Battery Life

How often do you charge your player's battery?

  • More than once a day

    Votes: 2 3.9%
  • Once a day

    Votes: 8 15.7%
  • Once every other day

    Votes: 7 13.7%
  • Once every three days

    Votes: 8 15.7%
  • Once every four days

    Votes: 3 5.9%
  • Once every five days

    Votes: 2 3.9%
  • Once every six days

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Once every week

    Votes: 7 13.7%
  • Less than once a week

    Votes: 5 9.8%
  • Less than once a fortnight

    Votes: 8 15.7%

  • Total voters
    51
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shadowritten

Guest
Thought I'd conduct a poll to see what we're all getting from our players in terms of juice. I'm hoping this will be more helpful to people than simply reading conflicting reports online about how many hours each player's battery is supposed to last per single charge (which is broadly meaningless anyway).

If you vote, it would be helpful to post in this thread as well, giving answers to the following as accurately as you can:

1) What player do you own?

2) How long have you owned it?

3) Does it have an internal or removable battery?

4) If removable, how old is the battery?

5) What format/bitrate do you use most?

6) How loud do listen to music on your player (1= Very low; 10= Very loud)

7) For how long do you listen to your player on average each day?

8) How often do you charge your player's batteries (be as accurate as you can)



Here are my answers:

1) Panasonic SL-CT710 CD/MP3 Combo Player
2) About four months, if memory serves correctly?
3) It has two types of removable battery: 2 x 'chewing gum' variety + 2 x AA via attachable pack
4) I'm guessing the 'chewing gum' batteries that were supplied with the player are probably a bit older than the unit itself. The AAs are about 6 months old and are rechargeable.
5) I only use standard CDs, so equivalent to using uncompressed WAV.
6) My volume goes from 1-25, and I listen around 16-20 - so that's about 6-7 on a scale of 1-10.
7) Between 4 and 7 hours per day, five days' a week.
8) About once every 9-10 days, including the external AAs.

Over to you ...
 
K

KJ_Palmer

Guest
My HD5 seems to go for more than a week without charging, though perhaps I'm not a particularly heavy user, perhaps 1-2 hours a day on the commute...

[Edit - details:]
1. Sony NW-HD5h (30GB) ATRAC/MP3 player
2. Owned approx. 6 months
3. Removeable Li-Ion battery
4. 6 months (original which was bought with player - also have a backup spare)
5. mostly 192 kbps (some @256 & 352k though) ATRAC3+ with a very few MP3s
6. 5/10 (top AVLS setting = 14/30 - but vary with inline earphone volume control)
7. 90 mins a day (usually in shuffle mode) 5-7 days a week
8. Probably every 10-12 days, sometimes seems a whole fortnight...
 

Del Boy Smiffy

Distinguished Member
1) Ipod video 30GB

2) About a month

3) Internal

4) N/A

5) 99% @ 320kbps

6) 6-7 i guess

7) At least from 8am to 5pm

8) Every time i get back from work
 

drlau9

Active Member
Sony HD5 Black

I've had it for around 9 Months

Re - mov - a - ble

As old as the player

192kb/s atrac 3 plus

About 3 ( I have Closed circuit E5c's ) 3 is enough

8 - 9 hrs

Exactly every sunday at 3am



Dr.
 

robby***

Standard Member
1) Sony A1000

2) Owned it three weeks

3) Removable battery

4) Battery three weeks old

5) What format/bitrate do you use most? ATRAC3+ 160kbps

6) Volume is around 4/10

7) For how long do you listen to your player on average each day? Five hours a day

8) Recharge battery every 3 days
 
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shadowritten

Guest
drlau9 said:
Re - move - a - ble

Before attempting to correct the spelling of a professional writer, I suggest you check a dictionary ... there's no 'e'! :D

Thanks for contributing to the thread, though. Much appreciated.
 

rigger123

Standard Member
1) What player do you own? NW-HD3

2) How long have you owned it? just over a yaer

3) Does it have an internal or removable battery? internal

4) If removable, how old is the battery?

5) What format/bitrate do you use most? atrac3 132kbps

6) How loud do listen to music on your player? 5

7) For how long do you listen to your player on average each day? <1 hour

8) How often do you charge your player's batteries? once a month
 

eyeballKid

Active Member
1) Rio Karma 2) 18 months old 3) internal battery 4) n/a 5) OGG 160kbps 6) Not very loud (25/30 on the player, but with volume controlled by headphones) 7) 2-3 hrs a day use 8) Charge every 3-4 days

I figure I get 10 hours of OGG (I got a lot more with MP3 192kbps) and I usually charge when down to 30-40% full. Pretty rubbish battery really, but as my player is there to handle the daily commute only I can live with it.
 

shahedz

Distinguished Member
1) What player do you own? ipod 20gb 3rd gen

2) How long have you owned it? 20 months

3) Does it have an internal or removable battery? internal

4) If removable, how old is the battery?

5) What format/bitrate do you use most? itunes i thinks its 128

6) How loud do listen to music on your player (1= Very low; 10= Very loud) 7

7) For how long do you listen to your player on average each day? 1.5 hours

8) How often do you charge your player's batteries (be as accurate as you can) -every 3 days
 

kevH

Active Member
1. Ipod Video 60gb
2. 3 months
3. Internal
4. N/A
5. 256/320
6. Itunes set louder 4/5
7. 3 hours or so
8. Every 4 days

Have i won Shadow ???? :D
 

Tunney

Active Member
1) What player do you own?
5G 60GB iPod
2) How long have you owned it?
Since release (around 3 months?)
3) Does it have an internal or removable battery?
Internal
4) If removable, how old is the battery?
N/A
5) What format/bitrate do you use most?
320kbps AAC
6) How loud do listen to music on your player (1= Very low; 10= Very loud)
5, judging by the volume control
7) For how long do you listen to your player on average each day?
3 hours, possibly with some video thrown in
8) How often do you charge your player's batteries (be as accurate as you can)
Every day. It sits in its dock charging/syncing when I'm at home. I do the same with my phone, as I tend to forget to charge unless I get into a routine of doing it every day.
 
C

Cyburn

Guest
1) Creative Zen Nano Plus 1GB

2) About 2 and a half months

3) AAA Battery

4) N/A

5) 128-192kbps MP3

6) 6

7) 60-90minutes each day

8) I change batteries every 10-14 days
 

PJTX100

Distinguished Member
1) What player do you own?

30Gb iPod vid

2) How long have you owned it?

1 month

3) Does it have an internal or removable battery?

internal

4) If removable, how old is the battery?

n/a

5) What format/bitrate do you use most?

256K MP3

6) How loud do listen to music on your player (1= Very low; 10= Very loud)

8 (but mostly take output from the lineout not the headphone)

7) For how long do you listen to your player on average each day?

1 to 2 hrs

8) How often do you charge your player's batteries (be as accurate as you can

It charges each time I plug it into the car head unit, which can be 4 or 5 times a day.
 

Maidenpriest

Active Member
shadowritten said:
Thought I'd conduct a poll to see what we're all getting from our players in terms of juice. I'm hoping this will be more helpful to people than simply reading conflicting reports online about how many hours each player's battery is supposed to last per single charge (which is broadly meaningless anyway).

If you vote, it would be helpful to post in this thread as well, giving answers to the following as accurately as you can:

1) What player do you own?

2) How long have you owned it?

3) Does it have an internal or removable battery?

4) If removable, how old is the battery?

5) What format/bitrate do you use most?

6) How loud do listen to music on your player (1= Very low; 10= Very loud)

7) For how long do you listen to your player on average each day?

8) How often do you charge your player's batteries (be as accurate as you can)



Here are my answers:

1) Panasonic SL-CT710 CD/MP3 Combo Player
2) About four months, if memory serves correctly?
3) It has two types of removable battery: 2 x 'chewing gum' variety + 2 x AA via attachable pack
4) I'm guessing the 'chewing gum' batteries that were supplied with the player are probably a bit older than the unit itself. The AAs are about 6 months old and are rechargeable.
5) I only use standard CDs, so equivalent to using uncompressed WAV.
6) My volume goes from 1-25, and I listen around 16-20 - so that's about 6-7 on a scale of 1-10.
7) Between 4 and 7 hours per day, five days' a week.
8) About once every 9-10 days, including the external AAs.

Over to you ...

1. Sony hd5
2. Since Aug 05
3. removable, i also have a spare living in my fridge!
4. Spare battery is about 3 weeks old, i am not sure whether to rotate batteries
5. Atract 256
6. I have unlocked the volume, when listening with earplugs just under halfway to max, speakers or car just under max
7. About 4 hours average, i can listen at work for 8 hours
+ with speakers i usally lose a bar after that long.
8. for on average an hour a day via usb when messing about on the pc, this keeps it topped up!

(My Hd5 never seems to need charging i go on the pc once a day it is connected via the usb and this seems to keep it topped up, apart from the initial charge i have only charged it with the mains charger once when on a two week holiday, i use it for an average of 4 hours a day, i use atrac 256 format and play it mostly on shuffle with 5 hour aprox playlists!)
Phil
 

Miniholic

Well-known Member
1) What player do you own?
60GB iPod Video
2) How long have you owned it?
Since late November 05 (3 1/2 months)
3) Does it have an internal or removable battery?
Internal
4) If removable, how old is the battery?
N/A
5) What format/bitrate do you use most?
128kbps Mix of AAC & MP3
6) How loud do listen to music on your player (1= Very low; 10= Very loud)
5/6
7) For how long do you listen to your player on average each day?
2 or 3 hours
8) How often do you charge your player's batteries (be as accurate as you can)
Voted every five days, although I often need to resynch in between to add tracks, so it is sometimes more frequent. Only had it die on me once in the time I've had it.
 

KiNeL

Active Member
Sorry for plagarising MAIDENPRIEST but my specs are so similar I thought I'd save the typing...!!!

1. Sony HD5 (Black & no cracked buttons)
2. Since Aug 05
3. Removable, I also have a spare living in my fridge!
4. Spare battery is about 6 months old, I am not sure whether to rotate batteries
5. MP3 128 & some Atract 192
6. I have unlocked the volume, when listening with earplugs just under halfway to max, speakers or car just under max
7. About 4 hours average, I can listen at work for 8 hours
+ with speakers i usally lose a bar after that long.
8. I plug it in to the charger virtually every time I come home so thats at least once a day and I generally leave it overnight. Bottom line is that it last's so long I no longer even think about it.

Had a smug chuckle last year when I went down to NZ and even though I took my spare battery I never needed it during the 23 hour flight whilst sad trendy iPodders (of which there were several) were probably dying somewhere over the middle east..tee hee hee....!!!
 

Maidenpriest

Active Member
KiNeL said:
Sorry for plagarising MAIDENPRIEST but my specs are so similar I thought I'd save the typing...!!!

1. Sony HD5 (Black & no cracked buttons)
2. Since Aug 05
3. Removable, I also have a spare living in my fridge!
4. Spare battery is about 6 months old, I am not sure whether to rotate batteries
5. MP3 128 & some Atract 192
6. I have unlocked the volume, when listening with earplugs just under halfway to max, speakers or car just under max
7. About 4 hours average, I can listen at work for 8 hours
+ with speakers i usally lose a bar after that long.
8. I plug it in to the charger virtually every time I come home so thats at least once a day and I generally leave it overnight. Bottom line is that it last's so long I no longer even think about it.

Had a smug chuckle last year when I went down to NZ and even though I took my spare battery I never needed it during the 23 hour flight whilst sad trendy iPodders (of which there were several) were probably dying somewhere over the middle east..tee hee hee....!!!

I know i have had these experiences too! i really feel sorry for them for not seeing beyond the looks of an ipod and status of having one, to buy something good!
 

funkyg

Standard Member
1) What player do you own?
60GB ipod video

2) How long have you owned it?
Since November 05

3) Does it have an internal or removable battery?
Internal

4) If removable, how old is the battery?
N/A

5) What format/bitrate do you use most?
192 MP3 (LAME encoder)

6) How loud do listen to music on your player (1= Very low; 10= Very loud)
When connected to car, 7. Through headphones, 5.

7) For how long do you listen to your player on average each day?
About 3 hours

8) How often do you charge your player's batteries (be as accurate as you can)
If I don't put any new music on, about every 4-5 days. But if I have any new music to upload I'll just leave it to charge.
 

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