I went from my 512 mb Creative Zen Nano Plus to a 4 gb device that could store up to 1,000 songs.
In addition to the internal memory, the Sansa includes a microSD/microSDHC memory slot for additional expansion.
The reason why I wanted a replacement player had nothing to do with the limited storage capacity.
Despite the fact that both devices were manufactured back in 2005, the Zen Nano Plus lacked a number of features offered on the iRiver iFP-795T and I became unhappy with the device.
I ultimately chose the Sansa Clip+ for the following reasons:
- The OLED screen
- The Sansa Clip+ only weighs 0.92 ounces
- The convenience of the built-in clip
- The device is reasonably priced
I've taken it on a handful of runs and trips to the gym and I must say that I am extremely satisfied with my Sansa Clip+. The small size makes it easy to carry and the clip is very convenient.
The menu structure is straight forward and intuitive. I like how audio books and podcasts are separated from music. The controls are easy to maneuver without looking and are perfect for use while running.
My biggest complaint was easily remedied after a little research.
Out of the box, the Sansa Clip+ had a really low output threshold. I discovered the noise limit was imposed by the European Commission. After I chose 'Americas' as my region, I was able to pump up the volume to my heart's content.
The Sansa Clip+ also includes a digital FM tuner with 40 presets and a built-in microphone for recording.
As far as I can tell, the only downside of the Sansa Clip+ is that it doesn't come with a software package that allows you to easily make playlists.
With the SanDisk Sansa Clip+, I've finally found a suitable replacement for my beloved iRiver iFP-795T.