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The $699 portable music device from iRiver’s Astell & Kern can play high-quality audio files, producing better sound than iPods and other digital music players. It comes with 32 gigabytes of storage, enough for about 160 songs at highest quality. The memory can be expanded to 96 gigabytes.

Supported audio formats are WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG and APE.