Rockbox Utility

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing for Sansa Clip+"

    December 18, 2011  |   By ddferrari

    Pros

    Tons of audio tweaks, major increase in volume over factory max, lots of games and apps. Easy to install. Does NOT delete original firmware, so you can run with either.

    Cons

    The clip+ has a tiny screen, and some of the themes show a lot of info on the screen, making fonts even smaller. You may be able to increase font size as stated above, but then everything won't fit on the screen, so I wouldn't

    Summary

    Rockbox turned my Clip+ from a fairly loud, not very bass-y player into a MONSTER. It goes louder (distortion free) than I can take, and I'm coaxing deep bass out of my headphones that I didn't know was possible- even at very low volumes.

    Thanks to all of the audiophile adjustments, like a 5-band parametric EQ (with adjustable freq.), compression, balance, preamp adjustments, dithering (which I had to look up), my Clip+ exceeds my wildest expectations. Combining Rockbox with Ogg Vorbis (as opposed to mp3) @ 160kbs sounds absolutely wicked.

    I can't speak for other players, but for the Sansa Clip+ this is a MUST HAVE.

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