I thought the new iPod shuffle sounded good. But if you want to go out running with it, Think Again! It doesn't like sweat and after an hour or so, seemingly no matter where you clip it (mine was on the back pocket of my shorts), it will go crazy - skipping tracks, telling you over and over again the name of the track you're listening to - and, after a little while longer, it just stops completely. You'd imagine that this would have come out in testing. There's no word on this from Apple though (in the 20 years I've been using Apple gear, they've never been the best communicators).