Some people lamented the loss of the venerable iPod Classic, whereas audiophiles have always wished for better players with large capacity and lower prices.
FiiO, a Chinese manufacturer which sprung to prominence on low-cost decent-quality headphone amplifiers, have eyeballed this market and recently released a line of digital audio players - namely the X1, X3 and X5.
In my review, I look at the low end of the units, the X1 and see how it fares. For AU$129, it's a pretty good effort.
The full review here: http://goughlui.com/2014/12/21/review-tested-fiio-x1-portable-high-resolution-music-player/