Listen to audio files with this SanDisk Clip Sport Plus MP3 player. The lightweight ,wearable construction supports secure carrying during workouts, while the 32GB of internal memory offer ample storage for your media. This black SanDisk Clip Sport Plus MP3 player features a built-in FM radio for live broadcasts, and the reliable battery has a run time of up to 20 hours.
Basic MP3 player with Bluetooth support. FM Radio needs WIRED headphones but works OK. The player works as advertised. Love the small size and simple windows explorer drag/drop method to add files to the player.
I own the 16 GB version of this player in black. I wanted more space so I bought the 32 GB version and will buy the 64+ GB version when/if it comes out.
VERY HAPPY with 16 GB (black) and 32 GB (red) purchases.
misc notes: Actual size = 31.66 GB or 29.4 GiB as reported by Windows. The album pic embedded in your ID3tags need to be 640x640 px or less or it won't display.Oct 20, 2021 18:54
Not that very professional looking player, but I love the color.
Buttons should be just a bit easier on the click when pressing them, since it feels like you might damage them at the long run. What's great about this simple MP3 player? Well, the independent volume control. What do I mean by that? Today's bluetooth headsets when sinc with your phone, tablet, iPod, etc., the volume on the player and headset becomes one, meaning that the volume can go only at a certain power. But when you have this player, since it's not all high tech, there's no sinc between the player and the headset so, the volume power becomes more, taking real advantage of your headset and really feeling the power. Now my Bose Soundsport, or my Bose QuietComfort 35 II, just blasts with a real volume power.Sep 30, 2021 16:45
If you are looking for an MP3 player which can use drag and drop and not any intermediary software, this is the one for you. It has bluetooth capability, as well as an Aux jack for wired headphones. It may not have all of the bells and whistles (ie: no touchscreen), but it is small and has a clip for a lanyard or shirt collar, or even waistband.Nov 06, 2021 18:44
I bought this MP3 as an alternative to filling up my phone with my music. Don't let it's small size fool you. The 32GB has plenty of storage space for everything I wanted load to it. The clip attaches to my waist and it is just what I needed for when I'm doing yardwork or working out. If you are looking for something to use instead of your phone, this one fit the bill for me.Sep 17, 2021 17:37
Ignore all the negative reviews. If you are have been loving the previous Sansa clip products, you will love this one too. The aound is great and the Bluetooth works perfectly. (One thing that is different: it is somewhat ruggedized, so the buttons are more rigid).Nov 16, 2021 07:06
We had trouble figuring out how to load music files, but once we did, it was easy. The earbuds that came with the player are awful, but when i use another set, the sound is excellent. The clip design wirks very well too.Nov 17, 2021 17:14
This is a good little mp3 player, a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be but has enough storage for all my music, Easily connected to wireless headphones via blue tooth, also connected to speaker bars, would have given it 5 stars but player couldn't find my iircade machine.Oct 15, 2021 15:44
I've loaded this player with a lot of my favorite music and use it to fall asleep every night. It works well for this purpose. The only problem I have had with it is that the cover for the headphone jack hole has come off. I hope to be able to fix it by myself sometime.
Other than that it's a great little player.Oct 01, 2021 18:30
Enjoy listening to music wherever you are with this SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 player. A massive 8GB of storage lets you store up to 2000 songs, and the 18-hour playback keeps you going for as long as you need. The SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 player also includes a radio and supports a variety of audio formats.
It works really well and it hold lots of songs. I also like the clip and the ability to use memory card. Unfortunately, it was a lot smaller than expected. From the pictures on this site, I assumed it would be bigger than a AA battery at least. It was a gift, but the person didn’t like it because it was way too small.Dec 25, 2020 12:33
Using this with a set of ear muffs at work. Small and light enough to attach to the frame of the muffs without adding hardly any additional weight.May 24, 2020 05:47
I have been a Sandisk fan for about as long as they have been making portable media. I trust their memory cards with all my photography. And I have had several of these little MP3 players over the years. My old Sansa Fuze ran forever until the battery finally bloated the whole thing apart after 10 years! But enough nostalgia...
This little Sandisk Clip Jam is good and bad... The bad being really more annoyances than anything, but enough for me to deduct stars.
Bad 1 - 2000 song limit? Seriously?? I have a 16gb Micro-SD card installed, which it has no problems reading. BUT... Why oh WHY in the year of 2018 is there STILL a limitation of how many songs it can randomize? I have over 3000 songs on the card. It peaks out at 2000. Not really sure WHICH 2000 it is randomizing amongst... the first 2000? A different selection of 2000 each time it is started? I dunno... but seriously.... Time for Sandisk to grow up and eliminate this ridiculous song limitation.
Bad 2 - The port locations. USB out one side and AUX out the other? Say what?? Obviously, the Sandisk designers never actually USED this thing or they would have immediately moved the plugs... BOTH ports should be coming out the bottom, or at least the top, so you can easily and conveniently have your cords going the same direction out of this player. But nope. They go out opposite sides effectively making it the size of your hand by the time the cords get redirected to wherever they are going. I spent some extra money and bought 90-degree adapters for both USB and AUX so the cords can exit the player going the same direction.
Other than that, it's good. Screen display is basic, but scrolls titles. It is easy to select random/shuffle play, despite the 2000 song limitation. Battery life seems to be good. Menus are intuitive and simple. Size is just right. It's lightweight. Clip is sturdy enough.
Overall, I like the unit. It plays music as it should. I just wish the backing code was updated from its 10 year old brethren and that song limitation done away with...Nov 06, 2018 22:44
This little unit does everything I need and more. I use it in my home studio to upload stereo tracks to my multi track recorder, so that I can play along on different instruments and capture the performances. Once that is done, I upload from the player to my PC and mix things down, and then I put the finished tracks back on the MP3 player so I can listen to them over headphones or external speakers. It is easy to charge, easy to load songs into and off of, and easy to play back, rewind, fast forward, etc. Well worth the money.May 21, 2021 17:03
I was looking mostly for a FM player and found this compact MP3 player with FM! It is very small and lightweight. Surprisingly good sound! Headphones, comes in packages, not a good ones so you better use something good. I use this player with Sennheiser CX 300II. Sounds even better!Jul 11, 2019 17:59
I bought this MP3 player to kill time on the road to a place that was 48 hours away. It lasted about 9 or so hours without charging in between. I've also been able to charge it on my desktop, laptop, portable charger, and wall outlet. It's held 500+ of my songs and I've taken up ~5.6 GB of the 8 GB. It's great! It's very small so it takes up no room.Jul 01, 2018 20:10
I did a lot of research prior to me buying the Clip Jam and there is really nothing on the market that met my requirements of lightweight, small, that I could transfer my iTunes music to and had an FM Radio, except the Clip Jam.
I was concerned about how hard it could be to transfer my iTunes music over to the Sandisk Clip Jam, but it was extremely EASY to do. And from a quality of sound, I find no difference in quality from the Apple Shuffle to the Clip Jam.
And my main goal of having something with an FM Radio was achieved. The Clip Jam did great getting all my favorite local stations. The plus is that you can set stations for easy changing while on your Run.
It is true the Clip Jam does not have the metal casing as the Apple Shuffle has. It's made out of a plastic type material,.. but it doesn't feel cheap or that it would break easily,.. it just feels light, which is what I wanted for my Runs.
It also has the ability to use a microSDHC card to expand the 8GB it already has. Which will make it easy to download a lot of music for longer Runs where you may want more diversity.
It also has a screen to search and put your music into folders which makes it easy to organize on the go,.. and to top it off it not expensive. Comparing it to the Shuffle, I was able to get the Clip Jam for $5 cheaper. A very small price to pay to keep one focused on Running to Music which is a life saver.
I love it! I'm a Clip Jam fan for sure... it will now be my new go-to music product for Running.Jun 22, 2018 10:45
SanDisk seems to have taken 3 steps backward with this model. The best MP3 player ever was the Clip+, which I had for 7 years; however, since this is the closet one I have been able to find I figured I'd give it a try. The display is adequate in doors but just terrible outside on a sunny day. 8gb of memory holds plenty of songs, podcasts audio books. I also loaded up a 32gb micro SD card with tons of music. One thing I noticed is 2000 songs is the max the system will recognize in the Music folder - I put 3000 but only 2000 are identified when playing by artist in shuffle mode. The reason for 4 Stars is because you CANNOT just hit Shuffle and play every song from both the internal and external storage. They are separate and you need to pick from which you want to play. I bought the Blue model and am using the silicone skin from my Clip+ as the cover even though the buttons are not quite in the same place. It works for my purpose. Overall, I am happy with the purchase and just hope it lasts as long as the previous MP3 from SanDisk.Jan 16, 2018 15:24
Enjoy your favorite music anywhere with this Sony A Series Walkman MP3 player. The S-Master HX amplification and High-Resolution Audio compatibility deliver high fidelity for all your tunes, while 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot provide extra space to hold hours of audio. This Sony A Series Walkman MP3 player features built-in Wi-Fi for streaming and downloading new music.
We have gone through at least 10 or more DAPS. Some self-destructed right out of the box and some took a while to crash and burn.
Here is the kicker. My Sony DAPs purchased in the early 2000s are still operational and still deliver decent sound quality. One has a touch screen. The reliability and quality are there.
While my Samsung phone provides decent sound quality using an Onkyo Hi-Res app it was not shaking my rafters. The search was on for a Hi-Res player that could download apps. Not many choices and the manufacturers were questionable.
Then this player was reduced by 100 Washingtons, so I jumped in.
Love the form and function of this little gem. Fits nicely in the hand and the buttons are intuitive. Since I am an Android user it was easy to get around the menus and set up the player.
Loaded 7000 plus songs on the player using J River and a 200 GB microchip. Now for the sound test.
Using a pair of Focal headphones they were easy to drive and the sound was very entertaining. Great separation and a very nice stage presentation regardless of Hi-Res or not. The Sony wireless headphone connected easily and the sound was very good but not as good as the wired. However, the convenience of having controls on the headset offsets the sound quality. My old B&W P5s sounded the best they ever had. That was a surprise...
Streaming Amazon HD and Tidal sounded good and were able to cast to my devices. Still, the chip and wired headphones sounded the best. They would not drive my Planars. So headphone matching is key.
As far as battery life, I had them on my head for over 5 hours with everything on, so I am satisfied.
BTW The cassette tape rolling on the display as the music is playing with the artist and the song title is very cool.
To summarize, this is what the doctor ordered. If the reliability is as good as my others this will be a home run!Jun 06, 2021 11:52
I really liked this mp3 player, although I ultimately chose to return it. That doesn't mean that it's not the right fit for YOU. It's a very sexy device with great sound quality and user interface. But there were a few crucial things that the Ipod Touch did better which swayed my decision. And it was a TOUGH decision. Had I purchased this first, I probably would have kept it, and never considered an alternative. But you may love it.
-Great user interface! - The OS/firmware is Android 9, so you get a mountain of compatible apps. And the Walkman music player app itself is terrific! Great UI, definitely much better than iOS and Apple Music (and I legit couldn't find a single music player app in the Apple App Store that I liked). Sony's Walkman app has the Ipod Touch music players beat in almost every category, here (one advantage of the Ipod was that it had a list of queued up songs in shuffle mode). I wish more music player apps organized their genre hierarchy trees the same way that the Walkman app does (which is the same way that the Ipod Classic and Toshiba mp3 players did). Nonetheless, the Walkman (like the Ipod Touch) offers a convenient search feature.
-Great physical design - Although I use Bluetooth earbuds (which have their own controls), and the Walkman has a touch screen, I LOVE the fact that this device has physical buttons on the side. They’re well-placed, and comfortable to use. The unit itself is nice and small, but stout size. Again, the Walkman wins hands-down here.
-Great audio quality - I’m not so much the audiophile myself, as long as it doesn’t sound straight up mediocre. Really, you’d have to actually be using FLAC, AAC, or other such high quality/bit rate audio files to notice the difference. But no one would put an Ipod Touch over on this one in this department.
-Expandable storage – While the Walkman itself only has 16GB storage, it has a memory card slot that can take microSDHC, microSD, and microSDXC, with a 2TB ceiling for microSDXC. Both the Walkman NW-A105 and a Samsung 256GB microSDXC combined were still $70 cheaper than a 256GB Ipod Touch out the door.
-USB-C I/O - An advantage over both the Walkman A55 and Ipod Touch I/O ports (which use Sony's and Apple's proprietary ports respectively)
-Mediocre battery - After four hours of steady use/skipping/repeating, the battery was just under 60%. Compare that to the Ipod Touch, where the battery was just under 80% for comparable time and use conditions. As far as I understand, the Walkman NW-A55 even had better battery life. Tweaking some settings and installing the latest firmware helps, but the Ipod Touch had considerably better battery life.
-Not compatible with some older car audio syncing systems - I simply could not get my Walkman to sync with my 2010 Ford’s Sync system. I can PLAY the device through the 3.5MM audio jack (just as I did my Ipod Classic), but all the controls (save for volume, which can be either) have to be through the Walkman, and no track info on the car radio’s LCD screen. It would sometimes say it was “indexing”, but nothing ever came of it.
Compare that to the Ipod Touch, I am able to sync it to my car; the track information displays on the car’s LCD screen; and I can control the device via the steering wheel/dash controls. I tried looking up solutions to get the Walkman to do the same, but couldn’t find anything. It wouldn’t recognize the device in either charging or USB transfer mode, and I had to just use it with the 3.5MM T/R/S jack. I know this isn't Sony's fault, but it is a drag.
-Mediocre Desktop app – The Sony Music Center for PC app leaves a lot to be desired. Maybe I’m just used to using Itunes for all of these years. But the Music Center in general is just much more clunky. To include the fact that I cannot edit track info directly from the Walkman itself. In fact, displaying file info from the Walkman storage itself is just unintuitive - it views it as STORAGE, and not as an interactive media player (as it should). I’ve looked up using the Walkman with Itunes, but even after following the instructions, it simply would not work. I don’t think it’s applicable anymore.
A bit slower – The Walkman takes longer to fully boot up and be usable from a complete shutdown than the Ipod Touch does. There’s also a longer delay when skipping back/forward on tracks than compared to the Ipod as well. Maybe that’s because the music files are stored on the external storage card (as opposed to internal memory). But that still shouldn’t matter, as the songs get queued up (or SHOULD be queued up) in Now Playing mode, anyway.
All said and done, would I recommend this? Absolutely. If the cons listed here aren’t dealbreakers for you, then I would definitely recommend this device for anyone looking for an alternative to an Ipod. Dedicated music players are a very niche market these days, but they serve a purpose for some of us. It was a HARD decision for me to return this, and I may purchase a successor to it sometime in the future. Hopefully Sony can at least improve the battery life and Music Center app. Because the UI and hardware are absolutely on-point. In fact, fix those two items, and I would give this a perfect 5-star rating. I really did hate to return this thing. But I have no need whatsoever for two mp3 players, and the Walkman just BARELY was edged out.Apr 29, 2021 22:10
Wow! A real charmer & surprisingly good mp3 player for the price its worth it i like the touch screen on it, its just like my samsung very simple just playing music on my aux is all i need with this thank you! However the battery it does die down at times depending how often you use it but im able to use it for up 2 & half days i still like that it also has type c like my samsung is also.Oct 15, 2021 15:29
Personally love to have my music not on my phone so having an MP3 is a must. Love this model, the only issue I have with it is it's physical size. Little smaller than I would prefer it to be. With the SD capability you can put as much music as you can imagine on this device. So far, so good.Mar 31, 2021 07:33
I liked it well enough, but I drive a 2014 Subaru Forester with the stock stereo package, and the usb playback is only compatible with iPods. I didn't want an iPod, and preferred the walkman, but not working in the car is a deal breaker (my aux jack's not working in the car, so that's not an option)Apr 10, 2021 16:57
Purchase this item as gift for Christmas! Sound quality is as expected. Battery drains faster than expected. If you use this item in the car as MP3 player with power plug-in, you should be good.Jan 08, 2021 16:26
great service, super fulfillment and shipping
love my walkman- it does so much more with so much easeApr 10, 2021 09:27
I would compare this device to a new electric GMC HUMMER. If I want all the features and the luxury in that new electric truck, then I would expect myself to charge this baby frequently.May 12, 2020 15:15
Enjoy your favorite tracks on the go with this SanDisk Clip Sport Go blue MP3 player. The 32GB storage space accommodates up to 8,000 songs, while the crisp LED screen and physical buttons make for easy operation. This SanDisk Clip Sport Go blue MP3 player features a built-in FM radio for convenience and up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go MP3 player is amazing if you need something small to play your songs while exercising, relaxing or on a trip. I mainly used the SanDisk as an MP3 player and it turned out to be great tech.
• The size of the SanDisk MP3 Player is incredibly small. It is about 2.5 times smaller than a business card! Don’t let the size fool you though, this MP3 player has 32 GB memory for storing music, pictures, audiobooks, podcasts, FM Radio, Stopwatch and Voice recording. The SanDisk MP3 has a lot going for it as you can see.
• I plugged in the MP3 player about 3 hrs and it was fully charged. It comes with a cable that is mini-USB to 2.0 USB. It plugs into your computer through the USB 2.0 port.
• I decided to use the Windows Media Player. You can choose to burn or make a playlist. But I used the sync feature to get the music on the MP3 once plugged into your USB 2.0 connection. I dropped and dragged my music onto the sync part of the Windows Media Player. Once you have completed your list hit the sync button and the music goes right into your music section of the SanDisk MP3 player.
• I got to tell you, 32 GB is a lot! That is about 8,000 songs!! (32 GB is total, but software that makes the MP3 work cuts about 3 GB off) I have a large collection of music and chose some favorites to put on the SanDisk MP3. I think it took me about 20 minutes to make my selection and then sync. It took about 15 minutes to sync all the music from the computer to the SanDisk MP3. I thought it moved very fast considering how many songs I had to put on the MP3 player.
• The controls are simple and easy to use. There is a back button near the screen, play/pause, left/right buttons for going forward or backward. There are also 2 buttons you use to enter and maneuver the SanDisk menu. You push the top half of the controls or the bottom of the controls to scroll through and select your MP3 to do what you want. There is even a DSP and an EQ!
• Another great feature of this SanDisk MP3 Player is that it has a battery life of 18 hrs! When I needed to charge it, I plugged it in the USB port of the computer and it took about 3 hrs to fully charge. Not bad at all for charging.
• The SanDisk MP3 player, despite its size, has a very readable 1.22” LED screen. The screen is bright and easy to see. It shuts off after a short time to conserve battery life.
• It also has rubber ridges on the sides which keeps the SanDisk MP3 in your hand and not on the floor. In the top rightside of the SanDisk MP3 is the volume controls built in. Tap Up for more volume and tap down for less volume. I like the fact that they are hidden so I don’t change the volume with just a tap. I have to press the button, which ultimately works better.
• Having a radio to listen to is nice. If you get tired of your music or need a break choose the radio section on the SanDisk MP3.
• FLAC, WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC and DRM Free songs a few other formats are supported by the SanDisk MP3 player. That gives you lots of flexibility in choosing what you want to listen on the MP3 player.
• The sound is good with the headphones included, but not as great as I would have liked. I don’t believe they are sweatproof either, but the MP3 player has a 3.5 mm connection for headphones. So I added a new set of in-ear headphones and then the SanDisk MP3 sounded great! An easy and little expense if you want more quality sound.
• Included on the SanDisk MP3 Player is a clip on the back. It is very sturdy and tight, to hold on to your clothing while exercising. You will have no trouble running/walking with the clip engaged on yourself. It is sure not going to unclip with just about any kind of movement.
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go 32GB MP3 Player is very small, compact and built tough. It’s all there, in a tiny package that is the SanDisk MP3 player. If you are looking for a small MP3 with options, look no further than the SanDisk MP3 Clip Sport Go!Aug 05, 2019 11:17
-= Design =-
While MP3 players have gone to the wayside since smartphones became mainstream, there’s something to be said for the SanDisk’s simplicity. It’s basically just a tiny little box (2.23” x 1.40” x 0.60” in.) with a convenient clip on the back so you can hang it from your clothes.
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go is very lightweight, weighing just under 24 grams. The small 1.22″ color display supports a 240×240 resolution. Text is small but still readable, but may be difficult for some individuals to make out.
-= Features =-
MP3 Playback: Of course, the main function of this device is music playback, and it plays MP3s very well. Loading music is very simple: connect the SanDisk Clip Sport Go to your computer and it will show up on your computer similar to how a flash drive would. Just drag your MP3 files to the Music folder on the device and you’re ready to go! You can navigate your music library by Artist, Album, or Playlists. You can also shuffle your entire library, playlist, album, or subfolder.
FM Radio: This is one feature I wish more smartphones had built-in. Sure, you can stream virtually any FM radio station with an app, but the SanDisk Clip Sport Go plays over the air station by using the cord of the earbuds as an antenna. Using the rewind and forward buttons to find a station is a little slow, but you can hold down the button to search faster. Once you found the station you want, you can save it as a preset to get to it directly.
Audio Books: You can save Audible and MP3 audiobooks and podcasts to the Sandisk Clip Sport Go and it will keep track of how far you made into the story so you can easily resume it later.
Voice Record: You can keep voice notes for yourself by using the Voice Rec function, thanks to the SanDisk’s built-in microphone.
Stopwatch: There’s also a simple stopwatch function built into the unit if you want to time your runs.
-= Performance =-
Given that the unit focuses mainly on MP3 playback, it has one main job and it does it well. There’s no fussing with WiFi settings, installing updates, or dismissing advertisements. You simply power up the unit and start playing music.
Startup times seemed oddly long, taking 5-7 seconds to “boot up” and begin playing music. This would really be my only complaint about the unit’s performance.
-= Battery Life =-
You’ll get up to 18 hours of music playback on a single charge, so you likely won’t find yourself charging this gadget very often. The unit utilizes a standard Micro USB input to charge.
-= Some Things to Be Aware of Before You Buy =-
DRM-free files only: Your music must be DRM-free in order for the SanDisk Clip Sport Go to play it. This would be music you “ripped” (copied) from a music CD that you own. DRM-free music can be purchased from Amazon and iTunes. Please note that this player will not be compatible with the files from Apple Music or Spotify. The exception is Audible DRM as that is supported.
No Bluetooth: You’ll need to use wired headphones with the SanDisk Clip Sport Go as it will not support Bluetooth earbuds.
No WiFi: You’ll need to physically plug the SanDisk Clip Sport Go into a computer to transfer music to it. You will not be able to transfer music directly from an iPhone.
-= Summary =-
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go does one thing and does it well: plays audio. Loading music is a simple drag and drop process requiring no extra software on your computer. Of course, this only plays DRM free music, so you will need some plain ol' MP3 file to fill it with.Aug 19, 2019 20:39
Like so many other people, I usually use my phone to store and listen to music. However, there are situations when it is much better to have a much smaller, lighter music player. For me, that situation is listening to music while running races. I have tried using my phone for this purpose and it is just too awkward and heavy. That is why in 2010 I bought a predecessor of the Clip Sport Go, the Sansa Clip+ 4GB. And I used the heck out of the Sansa, until the plastic clip snapped off. That was the one great weakness of this device, the fragile, plastic clip. And without a clip, the player is virtually useless. I did find a hack-repair for the old Sansa, which was to glue a tiny clothespin on the back (see picture, side-by-side with the Clip Sport Go). This hack works to a degree, but the spring in a little clothespin can slip out fairly easily, which it did one time at a critical point in a 5K, where I was rushing downhill toward the finish. The Sansa fell to the ground and I had to stop, turn around, and pick it up to carry to the finish line.
So, for me, an initial important question about the new Clip Sport Go is, "How sturdy is the clip?" The answer is that the plastic clip on the newer model looks a little more solid than the one on the old model, but I would still be very mindful and careful with it. If you pinch the clip at the top, it should never extend too far. If you carefully pull up the clip from the bottom, you should be okay. Just don't pull from the bottom too quickly or unmindfully, because I can easily image breaking off the clip that way.
A side-by-side comparison of the older Sansa Clip+ and newer Clip Sport Go (see picture) shows the difference in designs. The screen of the Clip Sport Go is much larger and nicer. Interestingly, though, instead of using the larger screen to display a more readable, larger font, the Go screen shows (in theory—more on this later) a tiny picture of the album cover. That's neat, but as you can see from the picture, the font is still the same size as the old model (very tiny). That means I will continue to have to wear my reading glasses during races if I want to be able to read the words on the screen.
The layout of the basic buttons are the same across models. The "select" button is in the middle, surrounded by "pause-play" at the top, "menu" at the bottom, and "skip back" and "skip forward" at the left and right. The play and menu buttons also serve to scroll up and down in certain contexts. There are two big differences, though. The old Sansa model has a dedicated power on-off button on the top edge of the player, while you must use the middle button on the face of the Go to power on and off. It took me a little while to figure out how to power off properly, which is to hold down that button continuously until the player displays the name SanDisk, which fades out on power-down. The other big difference is that the Sansa has a dedicated home button on its face, while the Go has a dedicated "return-to-previous" button. I'm not sure which I like better. It might have been nice to have both buttons.
Now, for my three biggest complaints about the Sport Go, all three of which are based on the device's behavior when I copied the Hamilton double album to the device. First, I found that the Sport Go displayed the songs from both albums alphabetically. Second, it blended the two album song lists together in mash-up form. That is totally unacceptable, since the sequence of songs on Hamilton tell a story. Finally, when I loaded volume 1 onto the device, the album cover displayed correctly, but when I added volume 2 the picture suddenly became a totally blurry wash-out of the album cover (see picture). Fortunately, I found a thread on his issue in the SanDisk forums. A SanDisk representative noted that the problem has been recognized and will be fixed in a software update. I can't tell whether the latest update has fixed it, because the update failed to install for me. But there are workarounds. One is to rename all songs with the numbers 01, 02, etc. I think that is too much work. Another is to create a playlist with the songs in the correct order and use it rather than the album view. Again, too much work. Finally, the best solution I saw was to use the folder view rather than the album view. I'm not thrilled about this, but it isn't difficult and does provide a work around for the problem of song order. Sadly, though, no pretty picture of the album cover.
Everything else is just fine as far as I am concerned. The Sport Go worked great in two races for me this summer. The controls worked perfectly and I had no issues. I think that this player is going to last a long time. Heck, the Sansa Clip+ still plays songs just fine—it just lacks a sturdy clip now. The Sport Go lacks the SD slot in the Sansa Clip+, but who needs it with 32GB already available? It might have been nice to have Bluetooth in addition to the ear buds jack, but, whatever. I've run with both wired and wireless ear buds, and the main issue is not the presence of a wire but keeping the buds in your ears. I actually feel a little more secure with wired ear buds. So I think the Sport Go is going to last for many more races.Aug 18, 2019 08:29
This unit is comedically small. It is functionally the re-incarnation of the original Sansa.
I'd been using a Clip Sport Plus for a year before I bought this one and I personally like this Clip Sport Go much better.
Since these are pretty much your only options I'll just compare the two.
The clips on both of these are functionally useless. Put these in your pockets.
The Clip Sport Plus
-More durable (I'd drop this from 20 ft and it would be fine)
- Fonts are much more readable (9-10pt)
- Menus and song list scrolling are at 60Hz.
Cons: (Oh boy)
-The buttons are mushy and stiff. They don't feel good.
- Headphone jack is in a terrible position.
-The rubber flaps are intensely annoying (I just ripped them off)
-UI is not my cup of tea. White text on teal and yellow? Why???
-Bluetooth is beyond finnicky and generally not good. Might as well use your phone.
- High intensity (160 bpm+) songs get mushy.
The Clip Sport Go:
- Almost half the size of the Clip Sport Plus. It probably has a footprint smaller than your car keys.
- Sound is better on all fronts
- It is better in pockets.
-UI is much more pleasing to look at. (dark mode is just better)
- Buttons are nice and clicky.
- SIGNIFICANTLY slower in menus. This bad boy is literally
running 2fps constantly. Do you remember the 2000's?
-Expect small scratches when dropped.
- Fonts are really tiny. Somewhere between 8 - 9pt.
It's definitely a matter of perspective which you like more. If you want bigger text and durability go to the Sport Plus. The Sport Go is slower and less durable However it is smaller, sounds better and feels better which makes it my choice.Oct 24, 2021 20:04
This is not working as expected. I was not able to download music.Aug 27, 2021 18:32
If a cheap set of earbuds is supplied with this (magnificent, def buy it) mp3 player, just use them to plug into the back of the TV in the waiting room, so you don't have to listen to it blaring.Jul 17, 2020 17:29
Small and effective do a great work I recommend to get the music the headphones they are bolonySep 25, 2020 16:13
Thing didn't even last...was using it for yard work and all of a sudden it just gave me a dark screen been trying to turn it on for a long time I'm charging it rn to see if it just died....nope it doesn't turn on.....i mean I've been careful that it doesn't get squished...not turning on....i want refund or replaced or needs a fixingApr 14, 2019 18:13
Get motivated for your daily workout with this SanDisk Clip Sport Plus wearable MP3 player. Bluetooth technology lets you connect wireless headsets, and the water-resistant design is ideal for outdoor use. Featuring a 16GB memory and built-in FM radio, this SanDisk Clip Sport Plus wearable MP3 player gives you a range of listening options.
The SanDisk - Clip Sport Plus 16GB* MP3 Player is perfect for my running music listening needs. I've already downloaded over 2700 songs and it's only about 60% full. With the clip there is no need for a separate carrying pouch. I just clip it to my shorts. It also has Bluetooth but the cheap $20 headphones I paired it with kept breaking up so I went back to my non-wireless headphones. I play the volume at max level and it's OK but I would like it a little louder but this may be a headphone issue. Overall it's way better than my former Sony 16 GB player that was bulkier, no clip, died after 9 years and was twice the price.Dec 23, 2018 11:35
Super disappointed. I was looking for something to use with wireless headphones while running. This is "advertised" specifically as a "sports clip". I bought it on 7/4/2020 and used it no more than 5x before the clip broke in mid-October. It is not strong and won't secure to all running clothes. The music part is fine, but the clip is terrible. Don't count on the clip. I spent $64 w/ tax.Dec 03, 2020 07:07
Our daughter just turned 16. She does not have her license and is not allowed to date so Xbox, Facebook, Snapchat and music are her life. After taking her out to eat we headed over to Best Buy. My wife and I told her to look around , pick something out and we would see what we could do. For under 50$ the SanDisk 16gb Bluetooth MP3 player was the icing om the cake. She says"Maybe the money we saved there will go toward the car she'll be getting soon.' '726 song and no where close to full. Any hope of Best Buy selling cars any time soon?Aug 24, 2017 11:59
Although this is a pretty good player, the clip on the back will break. Have had mine for about 3 years now, but about a year ago the clip on the back broke, making just an MP3 play....not a clip. I still recommend the player, but don't rely on the clip.
Be wary of this and SanDisk will not support as it falls under their "Damage" clause and will not replace or fix.Nov 24, 2020 14:21
I purchased the new sandisk mp3 player wow for its size very very powerful. Planing to buy one you have noting to lose. Buy it play it and enjoy it.Nov 20, 2016 12:34
The SanDisk clip sport plus has a Bluetooth technology I was able to use my Bluetooth headphones do you hear music recording lectures I found out they’re not really no other headphones going to be supported by data for any MP3 that small has that compatibility I think everyone should have one San disk clip sport with a built-in Bluetooth it’s a wonderful technologyDec 22, 2017 16:53
MP 3 not user frindly, does not prompt you through a sequence to be able to operate effectively.Jan 12, 2019 00:12
I enjoy listening to my music while waiting in the airport, driving in traffic, or just relaxing.Dec 08, 2017 18:04
Enhance your music experience with this Sony Walkman MP3 player. A quick-charge battery lets you enjoy up to 45 hours of music, while versatile format support covers every playlist. A convenient SD card slot provides expandable memory options. This Sony Walkman MP3 player comes with a Micro-USB cable and WM port cap for full function out of the box.
Great music players but the only negative thing about this player is the charge/data port. Its not your typical USB port. So if you lose the cable that comes with the player, you're gonna be in trouble.Jul 02, 2021 06:58
I absolutely love this MP3 player I had one before and I lost it because it was so smalle and it was the NWA45 series. It went on sale last year around Christmas time for $50 less and I didn't take advantage of it so I lost out. But this year it went on sale for $50 less and it was the newer model which is the NWA50don't really see any difference except that newer technology I guess it works totally OK a the sound quality is amazing it has a lot of memory and I've already added a couple of playlists in their. It would be nice if it came with some type of carrying case or Clip on my shirt or a carrying case on a lanyard but other than that I absolutely love this thing It has Sony as its name and Sony has always been high quality stuff. This is the 4th Sony walkman that I have owned, 2 of them were CD players and now with technology the way it is 2 of them were MP3 players. I definitely recommend to a friend. The only thing is I don't know why the headphone is on the bottom that kinda is funny to me but it doesn't matter this thing is extremely high quality stuffJan 03, 2021 01:46
I purchased this, but decided to return it. The build and weight was nice, just thought it was a little too small. Also, I was having issues with album art since I use iTunes. You'll also need to buy a separate memory card.Nov 14, 2021 10:46
I only use this for audiobooks. Presently it has about 20 unabridged titles stored. This is my second Sony 16gig mp3 player.
Although this updated version has many more options, Bluetooth, etc. I preferred the previous Walkman because it had a rotary dial as opposed to the touch screen. The screen is quite sensitive and often shifts to different books, chapters, etc. while I am turning it off, on, adjusting the volume, etc.
The previous 16gig was no longer available when I purchased this one.Oct 22, 2021 15:54
Really love the FM Radio on this version despite having to use my wired beats headphones. When I go for walks love the ability of this model to use my wireless headsets. Also love the many fine tuning I can perform regarding to the sound down to the equalizer feature, ability to set the sound to sound like a vinyl record. Enjoy the expandable memory right now using the 256g Sd card. Love how the album covers come up on the display while the music is playing . In addition the touch screen makes for easy and smooth navigation with the touch screen.Oct 17, 2021 03:25
It is very pleasant to have it in hand. But because I have problem with small print it was a little too difficult for me to use. I've used different Sony mp3s for many years and always loved them because they were easy, but this one was difficult.
I returned it.Oct 23, 2020 18:18
A tremendous improvement over prior digital music players I've had in the past. I wish I knew about the Sony Digital Walkman before I bought my last unit. I took the SD card from my previous player and put it in the Sony and WOW! Night and day. Bass response, separation, you name it, it improved. Two minor critiques: the touch screen is very sensitive so the locking feature is a must. Also, do not understand why the database needs to refresh every time the unit is turned on, but it refreshes quickly.Jun 05, 2021 00:24
Did not want to continue carrying an I phone to listen to tunes while walking . This lighter weight player is a good option. A good product.Oct 03, 2020 20:26
Enjoy your favorite music uninterrupted with this SanDisk Clip Sport Go MP3 player. The 16GB of internal memory provides plenty of storage, which is expandable with the SD card slot. This SanDisk Clip Sport Go MP3 player clips on clothes and gears, ideal for sports, and can play a variety of audio formats.
I ordered this product for a man with traumatic brain injury, and short-term memory loss. It has taken a learning curve, but is working out really well for him to learn it's functions. He has many CDs, and I have loaded over 2,000 songs onto the SanDisk MP3 Player. He connects it up to his surround sound system and listens every night. Thank goodness for the PDF manual.Apr 09, 2021 22:23
I love this MP3 player. It is my first time purchasing one. I know, but I'm old and this is for my older sister. It worked when I downloaded from itunes and from music on my laptop. We have it plugged in and running all the time, because sissy doesn't know how to stop and start. She uses the music to sleep at night. So glad I purchased. Now that I know how easy and tiny this is, I am going to purchase one for myself to use in my workouts.Apr 09, 2021 16:49
It doesn't show album covers. When you fast forward,
it's not very fast. Also, if you listen to Podcasts for
example it will repeat it over and over. It does not
play it once and stop. I have the latest version 1.04.
So, I think they need to come out with another version
to download that will fix these problems.Jun 14, 2019 16:42
My son absolutely loves this item he was wanting an ipod but this was all that was at the store and he is extremely happy with itJan 01, 2021 16:08
I use it for running and it works great. It is lightweight, has great radio reception through headphones. Charge last for a long time. Very satisfiedAug 07, 2020 16:19
I love this it has more space than the rest and the price is nice I use mine when I mow and ill tell you it works flawless, a lot of bang for your buck.May 16, 2020 18:53
Don’t buy this. It puts songs in wrong place, labeling those songs as “unknown album”, or “unknown artist.” For the second player by this company I’ve purchased in a row, it just keeps getting worse. On every album I put on the device, it takes the first song and puts it in the “unknown artist/album” category. As a result, I have a massive number of songs I can’t here were I’m supposed to hear them. Previous models from company much better.Aug 19, 2020 17:15
I bought this for Christmas for my teenager in their room. It’s been perfect, they are really enjoying listening to their playlists. And I appreciate not having the music in the living room not being blasted throughout the house.Mar 21, 2020 01:12
Enjoy optimal sound quality with this Sony high-resolution Walkman. The touch screen pairs with ergonomically shaped buttons, providing multiple ways to control playback, and the 128GB of built-in memory holds thousands of songs. Play music in a wide variety of formats, including MP3, WAV, DSD and AIFF, with this Sony high-resolution Walkman.
I was excited to try out this hi-resolution music player, however, the device was dead out of the box. It would not take a charge, I attempted using a variety of different chargers and my computer, but it was simply dead.Jun 26, 2020 06:09
The Sony WM1a is great digital audio player, it can play just about any file format you throw at it. Ascetically speaking, the devise has a beautiful design, however sony decided to go with a 4.4mm balanced female jack which not a lot of headphone manufactures include such jack so if you plan on using that output then you should also take that into account. My biggest gripe with the devise is the user interface, it is a little sluggish, it scrolling through playlists feels like you are using a smartphone from 2009- refresh rate is pretty bad compared to todays smartphones.Jun 19, 2019 14:03
Sony nailed it with this player. The sound stage for this is very wide, there is enough bass and the highs and mids are well balanced as well.
The built quality is superb and will easly last many years.Jul 19, 2020 17:31
I have had this for well over a year and I am still amazed by the quality of it . Having put up with the quality of an Ipod for years , it is great to have a portable player that keeps and plays uncompressed audio files .Jan 18, 2019 18:48
Listen to your favorite music while on the go with this Sony Walkman MP3 player. The 64GB built-in memory provides ample, dependable file storage space, while the internal rechargeable battery offers up to 20 hours of playback. This Sony Walkman MP3 player features Bluetooth technology that lets you connect wireless headsets quickly.
I would give this a excellent rating but the battery life is short and sometimes when i charge it, it does not come back on when i hold the power button. I think i'll have to return, i may have a defective one.Jan 13, 2021 00:05
Great Walkman overall, play all kinds of music files, running Android helps a lot especially for music streaming. However, the battery life is quite bad and it does not have enough power to drive audiophile headphonesMay 14, 2020 00:52