Somewhat piggybacking off of Doc Scott's question about iPod scratches, I have 2 more general digital audi questions :
What do you recommend for portable "MP3" players? I am open with respect to audio formats, not just .mp3. I don't need video, would like it to be able to be used while working out (so probably flash memory)... The 4MB SanDisks caught my eye intially.
I have rippped about 50 or so of our 600+ CDs to our PC in Windows Media lossless. The sound is fantastic IMO and I am quite happy with it. I'm using Windows Media Player 10 to play everything on our PC. But now my wife and I want to get with the program and mobilize our electronic tunes. And I read that the lossless formats are only compatible for now with some larger and more pricey players, which really is not what we have in mind anyway.
So, a second question : How do you manage your music files if you want to keep a higher quality lossless format but also want to keep a plain old .wma or .mp3 or whatever for syncing and using with your portable device?