Is it just me or is there a big gap between the Sandisk players and the next best thing, the X3 and the Dx50? My Clip zip just took an unfortunate fall so I was looking into replacements. At the bottom end of the market Sandisk is still there but most other options seem to have died out.
Then you get a lot of nothing before at 200 euros official retail the X3 appears... and then prices skyrocket from there. (1200 euros for an iriver with a fancy name?!)
I'm wondering what the best option is now. Get another clip and a silicon guard for it? Or splurge on an X3 and take the risk it's bass heavy? Or possibly hunt for a cowon x5 for a decent price and rebuild it.
Edited by wijnands - 12/26/13 at 2:07am