If you hate iTunes, the SanDisk Clip Jam is the best bargain music player you can buy.
The Mighty Vibe's audience is limited to Spotify Premium users, but it's an appealing little music player for those looking for an iPod Shuffle-like device to wear on the go and leave their phone at home.
Basically, the 2015 iPod got a brain transplant to keep it chugging along. Everything else about it remains unchanged making it an easy swap out for businesses that currently rely on the iPod, but a hard sell for most people.
Apple's most affordable iPod is a cheap, workout-friendly option for listening to music or podcasts, but it shows its age with a reliance on iTunes syncing and lack of wireless support.
Sony's new Android Walkman, currently dubbed the Sony Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player, is shaping up well with some cool music features and a massive 4.3-inch touchscreen. Running Android, you'll also get access to loads of downloadable apps.
The Sony Walkman NWZ-A829 is a truly superb player in terms of usability, sound quality and design. It's not without its fair share of flaws -- notably the tricky video support -- but for most people it's an absolute must to consider, if not run out and buy
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
The Sony Walkman NWZ-X1050 certainly has some great features, such as a vivid OLED screen, on-board noise-cancelling technology and pristine audio quality. But it's expensive, 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
Feature-packed, intuitive and affordable, this is ideal for travelling photographers and media enthusiasts alike
Creative's experience in MP3 player design has finally paid off. This is an exceptionally capable player, impressive both for its good quality audio output and its video playback features. The Vision:M leapfrogs the iPod's current video offering and proves itself a worthy contender. With a revision of the navigation system Creative will have a killer on its hands
Apple's third-generation iPod touch may lack a camera, but, offering faster performance than its predecessors and new features, like voice control, it remains the cream of the portable-media-player crop. There's really no other device out there at the moment that can match its sublime combination of superb features and ease of use
While the Nano is attractively small and gives good audio, we were disappointed by its poor build quality -- the battery hatch snapped off after a few days of use. Anyone who needs a compact voice recorder will love the Nano's pocketable size, but true audiophiles will find the iPod Shuffle has a more refined output stage
This is a fantastic unit of its type, and a serious contender if you're in the market for a multimedia streaming speaker.
The JNC SSF-11 is based on a good overall concept but comes up lacking in the execution of most features.
The AktiMate Mini is an Australian-designed iPod dock that offers the best stereo sound we've heard in one of these systems.
If you want to hear music from all angles in a large room, the aptly named OmniVibe is an iPod speaker system worth looking into.
The Belkin TuneStudio is an excellent four-track recorder which is best when used with a Mac or PC. It includes pro-level features such as a compressor and phantom power.
With a long battery life and features traditionally found on larger, more expensive players, the NW-E50 is a packed little powerhouse of MP3 playing power.