Hi, I know this has probably been asked a million times, but hoping for some help.
I want a mp3 player with either sd expansion or lots of flash and plays flac and is under $250. Speaker would be nice at work after hours. My ears do get tired of headphones.
I was all settled on the Sandisk clip+ then read this:
While doing due diligence found the following on wikpedia, is this still true? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SanDisk_Sansa
Some Sansa Clip and Clip+ models suffer from a firmware bug which causes the audio playback of files with 44.1 kHz sampling rate to be too slow, resulting in audio being off pitch by between 19 and 20 cents, or 0.247%, which is significantly greater than other MP3 players tested at the same time. However, the deviation from true pitch is small enough so that adults with average and below average pitch recognition may not notice it. A workaround is resampling the audio files to 48 kHz, at which the bug becomes barely noticeable. At one point, SanDisk stated that they would not fix the bug, but it seems to have been fixed in a more recent firmware for the Clip only. The bug still exists in the Clip+ models.
Needless to say, I received no answers on the Sandisk forum, so am looking for another mp3 player.