If you hate iTunes, the SanDisk Clip Jam is the best bargain music player you can buy.
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.
If you're looking for a no-nonsense, great-sounding player the Cowon Plenue 1 is pretty hard to beat.
The Sennheiser CX 300-II Precisions are incredibly affordable and great sounding, making them one of the best sets of in-ears available.
Belkin's latest take on iPod radio transmission offers automatic charging and channel scanning, but we're still left pining for features that previous models offered.
Panasonic's attractive SC-HC3 combines CD and iPod playback with excellent audio quality, although iPhone owners should shop elsewhere.
It's not as sexy as the Clix, but the E10 holds its own thanks to minimalism in look and menu.
With only so-so sound but with interesting \"mood\" features, the i-Dog definitely falls under the classification \"toy\" rather than full-fledged music player accessory. One for the kids or those with serious iPod fetishes.
Philips' inexpensive entry into the digital radio world offers few surprises, either nice or nasty.
They're not actually "unbelievably loud", but the X-mini speakers do pack some audio punch in a tiny frame.
We have a few nitpicks and grumblings, but overall the Dream Machine is a happy marriage between an alarm clock, iPod dock and digital photo frame.
Pioneer packs enough into its latest XW-NAV1 iPod dock to make it a worthy mid-range contender, although its video output options could be better.
If it wasn’t for the glitchy software and sub-standard battery life, the fake iPod Nano might have been almost as good as the real thing.
The AktiMate Mini is an Australian-designed iPod dock that offers the best stereo sound we've heard in one of these systems.
Not just an excellent media player — the addition of third-party apps makes the second-gen Touch the portable device to beat in a wide range of areas.
The Philips Fidelio Primo iPod dock is a classy looking and sounding unit which, with a little home ingenuity, can rival docks worth twice as much.
A bargain price and decent sound quality can't lift this MP3 player above the mire of mediocrity.
If you don't mind the high price, the SoundDock will turn your iPod into a party stereo system where anybody can play DJ.