$200 - $300 MP3 Players

Apple iPod Touch
REVIEW

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

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
Sony Walkman Z
REVIEW

Sony Walkman Z ( 8GB)

The Walkman Z is Sony's iPod Touch for Android-loving audiophiles.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 21, 2012
3.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes
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, 16GB, yellow)

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
Cowon D2+
REVIEW

Cowon D2+ ( 8GB, black)

The Cowon D2+ is a sturdy little touch-screen MP3 player with flexible sound enhancement settings and useful features, but it hasn't changed much from the original version we saw in 2007.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 10, 2009
Apple iPod Nano
REVIEW

Apple iPod Nano ( fourth generation, 16GB, red)

The fourth-generation iPod Nano is easy on the eyes and the wallet, and you can't beat its hardware and user interface design. Just be sure to give iTunes 8 a spin before committing.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 10, 2008
SanDisk Sansa Fuze
REVIEW

SanDisk Sansa Fuze ( 4GB, pink)

The SanDisk Sansa Fuze is a great value; a slim design, a simple interface, plentiful features, memory expansion capability, and solid sound quality all come with an easy-to-swallow price tag.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 12, 2008
Sony NWZ-A818
REVIEW

Sony NWZ-A818 ( 8GB, black)

The Sony NWZ-A810 offers a fantastic display, a sleek design and interface, and a stellar battery life--plus, it's one of the few MP3 players that sound great right out of the box. Users looking for the whole package (sans radio) will be pleased.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 25, 2007