hi all, first post.
my ipod nano has become really unstable so i wanna get something new.
i really don't care about video at all. i'm not gonna be watching videos on the move. photos, maybe, occassionally, but i have a smartphone for that.
after reading these forums a bit, i am interested in:
- sansa clip/fuze
- iriver e30
i will be using this mostly on the train/commuting and when jogging. when jogging i will be using cheap panasonic earbuds (not in-ear style), but when commuting and when at home i wanna plug in my grado sr80s. i have a cmoy amp that my bro made for me but it's actually driving my HTPC speakers at the moment.
i listen to a large variety of music. i know everyone says that but i often listen to jazz (davis, fitzgerald), big band (sinatra), punk and metal, indie/folk, and heavy electro house in the same day. often on the same trip.
the amp3 in particular looks right up my alley: no frills and just great audio quality. BUT seriously where can you buy these things? can somebody give me a link to a webstore that ships to australia/japan? how much do they even cost? are they always in stock or do they go in and out?
otherwise i would probably be aiming at one of the sansa models for simplicity. i read that they sound pretty good without using a headphone amp. i assume this means they could easily handle my grado sr80s. unfortunately i can't seem to find them readily available in japan.
for the all-out experience i'm also keen on the s:flo2 but i don't really feel like waiting until november or whatever until new stock comes in to mp4nation.
the iriver e30 is going really cheap over here in japan, and looks like a pretty safe bet. however, i can't find much info on it on these forums, so i'm not expecting stellar sound quality. can anybody provide some quick insights?
please give me some suggestions based on all that info. fwiw, my first mp3 player was an iriver clix and it remains the best one i have ever used or owned. the UI was superb. i wish something as simple and well-made as that was still around.
Edited by ext23 - 9/8/10 at 1:16am