I’ve had my e280 for about a week now and overall I think it’s a nice player. I really like the mechanical wheel, the menu system and the fact that their is a dedicated record button for the voice recorder. I also greatly appreciate the microSD slot!
I do have one big problem with the player though, and that is the presence of static-like noise in the background. It’s very noticeable at even low volume levels when there is a quiet passage in music, and honestly it’s a deal-breaker for me because it seems to affect the overall sound quality making it sound muddy with my Shure e3c earbuds. I just wonder if this is an issue known to SanDisk, and if there are any potential remedys in the works via firmware? I really like everything else about the player, but sound quality is the most basic and important attribute in my assessment.