Well I wrote about the Cowon X7 hard drive based MP3 player last time, but that is the player I bought for my wife. She has been very pleased with the Cowon X7 and a pair of Monster Turbine High-Performance In-Ear Speakers.
I also wanted to buy one MP3 player for me to listen at work too.
For me I wanted an MP3 player that produces high quality sound plus is Android based and has reasonably long battery life.
I mostly enjoy listening to my music at home. My wife is the only one of us using portable MP3 players on the road regularly. Then one day I decided I want to listen to music while at work!
Plus I had enough of cleaning the battery terminals and repairing the kinked up and internally broken DC wires that powered my wife’s iRiver T-60 from a remote battery pack. So it was time to give her a new MP3 player and myself one too!
After the CD-based MP3 player becomes too wieldy for my wife, plus I ran out of rechargeable AA batteries and didn’t want to buy a new set, I started looking for a flash based MP3 player.
My first MP3 player is an iRiver2 IMP-250 CD/MP3 player. I bought it online in 2002 and this player has worked tirelessly and reliably for years and is still working now. It survived a drop or two with some internal plastic bit broken but it was easy to open up and repair.