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Old 01-10-2011, 03:40 PM
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Default T10 dead, any replacement suggestion ?

Hi

I need a new player. I don't want to go the "touchscreen" gadget route, I already have a samsung Jet and it pisses me off enough. (this stupid phone keeps muting sound when I put it on my ear to actually answer a phone call).

What would be your best suggestion ?
8 or 16Gb, small size, medium screen for cover art display, UMS, no need for cover flow, games, video TV or anything, just the best sound possible ??
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:43 AM
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SanDisk Fuze with Rockbox.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:09 PM
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Interesting, actually ..

I just went out to the shop and bought myself an Archos 3 vision. It was small, cheap, and had a FM transmitter which might prove useful. Then I fired it up, tested it with my Sennheiser earphones and .. decided to take it back.

This thing is useless:
- won't read id3v2 tags, I had to convert some to id3v1 for testing
- won't order your song in correct order (album order, nor alphabetical), all you get is random even though the album tags are correct (when in id3v1, without utf8 ..)
- incapable of sorting your songs first by artist, then album; I mean, you select Motörhead and you get all your 100+ Motörhead tracks in random order
- you will get Mot rhead instead of the ö, same thing for Bjork if you're not into rock'n'roll

I don't know how people can cope with these gadgets.

Do you think the Fuze+ might be a good option ?
Heck, if I can get a Fuze I'll try Rockbox, that sounds fun.

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Old 01-12-2011, 04:45 PM
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Rockboxed Sansa Fuze will cure your problems
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:02 PM
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Do you think the Fuze+ might be a good option ?
No. I do not have a Fuze+, but it has received mixed reviews.
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Heck, if I can get a Fuze I'll try Rockbox, that sounds fun.
So much fun, it should be outlawed. Seriously, the MP3 player to get is the Fuze and then Rockboxing it. I like my Rockboxed Fuzes more than my Samsung and Sony MP3 players. The T10 has two very good equalizers and a good bass-boost feature.

But Rockbox has an excellent five-band parametric equalizer. It also supports Replay Gain and offers much more features than other inexpensive MP3 players using non-Rockbox firmware. The customization options with Rockbox are incredible. An amazing value. I have four Rockboxed Fuzes along with a Rockboxed SanDisk Clip+.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:30 PM
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The point is .. I can't find a Fuze on my usual geek shopping sites. All you get is Fuze+.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:40 PM
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The point is .. I can't find a Fuze on my usual geek shopping sites. All you get is Fuze+.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...s=fuze&x=0&y=0.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for the link.
But I'm not ready to pay twice the fuze+ price for an aging device.
There MUST be other options.

(the rockbox fun is tempting nonetheless)
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The Fuze is selling like hotcakes,lowest price for the 8GB version is $70,add a $20 16GB microSD card to that and you have 24GB
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:47 PM
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Try the Sansa Outlet store. The last I checked they had the 8GB fuze for $70. New in box, full 1 year warranty.

Also take a look at last years Sony E345 or S545. Check SonyStyle. They just started the clearance a few days after Christmas and had all the colors in stock when the last time I checked a couple of days ago. Solid players with a nice feature set. I have both the Fuze and the E345 and like the Sony better right out the box. However once you Rockbox the Fuze it's no contest.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:28 AM
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Hi there,
I eventually bought a NWZ S754 (they didn't have the 16Gb S755). It will create nested lists (artist/albums/songs), it's small, pretty nice sound (a little bit cold in my opinion), same size as the T10, no games/WiFi/flash/android market whatever.
Linux compliant and good looks.

Thanks for your help and I'll keep an eye on rockbox anyway.
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