$200 - $300 MP3 Players

Apple iPod Touch 2015
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch 2015 ( 32GB, 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
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.

Apple iPod Touch
REVIEW

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

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
2.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Pure Oasis Flow
REVIEW

Pure Oasis Flow

The Pure Oasis Flow is a strong portable effort, but its shortcomings keep it from satisfying as a complete Wi-Fi radio package.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2011
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Apple iPod Nano 2011
REVIEW

Apple iPod Nano 2011 ( 16GB, graphite)

The sixth generation of the iPod Nano is the smallest yet, but it comes at the expense of valuable features and practical controls.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 7, 2010
Wetern Digital Mini
REVIEW

Wetern Digital Mini

If you don't already own an Xbox 360, PS3, or Blu-ray player and you're serious about networked streaming, the WD TV Live is one of your best choices for getting content to your TV.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2010
Zune HD
REVIEW

Zune HD ( 32GB, platinum)

The Zune HD delivers one of the best portable music and video experiences money can buy. At a time when many people have shifted their focus to games and applications, providing a killer media experience may not be enough for potential Zune buyers.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 17, 2009
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Apple iPod Nano
REVIEW

Apple iPod Nano ( fifth generation, 8GB, red)

No other MP3 player on the planet packs more features, from video to a pedometer, into a smaller package than the overachieving Apple iPod Nano.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 14, 2009
Apple iPod Touch
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch ( third generation, 32GB)

Though the updates are subtle, the third-generation iPod Touch leaves its competitors in the dust.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 10, 2009
Sansa SlotRadio
REVIEW

Sansa SlotRadio

The SanDisk Sansa SlotRadio player is far from your standard MP3 player--and people with persnickety music preferences won't be impressed--but the device is a perfect solution for those who prefer a hands-off approach when it comes to digital music.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 6, 2009