Winner Audio Gadget of the Year
Guide price: £260
The dinky Play:3 may not have room for skipping CDs, tangling tapes or crackling vinyl, but it is a consummate streamer of digital music, a conduit for internet radio and a server-upper of Spotify, Napster, Deezer and more. It can also link with its Sonos brethren to form a multiroom setup, pair with another Play:3 for stereo output and pump out room-filling sound of the highest quality.
B&W Zeppelin Air
The Zeppelin range’s design flair and audio quality, plus Apple’s AirPlay skills, equals dock heaven.Read review
Geneva Model M
If you’re after the best possible sound from an iThing dock, look no further than the Model M.Read review
A mini hi-fi that sounds great and packs a dock, internet radio, CD player, network streaming and AirPlay into a smart white chassis.Read review
TDK 2-Speaker Boombox
With smart retro-futuristic looks and a sound as weighty as the Boombox itself, this is no gimmick.
Cambridge Audio NP30
A network streamer for audiophiles, the NP30 can play everything up to 24-bit/ 96kHz studio masters.
The UnitiQute is a streaming hi-fi system with sound to (almost) die for. It’s not cheap, but genius rarely is.