The best 10 MP3 players in comparison

Which are the best MP3 players of 2020?

Best MP3 players of 2020 (1 - 5)
MP3 player comparison
Comparison winner
MP3 player comparison
Comparison winner
Apple iPod 5 touch 64G
Comparison winner
Apple iPod 5 touch 32G
Comparison winner
Apple iPod 4 touch 32G
Comparison winner
Apple iPod 4 touch 16G
Comparison winner
Sony NWZ-F805
Comparison winner
Apple iPod nano
Comparison winner
Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0
Comparison winner
Sony NWZ-E574
Comparison winner
Sony NWZ-F806BLK
Comparison winner
Cowon J3 32GB
Image
Apple iPod 5 touch 64G
100points
Apple iPod 5 touch 32G
97points
Apple iPod 4 touch 32G
79points
Apple iPod 4 touch 16G
78points
Sony NWZ-F805
68points
Apple iPod nano
68points
Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0
60points
Sony NWZ-E574
59points
Sony NWZ-F806BLK
58points
Cowon J3 32GB
56points
Best price
Best price
Summary
Summary
  • Design (100)
  • Audio (80)
  • Connectivity (100)
  • Features (100)
  • Design (100)
  • Audio (80)
  • Connectivity (100)
  • Features (98)
  • Design (96)
  • Audio (80)
  • Connectivity (76)
  • Features (70)
  • Design (96)
  • Audio (80)
  • Connectivity (76)
  • Features (69)
  • Design (84)
  • Audio (67)
  • Connectivity (63)
  • Features (46)
  • Design (81)
  • Audio (33)
  • Connectivity (43)
  • Features (69)
  • Design (70)
  • Audio (67)
  • Connectivity (32)
  • Features (80)
  • Design (64)
  • Audio (100)
  • Connectivity (0)
  • Features (60)
  • Design (82)
  • Audio (76)
  • Connectivity (1)
  • Features (69)
  • Design (59)
  • Audio (75)
  • Connectivity (21)
  • Features (78)
Pros
Pros
  • More internal storage
  • Higher resolution
  • Higher pixel density
  • Bigger screen size
  • More megapixels (main camera)
  • Newer Bluetooth version
  • Higher resolution
  • Higher pixel density
  • Bigger screen size
  • More megapixels (main camera)
  • Newer Bluetooth version
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Higher pixel density
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) connectivity
  • Higher pixel density
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) connectivity
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) connectivity
  • Newer Bluetooth version
  • Bigger screen size
  • Active noise-canceling (ANC)
      Cons
      Cons
      • Radio
      • Radio
      • Bluetooth version
      • Megapixels (main camera)
      • Radio
      • Bluetooth version
      • Internal storage
      • Megapixels (main camera)
      • Radio
      • Internal storage
      • Resolution
      • Accelerometer
      • Internal storage
      • Screen size
      • Pixel density
      • Resolution
      • Stereo speakers
      • Internal storage
      • Pixel density
      • Resolution
      • LED-backlit display
      • Accelerometer
      • Internal storage
      • Screen size
      • Pixel density
      • Resolution
      • Accelerometer
      • Bluetooth version
      • Resolution
      • Accelerometer
      • Battery level indicator
      • Stereo speakers
      • Pixel density
      • Screen size
      • Resolution
      • Audio output power
      • Bluetooth version
      • LED-backlit display
      Design
      Built-in clipYou can clip your device to your clothes and carry it easily, e.g. in a gym.
      Built-in clipYou can clip your device to your clothes and carry it easily, e.g. in a gym.
      LED-backlit displayUses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
      LED-backlit displayUses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
      Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
      Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.326ppi326ppi330ppi330ppi267ppi183ppi233ppi200ppi267ppi167ppi
      ResolutionResolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
      ResolutionResolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.640 x 1136px640 x 1136px640 x 960px640 x 960px480 x 800px240 x 432px480 x 800px240 x 320px480 x 800px272 x 480px
      Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
      Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.4"4"3.5"3.5"3.5"2.5"4"2"3.5"3.3"
      Total score for "Design"
      Total score for "Design"
      Audio
      Audio output powerAudio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
      Audio output powerAudio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.2 x 0.05W2 x 0.029W
      3.5mm audio jackWith a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
      3.5mm audio jackWith a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
      One-piece deviceThe device has built-in headphones, which make it very comfortable while doing sports.
      One-piece deviceThe device has built-in headphones, which make it very comfortable while doing sports.
      Active noise-canceling (ANC)This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
      Active noise-canceling (ANC)This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
      Stereo speakersDevices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
      Stereo speakersDevices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
      Total score for "Audio"
      Total score for "Audio"
      Connectivity
      Bluetooth versionBluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
      Bluetooth versionBluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.442.12.1343N.A.2.12
      Built-in USB male connectorThe device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.
      Built-in USB male connectorThe device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.
      HDMI outputDevices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
      HDMI outputDevices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
      Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) connectivityWi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
      Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) connectivityWi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
      Wi-Fi connectivityThe device can connect to Wi-Fi.
      Wi-Fi connectivityThe device can connect to Wi-Fi.
      Total score for "Connectivity"
      Total score for "Connectivity"
      Features
      AccelerometerAn accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
      AccelerometerAn accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
      Battery level indicatorAn indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
      Battery level indicatorAn indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
      Internal storageThe internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
      Internal storageThe internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.64GB32GB32GB16GB16GB16GB8GB8GB32GB32GB
      Megapixels (main camera)The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
      Megapixels (main camera)The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.5MP5MP0.7MP0.7MPN.A.N.A.3.2MPN.A.N.A.N.A.
      RadioA built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
      RadioA built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
      Total score for "Features"
      Total score for "Features"
      This page is currently only available in English.