SanDisk Sansa Clip
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Josh Greninger
(thinkpol) - F
SanDisk Sansa Clip on 06/09/2010 16:38:43 MDT Print View

for 1oz, seems like a pretty good multi-use item.


audio books, music, voice recording (journal), FM radio

anyone use this while hiking/camping?
thanks!

Aaron Armstrong
(traderaaron) - F

Locale: Colorado
Yes on 06/09/2010 16:47:45 MDT Print View

Yes, works great to listen to audiobooks at night in the tent. Very small.

Josh Greninger
(thinkpol) - F
Re: Yes on 06/09/2010 16:55:37 MDT Print View

Do the FM radio and voice recording functions work well?

Snap lok
(Snaplok) - F
Yes on 06/09/2010 23:42:08 MDT Print View

My first post. :)

Yes the FM and the voice memo features work we, though you need to be able to pick up an FM station signal which might be an issue with all FM radios on the trail.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: SanDisk Sansa Clip on 06/10/2010 01:22:26 MDT Print View

No for me -- although this is really a matter of personal preference.

Josh Greninger
(thinkpol) - F
Re: Re: SanDisk Sansa Clip on 06/10/2010 12:38:27 MDT Print View

So you choose not to bring music with you?

Josh Greninger
(thinkpol) - F
deaf on 06/10/2010 12:39:45 MDT Print View

I'm deaf in one ear, so I'm curious.. Could I cut off the right earphone and have it still work?

Steve Small
(lustreking) - F
Yes on 06/10/2010 12:53:16 MDT Print View

I love my Clip that I use for audiobooks. Much lighter than a paperback. I've never actually used the other functions, so I'll have to give them a shot at some point.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: deaf on 06/10/2010 13:54:16 MDT Print View

i bet some ULers here do it anyway. also have a kidney removed, maybe a testicle. all just redundencies.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: deaf on 06/10/2010 13:58:37 MDT Print View

I'm deaf in one ear, so I'm curious.. Could I cut off the right earphone and have it still work?

I have a set of headphones with one side that is going out. The other side still works.

Josh Greninger
(thinkpol) - F
mono on 06/10/2010 14:59:46 MDT Print View

I wonder if the sansaclip has a setting that will allow you to change it from "stereo" to "mono" so you dont lose parts of the song that would otherwise be played in the severed earphone.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: deaf in one ear on 06/10/2010 15:14:46 MDT Print View

Me too. There is a company selling one-ear headphones with both channels active in one ear: http://www.scansound.com/1-Bud.htm. The cheaper ones are junk-- don't bother.

I have clipped the right side off most of my earbud style phones. If you are listening to stereo you will miss any stereo effects. Some recordings will leave you without half the tracks-- the later Beatles recordings are the perfect example. I like an FM radio with a mono/stereo switch for just that reason. My laptop sound is all mixed to the left channel. A more sophisticated MP3 player may have an EQ panel with balance controls too.

If you rip your own MP3's, just rip them in mono.


Sony and Radio Shack have made stereo/mono adapters. All you are really doing is coupling both channels together on one "sleeve" of the 3.5mm plug.

Sennhiezer and other pro/performance audio products make some one-ear monitor headphones. Compare the sleeve on the jack to one that works with your particular audio device. If you look at a 3.5mm audio jack you will see that there are seperate "wiper" contacts for each channel that line up with the divided sleeves on the plug.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: SanDisk Sansa Clip on 06/10/2010 15:17:49 MDT Print View

"So you choose not to bring music with you?"

Correct. There is a different kind of music out there in the wilds -- and I want to tune in to that one since it is so beautiful and I hear it so rarely! The urban music is nice too, of course, but I can listen to that all the rest of the times.

Josh Greninger
(thinkpol) - F
Re: Re: deaf in one ear on 06/10/2010 21:20:16 MDT Print View

"Me too. There is a company selling one-ear headphones with both channels active in one ear: http://www.scansound.com/1-Bud.htm. The cheaper ones are junk-- don't bother."

Which cheaper ones? Do you have experience with these? How are they? Thanks!!!!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: SanDisk Sansa Clip on 06/10/2010 21:45:40 MDT Print View

For some people, they want to download nature sounds from the web before they leave on their trip, and then they play the sounds if they don't get enough real action on the trip.

One web site is Wildebeat.

--B.G.--

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Re: SanDisk Sansa Clip on 06/10/2010 23:34:07 MDT Print View

Exactly, Bob -- which is why this is always a personal preference.

Josh Greninger
(thinkpol) - F
Re: Re: Re: SanDisk Sansa Clip on 06/11/2010 09:05:13 MDT Print View

I thought the nature sounds clip was a sarcastic comment.

For me, I am going to start recording my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lessons so that I can play them and visualize and meditate on the techniques while laying in my hammock beneath the stars.

I also like music! ;-)

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: on 06/11/2010 12:52:19 MDT Print View

nm

Edited by ben2world on 06/11/2010 12:53:09 MDT.

Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
audio snob on 06/29/2010 09:55:27 MDT Print View

I'm kind of an audio snob so take or leave this advise.

Even with one ear, you can still hear stereo. Just like with one eye you still have depth perception. For that reason don't rip your music to mono if you plan on using the same MP3 files on a stereo at home, in the car...

Merging stereo channels can cause sound cancellation or introduce noise to the music. If you rip it that way you can't undo it.

For 1 speaker headphones, however, a merged L/R option would likely be the best plan. You may be able to make your own. You just have to twist the positive leads together and solder them back to one ear-bud.

The worst option is listening to one channel of stereo...... uuug! Many 60-70s bands put entire instruments in indivdual channels. Even modern recordings may place parts of the drum kit or most of an instrument in one channel. Hearing half music is maddening.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: audio snob on 06/29/2010 10:39:59 MDT Print View

Wouldn't most mp3 players be able to switch from stereo to mono in a software setting? The analog radios have that feature.