White finish, thumbwheel control and docking station? No, it’s not an iPod, but this player knows who its competitors are.

Essential features include 5GB capacity, and a rechargeable battery that takes in enough juice for over 10 hours’ use after just 90 minutes in the dock (or four hours connected on a USB 2.0 connection). It comes preloaded with 10 MoS tracks: great if you’re a dance music fiend and you still think the MoS label has some cachet. If not, you’ll just have to load it with your preferred music – and fast.

The best news is that the MP055 justifies its existence with a great performance. As you might expect given the brand, it does a fine job of slinging tunes with punchy driving bass, but the sound is also detailed enough to play more intricate music.

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Ministry of Sound MP055 review

If you don’t fancy an iPod, then this is a slightly inferior but nonetheless capable alternative.