Hey from NZ,
I'm looking for a mp3/portible music player. I'm not worried at all about movies, and good audio quality is the main aim.
Most of my music is in flac, though It wouldn't bother me to convert to apple loseless if I went down the iPod path.
Some I'v heard about are iPod touch, Cowon J3/D2+, Clip+, HiFiman-601.
I'm thinking the player would need to play a loseless format if it's going to have the best sound quality... are you Cowons as good as the reviews you read? The older D2+ looks like it sounds good even though its old. Is cheaper too... The Clip+ is meant to be a leader on S.Q also?
I use apair of Grado RS1 headphones, though possible get a smaller pair for travelling.
Thanks a lot!