stumpyjon - Member
Really recommend looking at using a cheap Android smart phone, the market for top end stand alone music players is dying, Apple haven't updated the iPod since 2012. You could manage you music separately on the device with playlists.
Apple haven't updated the Classic, but that's 160Gb. It's still available, though.
The Touch would be your best bet, it can be used for web browsing, and as an ebook reader, pretty much everything an iPhone can do, except make phone calls, and you could even do that with the supplied 'phones and a Skype app, or FaceTime, although that does require the person at the other end having an Apple device.
You could pick up a second-hand iPhone 4 or 4S, and use that without a SIM; I use my old iP4 as my preferred iPod, despite having a 160Gb Classic. It does have a 3 SIM installed, mainly so that I can download music that I've Shazammed from 6Music.
You could do that with the a Touch as well, using the headphone mic to listen to the music being played.
I reckon I spend £10-15/ month just downloading new music directly onto the phone from Shazam.
Works really well.
And you can set up playlists on the fly, too.