Quality mp3 sound

I would like to hear views and suggestions on the MP3 with the best sound quality.  I have Rhapsody compatibility with very old Sansa e280R mp3 player problems, so I recently bought a clip/zip to replace (little something for the market).  I have not done my homework, and I know that this unit is moderately priced ($39 at Best Buy), but I was expecting the same richness and sound quality I get from my iphone and my old e280R.  It's may be close enough for others, but it's not close enough for me, so I am disappointed.

I talked to the Sandisk technical support, and they assure me that the technical specifications of sound quality for the clip/zip are equivalent to the e280R, but it isn't in my ear.  And I tried to adjust the sound using the equalizer settings - no luck.

Then, I myself have resolved to lose the very high sound quality, like, since there is no other Rhapsody Sansa devices there considered superior by Sandisk.  But I'm curious - what are the best mp3 out there (from anyone) players, with a sound comparable to or better than that of an Iphone.

Any ideas, opinions or information to share?

Rhapsody has dropped support of RAX format this year, a real shame for those of us who have benefited from the R-series Sansa e200.

As you have discovered, currently Rhapsody media are now the format WMA (Windows Media Audio) 160 kb/s. This format is used for all current devices and very good sounds, especially those who use version v2 of the e200. The advantage of using a newer device, is that you have the feature Rhapsody channels, is no longer an option with the original series of R.

Your ears aren't deceiving you. The problem is electronic base. Although the processor of the new machines is higher than the chip of the old series R PortalPlayer, diminutive Clip has a source of energy is much smaller than the big e200 battery. A digital audio player function is to decode the data and output a current signal variable for your helmet.

Quite simply, the e200 has more "power". If you use a more effective listener, especially the type of "in-ear monitor", you can retrieve many of which has lost efficiency. The Clip hits that subtle balance between raw power and play time. Overall, the small Clips sound is great, but there is a small difference can be heard. Austria Microsystems device has a richer sound, but a little less impact; This is because the power supply is smaller.

If you search patiently, there are devices out there v2, but they were replaced by the original Sansa Fuze (the original is square with a rotating wheel). The v2 is a case e200 with a Sansa Fuze nestled in the breast.

I love the Zip Clip. I wear a set with the Clip +, have different music on each machine. The zipper color display gives me album art as the faithful e200, and its size makes it very convenient. But when I really want to hear the details, this big e280 is the machine of choice. And is his new 1300mAh battery lasts until the cows home.


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