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How is the sansa e280?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
I currently have a ipod nano and it freezes all of the time, now to the point where I can't reset it. The e280 seems really good, I'd only really use it for music playing.
post #2 of 26
Prefer the Sansa Fuze.
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Doesn't the fuze have a worse screen though?
post #4 of 26
For music only is perfect and indeed the video screen is fairly poor.
65000 colors and 20img/sec, it's only for videoclip.
post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 
Fuze has a microSD slot right?
post #6 of 26
I owned a v1 E280, last year.

The good: Bang for the buck, MicroSD slot, Rockboxable (v1's only), MTP or MSC mode with OF.

The bad: Ths scroll wheel (I didn't like it too much) v2's (which you can't tell in advance) is not Rockboxable, MicroSD with OF is 2GB max. I also think the SQ is lacking, even with Rockbox - Fuze / Clip are supposed to be better, as per posts I've seen here.

Video is not great either, but it sounds like that's not an issue for you. The main reason why I sold mine with the sub-par SQ, just an FYI.
post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
I find my ipod ear buds to be more then good enough.
post #8 of 26
Well then, sorry about your wallet.
post #9 of 26
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Well then, sorry about your wallet.
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post #10 of 26
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Fuze has a microSD slot right?
Yes microSDHC, you can put it 16gb actually.
post #11 of 26
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I find my ipod ear buds to be more then good enough.
At least take Creative EP-630 or Sennheiser CX300 or J-Jays, the sound is much much better for little price.
post #12 of 26
e280 v2 sounds good, microsdhc accepted natively

e280 v1 sound is terrible, microsdhc accepted through rockbox.
post #13 of 26
SQ's e280v1 never impressed me like SQ's Fuze, for me Fuze is much better.
But with earbud's iPod, you will not hear the difference
post #14 of 26
I got a refurbished one off woot a few months back and it's a great bang-for-buck player. After putting rockbox on it did everything I wanted it to from a firmware standpoint. Battery life is decent, though it does seem a bit shorter when playing lossless files. It actually felt pretty durable for such a cheap player, a few drops already and it's still running smoothly.

The only major negative for me is the sound quality. It sounds great with the ksc75, but there is a noticeable hiss on the e2c and it doesn't have enough power to drive the PK1 or MS1. But if ipod ear buds sound fine for you then this should be no problem... though I would suggest a trip to our headphones' section.
post #15 of 26
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e280 v2 sounds good, microsdhc accepted natively

e280 v1 sound is terrible, microsdhc accepted through rockbox.

Yes, version 2 sounds pretty good. Version 1 is good enough for listening to audiobooks or watching videos (if you want to watch on that tiny screen)
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