Take a look at SanDisk's Sansa e200 series: http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Catalog(1166)-SanDisk_Sansa_e200_Series_MP3_Players.aspx. Solid state 2-6G + external Micro SD. It can be used as a flash drive => you can copy your mp3 (or wma) directly using any OS. Can be bought for reasonable price, especially with rebates. While you don't care it supports pictures and movies. I replaced Sansa's stock ear buds with Sennheiser PX 100, and now I am a happy camper.