Samsung has improved the second-generation Gear Icon X to become one of the better totally wireless headphones, especially for Galaxy phone owners.
If you hate iTunes, the SanDisk Clip Jam is the best bargain music player you can buy.
The Astell & Kern AK Jr marries classic design with class-leading sound, making it one of the best high-res players for the money.
While not for everyone, the WD TV's adroit playback of video and music files makes it the perfect living room box for people with large digital media collections.
Lately, Creative has been churning out players with great battery life and excellent sound quality. The Zen Touch offers all this and more, making it a legitimate challenger to the Apple iPod.
With its aluminium body, high-quality digital audio amplifier, and ability to play lossless audio files, the Sony NWZ-Z10 is an MP3 player for the dedicated audiophile that demands top-quality sound.
The iPod U2 certainly isn't for everyone, but its target audience (namely, U2 fans) will love it, and will pay the extra $30 for it.
The iPod Classic refines the formula that put the iPod on the map. None can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and intuitive user interface.
The Dell DJ Ditty is a decent low-cost option, but you can get more for your money from other offerings
Priced competitively with similar products, the M200 is a great networked media streamer for the do-it-yourself content guru.
The new 'wire-free' Walkman sports a lighter, improved design and better waterproofing. It's set to ship in March for $99.99.
While the Key019's coolness factor may appeal to the must-have gadget crowd, photo and music enthusiasts will find it lacks certain features they've come to expect in many of today's portable convergence devices.
Proof positive that bigger isn't always better, the Archos AV700 fails to make the most of its wide-screen LCD.
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.
The Pacemaker is a fun tool for DJs on the go. It's not our first choice for playing a DJ gig, but it gets the job done, and the price is a fair reflection of its features and portable design.
Apple comes through again with a nearly perfect MP3 player.
The iPod Touch is a beautiful product, inside and out, but prepare yourself for sticker shock.
Though the updates are subtle, the third-generation iPod Touch still leaves its competitors in the dust.