Summary: I purchased the Sansa e-140 and a 2GB Sandisk memory card for it a little over a year ago. Right from the start, I had problems with the player. It was fine as long as all songs were on the player itself. However, once I got to the point of needing to put some music on the card, the trouble began. Although I had over 700 songs on the player (as verified when it was connected to Windows Media Player), I could access only 200 to 300 of them.
Summary: I picked the Sansa e 140 for running and it came with the armband and the SD card slot was a nice touch. What I found is it is made cheap and breaks easily and SanDisk will not stand behind it.
Summary: I bought this item because I was looking for a low-cost, high capacity, Flash-type mp3 player with an expansion slot. I wanted a flash type so I could use it for other activities with minimal worry about damaging the player's moving parts. I had heard a lot of the Rio flash-players would turn into coasters, but nothing but good reviews about SanDisk players. Unfortunately, the first unit died after 3 months. SanDisk replaced it.
Not suitable for protected WMA audiobooks--netLibrary
C. F. Gauss, Amazon
13 June 2006
Summary: I bought this player because it plays protected WMA files--the kind that netLibrary uses for its audiobook collection. Like many public libraries, mine has subscribed to netLibrary so my *free* public library card gives me access to the 2,000 or so audiobooks from netLibrary. It will play these files but once you turn the power off your place in the audiobook is forgotten. When you turn the power on again, the player begins at the beginning of the audiobook.
Summary: I like that it's small and relatively easy to use. However, I wanted to listen to books and this player was definitely not designed for that. SanDisk tech support said that books downloaded from Audible (for a monthly fee of course) would resume where you left off if you hit pause before powering down. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't - it's inconsistent.
Summary: While this player sounds great on paper [and the sound quality is very good!] it does NOT do everything some of the reviews claim that it will. Below is a quote from the reply I received from SanDisk regarding the inability to return to your ending point on a 14-hour audio book. This is not satisfactory! "..
Summary: The Sansa E140 is not able to play all secure WMA formats. If you are using Net Library for your audio books, this is not the player for you. The Sandisk help desk confirmed that the unit does not support WMA format 1. Also, the Sandisk help desk is slow and difficult to contact. All online inquires took more than 24 hours for a response and I was not able to contact them via phone.
Summary: if all you want is a simple music player and you have no interest in video this thing is the way to go.... I put a bunch of my music on it and just stick it on shuffle at work and it plays all day.....
Summary: I am very pleased with it, sound quality is a bit poor but if tou turn the srs wow feature off and fiddle with the graphic equaliser, sound quality is much better although the headphone dont sit in your ears vey comfortably, they often fall out when i am walking
Summary: I purchased a Lexar LDP-200 with a 512 MB SD card on a Friday, returned it the next Monday because of poor quality sound and lack of features. The Sandisk e140 is great but the headphones aren't. I use a pair in Sennheiser MX400 earbud headphones which improve the sound quality a lot. I personally don't care for the SRS WOW effects but at least it's there for the people that do. The five band EQ is nice to have.