I'm looking at both of these DAPs as an alternative to an ipod. I definitely would like an Android device as I already own an Android phone and am very familiar with the OS. Also, my phone's battery and SQ definitely pale in comparison. What I'm looking for advice on is the SQ, battery life, sd card slot, screen, FLAC playback, etc.
I want to know whether one outshines the other in SQ by leaps and bounds and which has better features in the above mentioned categories. There is also quite a difference in the price point, with the Samsung being cheaper than the Sony.
What has everyone's experience been? If you own one or both, would you switch or stay with what you have? Does one respond to an external amp better or is it not needed for casual listening? I plan on using lossless music, good headphones (allen & heath xd-53) and an IEM for the gym (SoundMagic E30). I'm not an audiophile but I do enjoy and notice good SQ. And yes I'm a basshead to some degree. I can't say I love head thrashing bass but a deep warm bass is always welcome. Just wanted to give a little background which may or may not alter the buying choice between the 2 options.