SanDisk Sansa vs iPod Nano

Saturday, December 23, 2006 | 03:30 PM

I've been an iPod user since the Generation 1 click wheel, but I took notice when Amazon sliced the price in half on the SanDisk SDMX4-6144 Sansa e270 6 GB MP3 from $300 to $149.

We last noted the price cuts in iPods back in February

If you ignore the iPod's design, styling and cool factor -- which is a large part of their appeal (at least to me) -- then on a per gig basis, the Sansa 2 gb is a good deal for the smaller mp3 players (I'm sticking with the iPod)

MP3 Players

 

Sansa
Size Price $/GB
6 gig $149    $24.83/gig
2 gig $99    $49.50/gig
iPod
gig $142.49    $71.25/gig
4 gig $189.99    $47.50/gig
60 gig $269.99    $4.50/gig
80 gig $329.99    $4.12/gig

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I have an e250 and I don't care for it much. The first one had a left channel that would stop playing for no reason. Advancing to the next song would bring it back. It also froze up quite a bit when connecting/disconnecting the USB cable.

I have a new one that seems OK, but they didn't fix the EQ. Boost the either of the lower two bands more than 3db or so and you'll overdrive the audio circuit and induce clipping, even at low volumes.

They also revised the thumbwheel and made it quite difficult to spin compared to the older unit. On the other hand, the buttons have a more tactile feel.

Overall, I give it 2 out of 5. The price was good (one star) and the audio is pretty clean (second star).

Posted by: oc_fliptrack | Dec 23, 2006 6:41:16 PM

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