Thanks alot for your response(s).
As far as the Sony X goes, am I correct in stating that it is no longer in production? Also, is that a TouchScreen device? I am not really wanting another touchscreen device if I can avoid it. I've read about how some of them (if they are too overly sensitive) can skip to another song even while you leave the device sitting in your pocket, for example.
I've been doing a lot of reading up. So far, it is almost impossible to beat the reviews given by people (mostly on Amazon) who have bought the Cowan iAudio 9 (on the basis of SQ, alone, that is). But alas, as it turns out the iAudio 9 is, of all things. . .a touchscreen device. . .arrgggghhhh!!!
So, I don't know what I'm gonna do, as of yet. I'll keep reading up and doing research for now. Not going to rush into anything at the moment. I've read that the SQ of both the Sony E series and S series is really great, and no touchscreen!! So, while I've got my eye on those 2 options, I am still looking into the Fuze+, as well (I have decided the Clip+ is probably not for me --- I don't need a clip on the back (which I'll probably never use, btw) that I can't remove). I also like the bigger screen and overall form factor of the Fuze+ (vs. that of the Clip+).
But when all is said and done, I might just give in, and get me the iAudio 9, after all (despite the (touch)-screen, because it doesn't seem like I'm going to find anything with as good SQ in this price range.
Maybe the Sflo:2. . .any ideas? Does anyone know where to buy them? I can't find anyplace online. . .are they even supported (ie --- warranty, customer service, etc.)?
Edited by Louis8ball - 8/22/11 at 9:20am