Player to buy w/ physical buttons, fall 2016 edition?

Still the most popular branch of the forum is the Clip/Clip+ section. Obviously.

Check this out:


Xduoo X2 and X3 players have physical buttons.

Also the Fiio M3.

They are all inexpensive Chinese players–which means, per reviews,  that their firmware/interface can be a little wonky.

And no, I don’t feel bad about mentioning other brands on the Sansa forum. Each new Clip version seems to be a downgrade from the Clip+, and that couldn’t equal the original Fuze.