Originally Posted by bik2101
i've been out of audio for a while but trying to find something for a friend. looking for a DAP, preferably one with expandable memory that can also do lossless.
I would have recommended him a cowon J3 but i'm seeing that they are now discontinued. any recommendations? he doesn't have too much music, but has some stuff in lossless format that he'd like to keep that way. the J3 would have been ideal
Cowon C2 or Colorfly C3. Both can play lossless and both will take 64Gb sd-cards (if formatted as FAT32 in a PC first)
The Cowon C2 player has more functionality if your friend wants things like gapless playback or playlists etc. and has more scope for shaping the sound with its wide ranging technologies such as BBE+ and custom EQ's.
The Colorfly C3 is geared towards audiophiles, and lacks some of the functionality (no gapless, playlists or custom EQ) of the C2, but is capable of better sound quality on the whole. It is also cheaper than the Cowon.