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Sansa Fuze vs Ipod Touch 4th Generation for Sound Quality only, Moved from General Audio (TOS #6)
samd1885
post Dec 30 2011, 21:32
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Hey, I am hoping that someone has tried both and has an honest opinion. I have christmas money and wish to buy an MP3 player, I was wandering which is better, the Sansa Fuze or the Ipod Touch. I only really care about sound quality and any opinions however slight about audio quality would really help. I really don't want any price value opinions though as I want an honest opinion about only sound quality. Thank you! The stock headphones don't matter, I have sennheiser cx 300 ii's and hd 485's. I will put lossless or high bit rate audio on it. Thank you, all help much appreiciated,

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post Dec 31 2011, 04:17
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I have an iPod Touch 4, and no noise whatsoever. It's a great player, and in fact I would consider these two players totally different categories. For one, the Touch is more expensive, and is a mini computer in on itself. Which means more updates and different ways to play music. For instance, for the car I use FlickTunes, which is a front-end for the music app which lets you control it with gestures. Also, Airplay and 3rd party iPod USB/dock support might be an advantage. Like I said in another thread, I was also surprised pleasantly with the iOS update which fixed the Sound Check availability on the USB Direct output. OTOH, the inbuilt music app sucks horribly (for ex. no good landscape mode or hardware buttons).

Maybe compare it to one of the Samsung Galaxy players? In that case, hardware-wise the Samsungs are more feature rich, but you can't compete with the ground Apple has already gained all these years with features like iPod control/connections and 3rd party hardware, or Airplay, for example.

I have also an Android phone, and I use the Touch exclusively for music and video, and the Android phone for phone and google stuff, but bear in mind that my phone is one of the less powerful ones.
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- samd1885   Sansa Fuze vs Ipod Touch 4th Generation for Sound Quality only   Dec 30 2011, 21:32
- - saratoga   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Dec 30 2011, 15:32) Hey...   Dec 30 2011, 21:38
|- - samd1885   What about through a decent hi fi system? I have a...   Dec 30 2011, 22:54
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Dec 30 2011, 16:54) Wha...   Dec 30 2011, 23:39
|- - samd1885   That's amazing, thank you. What you presented ...   Dec 31 2011, 01:06
||- - saratoga   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Dec 30 2011, 19:06) Wha...   Dec 31 2011, 01:20
||- - samd1885   I don't know, I feel that making a conclusion ...   Dec 31 2011, 01:53
||- - saratoga   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Dec 30 2011, 19:53) I d...   Dec 31 2011, 05:01
|- - MichaelW   QUOTE (saratoga @ Dec 31 2011, 11:39) The...   Dec 31 2011, 03:50
- - greynol   Hi and welcome to Hydrogenaudio. In case you have...   Dec 30 2011, 23:04
|- - samd1885   QUOTE (greynol @ Dec 30 2011, 22:04) Hi a...   Dec 30 2011, 23:07
- - greynol   I would hope they aren't based around opinion....   Dec 30 2011, 23:16
|- - samd1885   QUOTE (greynol @ Dec 30 2011, 22:16) Perh...   Dec 30 2011, 23:20
- - greynol   You did nothing to break the rule, rather it was d...   Dec 30 2011, 23:26
|- - samd1885   Ah, ok, I am so sorry, I guess there is little cha...   Dec 30 2011, 23:28
- - greynol   People often provide frequency plots and other gra...   Dec 30 2011, 23:32
- - andy o   I have an iPod Touch 4, and no noise whatsoever. I...   Dec 31 2011, 04:17
- - kritip   The clip+ does suffer in terms of noise during dis...   Dec 31 2011, 05:05
|- - samd1885   QUOTE (kritip @ Dec 31 2011, 04:05) The c...   Dec 31 2011, 11:34
|- - johnb   QUOTE (kritip @ Dec 31 2011, 05:05) The c...   Dec 31 2011, 14:22
|- - samd1885   QUOTE (johnb @ Dec 31 2011, 13:22) QUOTE ...   Dec 31 2011, 14:37
|- - Takla   QUOTE (johnb @ Dec 31 2011, 13:22) But to...   Dec 31 2011, 15:43
- - DonP   Some things to consider: Older sansa's had s...   Dec 31 2011, 18:08
- - samd1885   I am going to get the fuze v2 or at least this is ...   Dec 31 2011, 20:36
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Dec 31 2011, 14:36) I a...   Dec 31 2011, 22:29
|- - samd1885   QUOTE (saratoga @ Dec 31 2011, 21:29) QUO...   Dec 31 2011, 23:45
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Dec 31 2011, 17:45) I h...   Jan 1 2012, 00:09
|- - samd1885   And the line out bypasses the Fuze's amp and u...   Jan 1 2012, 00:24
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Dec 31 2011, 18:24) And...   Jan 1 2012, 00:37
|- - samd1885   In the forum you posted, most people said it would...   Jan 1 2012, 00:45
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Dec 31 2011, 18:45) The...   Jan 1 2012, 00:52
|- - samd1885   Ok, i've been reading some more and I have one...   Jan 1 2012, 01:05
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Dec 31 2011, 19:05) Ok,...   Jan 1 2012, 01:38
|- - samd1885   Ah, ok thanks, so if I connect it to my CD player ...   Jan 1 2012, 13:27
|- - Soap   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Jan 1 2012, 07:27) Ah, ...   Jan 1 2012, 13:42
- - samd1885   http://www.hyperfi.co.uk/marantz-cd6003-pl...tock-...   Jan 1 2012, 22:41
|- - Soap   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Jan 1 2012, 16:41) http...   Jan 1 2012, 23:29
|- - samd1885   QUOTE (Soap @ Jan 1 2012, 22:29) QUOTE (s...   Jan 1 2012, 23:37
|- - Soap   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Jan 1 2012, 17:37) Not ...   Jan 1 2012, 23:41
|- - samd1885   QUOTE (Soap @ Jan 1 2012, 22:41) QUOTE (s...   Jan 2 2012, 02:43
|- - andy o   That's exactly one of the things I was talking...   Jan 2 2012, 02:55
|- - samd1885   QUOTE (andy o @ Jan 2 2012, 01:55) That...   Jan 2 2012, 03:21
|- - Soap   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Jan 1 2012, 21:21) Ah, ...   Jan 2 2012, 04:05
||- - samd1885   QUOTE (Soap @ Jan 2 2012, 03:05) QUOTE (s...   Jan 2 2012, 11:45
|- - Soap   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Jan 1 2012, 21:21) Shou...   Jan 2 2012, 04:42
|- - andy o   I'm not even sure why it's necessary or ev...   Jan 2 2012, 07:37
- - MichaelW   London to a brick, if it says "MP3" or ...   Jan 2 2012, 04:07
- - andy o   Oh, what the hell, I'll just give the easy ans...   Jan 2 2012, 07:41
|- - samd1885   QUOTE (andy o @ Jan 2 2012, 06:41) Oh, wh...   Jan 2 2012, 11:58
|- - andy o   QUOTE (samd1885 @ Jan 2 2012, 02:58) Soap...   Jan 2 2012, 17:11
|- - saratoga   Just buy an ipod and be done with it. The Apple k...   Jan 2 2012, 17:56
- - lvqcl   QUOTE I read that MP3HD was compatible with MP3 pl...   Jan 2 2012, 12:01


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