Best Portable music players 2017

Product of the year

Best portable music player £250-£750

Astell & Kern AK70 MKII

“The precise, dynamic and open character are very much the core of the AK70 MKII's sonic signature”

Best buys

Best portable music player under £250

Cowon Plenue D

"A realistically priced portable music player that sounds great"

Best portable music player £750+

Astell & Kern Kann

“It’s dynamic, has a great sense of timing, and is full of insight”

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