You're not wrong. It's ok if you aren't as enthusiastic about audio / gear as many other people are around here. If you combine enthusiasm with not having or wanting to spend too much money (for portable) isn't it logical to go for the device with the best performance/$ ratio, i.e. the best in that scenario?
I do prefer my equipment to reproduce music well and also be designed well. It don't think it's a secret that some people can enjoy music more with equipment they like, even if it doesn't sound much different with technically worse equipment.
But if we all were just looking for a player that just plays music... what are we doing here then? You cannot say people don't care about transparency, else we'd all be listening to 128 kbps mp3s.
I'm sorry for derailing this thread, but the last couple of posts about Clip's eq sucked anyway. :P
Edited by xnor - 5/27/10 at 6:45am