Updated July 12, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Bluetooth MP3 Players

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in August of 2018. While your smartphone has the ability to store and play your favorite tunes, music takes up a lot of memory, not to mention the fact that phones are notorious for their poor audio quality. These Bluetooth MP3 players, however, provide high-fidelity sound while still offering wireless convenience, easy portability, and a variety of price points to suit every budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best bluetooth mp3 player on Amazon.

10. SanDisk Clip Sport Plus

9. Pioneer XDP-30R

8. Astell & Kern Super Junior

7. Sony NWWS623/B

6. FiiO M7

5. FiiO M11

4. Sony NW-A45/B Walkman

3. FiiO X7II

2. Berennis A30

1. Apple iPod Touch 7th Generation

Editor's Notes

July 12, 2019:

MP3 players may have seemed like they were going out of fashion for a while due to the explosion of smartphones, but there has recently been resurgence in their popularity for a variety of reasons. Anyone who cares about how their music sounds knows that phones just don't cut it. They can't match the high-fidelity sound of models like the FiiO X7II, Sony NW-A45/B Walkman, FiiO M11, Astell & Kern Super Junior, and Pioneer XDP-30R. This shouldn't come as a surprise though, as smartphones are designed to be a jack of all trades, but master of none. Conversely, MP3 players are optimized to do one thing, and do it well — play music.

Though we feel the sound quality of the previously-mentioned models outperforms the Apple iPod Touch 7th Generation, it landed our number one spot for a multitude of reasons. As one expects from Apple products, everything from its physical make up to its user interface seems well thought out and designed for intuitive use. It is also available in configurations with up to 256GB of storage space, so you don't have to worry about buying and keeping track of memory cards. Plus, it makes the ideal choice for a child who isn't quite ready for a phone, but wants to be able to listen to music and play games on a handheld device.

MP3 players can also be better for exercise than a phone. For example, the Berennis A30 and SanDisk Clip Sport Plus are both very small and lightweight. The latter can be clipped onto clothing or a belt, too, and features a water-resistant design. The Sony NWWS623/B, which comes in the form of headphones, is completely waterproof, so you can swim laps while still enjoying your favorite tunes.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on July 12, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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