That isn't an iPod Classic, Creative Zen Vision:M or Cowon X7.|
Has to fit in my pocket, everything else I'm more flexible on. I'd really prefer a HDD-based player but the market for them is almost non-existent now as everyones moved on to flash memory. I'd much rather have the extra capacity of a hard drive. Archos players are the most obvious option but they seem to get mixed reviews.
Note on the Cowon X7; I've owned one for a grand total of approximately 2 weeks. And, unbelievably, it is already bricked and apparently irreparable. Transferred about a gig of media to it last night, let it do its database updating thing which should take no more than a few minutes at most at a time. Seems to have soft locked doing that (left it on overnight and it didn't move at all) and no amount of resets gets it past that point.
Usually I'd just think myself unlucky and have a word with the right people about getting it replaced but to be honest I've done some research into it and my problem is a pretty regular one. And by no means the only issue relating to build quality. Initial reviews of the thing are great, but it just doesn't look at all reliable in the medium to long term.
So 1/10 to Cowon for what is now an expensive eyesore (it's not a looker). 8/10 if it actually worked because the battery life and sound quality is amazing. And it's got 160GB capacity.
Edited by Syrette at 16:53:11 10-01-2012