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HD5 Battery life?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by kwingy, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. kwingy

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    Hi everyone.
    My first post here so help anyone can answer my query. I have had a HD5 for a few months now and have been very impressed. Lucky not to get the cracked buttons problem that people have been unfortunately getting.
    My query is the battery life. I have not converted any of my songs to Attract and currently have around 800 songs in MP3 recorded all in various bit rates. I find battery life to last around 24 hours? Does that sound about right? Any help would be greatly appreciated :thumbsup:
     
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    hey, i do not have a HD5 so i do not know the battery life.. but it is said that it should be 30 hours for mp3 playing and 40 for Atrac, so i suppose 24 sounds slightly low but that would be enough for me. maybe the backlight affects the battery, if you are using it

    i was just wondering, can you transfer mp3's to the HD5 without converting them to Atrac? i want to get a HD5 but i am unsure if you have to convert all ure music to Atrac (as i have over 2500 songs so may take a long time!)
     
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    24 does sound low.

    You have to remember though these figures are based on straight through play (as opposed to shuffled tracks) with no menu access during the test.

    My NW-HD1 with ATRAC files and a remote running achieved 27.5 hours continuous play on a test (with a very small amount of messing around on the menu - mainly to activate the backlight to see how much battery left).

    I'm looking for far more than that when I eventually test my NW-HD5H.
     
  4. kwingy

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    I do play around with the backlight a little bit when I am using the player and I can never stay on 1 album, I keep switching. Yes you do not have to transfer songs to Attract as I have said, mine are all mp3's except my WMA files which were converted to Attract automatically by sonicstage.
    I did think 24 hours was perhaps a little low but much better then my old Zen Micro so not too bad I guess! Anyone else that have a HD5 can help with my query?
     
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    Yes you can - it does rename them as .OMA files during the transfer and applies a copy protection "wrapper" (only to the copy on the HD5 - not to the origonals) , but this all only adds about 1 second or so per song to the transfer time. Using usb 2 port on my pc, i can copy 3500 mp3 tracks (about 11gig) to the HD5 in less than 1 hour via sonicstage.
     
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    Oh ok, so it doesn't actually convert mp3's, it just renames them?

    what about WMA's? will i have to convert them before i put them on the HD5?
     
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    WMAs will be automatically coverted to ATTRACT 3 by Sonicstage.
    Bump would like more opinions on the battery life by HD5 experts please for variable bit rates MP3's!
     

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