Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie
What are some good value DAP's from $100 to 700? I was looking at Iriver AK100 but there must be something as good for a much lower price right? I'm not really caring about SQ, but a decent battery life and storage (MicroSD) are needed. Can you suggest something within this range?
And no video player is needed.
The Clip+ has very good SQ, is cheap, and has micro sd. Whether it has decent battery life depends on your definition of "decent" and what iems/headphone you are driving and how loud you like your music:
.. Call the battery life 8 to 15 hours depending on those factors (and, interestingly, the file type you play back.) You should tend more to the 15 than 8 if you choose your IEMs for efficiency rather than sound quality, unless you like hearing damage levels of volume.
The Clip is arguably always the first player to try if you don't need movie playback because it combines cheap with high quality playback (which you don't care about, but there you go.) The Fuze is the same sound quality and has better battery life but the current model's touchpad interface is almost universally loathed.
Edited by scuttle - 2/7/13 at 8:36am