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.
If you hate iTunes, the SanDisk Clip Jam is the best bargain music player you can buy.
The iPod Nano is an aging music player that's hurt by its outdated reliance on iTunes and lack of subscription music compatibility.
The Zune HD delivers one of the best portable music and video experiences money can buy. At a time when many people have shifted their focus to games and applications, providing a killer media experience may not be enough for potential Zune buyers.
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.
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.
The Astell & Kern AK Jr marries classic design with class-leading sound, making it one of the best high-res players for the money.
If you're looking for a feature-packed flash player but you don't want to spend a ton to get one, Creative's Zen Nano Plus is the device for you.
Light on features and low in price, the SA1100's simplicity will either be appreciated or lamented, depending on your needs.
The SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Player is a reasonable option for those who still haven't made the switch from CD to MP3, and there's no computer required, so even technophobes can use it.
The Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link offers an easy way to watch digital video files without the need to hook up a computer to your TV.
If you're looking for an oversize portable media player that emphasizes hard drive capacity and media-card support over compactness and DRM support, check out the Wolverine Data MVP.
The Philips GoGear Connect 3 is a fun idea, cut short by cheap specs and a relatively high price.
This large MP3 player offers a slew of connectivity, recording, and sound options.
The new 'wire-free' Walkman sports a lighter, improved design and better waterproofing. It's set to ship in March for $99.99.
The Creative Zen X-Fi's plastic design leaves a little to be desired, but that doesn't detract from the fact that the player is an incredible value overall: for an extremely competitive price you get a boatload of features and great sound quality.
The X-Series is a superb choice for audiophiles who want a luxury device with an excellent touch-screen interface and plenty of other bells and whistles.