Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in portable music players.

Astell & Kern AK Jr review

Astell & Kern folded stellar sound and impeccable design into its most affordable hi-res music player, proving you don’t have to blow your life savings to get quality portable audio. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Apple iPod Classic (160GB) Review

  • Huge capacity; excellent sound quality; revamped…
  • Sluggish/balky menus; no docking station included;…
Our Score 8

TrekStor vibez 12GB Review

  • Great sound quality; plenty of features; mini-USB…
  • No dedicated lock button; poor menu system; scroll…
Our Score 7

Jens of Sweden MP-300 Review

  • Excellent sound quality
  • great software package
  • as refined as you can get
  • No support for iTunes
  • Napster
  • Ogg Vorbis. Accessories cost extra
Our Score 8

TrekStor vibez 8GB Review

  • Great sound quality; plenty of features; mini-USB…
  • No dedicated lock button; poor menu system; scroll…
Our Score 7

Archos 32 Review

  • None
  • Voices in music and video sound faint or missing
  • Fuzzy screen
  • Limited number of Archos-optimized Android apps
  • Slow processor
  • Poor VGA camera
  • No expandable memory
Our Score 5

Apple iPod 5GB Review

  • Easy navigation
  • Hgh price
  • uncomfortable earbuds
Our Score 8

MPIO DMK 128MB Review

  • Polished design and great sound
  • Limited to 128mb size
Our Score 10

iRock 530 Review

  • Small formfactor
  • Average sound
  • cheap quality construction
Our Score 6