I am looking for a cool mp3 player, just for the road.
as is found no thread about this topic, i wanna hear your opinions about mp3 players? is there an alternative to the ipod (which, how i heard hasn't the best OPamp) ? Make these "Headphone Amplifier Docking Stations" sense? what are your experiences with the recent Sony Walkmen (not a typo, its plural )
Would be great to get some suggestions. whats important to me, is format compatibility (wav and/or flac support), sonoric quality and battery life.
When I was looking for an inexpensive mp3 player, I kept stumbling upon great reviews of the Sanza Fuse (and Clip, since they share the same audio guts).
They would often be used by people who also used $300+ mp3 players and apparently very much held their own despite being less than a third of the price.
I've had mine for over three years and it's traveled around the world with me. Very very few glitches and it's looking pretty beat up now, but works like a charm and sounds great (I use it with Fischer Audio Eterna earbuds and AT ATH-M50s). I'd highly recommend it.
And yes, it plays WAVs. Not sure about FLAC.
Absolutely the best (sounding) mp3 player is getting hard to find because they are not in production anymore. The best (Sound) go's to Zune HD; the reason why is because your music or video files can download as bigger files than say your ipod, causing higher resolution. Again we are not talking storage capacity but they are good on that also. I like Apple too but as far as sound or video go's Zunes are more vivid because more info is able to be downloaded into one single file.