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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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Archos 705 WiFi 160GB Review

  • Lots of storage; WiFi enabled; excellent DVR…
  • Screen quality is not the best
  • subpar audio; lacks USB charging
Our Score 7

Cowon A3 60GB Review

  • Lots of file format compatibility; beautiful LCD…
  • great audio and video quality
  • Joystick navigation is difficult; confusing…
Our Score 7.5

Cowon Q5W Review

  • Plenty of features; excellent audio and video…
  • Sluggish response; heavy and clunky; poor…
Our Score 6

Samsung P2 4GB Review

  • Great audio and video quality; flexible sound…
  • Poor battery life with Bluetooth enabled; supports…
Our Score 8

Apple iPod Touch 8GB Review

  • Sexy design; impressive visual interface; built-in…
  • No expansion slot for additional memory; cannot…
Our Score 8.5

Apple iPod Touch 16GB Review

  • Sexy design; impressive visual interface; built-in…
  • No expansion slot for additional memory; cannot…
Our Score 8.5

Microsoft Zune 8GB Review

  • Excellent sound quality; compact and sleek design;…
  • Weak headphones; lacks Mac support; no EQ…
Our Score 7.5

Apple iPod Classic (80GB) Review

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