Hey guys, I'm about to start re-digitizing my music collection and this time I'm ditching MP3 and going to FLAC, but that means my Zune will be obsolete. I know there are at least a couple of people here that use FLAC and so I thought I'd pose the question: what do you guys recommend? Got any good or bad experiences with specific players?
I was originally looking at the Cowon and Samsung lines, but the current models didn't seem to get very good reviews. Is that accurate or are there some models worth checking out? I've also been thinking about trying the whole iPod 5th gen/Rockbox route. Not very fond of Apple though. That's kind of a last resort. :X
I don't care about videos, games, apps or any of that other crap. I've got nearly 1,000 CDs and I want to be able to enjoy as many of them as possible as conveniently as possible with the best quality possible. Anything else would simply be a waste.
To summarize, my dream portable music player would support FLAC and prominently feature:
Should I just give up now or is there hope? XD