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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 Jan 1 2012, 22:41
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http://www.hyperfi.co.uk/marantz-cd6003-pl...tock-p-892.html
The Marantz CD6003.
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post Jan 1 2012, 23:29
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QUOTE (samd1885 @ Jan 1 2012, 16:41) *

You sure about that?
http://marantz.co.uk/uk/Products/Pages/Pro...roductId=CD6003


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Not really, will the USB in have full audio quality from lineout? I certainly have USB, it's a hard place to look because it is in a closed cabinet.
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QUOTE (samd1885 @ Jan 1 2012, 17:37) *
Not really, will the USB in have full audio quality from lineout? I certainly have USB, it's a hard place to look because it is in a closed cabinet.


USB audio is a port for plugging in your iPod (but not iPhone according to the product page). It transfers the audio digitally over USB and (assumedly) uses the CD DAC if you're using the Marantz's analog outputs and passes through if you're using the Marantz's digital out.

This is a completely different thing than the analog line-level connections discussed elsewhere in this thread.


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QUOTE (Soap @ Jan 1 2012, 22:41) *
QUOTE (samd1885 @ Jan 1 2012, 17:37) *
Not really, will the USB in have full audio quality from lineout? I certainly have USB, it's a hard place to look because it is in a closed cabinet.


USB audio is a port for plugging in your iPod (but not iPhone according to the product page). It transfers the audio digitally over USB and (assumedly) uses the CD DAC if you're using the Marantz's analog outputs and passes through if you're using the Marantz's digital out.

This is a completely different thing than the analog line-level connections discussed elsewhere in this thread.


I'm fairly confused, the usb can also be used for the fuze right? It has a line out (from fuze) to usb cable which I assumed I could plug in a work fine, much like the ipod. Which is the best way for me to play audio files from a fuze on my hifi then? Best in terms of quality of sound etc... Sorry, please help, thanks.
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That's exactly one of the things I was talking about before in this thread. That USB connection is one of the advantages of iPods. It is not meant to be used with the Fuze.

Some of these components that have USB iPod inputs though, can read MP3, WMA and/or AAC files from a usb stick/disk. If the Fuze can be read as a disk, it might work only for those types of files (I haven't seen one that does any lossless codec). Nothing is guaranteed unless you stick with the explicit specifications of your device.
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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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