I was also considering all of my options between an ipod, zen micro, dell dj, etc., and then by coincidence I found out about the m500. I went to radio shack and tested it out, and I was pleasantly surprised. The user interface is great and the sound quality is superb. I would go as far to say that it outdoes the zen micro in aspects of sound clarity and power. The FM frequencies are also clear and strong. I preffered the joystick to the touchpad of the zen micro. With the zen micro it was so hard to pick a song even w/ the sensitivy set to low. I bought the motorola m500 last week and easily transferred all of my music to it. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to transfer my m3u playlists, but even that wasn't that hard. After all of my hours of research I would rank this player on par or above the zen micro and the ipod mini. A great player overall. And did i mention 25 hours of playback time!!!
I just wanted to know what you guys think if this mp3 player because I am considering getting it.. If you haven't, motorola and radioshack's website have info about it. Anyways its 5gb for $229 with an fm tuner and a replaceable/rechargeable battery that runs for 25 hours. I can't choose between this or the zen micro or even any of the dell 2gen. mp3 players. any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.