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The choice of the best MP3 player boils down to its use. The most obvious criteria is that your MP3 player must deliver excellent sound. However, there are other uses too - you may wish to have the music available on the go, or you may want to listen to audiobooks, store files, record audio, or even watch video. Manufacturers tailor and release products to suit such different purposes, and experts test out the products. We analyse such reviews and the best MP3 players are then graded on a few leading parameters. Key review extracts are displayed under the following broad headings -
* Audio
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* Screen size, Appearance, microphone and other features.

When you shop for an MP3 player you will need to focus on certain aspects -

MP3 player usage - Do you like to listen to audio whenever you travel or commute to work? Do you commute by car? Are you looking for a player that accompanies you when you workout? Do you like to amass as much digital music as any of your devices permit? Or do you need to record specific audio from certain sources? Perhaps you want to use the device as a portable video player. Whatever the end use, you will find players of different sizes, shapes and storage capabilities that answer to each need, or several needs.

Type of MP3 player - The usage of the MP3 player is related to the kind of storage it offers. The most popular are - in increasing order of bulk - flash memory, hard-disk and CD MP3 players. Flash memory devices like iPod nano, iPod shuffle, Creative Zen Nano, and SanDisk Sansa offer extra portability, are more durable, and allow storage of up to even 32GB. Hard-disc players like Apple iPod and Creative Zen Vision M can store a lot more, but involve moving parts. With MP3 CD players, you will need compatible CDs, but they are the least expensive.

Supported formats - Most of the new MP3 players of 2013 support not only MP3, but also other music-compression formats like .aac, .wma, .wav, and atrac. This means you will be able to download and play formats other than MP3.

Interface - You should be able to conveniently download files from the PC to your player with standard interfaces, and in reasonable time.

Other functions and features: The newer models today are some of the coolest MP3 players incorporating more features like Wi-Fi, FM radio, voice recording, Bluetooth, games, camera, speaker, touchscreen, rhapsody service.

You can easily see the best MP3 players in the market today ranked under these parameters. The frequently updated rankings will help you in judging the better and more popular models, so that you zero in systematically to reach the right audio device to suit your need.

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Apple iPod touch 5th Gen.

Apple iPod touch 32GB White (5th Generation) NEWEST MODEL


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Apple iPod Touch 5th Gen.
Apple iPod Nano 7th Generation
Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Gen(2012)
Afunta Mini Metal Clip
Samsung Galaxy Muse
Apple iPod touch 32GB White (5th Generation) NEWEST MODEL
Apple iPod Nano 7th Generation 8 GB MP3 Player
Apple Yellow iPod Shuffle 2 GB MP3 Player
Afunta Mini Metal Clip Mp3 Player
Samsung Galaxy Muse 4GB MP3 Player
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32.0 GB
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Music, Recording, Video, Photo Viewing, Gaming / Apps, Photo Capture
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  • The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens.


  • There's a new iPod touch on the block and, in many of the ways that most matter, it's a doozy. While it's tempting to compare it to a phone-less iPhone 5-particularly given its similar height, weight, thickness, and Lightning connector-the iPod touch is a device intended for a different audience. An audience that skews younger than the iPhone's and one that desires a cool media and game player that can stand on its own rather than feel like an iPhone's hobbled sibling. And for this reason, a comparison to the fourth-generation (4G) iPod touch is more apt.


  • When it comes to a device to play music and video, you can't really ask for more than the iPod touch delivers. This is the best screen on any media device of its size, there's decent storage capacity on both models and the graphical power means this can play games that look as impressive as any handheld games console. It's a bit of a clich, but the iPod touch really is a fantastic little gadget.


  • The seventh-generation iPod Nano is an incredibly compact portable media player with gym-friendly features, but it's overshadowed by the superior value of Apple's iPod Shuffle and fourth-generation iPod Touch.


  • The 2012 iPod nano 7th generation doesn't have the chops to make the same impact as a new iPod touch or iPhone 5. Its screen isn't great in some respects, it's a bit expensive and it doesn't do all that much. However, it's so much of a joy to use on a day-to-day basis that we can learn to accept most of its limitations. Strong design and Apple's excellent UI are enough to mitigate this partly underwhelming redesign.


  • The seventh-generation iPod Nano is a fine product, but we're not entirely sure who it's for. It comes across like a breeding experiment between an iPod Shuffle and iPod Touch. The kid is cute, but we think most people will be better served by its parents.

    For fitness types, the physical controls, simplicity, clip-on design and AU$55 price of the iPod Shuffle make it seem like the better deal.


  • The Apple iPod Shuffle is an adorable way to take your favorite songs on the go, but sometimes it's too small for its own good.


  • At just £39, with 2GB of storage and coming in a variety of fruity colours - our "orange" was more gold, and better for it - this iPod Shuffle is the best effort to date.


  • The 4th Generation iPad is only a minor improvement over its predecessor but still remains the tablet to beat. An upgraded A6X processor, Apple's new Lightning connector and a better front facing camera are the main differences. All in all this is an iterative upgrade that should only interest those who don't already own a 3rd Generation iPad.


  • The Samsung Galaxy Muse is quite possibly the most awkwardly designed MP3 player ever made.


  • People who are into iPod shuffle-type MP3 players should dig the $50 Samsung Muse. You get a small, light, clip-able device that delivers decent audio, which is all you need. The fact that it can sync music from a smartphone as well as a PC is a nice bonus, though choosing individual tracks can be a challenge. It's the same price as an iPod shuffle yet offers twice as much storage space (4GB vs 2GB), which is also a nice bonus, though 4GB still doesn't get you far. If this is your type of device, scoop it up.

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    I'm digging the pebble. It's designed to be the sort of lightweight MP3 player you might wear to the gym, and as that it performs wonderfully. As a more full-time player, you're obviously missing a display and proper scrubbing. But you knew that going into this. It's a "shuffle"-type device, made even more evident by the fact that I haven't quite figured out how it decides what order to play the songs. I could look at the app again, I suppose, but with a device like this I really don't care that much.


Top 5 mp3 players:

  1. Apple iPod touch 32GB White (5th Generation) NEWEST MODEL
  2. Apple iPod Nano 7th Generation 8 GB MP3 Player
  3. Apple Yellow iPod Shuffle 2 GB MP3 Player
  4. Afunta Mini Metal Clip Mp3 Player
  5. Samsung Galaxy Muse 4GB MP3 Player