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SanDisk Sansa Fuze review | Introduction

Published on: Friday, January 2nd 2009                   Written by: Martijn Kooijman - Photography by: Mark Peters

SanDisk Fuze review

S anDisk was founded in 1988 by Dr. Eli Harari. SanDisk is the inventor of flash memory cards, and is today's largest supplier of flash memory products in the world. Lately, SanDisk has obviously also been focusing on producing MP3 players. The SanDisk Sansa Series was launched into the market in one sudden blow, and the Sansa Fuze is already the next gem in this series. The SanDisk Fuze supposedly features an improved interface compared to its predecessor, the Sansa View, as well as an improved operating system to get this MP3 player ready to battle the third Apple iPod Nano generation. We are curious to see if the Sansa Fuze is able to go the extra mile and become the differentiated product of SanDisk. Read our full SanDisk Sansa Fuze review.

SanDisk Sansa Fuze review

 

SanDisk Sansa review : Fuze MP3 player

SanDisk Sansa review : Fuze MP3 player

Design of the SanDisk Sansa Fuze player

As for the design, the SanDisk Sansa Fuze is not that special; it is in fact rather standard. The design strongly reminds me of the Apple iPod, in particular its scroll wheel and the way the buttons are situated. The MP3 player features a glossy front containing a 1.9 inch screen. The dimensions of the SanDisk Fuze are 7.9 x 4.8 x 7.6 cm and the player weighs 56 grams. The SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 player is available in several bright colors such as pink, red and blue. In addition, the player also comes in two more sophisticated colors, black and silver. Besides the SanDisk Fuze media player of course, the package contains a USB cable, a headset, the quick user guide, and a CD with the manual in PDF format.

SanDisk Sansa Fuze review

SanDisk Sansa Fuze review

Music quality of the SanDisk Sansa Fuze

The music quality of the SanDisk Sansa Fuze is fine. However, the quality will not surprise or astonish you, in fact; if you're looking for perfection, then the Sansa Fuze is not it. The quality isn't quite a match for the Apple iPod or the Creative Zen X-Fi. You can really tell the difference when the SanDisk Fuze music player is connected to a speaker system. The sound of the music then becomes unclear and the high tones are being suppressed. Yet, despite all of this, the overall music quality is not that bad either. The SanDisk music player leaves behind a good impression. As for the included headset, the in-ear plugs fit nicely inside the ear and deliver a nice sound; also when connecting them to a different music source. The SanDisk Sansa Fuze supports the following formats: MPS, OGG, FLAC, WMA, secure WMA, WAV, Audible and MPEG4.

 
 
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