Sony Walkman NW-ZX1 High-resolution audio player
Sony's second generation portable Hi-res audio player, the Walkman NW-ZX1, gets put through its paces as we give it the hands on treatment
Sony Walkman NWZ-F886
High resolution audio on the move is finally attainable, but only the keenest will be willing to pay smartphone prices for it
Apple iPod Nano
Ultra-slim, ultra-light and with a massive battery life, the Nano is a reliable if rather expensive MP3 player
Apple iPod Touch
With upgrades to its power and display quality, the iPod Touch is still the most versatile media player around
Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1060
The best Android MP3 player we've seen yet is, unfortunately, shockingly expensive
Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip
Despite its mediocre battery life, this tiny MP3 player is a great budget option
This glossy sports tracking device has loads of innovative and very useful features, but also has a number of disappointing limitations and an inappropriately short battery life
Sony Walkman NWZ-W262
Sony's new Walkman is perfect for sports and fitness training, unless you have a small head
Sony Walkman NWZ-B162
The NWZ-B162 charges quickly and clips to clothing securely but it's fiddly to use and offers no advantages over rivals from Apple and Sandisk
Belkin GripVue for iPod Nano 6G
With three cases included in the box, this is a great-value choice for protecting your iPod Nano 6G
The X7 isn't as pretty or as glossy as some of its rivals, but if you want a big, good-quality screen, great sound and an unfeasibly massive battery life, this is the media player for you.
Archos 32 Internet Tablet 8GB
Once we fixed its limitations we enjoyed using the Archos 32, but we're sure better Android media players will be out soon.
Sony Walkman NWZ-A846
The A846 is a desirable player, but is burdened by limited audio format support and a high price.
Sandisk Sansa Fuze
Sandisk's latest update to the Fuze player sounds good but an awkward touch interface makes it a pale shadow of the previous model.
Philips GoGear Muse SA2MUS16S/02
The new version of the GoGear Muse is a decent enough player, but its touchscreen is pointless and it doesn't stand a chance against its more versatile Apple rival.
Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB (4th generation)
The newest iPod Shuffle isn't without its charms, but there are better value MP3 players available, even at this low price.
Spotify for Sonos
The incredible combination of being able to play music from your home library and Spotify's 10 million tracks is amazing. Spotify just makes Sonos even better.
Apple iPod Touch 32GB (4th Generation)
The latest iPod touch is an improvement all-round. With its incredible screen, built-in camera and amazing user interface, this is the best media player around.
Cowon J3 16GB
The Cowon J3 has excellent video format support and battery life, but niggling audio quality and interface issues prevent it from getting an unconditional recommendation.
Philips Ariaz 16GB
The Ariaz doesn't feel very robust, but it's great value - £75 is a bargain for a 16GB portable audio player.
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