Best PMP for the $150-$300 range. I am confused.
I was originally looking at the head-fi forums and getting help from "well known" members of their forums but I think there are some biases on there with regard to what the best PMPs, amps, etc. are so I am here looking to see what other people think. I was originally fixed on the Cowon Z2 but then found out the UI is not very stable. Then, I began seriously looking into the Sony Walkman F series which I liked. But, it then came to my attention that if I wanted better sound quality I should go for brands like Colorfly and their CK4 which then again has a seemingly dysfunctional UI. Now, I am looking at the FiiO X3 and maybe the iBasso DX50, both of which are yet to be released to US buyers.
Any help or input would be greatly appreciated as I have now invested a good amount of time into figuring out what the best PMP is and am utterly confused. Thanks a lot.