SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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  • 759 REVIEWS STOPPED WORKING
  • 266 REVIEWS WINDOWS MEDIA
  • 241 REVIEWS HEADPHONE JACK
  • 407 REVIEWS MEDIA PLAYER
  • 309 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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  • 265 REVIEWS EVERY DAY
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  • 147 REVIEWS USER FRIENDLY
  • 210 REVIEWS RECOMMEND TO ANYONE
  • 314 REVIEWS SMALL AND LIGHT
  • 332 REVIEWS MUCH BETTER

Store up to 1000 songs

Top Positive Review

I have two Sansa Clip+ players and a Clip Zip. I used to have a second Clip Zip, but it got fried from a bad usb port (very rare thing). They all have Rockbox installed, which I think is the best for these players, as it vastly improves the functionality, despite being a bit more complicated. But Rockbox of course is optional and may not be worth the hassle for most.

Anyway, the players are great, I’ve used them a few years now, but now that they are discontinued, I would not recommend purchasing at the latest prices. Even though I love these things, it’s still a cheap chinese plastic player. A few years ago there were not many options for Sansa Clip-like players, but there are more options in 2016-17. If I was going to spend a hundred bucks, I would look at players by Fiio, for example. Sansa players are great because they are usually only around thirty or forty bucks, so if one gets fried, or lost, it’s not a big deal.

That said, if you’ve used the clip+ in the past and love them, then it could be worth it. I paid almost seventy for the last one I bought, but only because I already had experience with them. I won’t be buying anymore unless they bring it back.

Top Critical Review

Leaving my original below — once rate 5-stars, now 1-star… Why; this is the second one of these I’ve had that lasted barely a month and then failed. No apparent resuscitation for it, so it is dead… As you can see below, I really liked it and was nice while it lasted, but cannot recommend.

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I have no idea why the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player was discounted and I avoided buying it for a bit, because of that. Years ago I bought a Sansa Fuse that gave me excellent service for 7-8 years before it finely succumbed to my hamfistedness — thinking I’d just buy another, I bought the new Sansa model by the same name — it proved hugely frustrating for me, I commute 3-4 hours a day and audiobooks, audio work files and podcasts are a big part of my day. The modern Fuse (admittedly competitively priced) proved nearly worthless for that purpose — losing its place, not able to consistently recognize files in sequence and sometimes for unexplained reason going into jumble mode. So after buying two Fuses (thinking the first was simply malfunctioning) I took a chance on the discontinued Clip+ at about three times the price.

Is the discontinued Clip+ worth the premium — yep, you bet. Nirvana !! It plays audiobooks seamlessly, knows where we left off, so far hasn’t had a misstep despite clumsy fat-fingering and (maybe it is just my imagination) sounds richer and more full — well, it does have built in tone-controls just like my ancient Fuse did. Should never have been discontinued…

Customer Questions & Answers

is this compatible with linux ubuntu?
Answer: If you are using Linux, you should install Rockbox. It’s far better than the stock firmware. It supports a lot more audio formats and SDXC cards (above 32GB) as long as you format it as FAT32. This supports the latest stable Rockbox and it has been great for me.

How big a micro sd or sdhc card will work with this 8 GB Sansa Clip?
Answer:

I’ve used a 32 GB microcard on my 4 GB Clip+ for nearly a year–works fine. Just bought an 8 GB Clip+ to replace the 4 GB that died, and plan to use a 64 GB microcard. I’m not sure why the capacity of the microcard matters. It’s just an external “drive”–i.e., storage “drawer”. I like it because I can organize song??

Does it play Audible books?
Answer:

Yes, it does. I have been downloading Audible books onto my Sansa Clips for several years. I use the 8gB Sansa. Right now I have 6 books loaded onto it and they only fill about an eighth of its space. Actually, I only use the Sansa Clip for Audible books and nothing else. I have replaced them twice when the clip ??

Is there a max size of micro SD card it will recognize?
Answer: I see that another person said that you could use a 32 GB card, but I’ve used 16 GB cards and they didn’t work.

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Expert Score 9.2
PROS:
  • 759 REVIEWS STOPPED WORKING
  • 266 REVIEWS WINDOWS MEDIA
  • 241 REVIEWS HEADPHONE JACK
  • 407 REVIEWS MEDIA PLAYER
  • 309 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
  • 242 REVIEWS MICROSD CARD
  • 190 REVIEWS IPOD NANO
  • 232 REVIEWS LIGHTWEIGHT
  • 480 REVIEWS LONG TIME
  • 265 REVIEWS EVERY DAY
  • 301 REVIEWS CARD SLOT
  • 147 REVIEWS USER FRIENDLY
  • 210 REVIEWS RECOMMEND TO ANYONE
  • 314 REVIEWS SMALL AND LIGHT
  • 332 REVIEWS MUCH BETTER
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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