i’ve been through quite a few players. used to use nothing but creative players but they are a little chunky these days. i sampled a zune once but it broke down on me and was a slow machine with a lot of music on it.
so far ive been most impressed with my ipod. i have an 80gb classic and a shuffle for gym sessions. the ipod classic has provided me with the best sound quality, best battery life and most compact design of any player yet for what i require. there are problems occasionally with all mp3 players but for the experience i’ve gained over the years i’d recommend apple’s players to anyone.
apple’s online store is good if you fancy engravings and offical accessories but as others have mentioned u can try best buy, compusa, costco (or if u british and apologies for not being aware if this is the case, comet, currys, hmv and house of fraser/debenhams :)