Hey guys, my fiancee and I are looking for a good portable music player. Unlike with the headphone threads, I can't seem to find many threads here that are kind of an aggregation to make things easier to digest. So instead, I'll just ask for some advice. We'll listen mostly with IEMs, from Ultimate Ears TripleFi to many others. I also have the HiFiMan HE-300 and HE-400 that I'd like to use with the player. All of my music is FLAC. Here's a few things that are important to me ..
- Dependability. I feel like I'm cursed sometimes and my things break. I need dependability.
- Responsive. I don't want to feel like I'm using an archaic device .. I want fast navigation.
- Simple. If there is something with a full, nice screen with album art and all that, then great. If not, and it's all done on a smaller screen through text and stuff, it really needs to be painless to get through it.
- Expandable storage. I think I'll have around 30GB of music on it at any one time.
- Price Range: Under $350. If what I'm looking for can be found for $100 though, don't recommend me something else!
I'd love a few solid recommendations so I could check them out and see what I like. The leg work on this is a little daunting. Thanks!