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SanDisk SDMX1 (256 MB) MP3 Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 547 reviews of SanDisk SDMX1 (256 MB) MP3 Player. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and size. The sound and price also get good feedback, but the connectivity and reliability get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SanDisk SDMX1 (256 MB) MP3 Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 428 user reviews of SanDisk SDMX1 (256 MB) MP3 Player from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the size and portability. The sound and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (White)(Discontinued by Manufacturer)SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (White)(Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Jun, 2018

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Lasted a month


Cheap, lightweight

Would have been a great little player for holding all my music except that it broke a week after the 30 day warranty expired (no sound comes out, no matter what earphones I use.) ; There goes 15$ straight down the drain, you really have to doubt the...

Jul, 2009

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Recertified: SanDisk Black 1GB MP3 Player Sansa c240


Good little unit great easy to use windows vista and 7 picked up the device as soon as it was plugged in. I like the fact it has the micro sd slot can use it to expand it

Nothing as of yet will use sandisk in the future for mp3 player needs

Jul, 2009

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Rockbox OK on mine


Bought this to supplement my Rockboxed Sansa E260 which is a bit heavy for some applications. I still love the E260, but I love this little C240 too. It was worth the $13 gamble that it was a v.1. Newegg+Sansa+Rockbox=perfect world

Maybe I just got lucky, but mine is a v.1 so Rockbox works wonderfully on it. But like audiblu42 says, I have to do the magic Sansa Power/hold/left/plug ritual to get it into MSC mode, but once that was done, Rockbox installed no prob. Excellent sound...

As others have mentioned, no manual or software, and the earbuds went right into the trash ; RockDOOM is too small to see :)

Jun, 2009

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Great Deal!!


Great little cheap player that I'm overall pleased with. Sandisk needs to do a firmware upgrade for V2 and consort with RockBox on their release for V2. If you're having difficulty, avoid the Sandisk website and look to the help forums, you'll find an...

This thing is TINY! Great sound(with upscale earbuds) and radio reception is exceptional in my area. Memory is expandable and once you get famaliar with the controls, it's really easy to use

Refurbs don't come with a users manual, CD or lanyard. But, for the price, who cares? Earbuds are the worst ever and the two I bought both had V2 firmware so, no RockBox or menu selectable MSC mode (to sync with WMP). Instead, I have to lock and hold...

Jun, 2009

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Verry Happy


I bought it for podcasts and radio while commuting, but it is fine for music too.

The sound is really good. The design and menu is nice and having FM makes it a really good deal

When i plug in in, my computer sometimes loses it and then re-recognizes it as if it was unplugged for a sec. Not really a problem, just and anomaly. and I suspect its a software timing issue since the cable and connection looks solid. A more serious...

Jun, 2009

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Works well enough for me


Photo viewer seems worthless considering the size of the screen, but at the same time makes me wish it did video and text. Having to charge via USB gets to be bothersome.

Fairly quick charging and comfortable in one hand. A big step up from using my PSP as an mp3 player ; Fits easily into my pockets, quickly changes from radio stations. Battery life is fairly good, gets me through a day in what appears to be about half...

Can't use Rockbox, minor issue as I'm not familiar with the software but I was intending on using that firmware on one of these until I read through the user guide and found it doesn't work with the newer c240's ; Also gets poor radio reception in my...

Jun, 2009

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Works great for me.


The other guy may be correct about the pauses, but I think he took too many eggs for for such an issue. Use it the next time you get pulled over so if the cop isn't truthful with you your recording will reflect that.

I purchased this unit long ago at a closeout. I realize that most will use it for music, but with its mic it works great for dictation. I recorded college lectures that were just too much to comprehend all at once. Voice pickup was amazing. Go to any...

None, I'm buying another to get me through even longer lectures. The music player portion is a nice plus for later

May, 2009

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Cheap in Price and Quality


I got this player from an online promotion that essentially made it free. It sat around in a drawer in my desk until my main digital music player broke, at which time I started using this one in a purely temporary capacity. I would recommend it as a...

Lightweight, even for its small size. Decent battery life on a single AAA battery (10 - 16 hours). Easy to connect and upload songs, as the player registers as a common USB mass storage device. Buttons are easy to use but not easy to accidentally press

Mediocre sound quality. No automatic music library syncing (no specialized software whatsoever). No rechargeable battery. No method to queue songs (that I could find, at least) ; But the biggest con: Scrolling through your music library while listening...

May, 2009

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Oct, 2005

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Very disappointed


Small, good headphones

Does not play songs in correct order

Aug, 2005

Product Specifications

Take your favorite songs and radio on-to-go with this compact, easy-to-use MP3 player. Features: Plays MP3, WMA, and protected WMA DRM By capacity, holds large number of MP3/WMA songs and hours of playback (see above capacity matrix) Affordable, compact MP3 Player with color screen Color screen (up to 64,000 colors) displays Cover art and photo thumbnails Easy-to-use interface for sorting and playing back your music Digital FM tuner with 20 preset stations (European countries have an FM and non-FM version) FM 'on the fly' recording and voice recording Supports Subscription Music Stores High-speed USB2.0 for fast and easy file transfer Rechargeable and Removable Battery MicroSD Slot Capacity Matrix: MP3: Hours of Music Playback 16 Number of Songs 250 WMA: Hours of Music Playback 32 Number of Songs 500 *Approximation's based on 4 minute songs at 128kbps MP3, 64 kbps WMA. 1MB = 1 Million Bytes, 1GB = 1 Billion Bytes Minimum System Requirements Windows XP Windows Media Player 10+ CD-ROM drive USB 2.0 port required for hi-speed transfer Dimensions: 1.30"H x 3.10"L x 0.60"W Weight: 0.85 lbs Vendor Warranty Terms: 1 Year Parts and Labor


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


Color of product:White


Backlight: Yes
Display:LCD / OLED
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Continuous audio playback time:15 / 8
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / MP3, WMA


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Battery Type:AAA / Internal
Bit rate:128 Kbps
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2, Linux or Mac OS X 10.3
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.96 x 1.29 x 0.819
File type:MP3, WMA, WMA DRM
Headphone outputs:1
Music memory capacity, MP3:1000
Music memory capacity, WMA:2000
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Musicmatch Jukebox Software
Cables included:USB
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


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


FM radio: Yes

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSDHC
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:0.256 / 0.512 / 1 / 4

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements:Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP; Mac OS 9.2.x+, 10.1.2+\nIntel Pentium PC or equivalent; Macintosh computer\nwith USB support\nCD-ROM drive\nUSB 2.0 port required for Hi-Speed transfer

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:0.702 / 1.4