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Old 04-28-2008, 10:12 PM
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Thumb Up Why shuffle when you can be hip to the clip?

I just purchased a 2GB Sansa Clip. I do not need any information nor do I have any issues. All I can say is just wow. What boggles my mind is how can someone purchase a Shuffle and pass one of these up? It trounces the Shuffle in SQ, has a whole lot more features, and IMO is simply a sexier DAP to begin with. I showed this to a few of my co workers today and they were very much impressed, including a person who has a Shuffle. What's curious is the person with the Shuffle was the most interested. He kept saying how much better the Clip is than his Shuffle.

For $60.00, IMO it's the most bang for the buck for any flash player on the market.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:01 AM
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Indeed. I got mine for $60 as well but went back to get 3 more when they went on sale for $34 or something back on black friday. I wanted my kids to explore the titles, pick what they want to hear, etc. They listen to Rock, Classical, and Old-time Radio, currently going through the Superman serial from the 1940s. Seems like all of the other Christmas gifts evaporated. These get used by them all everyday. I still recommend it to others even at $60.

I now use the Fuze with 16GB for the car trips where I want a big selection with me but for all other uses I prefer the clip for the size, the clip itself, and it is just a smart player. I love how I can scan from one superman episode right into the end of the previous one backwards in case I got distracted and missed some dialog. I can switch to radio and quickly back to to where I left off--something I hope the Fuze will do one day with a firmware update.
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:11 PM
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I agree with the topic starter. The Shuffle was out before the Clip, so people have an "excuse" (), but imo the Clip makes the Shuffle an obsolete product.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:33 PM
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The Clip makes the Shuffle weep for a screen and SQ.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:01 PM
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I have both the Shuffle and the Clip. The Shuffle may lack in features, but it's much better constructed. It's made from metal, the clip is also metal, and there's no sound of loose parts when you shake it. I've also seen the newer Creatives, they have really nice tiny color screens.

For my part of the world at least, Sandisk needs to learn to do some marketing. Apple and Creative products are available everywhere and for cheaper too. I bought my 2G Clip locally for almost double the price of the Shuffle.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:21 PM
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I have both the Shuffle and the Clip. The Shuffle may lack in features, but it's much better constructed. It's made from metal, the clip is also metal, and there's no sound of loose parts when you shake it. I've also seen the newer Creatives, they have really nice tiny color screens.

For my part of the world at least, Sandisk needs to learn to do some marketing. Apple and Creative products are available everywhere and for cheaper too. I bought my 2G Clip locally for almost double the price of the Shuffle.
For the 1gb Shuffle, right? And this was after Apple dropped its prices. Typically, I currenty see the Shuffle, at least in the U.S., for more than the price of the same memory-sized Clip (this is after Apples's price drop)--for no screen, no FM, no recorder, and seemingly a lesser sound quality (based on reports). And no EQ as well, right? Let alone without further features coming in about a week with updated Clip firmware.

All in all, I'd much rather have the Clip, even at the same or greater cost. A player without a screen? Let's get real--I've never understood that. You're right as to a bit of the construction--would be nice if that rattle would be gone. And SanDisk does have to learn to market better, and publicize available accessories (and make sure accessories are available). Having said that, SanDisk's support has been, well, supportive--repeated firmware upgrades answering consumer requests. And there is no Shuffle as sexy as the 4gb reflective Clip.

Just now, checking at Amazon.com: Sansa Clip, 1gb and 2gb, about $34 and $50; Apple Shuffle, 1gb and 2gb, about $49 and $72. For about $6 more, you can get a Clip 4gb, with recognized great sound. No comparison, it seems to me.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:02 PM
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I have both the Shuffle and the Clip. The Shuffle may lack in features, but it's much better constructed. It's made from metal, the clip is also metal, and there's no sound of loose parts when you shake it. I've also seen the newer Creatives, they have really nice tiny color screens.

For my part of the world at least, Sandisk needs to learn to do some marketing. Apple and Creative products are available everywhere and for cheaper too. I bought my 2G Clip locally for almost double the price of the Shuffle.
I've NEVER seen a 2GB Shuffle for less than a 2GB Clip. Where do YOU shop? Seriously!
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:47 AM
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I'm in Southeast Asia, and sorry, I just checked prices a moment ago, the Shuffle 2GB is currently exactly the same price as the Clip 2GB. And there's only one shop I know of that sells Sandisk MP3 players.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:45 AM
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Good pricing on the Shuffle (altho very distinct from the U.S.). Still, in my humble opinion, a limited and crippled device as a DAP. But with pizzazz.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:20 AM
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IMO The only shuffle that's worth getting is the original one. That is considered the best sounding iPod that was ever released. Being that the SQ of the Shuffle 2 was compromised I cannot see a purpose in purchasing it. Even the Zen Stone seems to be a better bargain that that. As for the Clip, IMO it's the best bargain out there for any low capacity flash based player.
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