Sad to hear that you didn't like the clip zip. I have been using the clip zip with the rockbox firmware ever since I bought the player, so it might sound different or better than what you're hearing with the stock firmware.
1. You mentioned that you bought some pearstone pads recently. Mind comparing those to the m50 pads?
2. Do you think the clip zip would benefit from a portable amp? If so, which one would you recommend?
Edited by sunfizz98 - 9/21/12 at 9:29pm