Well now, After thinking that I'd made my mind up to buy a Creative Zen touch 40gb player (my first HD player purchase by the way), I have just read Which Online's best buy guide! I'm now now more confused than ever!! Is it me or do they just seem to bottom kiss the IPOD and slate everything else especially in relation to sound quality and ease of use?? (is this justified??) It does state that all tests are done with the supplied headphones and I've heard that the IPOD ones are supposed to be quite adequate! I'm now thinkin that I might be a little paranoid about sound quality issues (being a CD sound freak and all) and that any sound quality differences will probably be minimal if eveident at all with a decent set of headphones. Any views on this??