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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Microsoft Zune Review

  • Large display; competitive price
  • Bland design; low quality ear buds; not compatible…
Our Score 5.5

iPod shuffle 1GB Review

  • Amazing size and sound; affordable price
  • Dock dongle required; previous generation…
Our Score 8

Apple iPod nano 8GB Review

  • Much improved design;24 hour battery;
  • 2GB available only in silver; 8GB only available…
Our Score 9

Dream’eo Enza 20GB Review

  • Windows XP Media Center Edition style interface;…
  • Lack of composite video output on included A/V…
Our Score 7

Apple iPod Video 60GB Review

  • Excellent video quality; bright colorful screen;…
  • Small screen; no brightness or contrast controls;…
Our Score 8

Apple iPod Video 30GB Review

  • Excellent video quality; bright colorful screen;…
  • Small screen; no brightness or contrast controls;…
Our Score 8

Creative Labs Zen Nano Plus (1GB) Review

  • Tiny size
  • LCD screen
  • built-in microphone
  • FM tuner
  • Cord required to sync
  • confusing menu navigation
  • non-rechargeable battery
Our Score 8

Creative Labs Zen Nano Plus 512MB Review

  • Tiny size
  • LCD screen
  • built-in microphone
  • FM tuner
  • Cord required to sync
  • confusing menu navigation
  • non-rechargeable battery
Our Score 8