This is precisely one of the main reasons, why I bought a NW5 Walkman over a iPod, it has the best battery life. After all you want the player plugged into your ears and not into a charge point.braehead said:Can't say I've any problems with that. Left it on overnight the other weekend, must have been going for a good 20hrs solid and still had plenty of life left. Couldn't have done that with my old i-pod
I find that it most definitely runs longer on line out than with headphones - I listen to it at work on line out and played it non stop for 9 hours (after a full charge), I then forgot it on just to discover it still happily playing 15 hours later when I got back to work. It then had enough life to do another 9 hours and still lasted my journey home. My files are encoded at various bitrates, but mostly varying between 132kbps and 320kbps - so it should really have lasted less than 30 hours in total.KiNeL said:Can't imagine why using Line Out would be significantly different to the Headphone O/P.
The power required to drive either is a mere fraction of what the HD5 consumes in general.