My last mp3 player was my beloved Meizu M6 Miniplayer - but it's dead now :( I'm after something to replace it and was hoping for some advice. My only requirements are: non-proprietary cable, drag & drop file transfer, decent quality sound, reasonable interface, smallish size (ie not as big as a smartphone). I don't need to watch video on it or browse the internet or anything like that, I just want it to play mp3s - howvever a reasonable 2.8" screen would be nice. 16GB+, or any capacity plus SD expansion.
Players I've looked at:
Cowon i10 and i9: I was about to grab one of these, but the proprietary cable is a massive no.
Sandisk Sansa Clip+: A little too small, and my friend has had about 5 over the past 2 years, each developing a fault of some sort.
Fiio X3: A little too expensive.
Cowon D20: From what I've read, the interface sucks and I'd rather not have touchscreen controls.
So I begun looking at some Sony players, but I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around their product families... if Sony is a reasonable choice, please could someone point me in the right direction? If Sony is a bad choice, perhaps you could recommend something else?
Thanks in advance :)