I'm looking to upgrade from my phone (Windows Phone with 8gb internal and 16gb MicroSD, takes up to 32 but I'll fill that up quickyl too so I wanna get a dedicated player) to a good portable media player, maybe for <$150 or so. I could use a Zune 80/120, but I'm worried about having a line out for if I want an amp later on, and I'd like a good DAC too. I know of the Fostex HP-P1 and iPod Classic, but I want something now and I can't afford $250 for an iPod Classic right now, and all the used ones are not that great (lots of scratches dents etc) and that combined with having to switch to iTunes (and convert my library) makes me want to look elsewhere if possible.
Anyone know any good FLAC (or WMAL) players that have lots of storage, above 64GB (like 80/120/160) and/or can take a large memory card? I think the HM-801 can only take 32gb sd cards, and I'd like to keep everything on one. I know there's the Cowon X7, but that doesn't have a line out. Does amping out of the headphone jack really work as well as people say it does on that? Would it be good enough to drive headphones anyway? I'll probably want some decent full size headphones soon, i.e. M50s, Philips Fidelio (whatever they were), Koss PortaPros or something else foldable or that I can keep around my neck.
Thanks for any help guys!
Edited by jtaylor991 - 9/4/12 at 2:01pm