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SanDisk Sansa Express Black 2GB MP3 Player

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  • USB
  • 2GB
  • OLED

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The slim Sansa Express brings you so much more than MP3 playback! Its 4-line color display gives you all your track information at a glance, while simple tactile controls make it easy to navigate through Sansa's menus and features. Whether you want to soak in an audio book, or relax with your music library, the Sansa Express gives you big, bold sound. A digital FM tuner gives you an even wider range of listening options. There's also a built-in microphone for voice recording.

When you're ready to add music, just plug Express directly into your PC's USB 2.0 port and drag the files you want from Windows Media Player 10 onto the Express. The onboard flash memory stores 2 GB of music and photos, and the microSD slot lets you store all the additional content you could ever want. Because flash memory is impervious to vibrations and jarring, the Sansa Express is an ideal choice for your workouts, mountain bike treks and motorcycle rides. Enjoy rich digital audio at a bare-bones price!

  • newegg 2GB Storage Capacity with microSD Expansion With built-in 2GB flash memory and microSD card expandability, create a large collection of your favorite music, movies and photos on your SanDisk Sansa Express!
  • newegg Built-in USB Connector Connect the SanDisk Sansa Express directly to your PC for charging or transferring music files without the need for an additional USB cable.
  • newegg FM Radio with Internal Recording With the built-in FM radio, catch up on the latest sports results, listen to your favorite talk show or navigate your way out of traffic jams easily! An internal recording function is featured so you can record radio clips and listen to them repeatedly.
  • newegg Voice Recording Function Sing songs, dictate notes and record them onto the SanDisk Sansa Express for reminiscing at any time.
  • newegg Up to 15 Hours of Music Playback With the built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery, enjoy up to 15 hours of music playback! Long battery life ensures non-stop music enjoyment anywhere you go.


Sansa Express
Part Number


MP3 Player


Memory Type
Flash Memory
Memory Capacity
Expansion Slot
Micro SD


Display Type

Support Formats

Audio Formats


Audio Recording

Data Transfer

Connection Type
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP/ Vista


Headphones Jack
3.5 mm Stereo Jack


Battery Type
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life(Audio Playback)

Audio Properties



Tuner Bands

Minimum System Requirements

System Requirements Details
Windows Media Player 10+


Additional Features
World's First "direct connect" USB MP3 player with microSD expansion slot
microSD slot to expand your capacity and provide portability of music
Direct USB connector-No cable needed
New sleek, compact design
With this MP3 player you can enjoy music & FM radio
Built in Mic for Voice Recording
Four-line, bright OLED screen
Digital FM tuner, with FM recording
Simple to use controls for fast device interface navigation
Supports most subscription music stores

Dimensions & Weight

13.6 oz.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Lisa C.
  • 6/7/2008 10:08:04 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice little sporty player

Pros: Lightweight, quick charge that holds, very durable (it has been thrown on the ground many times as a result of my sporting activity and still works fine). Easy to use interface, find songs in playlist or chose what order you want them in; the earphone socket is on the correct side if for sports (some have it on the bottom, this does not loop around).

Cons: Have not found a sports case for it, maybe there is one but I can't find one.

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  • Mark W.
  • 3/24/2008 7:18:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsOn my third RMA

Pros: *Display is nice and bright
*good battery life
*great customer service (but needed far too often)
*Don't need to install any special software to use - can open it as a drive in windows/linux

Cons: I've had a Sansa Express for almost 9 months now, and made my purchase based on several glowing reviews of this product in the press.

There are a lot of little things that are annoying about this player, but the main problems are:
*poor build quality - one of the buttons actually fell into the housing when pressed (prompting the first RMA). There’s actually a fair amount of unused space within the housing which really surprised me, and led me to suspect the engineers/designers of this product didn’t put enough thought into the design of the components.
*easily corrupted file structure, bricking the unit both in terms of a computer and on its own as it won’t boot when powered on (2nd RMA + 3rd RMA)

Other Thoughts: Don't buy it - there are plenty of other good options out there for a mp3 player/fm radio.

Other issues I've found were:
*very unintuitive interface - the unit has 8 buttons, of which only three are really useful in navigation (and not the ones you would expect). Once you master the learning curve, it songs.
*Songs aren't arranged by file name, but must be tagged with track numbers in the metadata. Also note that the relatively common standard of including the total number of tracks racks in the tag (e.g. 1/12, ..., 4/12, ...) is not accepted and results in a random playlist.
*Tracks with a relatively long artist and title scroll across the screen only once, and start so far to the left that the first letters word of the title is often missed
*fm radio reception is rather poor and is also very frustrating to navigate between stations (if not in the presets)

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  • Chris E.
  • 1/17/2008 6:25:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: * Easily connects to any computer
* Easy to adjust volume/power/pause/skip tracks without looking
* Easy to play full albums (which I do a lot)

Cons: * Seemed to object to unmounting on a friend's mac (though technically, this is the OS's fault)

Other Thoughts: I haven't tried using a microSD card yet, or playlists, or recording voice, or much with the FM radio.

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  • Aaron O.
  • 12/8/2007 11:40:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot the best choice.

Pros: Halfway decent radio reception, equalizer, charges quick and lasts a long time.

Cons: Poor interface, horrible song detection, horrible firmware updates, shoddy build quality.

Other Thoughts: I wanted to roll back to my initial firmware as it performed a lot better than the new stuff but there appears to be no way to. My volume up button broke after two months, so I opened it up to pop it back in. All the buttons are attached by easily breakable micro solder joints. This is not how you build a small flash memory product, and SanDisk should know that.

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  • Lucas L.
  • 11/1/2007 7:35:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: Works well as a flash drive once you change the drive to USB Storage Device and an MP3 player. Portable Apps work well. If you have all your MP3s with correct ID3 tags this player works great. FM reception is as good as any. Haven't used it to record FM or Voice notes yet. Also haven't used the MicroSD yet but from online sources it works great and acts as one device when a card is used. Sound quality is as good or better as my old Zen Xtra, even with lower bitrate MP3s. Newegg service is good as always. Drive transfer speed is fairly fast, faster then my 2GB flash drive I have.

Cons: A lot of reviews say it dies after a couple months, let's hope mine isn't the case, this is also why I bought from Newegg. Playlist implementation is a little difficult. Headphones aren't great quality, go out and get some Shure headphones for better quality. I missed the sale on the 1GB version so I decided to go with the 2GB version.

Other Thoughts: You can easily change the driver that is used from MTP to MSC. Search at for instructions. After this is done portable apps can be run off the drive just like a flash drive. Happyfish can be used to sync podcasts easily.

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  • Carl H.
  • 10/12/2007 6:50:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood value

Pros: Easy to use. good battery life. bright LED display. sounds great

Cons: limited browsing capability. software provided sucks

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  • Joshua K.
  • 10/8/2007 3:27:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFolder structure bites

Pros: base features, recording, mp3, FM tuner

Cons: I have to agree, the inability to browse by file structure makes this product junk. If you don't have the ID3 tags on ALL your mp3s set correcty by ALBUM and TITLE and ARTIST, trying to find the song you want to play will be a freakin chore.

Other Thoughts: Did they actually test this player with regular people? Apparently not.

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  • andrew z.
  • 10/5/2007 6:28:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small, light, nice screen

Cons: These are BIG cons, as I am an audio book maniac:
1. does not have the ability to play in a folder structure
2. does not play the numbered files you upload in order....I will give you an example; e.g., imagine listening to Dark Side of the Moon, starting at the last track......This player's firmware is not right. I HAVE REGRET.

Other Thoughts: COWON.
I had to bite the $$ on this one. I am very regretful.
good luck.

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  • samuel f.
  • 9/22/2007 7:01:53 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsmp3

Pros: This is an awsome mp3 player i have it it rocks out.

Cons: Well the only bad thing is relly that it slides right throw the hole in my hoddie and went right in to the towlet and thats what happen to mine.

Other Thoughts: Other then that its awsome

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