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[Help needed] Finding a budget portable audio player

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Hello everyone,

 

this is my first post on these forums and right off the bat I would like to trouble you for some help in finding a portable player. :)

 

Required (all)

- 4 GB or more

- has a relatively big display; min 4-5 lines

- has basic Artist/Album sorting/navigation

- drag&drop; does not require additional software to transfer music

- around $40

 

Preferable (any)

- physical buttons instead of touchscreen

- plays FLAC or AAC

- SD card slot

- USB connector (any subtype)

- relatively known brand; doesn't have to be top tier

 

Not important at all

- battery life; can last as short as 4-5 hours

- advanced playlist operations

- all other features except playing audio

 

As you may have noticed I'm aiming for a budget device. Would be buying the thing over ebay. Feel free to put links on ebay listings if you find or recall something.

 

Was thinking about SanDisk Sansa Fuze+, but its supposedly slow software and clunky touchpad are a big turnoff.

 

I will be very grateful if you could share some suggestions and any additional thoughts you may have, including criticisms.

 

Cheers.


Edited by fapear - 4/2/14 at 10:28am
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What about the Sansa Clip Zip? It literally checks every box. 

 

- 4GB 

- Has a 4 line display

- Has basic Artist/Album sorting/navigation

- Drag & drop

- Around $40

 

- Physical buttons 

- Plays FLAC or AAC (only one I'm not sure about)

- Micro SD card slot

- USB connector 

- Known brand

 

- Battery life: 15 hrs

- Advanced playlist operations

- Other features: Radio, Books, Voice, Sport.


Edited by halfinfinity - 4/2/14 at 10:48am
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