Thanks for the reply. So, if I don't understand wrong, if you are connected to your local network you can use power amp to reproduce streaming audio? Have you tried the PlugPlayer version for Android?
Samsung seems like a good alternative, but I'm not ready to replace the iTouch yet. Maybe in the future. About the battery life, maybe a stationary solution can be a dock to charge the device standing in a strategic place, like the living room
OK I had to double-check this to see what options I am given when I try to open an audio file when in ES Explorer browsing my Music server on my server (LAN). Sadly, the only options I am given are BubbleUPnP and ES Music Player. So I have to retract my previous comment where I stated specifically you can use PowerAmp to listen to music on LAN. Sorry. As for PlugPlayer, no. I have not tried it on Android (only iPhone and iPad when I had them; and it was not nearly as feature-loaded and bug-free as BubbleUPnP). I honestly don't think anything can top PowerAmp. For a while there I went on a mission to find something better. Downloaded a bunch of music players (some of which were paid versions) including the one called Neutron (or something along these lines) as it was recommended by a few. The UI on that was too busy and the EQ options were too limited and appeared useless--just my personal opinion based on several hours I spent playing with it. YMMV of course. Again, sorry for the misinformation!