Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
There were times when mobile phones did not even try to replace a music player. Now MP3s most often are played on the smartphone. But that doesn’t mean that MP3 players are a thing of the past. Such devices are still exist, they can be found without any problems in some online stores. However, among them it is easy to stumble upon outright trash. To prevent this from happening, we recommend that before purchase see our rating. He will tell which one model to purchase. He will also make it clear that some MP3 players sound noticeably better than most smartphones.
- Rating of the best MP3 players
- Astell&Kern A&norma SR15
- iBasso DX150
- Fiio X5 III
- Apple iPod Touch 6 32Gb
- Sony NW-A55HN
- Cayin n3
- Fiio X1 II
- Colorfly C3 8Gb
- Sony NWZ-B183F
- Ritmix RF-4850 8Gb
Rating of the best MP3 players
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best MP3 players||1||Astell&Kern A&norma SR15||52 990 rub.|
|2||iBasso DX150||35 590 rub.|
|3||Fiio X5 III||17 990 rub.|
|4||Apple iPod Touch 6 32Gb||16 487 rub.|
|5||Sony NW-A55HN||19 590 rub.|
|6||Cayin n3||8 690 rub.|
|7||Fiio X1 II||6 840 rub.|
|8||Colorfly C3 8Gb||4 590 rub.|
|9||Sony NWZ-B183F||3 260 rub.|
|10||Ritmix RF-4850 8Gb||1 050 rub.|
Astell&Kern A&norma SR15
Opens our selection player with a rather unusual the name. Unusual will seem and its cost. Many readers think that such devices should literally be sold right now for a penny. This model shows what is now observed reverse situation. Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 стоит дорожеmost existing smartphones! For this mp3 player asking about 53 thousand rubles! And they have a right, because in terms of quality no smartphone sounding and not suitable for this device.
This MP3 player turned out to be very plump. it indicates the presence of high-quality components inside, perfectly converting digital sound to analog. On metal The device case, designed in a special way, is present 3.5mm audio jack We recommend using for listening to music is his. Be sure the player will output sound on any headphones, even on overhead monsters! And try hard throw exclusively uncompressed tracks onto the device – for example, saved in FLAC format. Interestingly, the device even understands Apple Lossless, which can not but rejoice.
The sound can also be output to the wireless headset, using this bluetooth. However, in this case, you will significantly lose in sound quality.
Плеер Astell&Kern A&norma SR15 способен порадовать иthe ability to connect to the global web, for this in it built in Wi-Fi support. This is mainly necessary for timely firmware updates. Of course, the device also provides some other functions. But if you have a smartphone, it will seem to you that it’s better to use it than a 3.3-inch MP3 player display, the resolution of which is only 480×800 pixels.
Inside this device is a lithium polymer battery. Its charging takes place via the micro-USB connector, and this process will be rarely needed, even if you are going to listen to many tracks every day. By the way, 64 are allocated for their storage GB of read-only memory. If this seems not enough, then no one prohibits the use of an arbitrarily capacious microSD card.
- Perfect sound quality;
- A decent amount of permanent memory;
- There is a microSD slot;
- Unusual and catchy design;
- A metal case is used;
- Good display
- There are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules;
- Long battery life;
- All popular audio formats are supported.
- Astronomical price tag;
- The player cannot be called light;
- Uses micro-USB connector.
Another Hi-Fi player in our ranking. It is distinguished by its elegant a control panel located on one of the side ends. On the there is not only an analog volume control, but also three keys used to switch tracks and pause playback. However, to such an arrangement you can easily find fault – the fact is that they are pressed in your pocket will have to forget. It would be better if the buttons were on the top or bottom butt.
This model can not be called any cheap. It’s connected with the presence of two central audio processors here. In their As chips AKM AK4490EQ act. It seems that their capabilities Enough for any audiophile. Interestingly, this is one of the few portable devices supporting audio files with frequency sampling up to 384 kHz. And here, a plug-in module is used amplifier! The player also has a slot for a memory card. The device supports a maximum of 2 TB drives, which so far simply does not exist. As for own memory, then its built-in 32 GB. Not God knows what, but many At first, buyers will have enough of this volume.
On the front panel of the device is a color display, whose diagonal is 4.2 inches, and the resolution is 768×1280 points. Unlike the previous model, this MP3 player is capable of and Photos show, and start video playback. Confuses only the sensor used here. He is very bad reacts to light touch of the user. This is the only inconvenience that this player will cause. Someone will turn attention also to the thickness of the gadget. But this is a Hi-Fi player, it is not may be thin.
The firmware of the device is based on the operating system Android In the device settings, you can activate Bluetooth, thereby transmitting sound to the headset. But it’s better to do it all the same wired method, only in this case you can enjoy music in its best quality. Especially if this music is stored in uncompressed flac format. By the way, transfer files from a computer possible by cable – the process is very fast, because here USB 3.0 specifications are used. Well, for the Internet connection Wi-Fi module responds. The manufacturer could also add a slot for SIM cards, but in this case he would not have got an MP3 player, but smartphone.
Under the metal case of the device is hidden lithium polymer battery. Its full charge is enough for 11 hours of heavy use. A little but nothing else to wait when using here the Android operating system does not accounted for.
- The device has two built-in audio processors;
- Chic metal case;
- A replaceable amplifier module is used;
- Built-in USB Type-C;
- On board full Android;
- Supports FLAC and some other formats;
- Good display resolution;
- There are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi;
- Realized support for very high frequency sound discretization.
- Not very long battery life;
- The screen does not have the most sensitive sensor;
- Very high cost;
- Weight reaches 245 g;
- Buttons to control playback – not at best location.
Fiio X5 III
One of the cheapest Hi-Fi players available on Russian market. In most stores they ask for about 24 thousand rubles. At the same time, the gadget feels much more expensive product. Mainly due to the metal body and impressive thickness. I’m glad that in terms of weight the device still can’t be compare with a brick or something similar – an MP3 player is no heavier most flagship smartphones.
At the ends of the device there are many interfaces and elements management. Including the device received a convenient wheel adjust the volume level. There are also buttons responsible for Skip to the previous and next song.
Like some other modern MP3 players, the Fiio X5 III functions using Android. This means that the user is waiting familiar functionality – the device will not only listen music, but also watch videos, go online and do other things actions. Access to the global web is through Wi-fi Also, this model received a Bluetooth module. But using a wireless headset is recommended only as a last resort case. You will feel all the beauty of sound only when wired connecting. It should be noted that among those present here Interfaces include linear and coaxial outputs. It speaks of that you can output sound not only to the headphones, but also to any columns.
Of course, this player supports various uncompressed formats. sound files. This allows you to enjoy sound in CD quality. Also, the device can be used as an e-book. Curiously, even the PDF format is supported here. But about reading it’s better to forget the magazines, because the modest 4-inch screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels.
If you are a music lover, you will definitely want to store a huge Media Library By default, the Fiio X5 III provides only 32 GB read-only memory, some of which is occupied by the operating system. But no one forbids additionally inserting a microSD card. AND even two! This is exactly the number of slots present here. The maximum system must detect 256 gigabytes drives.
Converting digital sound to analog is done here. using a pair of DACs called AKM AK4490EQ. Sound power on the channel reaches 480 mW. It seems that most buyers that will be enough. But 10 hours of battery life from a full charge of a lithium polymer battery – this is by no means impressive setting. But there is nothing to be done about it, because Android operating system itself consumes decent volumes of energy. As for the charger, it connects to micro-USB connector.
- Two audio processors are built in;
- A large number of connectors;
- There are modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth;
- Elegant design with metal body;
- Wide functionality implemented thanks to Android;
- A variety of audio file formats are supported;
- It understands sound with a sampling frequency of 384 kHz;
- Built-in two slots for memory cards.
- Uses micro-USB connector;
- Not the longest battery life;
- Mediocre display;
- The OS sometimes lacks RAM.
Apple iPod Touch 6 32Gb
Apple makes the most of the sale smartphones. However, she does not forget about other devices. For example, in some online stores you can still purchase her MP3 player. iPod Touch 6 is almost a copy one of the old iPhones. It uses the same 4-inch touch screen with a resolution of 640×1136 pixels. The device also received iOS – an operating system, thanks to which the device is able to boast the widest functionality. Many buyers use iPod Touch 6 not so much for listening to music, how much for watching movies, including including those with Full HD resolution.
Just want to warn about one serious drawback. This The player has 32 GB of permanent memory. And that’s it, expand this volume No way, because there is no microSD card slot. Saves The situation is only the ability to listen to music from iTunes. But this can only be done in the range of a Wi-Fi network, since insert The SIM card in this device will not work.
The device supports many serious audio file formats. But you shouldn’t hope for a chic sound quality. Alas it is not Hi-fi player. There isn’t even a separate audio processor; processing Sound is assigned to the regular Apple A8! But then the device received rear camera with a resolution of 8 megapixels. Do buyers need it MP3 player is another question.
You can connect wired headphones to this device, and Bluetooth headset. You won’t feel much difference in sound. As for the operating time, in the video playback mode the player will last about 8 hours. Well, you can listen to music at all more than a day. In theory. In fact, it all depends on how many applications are installed, and which of them work in the background. Not everyone will be pleased and the connector for the charger, as which stands Lightning. But if you already owned at least one “apple” smartphone, it is unlikely that you will cause any Problems.
- The player turned out compact and light;
- The body is made of metal;
- Wide functionality provided by iOS;
- There is a camera;
- Built-in wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi;
- Many audio file formats are supported.
- The sound quality is not perfect;
- There is no slot for a memory card;
- Find on sale is becoming increasingly difficult;
- Often not very long battery life;
- There are no separate buttons for switching tracks.
Sony is still releasing its own MP3 players. And you thought she completely forgot about her Walkman brand? One of Her latest devices of this kind is the Sony NW-A55HN. This the device is quite different from smartphones of the same manufacturer. Although it also uses a touch screen. is he Packed in a metal case that can be painted in one or some other color. At the same time, the MP3 player received a surprisingly narrow functional. If competitors can play videos and open image, then here the whole emphasis is on music. Not excluded that it’s for the best.
The resolution of the 3.1-inch screen installed here is 480×800 pixels. And if this does not hint at a price segment, then you can’t say this about memory. Its volume does not exceed 16 GB, while firmware takes up a large part. Yes, you understood correctly. MP3 player Sony NW-A55HN belongs to the mid-budget segment. That is, no need to rely on chic sound quality. DAC here there is, but he is not one of the expensive models. This is indicated at least the fact that the device does not support audio files with a frequency discretization over 192 kHz. As for the formats, the device understands FLAC, and Apple Lossless, and AIF, and many others files.
The best way to experience music is with wired headphones. It’s a pity that this MP3 player is unlikely to pull any overhead monsters. The fact is that the sound power per channel is not exceeds 35 mW. By the way, the kit includes good headphones, having one distinguishing feature: they are supplemented by an active function noise reduction. This should please everyone who is going to use the device in the subway and other noisy places.
Like many other modern MP3 players, the Sony NW-A55HN Lets you use yourself paired with a Bluetooth headset. Connecting some accessories is greatly accelerated by the presence of an NFC chip here. But when transmitting sound through the “blue tooth” You’ll have to forget about listening to the FM radio, as you will depriving him of the antenna.
It remains to add that the product is not equipped with the most capacious battery. However, with the firmware used here, which is noticeably simplified, A full charge may last as much as 45 hours of battery life. AND if it will certainly please, then the charging connector will cause opposite feelings – it has a proprietary form.
- Nice design with metal body;
- There is an FM radio;
- There are NFC and Bluetooth modules;
- A variety of audio file formats are supported;
- The kit includes headphones with noise reduction system;
- Long battery life;
- Weight does not exceed 99 g.
- Little of one’s own memory
- The display may seem too small;
- No internet access;
- Proprietary charging connector.
A real handsome man who changes the idea of modern MP3 players. If the top models have a full face screen panel, then this device received a very small display, under which are the touch buttons. And there is also a sticker that says the device supports Hi-Res Audio She hints that this is a full-fledged Hi-Fi player, albeit with a price tag not exceeding 10 thousand rubles.
Like all representatives of the upper half of our ranking, Cayin N3 has a metal case. As for the display, its The diagonal is only 2.4 inches. Resolution 360×400 pixels allows you to get acquainted with all the menu items and information about playable song. And you don’t need more, because this device is not Designed for watching videos or graphic files.
At the ends of the MP3-player you can find not only additional keys, but also numerous interfaces. Here are present coaxial and line outputs, as well as a USB Type-C port. Last, which is important, corresponds to the high-speed characteristics of USB 3.0. Well, the first two are for connecting headphones and even relatively small columns. Implemented here and support Bluetooth connections, but the sound is transmitted through it still not in better quality.
As expected, such a portable player is capable of play a variety of audio files – from standard MP3 to Advanced Apple Lossless. It’s nice that the device recognizes even audio tracks with a sampling frequency of 384 kHz. Keep Media Library should be on the memory card. The most recognizable volume of replaceable drive – 256 GB.
Under the metal case of this MP3 player is hiding lithium ion battery. Its full charge lasts 12 hours continuous work. If you like falling asleep to music, then you the sleep timer will come in handy. We draw your attention to the fact that the complete cable may be defective – it will not allow Transfer music to the player, nor charge it. The problem is being solved buying a new wire. Such an unpleasant surprise can be expected the buyer.
Converting digital sound to analog here with the AKM AK4490EQ DAC. Its presence allows us to hope that the owner of this MP3 player will be able to enjoy music in everything her splendor. Well, the sound power of 130 mW per channel makes it clear that the device will “pump” even some speakers, not to mention over-ear headphones.
- High sampling rate supported;
- Highly affordable price tag;
- Understands a wide variety of audio file formats;
- Integrated DAC;
- A large number of connectors for audio output;
- Uses USB Type-C port;
- Weight is only 100 g;
- Good sound power.
- Touch buttons will not please everyone;
- Little of one’s own memory
- Modest functionality;
- Not the longest battery life.
Fiio X1 II
Another Hi-Fi player in our selection. However, it can be so consider only conditionally. Still, he produces a sound is not in that the quality that those who open our rating could boast of players. However, most of the built-in into this model of the TI PCM5242 audio processor.
This device turned out to be relatively small. About half front panel occupies a 2-inch color display, resolution which is 320×240 pixels. It is mainly intended to display information about the musical composition and change settings. Playback control is assigned to located under the display touch pad. She is too sensitive, therefore occasionally random track switching happens. This happens before as long as you do not get used to such a sensor.
This player has the most simplified firmware. But this does not prevent him from recognizing a variety of audio file formats. we We recommend listening to music in FLAC and Apple Lossless. Doing so needed in wired headphones connected to a 3.5 mm to the connector. And these headphones should be good – repeatedly helped choose just those. Built in player and bluetooth module, but in wireless headset any music will turn into porridge, as if it were a low bitrate MP3 file. And this is not a problem devices, this is the trouble of the “blue tooth” itself.
Most often, manufacturers of MP3 players save on constant memory. It just so happened that she is now the most expensive design element. In Fiio X1 II there is no memory from the word “absolutely.” You have to store music exclusively on the card microSD The maximum system recognizes 256 gigabyte storage device.
Despite the rather low cost, this player can use paired with extremely large headphones. Manufacturer stated sound power of 100 mW per channel. Regarding the autonomous work, then miracles should not be expected. Fiio X1 II Owners Announce ten hours of sound. Charging a Li-ion Battery implemented via microUSB connector.
- Weight does not exceed 102 g;
- A metal case is used;
- Almost all audio file formats are supported;
- Built-in Bluetooth module;
- Good sound quality.
- There is no own memory;
- Too sensitive touch wheel;
- Built-in microUSB;
- Not very wide functionality;
- Very simple display.
Colorfly C3 8Gb
Sometimes even very cheap Hi-Fi players have some volume permanent memory. For example, Colorfly C3 includes 8 gigabyte internal storage. This is enough for a few albums saved in FLAC format. And it is recommended to listen just such music, since the player will easily allow you to understand, due to which makes MP3 songs weigh so little. Although perfect quality you still shouldn’t count the sound, because the structure of the device The modest TI PCM1770 audio processor came in. Perhaps the main advantage of Colorfly C3 over ultra-budget MP3 players is not sound quality, but the ability to connect very large over-ear headphones.
Of course, when buying such a device is not necessary limit yourself to so much modest amount of music. You can use a microSD memory card, storing 64, 128 or even 256 GB of audio files. The choice of track is carried out here at help touchpad. This is a typical solution used in many inexpensive devices of this kind. Of course, the touch panel will not allow you to control the player blindly when it is in your pocket. Yet The device has an OLED display. But its diagonal is only 0.82 inches. In a word, it seems almost completely useless.
If the above MP3 players provided Bluetooth, and sometimes a coaxial output, there is nothing of the kind here. Wireless audio transmission is completely ruled out. Well, for headphone jack uses a standard 3.5mm connector. And the network adapter is connected, horror, to the miniUSB port. It used to be a popular connector found in SLRs. cameras, Sony PSP game console and some others devices. Now it seems to be archaism.
The player understands a strictly limited set of audio file formats: MP3, WMA, FLAC, APE and WAV. From a full charge, the device sounds on for 8-12 hours, depending on the type of connected headphones. This is quite enough for someone, but someone will stay dissatisfied.
- There is a certain amount of memory;
- All major audio file formats are supported;
- Metal case;
- Weight is only 100 g;
- The firmware works without any problems.
- Minimum functionality;
- There is no Bluetooth;
- Uses miniUSB connector;
- Touch control is unlikely to please anyone;
- Sampling rate is limited to 48 kHz;
- A very small display;
- The backlight of the buttons goes out almost instantly.
Of course, our review cannot consist only of Hi-Fi players, because not everyone can afford it. This collection is required You need to enable Sony NWZ-B183F. This is a simple MP3 player, sold for only 3 thousand rubles. There is no longer any large display. No, the screen is preserved, but it allows you to see name of the composition, familiarize yourself with the playback mode and Understand how much the battery is dead. Curious that even such an inexpensive device received a metal case. And also he is capable of boasting physical buttons that can be pressed even in your pocket.
Japanese manufacturer recommends using its device during sports. Indeed, such a miniature gadget will not be felt on the body when you are running or lifting the barbell. And how could it be otherwise if it weighs only 30 g? If you are to him also plug in waterproof headphones, it will be absolutely wonderful! Just remember that they must be wired. Alas but bluetooth This player has not received.
Despite the modest size and weight, the device still turned out to be endowed with some internal memory. If to speak more specifically, the user is waiting for 4 GB. And here are the card slots microSD is not here. This does not allow the device to be used when long flight or somewhere else – you just do not have enough stock of music stored on it. And whether it is necessary to say that Does the device only understand MP3 files? Other formats are not perceived. not so much for the sake of saving on hardware, but because of a lack of space for their storage.
Sony at the time made a name for itself on radios. This is partly why she continues to integrate the FM tuner into many their devices. He is in the Sony NWZ-B183F. Max product able to store in memory the frequencies of three dozen radio stations, which can be considered an impressive result. In most cities Russia simply does not have that many!
Since an MP3 player is so simple, you can expect a long time of his work. Why use battery power here? Indeed, a full charge of a lithium polymer battery is enough for 18-20 hours of sound. Excellent result, with which you can not remember the network adapter for several very long workouts!
- Metal case;
- There is a digital equalizer;
- Easy and convenient operation;
- Modest weight;
- There is an FM radio;
- Nice design;
- Very long battery life;
- Many color options.
- Low sound power per channel;
- Only MP3 format is supported;
- No slot for MP3 card;
- There is no bluetooth.
Ritmix RF-4850 8Gb
The cheapest representative of our review. For this model they ask for only 1,500 rubles, and sometimes less! It is clear that so inexpensive MP3 player will not be able to play movies or provide some other functionality. Amazing he able to recognize FLAC files! At this cost, it seemed that the device will only reproduce far less quality MP3 music.
On the front panel of this device is not only a panel control, but also a 1.8-inch display. Its resolution is 128×160 pixels. This is enough not only to familiarize yourself with the name of the composition, but also for viewing graphic files. Yet the product received 8 GB of read-only memory. If that doesn’t seem enough, You can insert a microSD card. It’s only a pity that the maximum the system recognizes only a 16-gigabyte drive.
This player is equipped with a modest battery, and the amplifier and DAC not here at all. In this regard, the user is waiting for sound power in 5 mW per channel. Therefore, you can connect to the player only “in-ear” or “gag”, about on-ear headphones is better to forget. As for the operating time, it does not exceed 8 hours. Charging is carried out through the terribly outdated miniUSB connector, with this will have to come to terms.
- There is an FM radio;
- There is a digital equalizer;
- Wide functionality;
- Supports many audio file formats;
- There is some amount of own memory;
- Not the worst LCD;
- Very low cost.
- Very short run time;
- Low sound power
- Simple plastic case;
- Uses miniUSB connector;
- Hangs on some songs;
- Short service life (often a little more than six months).
This is the list of the best MP3 players sold in Russia. online stores. We tried to talk about the top and inexpensive models. Now you have to choose a specific device focusing on your preferences and financial opportunities.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.