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Runner-up: Cowon X7
The Cowon X7 offers great value, at £199 for a generous 160GB of storage, and it has class leading file support to boot. A large screen, good battery life and superb sound quality also help to make this a real contender. However, the resistive screen and chunky build made it less appealing in both look and feel to the other competitors in this category.