In putting together this special edition, it’s clear to see that it has been another landmark year for audio, with a staggering number of high-performance components emerging to feed our passion for sound in increasingly innovative ways. From the continuing rise in popularity of vinyl to on-demand music streaming services delivering CD-quality sound and higher, the way we access music and the products we listen on is as diverse as ever. 

Inside this 164-page issue you’ll find our pick of the greatest-sounding audio products to undergo our respected reviewing process in 2017. From hi-res digital players to turntables, loudspeakers and headphones, every product is a coveted Hi-Fi Choice badge winner applauded by our experts for a winning combination of outstanding sound quality and value for money. Plus, enter our competition to win an amazing Rega Planar 6 turntable package worth £1,198 fitted with its Exact MM cartridge.

And don’t forget our competition to win an amazing Rega Planar 6 turntable package worth £1,198 fitted with its Exact MM cartridge. Enter here.

Happy New Year!