I’m new here. I registered because I purchased a 4 GB Sansa Fuze used from Ebay and would like some feedback.
The device came in amazingly almost perfect condition and it functions well. The one thing I’ve noticed however, is that the battery indicator and power level indicator jump around like crazy!
After roughly 5 - 10 minutes or so the player already drops from 100% power to about 94. It jumps back and forth to 100 then finally drops to 80 and does the same thing until nearly dead.
I estimated that it’s getting BELOW 10 hours. way below. Somewhere around 3-6 hours.
The volume is set to loud (some of my tracks are really quiet) the brightness set to half, and my MP3 files vary, with many having the recommended 128 kbps bit rate. Some are in the 200’s, a few in the 300’s
I emailed the seller and they said they could replace the unit but they have just a couple left with cosmetic scratches. This is a non-issue for me because I don’t use MP3 players for video, or rarely even photos. Mainly music.
I ordered this MP3 player after my Philips Go Gear Vibe (which had pretty darn good battery life BTW) shorted several headphone pairs, until the headphone jack shorted out and opening it revealed no way to fix it without killing it completely.
I am planning to ship it back to the seller very soon. This seems like a GREAT mp3 player and much better than the Go Gear, which I purchased for around $30. I really LOVE the light-up scroll wheel. I hear the Fuze+ isn’t as good. Is this true? The deal on this one was too good to pass up! $40 with free shipping.
Sorry for the block of text. I’d like to hear some feedback. Does it sound like the battery is really messed up? Hopefully I get one with better battery life. I know I shouldn’t expect too much for the price or that it’s Ebay, but I can’t live without my music! And some days, I listen for hours!