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 ( black)

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
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
Western Digital WD TV Media Player
REVIEW

Western Digital WD TV Media Player ( 2014)

While not for everyone, the WD TV's adroit playback of video and music files makes it the perfect living room box for people with large digital media collections.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 14, 2014
2.2 stars User rating out of 11 votes
Sony Walkman NWZ-A17
EDITORS' TAKE

Sony Walkman NWZ-A17 ( silver)

Standalone MP3 players are still in demand, and the NWZ-A17 Walkman is a portable player that features up to 30 hours of battery life while playing full 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution music.

Sony Walkman NWZ-WS613
EDITORS' TAKE

Sony Walkman NWZ-WS613

The Walkman NWZ-WS613 is Sony's latest Bluetooth headphone that doubles as an MP3 player. This one includes a wireless remote you wear on your finger.

4 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1
EDITORS' TAKE

Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX1

With its aluminium body, high-quality digital audio amplifier, and ability to play lossless audio files, the Sony NWZ-Z10 is an MP3 player for the dedicated audiophile that demands top-quality sound.

Apple iPod Touch
EDITORS' TAKE

Apple iPod Touch ( 5th generation, 16GB, black & silver)

CNET's Donald Bell looks at the value proposition of Apple's latest 16GB iPod Touch -- and doesn't like what he sees.

3.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes