Ever since I've gone into the audiophile market and bought a nice pair of good headphones that I use unamped, I've recently noticed that my 8 GB iPod Nano 4th Gen. is starting to fill up (see my profile pic :P). I bought it around Aug. 2009 as a replacement for my iPod Nano 1st Gen., 2 GB, and before that my 1st Gen., iPod Shuffle. Moving on, I've come to realize that I absolutely despise iTunes and the newest 6th Gen. Nano and its design. The 5th will forever be regarded as the best to me (camera, recorder, FM Radio that I've always died to have on an MP3...) I'm going to have trouble converting though, because I have some 800 songs in my iTunes Library and at least half of them were purchased from iTunes, not to mention the hundred or so that are so old they still are Protected.
I was going to get a Zune, but Cnet mentioned Creative as being the top MP3 brand in an affordable price range. To put it plainly, I would have gotten an 16GB iPod Nano had it not been an extra $50 I didn't even have. *sigh* But I'm much more willing now to invest time and effort in stabilizing my mp3 set-up and investing a good deal to get one that will last longer. Probably a 32GB set-up will be good for me, as I do enjoy replacing them from time to time but not every year or so. I was going to consider paying the money for a Fiio E7, but I've concluded that the first thing I need is a replacement MP3, or at least consider one. My headphones are the SRH-750Dj, and an amp is only as neccessary as I want it to be.