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I'm probably going to be in the search of a new Portable Music Player in the coming weeks. My 30g 5G iPod is on its last breath, and I don't expect it to be around for another 6 months. (Had it like 4-5 years)

What I am looking for;

Supports FLAC
Screen a must
Maybe a clip or supports a arm-strap (for the gym)
I'd like to only have 4, 8, or 16GB range (to keep the price down)
Needs to be Rugged, I will probably drop it once or twice a month
Android OS would be nice
Winamp support a must
High Quality Output a big plus
Something small is also a plus, if the arm strap thing won't work (pocket)

What I don't want;

Something flimsy
Something 60g+
Something that isn't well rated


I would have gotten a iPod Nano, but I don't believe it supports Flac, and it might get banged around a little. I really like the 7th G Nano, but I really need FLAC.

Any other ideas?

EDIT - Forgot to say that price is no object.
Edited by Caz - 10/23/11 at 6:51pm
    
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As if FLAC is necessary just to get you pumped in the gym.. pfft.

Regardless, I can't think of any rugged players that'll do FLAC right out of the box. You may be able to pick up an Archos or an old gen iPod, stick a tough case on it, then flash it with RockBox.
Edited by Broseidon - 10/23/11 at 6:18pm
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Quote:
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This^

Though I doubt you will notice a difference b/c mp3 and FLAC when working out lol
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Clip+.
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As if FLAC is necessary just to get you pumped in the gym.. pfft.

Regardless, I can't think of any rugged players that'll do FLAC right out of the box. You may be able to pick up an Archos or an old gen iPod, stick a tough case on it, then flash it with RockBox.
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Sandisk Sansa
Thanks guys. My thoughts;

First, I like the Sansa Clip+, it seems like a very logical option. Seems rugged enough, clip for easy holding onto. Seems really small, which is also good.

Next, I jam a lot in my car, and I can DEFINITELY tell when I have FLAC files. I jam to dubstep a lot, so FLAC is really important.

Lastly, I never knew about Rockbox, I will switch my current iPod over to it, and I will switch my Sansa to it when I get it.

Thanks so much for the advice.
    
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I have a Sansa Fuze 4GB (NOT Fuze+) that I don't use. Just sayin'.

As in, you could buy it off me for cheapliness.
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post #8 of 10
sansa FOR SURE, I bought one for like 25 bucks and then bought an 8gb micro sd card to pop in it, love it more than any ipod ive ever owned. comes without pesky itunes software too
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post #9 of 10
Sansa Clip+ is pretty good. I got the 4GB version for $25 on sale. The included AM/FM Radio is a plus so I can listen to the TV channels at the gym.

For $25 it really can't be beat.
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I have a Gen1 fuze with rockbox and its awesome. I also use my android phone with Google music. Even though I have lots of music on my phone, I also have lots more on the fly with Google music.
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