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SanDisk - Digital Audio Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of SanDisk - Digital Audio Player. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the size and performance. The sound and price also get good views. Views are divided on the storage, and some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SanDisk - Digital Audio Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Rick Broida (

SanDisk Digital Music Player review


SanDisk Digital Audio Player From its uninspired name to its been-there, played-that feature set, the SanDisk Digital Audio Player brings little innovation to the flash-player table. That said, it's not without charms, including a roomy LCD, good...

Attractive design; large, easy-to-read LCD; solid battery life; armband carrying case; autoscans for FM presets; fast file transfers.

So-so audio quality; unintuitive controls; no FM recording; poor voice recording; mediocre manual.

Spiffy looks and good battery life can't compensate for this player's mediocre sound and typical feature set.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by (futurelooks)

1 GB Digital Audio MP3 Player

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Matt Miller (

Mini-Review: SanDisk Digital Audio Player


Along with my numerous mobile devices, we have an iPod and an iPod mini in our household of 5 people. I enjoy running, especially as I start to get back in shape for summer 7s rugby again this year, but my Pocket PC is too big and expensive to

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (

This is a winner


I added this comment because I love this player. I came back to buy another one for my wife.I listen to the radio on it from time to time, and lots of music and audiobooks. It supports the protected WMA files and I use those alot. Buy one you'll love it.

I have trained and ran several marathons and shorter races with this little jem playing the whole way. The arm band works great and makes the player easily used and seen. I get the thing so sweaty and stinky from use that I am constantly washing it but...

Acts funny when changing files if battery is low. No big deal. Change battery and works perfect again

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Not for the technically challenged


This player is the best value one can find for a 1 GB device. Sandisk is a name that I have confidence in. I noticed that some people did not receive the accessories; however, mine came with all of them. Maybe the folks at Newegg actually read these...

There are certainly more pros than cons with this little gem ; It has excellent sound ; Outstanding value ; Small and light ; and ; Although "recertified" -- the player looks brand new. My guess is that it was returned because someone had difficulty...

Somewhat confusing controls until one becomes familiar with the player ; Backlight is really cool looking but not necessary during the daytime. Using the backlight makes the battery drain much faster. Rechargeable batteries were one solution to power...

Nov, 2006

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I had to send the first one back because it only played on one channel, unless you pushed the plug to the side. No one is perfect but when I got the replacement it was as good if not better than my expectations. I bought a total of 4 of the 256 MB...

For the price, it works!!! It works GREAT! (after I sent the first one back for being DOA)

first on was DOA but I returned it and Newegg made it right

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (

Works Great - Including Audio Books


This thing is a nice little package, only a little bigger than a USB keychain. It works for audio books contrary to some reviews here (you have to press and hold the FF/RW button to seek within a track, just like a CD player). With the right...

Small size ; Good audio quality (with the right headphones)

Slow transfer speed if you only have USB 1.1 (older computers) ; Controls are a little wacky but you'll figure them out after playing around

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

SanDisk Blue 512MB MP3 Player SDMX1-512-A18


This is only good if you want to buy it for your kid. Add $xxxxxxx for headphone.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review (

Great product


I bought this product about a year ago and love it. There are plenty of on screen features and it is about the size of an ipod shuffle for about half the cost.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review (

Best Bargain MP3 Player


For the price and features (Voice Recorder, Radio player, and doubles as a data storage device) of this bad boy its one of the best MP3 players out there... In my opinion, 256MB is enough space for me since I would really listen to 100+ songs at one...

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

This small, portable player uses embedded flash memory instead of a rotating hard drive and plays for up to 15 continuous hours on a single AAA battery. The new Digital Audio Players combine crystal-clear sound with a sleek design and sport a three-button/one-joystick design and easy-to-navigate user interface. They feature MP3, Windows Media file and Windows Media-based DRM file playback, FM radio and voice recording and can double as a USB data storage device.

Audio Input


Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio / Voice recorder/Radio / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio/Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WMA/WMA / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM)

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/256MB


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Model:Digital Audio Player
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SanDisk

MD System

Type: None




Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None