You LOVE Bluetooth and listening to music wirelessly? Discover the best mp3 players with Bluetooth.

Comparison Table: Best MP3 Players With Bluetooth

PictureModelRatingPlaytimePrice
Sony NW A45 WalkmanSony NW A45 Walkman4.8/545 hours$$$$
Ruizu D05Ruizu D054.7/580 hours$$
iPod Nano 7th GenerationiPod Nano 7th Generation4.5/530 hours$$$$
Agptek RockerAGPtEK ROCKER4.4/57-10 hours$$$
Dansrue M01Dansrue M014.3/560 hours$$
SanDisk Clip Sport PlusSanDisk Clip Sport Plus4.1/520 hours$$$
Sony NW WS625Sony NW WS625 Walkman4.0/58 hours$$$$
Agptek G6AGPtEK G64.1/524 hours$$
Ruizu X06Ruizu X064.0/550 hours$$
Agptek A50AGPtEK A503.9/58-25 hours $$
Agptek C05AGPtEK C053.5/512 hours$$
Philips GoGEAR AriazPhilips GoGEAR Ariaz3.3/536 hours$$$

It’s REALLY hard to find a good, reliable MP3 player with Bluetooth that fits within an acceptable price range as well as be the right size.

We have brought an extensive list down to 12 of the best Bluetooth MP3 players and reviewed each one of them, highlighting their design, portability, build quality, ease of use, durability, price and the option to expand internal memory.

When you select the most feasible Bluetooth MP3 player from the comparison table below, read on for the in-depth reviews that follow.

If you are a fan of Hi-Res audio players, you might want to check our Best Portable Hi-Res Audio Players.

Bluetooth Versions/ Year of Release

Now in 2016 most Bluetooth MP3 players support Bluetooth 3.0 and above. So, before you buy any Bluetooth MP3 player make sure your Bluetooth headphones support the right version.

The following table consists of the main Bluetooth versions, the year they were released and the latest features.

Bluetooth VersionYear of ReleaseKey features
11999The standard/ first version of Bluetooth
22004Enhancement in data rate
3.0/ 3.0 HS2009Transferring data with a high speed rate
42009Combining high speed with low energy consumption
4.22014IP connectivity, Privacy and more speed

For more information about Bluetooth versions, releases and compatibility visit Bluetooth.com

Why I can’t change or skip music from my Bluetooth headphones?

In order for your headphones to control the media playback in your MP3 player, it must support AVRCP.

Bluetooth MP3 Players Reviews

#1 Sony NW A45 Review

Sony NW A45 WalkmanThe Sony NW A45 Walkman is one of the best Hi-Res music MP3 Players in 2018; it has a stylish design, superb build quality, plays a wide variety of audio formats and excellent overall performance.

Design and Build Quality

Sony NW A45 Walkman comes with a 3.1” display WVGA (800 x 480 Pixels) which is very clear and sharp.

When you hold it in your hands you can feel the good quality it was built to present, it weighs 98g which is just a little bit less than the weight of iPhone 5.

Functions and Performance

When I first saw it, I was expecting to have the same experience I would when I am navigating my IOS or Android devices and I was wrong; the UI Sony uses it’s a bit basic; with 30 FPS and it can feel at times jerky.

In general, the UI of Sony’s NW A45 Walkman is smooth and fast compared to other MP3 Players with Bluetooth, and if you’re getting the NW A45 your main reason should be the Hi-RES audio quality and wireless connectivity.

Sound Quality (True High Resolution)

Sony adopted the S-Master HX amplifier for the NW A45 Walkman; which optimizes the hi-res audio by reducing distortion and noise, allowing you to enjoy the subtleties in your music especially when you’re using lossless audio formats like DSD.

Also, the DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) helps upscale the compressed non hi-res audio format files like .MP3 & .ACC and bring them closer to hi-res quality by restoring the high-range sound lost in compression.

LDAC/ High Quality Wireless Listening

LDAC is a new audio technology from Sony that allows you to enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth. With 3x the data transmitted, LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music. (Source)

If you recently have bought one of Sony’s Hi-Res Wireless/Bluetooth headphones, such as WHH900N, then, it would be a perfect match.

Features and Specifications

  • Display: 3.1-inch (7.8cm) WVGA (800 x 480 Pixels)
  • Buttons: Physical + Touch
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • Micro SD: up to 128GB
  • Music Formats: AAC, APE, DSD, FLAC, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV and WMA
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2/ NFC
  • S-Master HX: Digital amplifier for pure sound quality
  • DSEE HX: Restores compressed music files
  • Sound Effects: 6 Band Equalizer
  • Weight:  3.5oz (98g)
  • Battery Life: 45 hours

PROS

  • Pure Hi-Resolution music player
  • Responsive touch screen
  • Clear and sharp screen resolution

CONS

  • Relatively expensive
  • 16GB of internal storage is not fair these days at this price point
  • The UI is not as good as the UI in Android or IOS, but workable.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • 1x Sony NW A45 Walkman
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 1x Startup Guide
  • 1x Instruction Manual

#2 Ruizu D05 Review

Ruizu D05Ruizu D05 Bluetooth MP3 Player is one of the newest MP3 Player in this list, it was released in the 3rd quarter of 2018, it packs some of the coolest features people like to see in 1 single modern MP3 Player.

Design and Build Quality

Ruizu provides the D05 Music Player in Black with a loud frontal speaker, a high sensitive touch buttons with back-light and a metal casing to provide that luxurious feel and build quality.

It comes with 8GB of internal storage which can pack up to 2000 songs, also, you can expand the storage through the Micro SD slot which supports up to 128GB.

Functions and Performance

The D05 Bluetooth Music Player compacts a 1.8” LCD screen which does a good job displaying the information on the screen even during daylight (it’s similar to early iPod Nano releases).

The 6 touch buttons of the D05 Music Player are very responsive and saves your ear from the noisy tactile buttons some Music Players have. Also, there is a dedicated ON/OFF button on the left side of the device and the volume keys on the right side.

The UI (User Interface) of this Bluetooth MP3 Player is simple and easy to get used to even if you’re not a tech savvy.

Built-in Loud Speaker

The idea behind the D05 Music player is providing the consumer with a compact device which packs useful features; the built-in speaker is something I appreciate in this middle class music player.

The speaker is loud and the quality of sound I found it to be best at mid volume, however, when playing at max volume you’ll notice a bit of static because the speaker is loud and has some bass.

Sound Quality – IDNR (Intelligent Digital Noise Reduction)

The IDNR chip used in the D05 Music Player helps to transfer the high sound quality to your earphones, which results in providing you with a crystal clear sound, with high notes, balanced mids and bass.

I have to say that the earphones provided in the box don’t do the D05 Music Player justice; they’re just a regular cheap earphones (just for sampling).

When you get to pair it with a good quality or even a middle class $15 earphones or Bluetooth like the YSM1000 you’ll get to experience its true potential.

Battery

The D05 playtime can last up to 80hours and when you set the volume 30% – 50% you’ll get about 40 hours of playtime depending on the quality of the songs you’re playing; the higher the quality you use, the less time you get (it’s a sacrifice we face when we play lossless files like Flacs).

When paired with Bluetooth earphones or speakers; the playtime is about 18 hours.

Overall, if you’re looking for a budget Bluetooth MP3 Player with a built-in speaker, FM Radio and expandable memory the Ruizu D05 is a well recommended Music Player.

Features and Specifications

  • 8GB of Internal Storage + (128GB Micro SD)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • High Sensitive Touch Buttons
  • FM Radio (+30 Presets)
  • Pedometer
  • Recording
  • Music Formats: MP3, WMA, APE, WAV, FLAC
  • IDNR
  • Weight 3oz (85g)
  • 80 hours Playtime
  • Affordable

CONS

  • The earphones provided in the box are low quality (just for sampling)
  • It’s relatively new (we’ll update its cons once we find them)

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • 1x Ruizu D05 Bluetooth MP3 Player
  • 1x Earphones
  • 1x Micro USB Cable
  • 1x Hanging Lanyard
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x 12 Months Warranty Card

#3 iPod Nano 7th Generation Review

iPod Nano 7th GenerationApple released iPod Nano 7th generation in 2012, and made a solo change in the 2015 model release, which included 6 refreshed colors instead of 8, just like it did with the iPod Shuffle 4th generation.

Is the iPod Nano 7th generation still worth it in 2016? Let’s see how it compares with the competition.

Design and Build Quality

The official release of iPod Nano 7th generation came with 8 colors Space Gray, Slate, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Silver and Yellow.
But for the 2015 edition Apple went with the best selling colors and added this dark tone to them Space Gray, Blue, Pink, Red, Silver and Gold.

This Bluetooth MP3 player comes with 16GB built-in storage. In simpler terms you can store up to 4000 songs. It has a smooth aluminum layer covering pretty much the whole MP3 player and it has a 2.5 inch very responsive multi touch screen.
It’s a compact, lightweight and small Bluetooth MP3 player targeted pretty much towards sport fans.

The control buttons are similar to an iPhone 5, in the face of the device we have the home button and the volume controls are on the left side, the play/pause button is in the middle between volume up and down, which has more functions. For example double click will advance the song.

At the bottom we have the headphone jack port on the left, a lightening connector at the right and in between there is a Bluetooth antenna. At the top we have the power on/off, sleep/wake button.

Functions and Performance

When you turn on the iPod Nano for the first time you will see a screen where you can set up your language, after that you will notice the 8 installed apps; Music, Video, Fitness, Podcasts, Photos, Radio, Clock and Settings.
You can’t remove them or add additional, the only additional app will be added is the audiobooks app, which will be added after the first time you sync your device to a computer.

While you can’t add apps, you can still change the order of the apps you have, by tapping and holding a particular app till you see it nudging, then place it where convenient, when done, press the home button and release it.

The performance of iPod Nano 7th generation is very intuitive, smooth and fast, thanks to the clean and friendly user interface.

FM Radio

Once your headphones are plugged you can use the built-in FM radio. The headphones work as an antenna as well.
The reception is excellent and the interface is very simple with big numbers. You can save unlimited FM stations as presets, by tapping the star next to the FM frequency.

Nike+ Fitness

iPod Nano 7th Generation Bluetooth MP3 player comes with a fitness app called Nike+ which works with the pedometer built-in, so you can easily track your steps while walking or running, calculate time and distance, Additionally, it shows approximate calories burnt during your workout.

Case + ClipTranseca clip case for iPod

Since iPod Nano is famously spread, many 3rd party companies made different style cases, to protect it and be useful at the same time, the most useful one I found is made by Transeca: it comes in 6 different colors (Black, Crystal Clear, Rosy Pink, Sea Green, Mystic Purple and Gold. They range just under $15, click here to see their current price.

Syncing Music to the iPod Nano

If you’re familiar with Apple products; iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you know that you can’t drag and drop files directly to an iPod to work. The recommended option to sync your music, podcasts, photos, videos, and audiobooks is through the iTunes app which is available for Windows users and Mac for free

Bluetooth

To pair with a Bluetooth device, make sure to enable Bluetooth on your headphone, speaker or car audio system, then go to your Bluetooth MP3 player under settings, tap Bluetooth, turn it on, tap on your device name (for example your JayBird X2 Bluetooth Earbuds), and you’re connected!

Battery

The iPod Nano 7th generation can deliver up to 30 hours of music playback, and 3.5 hours of video, surely it’s not made for playing videos, but holding that much of battery even while in sleep mode is great.

Using a wall charger will charge the device faster than a PC. Normally it takes between 2-3 hours but, Apple hasn’t provided a wall charger with this Bluetooth MP3 player, so the price won’t add up. I personally use my iPhone’s wall charger and  the iPod charges like a champ.

Overall, if the price is not an issue, the iPod Nano 7th generation is the best MP3 Player with Bluetooth we can think of. It’s light, stylish, compact, user friendly and definitely has out and out Apple quality.

Features and Specifications

  • 2.5 inch LCD multi touch display
  • Aluminum body (Durable)
  • 6 refreshed colors with the 2015 edition
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Nike+ fitness and pedometer
  • FM radio with presets
  • Clock, stopwatch and a timer

CONS

  • Expensive compared to the competition
  • No expandable storage

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • iPod Nano 7th generation
  • Apple ear buds
  • Lightening to USB cable
  • Quick start guide

#4 AGPtEK ROCKER Review

Agptek RockerThe AGPtEK ROCKER is a solid Bluetooth MP3 Player that can play lossless audio tracks; it’s a Hi-Fi entry level music player; that supports MicroSD cards up to 256GB.

Design and Build Quality

AGPtEK ROCKER has a metal casing unified body; it’s well built, feels solid in hands, it has a simple design, and the buttons provide a good tactile response.

Functions and Performance

The UI of the ROCKER is very basic yet adequately responsive; the screen resolution is somehow low quality, personally I don’t mind; because it will come at the expense of the battery, but many users would prefer the sharper/brighter screen display on the expense of battery.

The original firmware that came with the player: when the screen is off you had the option to press up/down arrow buttons and to scroll, but with the new firmware release (5th/April/2017) you cannot operate these functions while the screen is off.

So far AGPtEK have released 3 firmware updates for the ROCKER, so the performance of the player will constantly improve.

You can search for a specific song/artist/genre/album alphabetically by holding the right button in the music list interface.

It supports playlist files such as .M3U and M3U8 created by your management software such a Media Go. Also, it supports album Artwork which is a big plus especially to those who purchase songs.

Sound Quality

AGPtEK equipped the ROCKER with CS42L51 decoder DAC chip produced by Cirrus; it is a low power audio codec that delivers excellent audio performance while maximizing battery life and minimizing end-product form factor, which will translate in optimizing power consumption with a great listening experience.

Gapless Playback

AGPtEK ROCKER Bluetooth MP3 player supports playback, seamlessly transitions from one song to another: which is great for listening to live albums, classical works, or anything that sounds best when it is played continuously.

To turn the Gapless playback functionality: Go to Setting; choose ON.

Shuffle and Playlists Support under Bluetooth

One of the best functionalities that distinguish AGPtEK ROCKER is: the support of shuffle under Bluetooth, as well as supporting up to 50 Playlists (it is PROVEN TO WORK with playlists created by Windows Media Player and Media Go).

Also, it supports all major lossless audio formats: AAC, AIF (Apple lossless) APE, FLAC, OGG, WAVE, WMA Lossless, M4A, MP3 and WMA, at up to 192kHz/32bit.

Bluetooth

AGPtEK ROCKER is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 CSR; the basic playback audio quality is quite reliable, stable, smooth and clean most of the time. It works with older devices, but, it works best with devices that have Bluetooth 4.0.

Battery

AGPtEK ROCKER is equipped with 600mAh integrated lithium battery; once it’s fully charged it will deliver up to 10 hours of continuous playing at medium volume, and 7 hours when paired with a Bluetooth headphones or speakers.

To sum up, if you’re looking for a mid price range Bluetooth MP3 player that delivers a very good listening experience; and it can support shuffle and playlists under Bluetooth, you should give AGPtEK ROCKER a try.

Features and Specifications

  • Expandable up to 256GB
  • Shuffle under Bluetooth
  • Support Playlists under Bluetooth
  • Gapless Playback
  • 10 hours/ 7 hours by Bluetooth
  • DSD
  • SNR: -94DB
  • Hi-Fi entry level

CONS

  • No FM Radio
  • Low Screen Resolution

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • AGPtEK ROCKER Bluetooth MP3 Player
  • USB Cable
  • Manual

#5 Dansrue MP3 Player Review

Dansrue M01The Dansrue MP3 player is an 8GB Bluetooth MP3 player; it comes with a metal casing body which gives it the high quality feel, also it comes with a good size colorful touch screen to control and read clearly the menus and playlists.

Design and Build Quality

The material used in Dansrue Bluetooth MP3 player seems sturdy and can handle everyday use, it’s not only a good looking gadget but it’s more practical to use; it has an empty space at the top if you like to attach to your backpack or other devices using a lace or a rope.

Facing the device are where most control buttons located; scrolling through menus and playlists, increasing and decreasing volume, changing songs, and of course a back button.

To the right side there’s two buttons; the 1st is to start/stop recording and the 2nd is the power button, to the left side is where the lock button located, you slide it down and it’s locked, slide it up and it will unlock, just underneath the lock button there is a Micro SD card port which supports up to 128GB; but it can support a maximum of 4000 songs, so it’s up to you if you want to buy a 128GB card or something less to save money for the extra memory that you won’t need neither use.

At the bottom we have a 3.5mm headphone jack port and next to it there is a Micro USB port to charge and sync your device.

Intelligent digital noise reduction

The Dansrue MP3 player adopts a professional intelligent digital noise reduction chip to reduce noise; which improves the sound quality and therefore the user will have an excellent sound experience.

Dedicated Recording button

It’s a good thing what the company has done with the dedicated recording button; making it handy for users to quickly start recording their memos, meetings, interviews… etc, the only problem with having a dedicated recording button is: if you forgot to lock your device you while playing a song you might accidentally hit the button which will start recording therefore interrupting the song being played.

Functions and Performance

While many of you just care about the Dansrue being a reliable source of music, others might tend to use its other functions such as Recording, FM radio, E-books, Picture, Pedometer…
From my own experience I like the fact that a Bluetooth MP3 player should be a good substitute of playing music via Bluetooth, because we already drain our phone’s battery through all different social media apps, which leave us always concerning about battery more often especially in the middle of the day.
At the time of this review the Dansrue has 4.0/5 rating on Amazon, most of the people seems to like it and favor it over much priced MP3 players; because it has a quality design, it has a good battery life, expandable memory, Bluetooth and the fact that it’s affordable and comes with earphones.

Features and Specifications

  • Weight: 2.87oz (81.5g)
  • Lossless sound quality
  • 60 hours of playtime
  • Bluetooth
  • High sensitive touch buttons
  • Supports up to 128GB Micro SD card
  • Music Formats: MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, WAV, AAC-LC, ACELP
  • FM Radio
  • Pedometer
  • Recording
  • Intelligent digital noise reduction
  • Affordable price

Battery

Dansrue claims that the player can deliver up to 60 hours of continuous playtime when it’s fully charged; however, I think the normal consumer is likely to have around 30-40 hours of playtime because most of us set the volume to 50-70% which will lead to more consumption of the battery.

The Dansrue MP3 player takes about 2 hours to fully charge when using a direct power source (5V 0.5-1A) and up to 3 hours when charged using your laptop.

All in all, if you don’t want to drain your phone’s battery Dansrue MP3 player will make a nice source of music, mainly because it has a lossless sound quality, it’s affordable and it has a long battery life.

CONS

  • Even though it supports 128GB cards it can handle a maximum of 4000 songs
  • You have to remember to lock the player; so it won’t accidently start recording

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • Dansrue MP3 Player
  • Earphone
  • USB Cable
  • Flannel bag
  • User manual

#6 SanDisk clip sport plus Review

SanDisk Clip Sport PlusThe SanDisk Clip Sport Plus is the newest release MP3 player from SanDisk and the first of the kind to have Bluetooth capability.

It is slightly larger than the original (Non-Bluetooth), but with no Micro SD card option to expand the memory, it has 16GB of internal storage, it can hold up to 4000 songs, I doubt you’d need any extra memory.

The Clip Sport Plus with Bluetooth supports MP3, WMA (no DRM), AAC (DRM free iTunes), WAV, FLAC and Audible (DRM only).

To add tracks to the player you can drag and drop, or copy and paste it into the device. Also, you should know that the player does NOT have bookmark feature, but, it can memorize where it left off, whether you paused a song in music folder or an Audiobook, in audiobooks folder.

Best Bluetooth MP3 Player for Running/ Sports!

The original non-Bluetooth Clip sport is already one of the best MP3 players for running. Now, The Clip Sport Plus will carry on as one of the many Bluetooth MP3 players that are made for sport.

It comes with a squared 1.44” TFT (128×128 pixels) LCD display which is easy to read even in the lowest brightness settings, it is lightweight, well made,  and clips to your clothes or gear for a worry-free workout.

How to Lock SanDisk Clip Sport Plus

While reading some reviews on Amazon, I have seen that a lot of people complain that there is NO LOCK feature! Little they did know, the back button have double functionalities:

While you’re on playing mode, press and hold the back button for a few seconds and it will lock the player, prevent you from accidentally changing the track… etc, and to unlock it press and hold the same button.

SanDisk Clip Sport Plus Bluetooth

Sometimes when you connect the MP3 to your Bluetooth headphones or speaker, it will get choppy, I have found that disconnecting the paired device and reconnecting it solves this issue immediately, other than that, the Bluetooth experience is well appreciated for the price you’re paying.

Water resistant

First, let’s make it clear, the SanDisk Clip Sport Plus is water resistant and not waterproof, therefore, it’s not recommended for use underwater, if you’re looking for a waterproof MP3 player, then, this device is not for you.

The SanDisk Clip Sport plus utilizes the IPX5 protection, both the headphone jack and USB ports have a seal plug to protect the player from water jets at any direction, in other words it is meant to withstand rain and sweat.

FM Tuner with RDS

The built-in FM Radio functionality requires wired headphone, therefore, you cannot use it while you’re connected to Bluetooth headphones.

The Player support RDS which allows the station name to be displayed along with information about the broadcast, time and maybe telephone number, it’s a feature most Radio stations are implementing nowadays.

Battery

The SanDisk Clip Sport provides up to 20 hours of continuous playback with wired earphones, and up to 7 hours using Bluetooth.

Features and Specifications

  • 16GB of internal storage
  • 1.4” TFT LCD
  • Built-in FM Radio
  • Water resistant
  • 20 hours/ +7 hours when using Bluetooth
  • Lightweight
  • Competitive Price

CONS

  • No Micro SD slot option/ No expandable memory
  • No Voice Recording feature

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • SanDisk Clip Sport Plus with Bluetooth
  • Earphones
  • Multiple sizes Earbuds
  • Micro USB cable
  • Quick start guide

#7 Sony NW WS625 Walkman Review

Sony NW WS625After the success of Sony NWZ W273, Sony decided to tweak it and add a couple of useful features, such as Bluetooth/ NFC and a ring type remote control for more portability and ease of use.

Sony NW WS625 Bluetooth MP3 player is made for sport guys, many men and women like to wear them while running and working out.

Design and Build Quality

This series of MP3 player with Bluetooth comes in Black, Blue, Yellow and White, and the ring type remote control color matches the MP3 color.

It’s like the usual headphone that goes from the back of the head, it has 4GB of internal storage, so you can store a decent amount of songs, and it has Bluetooth capability to connect it to your phone or other Bluetooth devices.

On the left ear bud there is a Walkman and NFC logos, a Bluetooth pairing button with a blue light indicator, the volume rockers, and a shuffle mode button.
On the right ear bud there is the on/ off button with a green/ orange light indicator depending on your battery status, the play/ pause button which works as an answer button when you receive a phone call, next/ previous, a reset button, and the charging pins.

The overall design is neat and outstanding and looks premium, from the replaceable Earbuds, plastic headset, to the USB dock, but it could’ve been much better if they included a lock button, so that you can’t accidentally hit any button.

Functions and Performance

The Sony NW WS625 Bluetooth MP3 player fits securely and tightly over the head, it has an adjustable rubber band to tighten it up, so that when you are working out they won’t be dangling or become a source of distraction.

It comes with 3 different size Earbuds: small, medium and large whicht fits perfectly in the ear, and the sound is very good and clear, you can custom the bass, tweak the EQ and turn on features like; Clear Phase, Dynamic Normalizer and Sound Mix, by using the SongPal app

Also, it comes with 3 additional swimming Earbuds in case you’d like to use it while swimming, though the sound in water tends to be a little weak, and you’ll have to raise the volume to balance it.

The NW WS625 model has a female voice speaks the automated information voices and beeps, which can be loud.

To pair this Bluetooth MP3 player with your phone click the pairing mode button in the MP3, and go to your phone’s Bluetooth setting and you’ll find it under NW WS625 then connect it.

When you connect the Sony NW WS625 to a PC by using the provided USB dock, you can sync your music by dragging the songs and dropping them to the MP3 player.

Ring Type Remote Control

With this Bluetooth MP3 player comes a small ring type remote control, which you can adjust to fit your finger, it’s very light and fits nicely, it has all the necessary control buttons; play/ pause, which is also an answer button when you receive a phone call, volume up/ down, and skipping tracks buttons.

Since the actual control buttons are located in the ear buds of the MP3 player, it can be challenging to navigate the MP3 player, especially if you’re working out, so, including a ring type remote control makes a perfect sense.

SongPal

Sony made SongPal app to help you navigate and control music from your phone or tablet, for both Android users and IOS, you can download it for free in the Play Store and App Store.

After connecting your Bluetooth MP3 player you can stream music from your phone, whether it’s in your music library, Spotify, Apple Music, or Pandora… etc.

Battery

A full charge of this Bluetooth MP3 player can deliver up to 8 hours of playback when used as an MP3 player, and 4 hours of playback when used as a Bluetooth headset, also, it includes a quick charge feature, Sony claims that 3 minutes of charge will allow up to 60 minutes of playback, however, the Bluetooth MP3 player itself takes between 1.5 – 2 hours to fully charge.

All in all, if you’re looking for a Bluetooth MP3 player that fits securely and tightly behind the head and has an MP3 player built-in, to use for the gym or while taking laps in the swimming pool, Sony NW WS625 Walkman is a great option.

Features and Specifications

  • Bluetooth/ NFC
  • 4GB internal storage
  • Waterproof up to 2 meters
  • Remote control
  • Built-in microphone
  • Talk hands-free when receiving phone calls
  • Navigate and control music from the SongPal mobile app.
  • Snug fit
  • Easy to use
  • Premium materials

CONS

  • It’s challenging to navigate songs without the remote control
  • No expandable storage

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • Sony NW WS625 Bluetooth MP3 player
  • Charging dock
  • Earbuds with different sizes (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Swimming Earbuds (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Adjustable rubber band
  • Hanging bracket
  • Quick start guide
  • Notes on water resistant specifications

#8 AGPtEK G6 Review

Agptek G6AGPtEK G6 Bluetooth MP3 player was release in middle of  2018; bringing some new features and overall improvements of the last models.

What to know before buying AGPtEK G6

  1. This Bluetooth MP3 player is a Bluetooth transmitter, not a receiver, it just can combine with Bluetooth headphones or speakers and it cannot combine with the phone, and you should utilize the MP3 player to search Bluetooth earphones or speakers.
  2. This Bluetooth mp3 player doesn’t support DRM WMA and Audible.
  3. You cannot listen to the radio by means of Bluetooth (just by wire earphones).
  4. Does not support AAC, OGG format by means of Bluetooth.
  5. The playlist is supported under Non-Bluetooth playing situation just.
  6. When playing music or FM radio via Bluetooth, it is not enabled to go back to the main menu unless detach with Bluetooth.

Design and Build Quality

AGPtEK G6 Bluetooth MP3 player is made primarily of rubberized plastic.

The size of the unit is 2.32” tall, 1.41” width and 0.63” in depth. It has a 1.5” display clocked at 128×128 TFT which delivers bright colors with just the right contrast to balance it, and it weighs 0.88 Oz, which makes very compact and portable, especially with a clip on the back to attach to your clothes while running, or doing workouts.

This Bluetooth media player has 8GB of internal storage and the option to expand the memory through the Micro SD card up to 64GB (to prevent incompatibility, AGPtEK advises its customers to use AGPtEK memory cards).

The player has a built-in Microphone and 3.5mm headphone jack port.

The User Interface is somewhat smooth, with the right placement of the elements, icons, time/ date and it supports artwork. In general, it is straightforward UI and most people know exactly how to operate the MP3 from the first time they lay hands on.

Functions and Performance

Supporting HD HiFi sound, stereo sound, brings an unmatched musical experience, is the perfect mix of sports and music, whether you like jogging, physical fitness, trekking, riding bikes…

  • Made for Sport Enthusiast
    Super light-weight and easy to clip-on, sweat-proof with specifically developed silicone case and clock screen saver, ideal for sports fitness enthusiasts. This means, it is suitable for running activities since it has a clip to hold firmly, which makes AGPtEK G6 one of the Best Bluetooth MP3 players for running.
  • Easy Operation
    Large colored screen and independent volume control make the gadget simple and instinctive to operate, even if you’re in the exercise.
  • High Quality Sound
    Because AGPtEK G6 supports the formats MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, FLAC and OGG, it grants the sound system with Clear Stereo and Clear Bass provides deeper, richer sound quality.

Battery

AGPtEK G6 Bluetooth MP3 player includes 300 mAh rechargeable Li-polymer battery, which takes 3 hours to fully charge, and it will deliver up to 24 hours of playtime, when you use the earphone at moderate volume.

Features and Specifications

  • Screen: 1.5” inch 128 x 128 TFT display
  • Size: 2.32” x 1.41” x 0.63”
  • Weight: 0.88 oz
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • 8GB of internal storage/ Plus up to 64GB via Micro SD card (Not included)
  • Expandable memory up to 64GB
  • Music formats: MP3/WMA/OGG/ APE/FLAC/WAV/ AAC-LC/ACELP
  • Recording format: FM/MIC record and WAV
  • Photo format: JPG, BMP and GIF
  • FM frequency: 87.0 -108 MHz
  • 24 hours of playtime
  • Strong clip
  • Great sound
  • Inexpensive

CONS

  • Does not support DRM WMA file formats
  • To use FM Radio it is necessary to use wired headphones

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • AGPtEK G6 Bluetooth MP3 Player
  • Sweatproof/ protective silicone case
  • USB cable for charging and data transfer
  • Armband
  • User manual

#9 Ruizu X06 Review

Ruizu X06The Ruizu X06 Bluetooth MP3 player is one of the most famous MP3 players made by Ruizu. What made it famous and trustworthy is the long battery life and Bluetooth capability.

Design and Build Quality

Ruizu X06 Bluetooth MP3 player is made of plastic and has a rounded edges and has a lanyard space at the top, it comes in 3 different colors: black with blue, black with green and black with red.

It comes with an internal storage of 8 or 16GB, with the ability to expand the memory up to 32GB by using the Micro SD slot.

This device is small compared to Bluetooth MP3 players like Cowon, or iPod touch, though we can’t compare the quality of Ruizu to those famous names.

This Bluetooth MP3 player has a frontal clickable buttons, they are intuitive, I wish they had included a dedicated volume control, but you can press the Vol button, then use the arrows << and >> to adjust it to the level desired.

It has a mini USB port to sync audio and visual files and also to charge the MP3 player.

As for the overall build quality, it seems to handle everyday use, but since it’s made of plastic, it’s kind of fragile, it doesn’t mean it will fall to pieces when you hold it, but just to use it with care, so it can last you longer.

Functions and Performance

Once the Ruizu X06 Bluetooth MP3 player is on, you can navigate through 11 different functions: Music (MP3, WAV, APE, WMA, FLAC, OGG and AAC), Video (AMV), Recordings (WAV), Pictures (JPG, JPEG and BMP), FM Radio (Listening and Recording), E-Book (TXT), Folder, Tools, Setting, Bluetooth and Now Playing.

The user interface is fast and easy to adapt to, just bare in mind if you load too much files (more than 1000) it will become a bit slower which will result in a several seconds of delay.

The good thing about none iPod MP3 players is that they don’t require software like iTunes to sync music into, and Ruizu X06 is one of them.

The sound of this Bluetooth MP3 player is very loud, rich in bass and clear, especially if combined with good quality headphones, because the earphone that came in the box are for regular use only.

As for Bluetooth connection, it does a good job and it auto connects to the last paired device, though sometimes you have to pair a device more than once to be paired, this happens usually with first time paired devices.

Audiobooks

The Ruizu X06 Bluetooth MP3 player supports audiobooks, and it has the ability to bookmark each book up to 10 times.

Battery

While a full charge takes between 3 to 4 hours, 10 minute charge will allow up to 1 hour of playback and 2 hours will charge the device about 80%, however, Ruizu claims that the battery can deliver up to 50 hours of playback when fully charged, but if you’re listening to the FM Radio it will deliver only 10 hours.

Overall, if you favor staying on budget and still want to enjoy an MP3 player with Bluetooth capability, FM radio and the option to expand memory, Ruizu X06 will cover your basic needs at very competitive price.

Features and Specifications

  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • FM radio
  • Lossless sound
  • 8GB internal memory
  • SD card memory slot up to 32GB
  • Long Battery life (50 hours of playback)
  • A lot of features
  • Competitive price

CONS

  • The build quality is a bit fragile
  • The screen has a low quality resolution

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • Ruizu X06 Bluetooth MP3 player
  • Ear buds
  • USB cable
  • Manual guide

#10 AGPtEK A50 Review

Agptek a50AGPtEK A50 Bluetooth MP3 player came to exist on the markets as of June 2017; it’s a combination between the G05 and A26, it’s more stable and more efficient especially after you upgrade the firmware which was released last August.

Design and Build Quality

The AGPtEK A50 has a 1.5” TFT display which is easy to read; it has a classic clock as a screensaver, it has independent controls: up and down buttons to scroll through different playlists, play/pause button in the middle, next/forward and previous/rewind buttons in front, the volume rockers by the side next to the Micro SD card slot and the on/off button at the top next to the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

In general, the placement of buttons and the build quality seems to be good and sturdy; most users seem to like it and they gave it a general rate of 3.9 out of 5 at the time of this review.

Functions and Performance

The player comes with 8GB of internal storage and the option to upgrade the memory up to 64GB through the Micro SD card slot, it can hold a maximum of 4000 songs which is quite enough for most people.

The A50 MP3 player comes with a nicely designed clip on the back; which makes it a good music player for running and working out, it supports MP3, WMA, APE, WAV and FLAC. The sound is superb in its clarity and musicality especially when paired with some nice quality headphones.

When you turn on the player you will see different functions: Music playing, Recording, FM Radio, Folder Viewer, Setting, Music Playing via Bluetooth and Pedometer.

Like mentioned before the sound quality and the lossless experience is really good, users can adjust the sound using any of the different modes in the Equalizer settings: Rock, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Classic, Electronic or Customized.

Bluetooth Connectivity

When you pair the A50 to your Bluetooth devices you will like the stable connection and the good transmitted sound, only know that you have no control of the playlist while on Bluetooth mode, but you can still use the FM Radio; you just have to put a headphone plug in the headphone jack to get the FM radio to work.

Sports MP3 Player

Whether you like to clip your MP3 player to your armband strap, collar or your shorts, the AGPtEK A50 comes with a jagged clip so it will stay in place to avoid falling off during exercise, the player is also geared with a pedometer to keep a record of your steps and burnt calories, even though it will not be as accurate as a Fitbit Charge 2, but it’s good to be there.

Battery

AGPtEK A50 takes 1.5 hours  to fully charge by a “5V, 0.5-1A” output and the battery will last anytime between 20-25 hours of continuous playback with wired earphones, and up to 8 hours while paired with Bluetooth devices.

Features and Specifications

  • 8GB of internal storage
  • Supports up to 64GB
  • 1.4” TFT LCD
  • Built-in FM Radio
  • Pedometer
  • Equalizer
  • 20-25 hours/ 8 hours when using Bluetooth
  • Lightweight
  • Competitive Price

CONS

  • No control of the playlist while on Bluetooth mode
  • Sometimes it can be challenging reading the display at bright day

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • AGPtEK A50 Bluetooth MP3 Player
  • Earphones
  • Micro USB cable
  • User Manual

#11 AGPtEK C05 Review

AGPtEK C05 - MP3 Player With BluetoothAGPtEK C05 8GB Bluetooth MP3 player was released in January of 2016, it’s the follow up model to A06 and A06S, but with different and cute design. Together, let’s discover the limits along with its pros and cons.

Design and Build Quality

In their series of MP3 players with Bluetooth, AGPtEK made C05 model with kind of rubbery plastic, it’s thin, small and lightweight (0.88Oz – 25g).

The design of AGPtEK C05 is simple and clean, it might not look very expensive, but, I prefer its design over A06 away better.

It comes in Black with Blue line circling both screen display and control buttons. It has 8GB of internal storage, which means it can hold about 2000 songs averaging 3 minutes long, with the ability to expand the memory up to 64GB using the Micro SD card option, but it’s limited to 4000 songs even if the player can hold more.

All the control buttons on this player are frontal and user friendly with a noticeable click when you press them. It has Menu, Play/Pause, Next/Forward, Previous/Rewind. The Volume up and Volume down buttons are independent, as for the On/Off functionality, it is shared with Play/Pause button, to turn on or off the device, you need to press and hold the Play/Pause button for about 3 seconds.

When scrolling up or down, fingers automatically tend to click volume up or down, because the placement of the buttons are up and down, this is quite confusing at first, but, you’ll get used to it with time.

The Micro SD card slot is located on the left side of the device. I have to mention that some Micro SD card brands are not compatible with this Bluetooth MP3 player, therefore, it is recommended to use either AGPtEK or Kingston’s Micro SD cards.

Functions and Performance

The UI of AGPtEK C05 is plain, simple, clean and flows pretty naturally. It has a built-in FM Radio that has very good reception, just keep in mind that the earphones are the antenna.

The stand alone voice recording found on the menu, can record ambient conversations very well. Also, this unit has a time off feature in settings, in addition to that, there is an option to record audio tracks played by the Radio.

The sound quality is very good, especially if one uses lossless files, by the way this model has NO earphones included in the box.

Shuffle

To enter the shuffle mode, once you are on main playing interface, long press the button and then a related list will show, select “Shuffle” under the choice “Play mode” and you will be set. I have noticed that Shuffle feature works only with songs in the same folder.

Bluetooth

To pair AGPtEK C05, you’ll have to enter pairing mode on your Bluetooth headphones or speaker first, then search for it on your Bluetooth MP3 Player, and then connect Bluetooth.

While you are under Bluetooth mode, playlists are not supported, also the rewind/forward function. Clearly, it’s not the best Bluetooth MP3 player, but for a device that ranges between $25 – $40 it’s a nice deal.

Transfer MP3/ AMV (Audio + Video) to the Portable Media Player

It doesn’t require a special program to download music to the device, you simply connect it to a computer via the USB cable and transfer the desired audio, or video files, by dragging and dropping, or by copying and pasting.

However, you might need a program to convert your videos to AMV or AVI, because AGPtEK C05 can’t handle other video formats.

Battery

AGPtEK C05 has 180mAh rechargeable battery, it takes 2.5 hours to fully charge and will allow up to 12 hours of playback, however, this playback timing will be less when connected with Bluetooth devices.

If you are on a budget and you’re looking for an MP3 player with Bluetooth that has most features one needs in digital audio player, then you should consider AGPtEK C05. However, if you’re seeking something with longer battery life or playlist support while on Bluetooth, then this digital player is not for you.

Features and Specifications

  • 1.8 inch TFT display
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • Expandable memory up to 64GB
  • FM Radio, Recording
  • Photo (JPG, BMP and GIF)
  • Video (AMV, AVI)
  • Audio formats: MP3/WMA/OGG,APE,ALAC,WAV,AAC-LC and ACELP
  • Shuffle
  • Lightweight
  • 12 Hours battery life
  • Great value for the money

Cons

  • Confusing button placements when scrolling
  • An average battery capacity compared to the ones on this list
  • No earphones included in the box

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • AGPtEK C05 8GB portable Bluetooth MP3 player
  • Micro USB cable
  • User’s manual

#12 Philips GoGEAR Azure Review

Philips GoGEAR AriazPhilips made several GoGEAR Bluetooth MP3/ MP4 players, some of them are good, some not that good.
We picked the best MP3 player with Bluetooth from the GoGEAR collection to review, and it’s the Philips GoGEAR Azure SA5AZU08KF model.

Design and Build Quality

The Philips GoGEAR Azure has a sleek rubberized plastic finish body with a small rope hole in the upper back for more portability. It feels nice in the hands, though it tends to get slippery at times, and has a 2.4 inch clear and bright display.

The control buttons on this MP3 player are intuitive with a soft click, all the buttons are located on the face of the device, play/pause, next/ forward, previous/ rewind, up and down, and just a little bit above those buttons, there is a back button on the left and a Bluetooth button, to enable or disable Bluetooth, with the volume up and down on the left.

At the top we have the power on/off button, next to it is a lock button, and at the bottom we have from right to left; the microphone, 3.5mm audio port jack, mini USB port used for charging and syncing the MP3 player, and next to it the reset button. In case the MP3 player lags or something, you can just press it with a needle for about 3-5 seconds and it will reset.

Functions and Performance

The user interface of the Philips GoGEAR Azure is really smooth and easy to navigate.
When you turn on your MP3 player, you will see the following icons: Battery indicator, Music, Video Gallery, FM Radio, Picture Gallery, Folder, Extras (it has features like voice recording, read text, and audiobooks), Sound (for adding sound effects), Bluetooth (where you can pair Bluetooth devices) and Settings.

Philips partnered with Audible and 7digital, to allow users to benefit from Audiobooks support and high quality audio sound; it supports MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC and APE

Some early versions of Philips GoGEAR Azure would turn off after 10 minutes of use, which leaves the buyer confused, only to find out that those sold versions came with the auto sleep mode turned on, so, when you use your Bluetooth MP3 player for the first time, make sure to go to the settings and check if the auto sleep mode is turned off.

Using the GoGEAR Azure is really nice experience, and to take advantage of it, download this user manual to help you understand every angle and tweak of the device.

SafeSound/ FullSoundFullSound Feature

The SafeSound technology analyzes the sound level of your GoGEAR Bluetooth MP3 player and alerts you if the volume and exposure could have an impact on your long term hearing.

The FullSound technology makes listening to music more fun and appreciative, because it enhances the sound quality of your MP3 music and makes it richer, clearer so that you can feel the vivid experience, by improving the dynamics jointly in low and high frequencies, producing much more involving and true to life sound characteristics.

To learn more about the FullSound feature, read this PDF made by Philips.

FM Radio

With this Bluetooth MP3 player comes an FM radio built-in which supports RDS and presets for up to 30 stations, and also there is the FM recording feature that allows you to record what is played on the FM Radio, and save it for later listening.

Bluetooth

The Philips GoGEAR Azure SA5AZU08KF Bluetooth MP3 player is one of the best MP3 players with Bluetooth, you can wirelessly connect your MP3 player with a wide range of Bluetooth devices, such as speakers, headphones and car audio system.

The signal range is limited to 10 meters about 33 feet, and the quality of the transmission is good and reliable.

Battery

The Philips GoGEAR Azure Bluetooth MP3 player has a rechargeable battery, it delivers up to 36 hours music playback, 6 hours video playback, 16 hours on Radio, and an impressive 12 hours Bluetooth playback.

If you’re looking for an MP3 player with a reliable Bluetooth capability, that has 8 GB of internal memory to store thousands of songs, and have an FM radio, Philips Go GEAR Azure is a great option for just under $100.

Features and Specifications

  • 2.4 inch LCD display
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • Bluetooth
  • SafeSound/ FullSound
  • FM radio with presets
  • Voice recording
  • 36 hours music playback
  • Lock button
  • User friendly

CONS

  • Some people may find the back of the MP3 player slippery.
  • The songbird manager is not reliable in syncing playlists at all times.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  • Philips GoGEAR Azure Bluetooth MP3 player
  • Headphones
  • USB cable
  • Quick start guide