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Old 11-18-2010, 02:30 AM
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Default The Fuze Or The Fuze+: Which One?

I'm looking to purchase a new DAP for increased storage, and I'm considering both the Fuze or Fuze+. In my area both the Fuze and Fuze+ are currently available, with the Fuze being sold at a discounted price.

I plan on using the player only as a music player, and my understanding is that the Fuze is a very good audio player. Due to the small screen size on most DAPs, the ability to view videos and pictures is a non-issue for me.

Despite the Fuze+ being successor to the Fuze, are there strong reasons to choose it over the Fuze? For me, one of the advantages of the Fuze are the tactile controls, although I like the separate volume control on the Fuze+.

Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:56 AM
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Sound quality should be the same, so beyond the tactical buttons it can be rockboxed and doesn’t have the issues of touch, personally I’d go with the Fuze.
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:15 AM
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I say the Fuze too. I messed around with a Fuze+ the other day at Best Buy, and I def prefer the Fuze's wheel. And like WG^ said, you can ROCKbox it.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:04 AM
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I say Fuze as well. The Fuze+ is well built and does sound quite nice, but for me, the controls would be annoying, though a few here have indicated FW update has helped the touch controls. Did you see this?
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=58022

CDMP3PlayerFan, grab a Fuze. Play with it for a week or 2. Then throw Rockbox on it. You will not regret it.

As a real world example, I can blindly control nearly all functions of my RB Fuze while the thing is in my pocket: volume, track skip, pause.

I defy anyone with a touchscreen/touch control device to say the same
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:24 AM
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Fuze with Rockbox....hands down!
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:29 PM
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Coke or Pepsi?

Fuze for me.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:38 PM
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Coke or Pepsi?

Fuze for me.
Coke is better.
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Coca Cola for me too. I don't know what the result would be if you fuzed Coke and Pepsi together.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:53 PM
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Coca Cola for me too. I don't know what the result would be if you fuzed Coke and Pepsi together.
easy...you get Dr. Pepper...

and again, yeah Fuze, then add Rockbox = a delighted CDMP3PlayerFan I am betting
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Coke & santa teresa for me, no pepsi

Edit: on second thought, santa teresa straight up, hold the rocks although I do prefer Coke over pepsi any day.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:56 PM
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Yeah, given the way you have mastered Mediamonkey and all its capabilities, I think you would appreciate all that Rockbox can offer on the Fuze. I probably don't even use a quarter of its capabilities, but it's on all my DAP's.
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I say Fuze as well. The Fuze+ is well built and does sound quite nice, but for me, the controls would be annoying, though a few here have indicated FW update has helped the touch controls. Did you see this?
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=58022

CDMP3PlayerFan, grab a Fuze. Play with it for a week or 2. Then throw Rockbox on it. You will not regret it.

As a real world example, I can blindly control nearly all functions of my RB Fuze while the thing is in my pocket: volume, track skip, pause.

I defy anyone with a touchscreen/touch control device to say the same
That's one of the main reasons I prefer tactile controls over touch controls. With my current player I'm able to use the main controls without having to remove the player from my shirt pocket, I can use the controls through the fabric of my pocket.

On the subject of the Fuze and memory cards:

- How does the Fuze handle the files on a memory card? Does it:

-- Integrate them so all of the files on the player, whether on the memory card or in the player internal memory, appear as one collection.

-- List them as a separate collection apart from the files in the player's internal memory.

- Can you load files on the memory card when it is inserted in the player?
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:27 PM
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That's one of the main reasons I prefer tactile controls over touch controls. With my current player I'm able to use the main controls without having to remove the player from my shirt pocket, I can use the controls through the fabric of my pocket.

On the subject of the Fuze and memory cards:

- How does the Fuze handle the files on a memory card? Does it:

-- Integrate them so all of the files on the player, whether on the memory card or in the player internal memory, appear as one collection. Yes.

-- List them as a separate collection apart from the files in the player's internal memory. It can....if you choose the folder browse mode.

- Can you load files on the memory card when it is inserted in the player?
Yes....connect player to computer, it comes up as two drives.....either Internal memory and external if you use MTP, or two drive letters in MSC mode...Fuze and drive: (insert letter here)
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I hope I will get a Fuze next month but reading the ABI forum I understood that Sansa players are the best devices regarding integration of music files from the microSD memory expansion card. When playing a song I believe that the Fuze even shows if the file reside of the internal or external memory.
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Yes....connect player to computer, it comes up as two drives.....either Internal memory and external if you use MTP, or two drive letters in MSC mode...Fuze and drive: (insert letter here)
Thanks for the feedback. That was a concern I had before buying the Fuze.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:55 PM
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That's one of the main reasons I prefer tactile controls over touch controls. With my current player I'm able to use the main controls without having to remove the player from my shirt pocket, I can use the controls through the fabric of my pocket.

On the subject of the Fuze and memory cards:

- How does the Fuze handle the files on a memory card? Does it:

-- Integrate them so all of the files on the player, whether on the memory card or in the player internal memory, appear as one collection. Yes. As I know for sure your ID3 tags are perfect, the tag browsing of the stock Fuze integrates main mem and card mem as one collection. Using stock Fuze, under MUSIC>FOLDER VIEW, the collections are treated separately [as they should be under a device's folder view IMO].

-- List them as a separate collection apart from the files in the player's internal memory. See above...Only via FOLDER VIEW are the card and main mem separated.

- Can you load files on the memory card when it is inserted in the player? YES, exactly as Marvin indicates...
lol...I actually had to boot into the Fuze OF to answer these
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Fuze+ will do for me!

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Fuze+ will do for me!

lol...it's all good man...Glad u enjoy!

Still, I bet you can't navigate the Fuze+ blindly like I can

muahahahahaha
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lol...it's all good man...Glad u enjoy!

Still, I bet you can't navigate the Fuze+ blindly like I can

muahahahahaha
As a fan of the "funny" Justice League, the last line should be "Bwaa-ha-ha!"

I just bought the Fuze and I'm looking forward to using it. I'll have to use it for a while before deciding to Rockbox it or not. Normally I just work with the device as-is (except for applying the firmware updates) and just live with its limitations (or buy another player ).

It is likely that I'll use the Fuze as is unless there is an issue that is a major irritant to me that can be addressed by Rockboxing it. For example, a feature on the Fuze+ that I liked is the ability to hide main-menu features (such as "Video") that I won't use.
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