Need some help deciding what MP3 player and portable amp I should get to go with my
Yes, I use clip+ with TF10. You won't find better player for 30$. Or if you are comfortable with using AAA batteries I suggest to buy Rio Forge. Yes, it only supports 2GB cards but it's deffenitely worth it, it just sounds awesome.
The port may not be "officially" stable yet, but it works just fine. I've been using it on multiple Zips for months.
That's good to know. Do you think the Clip+ and Zip sound any different SQ wise?
They both have the same AMS chip inside. With Rockbox installed, no difference at all. After about a week of Rockbox running on the Zip, I sold my 2 year old Clip+ with no regrets.