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Old 06-28-2006, 10:44 PM
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Default How much does MP3 bitrate affect battery life?

Hi, folks!

I think this question doesn't only apply to ZV:M owners, but regards anyone who has a large capacity (20GB or more) hard disk based MP3 player.

How much does the bitrate of MP3 files affect battery life on hard disk based MP3 players?

I'm asking that because I used to listen to 128kbit/s MP3 files from my Zen Micro. Now that I have the ZV:M with plenty of disk space, I'd like to load it with 320kbit/s MP3 files instead, so I can get a better audio quality. But I'm affraid that doing so will have a negative impact on battery life.

Thanks in advance, and sorry by my bad English...
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Old 06-29-2006, 03:43 PM
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i wouldn't worry about it. if anything it will only lower the battery life a teeny tiny tiny bit. so little that you wouldn't even notice. lithion batteries charges decrease over time but thats with normal use and you can't really do anything about it. i would go for it as long as you don't use the earbuds that are packed in.
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:45 AM
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Default Bitrates and earbuds

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i wouldn't worry about it. if anything it will only lower the battery life a teeny tiny tiny bit. so little that you wouldn't even notice. lithion batteries charges decrease over time but thats with normal use and you can't really do anything about it. i would go for it as long as you don't use the earbuds that are packed in.
Thanks for the advice, neonez. About the earbuds I really don't like the sound of those that come with the ZV:M. I used to wear the ones that Philips sells here in Brazil and they're good, but I've decided to spend some more cash to buy something better.

So I've bought the earbuds from Sharp (MD33S). I'm not an audiophile, but I loved the sound crispness and the bass of those things (I listen to a broad range of styles, from heavy metal to electronic music, and they doesn't disappoint in any genre I have in my music library).

For US$ 39 (plus shipping) on Audiocubes, I think they're a really good choice.
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