“Imo, Sandisk’s line of products for this past year isn’t bad.”
The Clip+ isn’t bad, however imo the decision to make the battery smaller in capacity(290 mah vs 330 mah in the Clip) just to keep player thickness the same was a mistake. Imo they should have instead used a 600 mah battery, or perhaps had a second version of the Clip+ that is bit thicker but with a larger capacity battery. How costly would it have been to design this second version? Imo it would have been more productive than to have a 2 GB version of the Clip+. On Amazon, it seems like there is only a $6 price difference between the 2 GB and 4 GB Clip+. Are many people buying the 2 GB Clip+, or perhaps the 2 GB Clip+ is only selling well in stores with a much larger price difference, or that are sold out of the 4 GB one?
Did Sandisk do a large survey of consumers to see what percentage would consider buying a player without a display before releasing the Slotmusic player? In this age where most kitchen appliances have a digital display, imo it seems like a bad idea to try to sell an mp3 player that lacks one.
I am dissapointed with my Fuze and Clip+ not because they are bad(they are quite good), however they are missing some functionality that I expected, and that disappoints me. The Fuze and Clip+ are the best players I have found so far for playing podcasts(although some mp3 recorders I haven’t tried yet look very promising) I expected the Fuze and Clip+ to be able to power the Sony V6 headphones sufficiently. The V6 is 64 ohms and 106 db/mw in efficiency. Apparantly the Fuze and Clip+ seem to be designed with headphones in the 16-32 ohm range in mind, and don’t do that well powering headphones much over 32 ohms. I wasn’t expecting them to power my 300 ohm headphones, but did expect them to work well with my 64 ohm Sony V6. They do work great with my 32 ohm Sony and Sennheiser headphones though, and are great with my Sony and Sennheiser earphones in the 16-32 ohm range.
Things like variable speed playback with pitch correction, an easily swappable battery, and enough power output to adequately power 100 ohm 100 db/mw headphones are things I espect. Having battery life of at least 40 hours is also something I have a great desire for.
Message Edited by JK98 on 11-30-2009 09:47 PM