"Just about perfect"on by MSKGNW
Pros Easy to use, great features. great price, shockingly excellent FM receiver. Expandable memory. You can watch a video and look at pictures if you want to.
Cons On/off switch a little hard to use. non-replaceable battery
Summary After spending TOO much time getting my kid's iPod Touch to work and dealing with the inflexibility of iTunes I looked around for the best non-iPod player out there and found the Fuze. Paired with Creative EP640 ear buds makes the Fuze just about perfect. Sync's easily with Windows Media Player (& probably RealPlayer). You can also load stuff as though it was a disk drive. All with software you probably already have installed.
Used the FM receiver while camping in the mountains of Pennsylvania and was shocked at the quality of the audio. I could not hear a difference between the FM and the 128 Kbps MP3's I had just listened to.
Overall sound quality is excellent.
Though small, photos viewed on the screen were vivid and crisp. As for video, I probably would not want to watch a full length movie but if you wanted to catch a music video or something else short, its a nice feature to have.
Haven't used the voice recorder in a real situation yet, but that's another nice feature to have.
This is one great little player.
Pros Quality feel, Loaded with features, Accepts many more formats than iPod.
Cons Could use a little better earpods.
Summary I have only had my Fuze a few days and have enjoyed it more than any other mp3 player I've ever owned. Sound quality is fantastic with full bass, mellow mid-range and accurate treble, all of which is adjustable to your preferences. Features abound and I don't see the "dingy screen" mentioned in the reviews. Photos and movies, though small, are crystal clear. I'd recommend this to all my friends.
Pros Nice size, esay to use
Cons I could never get it to work with subscription services
Summary I really liked the player, but after several resets and a week long wait for a response from customer service to deal with a Rhapsody compatibility issue, I returned this one and bought a Zen.
Pros slim, easy to use interface, rhapsody compatible, free microsd card
Cons small screen, music skips a little when moving around the menu
Summary The sansa fuze is a very good mp3 player for the price, of course you can get better than the fuze but thats for hundreds of dollars more. The sansa fuze is very easy to use, anybody can put music on it minuets. The sound quality is also very high grade, its clear and goes up loud. The micro-sd card you get for FREE is a very good addition to the player, it adds 512 megabytes to it, but you can get up to 12 gigs to add to it.
Now lets talk about the price. its goes from $79.00 to $129.00. The fuze goes up to 8 gigs. $129.00 for an 8 gig mp3 player is VERY good, see the ipod nano 8 gig for a comparison.
The only problem i have with the fuze is the music skips a little but when entering new menus, its a little annoying but not that bad. the silver version is prone to scratches, but if you take care of it you will not have to worry about this.
overall, the sansa fuze is a very good mp3 player, i would recommend it to anyone wanting a good mp3 player for not much money.
"Impressive.."on by fuuhkyoo
Pros Cheap (clearance $30 at WalMart)
Decent battery life
Ease of use
Cons Clumsy controls
Proprietory docking cable, should have been more standard cable
Screen scratches easily (easily buffed out with toothpaste)
poor headphones (what was with those foam pads, i couldnt get them on)
Summary I already have an ipod nano (4th gen, 4gb) but i saw this at a walmart for $30. Needless to say, my expectations were not set too high. I was pleasantly surprised with this mp3 player for a number of reasons. It sounds good, has a FM radio tuner built in, has a custom equalizer (only 5 band, but this is a feature overlooked by most companies) and it has a microSD slot...wow. I like that it does not require any specific software to load media and that it does not have any unnecessary games or other software. The case is metal on front and a rubberized back ( I would have gone with same glossy finish all around) could have used a lanyard slot on the top. The controls are responsive, if not a bit stiff...clickwheel seems raised but i like the blue LED ring...overall a good little player, i am going back to buy a few more for christmas gifts. Considering that i bought my first mp3 player (555 Audio 1 gb) for $70 4 years ago, this was a great buy.