As dedicated audiophiles will know, nailing a decent hi-fi setup can be seriously costly.
Aside from the amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers, there are whole rooms to re-arrange - for optimum resonance, of course - not to mention remastering the entire FLAC collection.
Mercifully, we've done the hard work to shave some pennies off your next home audio purchase.
Sure, establishing a house-wide streaming system will still set you back a fair few quid - but every penny saved is one more in the savings pot for those solid-core copper cables.
Multi-room systems deals
Sonos has been in the multi-room music game since the beginning - and it's still the best. Sure, it only supports up to CD-quality files, but it supports a huge number of streaming services and system components. Oh, and it's simple to set up, too.
Bluesound's multi-room effort might cost a pretty penny - but it sounds truly fantastic, thanks to high-res 24 bit/192kHz support. Sure, the Sonos plays nice with more streaming services, but if you've got spare readies and discerning ears, this is system to choose.
Wireless speakers deals
The first proper 'hi-fi' wireless speaker, Naim's Mu-so sounds great - and is beautifully built to boot. Yes, it's expensive, but for a chord-free box with genuine hi-fi credentials, there's no better bet. It's full of streaming features, too.
A can-do cube that packs a heavyweight punch, the Qb complements its bigger sibling's more refined character with a confidence that belies its size. Small, stylish and surprisingly powerful, it's got a top-notch build and bold, expressive sound to make the Mu-so proud.
A symbol of classy audio, the Zeppelin is B&W's biggest success story - and the Wireless is its best chapter. Combining fantastic sound with better functionality and a seamless design, it's the ultimate wireless speaker for design-loving audiophiles.
Reinvented in all but name, Sonos' Play:5 offers even more boom for your buck, with tremendous, spacious sound, punchy bass and surprising composure. For current Sonos owners with cash to spare, adding this to your line-up is a no-brainer.
Portable Bluetooth speakers deals
Premium in sound and design, the KEF Muo might be the size of a beer can but it packs truly room-filling sound, with brilliant tonal balance. It offers detail, punch and solidity, in a stylish aluminium shell. There's little more we could ask for in a portable speaker.
Lacking a few of the Muo's features, B&W's T7 is a corker all the same. Offering extraordinary quality for its size, this honeycomb box is both easy to use and great to listen to, with solid bass and a generous battery life of more than 18 listening hours.
British luminary Cambridge Audio is on to a winner with the Go: a portable noise-box with features and sound quality to spare, it's a pretty affordable way to take the part wherever you fancy. Smart, solid and compact, it's real fun to listen to.
Tougher than old boots, this take-anywhere cylinder is the go-to speaker for outdoors-y types. It might lack refinement but, with a 100ft wireless range and waterproof skills - not to mention 360-degree sound - it's a doozy for tunes in the wild.
Coated in fine Italian wool, Libratone's Zipp BT offers plenty when it comes to wireless connectivity, playing nice with AirPlay, DNLA, aptX Bluetooth and more. Sound is detailed and expressive, though battery life could be better.
Audio streamers deals
Small, smart and highly affordable, Google's little streaming puck makes a variety of apps a whole lot more fun to use. It's cheap, works with almost anything and, here's the kicker, sounds good. Proper plug-and-play fun.