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  • 4.5 star rating

    Apple iPod Touch 64GB (6th Generation)

    4.5 star rating
    Digital Media Player, USB 2.0, 64 GB
    £269.99 Free Delivery
  • 4 star rating

    Sony NWZ-A15 16GB

    4 star rating
    Digital Media Player, USB, 16 GB, FM-tuner
    £159.99 Free Delivery
    Save 5%*
  • 4 star rating

    Apple iPod Nano 16GB (7th Generation)

    4 star rating
    Digital Media Player, USB, 16 GB, FM-tuner
    £143 Free Delivery
  • Sony Walkman 4GB MP3 Player - Blue

    The vibrant blue 4GB Sony NWZB173 is a compact MP3 player boasting an 18 hour battery life... more
    £49.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • 4.5 star rating

    Apple iPod Touch 32GB (6th Generation)

    4.5 star rating
    Digital Media Player, USB 2.0, 32 GB
    £219 Free Delivery
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    Apple iPod Touch 16GB (6th Generation)

    4.5 star rating
    Digital Media Player, USB 2.0, 16 GB
    £179 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Bush 4GB MP3 Player W/LCD Display - Pink

    Featuring an LCD screen, you are able to easilly navigate through the device's featur... more
    £17.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • 3.5 star rating

    SanDisk Clip Jam 8GB

    3.5 star rating
    MP3, USB 2.0, 8 GB, FM-tuner
    £24 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Sony NW-E394 Walkman 8GB MP3 Player - Blue

    This lightweight Walkman can play MP3s for up to 50 hours between charges, and with a simp... more
    £75 Free Delivery
  • 4 star rating

    Sony NWZ-E585 16GB

    4 star rating
    Digital Media Player, USB, 16 GB, FM-tuner
    £109.99 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Sony Walkman 4GB MP3 Player - Red

    This vivacious red 4GB Sony NWZB173 is a compact MP3 player boasting an 18 hour battery li... more
    £49.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • 4 star rating

    Sony NWZ-WS613 4GB

    4 star rating
    MP3, USB, 4 GB
    £148 (+ £9.00 P&P)
  • 4.5 star rating

    Sony NW-WS413 4GB

    4.5 star rating
    MP3, USB, USB 2.0, 4 GB
    £96 (+ £9.00 P&P)
  • 4 star rating

    Sony NW-WS414 8GB

    4 star rating
    MP3, USB 2.0, 8 GB
    £122 (+ £9.00 P&P)
  • Sony NWA35 Walkman High Resolution 16GB MP3 Player - Yellow

    NW35 allows you to enjoy higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio . The 3.1 scree... more
    £199 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • 4 star rating

    Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB (4th Generation)

    4 star rating
    MP3, USB 2.0, 2 GB
    £49 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • 4.5 star rating

    Apple iPod Touch 64GB (5th Generation)

    4.5 star rating
    Digital Media Player, USB, 64 GB
    £229 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • 4 star rating

    SanDisk Clip Sport 8GB

    4 star rating
    MP3, USB 2.0, 8 GB, FM-tuner
    £32 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • 4.5 star rating

    Pioneer XDP-100R 32GB

    4.5 star rating
    Digital Media Player, USB, 32 GB
    £399 (+ £3.00 P&P)
    Save £232*
  • 3.5 star rating

    Sony NW-E394 8GB

    3.5 star rating
    Digital Media Player, USB, USB 2.0, 8 GB, FM-tuner
    £74.99 (+ £3.00 P&P)
    Save £22*
  • SanDisk Clip Sport + 16GB

    MP3, USB 2.0, 16 GB, FM-tuner
    £49 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • 4 star rating

    SanDisk Clip Sport 4GB

    4 star rating
    MP3, USB 2.0, 4 GB, FM-tuner
    £24.98 Free Delivery
  • Sony NWWS413 Walkman 4GB Waterproof MP3 Player - Black

    You're ready to train in all weathers and any conditions – and so is the NW-WS4... more
    £69.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • 4 star rating

    Transcend MP300 8GB

    4 star rating
    MP3, USB 2.0, 8 GB
    £18.99 Free Delivery
  • Sony NWA35 Walkman High Resolution 16GB MP3 Player - Pink

    NW35 allows you to enjoy higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. The 3.1 screen... more
    £199 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Sony Walkman NWZE585 16GB MP3 Player with Video

    The Sony NWZE585 boasts clear sound with digital NC function, 2.0 inch QVGA LCD display, 1... more
    £99.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Alba 4GB MP3 Player - Silver

    Listen to music in style with this smart silver Alba 4GB MP3 player. Store up to 900 songs... more
    £12.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Sony NWZ-A15 High Resolution MP3 - Silver

    The Sony Hi Resolution MP3 player offers incredible clarity and even improves the sound of... more
    £159.99 Free Delivery
  • Bush KW-MP04C 8GB Camera MP3/Video Player - Pink

    Everything you need from an MP3 player. Listen on the go with 8 hours battery life and spa... more
    £29.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Apple iPod Touch 6th Generation 64GB - Silver

    iPod touch is the perfect way to carry your music collection in your pocket. Now in 5 stun... more
    £279 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Apple iPod Touch 6th Generation 32GB - Space Grey

    iPod touch is the perfect way to carry your music collection in your pocket. Now in 5 stun... more
    £229 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Apple Ipod Shuffle 5th Generation 2GB - Gold

    iPod shuffle comes in 5 stunning colours. And with up to 15 hours of battery life, it is g... more
    £49 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Apple iPod Touch 6th Generation 64GB - Space Grey

    iPod touch is the perfect way to carry your music collection in your pocket. Now in 5 stun... more
    £279 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Apple iPod Touch 6th Generation 16GB - Silver

    iPod touch is the perfect way to carry your music collection in your pocket. Now in 5 stun... more
    £179 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Generation 2GB - Silver

    Take your music on the go with the iPod shuffle, available in five stunning colours. The e... more
    £49 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • APPLE iPod nano - 16 GB, 7th Generation, Gold, Gold

    Enjoy great features and high-quality listening with the super-portable 7th generation 16 ... more
    £138 Free Delivery
  • APPLE iPod touch - 64 GB, 6th Generation, Space Grey, Grey

    The 6th generation 64 GB Apple iPod touch in blue is the ideal portable music and entertai... more
    £269.99 Free Delivery
  • APPLE iPod touch - 64 GB, 6th Generation, Pink, Pink

    The 6th generation 64 GB Apple iPod touch in pink is the ideal portable music and entertai... more
    £269.99 Free Delivery

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The best MP3 players: A buyer's guide

Welcome to Crowdstorm's guide to MP3 players. If you've waded through MP3 player reviews but are none the wiser, read on: we're going to walk through the basics and make your decision an easier one.

Ever since the days of the Sony Walkman, people have enjoyed the solitude offered by a personal music player on the move.

Formats have come and gone – we’ve so far seen the rise and fall of the personal tape player, the CD player and the mini-disc – but regardless of technological changes, music lovers are still plugging in and zoning out. And today it might be a Sony MP3 player you'll be buying; a gadget that stores thousands of digital music files, rather than a single cassette.

Although it was by no means the first, the market for MP3 players was essentially created in 2001 by the bods at Apple when the company released its world-conquering iPod. Since then MP3 players have evolved to cover a whole swathe of options. Whether you’re after the latest all-singing, all-dancing touchscreen device, or are just a cheap players, the perfect device for you is out there.

MP3 player or digital media player?

While the term ‘MP3 player’ has taken its place in common parlance, many devices are better described as digital media players because they also play apps, video, games and more.

A ‘pure’ MP3 player is a device that solely plays digital audio files. These tend to be the cheaper devices, with a basic button layout and small form factor, ideal for people requiring a light, compact device. Apple’s iPod Shuffle range is probably the best known example.

These MP3 players tend to feature very basic navigation and options, with the emphasis on simplicity rather than an extended feature list. That said, some premium devices (for instance, Apple’s ‘Nano’ range) come with extras such as a small touchscreen for easier navigation of your tunes.

At the other end of the scale, digital media players are usually more complex devices. They not only offer the user the opportunity to play music files, but also watch video, take photos and in some case even browse the web and use applications (such as games). 

Is the MP3 player dead technology?

Personally, we don't think so. On one hand the truth is that most of us now own a smartphone that will work perfectly well as both an MP3 player and an all-round media device. But on the flip side, having a dedicated device for your music has its advantages.

One big issue is battery life: every minute you're listening to your music or watching a video on your phone, you're draining precious life minutes away. Secondly, many smartphones don't have a huge memory capacity; and what they do have gets filled with apps pretty quickly. Taking all that memory usage off of your phone can see a real lift in your phone's performance. 

Apple iPod - or the rest?

Apple's varied range of iPods has dominated the MP3 player market for well over a decade and its popularity shows no sign of abating. But despite what Apple fans will tell you, there is still some great competition out there!

As mentioned above, Apple's touch, Nano and Shuffle ranges cover all the MP3 player bases - but not everyone is a fan of Apple's infrastructure - namely iTunes. Also, the rise of Google's Android platform for smartphones (and its Google Play store) has seen manufacturers such as Samsung, Motorola and Sony stake a much stronger claim in the digital music market.

Through its Walkman range, Sony MP3 players are still a solid option; while SanDisk also make a popular and well regarded range of devices. And there are loads of budget models out there too if you're on a tight budget.

MP3 player memory size

When looking for an MP3 player it’s easy to get lost in a hail of jargon such as MBs and GBs. So what is a GB and how should it affect your buying decision? GB stands for gigabyte - and the important thing is that a 1GB MP3 player will be able to hold roughly 1,000 minutes of music (just under 17 hours).

Video files are much larger than audio files, although their size can vary widely depending on quality. A video considered ‘high definition’ will often be several times larger than the equivalent standard video, although a basic rule of thumb is that 90 minutes of video will take approximately 1GB.

The majority of MP3 players come with 2-128GB of data - a huge range. If you plan on using your device solely for music something as small as 2GB could well be enough, depending on the size of your music collection (or how happy you are to swap your tunes in and out on occasion). But if you plan on using it for video and games as well, then a 32GB device is recommended as a minimum.

MP3 player connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Most top-end MP3 and digital media players come with a built-in Wi-Fi, letting you access the internet via a Wi-Fi network.

This opens up the device to a range of new features such as browsing the web, using social media and playing online games. And it means syncing your music collection via a PC is easier than ever. 

Another big advantage is being able to play your music directly from your MP3 player through other connected devices - the most common being external speakers. 

The iPod dock has become a popular addition to many a kitchen and bedroom, but it's even more convenient to use Bluetooth to stream your music from your MP3 player to your stereo without the need to plug it in.

Other MP3 player features to consider

Here are some of the other key factors you may want to consider when comparing MP3 players:

  • FM tuner: While the whole world is going digital, there's still a lot to be said for a good old FM radio connection!
  • Touchscreen: A touchscreen will give you better control of your music collection.
  • Playtime: Some smaller devices will have as little as 10 hours playback, so think carefully about how long you'll be wanting to listen between charges.
  • Voice recording: Some MP3 players double up as dictaphones, allowing you to record anything from interviews and meetings to memos and notes.
  • Display: While you may not need a touchscreen, super-small devices such as the Nano do away with a display completely - you simply have basic commands such as shuffle, play etc.
  • Line-in: This connection will allow you to attach an external audio device to your MP3 player. 

What do I do next?

Once you've chosen the MP3 player that fits your needs, the next step really couldn't be easier. Simply click on the deal of your choice to go straight to the retailer's official website.

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Infographic: Evolution of Portable MusicInfographic by Tech King