Best portable media players

We round up reviews of the best PMPs available

There are a lot of PMPs -- portable media players -- on the marketand it can be difficult to work out which ones are good. Portable media players from brands like Cowon, Creative and Apple are available with a range of different sized screens, different features and varied storage options. We've rounded up the best portable media players to have passed through our Test Centre.

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Cowon iAudio V5

The Cowon V5 (32GB version) costs $459 which is a bit steep when you can get a 64GB Apple iPod Touch with Wi-Fi for $549. The V5 for is those dedicated users who need a portable media player that provides superior audio/video playback and good connectivity options (SPDIF and HDMI). But for the rest, get the iPod Touch.

  • Review Date:
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  • Manufacturer:
  • 7th July, 2010
  • Laldinfela Pachuau
  • Cowon
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent sound, very good HD video playback, good format support, great battery life
  • Cons:
  • Uninspiring interface, no Wi-Fi, better OS and more app support would make it better
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