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I'm looking at upgrading from my 5555 to a 4705 and have a question.

I'm seeing good things about battery life, which is reassuring. (true?)

My real concern though is speaker output. I do not expect to have it 'play
to a room' but the tiny little speaker in my 5555 is often barely audible at
full volume. My old 6350 (?) from the very first iPaq series had a pretty
respectable audio output, which I miss dearly.

I often listen to audio books as I go to sleep, of course this is without a
headphone. I could do this with no problem whatsoever with my 6305 machine.
With my 5555 I have to almost lay on top of the speaker in order to hear the
output. Is the 4705 any better than the 55xx series?

Have they moved the headphone jack back to the top (as opposed to the bottom
as is on the 5555).

Thanks,

Terry
 

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"RPFeynman" <bitbucket@dev.null> wrote in message
news:z3B8d.1267$Al3.415@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
> I'm looking at upgrading from my 5555 to a 4705 and have a question.
>
> I'm seeing good things about battery life, which is reassuring. (true?)
>
> My real concern though is speaker output. I do not expect to have it
> 'play to a room' but the tiny little speaker in my 5555 is often barely
> audible at full volume. My old 6350 (?) from the very first iPaq series
> had a pretty respectable audio output, which I miss dearly.
>
> I often listen to audio books as I go to sleep, of course this is without
> a headphone. I could do this with no problem whatsoever with my 6305
> machine. With my 5555 I have to almost lay on top of the speaker in order
> to hear the output. Is the 4705 any better than the 55xx series?
>
> Have they moved the headphone jack back to the top (as opposed to the
> bottom as is on the 5555).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Terry
>

I've had the 4700 for about a week. The headphone jack is at the top. The
speaker is definitely only useful for system sounds. Listening to an mp3 at
full volume, you can barely tell what song it is. As far as sound quality
with headphones, the 4700 has an equalizer to help tailor the sound, but I
was still rather disappointed. I'm new to the whole pocket pc thing and had
hoped that the 4700 with headphones would be equal to the sound quality of,
say, an iriver mp3 player but no...

Other than that issue, I am very pleased with the 4700. A lot of money, but
hey, what I don't spend the wife will end up with.

John
 
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I'm not familiar with the 55xx series, but the speaker is not nearly as
loud nor as hifi as my old 38xx. You might want to get a cheap pair
of speakers from radio trash that plug into the headphone jack for
your desired application.

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"RPFeynman" <bitbucket@dev.null> wrote in message news:z3B8d.1267$Al3.415@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
> I'm looking at upgrading from my 5555 to a 4705 and have a question.
>
> I'm seeing good things about battery life, which is reassuring. (true?)
>
> My real concern though is speaker output. I do not expect to have it 'play
> to a room' but the tiny little speaker in my 5555 is often barely audible at
> full volume. My old 6350 (?) from the very first iPaq series had a pretty
> respectable audio output, which I miss dearly.
>
> I often listen to audio books as I go to sleep, of course this is without a
> headphone. I could do this with no problem whatsoever with my 6305 machine.
> With my 5555 I have to almost lay on top of the speaker in order to hear the
> output. Is the 4705 any better than the 55xx series?
>
> Have they moved the headphone jack back to the top (as opposed to the bottom
> as is on the 5555).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Terry
>
>
 
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I reckon the 4700 speaker is nearly the same level as the 3900. My 5450 was
so quiet I could hardly use it with TomTom Navigator as the Voice prompts
were too soft for use in the car. The 4700 is loud enough for me to use
TomTom again in my Landrover.

Graeme Smith

"RPFeynman" <bitbucket@dev.null> wrote in message
news:z3B8d.1267$Al3.415@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
> I'm looking at upgrading from my 5555 to a 4705 and have a question.
>
> I'm seeing good things about battery life, which is reassuring. (true?)
>
> My real concern though is speaker output. I do not expect to have it
> 'play to a room' but the tiny little speaker in my 5555 is often barely
> audible at full volume. My old 6350 (?) from the very first iPaq series
> had a pretty respectable audio output, which I miss dearly.
>
> I often listen to audio books as I go to sleep, of course this is without
> a headphone. I could do this with no problem whatsoever with my 6305
> machine. With my 5555 I have to almost lay on top of the speaker in order
> to hear the output. Is the 4705 any better than the 55xx series?
>
> Have they moved the headphone jack back to the top (as opposed to the
> bottom as is on the 5555).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Terry
>
 
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Good question Terry . . . anyone had a chance to try this?

I, too, am keen to know - how good the 4700 is as a dictaphone?
My H5550 is dreadful in this regard.

Cheers,

Jim Kelly


"RPFeynman" <bitbucket@dev.null> wrote in message
news:z3B8d.1267$Al3.415@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
I'm looking at upgrading from my 5555 to a 4705 and have a
question.

I'm seeing good things about battery life, which is reassuring.
(true?)

My real concern though is speaker output. I do not expect to
have it 'play
to a room' but the tiny little speaker in my 5555 is often barely
audible at
full volume. My old 6350 (?) from the very first iPaq series had
a pretty
respectable audio output, which I miss dearly.

I often listen to audio books as I go to sleep, of course this is
without a
headphone. I could do this with no problem whatsoever with my
6305 machine.
With my 5555 I have to almost lay on top of the speaker in order
to hear the
output. Is the 4705 any better than the 55xx series?

Have they moved the headphone jack back to the top (as opposed to
the bottom
as is on the 5555).

Thanks,

Terry
 
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"Jim Kelly" <kellwood@compuREMOVE-TO-EMAIL-MEserve.com> wrote in
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> Good question Terry . . . anyone had a chance to try this?
>
> I, too, am keen to know - how good the 4700 is as a dictaphone?
> My H5550 is dreadful in this regard.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jim Kelly
>


I think you can expect the same or less from the 4700, the microphone
is just as small and is omnidirectional just like other PPC's.
it's just a guess however. sound output from the top speaker also
looks like it suffered more from the new design although some people
say it's better.


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"RPFeynman" <bitbucket@dev.null> wrote in message
news:z3B8d.1267$Al3.415@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
> I'm looking at upgrading from my 5555 to a 4705 and have a question.
>
> I'm seeing good things about battery life, which is reassuring. (true?)
>
> My real concern though is speaker output. I do not expect to have it
> 'play to a room' but the tiny little speaker in my 5555 is often barely
> audible at full volume. My old 6350 (?) from the very first iPaq series
> had a pretty respectable audio output, which I miss dearly.
>
> I often listen to audio books as I go to sleep, of course this is without
> a headphone. I could do this with no problem whatsoever with my 6305
> machine. With my 5555 I have to almost lay on top of the speaker in order
> to hear the output. Is the 4705 any better than the 55xx series?
>
> Have they moved the headphone jack back to the top (as opposed to the
> bottom as is on the 5555).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Terry


One option is to use a Bluetooth headset. The h4700 and h6315/h6365 now
support Bluetooth headset for system sounds, without any need of tweaks. It
works very nicely.

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