Hello once again Head-Fi!
I haven't been around here for quite some time, but now that my Sansa Fuze is starting to show it's age, I'm looking for something to replace it.
The power/lock slider is really worn, the battery life has degraded over time and I just feel like trying something new.
I've really enjoyed my Rockbox'ed Fuze over the last 5 or so years. It has made me appreciate the brand and that's why I've started looking into their current players.
I'm looking for an easy-to-use player that's reasonably cheap, has great sound quality and has good battery life. Great audio playback has my priority, video playback is not very important.
I'm willing to spend up to 60 euro's (roughly 80 dollars). My main music interests are rock, alternative and electronic.
I've been looking at the Clip+ and Clip Zip primarily, after reading some bad feedback on the Fuze+.
Only thing that concerns me on these players is battery life. I've also read that these players have a more mid-focused sound signature.
I wouldn't particularly mind this, as I do find the Fuze to sometimes lack a bit in musicality. The overall sound signature is rather flat, according to my ears.
I'm currently using MEElectronics M11+ in-ears and primarily listen to music while commuting.
Will the Clip+ or Clip Zip fit my bill, or are there other devices out there that fit my needs better?
EDIT: ...and my 200th post! What a coincidence. :)