I've used both the Clip+ and Clip Zip quite extensively, with and without Rockbox installed.
My view is that the Zip is as good as the Clip+ on the audio front which means its well worth a listen - especially with better phones. Teeny-tiny album art aside, the new display is a worthwhile improvement.
After 10 months the buttons are working fine, even if I have begun to wear the paint off. As yet the headphone connector (which is what went eventually went on the Clip+) remains solid
Looking at the WHF review, I wonder if the complaint about the maximum possible volume resulted from the reviewer selecting Europe as their location. Sansa limits the level here, in accordance with EU regulations, but - as with the Clip+, you can easily overcome this by choosing US instead.
That option selected, what you end up with is a superb little player that handles HQ lossless files brilliantly, has excellent FM RDS radio reception, makes surprisingly good recordings, is great with audiobooks and accommodates a 32/64 GB MicroSD card. For the price (and even more for the £26 you can pick one up for currently), that adds up to a hugely affordable bargain. It may be cheap but it's definitely not nasty and (other than wishing for real world battery life closer to 20 rather than 10 hours and USB 3 to speed file transfer), we're decidedly happy with ours.
If you were about to let the WHF review put you off, check out comments elsewhere on the Web.
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