Top Ten MP3 Players show the iPod has lost its touch

13 August 2008 One Comment Mike Evans

iRiver Clix 2 MP3 player
This week’s top ten best-selling MP3 players show Apple’s iPhone struggling to keep up with it competitors, with Cowon in particular doing surprisingly well. The iRiver Clix 2 (above) gets the top spot, then its Cowon all the way down through to number 5. The iPod only pops up in tenth position, and even then it’s only the iPod Nano, not the all-singing all-dancing iPod Touch.

You can see the complete top ten after the jump.

To be fair, this list comes from AdvancedMP3Players, a somewhat niche UK-based online store, and so shouldn’t be seen as representative of the MP3 player market as a whole. However, the store caters to people who want their MP3 players to be more than just clones; players that really stand out and add something a little bit extra. In other words, the type of people you’d expect to buy an iPod Touch, but who clearly aren’t.

Maybe the iPod has lost its touch, at least with the early adopters?

The complete top ten follows below:

Top 10 MP3 Players

  1. iRiver Clix 2 8GB MP3 Player
  2. Cowon iAudio 7 16GB MP3 Player
  3. Cowon iAudio D2 4GB MP3 Player with DAB Digital Radio
  4. Cowon iAudio D2 4GB MP3 Player
  5. Cowon iAudio D2 16GB MP3 Player
  6. NU Dolphin Waterproof 1GB MP3 Player
  7. SumVision M18 4GB FM MP3 Player
  8. Samsung YP-K3 1GB MP3 Player (Samsung Reconditioned)
  9. Cowon iAudio D2 8GB MP3 Player with DAB Digital Radio
  10. Apple iPod Nano 8GB MP3 Player (New)

[Source: Advanced MP3 Players]

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