I purchased a Sans Clip + in October 2012 to replace a dying Cowon C2 and was, for a time very happy with it : it sounded fine, I liked the price, the form factor, the SD slot and the Rockbox magic. A perfect way to listen to music on the go.
Alas, a couple of months later, the headphone jack started giving me headaches: no more sound on the right channel.
As the thing was well under warranty, I sent it back to Amazon for a replacement.
And now, seven months later, what do you know, the headphone jack is starting to give out again. Which is maddening, given I've taken VERY good care of it (for instance, I've NEVER removed my on-the-go headphones from it, a pair of HD-25s, not once, not even when charging the playing).
I've now started thinking about a replacement. I'd really like to find a player that shares the Clip Plus' qualities (SQ, FLAC capacity, Micro-SD slot, and if at all possible, cheap price), but without the dubious reliability.
What should I look out for, knowledgeable reader ?