Summary: Seems like it was a well thought out and well designed little guy and is really cheap to buy. I think that I just possibly had the worst luck out there. idk for sure.. but it got me twice I wont buy a 3rd.
Pros: small, and hold a lot of stuff. So cheap it got me to buy 2 of these things after I broke my first one. The problem is I bricked the second one I owned on the first day of ownership... another downside so cheap I didn't even bother to deal with the hassel of the return because it was only 25 buck...
Cons: Extremely fragile easy to lose. Really slow, And apparently easy to brick. plugged it into my computer to load music onto it the SANSA symbol came up and it seemed like it wasn't doing anything. I shut it off, then I couldn't get it to boot up after that.. I bricked my second device
Summary: It wouldn't be so bad if Sandisk offered a longer warranty, but they are very firm about the 1-year expiration. My Clip+ died after only about 10 months, but unfortunately I procrastinated and didn't contact Sansa until 14 months after purchase, at which time the warranty had expired.
Pros: Nice design, Rockbox friendly, standard mini USB port for charging/connecting.
Cons: It died after 10 months of normal usage. In fact I've owned four Sansa products and thee of them failed within about 1.5 years or less. (The fourth is a bit less than a year old, so I expect it will fail in another few months.)
Summary: If you ever have issues with this player (as some have) it will be because you either didn't charge it or you didn't read the instructions. I highly recommend this if you don't need anything extravagant.
Pros: - I use it when I work out everyday and get sweat all over it (attached to my waistband) and I've never had a problem with it. - Still working great after 1 year. - Doesn't list .flac as a supported format but reads it perfectly fine. - Charges quickly.
Cons: - A longer USB cable would have been better.
Pros: Small, lightweight and a decent interface. The radio is a plus to.
Cons: I've gone through 2 of these. Each one immediately stopped working the minute a small amount of sweat touched it. If you plan on using this during workouts -- DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS. it will break on you quickly. They also had issues reading SD cards other readers had no problems with. T...
Summary: I was trying to decide on an mp3 player to use while running. Some are huge and look hilarious on someone's arm while they run. I ended up getting these and a pair of Sennheiser PMX80s (sweat/water resistant). Perfect combo for running.
Pros: Fits in pocket. Lightweight. Holds a lot of music. Easy to operate. Battery life is excellent. Great full-range sound. Great volume range.
Cons: Power button on top is easy to push when plugging/unplugging headphones.
Summary: These units are very good and battery lasts 8-12 hours depending on headphones and volume settings I use BEATS by DR DRE and get about 9 hours average with volume at a modest level.
Pros: I have purchased over a dozen of these in different colors and have had only a minimal of issues almost all have been resolved by resetting the unit which is described on page 28 of user manual that you can download after connect unit to computer also in troubleshooting it tells you how to reset ...
Pros: Size. Battery life. Built in radio and microphone. External micro SD card.
Cons: Firmware is not stable. Also issue with cracking sound in playback on same songs that didn't happen a year ago. Some tracks starts playing and 10 seconds in it jumps to a different track. You can also forget about the clip. The plastic base of the clip broke in 3 months.
Summary: I prefer the Sansa clips over the Fuze. I originally bought a Fuze+ for the larger screen, but got frustrated with the sensitivity of the touch pad. I bought a clip for one of my kids and liked it enough to buy another for myself, then wife, and finally another child.
Pros: Small, light, real buttons, good clip, plays open source codecs.