MP3 players with the best battery life

CNET's Donald Bell rounds up his favorite MP3 players with superior battery life.

Image of Sony S-Series Walkman MP3 player
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Has the daily ritual of recharging all your portable devices become so loathsome that adding one more power-thirsty gadget might make you snap? Or maybe your extreme, jet-setting lifestyle requires a portable music player that can run for more than 40 hours without a recharge?

Well, you've come to the right place. We've assembled this list of our favorite long-haul MP3 players, all of which are capable of a week's worth of casual usage without a recharge.

Check out our list of six long-haul MP3 players.

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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