Best portable music players 2019

Product of the year

Best portable music player £500-£1000

Astell & Kern A&norma SR15

An extremely appealing all-rounder

Best buys

Best portable music player under £200

Sony NW-A45

Convincing hi-res sound and plenty of stamina

Best portable music player £200-£500

Cowon Plenue D2

A class-leading budget portable music player

Best portable music player over £1000

Astell & Kern A&futura SE100

Portable music players rarely sound this good

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