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Consumer Reports ranked the 18 best flash-based MP3 player, and shockingly, the iPod nano isn't number one. Now, give me a second while I go cry and kiss my pictures of Steve Jobs in my Apple shrine. Okay, all better. They actually ranked the iRiver U10, Cowon iAudio U3 and the oldie, but goodie Samsung YP-T8 ahead of the iPod Nano based on audio quality, headphone quality and battery life. To see the rest of the list and the rest of the details about the ranking, those money-grubbing Consumer Report whores want us to subscribe, but I take my news/reviews like I take my digital music, free. So this free list of the top five will have to do.


Consumer Reports' Top Flash MP3 Players [Yahoo!]