Sound quality is my top priority. So all my CDs are ripped in FLAC or APE formats for audio streaming into a hi-fi system. I also need a portable to take with me. Don't really like converting files to MP3 cos it will take a lot of time, mess up tagging and reduce quality.
CDs ripped in lossless take around 300 MB average. So I am looking for a player that can play lossless codecs such as FLAC and APE, have ID3 support, loads of built-in memory plus SD card slot. Something like a Cowon D2 but more modern and at a sensible price.
I have heard about cheaper models of similar spec from lesser known Chinese manufacturers. But no reviews of them here. Are they problematic?
Any comments/recommendations as the best models for top sound quality with good ID tagging?