Pure Evoke D4 (£130)
British kitchen radios have been being British in our kitchens since the invention of radio, and this latest version from Pure is no different. Well, it is different, in that it is digital and has no valves, but otherwise – one speaker, bunch of knobs, Radio 3 comes out of it – just the same.
Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie (£235)
You don’t have to get a turntable this expensive. Heck, you don’t even need to get a turntable. But there are cheaper turntables than this, and there are certainly more expensive ones. But this one looks cool, works very well and sits right on the indulgent price line.
Bowers & Wilkins P3 (£170)
The concept of high-end headphones for portable device use is no longer a novel concept, and this year we’ve seen some truly spectacular entries. But, B&W nailed it the first time when they launched the P3: stylish, light, comfortable and really good to ear.
Sony SRS-BTM8 (£60)
Affectionately known as ‘The Handbag’ by the Stuff team, there are several reasons why this Bluetooth speaker is a design tour-de force. It’s portable (four AA batteries), so that prominent handle makes sense for carrying it out to the conservatory. It’s got NFC so phone pairing is a breeze, and it sounds brilliant.