Pros * Device size
Cons * Poor quality
* Poor support from Sandisk
Summary I really wanted to love this mp3 player but the poor quality of the device has made it a huge disappointment for me. I am constantly having the device "freeze" when in the middle of playback of mp3 songs. The only solution I've found is to let the device run down its battery and then recharge it. This appears to "reset" the device and allow me to use it for a few more hours. Sandisk support has sent me a new device but I've experienced the same issues with that player. My suggestion is to not purchase this device.
Pros - Small unobtrusive size
- Bright display
- Easy storage
- Nice sound options
Cons - Difficult button configuration
- Bad music sort algorithm
- Tiny buttons
- Device goes bad after 3+ months
- Very fragile case
Summary Thinking I had gotten a good deal on an mp3 player, I found the menu bulky & inconvenient to use. The back & forth information display was confusing. After 2 months, I set a book down on it by accident & the display face cracked. Another 2 months later, the battery stopped charging to max, only taking a half charge or less. One week later, the device would freeze.
This device is a waste of money.
Pros Small. Love the clip for staying power during work-outs. Simple to program (drag and drop music), simple to turn on and adjust. Affordable price. Ability to increase space or pre-load playlists using radio cards and extra sc cards.
Cons The equalizer is hard to determine what you are adjusting. All I see are bars to go and up with no description what I am altering.
Summary Never interested in apple products, I wanted to get something different after my Creative Zen Mosaic started acting up. I saw the positive reviews (overall) on the Sansa Clip+ and I have to say I am impressed with the quality in this small device. Sound is actually decent (treble and bass at the preset levels-notice my con above), and I had more problems downloading music with Creative products I had (Mosaic and Vision:M) so I was very impressed and pleased with the ease of drag and drop syncing for the Clip. The Clip portion certainly holds true to its name: whether running or weightlifting, the mp3 player held tight to my shorts as I exercised. Love the price as I dont believe in paying big bucks simply for the name. I have heard that some people have had issues with the product, but I am thankful it doesnt for me. Highly recommended.
Pros Inexpensive, easy to use, microSD card slot, excellent audio quality
Cons No AAC support, screen could be bigger, short battery life, so-so FM radio reception
-Has a screen
-Decent internal storage
-AMAZING Sound Quality (much better than the iPod)
-FM Radio Tuner
Cons -Doesn't support an LOD (you'll need a Sansa Fuze for that, but it's not a huge deal unless you're planning on using an amp).
Summary Wow. In a world dominated by iPods, many mp3 players are overlooked by the masses. However, there are some features that are missing entirely from the iPod, most notably FLAC support. If you're an audiophile, this is simply unacceptable. This little player costs less than half of what an iPod nano costs (even less than the iPod shuffle, but it holds more and has a screen). I find this player's physical buttons much easier to use than the nano's tiny touchscreen.
Undoubtedly the best feature though is the microSD slot, which allows you to add up to 32gb of additional storage. Loading music is as easy as connecting the player, dragging, and dropping. That's it. Works on both Macs and PCs (I have a mac).
The one department where this little player really shines, however, is sound quality. It has a much flatter frequency response than the iPod (which leans toward the brighter side), and the bass isn't rolled off. The amplifier is more powerful than the iPod's also, it had no problems driving my 64-ohm Sennheiser HD280 headphones. If you're on a budget, I'd recommend the Koss Portapro. The included earbuds are garbage (as are the iPod earbuds), but that's to be expected.
If you're considering an iPod nano, save yourself some money and get this player instead. My iPod classic is starting to get lonely, if that says anything.