SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player (Black) Reviews

Positive Reviews


Exceptional player


Pros: sound quality,rockbox,compact,robust

Cons: tiny screen,tiny battery, feels cheap

Hello, I own the current Sansa for about 3 years, so I can say I am very familiar with it.   Bad start     So... When I happened to own Cowon Iaudio 9 I took this guy for a minute and thought to myself - what a simple sound, it's far less powerful and enjoyable than the Cowon, I must not forget that the Cowon is a premium player and this guy is just cheap and tiny. But time passed, J3 replaced my Iaudio and at some point of time magically disappeared. When I looked for a new DAP immediately I thought about the Sansa, with all the god reviews it's getting. So sansa was bought and I was very happy with it. At one stage I found a bargain on Cowon D2, so I sold the Sansa...
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Quite Nice


Pros: Dead Easy to use if your computer likes it. Loud. Sounds good

Cons: If your computer doesn't like it, you've had it.

I was given this as a Christmas present. It took ages until I got a peep out of it. Windows XP Service Pack 3 seems to act like rat poison on this. Utterly refuses to acknowledge the presence as an external drive.   Sure you can trawl Google and get any amount of fixes (generally involving holding down button combinations or worse), but they didn't work for me at all.   Download a new driver, you say? Not if the Sandisk website requires you to plug the thing into a USB port before it parts with said driver. As it doesn't show up, you are stuffed there.   XP Service Pack 2 or Vista work a treat, so everything becomes a doddle. The ripping implement is Windows Media Player....
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Negative Reviews


Haphazard combo of good sound and bad noises.


Pros: Cheap price. MicroSDHC slot. Supports flac. Can run Rockbox firmware.

Cons: Cheap build. Makes some unwelcome noises. Original firmware can't do gapless.

I bought my Clip+ 8GB in December 2010 and paid £36.99. It was something of a distress purchase in that I bought it to replace another Sansa player, a Fuze, whose wheel type buttons had ceased to work. I used the player with the original firmware and I also installed Rockbox. I'll deal with notable points of each firmware. The hardware: It's cheap. This needn't be such a bad thing as in a bigger player. Cheap stuff can work fine. There is no mystery involved in assembling/making a small plastic case or a two colour display or some buttons. The Clip's clip still clips after 28 months and the buttons still work. The one component that was always much too cheap and has become worse...
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No, it does not sound good!!!!


Pros: cheap price, micro SD, clip, light and small

Cons: Sound

Franchement je ne comprends pas pourquoi tout le monde parle d'un son pas mal sur ce lecteur. J'écoutes avec des m audio bx5a en enceintes, des westone 4 en intra, un fiio E7 au mieux et mon nokia lumia 620 au moins bien en passant par un cowon i5. Et bin j'ai eu envie de m'en faire une pince à linge à la première minute d'écoute. J'ai pourtant eu du mal à sentir une différence entre du wav et du 128k/bit ! J'écoutais un morceaux disco 70' rippé par mes soins sur mes w4/fiio E7. J'avoue! Je sens que je vais me faire lyncher, huer, bannir mon ip du forum mais j'avoue! Donc franchement achat inutile, je le remets en vente direct!  ...
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More Reviews


Nothing more to say here...


Pros: CHEAP + Expandable + Great SQ

Cons: The battery isn't the longest laster... otherwise NONE

I really like my Clip+    Plus+ It's tiny It's expandable It sounds great! Support for a wide range of Codec's / Rockboxing is super easy. It has voice recording and radio  For the price - no other manufacturer that I know of can touch it.   Minus Battery life isn't the best... Which is its only real 'flaw' as far as I can see. I'm never that far away from a USB point though... If I were going on an extended break, I'd definitely want to take something with a better battery life. The clip... it's a bit crap... I almost never use it.   My thoughts   I don't think it's the worlds best kept secret that this...
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Super cheap, Super good sound, Super versatile, Super plastic crap


Pros: Sounds perfect to me. Really small, portable. Got a nice clip. Flac support, FM radio, voice recorder.

Cons: Ugly. Almost no screen (do you really need it?)

I got a sansa clip+ for my pair of custom iems. Really small, really portable, big nice clip to clip on something while training. Almost perfect sound, some audible noise (really really low, like really low, with balanced armatures, other headphones are ok - I'll accept it, some folks may not), price - almost nothing, 10 hours battery, ugly as hell, crappy screen, fm radio, recorder, flac support, microsd card, perfect. Not much else to say, really. The thing has 1 ohm output impedance and flat frreq response, and packs some serious power. All that for the cheepy price, you can't go better, imo. Installing rockbox and the classic theme corrects some very small issues, and basically makes...
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Great- But go with 4gb Model


Pros: Low Price, Expandable Storage, Syncable w/ Any Software, Clear Sound Quality

Cons: Compromised Build Quality, Susceptible to Water Contamination, Fragile Plastic Clip, Dodgy Quality Control

The reason I went with the 8gb model was because I previously had another Clip+ that had compatibility problems with my storage expansion card, so I went with more onboard capacity.   Also problematic with my previous Clip+ was OS instability, causing me to return it. To this, I attribute poor quality control.   These are the reasons why I subtracted 1.5 stars.   It gets 3.5 stars because when it's non-defective, it works well; It's dirt cheap, it has a clear, uncontaminated sound quality, you can sync files with any software, it's tiny and virtually weightless making it ultraportable, it clips onto your person so you can wear it with workout clothes that typically...
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iPod killer


Pros: Cheap, good sound, many functions, sd-card slot

Cons: Battery life, speed uploading

Well, by now everyone knows about this sweet little device. Tried it with my Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (80ohm) and Philips Fidelio S2 for some time now and here's my simple review.   Pro's - It's cheap (paid € 29,-). - Play's a lot of audio formats and does it with decent quality. Sound is quite balanced, but you get the option to use settings. Price/quality ratio is very good. - Lot of extra functions, though I never tried the radio. - Never tried radio because it has a sd-card slot that holds my 32mb card. Also never use the onboard memory because of this (so save money and buy the even cheaper one with the smallest on board memory). - Build...
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Are you kidding me?!


Pros: Size, Construction, Price, Capacity (w/ card), Rockbox-able

Cons: Screen size, battery life (before Rockbox)

Sansa has a winner in the Clip +. I'm listening to FLAC files as I write this review and I can't stop laughing because of how much I got for how little I paid. This is a great little device.   The Clip is TINY. I didn't realize how small it was until it was delivered in the padded envelopes in which I used to get baseball cards.    The design is just great. The efficient button-layout is intuitive and makes navigation a breeze, the clip is great for my shirt or pocket, and the easy-to-read screen gives me just enough information to do what I want: listen to music.    With a 32gb SD card ($20) I can give the Clip more capacity than a 30 gig iPod. This...
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This is one awesome piece of technology. If you want a great deal on an awesome mp3 player for the price, SanDisk Sansa should be your choice.


Pros: Sound is very clear, great for kids

Cons: not that easy to set up

Got a couple of SanDisk Sansa mp3 players for the kids from Amazon and they work great.  I'm so excited that I wanted to share the 40% discount that I received with anybody who is looking to purchase this wonderful piece of technology:  -  You will not be disappointed with this mp3 player.

Wonderful Little Player (Rockboxed)


Pros: Price, Size, Sound quality

Cons: Feels a bit flimsy

I bought these a while ago on Amazon (4GB Version) and had them shipped to Australia in 3 days for just $35. I've now been using it for about half a year now and it has held up wonderfully and there has been no problems whatsoever. Accessories This came with a pair of alright earbuds, a USB charging cable, some manuals and a disc that I will probably never use. Overall, I think that all these accessories are great considering that the whole package cost just $30. However, I wished that it came with the USB charging dock thing. The earbuds are actually pretty good considering that they came free. I would say that Ik prefer them over the old apple earbuds and they are around the level...
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Sansa Clip+ 8GB


Pros: Audio quality, size, ease of use (Rockboxed).

Cons: Small text, build quality, mediocre battery.

I have had this device for maybe half a year now and whilst I was originally impressed with it, I have become less so over time. Initially, my laptop had problems interacting with it as there wasn't obviously any driver but after having installed Rockbox it works fine and I'm able to drag and drop files from my computer onto the device with ease. I didn't spend much time with the Sansa firmware but the time I have spent I had trouble navigating and I couldn't find any way to use the external memory (though I didn't spend much time on it).   The reason for wanting the device is because the two HTC mobiles I own both have piss poor sound quality; bloated bass and...
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Sansa Clip+: The greatest portable music player in it's weight class!


Pros: Good sound, small size, light, portable, extendable memory

Cons: Battery life is good but could be better.. UX could be a tad better. Packaging is a (one time) pain to open

  It's a great music player that is portable and has a clip to be used while on-the-run. It works well and is simple to use. It supports MP3 and FLAC, the two main formats I love and allows drag drop of music into it. It also connects as a PnP device as well as in managed mode using WMP giving you options on how you want to manage your music.   Over all, it's a great music player. Best at it's price point (as a small portable music player in the iPod shuffle/nano range as opposed to the full display type players). It's so good that when I lost my first player (I gave it to a friend who forgot to pick it up after lunch :/), I went out and bought it again. And do...
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SanDisk Sansa Clip+

The best value out there right now. Good sound quality, a more than decent battery life, decent amount of storage.