I got a shuffle before the sansa clip, and the sound was enough good for me. I loved the build quality of it, and I was using it for jogging.
I managed to avoid the itune annoyance, by using a python script I found on the web : you drag & drop file, you run script (1 second), and it's done. Unfortunately one day, it began to perform erratically, I think by affecting the playback rate; anyway the sound became disastrous.
I don't know where the problem came from: perhaps by shaking up too much the player ?
The obvious advantage of sansa clip: no script to run, support of flac, small screen. I think the sansa clip have even smaller weight too. But I miss the classy design of the shuffle, and the aluminium chassis.
Edited by extrabigmehdi - 10/13/11 at 10:13am