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Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 04-04-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By Malix
Please indicate which relevant SanDisk disclaimer...

Please indicate which relevant SanDisk disclaimer I failed to read. Thanks.



How do they do them? (I assume you mean battery tests.)



Then perhaps the forum moderator might consider...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 04-04-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By Malix
Why not "up to 1 year"? That would still be valid...

Why not "up to 1 year"? That would still be valid -- according to your interpretation.

Huh?! (Have you considered the possibility that I might be Jewish? Muslim? Buddhist? -- to name but a few...)...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 04-04-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By Malix
Actually, that's not the "fine print", it's the...

Actually, that's not the "fine print", it's the specifications. And SanDisk can and should be held responsible. It's a question of reasonable expectations -- otherwise why not say, "up to 1 year"?...
Forum: Sansa Fuze 04-03-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,978
Posted By Malix
(Nitpick: You don't use a codec to rip a CD....

(Nitpick: You don't use a codec to rip a CD. "Ripping" is extracting PCM, 16-bit, 2-channel, 44.1kHz, audio from an audio CD -- which is quite a bit more complicated than simple copying. You use a...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 03-31-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,297
Posted By Malix
I wish it could; but it was purchased in North...

I wish it could; but it was purchased in North America and updated to the latest NAm firmware. Sony players in general seem to have low volume, and this little test appears to confirm it.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 03-31-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,297
Posted By Malix
Line Out vs Headphone Out Voltage

There's some confusion regarding the difference between line level voltage and headphone out voltage. (Eg, "theres really not much difference between using a line out and just setting the headphone...
Forum: Other Gadgets & Technologies 03-31-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By Malix
Plasma vs LCD

You're buying a big-screen TV next week. What will you choose, plasma or LCD? Or perhaps OLED?
Forum: Other Gadgets & Technologies 03-31-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,856
Posted By Malix
Good common sense. If you want good...

Good common sense.

If you want good security, don't use wireless.

If you want excellent security, don't connect to the Internet.

If you want true security, don't connect to any kind of...
Forum: SanDisk Sansa 03-28-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,446
Posted By Malix
One more thing. All these devices are designed...

One more thing. All these devices are designed for line level input (high voltage, high impedance, low current -- relatively speaking). Driving them from the headphone out (low voltage, low...
Forum: Headphones 03-26-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,116
Posted By Malix
True, not all EQ-phobes are snobs. The...

True, not all EQ-phobes are snobs.

The audiophile who doesn't use EQ because he has near-perfect hearing, listens only to near-perfectly recorded music reproduced on a near-perfect system in an...
Forum: Random Chat 03-26-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Malix
Scratches on the surface of an audio CD generate...

Scratches on the surface of an audio CD generate errors. Smaller scratches can be compensated by the built-in error correction mechanism; larger scratches, and in particular tangential ones, cannot...
Forum: SanDisk Sansa 03-25-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,446
Posted By Malix
You have the following options, listed in order...

You have the following options, listed in order of increasing quality and price:

(1) Wireless FM. Connect the MP3 player to an FM transmitter (usually powered from the cig lighter socket).
...
Forum: Headphones 03-23-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,116
Posted By Malix
This is simply an extension of the current...

This is simply an extension of the current audiophile EQ-phobia fashion. Like much else in audiophile fashions, it's mostly bullshit.

There are at least two good reasons for audiophiles to use...
Forum: Random Chat 03-22-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Malix
Two factors determine the damage caused by...

Two factors determine the damage caused by exposure to noise: intensity (loudness) and duration of exposure. Neither depends on frequency, so I doubt that exposure to "low" frequencies is more...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 03-22-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,731
Posted By Malix
You may have stumbled upon a bug in SanDisk's ID3...

You may have stumbled upon a bug in SanDisk's ID3 sorting routines. This happens when there are 3 digits in the track field and the disc field is non-blank. (See issue #3 in this...
Forum: Home Audio, Car Audio, Amplifiers, Cables 03-18-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By Malix
The AUX input is not "weak", but it is...

The AUX input is not "weak", but it is mis-matched with the headphone out of most MP3 players, because it expects a line-level signal. (Check it in the HU's specs -- impedance especially -- and...
Forum: Home Audio, Car Audio, Amplifiers, Cables 03-12-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,988
Posted By Malix
> MP3 players are about conveience and price...

> MP3 players are about conveience and price point.

OK. Let me give you a scenario.

You leave home in the morning with your Walkman. Volume and EQ are set just right for that pair of...
Forum: Home Audio, Car Audio, Amplifiers, Cables 03-11-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,988
Posted By Malix
Thanks for your replies. (1) Regarding...

Thanks for your replies.

(1) Regarding Logitech Transporter, Peach Tree and others (listed here (http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49984)). Yes, they would fit the bill, except...
Forum: Home Audio, Car Audio, Amplifiers, Cables 03-10-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,988
Posted By Malix
Non-Portable MP3 Player

I'm looking for a (relatively) cheap non-portable media player, something along the lines of Western Digital WD TV, Seagate FreeAgent Theater, or Asus O!Play. (I am definitely not looking for a PMP,...
Forum: Home Audio, Car Audio, Amplifiers, Cables 02-27-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,362
Posted By Malix
MP3 Player Preamp

I suppose we all know the problem -- connect almost any MP3 player to a component stereo chain or aux car input, and the volume on the player (and sometimes on the amp/receiver) needs to be cranked...
Forum: Home Audio, Car Audio, Amplifiers, Cables 12-03-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By Malix
Good question. Here's the tech support answer:...

Good question. Here's the tech support answer: "Our unit will only rip at those 2 bit rates for mp3, but playback will work for the other mp3 bit rates."
Forum: Home Audio, Car Audio, Amplifiers, Cables 11-30-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By Malix
Excellent question. I think a PC is excluded, not...

Excellent question. I think a PC is excluded, not only for the reasons already outlined, but also because of the noise -- even laptop fans can be quite noisy. I've been considering the Olive 2...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 11-17-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Malix
Thank you. Your eloquent and pithy post is the...

Thank you. Your eloquent and pithy post is the very epitome of elegance and courtesy. It's an example of gentlemanly behaviour to us all.


Possibly. But, whether true or not, non sequitur.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 11-16-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,851
Posted By Malix
Just a quick update. I've been using (for audio...

Just a quick update. I've been using (for audio books exclusively) for over a month a Sony Walkman NWZ-436F, and it's fulfilled all my requirements. Only two shortcomings. (1) Low volume (OK for...
Forum: Podcasts & Audiobooks 10-11-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,199
Posted By Malix
Check the statements in bold. Do you see any...

Check the statements in bold. Do you see any contradiction there?

You are describing a bug (or possibly a turkey) in Sansa's software. I do not find getting around this particular bug a compelling...
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