It seems interesting to me that various sites, most notably www.anythingbutipod.com, rave about the sound quality of the Clip and the product overall yet CNET really couldn’t give a **bleep** about it beyond the facts. It wasn’t for instance included in any of the Top 5 mp3 player countdowns.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect it to make Top 5 Flash Players but it’s quite conspicuously missing from the Top 5 Ultracompact Players and Top 5 Budget Mp3 Players despite garnering a 7.5 overall review score (7.0 or above is very good by their standards BTW.) Score-wise, it should be 5 on the first list and 2 on the second.
In addition, they just put out an article on quality mp3 players for around $50 and all Jasmine France had to say was “Finally, we have the more recently released Sansa Clip, which comes with an FM radio and a handy, built-in belt clip, making it ideal for fitness freaks”.
Where’s the mention of the “great” sound quality here? It’s almost like the review twisted her arm and made her talk about the sound quality.
I hate you CNET!!!
Alright, that’s enough ranting from this Clip fanboy!