A portable music player has plenty of benefits. It frees up valuable space on your phone - space for apps, games and photos, all those phone things where out-and-out quality isn't your primary concern - and it will almost certainly offer superior sound quality to even the best-sounding smartphone.

Sure, it's an extra outlay and an extra device in your jacket or bag - but if the audio quality matters, it's worth the aggro. And with these deals, you won't have to spend any more than is absolutely necessary.

Best What Hi-Fi? deals

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