MP3 Players

Astell & Kern AK Jr
REVIEW

Astell & Kern AK Jr

The Astell & Kern AK Jr marries classic design with class-leading sound, making it one of the best high-res players for the money.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 29, 2015
Apple iPod Touch 2015
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch 2015 ( 16GB, space gray)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 16, 2015
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Cowon Plenue 1
REVIEW

Cowon Plenue 1

​If you're looking for a no-nonsense, great-sounding player the Cowon Plenue 1 is pretty hard to beat.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 11, 2015
PonoPlayer
REVIEW

PonoPlayer

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 12, 2015
4.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Available from the manufacturer.

Sony Walkman NW-ZX2
REVIEW

Sony Walkman NW-ZX2

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 6, 2015
Samsung Muse
REVIEW

Samsung Muse

The Samsung Galaxy Muse is quite possibly the most awkwardly designed MP3 player ever made.

2 stars Editors' rating on January 16, 2013
2.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $49.00

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Apple iPod Classic
REVIEW

Apple iPod Classic ( third generation, 160GB, black)

The iPod Classic refines the formula that put the iPod on the map. None can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and intuitive user interface.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 3, 2012
2.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Apple iPod Touch
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch ( 4th generation, 16GB, black)

The fourth-gen iPod Touch is Apple's second-best portable media player, with a price that will help you forget about No. 1.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 27, 2012
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Apple iPod Shuffle
REVIEW

Apple iPod Shuffle ( 2012, blue)

The Apple iPod Shuffle is an adorable way to take your favorite songs on the go, but sometimes it's too small for its own good.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 17, 2012
Apple iPod Touch
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch ( 5th generation, 64GB, yellow)

The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 11, 2012