By now I have a small collection of Sansa Express MP3 players. I can’t tell you how many because most of them are at Sansa support being repaired or replaced. The players are constantly being recycled through Sansa support as they continue to break down.
The most recent Sansa Express lasted a whole day before malfunctioning. The scenario is typical. It plays for awhile and then suddenly drops into “slow down” mode. In this mode, the audio stops for about 10 seconds, then one second of audio. Now it will no longer connect to the USB port.
I have gone through all the usual “debricking” procedures with my set of SE players. I have reset, formatted, reloaded firmware. I am tired of this nonsense.
I really like the features of the Sansa Express. I like the lithium battery that recharges when connected to the USB port. I like that it is small and convenient to carry. I like the flash disk that will not skip while exercising. I like that the Sansa Express is relatively inexpensive.
I don’t need video. I don’t need a huge auxiliary hard disk that is prone to skipping.
I would like a more reliable MP3 player, one that will last more than a week before breaking down.
I’m guessing that there are other former Sansa Express buyers who have become similarly disgusted by the unreliability of the Sansa Express and have moved on to purchase other players. I’m interested in your recommendations.
I advise that you send me a PM for any non-Sansa player you recommend. I’m not certain that a posting which includes naming non-Sansa product will survive moderation on this board.