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lebellium 08-11-2010 03:19 AM

Samsung TicToc GMP3 Full Review
 
Hi everybody,


Here is my full review of the new Samsung TicToc (YP-S1)
http://labo.generationmp3.com/2010/0...-tictoc-yp-s1/

Google Translation: http://translate.google.com/translat...n&hl=&ie=UTF-8

(English subtitles - Enable Youtube CC)

Conclusion:
Pros:
  • Fun and original concept
  • Design/Size
  • Ease to use
  • Sound quality and audio compatibility
  • UMS
Cons:
  • Integration and usefulness of DNSe 3.0 Core
  • Terrible TTS quality
  • Price!

lebellium 01-16-2011 04:37 PM


OMG :eek:

Marvin the Martian 01-16-2011 04:44 PM

lebellium, is that what Samsung wants you to use to review their players? lol.

lebellium 01-16-2011 04:47 PM

I can't believe it!
I made a nice and serious gmp3 review and Samsung made a bullshit video clip :eek:


nodirectionhome 04-14-2011 10:21 AM

I'm loving it....it's so cute in its charger! and I haven't even listened to (or shaken) it yet.

lebellium 04-14-2011 10:29 AM

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I love the charger/docking station but I'm too lazy to remove the plastic case when I need to charge the Tictoc so I use the USB cable of the chargerless version instead :D

Unfortunately those are both 2GB versions. I don't have the 4GB model.

nodirectionhome 04-14-2011 10:51 AM

It sounds frickin' awesome with my ie8s... I adore it.

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...pictureid=2105


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For £25 this is a steal - it sounds great,4Gb, 12 hour battery life, has folder browsing, DNSe and is easy to operate. I'm in love - my Thursday is emotionally replete.


http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...pictureid=2110

lebellium 04-14-2011 11:00 AM

lol
It's funny to see people watching you strangly in public transports when you shake it :D

Don't you have the plastic case?!

Marvin the Martian 04-14-2011 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nodirectionhome (Post 549356)
It sounds frickin' awesome with my ie8s... I adore it.


For £25 this is a steal - it sounds great,4Gb, has folder browsing, DNSe and is easy to operate. I'm in love - my Thursday is emotionally replete.


I can't believe how tiny it is!

nodirectionhome 04-14-2011 11:06 AM

It's extremely small - half a pack of chewing-gum small.

I have the plastic case with the clip, but I don't like it

lebellium 04-14-2011 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marvin the Martian (Post 549358)
I can't believe how tiny it is!

So is the battery :rolleyes:

I forgot to translate my conclusion at the time so here it is:

Pros:
  • Fun and original concept
  • Design/Size
  • Ease to use
  • Sound quality and audio compatibility
  • UMS
Cons:
  • Integration and usefulness of DNSe 3.0 Core
  • Terrible TTS quality
  • Price!

nodirectionhome 04-14-2011 11:19 AM

Lebellium, I find the TTS fine - it's great to just shake the player once and hear the artist and track title - a bit of a robotic female voice, but perfectly intelligible to me.

Price, yeah - I wouldn't have paid £50 - £25 was good.. It really does sound good, though, and the DNSe subsets aren't bad at all - not as good as full DNSe I'm sure, but this thing is way better than an iPud shuffle.

lebellium 04-14-2011 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nodirectionhome (Post 549364)
Lebellium, I find the TTS fine - it's great to just shake the player once and hear the artist and track title - a bit of a robotic female voice, but perfectly intelligible to me.

French TTS is terrible (it pronounces English words with a French accent....) and the English TTS is not really better and does not sound intelligible to me (but maybe that's because it's a foreign language for me :D)
If some people want to enter the debate, here are some samples^^
Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen Sehen - Rammstein (German TTS)
Chop Suey - System Of A Down (English TTS)
Dernière cigarette - Drunk Souls (French TTS)
And the technology used is not very smart. The TicToc app saves the TTS in a WAV file for every song on the TicToc. WAV files are big. They take much space on the memory. It's a pity a real-time TTS engine has not been used.

Quote:

Price, yeah - I wouldn't have paid £50 - £25 was good.. It really does sound good, though, and the DNSe subsets aren't bad at all - not as good as full DNSe I'm sure, but this thing is way better than an iPud shuffle.
It's also a pity it's not possible to change the DNSe preset directly on the TicToc through a button combination.

nodirectionhome 04-14-2011 11:41 AM

I did notice that the tts took up some memory - still I have 500 tracks on the player.

I'm trying out auto DNSe (whatever that is), otherwise I think I'll just keep it flat or on Rock.

The bundled iems aren't bad for stock iems, but turquoise?


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