View Full Version : The battery playing time of iAudio 6
There is always a large discrepancy between MP3 players' official & real battery playing times.
I asked this question in another mp3 forum and an U3 owner said that it's only about 8-9 hours when playing 320 mp3 files (the official time is 20 hours).
Do HD players consume higher electricity? What are the official & REAL battery playing times of iAudio 6 playing pure music and video files? :confused:
the 20 hour time is established by using a certain encoding, bitrate, and volume. Once the player boots and begins to play, it is not touched. once the music stops, that's when the battery time is recorded.
Battery life is entirely dependent on how many of the features you take advantage of over the course of the unit's operation on a specific charge.
Someone who is playing 320 .ogg files at max volume and has the backlight on constantly with max contrast is going to see a significant reduction in battery life versus the manufacturer's estimate. Most companies will say "max 20 hours", but with regular use you can expect it to be about half.
My X5 has crappy battery life but I play FLAC at Q8 most of the time now. Higher end cans demand a better codec than MP3 or WMA.
being a HD-based player, it uses a motor to enable the disk to rotate inside. a HD-type player, being a "mechanical" (unlike flash-based players having no moving parts inside), consumes substantial amount of power to drive the harddisk.
iaudio6' design uses a small HD thus, it uses less power compared to other HD-based players in the market. iaudio6 probably caches data in a memory so that it will not continuously rotate.
just my two cents...
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