The Transcend T.sonic 600 series is an easy-to-use, compact, and affordable player with decent extras such as voice recording and an FM tuner, but its lack of support for protected WMAs and its lackluster overall performance drag it down.
Igbloo is a crowdfunded Bluetooth doohickey that connects your phone or music player of choice to your hi-fi system.
AutoRip is a nifty bit of cloud computing that scans your Amazon purchase history for CDs and lets you access them over the Internet.
After years of delays, Neil Young's Pono high-resolution music player is finally now available to buy. CNET takes a closer look at this device and tells you what you need to know.
The Sony Walkman ZX2 is a luxury portable player which features access to Android streaming apps and a premium build.
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Willing to spend $1,000-plus for an MP3 player? This Walkman is for you.
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.
Samsung's Galaxy Player 5.8 has a monster 5.8-inch screen, and comes with Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Alongside the new iPhone 5, Apple has unveiled two new iPod MP3 players: the iPod nano and iPod touch with lots of colours and Siri.