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Looking to pick up a small DAP that's a little more pocketable and durable, and I'm looking at the 4GB Sansa Clip+ for $49. I had a couple questions on it:
  1. Can I use this with a Mac, or is it Windows only?
  2. How is the EQ? Is it 3-band, 5-band?
  3. On the expandable memory slot, can I use any micro SD card? If so, I'm thinking of picking up an 8GB micro SD card for cheap
  4. How is the overall sound quality? I'll be using Senn MX300/400/500s with it, no amp.

I have a Sony mp3 player from a couple years ago that I really dig (GREAT eq section), but it's more candy bar shaped and I'm looking for something a little smaller and more "stout" that I can take on bike rides, etc.
post #2 of 6
The specs say it works with Macs, but only in MSC mode. That means you can drag/drop music onto it, but you can't sync it with iTunes. The EQ is 5 band, but it sucks. If you put Rockbox firmware on it, the EQ no longer sucks and has way, way more options. You can use micro SD cards 32GB and smaller. I use a 16GB with my 4GB Clip+, and it works fine. Sound quality is great as long as you're using ~256+ lossy bitrate or lossless audio files.
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by appar111 View Post
Looking to pick up a small DAP that's a little more pocketable and durable, and I'm looking at the 4GB Sansa Clip+ for $49. I had a couple questions on it:
  1. Can I use this with a Mac, or is it Windows only?
  2. How is the EQ? Is it 3-band, 5-band?
  3. On the expandable memory slot, can I use any micro SD card? If so, I'm thinking of picking up an 8GB micro SD card for cheap
  4. How is the overall sound quality? I'll be using Senn MX300/400/500s with it, no amp.

I have a Sony mp3 player from a couple years ago that I really dig (GREAT eq section), but it's more candy bar shaped and I'm looking for something a little smaller and more "stout" that I can take on bike rides, etc.

Yes it works with both Mac and Windows

EQ not the greatest but everything even and the sound set to Normal, the sound is fantastic. Some here and other have stated that after it being Rockboxed the eq is great.

Yes it takes Micro SD cards

It's overall sound quality it just incredible, it just really is.

Perfect for exercise such as bike riding just clip it where ever and your good to go.

I hoped this has helped.
post #4 of 6
The Sansa Clip+ is an excellent sounding little player. The sound IMO is almost similar to the SQ of the Sony players if not a little colder sounding.

I use my Clip+ while cycling and its great rockboxed too.


Art
post #5 of 6
I use my clip+ with an Ibasso T4 and the combo is excellent as a tiny protable solution that can power most headphones but still fit in a front pocket. I too have used up to a 16gb card with no problems. I have the clip and clip+ and my clip is still going strong after nearly four years. Small, Cheap, Expandable and great sound. If you're thinking about getting it, I say go for it!
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Originally Posted by Artmuzz View Post
The Sansa Clip+ is an excellent sounding little player. The sound IMO is almost similar to the SQ of the Sony players if not a little colder sounding.

Art
I agree 100 percent. I am using it along with my T51 (more portable usage such as school/car rides) and I love the thing. SQ is on par with the T51 and the UI is simple and efficient
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