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Sandisk Sansa e140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 406 reviews of Sandisk Sansa e140. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The sound and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the connectivity. Opinions about the durability and reliability are different.

usability, price, sound, portability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sandisk Sansa e140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sandisk Sansa e140


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sandisk Sansa e140 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the portability and battery. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably.

usability, sound, price, battery, portability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SanDisk Digital Audio Player (DAP) 256Mb MP3 PlayerSanDisk Digital Audio Player (DAP) 256Mb MP3 Player

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sandisk Sansa e140


alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Sandisk Sansa e140 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the performance and portability. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed comments on the battery and reliability. Many are negative about the durability.

usability, price, sound, portability, performance


74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SanDisk Sansa c140 1 GB MP3 Player (Black)SanDisk Sansa c140 1 GB MP3 Player (Black)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : James Kim (

SanDisk Sansa e100 review


SanDisk Sansa e100 Series SanDisk's first MP3 player, the Digital Audio Player , amazed everyone by quickly becoming number two in market share, though still well behind Apple's iPod. According to an NDP report, the aggressively priced flash-based...

Lightweight; supports DRM-protected WMA and Audible files; built-in FM tuner and stopwatch; decent navigational menus; expansion slot; attractive street prices.

Poor scrollwheel (for navigation and volume control); mediocre sound quality; no playlist support.

The SanDisk Sansa series will be the pick for those looking for an affordable WMA-friendly player packed with more features than the Apple iPod Shuffle, but if you want top-notch sound quality, stick with the latter.

May, 2005

Expert review by : ZDNet (

SanDisk Sansa Express


The SanDisk Sansa Express is a solid choice for those who need an ultra-convenient MP3 player with a decent smattering of features.

Features a handy plug-and-play design, Iinexpensive, Offers desirable extras, such as an FM tuner, support for protected WMAs, MicroSD expansion slot

Screen is tiny and capable of displaying only two colors, No album art or photo support

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Jim Adkins (monster-hardware)

SanDisk Sansa e140 MP3 Player


Oh, no, not yet another mp3 player review! I have read tons of them already. Why should I read this one? Well, for the same reason I wrote it, I hope--because with its SD slot and FM tuner the SanDisk Sansa e140 not only looks interesting it brings...

FM radio tuner ; SD expansion slot ; Decent battery life ; Easy to read LCD ; Basic features easy to use

Tiny USB cable ; SD card size limited to 2GB

If you don't yet own or are just looking to replace an aging .MP3 player you can't go wrong with the SanDisk Sansa e140 MP3 Player. I really have to nit pick to find much wrong with this package. For instance, the interface--while for the most part...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

SanDisk Sansa e140


The SanDisk Sansa e140 is a lightweight 1GB flash-based MP3 player that contains a fine set of features, including an SD memory expansion slot, but it...

Lightweight, SD card slot, stopwatch and FM radio

Bulky and cheap-looking, tacky controls, poor sound quality, poor supplied headphones, no playlist support

This lightweight unit has a couple of good features, but is plagued by multiple problems, including a poorly implemented scroll wheel, surprisingly poor sound quality and lack of playlist support.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Jasmine France (

SanDisk Sansa e140 (1GB)


Although it's an affordable flash player with a decent smattering of features, the e100 series won't win any awards for sound quality.

Lightweight ; Supports DRM-protected WMA and Audible files ; Built-in FM tuner and stopwatch ; Decent navigational menus ; Expansion slot

Poor scrollwheel (for navigation and volume control) ; Mediocre sound quality ; No playlist support

Sound quality is not impressive at all, despite the five EQs and the SRS Wow effects. Our test MP3s (which include Ikara Colt's "Don't They Know" and Bjork's "Headphones") sounded a bit dull, with noticeable background hiss. Also, the player couldn't...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Kylie Perrin (

SanDisk Sansa e140 Digital Audio Player 1GB


There are so many different types of portable media devices available to us today that I really wonder why you wouldnt want one to use. Surely there is something suitable amongst this large selection, for almost everyone. I know that a lot of these...

Overall the SanDisk Sansa e140 Digital Audio Player is a compact little player that still manages to pack quite a wallop. Its durable lightweight design lends itself to active use, such as exercising or jogging, while its navigation setup provides the...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

Great little player.


Player great for its time, these have been around several years. Have bought 3 of these. Gave 2 to my twin 6 yr old grandsons a couple of years ago. They were dropped, stepped on, covered with various foodstuffs (easy to clean) & used daily for over a...

Tough, expandable, FM, plays Audible, light weight

UI & screen could be better, sound is ok but not great (Sansa Clip sounds much better). no volume limiter

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

This is no good


Stay away from this product. Its very cheaply made and will not last long.

Good quality sound. Long battery life

The volume button is horrible. It'll burst your ear drum if you have nice ear buds. The screen broke when it fell out of my pocket. Very cheap and not durable what so ever

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Hard to like this player


I want to like this player, but can't. I curse it everytime it randomly ejects my sd card

one of the few remaining players with a full-size SD slot... great way to go if you already have a few SD cards lying around the house

Battery hog when reading from sd card. sd card (loads from the side of the unit) doesn't load flush and randomly ejects with minimal presure. very bulky compared to what's on the market today. Limited custom playlists. Accessories are unsatisfactory...

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Compact & Powerful



The e140 is a great little machine. Bought 2, and both worked great right out of the package. Nice features are that it can take a 1 or 2 gig SD card for more music. They are light and easy fit into a pocket. Controls are nice and not to small. Also,...

The USB cord could be a little longer

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

SanDisk Sansa e100 series of small, highly portable digital music players use embedded flash memory to store many hours of digital music. For an enjoyable music-listening experience, the new music players feature high-fidelity sound, a sophisticated yet easy-to-use song navigation and sorting system and a unique design that continues SanDisk's tradition of distinctive styling. The SanDisk Sansa players can store hundreds of songs and play up to 17 continuous hours on a single AAA battery. The new players feature an SD card slot to conveniently add more storage capacity, which can be significant since SanDisk and other companies have recently announced SD cards up to 2GB in capacity. The new players are designed to work seamlessly with a wide range of popular music formats such as MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) in both unprotected and protected files (such as those WMA files purchased from music service provider sites). The SanDisk Sansa music players include stereo headphones, carrying case with armband, USB 2.0 cable, AAA Battery and Install CD with value-added software. For added flexibility, they can be used as a USB storage device. Furthermore, the new industrial design was created with future accessory options in mind.


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Radio
Sound Effects:SRS WOW / TruBass
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio


Run Time (Up To):17hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Color of product:Black / Silver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:Audible / MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight




Energy Management

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Continuous audio playback time:15 / 16 / 32 / 8


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SanDisk Sansa

MD System

Type: None




Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Battery Type:AAA
Bit rate:128 Kbps / 128kbps
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000, XP\n / Windows XP
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.17 x 0.551 x 2.91 / 2.17 x 2.91 x 0.551
File type:MP3, WMA
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:Battery Charger port\nHeadphone jack\nUSB connection port / USB 2.0
USB cable:USB
Windows Media Player 10: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Technology:Alkaline
Continuous audio playback time:15 / 16 / 32 / 8


FM radio:No / Yes
Preset Station Qty:20
Preset stations quantity:20
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording:No / Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:1

System Requirements

Minimum processor:Intel Pentium / Pentium
Minimum system requirements:Windows 2000/XP\nCD-ROM drive \nUSB port / Windows Media Player 10+\nCD-ROM drive
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:0.716 / 0.945 / 1.8