After a little less than a month of waiting I finally received my Sansa Clip+ in the mail. FYI I ordered them from Dell.com--great deal for an 8gb ($40) but I cant believe how long it took.
What I can say about this player is that it is tiny! I love the looks--very simple and minimalistic. It is also a great deal to get a large capacity at such a low price. Microsd cards can be found fairly cheap online so you can make the capacity even bigger!
Now about the sound quality. I was previously using an Ipod nano 2nd gen and I actually prefer the IPOD to the clip. I think the headphone out on the sansa is very weak; but what can you expect from a player so small? I have to put the volume up very high for it to have the same 'oomph' as the nano. Also, the sansa sounds a tiny bit muffled compared to the nano, using the same IEMs and earbuds.
I was expecting to get a step up in sound quality because of the rave reviews of the clip and the ipod bashing that often goes on around here. I find that the sound quality of the clip is on the same level if not worse than the ipod. However, for the slight difference the Sansa Clip+ is still a great deal for a portable dap.
P.S. I have not rockboxed my clip so I dont know if that will make any difference at all with the volume/sound quality.