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Top-Rated MP3 Players
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Tested MP3 Player Brands

  • Apple
  • Archos
  • Blue Raven
  • Cowon
  • Creative
  • iRiver
  • Microsoft
  • Philips
  • Samsung
  • Sandisk
  • Sony
  • Yamaha

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Over 50 MP3 player models tested.

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  • What type: Flash memory based or hard-disk?
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  • Battery life
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