Smartphones may have taken over, but there's still a time and place for a dedicated portable music player...

And if you want to get serious, the higher-end portable players can deliver good enough audio quality to double-up as the main music source in your home. Our round-up features the best players on the market and includes models from Apple, Astell & Kern and Sony.

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Under £150
Under £250
Under £350

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Under £750
Under £1000

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