It's probably an unfortunate title, but it's honestly how I feel. When a player offers wifi, free apps such as pandora/last.fm/slacker, numerous radio apps with the ability to record programs, has a service (Rhapsody) that for $10 a month puts millions of songs at your fingertips AND gives you the ability to download them via wifi instantly to your device for when you're away from a hotspot - what pmp is comparable to it?
I don't mean to sound like a "fanboy" or anything, but when people recommend other players (such as various cowon, or the Clip+/Fuze), and then when I look them up and realize they don't have something as beneficial as wifi and apps - is what they give over what I listed in the first paragraph really amazing enough to forgo that all?
I recently bought the clip+ due to recommendations of its "superior" sound quality...i've tried my ety ER4S, AKG K701s, and each and every time the ipod had it beat, the sound stage was wider and instruments were more clearer. If sound quality is a major gripe, there's always the $10 LOD from fiio.
So my question - what areas do other pmp's beat the ipod, and is it enough to forgo all the things the ipod has to offer?
Please don't say "sound quality" unless you've heard both!