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iPod and MP3 players rated

In-depth reviews from TechRadar's team of experts. To find out how we review products and calculate our scores, check out our reviews guarantee.

55 products

  1. Colorful Colorfly review

    Colorful Colorfly review

    10  

    We discover an exciting and unique proposition - a high-resolution portable player/recorder with upsampling and a built-in DAC

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    Roland R-05 review

    Roland R-05 review

    6  

    Roland evolve their MP3 player line-up with the R-05

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    Olympus LS-5 review

    Olympus LS-5 review

    10  

    This dictaphone offers high-quality recording and MP3 playback

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    Cowon J3 review

    Cowon J3 review

    10  

    An MP3 player that offers expandable memory via SDHC

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    Cowon i9 review

    Cowon i9 review

    9  

    An MP3 player that doubles as a dictaphone

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    New Apple iPod nano (2010) review

    New Apple iPod nano (2010) review

    8  

    Somebody at Apple obviously hates the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" because it has completely redesigned its best selling iPod, the iPod nano, yet again. This year's model is half the height of the previous generation and has the same clip-on design as the new iPod shuffle. The big change is that there's no click wheel, just a screen.

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    Samsung YP-Q1 review

    Samsung YP-Q1 review

    8  

    The Samsung YP-Q1 is the company's latest offering and continues to show Samsung as a company who just might take some small bites out of Apple's world domination.

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    Creative Zen Mozaic review

    Creative Zen Mozaic review

    8  

    As a low-end MP3 player, the Creative Zen Mozaic is worth a look. Despite the American spelling, there really isn't much to dislike about this one, and there's plenty to like.

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    Creative Zen X-Fi review

    Creative Zen X-Fi review

    10  

    The MP3 player market is saturated. It has been for years now, with every size, price point and storage benchmark catered for amply. However, when it comes to sound quality, it's hard to find a player that really stands up to be counted. The Creative Zen X-Fi, is the new exception.

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    Philips GoGear SA6025 review

    Philips GoGear SA6025 review

    6  

    An odd one, this. It's nearly full iPod-sized, despite being a mere 2-4GB. A lot of folk will find it less appealing than all the other flash-based players, wanting something they can carry without noticing.

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    Sony Walkman NWZ-A829 review

    Sony Walkman NWZ-A829 review

    7  

    Ever since the iPod arrived in 2001, the Walkman story has been a strange, rather downbeat affair. Sony's players have been dogged by uninspiring designs, iffy interfaces and a perverse insistence on proprietary formats like ATRAC, as well as DRM. All that has changed in the last couple of years, but is the Walkman brand now strong enough to finally turn things around? On this evidence, no. And here's why

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    Creative Zen Micro 5GB review

    Creative Zen Micro 5GB review

    6  

    The Creative Zen Micro caused a stir when it arrived. It looks good and draws comparisons with Apple's Mini. The Micro certainly lives up to its name: it's about the same size as a pack of cards and weighs 108g

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    iRiver T10 review

    6  

    It's never a good start when you have to upgrade a piece of hardware's firmware as soon as you take it out of the box, but unfortunately, that's exactly the position we found ourselves in when we unwrapped the chunky T10.

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    Apple iPod 20GB review

    Apple iPod 20GB review

    8  

    Just when there were starting to be too many iPods to choose from, Apple comes along and simplifies the entire range. The new all-singing,all dancing iPods now have colour screens and a few extra features

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    Archos 204 MP3 player review

    Archos 204 MP3 player review

    8  

    Archos 204 MP3 player review: The Archos 204 is a 20GB music player that'll happily sing WMV, MP3, WMA (and protected) file formats and features the holiest of holies when it comes to MP3 players as far as I'm concerned - drag and drop uploading

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