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SanDisk Senior User
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Registered: ‎07-27-2009

Re: New user impressions and a Wish list for a new fw release

You know, it's sure nice that not all in the world think alike!  Just think how boring that would be.

 

On you points -

 

1)  I have yet seen a need to use the EQ, so can't really comment there.

2)  Why use up valuable internal RAM when you can use your computer to find out those kinds of info?

3)  To me, gapless playback would be a minus.  I just don't listen to the type of music that would need that.

4)  The blue ring on my Fuze with the latest firmware is hardly ever on.  Mainly just when I turn the unit on.

5)  I don't know what approach they should take here.  There are so many codec's that trying to accomodate all would certainly overtax the capabilities of their firmware.   I think this is an industry problem and not a Sansa problem.

 

The battery life on my Fuze slowly increased to the point that now it's lasting a good 20 hrs or more.  mp3's at 256kbps is mainly what I listen to.  Have a few at 320 and a lot at 128.  Have a few pics and a couple of video's on mine that I rarely look at.

 

On your point about their stock earbuds - That's mostly all I use. I have a pair of Sennheiser CX400 in-ear buds that has good sound quality but the size of my ear canals are so small that wearing them is very uncomfortable.  Of the 3 outer-ear buds I've tried, I like the Sansa stock earbuds the best.

 

Question about the Sennheiser in-ear buds.  They sould good as long as I have a tight seal but sound like crap if the seal is lost.  Having to keep them tightly in my ear is VERY uncomfortable.

 

In summary, I think the top priority for Sansa should be to use their hardware and firmware to provide the best quality sound possible.  All other things should be 'wants' that are provided as long as the top priority is best satisfied.

 

Mike

 

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Posts: 218
Registered: ‎07-20-2008

Re: New user impressions and a Wish list for a new fw release


@mikeinkaty wrote:

You know, it's sure nice that not all in the world think alike!  Just think how boring that would be.

 

On you points -

 

1)  I have yet seen a need to use the EQ, so can't really comment there.

2)  Why use up valuable internal RAM when you can use your computer to find out those kinds of info?

3)  To me, gapless playback would be a minus.  I just don't listen to the type of music that would need that.

4)  The blue ring on my Fuze with the latest firmware is hardly ever on.  Mainly just when I turn the unit on.

5)  I don't know what approach they should take here.  There are so many codec's that trying to accomodate all would certainly overtax the capabilities of their firmware.   I think this is an industry problem and not a Sansa problem.

 

The battery life on my Fuze slowly increased to the point that now it's lasting a good 20 hrs or more.  mp3's at 256kbps is mainly what I listen to.  Have a few at 320 and a lot at 128.  Have a few pics and a couple of video's on mine that I rarely look at.

 

On your point about their stock earbuds - That's mostly all I use. I have a pair of Sennheiser CX400 in-ear buds that has good sound quality but the size of my ear canals are so small that wearing them is very uncomfortable.  Of the 3 outer-ear buds I've tried, I like the Sansa stock earbuds the best.

 

Question about the Sennheiser in-ear buds.  They sould good as long as I have a tight seal but sound like crap if the seal is lost.  Having to keep them tightly in my ear is VERY uncomfortable.

 

In summary, I think the top priority for Sansa should be to use their hardware and firmware to provide the best quality sound possible.  All other things should be 'wants' that are provided as long as the top priority is best satisfied.

 

Mike

 


 

 

2. Some people don't have access to computers all the time. And I concur with being able to see additional information such as release year, composer, and fixing the "x/x" display problem.

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Posts: 372
Registered: ‎07-24-2008

Re: New user impressions and a Wish list for a new fw release

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The only thing I would like to see in the next firmware is . . .

 

1. That video issue fixed

 

2. All the info that scrolls in the music to scroll at the same time . . . Please!

 

----Not As Important-------------------------------------------------------------------

 

1. The backlight and wheel to not respond at all when locked. It should show the locked icon, then turn off the screen, and stay that way.

 

2. Gapless playback . . . A nice touch. This can wait, though.

 

 

 Then, I could finally be completely happy with my Fuze! Well, not that I'm not happy with it now, just so you know . . .

Message Edited by saxmaster765 on 09-10-2009 03:49 AM

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Registered: ‎11-26-2008

Re: New user impressions and a Wish list for a new fw release

Since I'm not a video person, I've moved on to the Clip+ plus as being my primary player.
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Re: New user impressions and a Wish list for a new fw release

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@mikeinkaty wrote:
3)  To me, gapless playback would be a minus.  I just don't listen to the type of music that would need that.

How could it be a minus? You just don't use it if you don't want to.

 

On the other hand, I think its a rather weak argument for a Fuze owner to say that gapless is a "must". If it was a "must", one wouldn't buy a player that doesn't have it. Its like saying you "must" have meat in every meal after having just eaten in a vegetarian restaurant.

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Re: New user impressions and a Wish list for a new fw release

"Since I'm not a video person, I've moved on to the Clip+ plus as being my primary player. "

 

That might present a problem with battery life for some though, since it only gets around 12 hours with typical use. I guess someone could have 2 or more Clip+ players though. Instead of a swappable battery, have a swappable player. Heres an idea. Sandisk could market a package with two 2 GB Clip+ players plus a 16 GB micro SDHC card. It would be cool if I could buy that on sale for $99. Then when the power runs out in one player, the 16 GB card could be moved to the other player. Oh, the database refresh time? Well, nothing is perfect.

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Posts: 328
Registered: ‎04-07-2009

Re: New user impressions and a Wish list for a new fw release

Trekstor Vibez. Gold standard of MP3 players.

Fully parametric eq. Only MP3 player I am aware of that had one.

 

 

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SanDisk User
Posts: 83
Registered: ‎05-29-2009

Re: New user impressions and a Wish list for a new fw release

I would like to see 2 things MusePack support(mpc) and better EQ support, the rest i dont really care about as the player works very well for me Smiley Happy
SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎11-26-2008

Re: New user impressions and a Wish list for a new fw release


@JK98 wrote:

"Since I'm not a video person, I've moved on to the Clip+ plus as being my primary player. "

 

That might present a problem with battery life for some though, since it only gets around 12 hours with typical use. I guess someone could have 2 or more Clip+ players though. Instead of a swappable battery, have a swappable player. Heres an idea. Sandisk could market a package with two 2 GB Clip+ players plus a 16 GB micro SDHC card. It would be cool if I could buy that on sale for $99. Then when the power runs out in one player, the 16 GB card could be moved to the other player. Oh, the database refresh time? Well, nothing is perfect.


I really don't notice too much difference in hours of use between the Fuze and the Clip+.....Maybe it's because I don't use MP3, and the consumption rates are more consistent with the other codecs.  But, yes, I have numerous players, so when one needs charging the others are ready to go.   I have this duracell thingy that gives me power for quite a long time if the battery within my players becomes low......for those times I'm not near a charging power source.

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-08-2009

Re: New user impressions and a Wish list for a new fw release

Many other charateristics helped me to decide dor a Fuze. We know that nothing is perfect. So, I bought a Fuze even with no gapless, in the hope that it will be implemented, since Sandisk seems to be worried with consumer satisfaction, instead of other media players manufacturers. Someone can say that is not garanteed that a new fw will be released, but than we will se how satisfied I will be.

 

 

Saxmaster

2. All the info that scrolls in the music to scroll at the same time . . . Please!

 

----Not As Important-------------------------------------------------------------------

 

1. The backlight and wheel to not respond at all when locked. It should show the locked icon, then turn off the screen, and stay that way.

 

 

2. Scrolling all at the same time is a good point. And much easier to implement. I think it could be faster also.

1. You are right, it should keep the screen off when in locked mode, even when a key is pressed.

 

 

One more: The artwork should show maximized in the screen when pressing the center button