MP3 players

  • Sony Walkman NW-ZX1 High-resolution audio player review

    Sony Walkman NW-ZX1

    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

    Published 
    20 Jan 2014
  • Sony Walkman NWZ-F886 review

    Sony Walkman NWZ-F886
    290
    inc VAT

    High resolution audio on the move is finally attainable, but only the keenest will be willing to pay smartphone prices for it

    Published 
    7 Jan 2014
  • Apple iPod Nano

    Apple iPod Nano
    115
    inc VAT

    Ultra-slim, ultra-light and with a massive battery life, the Nano is a reliable if rather expensive MP3 player

    Published 
    4 Jan 2013
  • Apple iPod Touch

    iPod Touch
    249
    inc VAT

    With upgrades to its power and display quality, the iPod Touch is still the most versatile media player around

    Published 
    30 Oct 2012
  • Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1060 review

    Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1060
    275
    inc VAT

    The best Android MP3 player we've seen yet is, unfortunately, shockingly expensive

    Published 
    29 Jun 2012
  • Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip review

    Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip
    43
    inc VAT

    Despite its mediocre battery life, this tiny MP3 player is a great budget option

    Published 
    14 Mar 2012
  • Motorola Motoactv review

    Motorola Motoactv
    245
    inc VAT

    Loads of innovative and useful features, but also disappointing limitations and a short battery life

    Published 
    30 Jan 2012
  • Sony Walkman NWZ-W262 review

    Sony Walkman NWZ-W262
    49
    inc VAT

    Sony's new Walkman is perfect for sports and fitness training, unless you have a small head

    Published 
    4 Oct 2011
  • Sony Walkman NWZ-B162 review

    Sony Walkman NWZ-B162
    28
    inc VAT

    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

    Published 
    3 Oct 2011
  • Cowon X7 review

    Cowon X7 black
    239
    inc VAT

    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.

    Published 
    7 Mar 2011
  • Archos 32 Internet Tablet 8GB review

    Archos 32 Internet Tablet 8GB
    113
    inc VAT

    Once we fixed its limitations we enjoyed using the Archos 32, but we're sure better Android media players will be out soon.

    Published 
    14 Feb 2011
  • Sony Walkman NWZ-A846 review

    Sony Walkman NWZ-A846
    179
    inc VAT

    The A846 is a desirable player, but is burdened by limited audio format support and a high price.

    Published 
    27 Dec 2010
  • Sandisk Sansa Fuze

    Sandisk Sansa Fuze
    69
    inc VAT

    Sandisk's latest update to the Fuze player sounds good but an awkward touch interface makes it a pale shadow of the previous model.

    Published 
    25 Nov 2010
  • Philips GoGear Muse SA2MUS16S/02 review

    Philips SA2MUS16AS
    129
    inc VAT

    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.

    Published 
    17 Nov 2010
  • Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB (4th generation) review

    Apple iPod Shuffle colours
    39
    inc VAT

    The newest iPod Shuffle isn't without its charms, but there are better value MP3 players available, even at this low price.

    Published 
    23 Sep 2010
  • Spotify for Sonos review

    Spotify for Sonos
    10
    inc VAT

    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.

    Published 
    16 Sep 2010
  • Cowon J3 16GB review

    Cowon J3 16GB
    199
    inc VAT

    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.

    Published 
    29 Jul 2010
  • Philips Ariaz 16GB review

    Philips Ariaz 16GB
    75
    inc VAT

    The Ariaz doesn't feel very robust, but it's great value - £75 is a bargain for a 16GB portable audio player.

    Published 
    18 Mar 2010
  • Cowon E2 2GB review

    Cowon E2 2GB
    30
    inc VAT

    Cowon's E2 is a cheap MP3 player, but it's entirely outclassed by the competition.

    Published 
    10 Mar 2010
  • Cowon i9 16GB review

    Cowon i9 16GB
    120
    inc VAT

    Cowon's gimmicky i9 isn't a bad portable audio player; it's just there are far better designed models available at similar prices.

    Published 
    19 Jan 2010