Sorry but try the Cowon since it has flac. http://reviews.cnet.com/portable-video-players-pvps/cowon-a3-60gb/4505-6499_7-32775599.html
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 300MB 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?