I currently have the Nationite S:Flo 2, which I use portably with my Pioneer HDJ-2000.
I am looking for a replacement for this as while the sound quality is decent (and it was good value for money) a few things bother me:
No lock function, I have to wait a minimum of 6 seconds for it to lock itself.
The library is arranged by the order files were copied to it, not alphabetically.
The interface is sluggish
Copying files is also slow
My needs (in no particular order):
MP3+FLAC playback, preferably gapless. WMA would be a bonus, but isn't essential.
A fast, simple UI
Decent equalizer and/or effects/presets
Either over 16GB storage space, or 16GB with an expansion slot
3.5mm Line out
As little hiss as possible
Library that can be viewed either by folder structure, or artist (a-z)->album
8 hours+ battery life
Fast to copy files to (I change my music around often, the larger the capactiy of the PMP, the less this would be an issue)
No bigger than the S:Flo 2
And of course, sound quality equal to or greater than the S:Flo 2
I'm not a fan of an overly bright sound.
Drag-and-drop for copying files, no extra software in the way.
The headphones I own and am interested in are around 30 ohms impedance (Ultrasone, Audio-Technica, etc.).
I will not be using it as a video player.
At the moment my budget is £200 max. (I know how good you lot are at raising people's budgets, but this is all I can consider for now)
If the budget allows me to pair it with an amp that fits with it in my pocket easily, then that is also an option.
What are your recommendations?
(Thanks for checking out my thread!)
Edited by P4Z - 9/23/10 at 1:10pm