I vote "Other", but ZuneHD if you want an all-in-one PMP.
Originally Posted by Jack Mono
For the rest (WIFI, APPs, ebook, games etc) keep the iPhone, it is as good as it gets right now! Don't buy an apple product for music! They hurt my ears too, lifeless piece of crap. Pleasing to my eyes though.
I agree wholeheartedly about the apple products murdering music... I sold an iPhone 3G because well I liked the Android interface better, plus music sounded better on it to MY Ear when I borrowed a friends to test out.
The iPhone3G was too bright, tinny, and sharp/shrill. OH, and they forgot to solder the bass to the circuit board. Yup that about sums up my quick impression of a Yearlong Hate Affair with an iPhone 3G. Its fun for the interface, and apps though.
I feel, from the impression my friend gives of his S9 and his ZuneHD, I feel you may like the ZuneHD, or another more "musical" device:
1) Rarer, but TOPS: I have an iriver H140 and an H120 as a backup. They do line out and optical out to my iBasso D10 Cobra DAC/Amp.
2) New, In Production, and has A DAC/AMP and nice chips (OPA627AU) on-board. NUKES apple products, ZuneHD: HiFiMan HM-801
3) New, Economical: a Sansa, for instance the Clip+ 8GB just came out with an up to 16GB microSDHC card slot! That's 20GB of tiny and lots of music, FLAC as well with BIG sound.