MP3 Players

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060
REVIEW

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060 ( X series)

The Sony Walkman NWZ-X1060 packs some excellent features, such as a vivid OLED screen, effective on-board noise-cancelling technology and truly great audio quality. But it's pricy, the small screen makes for awkward Web browsing and video playback, and, overall, it's not as slick, easy to use or as feature-packed as the iPod touch

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 1 June 2009

Typical price: £250.00

Sony Walkman NWZ-W202
REVIEW

Sony Walkman NWZ-W202

Good things sometimes come in daft packages. The Sony Walkman NWZ-W202's comfortable fit, ear-pleasing audio and rock-solid build quality more than compensate for its laughable Zappin song-navigation system and Bluetooth headset-esque styling. It's a great alternative to the iPod shuffle for anyone who values sound quality over minuscule dimensions

4 stars Editors' rating on 17 March 2009
2.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Typical price: £60.00

WD TV WDAVN00
REVIEW

WD TV WDAVN00

While it isn't infallible, the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player plays back a wide array of audio, video, and image files on your TV without the need for a computer.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 13 February 2009
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Pricing not available

Archos 7
REVIEW

Archos 7

The Archos 7 portable media player is an impressive performer and, in particular, an absolutely killer device for watching movies on the go. Unfortunately, you'll have to pay extra if you want to use all the features it can offer, which is annoying in a device that's so costly to begin with

4 stars Editors' rating on 2 February 2009
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Typical price: £350.00

Cowon S9
REVIEW

Cowon S9

The Cowon S9 is the company's best MP3 player to date. It boasts superb sound quality, a beautiful display and great features. Its main downside, however, is its average user interface, which isn't idiot-proof by any means

4 stars Editors' rating on 19 January 2009
4.3 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Typical price: £170.00

Sony NWZ-S639F Walkman
REVIEW

Sony NWZ-S639F Walkman

Its older, larger, more expensive A-series brethren offers wireless audio and a whopping screen, but for ease-of-use, sound quality and sheer enjoyment to use, the S639F is a terrific choice. BBC iPlayer support is an awesome bonus for UK users

4 stars Editors' rating on 20 November 2008
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Typical price: £130.00

Sony NWZ-B133 Walkman
REVIEW

Sony NWZ-B133 Walkman

It's not an exciting player, but it's well-priced, easy to use, pleasantly designed and it sounds great once you've upgraded the bundled earphones

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 19 November 2008
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Typical price: £29.00

Samsung YP-Q1 Diamond
REVIEW

Samsung YP-Q1 Diamond

This could be the best Samsung MP3 player to date. Not only is it remarkably affordable at £99 for 16GB, but support for lossless FLAC audio, BBC iPlayer, FM radio, drag and drop file management and a cracking little screen, means it's going on our list of Samsung successes

4 stars Editors' rating on 11 November 2008
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

Typical price: £99.00

Cowon O2
REVIEW

Cowon O2

If you download a lot of content from the Internet, we've got to say that unless you can afford the more costly alternatives mentioned above, this is one of the best candidates for the job

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 27 October 2008

Pricing not available

Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet
REVIEW

Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet

If you can afford it and want the best combination of Web access and outstanding video performance, this is one of the only players in the world you need to consider, despite its flaws

4 stars Editors' rating on 24 October 2008
3.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Typical price: £250.00