2010 12:57 PM
You're a little obsessed with the Fuze, San Discolo. But you brought up a good point (easily missed by others) and that is not all V1's sound the same! I have two V1's, while two others are in storage (still in box). The two I mainly use do not sound the same! One is definitely warmer than the other, while the other has better separation. Go figure...
Message Edited by ggin1 on 02-09-2010 12:57 PM
02-09-2010 04:46 PM - edited 02-09-2010 04:51 PM
Ah, so it is true...
Anyway, sadly, the seller was not able to find any MP3 nor here or in the Miami contact they have.
So, I tried ther E270 in 5 minutes (seller was so kind to install rockbox for me), and I was noticing any hiss or noise of any kind, but I had no time to understand how to handle the rockbox eq and other sound tweakers, so I finally kept Fuze, as it seemed to me in that moment that E270 was not able to separate sound enough. And even if they were sounding the same, well, Fuze is much nicer...
So, here I am, playng around with fuze Eq...
I am getting used to its warm sound, but I still wish it could be more open and separated...
BTW, I am using EQ setting 3-6-3-9-9... with the last one at 12 it is too much...
I will try now with 6-3-3-6-9 or 6-3-3-9-9 and I´ll let you know....
Message Edited by San_Discolo on 02-09-2010 04:51 PM
02-09-2010 04:54 PM
I still say the same.....the custom EQ is terrible, either Normal or Jazz are the only good settings.
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
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02-09-2010 07:47 PM - edited 02-09-2010 07:47 PM
EQ settings are certainly subjective. They also depend on your earphones or amplifier. Normal has the most presence, but lacks some lows. Jazz has a crisp sound, but is a little too hissy. I wish Sansa would show the settings of their EQ pre-sets. That way, we could adjust from there. However, it may be that these presets may be from the main processor and not post-processed.
Message Edited by ggin1 on 02-09-2010 07:47 PM
02-10-2010 05:02 PM
Yes, I guess it must be something like that... If not, why nobody can reproducethesound of Normal andJazz settings bychanging thepersonalizedsettings?
mmm,i amsorry, it is an old notebook,spaceisnot workingproperly...
02-23-2010 02:39 PM
I owned the first harddrive mp3 player by Archos and it was also the very first project by the Rockbox folks.
Rockbox on the Archos was so much better than the original firmware (and better than the Fuze) that If I could load Rockbox on my v2 Fuze, I would would do it immediately.
Sansa, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE open up the v2 Fuze. You're not in the "firmware" business, you're not selling bits, you're selling HARDWARE. Let us put whatever firmware we want on the hardware.