I got my e250 for christmas from my boyfriend, I am also a first time user and its really easy to use. Transferring songs is soo easy because I am very like mp3 player illiterate. Its just a click and drag system and its easy to listen to music on it. The color screen is amazing. My boyfriend who has the ipod video has sated many times that he wants my mp3 player over his ipod video.the base on the earbuds is really good with an easy to use menu.. u just chose from video, music, radio, photos or settings. And from each subtitle such as music it has album, songs and artists and everything is so easy to do. I would recomment this player, unless you hear something better from the other one, but for that little amount of money extra why not grab the one with video capabilities.
Jessica - feel free to ask me anything else u need to know.
I'm been searching and researching online buying my first mp3 player. I've been to stores and looked at a few and narrowed it down to liking the Sandisk Sansa e250 (with music/photo/video) or the c250 model from them (music/photo). I read good reviews on this site about both. I really only wanted a player to listen to my music. I have just under 350 files that I downloaded years ago in college that I have on my computer that I want on a player to take with me. I don't need to have photos or videos on it since I don't even download videos from online and I have my digital camera for photos. But Best Buy has the e250 on sale for $109 and the c250 for $90. The difference used to be $40, now only $20, so it seems like I should just splurge for the one with video too just in case I ever want that capability (pay $20 more now so I don't spend more later for a new player).
I'm just wondering if users of either model can tell me the quality of the sound and ease of use (since I'm new to this). Is sound better with the c250 or is there less chance of a malfunction since there is less to do with it? If I don't need video capability should I just get the c250? I think I want the e250, unless someone who has it can tell me something bad about it as far as sound quality or it being hard to arrange or playback songs since music is why I want it. Also let me know if there are any other suggestions for a first time user who primarily wants it to be easy to transfer songs, find what I want, and listen to it and have it sound good.
Thanks for any help.