Originally Posted by NoxNoctum
I need a music player mostly for work and possibly working out/running (though that's secondary---if I need to I can get something else just for that), that's at least fairly portable, and somewhat durable. My biggest concern though is excellent sound quality. Decent storage size would be nice, though I don't intend to fit all my music collection on it. Being able to play flac and a variety of lossless and non-lossless music files is a big plus.
I'm leaning towards the iPod nano at the moment, but I haven't really had time to look into this too much so I'm sure there are better alternatives with better sound quality and possibly cheaper. I have no need for something that can play video, apps, netflix etc. This is just for my music.
Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip 4GB, Rockbox it, add a 16GB or 32GB Micro-SD memory card, total should be under $70, maybe even under $60.
If you looking for headphones, JVC HA-S500 folding headphones, $60.