MP3 Players

SanDisk Clip Jam

SanDisk Clip Jam (Green)

If you hate iTunes, the SanDisk Clip Jam is the best bargain music player you can buy.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 22, 2016
Apple iPod Nano 2015

Apple iPod Nano 2015 (16GB, pink)

The iPod Nano is an aging music player that's hurt by its outdated reliance on iTunes and lack of subscription music compatibility.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2016
Apple iPod Shuffle 2015

Apple iPod Shuffle 2015 (2GB, silver)

Apple's most affordable iPod is a cheap, workout-friendly option for listening to music or podcasts, but it shows its age with a reliance on iTunes syncing and lack of wireless support.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 10, 2016
Pioneer XDP-100R

Pioneer XDP-100R (black)

Pioneer has announced its first hi-res portable player, the XDP-100R, in addition to a high-end streaming receiver and headphones.

Astell & Kern AK Jr

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

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

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 (Yellow)

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
Sony Walkman NW-ZX2

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

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
2.1 stars User rating out of 12 votes