Preface: About a year ago, I bought a pair of JVC FXT90s and decided I was going to stop wasting money into audio for a while (and waste it on other things). About a month ago, the 3.5mm jack on my iPod Classic decided it was time to stop working on the right channel, and just last Friday, I grabbed my JVCs from my desk in a hurry because I had overslept and ripped the left earpiece clean in two, divorcing drivers from wires. After my entire portable rig crapped the bed within the space of a month, I figured it's time for me to get back into the game.
Now I'm looking for a source to pair with my new GR07s. I've read the Colorfly C3 thread, and I was considering it - I can live with a tiny screen and unresponsive buttons, but the C3 also doesn't support sorting by ID3 tags, and I just can't put up that. In terms of folder structure, my music collection is a trainwreck, but it's all pristinely tagged, so I need a good sounding DAP that lets me browse my music by tags. What options do I have? The only things that come to mind right now are the Clip Zip (maybe with amp), the HM601, and the new FiiO X3. As for budget, I'd like to keep it around $200 (USD). Is there anything else on the market for me?