Apple iPod Shuffle ( 2012, red)
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.
SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip ( white, 4GB)
SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym.
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ ( 8GB, black)
The SanDisk Sansa Clip+ is an excellent successor to the line, offering a fitness-friendly design with a built-in belt-clip, a simple interface, solid sound quality, and plenty of handy features--all for an ultralow price. It's an unbeatable value.
Apple iPod Shuffle ( third generation, 2GB, pink)
The third-generation iPod Shuffle is the next best thing to an invisible MP3 player, but the quirky controls and microscopic design make it a limited recommendation.
Sony NWZ-E438F Walkman ( 8GB, red)
The Sony E-Series Walkman is a great value. It's an excellent option for anyone looking for an easy-to-use MP3 player with a pocketable design, a long battery life, handy features, and solid sound quality.
Samsung S3 Slim ( 4GB, white)
The Samsung S3 Slim MP3 player is a solid option for budget-minded users with an eye for design and an ear for audio.
Ibiza Rhapsody ( 4GB, aqua)
Haier America's flash-based Ibiza Rhapsody is pricier and larger than the competition, but its straightforward interface, excellent wireless integration, speedy processor, and plethora of features should appeal to those looking for a player that does it all.
Archos 705 WiFi ( 80GB)
Archos 705 WiFi is the biggest, baddest PVP on the market. What you get in screen size, however, you pay for in portability and picture quality.
Vastly superior MP3 players available in the same price range. You deserve better.
RCA Jet S2001 ( 1GB, yellow)
If you're looking for an inexpensive MP3 player for the gym, the RCA Jet--FM tuner, armband, stopwatch, and all--is a solid choice, but the interface will take some getting used to.