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Great MP3, great features, great price, tiny size,
This review is from: SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8GB MP3 Player with Radio and Expandable MicroSD/SDHC Slot - Black (Electronics)
After a long time looking at reviews I decided to go for the Sansa clip+ 8 GB and have not been disappointed. I wanted a player for music (MP3 and WMA) and podcasts, and this does all that I need it to do.
Playing - As other have said, it is very small, but mine has 8 GB of internal and I also got an 8 GB micro SD card. The player allows you to play stuff from either internal or external memory or will show it all together in 1 seamless list - which is quite good. I have nearly filed the MP3 and all the play options seem to work really well. You can play all, by artist, podcast, album, genre and recently added - so even though there can be quite a lot of stuff you can usually easily find that new album or podcast quickly. This player will allow you to turn off through a podcast and return to the same point - which is useful for long recordings.
Sound - I got a pair of Phillips earphones and the sound is pretty good. There is an EQ and the volume is loud enough for me
Usability - I find this quite good and can usually get to where I want to go quickly. The instructions are minimal but you can get a full set on line. But you should be able to work without them. I think this is very easy to use. The screen is simple but tells you all you need. If you have a play around there are interesting features, like if you press the centre button the screen changes to EQ. Press again it tell you the next song. Also, while playing a song, if you press down you can get access to load of features, such as the music list, sound features or track information
Power - this seems good so far. I have used for many hours and not had any problems
The MP3 has an FM radio which works ok. You can record what you are listening to.
All in all I think this is a very good MP3 and a fantastic price.
UPDATE: 1 year later it is still going strong. I refresh the music and podcasts at least weekly and use it for at least 20 hours a week. Battery life is about 15 hours. If anything went wrong I would consider replacing with the same model (because of the specification, the price and the size of the device).
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Initial post: 23 Jul 2010 06:53:08 BDT
J. Rusi says:
Volume is certainly not enough which is major disappointment and makes Sansa useless for me. I simply don't understand people who says opposite (?) My hearing is normal ( it's been tested) and obvious difference between my old Creative ans Sansa is obvious. I have to return this device I have no alternatives.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2010 16:02:41 BDT
J. Connor says:
I dont know if you have, but try getting new headphones - the ones that come with the player are rubbish. I have got some Sennheiser in-ear ones. They block out external noise, fir nicley in the ear and really play the sound and the base clearly and loudly.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2010 12:06:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Nov 2010 12:08:36 GMT
C. Langford says:
You could try a volume fix that works on the Sansa 8Gb (older version) and may work with the plus as well. Go into the settings and switch from European to USA. It seems there's a legal requirement to limit volume in Europe but not USA, so you should be able to get it to play much louder under US settings.
Posted on 29 Nov 2010 14:20:31 GMT
M. R. GREEN says:
I wonder if someone knowledgeable about these things could tell us whether this device supports the transfer of Video Podcasts greater than 320x240 resolution.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2011 13:04:30 GMT
Mr. P. Barker says:
many thanks excellant suggestion, volume now great and just bought my scandisk. Phil Jan-11
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2011 21:41:31 GMT
you have to set the audio for "rest of world"
Posted on 14 Jan 2011 16:22:41 GMT
I want an MP3 player just for running. Has anyone used this device while running? If so, what did you think?
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 18:29:20 GMT
FUNKY MARTYN says:
hi anyone know if it is possible to use 2 sd 8 gb micro cards in this player , as my internal is now full with podcasts...and im now starting on my 8 gb card, etc......would this player work ok , if i was to get another card and pop them in when req, etc..or is two the max you can use.......cheers..
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2011 00:07:27 GMT
On the version I have just purchased there is no USA setting. I have a hearing problem and I use a neckloop which is picked up by the 'T' setting of my hearing aid instead of earphones. I have tried headphones but the volume is rubbish. I bought it to download audiobooks but I can't hear a word. Any ideas?