Prizefight: iPod Classic vs. Zune 120

CNET's team of editors compare the Apple iPod Classic to the Microsoft Zune 120 MP3 player.

Donald Bell Senior Editor / How To
Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.
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Photo of Zune MP3 player next to iPod Classic.
When two MP3 titans go head-to-head, only artsy black and white photos can do the moment justice. Donald Bell/CNET Networks

Last year, our prizefight between the original iPod Classic and Zune 80 ended in the most upsetting verdict imaginable--a tie. I still get e-mails from disgruntled fanboys on both sides of the debate, claiming the fight was rigged. I assure you, it was not.

This year, as we pit the second-generation iPod Classic against the Zune 120, I can assure you of another thing...in this prizefight, only one MP3 player comes out alive.

Will the iPod repeat the domination we witnessed in Nano vs. Zune 16, or will the Zune catch a break?

To find out, read CNET's five-round, no-holds, no-mercy, iPod Classic vs. Zune 120 Prizefight.