With the 80GB Zune, Microsoft finally delivers the iPod alternative we've been waiting for.
There's no one-size-fits-all MP3 or Portable Media Player (PMP) that's perfect for everybody. Whether you want something that plays MP3s, hi-res FLAC files, or even stream music from the web there's something to suit most budgets.
Cheap things come to those who wait! Originally $249, the Zune 80 can now be yours for half the price. It rocks 80GB of storage, Wi-Fi syncing, and an FM tuner.
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The new 'wire-free' Walkman sports a lighter, improved design and better waterproofing. It's set to ship in March for $99.99.
We put the new French Archos 5 up against Korea's Cowon A3 to find out which is the best video player. You've got front-row seats in our freshly redesigned Crave
Sony's two new high-resolution Walkman models, the new compact H.ear NW-A25HN and high-end NW-ZX100HN, are announced at IFA.
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The updated iPod Touch remains a great portable media player and overall entertainment device, but its small screen feels like a throwback to an earlier era.
The new second-gen FiiO X5 is a bona-fide high-res music player at a price you can afford.
The Astell & Kern AK Jr marries classic design with class-leading sound, making it one of the best hi-res players for the money -- $500, £399 or AU$699.
The Astell & Kern AK Jr marries classic design with class-leading sound, making it one of the best high-res players for the money.