"hit and miss"on by Evayy
Pros small easy to use
Cons tech support not great
Summary We have several sansa's in the house.
First experanince with mp3 player 2 gig 250 series battery great and after a year still working well.
Son swiped it so i bumped up to this player a 2 gig sansa clip new from sansa store. This unit would not hold a charge and within a few weeks freezing. After talking with customer support downloading firm ware went back as returned. Next i went with a 2 gig expandable slot. This one as well had issues went back.
At this point using my 1 gig sansa which is still working well.
If i tried again i would go with 2 gig battery one and not worry about charging it up.
I haven't tried other brands simply because use to this one.
My consern is quality controll seems to be a hit and a miss. I just couldn't imagine paying more then 50 + for the hit and miss we experainced with this brand.But when it is working as intended it is wonderful
Pros Good sound, FM tuner, display, very lightweight, apparently waterproof
Cons Software and installation could be better
Summary I bought the Sansa 2GB Clip to use primarily at the gym because it had an FM tuner I could use to get TV audio. Bought at Best Buy for $35 on sale which was a steal. Sound is impressive (can't tell much difference from my iPod) and it's a luxury to have a display on a player this small. It's flash-based so dragging and dropping files is a little more cumbersome than using iTunes, but it hasn't bothered me much. At 2GB I think it's excellent value.
While on vacation, I accidentally had the player in the pocket of my swim trunks in the pool for about 5 minutes before realizing what I'd done. I let it dry for a few days, and it was totally unresponsive, but then I plugged it in to my computer to see if the memory was fried (this was probably stupid) and it fired right up as though nothing ever happened. I was shocked but ecstatic. Probably would have bought another one, even at $60.
"Cheap but Great"on by Skron
Pros Great Value, User Friendly, and Decent Sound Quality
Cons Lack of Accessories (i.e. Wall Chargers) and Poor Included Accessories
Summary I bought three Sansa Clips (Blue, Black, and Red) at Best Buy last Black Friday. I only got it for $35 so it was a good deal. But I wasn't really expecting much from the player. I loaded the player with .wma files (@96 kbps). Then I tried it, using the earbuds that came with the package, and was unimpressed. But the sound was still decent enough. However, I was blown away by the sound when I used a different earbud (a Skullcandy Smokin'Buds). It's also very easy to use. Even my parents, who aren't tech savvy, were using it after I taught them how just once.
Pros very small, sounds great, music transfers are fast
Cons battery only lasts about 13-14 hours
Summary I've had the Sansa Clip for a few weeks now. I bought it because of the review on this site and it was spot on. The sound is great, holds almost 1000 songs if you use 64kbps WMA, and seems pretty durable. I like that I can use my phone charger to charge the player since they both use miniusb. I use it everyday at work and when I go running it stays in place. Radio kinda sucks but if I wanted to listen to the radio, I would not have bought an MP3 player. Anyone looking for a cheap but solid MP3 player should seriously look into buying this, I like it even more than my ipod Shuffle.
"This one is a winner"on by CDRKEV
Pros Size, display, sound quality
Cons None noted so far
Summary This is a very good MP3 player and the low cost makes it a great value too. I mated this to a pair of V-Moda headphones for a great sounding system.