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Wongsky 12-27-2017 06:36 AM

Looking for a decent successor to Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Zip / Jam
 
I've had various models of Sansa's Clip models for some years - I mainly use them to listen to music whilst in the gym, but at other times, too.

I've had a couple of the origjnal Clip models - which I thought were great, just limited by the on-board storage. 2 Clip+ - these were I think the model I was most happy with - altbough they seemed a bit sensitive to fhe type of memory card used. One I lost, the other I found again, it had fallen out of my pocket whilst walking my son to school (wasn't using it at the time), I found it a couple of days later, on the path, but it had suffered from being out in the rain.

The Clip Zip I had was OK, but suffered some damage to the power button when it fell on the floor (it was in a silicone case) which rendered the power button usable (can still be powered on by pluggin into a power source).

And I currently use a Clip Jam, which suffers from being significantly more restrictive on the number of playlists you can have, especially when compared with earlier models.

As I said, I think my favourite / optimum model was the Clip+.

Not being that happy with my Clip Jam (I find the playlist count restriction a real pain) I'd been looking to find something similar - I recently bought an AGPTEK A12 mp3 player, which appears similar to Sansa Clip models.

I've found it hugely disappointing sound quality with the same mp3, and same headphones sounds horrible compared with my Clip Jam, the operation with the buttons awful and unintuitive, and playlists seem a big problem - I read of lots of comments regarding issues using playlists - and after reading plenty of threads on the subject, and trying various things, I don't have a solution - it really shouldn't be that tricky, I've been creating and using playlists on my various Sansa Clip models for years, this really shouldn't be so tricky to get working.

So I'm looking for something as close to my favourite Clip+ as possible, support for microsd cards, reliable playlist support, no inordinately restrictive things on numbers of playlists alllowed (I realise there are always limits, I just want a better limit than is present on the Clip Jam).

Most of my usage is music, occasionally I listen to audiobbooks. I like the Clip type form factor, as I use mine a lot whilst working out.

I don't really want to spend lots of money, but then it shouldn't be an expensive device, the Sansa Clips never were.

Anyone got any good recommendations with those sort of requirements?

I'm unlikely to trust another AGPTEK model, given I'm hugely disappointed with the one I've recently bought.

mueslitoeter 12-30-2017 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Wongsky (Post 657205)
So I'm looking for something as close to my favourite Clip+ as possible, support for microsd cards, reliable playlist support, no inordinately restrictive things on numbers of playlists alllowed (I realise there are always limits, I just want a better limit than is present on the Clip Jam).

So why not stick to the Clip+ (I know, they only can be bought used, but if you are lucky you find some new ones) and rockbox it?

Nausicaa 02-23-2018 02:43 PM

AGPTEK rocker is likely to get rockbox support. I got a benjie S5 which is the same OEM, and that sounds very good, although the UI and screen sucks.

I found a clip zip NIB locally for $14

IpaqMan 03-05-2018 12:21 AM

i replaced my Clip Zips with cheap Samsung S4 Minis - Sprint prepaid for $30 and a Taotronics bluetooth receiver for $15 (about the size of a Clip Zip). I attach the receiver to my shirt with a Eclipse self-locking clip. The S4 Mini is running Nougat and has much more functionality than my Clip Zip. I can load new media content fron the web or my personal cloud. Plus with wifi I can listen to streamed music or podcasts.


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