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SanDisk - Clip Sport 8GB* MP3 Player - Lime

This SanDisk Clip Sport MP3 player features 8GB* of built-in storage for ample space to bring your music with you on the go. The 1.4" TFT-LCD screen enables easy navigation of your media while you're in motion.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • SanDisk Clip Sport 8GB* MP3 Player
    • Earphones
    • USB 2.0 cable
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2479 out of 2724)

    Features


    8GB* internal flash memory

    For storing your music.

    Lightweight design

    Weighs just 1 oz. and easily clips to your clothing for portability to the gym.

    Supported formats

    Include MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and Audible, plus AAC format for playing back DRM-free iTunes, so you can take your favorite tunes to go.

    1.4" TFT-LCD screen

    Enables easy, on-the-move navigation of your media.

    Built-in FM tuner

    Allows simple interfacing with fitness club TVs and enables playing of your favorite FM stations. Integrated voice recorder for on-the-go convenience.

    High-speed USB 2.0 interface

    Delivers blazing-fast transfer speeds.

    Built-in microSDHC card slot

    Lets you store additional content (media not included).

    Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

    Provides up to 25 hours of audio playback.

    PC and Mac compatible

    For multifunctional use.

    *Formatted capacity may vary.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 2724 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent MP3

      Posted
      littlewilly01
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      While I was waiting for my 8GB Clip Sport to arrive, I was reading some of the reviews under this product and was getting a little bit anxious. Being an owner of Sansa Clip+ for MANY years, I had a very good experience with Sandisk mp3 players, that's why I was surprised about some of the people's comments where instead of reviewing the actual player they were bashing it based on comparison to other Sandisk models. Now, after receiving it and having a chance to use it - I can share with you my thoughts about it. Clip Sport arrived in a nice compact package with a front see-through display showing the entire outline of the player and a detailed list of features. I like the presentation of products, and pay a close attention to the packaging. It's always hard to judge the size of the product from on-line pictures, so I was pleased to see how compact it was out of the box, about 60mm x 40mm x 10mm (+ clip). The included accessories were a short rigid usb to micro-usb cable (finally, I don't have to deal with mini-usb and can use a ton of my smartphone micro-usb cables!!!), a set of headphones with 3 pairs of silicone eartips, and a quick start guide. Headphones have a flat tangle-free cable, a chin slider after y-splitter (helps with cable management to keep it tight), and an angled 3.5mm gold plated headphone connector, The earbuds have a soft touch outside finish and a clear external L/R marking. They are very lightweight and have a comfortable fitment with a nice seal when a right size eartip is selected. True, these are not audiophile quality headphones, but it was still nice to include these in a package. Actually the sound is not too bad, with a signature of enhanced bass and rolled off upper mids and treble. It's really not the end of the world because you can use Clip Sport EQ presets to brighten the sound. Try Jazz preset and you will hear a pleasant improvement. Though, not an accessory, I still consider built-in clip as one, a generous wide clip to attach this mp3 player to your cloth. Now, about a player itself. From the first look, you notice that display takes almost half of it's size now. No more squinting while looking at the song title or the song artwork which Clip Sport is capable of displaying. Yes, resolution is pixilated, but what do you expect from 1.44" LCD screen? This is not a video player or smartphone/smartwatch. Resolution is adequate enough for the functionality of this player. The control buttons located on the lower part of the player with a "floating" 4-way Play/Pause, Skip Next, Skip Prev, and Menu. A multifunction button is located in the middle, and a separate Back button in the upper left corner. On a left side you have micro-usb port and dedicated volume up/down below it; and on a right side there is headphone jack and micro-sd port. Though Clip Sports is a little bit bigger than Clip+, it still fits in a palm of your hand, very lightweight, and with a solid feel. You power it up by holding the multi-function button down, and you turn it off the same way. One thing you do need to get use to, and perhaps it will be fixed in the future firmware updates, this multi-function button needs to be held for a split second longer to register it's selection, which on a few occasions turned off mp3 player display (also stopping the music playback). So, you need to get use to it. Navigation of the player was very intuitive, don't even need to look into instructions. Scrolling through the main menu revealed selection of Music (content of the internal memory), FM Radio (with a decent pick up of stations), Folder view of internal or external (micro-sd) memory, Card view (of micro-sd card), Sport functionality (Stopwatch and Timer), and the Settings menu. I know some people mentioned about internal and external content being in two separate lists; I personally don't see a problem with that. Do you really need to integrate 8GB of internal memory with 16GB or 32GB of your external micro-sd card? I can only see it a problem for some who use high resolution FLAC files that take a lot of room and you have a big chunk of your music library spread across internal memory and external flash card - but for basic active use, in my opinion it's not a show stopper. And perhaps future firmware updates will fix that. Sports functionality was a great addition, but I wish while Stopwatch and Timer were running I could have been able to use left/right buttons to skip between the songs. Also, hoping this will be addressed in a future firmware updates. I know a few people mentioned in reviews that library audio books were not supported; I can't comment on that since I don't use that media. All my songs are 320kbps mp3s and FLAC, and they sound great on this little guy. I actually tested it using some of my more expensive headphones to confirm sound quality of internal D/A output. No complaints here. I was also very pleased that once connected to computer, I didn't have to search for Clip Sport in My Computer folder, because it actually showed up as a logical drive letter on my laptop (for both internal and external micro-sd). It makes it easier to copy files this way. YMMV, but I was actually pleased with this mp3 player. It does everything it claims to do. Has a great build quality and fantastic battery life (rated up to 25hr), it has a great sound quality, plays lossless audio formats, and comes with a set of headphones which can be tweaked with EQ (to boost back the missing highs). And I'm sure with a future firmware update all the little nitpicking will be taken care of. For critical audio listening, I have my bulky $350 X5 DAP, while for playing music while exercising or doing other extreme activities, I will use my lightweight compact $50 Clip Sport!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Easy MP3

      Posted
      Aries
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      This is a very easy to use MP3 player. User interface is very simple. I bought this to get me through until I get a phone with more memory. However I like it so much that I'll keep it even past that point. The clip it comes with is nice. Very light and easy to forget you have it on. The buttons work nicely and how you would expect (up is up, down is down, and so on). I never use the timer. The radio works pretty well for what it is, I tested the radio out in the middle of nowhere and got all my stations in and a couple were only a little fuzzy. In town radio should work fine. Accessing the SD card is simple although many file types, it seems, are not supported. Pictures, for instance, cannot be viewed in jpg. Most documents cannot be opened. The audible books is a nice touch, though I haven't tested that. Internal/External memory cannot be merged, so the two music sources remain separate from each other and you manually switch back and forth. Deleting songs directly from the player as you listen is a nice touch. Select song, song starts playing, hit down, then select delete, then select yes. Slight delay while deleting, as expected, then automatically takes you to the next song.The music will stop if you try multitasking on it. Using timer, or trying to view folder files on the card and so on. No cover for the SD card slot. This has got the shuffle feature which is great. You copy and paste music from your computer to the player. Big bonus there. Charging takes a couple hours, but I can get a couple off one charge easy. I didn't try the earbuds that came with it, I used my Skull Candies, and the sound quality of the music is amazing for this little thing. It uses a universal charging cable, another huge bonus. One less cable to keep around since it works with my phone's cable. You can customize and shut off features you dont want to use. I shut off the timer and folder because I never use them. So as I scroll through my options, I only see Settings, Music, Radio, and Books. Those can be turned back on at anytime in Settings, under Customize and pushing the Right button to toggle on or off. To avoid any issues with having to switch back and forth between internal/external memory (if you only have a few gigs of music like me) just spend the extra few bucks and get the 8gb. I managed to catch a sale and saved $13. All in all, with the very minor issues, that are really more a minor annoyance, this is a good player for anyone who's looking to save a few bucks and doesn't mind not being to multitask or view pictures and documents, and I would buy it again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      A big step backward from the clip zip.

      Posted
      MrRich
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      I have used Sansa Clip Zip players for years and they have served well for outdoor use (mostly running). Although the clip zip only lasts for about a year to 18 months, the price and features made it my go-to choice and I did not mind replacing it after a year's heavy use. It was easy to use and add music, create playlists, play recently added music, etc. and the sound was decent. When I tried to purchase another, I found that it has been discontinued. I made the mistake of assuming that the Clip Sport was the same basic player in a more rugged case. I was mistaken. It is very different in its operation and features. The first one I bought quit after two uses (about one hour of actual use). Besides regular freezes, requiring reformatting, It had problems with battery life, and a volume control with a mind of its own which would toggle to minimum volume without being touched. Best Buy replaced the lemon and the replacement worked fine. The reason I will not recommend the Clip Sport is that it is difficult, if not impossible to organize and view your music. It took over an hour with Sandisc support for the technician to walk me through the process of creating and loading a playlist to the player using a windows pc and windows media player. It needs something called an M3U playlist. The number of steps involved is ludicrous. What formerly involved creating a playlist with Windows Media Player and dragging it to the Clip Zip, now involves creating a folder, adding songs, saving as M3U, transferring to media player and synching to the Clip Sport. Really? Adding album art is another debacle. It used to be automatic with the Clip Zip, but now the user needs to manually add album art. Fine if you have one or two albums, but wait, this is an 8 gig player. Thousands of songs, hundreds of albums and no visual identifiers unless you have countless hours to add them manually. When playing music, each time you select an artist or album, the default (first) option is "shuffle". I guess if you do not care about the order of your selections that will suffice, but it is certainly not my preference, yet I cannot avoid the shuffle feature. If I have 8 gigs of music with over a thousand songs on the player, I need an easier way to organize and select my listening choices. I am sure, by now, you sense the frustration with this player. The player is not user friendly.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly Clean Audio Repro Quality

      Posted
      SpockCO
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      At less than half the price of a "nano", why would you buy Apple unless you've already dropped the cash on an iMac or "Air"Book??? I'm already a HUGE fan of ALL SanDisk "storage" products and this 8 GB Clip Sport "MP3" player is A REALLY GOOD miniature audio playback device for the money. It's feature-packed with great flexibility and its ability to accept up to a 32 GB Micro SDHC card literally gives you infinite storage capacity for ALL your compatible audio media files. I'm going to be using two 32 GB Micro SDHC cards AND when added to the 8 GB of "on-board" storage, I will be able to (easily) carry around 12,500 (more or less) songs. - About 200 songs per gigabyte - using mostly 192 Kbps .wma or .mp3 files from a Windows-based PC. The FM radio tuning capabilities are also a VERY pleasant surprise AND the Clip Sport gives you plenty more "pre-set" radio stations options than you'll probably ever need. - It's tuner also picks up and displays lots of other information now being broadcast by "HD" FM stations (like song titles, artist information, upcoming shows, etc., etc., etc.). - Tune to your local ESPN radio station to see what I mean. I also like (but don't love) the software driving the menu system and I appreciate ALL the clock and "time-keeping" features. Once you've rolled through the menus a couple of times you'll have it down "pat" ... They ARE really simple! The display is bright (and adjustable) and amazingly clear and colorful, but does seem to be just a bit too fragile for most "sporting" activities other than yoga, warm-up time(s) or jogging. SUGGESTIONS: 1.) Use (even if you have to purchase new) GOOD, clean, HIGH response range headphones (earbuds) ... THE SOUND QUALITY WILL BE WORTH IT! - Assuming you are using higher "quality" 192 or 256 Kbps media files, instead of space-saving 64 or 128 Kbps files. NO, you don't have to spend $200 - $300 for your headphones. - I currently have a pair of Sony MDR-W014 (Sports CD Walkman) headphones plugged in to my Clip Sport and they sound great(!) AND they are plenty loud enough to be dangerous to my hearing (CAUTION Suggested AND Emphasized). 2.) In case it wasn't already evident, I HIGHLY recommend using higher "quality" 192 ("AAD" or "ADD" CDs) or 256 Kbps ("DDD" CDs) media files. The range of responsiveness of the audio playback quality will be much more pleasing to your ears ("tin" or not). - Yes, this does limit the "static" storage capacity of your Clip Sport by about one third (vs. 128 (or 64) Kbps files), but you can easily carry dozens of (or 2 or 3, or so) Micro SDHC cards to cover your whole audio library. - SO, GO FOR AUDIO QUALITY(!), since storage capacity IS virtually "unlimited". COMPLAINT: As I said before, I really feel that the display screen is fairly fragile and won't take many "hard knocks" at all. It smears really easily with greasy finger prints and I have a feeling it will scratch VERY easily. - It's NOT "Gorilla Glass"(TM), that's for sure. ... I'm NOT going to be taking this player to the beach ever. I am looking for a clear screen protector for it, but I have the feeling I'm going to be "stenciling" and cutting it myself out of bulk material.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It is an OK product...

      Posted
      Kevin
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      For playing mp3s/flac/ogg/etc it is a good basic mp3 player. My issues are with the interface and other software quirks. While it does support ReplayGain, sometimes you still get files that are too loud despite having those settings in the file. Gapless playback doesn't exist, which is another annoyance if you have songs with no pauses in them. Navigation isn't too intuitive, there are times where you can use the back button to back out to the previous menus, but other times you use the "back"-Left/previous track button to go back when browsing a file directory/menu/play list/etc. Sometimes the back button jumps you to the main menu when you should use the Left one instead. I feel like one more button might have worked out better, the main button on the center selects stuff and powers the player down when held. There were times I wanted to just add a folder to a play list instead of having to load and do it for each song. Another annoying quirk is that when playing something and trying to browse either the External or Internal card the music will stop playing, it usual does this if you are trying to brows something you are not playing the current music from. And my MAIN GRIPE with the thing besides the interface is how it SORTS things. From what I can tell there is both a character limit on "File names" and "Album titles" as well, so I have stuff out of order in file view because most of my stuff has the disk number and track number at the end of the file(album name - disk number - track number). Same for the album field, at a certain place it stops reading the rest of it so things get out of order that way as well(album name - disk number). Thus I have to re-edit a lot of my tags or mess with my file names to get around this, which really makes it a pain when I really wanted this as a simple nice storage and sized MP3 player I can easily carry & dump stuff onto and off without a hassle. Some of my files ended up having glitched album art and ID3 tags, which I suspect might have been caused when a few times the player abruptly went into "refreshing media list" mode when I was trying to transfer stuff to it. They still seemed to play fine though. Still not a bad player, but be warned about the above issues. It is annoying find and figure these things out after getting something.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      New Model, New Problems Too

      Posted
      MaterialGuy
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      On the SanDisk clip sport forum, there are a lot of complaints about the difficulties of getting MP3 Audiobooks to play the book files in order. There is disagreement between various claimed solutions. There is no official San Disk document that specifies how the sorting order of book files placed in the Audiobooks folder and book subfolders are sorted. The claims are1) that they are sorted by file name, provided that less than 16 characters are used 2) they are sorted by the order in which the book files were written to the book subfolder, or 3) that they are sorted by file number in the ID3 tags if ID3 tags are used (the proper ones which also have different claims such as id3v2.3 or id3v2.3 with an ISO coding. Nowhere on the San Disk - Clip Sport MP3 player pages is there and specific data on the how and why of Audiobook file sorting - except the single sentence in the user guide that the file name must be 16 characters or less for the file sorting to be reliable. A great many MP3 CD' books use filenames with leading numbers, include chapter and part numbers and routinely run over 16 characters. They also may or may not contain ID3 tags for file number. - often not. The processor in this unit is a more recent processor than the previous San Disk MP3 players and yet it appears to be less useful than the older such units. San Disk appears to be unperturbed by the customer complaints and remains basically silent. I gave this item as a gift, and have struggled greatly to take MP3 CD audiobooks and insert them into the San Disk Clip Sport player under Audiobooks and have them play properly. I would not buy this item again. I would buy one of the older San Disk players, which are now selling at a premium over the more recent Sport incarnation. I highly recommend my San Disk Clip Zip which doesn't have quite the audiobook problems of the "new and improved model - Clip Sport".

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      All I need in an mp3 player

      Posted
      rughetta
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      This model replaces a Sansa Clip Zip that I used for years until the clip broke (bad dog!) and battery life started to diminish. I use the new Clip Sport mainly for listening to podcasts so I don't need ultra-high fidelity as long as speech is discernible-although as far as I can tell the fidelity is excellent. The Clip Sport does what the Clip Zip did just a little better except for one thing (see below). The best feature is updated software that allows the media refresh to run MUCH faster. I use a fairly large micro SD card and I cycle through podcasts daily so waiting 10-20 min for the media to update could be frustrating until I discovered the workaround (only delete files using the mp3 player controls rather than using the file manager on the computer). Anyway this is no longer a limitation with the new model. The fast forward and rewind are quite fast (good) but they are not progressive (faster scroll the longer the FF or REW buttons are pressed). The one glitch I found was that any media on the micro SD card always starts play from the beginning (the player does not remember where play was stopped) so that I need to FF to the right place each time (good thing the FF is quite fast). There may be a setting or format that I did not enable but it doesn't annoy me enough to look for that yet. I just took the micro SD card that I used in the Clip Zip and put it into the Clip Sport. Everything played but it would not return to the last played spot. I can't comment on battery life since I have had this thing for only a few months but I get excellent playtime and it seems to charge more quickly than the battery in the Clip Zip. I find the flexibility of the micro SD slot to be a great advantage as I archive some good podcasts on the cards. That feature elevates its usefulness over that of the iPods which don't have the card slots.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Plays FLAC, sounds pretty good.

      Posted
      X4CTO
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      I was looking at some of the dedicated MP3 players for under $50 and this one looked interesting. The main reason I chose this one is because it was on sale for quite a bit off and it was one of the few in the price range cable of playing FLAC Lossless files. I've always been pleased with my San Disk players in the past and this one likewise does not disappoint. Of course there are some features I would like to have like Bluetooth connectivity, have to move up to the Clip Sport + for that functionality. I like the expandable Micro SD storage and the color LCD screen. The clip on this one is very useful, you can clip this player almost anywhere and it's extremely lightweight so don't forget it's clipped to you. I have actually clipped it to the headband of my headphones and ran a really short cable between the player and headphones and made a makeshift "wireless" type headset. The sound quality with my FLAC files is great, not quite up to the level of my Fiio X1, but not too far off to be honest... of course it's dependent on the headphone choice. The stock IEM's that come with it are decent with some good low end at the expense of the mid range a bit. Now the player really sounds much better when I jack in my Audio Technica ATH-M40x headphones, and it's able to drive my 80 Ohm Beyerdynamic DT770 Pros to a decent level as well. Nice! The menus are a bit antiquated but nonetheless they are very intuitive and easy to navigate quickly. The build quality is not bad, again it's not Fiio X1 quality, but it's good. If you're looking for good micro player that weighs next to nothing (the cable of my DT770 Pro's actually weighs more that the player) and you like your FLAC Losless audio, this is a solid choice to take a look at. If you can grab it on sale it's a great choice. If you want all this and Bluetooth, grab the Sport Clip + (but the battery lasts a bit longer on the Sport Clip). I recommend this player highly, I took away one star because it's not perfect, it's very good though.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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