25 Best MP3 Players of 2013

Posted by on January 7, 2013

Depending on whether you are looking for an MP3 player to take with you to the gym or if you just want an iPod to mellow you out after a long day of work, you will want to take these things into consideration when shopping around for your perfect MP3 player. With so many different models in the market, from iPods and Walkmans to Zunes and Connects we have compiled this list of the 25 Best MP3 players of 2013 to help you make an educated decision.
SanDisk Sansa Clip ZipIdeal for joggers, commuters, and other active music listeners, the Sansa Clip Zip delivers on-the-go music at an affordable price. This compact MP3 player is loaded with premium features, including an integrated FM radio, built in voice recorder, stop watch, and compatibility with a wide range of digital audio formats from nearly every source including AAC for DRM-free iTunes.
Samsung Galaxy PlayerSurf the Internet, take photos, play games, and carry your music, videos, and other media wherever you go with the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 Powered by Android 2.3.5, the player features a 1 GHz processor, a 4-inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen, and front- and rear-facing cameras. It also gives you access to over 250,000 apps including games, productivity software, and more.
Sony W-Series WalkmanAdd an inspiring soundtrack to your workout with the wearable W Series Walkman MP3 player. Its streamlined, one-piece construction and water-resistant design is ideal for activities that work up a sweat. And with true-to-life sound and deep bass, this all-in-one solution delivers the audio quality that you expect from Sony. What’s more, it features a convenient, three-minute quick charge that offers up to 90 minutes of battery life (up to 11 hours with full charge).
Philips Android ConnectPowered by Android, the Philips Connect offers high-speed Wi-Fi access and HD video playback for on-the-go entertainment. This 16GB device features an intuitive 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen that makes it easy to browse and download thousands of apps and games from Android Marketplace.
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Zune HDZune is the premium digital experience that gives you access to the latest in entertainment and technology, allowing you to enjoy, connect, and discover content in a whole new way–the way you like it. Browse, stream, buy, and play all you want, including music, HD video, podcasts, games, and much more.
Philips GoGear VibePhilips GoGear ViBE Portable AV Player (4GB) packs big entertainment in a superbly small design. Its 1.5” full color display shows off album art and folder view ensures easy file navigation and organization.
iPod NanoThe thinnest iPod ever featuring a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display; convenient navigation buttons; built-in Bluetooth for wireless listening; and the iPod nano comes in seven gorgeous colors.
 SanDisk Sansa FuzeWith the versatile SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ MP3 player, you’ll get more features for less money. You’ll be able to watch video on the 2.4-inch screen, share photos, listen to FM radio, record voice memos, and more–all in a device that is just 0.43-inches thin. Internal memory and a microSDHC expansion slot give you plenty of storage options for your digital media, and you can expand your enjoyment even further by adding an optional slotRadio card for an instant library of songs.
Samsung U5The U5 is so small and lightweight you can easily carry it with you everywhere and listen to your favorite sounds on the go. The built-in USB makes downloading files from your PC easy and 2 GB gives you enough space for 500 songs. Want even more music? With the FM tuner you can enjoy your favorite radio stations too.
iRiver SpinnHere’s a new spin on the personal media player–the iriver Spinn. This innovative player uses iriver’s unique spinning cylindrical control (hence the name), and is loaded with features: built-in Bluetooth support, photo and video playback, voice recording, flash games, and an FM radio with recording–all packed into an attractive silver magnesium body. Take it for a spin today.
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Samsung T10The Samsung T10 is Samsung’s thinnest and most lightweight portable media player with built-in Bluetooth technology. With the T10, you can take your music, videos, photos, and FM radio wherever you go. With Bluetooth 2.0 built into the T10, you can enjoy all that great media content with wireless Bluetooth headphones and speakers in full-stereo, high-quality sound.
RCA PearlThe RCA Pearl offers surprisingly good sound quality and is very inexpensive. It also includes some useful extras, such as audiobook support and microSD card expansion slot, and there’s a built-in USB interface. The biggest downside if you’re not used to it would be the disposable batteries.
Meizu Mini PlayerThe nicely designed Meizu Mini Player has a large, bright display and offers a variety of desirable features such as video playback and an FM radio. Unfortunately, however, there are a couple things that may turn off some users. For example it doesn’t display album art or support protected digital music.
Toshiba GigabeatAiming to make a mark as one of the market’s most powerful and sophisticated portable media players, Toshiba’s Gigabeat doesn’t disappoint. The device employs Microsoft’s intuitive Portable Media Center (PMC) software to play your favorite digital movies, music, and photos, with support for WMA Lossless, WMA, MP3, WAV, WMV, DivX, and JPEG formats.
Creative Zen SleekWeighing just 5.8 ounces, the 20 GB Creative Zen Sleek digital audio player provides everything you need to take your large music library with you wherever you roam. In addition to MP3s, it also plays WAV and WMA digital file format s–including WMA with Digital Rights Management (DRM) 9 and 10. The built-in FM tuner (with 32 presets) offers an FM rec ording function, which lets you record your programming and tunes from your favorite radio stations. The Zen Sleek also has a built-in microphone and a voice recorder for recording lectures or reminders.
iPod TouchiPod touch features a 6-mm ultrathin design and brilliant, 4-inch Retina display. The 5-megapixel iSight camera lets you take stunning photos, even in panorama, or record 1080p video. Discover music, movies, and more from the iTunes Store, or browse apps and games from the App Store. And with iOS 6—the world’s most advanced mobile operating system—you get Siri, iMessage, Facebook integration, FaceTime, Game Center, and more.
RCA Jet S2001The RCA Jet sounds good, is inexpensive, and offers an FM tuner and stopwatch. The player features a splash-proof design and includes sporty clip-on earphones, an armband, and a wristband.
SanDisk Sansa ShakerThe Sansa Shaker puts fun first with its design and functionality. Shake the device to jump to the next song, or use the colorful controller bands to advance or rewind songs. It’s got two headphone jacks and a built-in speaker to share your favorite music with your friends. A 512 MB SD Card is included, and can be replaced with a larger capacity card. Powered by a single AAA battery providing up to 15 hours of music life.
Pyle Waterproof MP3 PlayerThe Pyle Waterproof Neckband is a waterproof MP3 player with 4 gigabytes of storage – perfect for listening to music while training in the pool. It’s IPX-8 rated, for submersion in the water up to 3.3 feet. Plus, they’ve been designed to work with your swimming goggles without interfering. Connect to your computer via USB to load your favorite MP3 or WMA music files.
Sony E SeriesThe Sony E-Series Walkman MP3 Player delivers up to 50 hours of music -with video and photo playback plus FM radio just to sweeten the deal. With delicious colors, Windows drag and drop functionality and digitally restorative Sony Clear Audio Technologies, the E-Series is bling to the ears and eyes.
iPod ShuffleIntroducing the new, colorful clip-and-go iPod shuffle. Its buttons give you an easy way to play your music. With a press of the VoiceOver button, you can hear the song’s title and artist, playlist menu, or battery status. And it holds hundreds of songs, multiple playlists, and Genius Mixes, so you can always have the perfect music for every mood.
Coby MP620Introducing the Coby MP620 Video and MP3 Player. This player combines the features you expect with easy-to-use controls refined by years of experience. Enjoy digital video and audio everywhere you go with its 1.8″ TFT LCD full-color screen.
JLab GoTake your workouts and water sports to the next level with the 100% fully submersible waterproof and sweat proof GO MP3 Player Headphones by JLab. The perfect addition to your work out bag, the GO’s ergonomic, cord-free design is ideal for swimmers, cyclists, runners, triathletes, walkers, hikers, water and even snow sports.
Waterfi Waterproof iPod ShuffleThe Next Generation Waterfi Waterproof iPod Shuffle is here. Waterfi is the only company that has been waterproofing the 4th Generation iPod Shuffle since its release by Apple in September 2010. Waterproofed from the inside out, the Waterfi Waterproof iPod Shuffle allows you to do away with bulky and unreliable cases and bring your favorite music with you wherever your active life takes you.