I heard great things about the new Sansa Clip+. However, I had a Sansa Express before. It was so horrible, it makes me a bit skeptical about the Clip+. One of the most horrid attributes of the Express was the refresh database which came up everytime it booted up, taking over 7 minutes if it didn’t shut itself off automatically (I had to click a button to keep it from shutting down). But above all was the music. For some strange reason, it would only play half of my music. Maybe the tags were messed up, fine. But it should have been able to play it regardless because it worked on my computer and other mp3 players.
Sorry for snapping, but I’m in a desperate need for an mp3 player. I’m quite the cheap fellow; I also need a voice digital voice recorder that’ll work within 10-15 (never passed 20) feet. I do have a old recorder, but it’s a battery consumer. I can’t even hook it up to my PC.
Now about the mp3 player, seems like the Clip+ has similar firmware to that of the Express, but cleaner and better. I saw the review, and boot up doesn’t seem to be problamatic. However, I’m still questioning it; I tested the voice recorder on my Express at a 15ft. It picked some noise up, but I had to max the volume out in order to make out what was being recorded (which i still couldn’t do).
I really want the clip to be the all around device I need, but it would need to work sufficiently at 15feet. I hear so many reviews, but barely anything about its little functions. I really want to get it, but Sansa already failed me once…