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 30 July 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 17 July 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 11 May 2015
PonoPlayer
REVIEW

PonoPlayer

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 12 March 2015
4.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes

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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 7 January 2015

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Apple iPod Touch
REVIEW

Apple iPod Touch ( 4th generation, 32GB, Black)

The fourth-gen iPod Touch is Apple's second-best portable media player, with a price that will help you forget about No. 1.

4 stars Editors' rating on 27 November 2012
3.5 stars User rating out of 13 votes

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Apple iPod touch
REVIEW

Apple iPod touch

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 11 October 2012

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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2

The Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 is a smart phone without the phone bit. Unable to make calls, this Android-powered gadget is built with apps, music, video and web browsing in mind. It offers a big, bright screen and an attractive design, but it's only powerful enough to cope with more basic apps.

3 stars Editors' rating on 12 June 2012
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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Cowon D3
REVIEW

Cowon D3

The Cowon D3 Plenue media player offers great video and audio quality. Unfortunately, its tweaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread software is buggy, making the device frustrating to use and difficult to recommend.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on 1 August 2011
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Walkman NWZ-E453
REVIEW

Sony Walkman NWZ-E453

The Sony Walkman NWZ-E453 isn't quite as slick or good-looking as its iPod rivals, but its simplicity, affordability and portability make it a worthy competitor none the less. Overall, it's a winner.

4 stars Editors' rating on 9 March 2011
4.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes