Astell & Kern AK100

Astell & Kern AK100

Prone to using such phrases as "soundstage" and "dynamic range" when describing music? You might want to plug into the Astell & Kern AK100. The 32-gig portable music player is purpose-built to play lossless files, which can contain six and a half times as much data as a regular CD. It provides a no-compromise, on-the-go aural experience for particular ears. [$700; iriverinc.com]