Summary: I already had the 8 GB mp3 of this model, so I knew I was going to like it. The sound quality is very good. The external speakers are not very loud, but adequate especially for sharing with someone what song you are listening to, but would not want to use external speakers unless in a quiet room.
Summary: First MP3 player I've owned, so can't speak to this one relative to others. First off, the player just went kaput today. So lasted about a year. Seems short to me. Worked fine for the year I owned it. One complaint was that you couldn't listen to it as it was charging.
Summary: When my iPod died, I wanted something that would take most of its music. I tried the Sansa Fuze+ first. You can see my review of that POS on its page. I tried this one next. I'd given an E Series Walkman to my fiance and it's been great. She too came from an iPod and this took most everything.
Summary: My iPod classic broke, so I replaced it with a new (6th gen) Nano for $190. When I tried to load it to my wife's MacBook Pro (which is only 4 years old), the system rejected it. APPARENTLY, Apple has moved into "planned obsolescence" and requires its computers to have an Intel Core Duo chip to run...
Summary: As I feared two weeks after purchase my MP3 player died with no known reason. I can't get it past the "every moment has its music" page. It was fully charged. I tried resetting it. Nothing. I can't figure out how or where to go to figure out if I can get it replaced.
Summary: I purchased the 16gb S545 Walkman after dropping my older (5-year-old) 4gb Walkman and breaking it. The older Walkman worked so well for me that I didn't even consider replacing it with anything other than a Walkman.
Summary: Alright, here's the deal. I'm a PC-builder and Mac enthusiast. I play games on a desktop PC that I built myself and use a five-year-old Macbook for most everything else. I had wanted to buy an iPod Nano, but discovered that the new Nanos require OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or later, and my 2006 Macbook is...
Summary: I am mostly satisfied with this player. However there are a couple of things I DO NOT like and one is a pretty big thing to me. I like the fact that there are buttons and not a touch screen. That was my biggest complaint with my last player. The touch screen was too sensitive.
Summary: So far my wife loves the player. Two pluses are better sound then our ipod (equalizer does the trick) and able to load AAC/itunes files unlike many players. The downside is for some reason the player does not have the pc pull up the icon for "safely remove hardware" yet all external HD's we load do.