Originally Posted by chinesekiwi;13029681
It's very much 'If it ain't broken, don't fix it'. They 'fixed' it. That said, I find little point of using lossless on portables cuz of the storage and importantly, battery life issue. High bitrate lossy (e.g. AAC @ ~192 kbps / ~224 kbps [= better than VBR -v0 / 320kbps CBR mp3]) is much better.
On the Sansa Fuze without it being Rockbox'ed, I'd use VBR -v0 mp3 as Ogg Vorbis as a battery life sucker due to it's complex algorithm. Basically, want more space, go Ogg Vorbis @ ~192kbps. Want more battery life, go VBR -v0 mp3.
I thought it was "IF IT'S BROKEN, FIX IT. IF IT'S NOT BROKEN, FIX IT SOME MORE!".
I would go for the Sansa Clip + or Fuze. The Fuze's styling isn't to my liking though. Kind of weird looking to me. Saw it at Best Buy. Not the ugliest but pretty damn ugly. J3 ftw although it's expensive compared 2 the fuze.