The PonoPlayer is an inherently likeable portable music player that delivers excellent high-end sound, but its quirky design and lackluster battery life leave us waiting for the second generation -- or a price cut.
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The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is a luxury portable high-res audio player with Android streaming apps, a premium build and excellent sound, but its high price may be too much for all but the most dedicated music lovers.
The Sony Walkman ZX2 is a luxury portable player with Android streaming apps, a premium build and excellent sound -- but its incredibly high price may be too much for some.
The Cowon Plenue 1 is a strong contender for best-sounding portable high-resolution music player.
It's called the Walkman NWZ-A17, and this wafer-thin player has a lot going for it, says the Audiophiliac.
What you should know when shopping for an MP3 player.
Sony has announced it'll stop making and selling MiniDisc stereos next month, so it's the end of an era.
If you're looking for a portable MP3 player with FLAC capability, here are five of the best on the market.
The fourth-gen iPod Touch is Apple's second-best portable media player, with a price that will help you forget about No. 1.
The seventh-generation iPod Nano is an incredibly compact portable media player with gym-friendly features, but it's overshadowed by the superior value of Apple's iPod Shuffle and fourth-generation iPod Touch.