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Sandisk Sansa e250

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sandisk Sansa e250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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SanDisk Sansa e250R Rhapsody (2GB)


The Sansa e200 series has made huge waves in 2006. Launched as the world's highest-capacity flash player at 6GB, the feature-filled e200 later soundly beat Apple to the 8GB milestone . Now a special version of SanDisk's flagship player, the Sansa e200R...

The compact SanDisk Sansa e200R Rhapsody can play back music, video, and photo files and is available in capacities of up to 8GB; works well with Rhapsody; includes dual Rhapsody and PlaysForSure mode; includes an FM tuner, a voice recorder, and...

The SanDisk Sansa e200R Rhapsody's tactile scrollwheel is both a blessing and a burden; must convert photo and video files using bundled Sansa software; occasional low-level system noise underneath audio; proprietary USB dock connector; no AC adapter...

Thanks to an improved feature set and GUI, the Rhapsody version of the flagship Sansa player is better than the original.

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SanDisk Sansa e250 (2GB)


Editors' note: 10/10/06 CNET has adjusted the score of the Sansa e200 series from 8.3 to 8.0 in light of the arrival of the Sansa e200R Rhapsody, which scores slightly higher (8.3) than the e200.

The SanDisk Sansa e200 series combines copious features such as subscription compatibility, an FM tuner/recorder, voice recording, and photo and video playback into a compact and durable device. We like the tactile navigation wheel, as well as the...

No AC adapter in package; the buttons surrounding the SanDisk Sansa e200's scrollwheel can be difficult to press; the mechanical scrollwheel can tire out some thumbs; photos and video must go through conversion with bundled software; the expansion slot...

The SanDisk Sansa e200 series offers a boatload of features for a reasonable price, in a package that is much nicer than that of past SanDisk models. For those looking for a high-capacity, compact, skip-free MP3/WMA player, start with the e200 series.

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SanDisk Sansa m250 (2GB)


At 3.1 by 1.7 by 1 inches, the SanDisk Sansa m200 isn't the sleekest flash player around, but it's feathery light at 1.3 ounces with a AAA battery installed. Though the buttons are made of cheap-looking plastic, and the body feels flimsy, the overall...

Available in up to 4GB capacity; solid value; includes FM tuner and voice recorder; compatible with WMA DRM 10 (Janus) and Audible files; decent controllers; on-the-go playlists.

Bulky (but lightweight); no line-in recording; poorly backlit display; only one quality option for voice recording.

With its many features as well as its compatibility with audiobooks and subscription-based music, the SanDisk Sansa m200 series is an overall great value.


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Review: SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 player


Because C.Crane Company does not make SanDisk Sansa e250 I would like to thank them for sending me this to review. Without their support this review would not be possible. If you like this review and are interested in purchasing this MP3 player, then...

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SanDisk Sansa e260 review (e200 series)


This review was updated 6/22/06. See the comments section on the Conclusion page for the changelog. Introduction SanDisk quietly entered the digital audio scene last winter with their affordable �Digital Audio Player� line. Two more dirt cheap,...

With the Sansa e200 series SanDisk has created their most compelling MP3 player yet. It lives up to the hype in that it is easy to use, well-designed, and feature-filled, something few players on the market can accurately claim. It's not quite a...

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Sandisk Sansa E250 (2gb)


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Sandisk Sansa M250 2GB SDMX3-2048-A18


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Great little player, no frills.


This is a nice basic player that lets you listen to music in album format or in shuffle, or you can make your own playlists.. Also records sound, holds photos, has an AM/FM radio and can use an SD card

Takes a while to boot up if you have 2 gigs of music on it

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Sansa E250R rocks any iPod released in the same year.


Even without the Click Wheel, Sansa rocks any other iPod (released in the same year) with its functions.

Good iPod-like interface ; Memory card entrance ; FM recording

Video is played with low bitrate ; Rhapsody doesn't work well sometimes

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A Great Device, especially for the frugal.


A great product, for an extremely cheap price. Frugal people will DEFINITLY enjoy something to this extent. Although it's not next gen like the iPod Touch or the Zune HD (Unreleased) and doesn't have a touch screen, it's size and flat-out features make...

Great Navigation System, Expandable Memory is great for those who have a large collection of music and/or videos, FM Radio for those who enjoy discovering new music, Slick design with convenient wheel (much better then the iPod), Decent battery life

When using expandable memory, the player takes a long time to load music (Larger = Worse). Text/Pictures on the buttons wear off, Fast Forwarding through movies is annoying (Very slow, you must hold the button)

Product Specifications

The Sansa e200 Series MP3 players are the flagship products of SanDisks audio line. Created by the leaders in flash memory, this flash-based player provides everything you need for music, photo, and video clip playback. The very attractive, sleek design includes a 1.8 TFT color screen with advanced navigational features and an easy to use interface. You can also avoid scratches and cracks with the durable metal backing. The Sansa e200 provides superior sound playback and supports Microsoft PlaysForSure subscription music. The SanDisk Media Converter supports most image formats to enjoy photos and small personal videos.

Audio Input


Audio System

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

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB


Model:E250/Sansa Speaker Dock
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SanDisk/SanDisk Sansa


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker System Type:Portable speakers