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

Positive Reviews

David

Quite Nice

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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

julian67

Haphazard combo of good sound and bad noises.

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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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More Reviews

beebot

Nothing more to say here...

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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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Antilochos

iPod killer

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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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JoeDoe

Are you kidding me?!

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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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TinCity

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.

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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: http://amzn.to/ZlPzaY  -  You will not be disappointed with this mp3 player.
lin0003

Wonderful Little Player (Rockboxed)

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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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SamHedges

Sansa Clip+ 8GB

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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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JAnderton

Sansa Clip+: The greatest portable music player in it's weight class!

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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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anetode

SanDisk Sansa Clip+

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