Articles & Videos: Portable High-res Music Players

Keeping your portable player or smartphone at safe volume levels not only protects your hearing, but can also improve your listening experience in the process.

The MP3 format is still the de facto standard for digital music. Understanding what it is — and its limits can help expand your listening options.

iPod® Glossary
by Ralph Graves

Glossary of terms associated with Apple iPods, iPhones and iPads.

What are firmware updates?
by Robert Ferency-Viars

What exactly is firmware, and why is it so important? This article answers those questions, and offers some advice on how to keep your gear's firmware up to date.

Music players like the iPod® are more about portability than quality sound. But a new product aims to elevate the portable listening experience far beyond good enough.

The Astell & Kern AK100 represents a new benchmark for portable audio, with true audiophile performance you can fit in your pocket. It plays high-resolution music files, delivering them with all their native detail and depth for high fidelity playback beyond the capability of CDs.

The Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman represents the evolution of one of our most iconic electronic devices. It'll play your hi-res digital files, and gives you up to 192GB of storage so you can take your collection wherever you go.