Hah, I know what you mean! In answer to your first question, I saw the J3 price on Amazon (Don't know if its still available). In answer to the second, I found s:flo2 on mp4nation where they have a huge variety of players. I haven't received it yet though, so I guess it takes a while -- they periodically order big batches from China? I am also a bit concerned about the UI, but at that price and with the enthusiastic recommendation of many people here, I'm willing to give it a try. I'm also giving the HM-601 a try, got tired of waiting for the S:Flo2 and I kept reading the Hifiman HM-601 review thread and couldn't stand it anymore. I ordered one a couple of days ago! As I understand it, the UI on the 601 is a little easier to use and the sound is a bit warmer, price is roughly $100 more -- I aim to find out for myself which one will go best with my brand new JH16s!
Where the heck do you get a 32GB J3 for $220?
And the post that said you more you research the unhappier you'll be is 100% true. I have no clue what the hell I should get again, there are too many choices. Was thinking the Sflo2 but don't even know where to get one, and worried about the UI.