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.
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A great amp with some notable musical skills, but it loses a star compared with its better-performing, better-specified rivals
Another admirable and attractive soundbar from LG, pipped to that fifth star by fierce competition
The large screen and punchy picture are highly attractive for this price, but you’ll have to forego the smart features and Full HD resolution
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