Tunes on the move: Best portable music players on the market today

It’s 2023 and dedicated music players are still very much in demand… So, we’ve rounded-up our top four picks for this gadget category…

Nowadays, technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, and the world of audio playback is no exception. With the rise of streaming services and Bluetooth headphones, it might seem like digital audio players have become a relic of the past. However, in 2023, some players has risen above the rest to reclaim its throne as the arguably some of the best digital audio player on the market.

Sony NW-ZX707 Walkman

Enter the NW-ZX707, the latest Premium Walkman from Sony. This attractive portable gadget, if anything, offers outstanding sound quality. Built with updated components of high-end models, it also has an improved battery life, a balanced connection, a bigger 5” display and Wi-Fi capability for easy downloading and streaming features. It is designed for listeners to experience music the way the artist intended, with high-quality sound in a sleek design. In short, its intuitive user interface makes it the perfect companion for music lovers on the go, while its advanced features and unparalleled audio quality ensure that even the most discerning audiophiles will be impressed.


Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000

The A&ultima SP3000 is Astell&Kern’s flagship product that is the essence of everything the company has learned and engineered over the last 10+ years. Equipped with a Snapdragon 6125 Octa-core processor and 8GB of DDR4 memory, it also offers a Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) of 130dB so the listener can feel the clean and pure delicacy of sound.


iBasso DX320

The iBasso DX320 has a 6.5-inch full-screen design with a narrow bezel. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 6GB of RAM for a consistent and fast response, the stylish portable device also offers 128GB of onboard storage space for the convenience of music and more.


Fiio M11 Plus

The Fiio M11 Plus is driven by a Snapdragon 660, making it capable of providing a smartphone-like smooth experience while ensuring ultra-low power consumption when only listening to music for better battery life. Sounds-wise, it offers ultra-low distortion and sound coloration for live convert-like enjoyment.