Just like the title says, I am looking for the best MP3 player that isn't an iPod for under $200.
The only reason I specified non-iPods is because while I am considering one, I didn't want a bunch of "Just get a XXgig iPod and be done with it" posts.
I am REALLY interested in the Samsung Helix that acts as a portable XM receiver in addition to storing mp3's, but I am waiting to see if/how badly they neuter Opie and Anthony before I drop that kind of coin.
So, please suggest an mp3 player for me. I am comfortable working with mainstream programs, but less comfortable in getting into some of the more involved stuff.
Thanks in advance,
usually getting something less than $200 will definitely have smaller drive capacity and you'll be PO'd when you start running out of room for all your tunes.
if you go to newegg.com you can get a Creative Zen Vision M 60GB player for $264, but you get a $30 rebate putting it at $234. but you have to order before may 29 for the rebate. the large capacity is definitely worth the extra $35.
i just ordered one the other night to replace my Toshiba Gigabeat 10GB player and should probably be here by tomorrow.