Sandisk Clip Jam/Sport Platform Discussion 2015-10-17 18:58:51 It seems rather anomalous that sandisk's new devices haven't found themselves much coverage by forums and media outlets, bearing in mind the success of their (discontinued) predecessors and their incredibly low price. I'm quite curious as to the differences between the Jam and Sport, save for the blatant difference in screen type. I've read that the two devices are based upon the same platform internally, yet the Sport boasts a much higher battery life (25 hours vs 18 hours) and the Jam a "Deep, rich sound quality", whatever that means. Does this mean that there is some additional DSP going on to make the the Jam sound "Deep[er]" and "rich[er]"? That could explain the decreased battery life and the implicit superiority of the Jam's output, but would contradict the (presumed) intentions of the clip+ and zip, which seemed to be transparency to the source material (assuming sources aren't uniformly deep and rich).Would anyone be willing to provide measurements of the devices? I'd be quite interested to know whether sandisk have made the same design choices in regards to battery life over frequency accuracy, and whether it should be transparent. As far as I know there are no such measurements lurking about, which I put down to the demographic of the clip+ now utilising their capable smartphone audio hardware instead of dedicated players, and the recentness of their release.If they perform well in measurements then maybe they could become the new default recommendation for portable players, as for £25 they fit into the nice bracket of being cheap enough to feasibly be purchased by budget smartphone users, yet (potentially) so well performing that they don't bear the perceptible flaws of budget android smartphones' audio hardware (my moto E comes to mind, it produces a blatant hiss in quiet parts, though I can't recall any other distortion and wouldn't want to violate #8). On a side note, are any rockbox devs looking into support of the devices?