By Hugo Jobling
Reviewed: 8 Oct 2009
Did I overread the information about the battery runtime? Seems like a big deal. Also, the radio really does live pausing? I wish my S639 did that, it just says "paused" or something like that when I hit the button in the radio screen, but when I hit it again, it doesn't pick off where I left.
The real successor to the S630 series is the S640 series.
"I can't say I've ever been inclined to sit in a bus or train and blare out my music for everyone else to 'enjoy', which is probably very uncharitable of me because I have impeccable taste."Are you going to back up that statement by publishing some Spotify playlists? ;)
"The real successor to the S630 series is the S640 series."Exactly. I'm waiting for the S640 or the S740. Does anyone know when they are out in Europe?
Could you do a video review of this product? And test the speakers in different environments?
I agree with farki80. You shouldn't call the S544 the successor to the S639, when in fact it's the S640 series that is the real successor. And it should be coming out soon too. I read that the S640 series (along with the S740 series) will hit stores in Japan later this month. And a very interesting S840 series (with a 2.8" display and up to 64Gb of storage) is on it's way too. Can't wait for those reviews! :)
JK, that's the A840 series. Same X-series S-master amp in a slimmer body with proper buttons, OLED screen and 64GB storage. Wonderful!!!
You're absolutely right farki80. I got a little mixed up in the letters due to so many new models (S644, S645, S744, S745, S746, A845, A846, A847 + a few models with docking stations), my bad :)
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