MP3 players: Best Buys
Music to your ears
The iPod may be a household name, but there are a vast array of other MP3 players out there. So how good are they?
Having tested thousands on MP3 players in the last ten years, our team of independent experts know how to look beyond the hype and give you trustworthy, relevant buying advice.
- The Which? experts test dozens of MP3 players to discover which ones are Which? Best Buys and which ones to skip.
- We give you our advice in plain English, rather than techy jargon, so you won't end up regretting your decision the first time you put on your favourite album.
- Many MP3 players also let you play films. So we rate the video quality, screen brightness, smoothness and visibility from different viewing angles.
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What makes a Best Buy MP3 player?
MP3 player reviews you can trust
You want an MP3 player that sounds great and is easy to use when transferring music files and when you’re out and about. So we analyse the sound quality, noise and maximum volume of each MP3 player using the bundled headphones as well as a pair of high-quality headphones. We scrutinise the display quality, portability, transfer speed and shock resistance – all things that tend to become niggles over time.
Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.
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