11-28-2010 12:43 PM
Can't help you there. The controls, as I stated before, work perfectly for me. The Fuze may be easier for you, but the Fuze+ is easier for me. I guess that's why there are different manufacturers and models to choose from; no one player is right for everyone.
"Before I sink into the big sleep...I want to hear the scream of the Butterfly"
11-28-2010 12:57 PM
Ahh yes, folder access, very good point.
I am referring to the clip itself (the device used to clip/attached to your shirt) was poorly designed on the Cilp, which of course was changed dramatically on the Clip+). In no time the clip was cracked which I had to eventually replace. Good thing I was able to get a replacement part for it (plus a spare).
I don't have a feel for which one is more prone to failures as I've never experienced any on all the Sansa products I've owned from e140, m260, 4GB Clip, 8GB Clip+, 4GB Fuse and 8GB Fuse (knock on wood).
11-28-2010 01:42 PM
11-29-2010 09:02 PM
I feel compelled to chime in after seeing GB's emphatic reply. The Fuze+ does indeed score points in terms of sound quality. I love the little guy. I have felt the goosebumps on several familiar recordings, picking up detail I had not heard in quite some time.
The touchpad interface will need a little tweaking, rest assured, but it is nice indeed, once you get used to it. Believe me, I couldn't even begin to count the hours I have spent with the current Fuze / e200 / Clip control interfaces, and the Fuze+ is very new. Things are located differently, requiring successive "back" taps to locate my target command or file.
It's been fun figuring it out, especially the inversion between left / right with sweeps versus taps, but it works very well.
Listening to the Fuze+ has been the most fun, it's a breath of fresh air.
12-04-2010 04:18 PM
I am in the same boat as you are and I am curious what others are going to say too.
I have had a Sansa E260, A Sansa View and want to stay with Sandisk since I am used to the way they work. I just got back from bestbuy and I am not sure I like the feel of the Fuze+. I am seriously considering a Fuze (hopefully V2) as a replacement for my View. There are a couple of vendors on eBay and Tigerdirect that have some good deals on a refurbished model I think I might give a go.
I wish I did some research here before buying my View but no real complaints as it did what I wanted and that is play just music.
12-04-2010 05:25 PM
It doesn't, its exactly the same hardware inside. Open up your fuze and clip+. Its not just similar, its literally identical.
Whatever blind test you conducted was apparently flawed (my guess would be improper volume leveling given your description).
09-06-2012 01:04 PM
I agree that the fuse+ is way harder to use and just not as user friendly. I don't think it is as durable either. I bought a clip to replace my fuse+ which didn't even last a year. I have only had the clip for a month or so but it seems to work well for me. I mostly do audio books and record note to myself for later.
09-20-2012 06:41 PM
I just got a Fuse+ and I am not loving it. My regular old 8G Fuze is slightly damaged so wanted to be prepared in case it dies.
The plus has a very cheap insubstantial feel to it.
The main complaint is the p-poor controls! Man, Sanza made a giant step backward in ergonomics.
Maybe I can get used to it but it hardly seems worth the effort to figure it out.
12-12-2012 05:23 PM
I am prepared to buy your Fuze (not Fuze Plus) even broken.
I bought maybe a dozen and used them as presents, left 2 for myself. One of them lost battery. I replaced it,,,but could not plug back the wheel flex cable and after too many attempts damaged the cable. I need a replacement wheel assembly (with intact flex cable). Sandisk sells no spare parts and does not offer any repair service. Moreover they regard battery replacement as violation of warranty and claim it is not supposed to be done.
03-18-2013 03:11 PM
I looooved my fuze, and lost it.
Since then have bought 2 fuze+ units and found the interface unbelievably sluggish -- I had to hammer, and they jumped about so much they were useless. Couldn't find anything, or, if I did, it skipped away before I could play it. So I bought 2 used fuze's, only to find they are tired . . . One has started to cut in and out randomly, the other has a wiggy control wheel that rivals the fuze+ for unusability.
I looked into battery changing . . . practically guaranteed to lead to permanent disability for any unit I try it on.
So anyone who wants any of these units, I sure don't.
What I do want is an MP3 player with a solid interface and a screen I can read without my glasses. This seems to be impossible. I don't want an i-anything, and I don't want a phone/tablet/butler, just an MP3 player I can rely on and read.
Given my sad experience with many Sansa units I'm afraid to invest in another. Advice welcome.