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Top Five MP3 Players That Serve All Your Audio Needs

With a whole host of brands and models to choose from on the market today, choosing the right MP3 player may seem harder than you may originally think. So, to help you make your decision, find below a handy guide to the top 5 MP3 players available to buy.

1. Apple iPod Nano 16GB

iPod nano has been completely redesigned with Multi-Touch–the same technology that makes iPhone, iPad and iPod touch so amazing. Now it’s half the size and even easier to play. Everything you want to hear is just a tap or swipe away.The king of smaller MP3 players has had an image overhaul with the removal of buttons in favour of a glossy, 1.54-inch touchscreen. A Shuffle-like clip adds even easier portability so you can walk, run, ride or dance with your favourite songs on your sleeve (or pocket, jacket or bag).

The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to 24 hours of non-stop music. So when you clip on an 8GB or 16GB iPad nano, you’ll have plenty of tunes to make it through your commute, your workout and beyond. Give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library.

2. Apple iPod Classic 160GB

Ah Rejoice; the iPod Classic is back to full 160GB of storage, making it the perfect companion for true music lovers. With 80GB or 160GB of storage, iPod classic gives your music and video room to move. It also has plenty of energy (up to 40 hours of audio playback.

It has good looks (a sleek, all-metal design) and a great personality (a brand-new interface with Cover Flow). In other words, iPod classic makes an ideal companion. Experience a whole way to browse and view your music and video.

3. Sony Walkman A845

It may be the thinnest ever Sony MP3 player, at just 7.2mm deep, but the WALKMAN A845 is packed with features. Choosing tracks and watching videos is simple and fun on the large, scratch-resistant 2.8″ glass display, with noticeably enhanced resolution and clarity. Pop in the new concept earphones and get more involved with your entertainment, thanks to Digital Noise Cancelling, which uses microphones in to the earphones to block up to 98% of ambient noise. There’s even an S-Master Digital Amplifier built in to deliver rich, natural audio fidelity, making it the best sounding MP3 Walkman ever.

The open format of WALKMAN makes transferring music and video from existing libraries like iTunes and Windows Media Player easy , while an FM tuner and BBC iPlayer compatibility mean you’ll never be stuck for new music and video. With 16GB of storage, the A845 has room for nearly 4,000 tracks, or 60 hours of video, and a generous battery life of up to 29 hours so every journey will be an entertaining one. A valid alternative to Apple’s MP3 players.

4. Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB

Crafted from a single piece of aluminium and polished to a beautiful shine, the new iPod shuffle feels solid, sleek and durable. Choose from gleaming silver, blue, green, orange or pink for the perfect fashion accessory.Along with up to 15 hours of battery life, iPod shuffle gives you 2GB of storage capacity, which can hold hundreds of songs. That’s plenty of room for the essential songs of your workout or commute. And for multiple playlists, Genius Mixes, podcasts and audiobooks too.

iPod shuffle isn’t just portable. It’s wearable too. Clip it to your shirt, jacket, workout gear, backpack or purse strap, and it stays put – whether you’re running an errand or running round the track.

5. Creative Zen X-FI 32GBZEN Xi-Fi2

Experience the sound of perfection with your stored movies and FM radio – with X-Fi technology that restores audio to even higher levels of clarity than before. Immerse yourself in a natural listening experience as the state-of-the-art X-Fi technology intelligently moves the earphone stereo source away from your ears, simulating an audio experience from a pair of high-end stereo speakers.

The latest player from Creative is a step up from its predecessor, the popular ZEN X-Fi. Besides a bigger screen size, the ZEN X-Fi2 supports multiple audio formats including the much desired Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC), which delivers audio without compromising on its original quality as well as iTunes Plus (unprotected AAC format), which compresses audio data much more efficiently than older formats. Indulge in true pristine audio where you hear your music played the way it was meant to be heard.

The ZEN X-Fi2 also supports RSS feeds offline, and video out where you can share your videos and photos on your TV.

This mp3 player comes complete with EP-630 in-ear earphones, designed to block out external noise and even come with three different sizes of ear tips to offer you the most optimum comfort.

Performance: With a sizeable 32GB of storage and an SD slot the X-Fi has capacity to spare. It can also stream music from your PC via Wi-Fi and play video.

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