Check out the Fiio X1. It's a little on the expensive side, but it should fit all your requirements. You will need a micro sd card to use it though.
Thanks for this one, ill check it out
Edit: Checked it out - seems good and comments are nice as well, although the size is a bit too big. Do you have any comments on their Fiio M3 model? That thing is a bit smaller haha
If you just want it to play music just buy a basic mp3 player for like 20 euro. You can get one with like 8 gig of storage for that, and 8 gig is a lot for just music. Yeah you'll look like you live in 2005 but who cares?
I'll take it into consideration haha although its hard to find reliable cheap mp3 - so id rather go for something more expensive, that wont die when im away from home for months leaving me without music
My hatred for iTunes stems from long ago, when perfectly installed iTunes refused to gain access to any device, forums were useless and I was left without it for several moths until I finally decided to reinstall my windows. After that, they made it that newest version of iTunes that I need to connect my phone doesnt support this ancient iPod anymore, which I find amazingly stupid and just hate the idea of it again official advises were useless so I have entered a cycle, where I was deleting and reinstalling iTunes depending on what device I had to connect
Playing music really does not use that much battery. Obviously it helps to not play music, but it doesn't help so much that you need to worry about it.
If you're willing to spend 100 pounds on a MP3, I'd use that money for a phone upgrade.
It's more of a space issue and again iTunes - and Im completely satisfied with my phone, so see no reason to upgrade it