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I was thinking of buying the sansa fuze. from what i can tell it is a great little media player. micro sd slot, FLAC music, rockbox, and Fiio makes a LOD for it.

is there a better PMP out there for around the same price?




~thanks
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cowon j3 no doubt.

Only bad thing is that its only a mp3 player, no more (no internet, not many apps)
    
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cowon j3 no doubt.

Only bad thing is that its only a mp3 player, no more (no internet, not many apps)

thanks cool but its also 175 dollars more then the fuze.
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thanks cool but its also 175 dollars more then the fuze.

I know, there is nothing better than the fuze for the price if you are solely looking for flac player
    
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I know, there is nothing better than the fuze for the price if you are solely looking for flac player

yeah. what sold me was the micro sd slot.

plus 8gb for 50 bucks is pretty good.



the only thing I wonder is why sandisk had to screw up the fuze+.
post #6 of 26
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.
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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.

well im going to rockbox it i think. Will this decrease the battery life?
post #8 of 26
I'm still rocking a 4GB Cowon D2, firmware updates makes its SD slot capable of SDHC cards, have a couple 16GB cards for it and am about to order a 32GB or two and going completely back to FLAC

Unfortunately I don't think they sell it anymore, I think there is an updated verison of it that you might be able to find, the D2+.

It can play back video but that doesn't mean you want to, its just too small IMO.
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I'm still rocking a 4GB Cowon D2, firmware updates makes its SD slot capable of SDHC cards, have a couple 16GB cards for it and am about to order a 32GB or two and going completely back to FLAC

Unfortunately I don't think they sell it anymore, I think there is an updated verison of it that you might be able to find, the D2+.

It can play back video but that doesn't mean you want to, its just too small IMO.

yeah. the reason i picked the fuze is because of the LOD. i want to use it with my DAC
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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!". tongue.gif 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.
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