android
  #1  
Old 08-11-2010, 03:19 AM
lebellium's Avatar
lebellium lebellium is offline
Samsung Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Paris
Posts: 3,605
Default 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!
__________________
I'm French^^ *GenerationMP3 Samsung Moderator*

Last edited by lebellium; 04-14-2011 at 11:15 AM.
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

  #2  
Old 01-16-2011, 04:37 PM
lebellium's Avatar
lebellium lebellium is offline
Samsung Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Paris
Posts: 3,605
Default


OMG
__________________
I'm French^^ *GenerationMP3 Samsung Moderator*
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 01-16-2011, 04:44 PM
Marvin the Martian's Avatar
Marvin the Martian Marvin the Martian is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: east central NY state
Posts: 10,602
Default

lebellium, is that what Samsung wants you to use to review their players? lol.
__________________
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB. Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900 and Lumia 520
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 01-16-2011, 04:47 PM
lebellium's Avatar
lebellium lebellium is offline
Samsung Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Paris
Posts: 3,605
Default

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

__________________
I'm French^^ *GenerationMP3 Samsung Moderator*

Last edited by lebellium; 01-16-2011 at 04:52 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 04-14-2011, 10:21 AM
nodirectionhome nodirectionhome is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Salisbury UK
Posts: 677
Default

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

  #6  
Old 04-14-2011, 10:29 AM
lebellium's Avatar
lebellium lebellium is offline
Samsung Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Paris
Posts: 3,605
Default

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

Unfortunately those are both 2GB versions. I don't have the 4GB model.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1030302.jpg (62.8 KB, 7 views)
__________________
I'm French^^ *GenerationMP3 Samsung Moderator*

Last edited by lebellium; 04-14-2011 at 10:35 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 04-14-2011, 10:51 AM
nodirectionhome nodirectionhome is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Salisbury UK
Posts: 677
Default

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















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.



Last edited by nodirectionhome; 04-14-2011 at 11:03 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 04-14-2011, 11:00 AM
lebellium's Avatar
lebellium lebellium is offline
Samsung Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Paris
Posts: 3,605
Default

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

Don't you have the plastic case?!
__________________
I'm French^^ *GenerationMP3 Samsung Moderator*
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old 04-14-2011, 11:03 AM
Marvin the Martian's Avatar
Marvin the Martian Marvin the Martian is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: east central NY state
Posts: 10,602
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nodirectionhome View Post
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!
__________________
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB. Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900 and Lumia 520
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old 04-14-2011, 11:06 AM
nodirectionhome nodirectionhome is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Salisbury UK
Posts: 677
Default

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
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old 04-14-2011, 11:15 AM
lebellium's Avatar
lebellium lebellium is offline
Samsung Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Paris
Posts: 3,605
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvin the Martian View Post
I can't believe how tiny it is!
So is the battery

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!
__________________
I'm French^^ *GenerationMP3 Samsung Moderator*
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old 04-14-2011, 11:19 AM
nodirectionhome nodirectionhome is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Salisbury UK
Posts: 677
Default

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.
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old 04-14-2011, 11:35 AM
lebellium's Avatar
lebellium lebellium is offline
Samsung Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Paris
Posts: 3,605
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nodirectionhome View Post
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 )
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.
__________________
I'm French^^ *GenerationMP3 Samsung Moderator*
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old 04-14-2011, 11:41 AM
nodirectionhome nodirectionhome is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Salisbury UK
Posts: 677
Default

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?
Reply With Quote

Reply

Tags
gmp3, review, samsung, tic, tictoc, toc, yp-s1

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 PM.