I am going to purchase either the HM-601 or iPod Classic (as it stands).
Unimportant Factors to me:
Size of device
Storage capacity (iPod is obviously superior, but I could alays get a couple SD cards for the HM)
Price (they are both about $250)
Compatibility with my Sennheider HD25-1 ii's
The most significant reason I am debating between the 2 is the sound signature. Reviews of the HM-601 suggest it
has a very warm sound, not very neutral...
I am not sure which I would necessarily prefer to be honest.
I would also be willing to hear recommendations on other players (bearing in mind the above important factors),
as long as they are $300-350 or less in price.