I use PHILIPS GoGear ones, are small, have nice memory in GB (mine is 4GB but I don't have problems with it :3), last a lot of time and they are pretty hard to break, easy to use and comfy <3 And pretty cheap if you look at the whole, I paid mine not even 35 euros, when iPods and stuff are over 100 euros. I haven't even ever liked Apple stuff...
Here from Amazon USA [link]
I seriously never had problems with them, their batteries last a lot too. Mine is this one [link]
I have it since 2009 and never let me down, not even once <w<