Sansa MP3 Player fails

Don’t buy this crap, it is needlessly complicated, restrictive and dependant on windows technology. Sansa MP3s are junk imo. I am taking mine back to get my previous brand because it worked out of the box no hassle and was easier to use, faster to set up, easier to operate, and overall a better value.

@lamelame wrote:
Don’t buy this crap, it is needlessly complicated, restrictive and dependant on windows technology. Sansa MP3s are junk imo. I am taking mine back to get my previous brand because it worked out of the box no hassle and was easier to use, faster to set up, easier to operate, and overall a better value.

Do you feel better now???

I’ve had DAP’s since they first came out and personally find both the Fuze and Clip to be a joy to use.  I’m spending much more time listening to my devices, this time around, instead of fiddling with them…

I have 4 Sansas; 2 Fuzes and 2 Clips and couldn’t be more happy with my purchase decision.

I don’t know what your issues are, but I personally know a lot of people that will disagree with your observations…

My Clip has worked straight out of the box.  Sorry you’re having issues …

But maybe if you said what your issue was, people could help you (your post gives virtually no information–you seemed to need to vent).  And you always can call SanDisk Customer Support–did you try getting help?

You seem to be misinformed about the Clip.  “Complicated, restrictive and dependant on windows technology”?  The Clip simply can operate like a thumbdrive–far from complicated; how could anything be easier?  And the Clip is neither restrictive nor dependent on Windows:  it works on Macs and Linux systems as well (I don’t know about Unix–maybe that’s what you use …).  And your previous brand was “faster to set up”?  That’s great, but there is nothing to set up with the Clip, unless you are using DRM files.  As to value:  the 8gb Clip is available at Wal-Mart stores for $49; a value deal, it seems to me. 

Good luck.  If people here can help you, just let us know.

Kinda amusing that you don’t even mention the other brand. Sounds like an arrangement to me. For what purpose, I wonder - bash SanDisk and their products? Test the moderation team for self-control?..

Either way, I bought a 2GB clip a while back, today I bought a 4GB clip for my mother and in my opinion, this is possibly the best audio player out there of its size! Unlike Shuffle, it has a screen, it has a clip to latch on anywhere (though I do regret that the hole hanging it on the neck is on the clip itself - I lost mine, so I have to just leave it in the pocket or something), it is possibly the only player that actually supports OGG and FLAC - other manufacturers don’t even bother with these formats, which is too bad for them. They also support Winamp playlists so I don’t have to stick to meta filters (Author, Song, Album, …). This small device is also an FM radio receiver you can RECORD from, it’s an outstanding dictaphone - its microphone quality is very good, it has special functionality for audiobook files and most important - it works as a flashdrive and doesn’t require some stupid flashy and resource-intensive Windows software to copy music, thus I can use virtually any OS to copy my songs to my player, or use it as a data storage unit, should I need that! Hell, I don’t even need Windows to upgrade the firmware! The battery life is over 10 hours (at least from my experience), the screen can be seen clearly at night or during the day and as mentioned - the interface is so simple that you don’t even need a user manual for it - if you know what a media player is, you’ll instinctively know how to use it!

Not to mention enough of the models of media players out there whose manufacturers release and leave to die. When I bought my first Clip, it had a few annoyances in it and the media scan took a very long time. So some time passes and I get a firmware update that solves this AND introduces more features to the device - it can play more formats than it was able to! And that’s a free update as well! The only new “features” one can get from some other corporations (*cough*Sony*cough*) are more DRM restrictions, means to prevent you from using the device for more than advertised and copyright nonsense. Here I know that when I do a firmware update, it will make my device function even better than before and not impose more limits on what I do with it, and if I want to know what did they change this update, I go to the forums and check out the change list they published!

So if you know of other audio players out there that have ALL of this as well as an affordable price on them, why please let me know, because I’m not aware of that. Otherwise, go troll somewhere else and perhaps get your facts straight, too.

@lamelame wrote:
Don’t buy this crap, it is needlessly complicated, restrictive and dependant on windows technology. Sansa MP3s are junk imo. I am taking mine back to get my previous brand because it worked out of the box no hassle and was easier to use, faster to set up, easier to operate, and overall a better value.

Your pathetic attempt at a troll fails.

Message Edited by d_headshot on 04-07-2009 06:06 PM

Sorry that yours doesn’t work.I started with a 2 gig clip and liked it so much that when the deal for the 8 gig at Wal-mart came up,I got that and sent the 2 gig across the country to my son in North Carolina and he loves it! We are now a Sansa family!

"Don’t buy this crap, it is needlessly complicated, restrictive and dependant on windows technology. Sansa MP3s are junk imo. I am taking mine back to get my previous brand because it worked out of the box no hassle and was easier to use, faster to set up, easier to operate, and overall a better value."

+1

Message Edited by GTherion on 04-08-2009 01:02 PM

@gtherion wrote:

"Don’t buy this crap, it is needlessly complicated, restrictive and dependant on windows technology. Sansa MP3s are junk imo. I am taking mine back to get my previous brand because it worked out of the box no hassle and was easier to use, faster to set up, easier to operate, and overall a better value."

 

+1

Message Edited by GTherion on 04-08-2009 01:02 PM

Needlessly complicated?

@marvin_martian wrote:


@gtherion wrote:

"Don’t buy this crap, it is needlessly complicated, restrictive and dependant on windows technology. Sansa MP3s are junk imo. I am taking mine back to get my previous brand because it worked out of the box no hassle and was easier to use, faster to set up, easier to operate, and overall a better value."

 

+1

Message Edited by GTherion on 04-08-2009 01:02 PM


Needlessly complicated?

That’s what I love about the clip.  Even dummies like me can operate them without much difficulty!!!

Of course it’s needlessly complicated! Where have you seen a media player where you have to USE YOUR FINGERS in order to operate it?! At the planet where I come from, you don’t even need to THINK about it! The media player knows EXACTLY when you want to listen to music and which genre do you feel like listening to! There are much more productive things we can do with our hands than THAT!

i guess you have never used a click-wheel, or ipod scroll wheel before in your lifes?..

what about, a radio feature that actually works and folder playback?

Message Edited by GTherion on 04-08-2009 04:29 PM

@gtherion wrote:

i guess you have never used a click-wheel, or ipod scroll wheel before in your lifes?..

what about, a radio feature that actually works and folder playback?

so STFU. :womanmad:

the radio works fine,and iPods don’t have radios at all, or a seperate volume control

Speaking of folder playback, can you even store the music files on iPods as they are and have it play them without needing to reconfigure the device? In my previous experience with iPods, in order to properly get music on that thing, I had to use that horrible program and in the end, it turned each mp3 filename into a 4-byte hash - so very convenient… Not to mention I ended up accidentally erasing my friend’s music in the process of TRYING to find a way to add mine to it… If that’s what you call comparatively simple or user-friendly, then what can I say…

@gtherion wrote:

i guess you have never used a click-wheel, or ipod scroll wheel before in your lifes?..

what about, a radio feature that actually works and folder playback?

A scroll wheel is great, as an alternative and if it’s needed; the Clip does just fine as is and doesn’t need it.  (And does the Shuffle have one?)  And I love Apple’s folder playback, as well as fm radio; oops, I forgot, it doesn’t have either. 

does the name CREATIVE ring a bell?

i had a micro n200 before the sansa clip and it’s way better even though it’s about 5 years old now…

Message Edited by GTherion on 04-08-2009 06:48 PM

Good for you–enjoy it.  It looks like it was a nice player in its time.  As is the Clip now.

Good for you–enjoy it.  It looks like it was a nice player in its time (its specs understandably don’t compare to a modern-day Clip’s–e.g. 1 gb max of storage?).  As is the Clip now.  

@gtherion wrote:

does the name CREATIVE ring a bell?

i had a micro n200 before the sansa clip and it’s way better even though it’s about 5 years old now…

Message Edited by GTherion on 04-08-2009 06:48 PM

Creative? Yes…they stopped making their most popular player(Zen Vision M, a HDD model) , and their newer models are rather buggy, from what I hear.