First of all, don’t mind my bad english. Second, I am a proud owner of 2G Sansa Clip and I just love it. The sound is excelent. I have tried some other MP3 players and I won’t say that they are bad but Clip is just a few steps ahead regarding sound quality (of course not with original headphones). Considering sound quality and the price we have here an absolute winner.
The Clip is excelent, but not perfect. We can make a product better only by analizing it and improving weak points.
I am an audiophile for about 25 years and I would like to make some simple observations about the Clip equalizer settings (I could hardly do some more than simple with my limpy english).
-Normal - well, it’s just normal; not much to say except maybe a little to much mids
-Rock - not bad to listen to bright recordings
-Jazz - excelent (could be a little bright on some material). Audiophile records with 320kbps sounds just awesome.
-Classical and Pop - total c**p (I would like to know if someone can really listening to music with these settings)
-Custom - here is the way to trim your own sound preferences. It would be nice to have 7 band equalizer to tweak the sound more precise (well, maybe with the next firmware).
I must say again - I just love my Clip and that’s why I would like it to be even better. So here is my deal - I would erase Classical and Pop settings (why waste space on bad settings) and make ability for user to save one or two custom equalizer settings. Also, folder browsing would be a nice touch.