I am looking to get an mp3 player again. I have terrible luck with them and have been without for about two years. My last ipod classic was stolen and the video before that konked out on the logic board so its been probably 5 or 6 years since I have had a steady constantly working music player. I searched around and have done this in the past and find that most things are either way out of my price range, or incredibly small on the storage. I like to have ALL of my music ALL the time. Ive done smaller players and find myself changing music constantly or setting it aside because Im too lazy to keep changing out the entire drive. I have somewhere around 60-80gb of music. I am only gonna be listening to music. No movies or anything like that. I am fine using just 320kb mp3s although i do have another 30gbs or so of flac but I have found that they take up too much room on a portable so they have all been converted to mp3s.
I listen mainly on my ath-m50 and I just got a pair of sennheiser cx685 for jogging and the such. I dont have any portable amps. Sound quality wise I have only had an ipod. At home I run schiit modi out of my computer through a ****ty HTIB receiver to a set of BA a-70s and have been happy with that. I also have a basic SQ set up in my car as well.
Basically I am wondering if there is anything better than an ipod classic for the price. They are going used from gamestop for around 70$ right now and I have seen that they are rockbox able if I ever do that. Everything else i found is either too small, too expensive, or no longer produced. Some points in the right direction would be great. Trying to keep the budget under $150.