A portable music player has many a benefit. Not only will it free 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 - but it will almost always 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 with these deals, at least you won't have to spend any more than is absolutely necessary.

Best What Hi-Fi? deals

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