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Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, we have SOUND!

Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, we have SOUND!

From: Brian Wolven <bcwolven_at_jhu.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 16:48:16 -0400

Robert Menes wrote:
>
>
> On 5/20/07, *Jens Arnold* <arnold-j_at_t-online.de
> <mailto:arnold-j_at_t-online.de>> wrote:
>
> >I am happy to announce that rockbox just played music for the
> >first time on an iPod Video G5.5 80GB. While this one isn't a
> >completely new target, it's a much awaited one, complementing
> >rockbox support on the iPod Video series.
>
>
> This is amazing! I held back on buying an 80GB iPod when I found out that
> it wasn't supported at the time (back in December 2006). Now that it is, I'm
> thinking about getting one... once the kinks are worked out of the port, of
> course. :)

Try to listen before you buy. I recently purchased a 30GB 5.5G, and was dismayed
when I sat down to listen to some music. The background hiss level, independent
of the volume setting, was so loud that I could only be happy listening to metal
and hard rock on it. Acoustic guitar, choral, classical - forget it. The hiss
was clearly audible over the quieter passages. A look at the iPod support forums
confirms that this is not an isolated issue. My old Mini is much superior in the
sound quality department.

As much as I *want* to like it, I'm afraid it's going to be going back. =(
Received on 2007-05-21


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