Photos: Top 10 MP3 players under $100

Photos: Top 10 MP3 players under $100

Summary: Gadgets don't have to be expensive to be good, and we can prove it. We scoured CNET.com to find the best MP3 players that can be had for less than a C-note.

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  • iRiver T30 (512MB)

    7. iRiver T30 (512MB)

    The good: Supports subscription WMA files; small and light; solid audio quality; voice and line-in recording.

    The bad: No FM radio; occasional glitches in playing subscription downloads.

    The bottom line: The T30 is a basic player by iRiver standards, but Janus support makes it an attractive flash-based device.

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  • MobiBlu DAH-1500i (512MB)

    8. MobiBlu DAH-1500i (512MB)

    The good: The cute and stylish MobiBlu DAH-1500i features a user-friendly, ultra-tiny design; a bright OLED screen; and useful extras such as FM tuning and recording, voice recording, and SRS Wow sound effects. This MP3 player also works as a removable flash drive and is DRM compatible.

    The bad: The MobiBlu DAH-1500i uses a nonstandard USB cable and has poor battery life.

    The bottom line: If you love all things tiny, consider picking up MobiBlu's cute cube, the DAH-1500i.

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  • SanDisk Sansa m250 (2GB)

    9. SanDisk Sansa m250 (2GB)

    The good: Available in up to 4GB capacity; solid value; includes FM tuner and voice recorder; compatible with WMA DRM 10 (Janus) and Audible files; decent controllers; on-the-go playlists.

    The bad: Bulky (but lightweight); no line-in recording; poorly backlit display; only one quality option for voice recording.

    The bottom line: With its many features as well as its compatibility with audiobooks and subscription-based music, the SanDisk Sansa m200 series is an overall great value.

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