The good news is that you don't have to spend a fortune to get true high-fidelity sound, with our Best Buys starting from a penny under £300. Of course, if you want to spend more and get an even bigger lift in performance, you can...
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Tested at £350
We’ve lost count of the gongs the Marantz 6000 series has scooped over the years, yet Marantz shows no sign of losing its touch.
The CD6005 is a fantastic player and immense value for money (it can now be yours for under £300). This 2015 What Hi-Fi? Award-winner is one of the best budget CD players on the market.
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Tested at £1050
Another exceptional CD player from Cyrus that will make the most of your disc collection. The Cyrus CD i – the successor to the Cyrus 6SE and Cyrus 8SE – is another gleaming example of the company treading the right path.
In fact, Cyrus says this is its best-sounding CD player yet. And, as much as we’ve loved the company’s previous models, we’re more than happy to back that claim.MORE: Cyrus CD i review
Tested at £1650
Another Roksan player that emphasises the character of your music, the Caspian M2 CD might be a little long in the tooth, but it’s showing few signs of its age.
There's still more than enough in terms of timing, dynamics and authority to make to make the M2 a superb buy.
MORE: Roksan Caspian M2 review
Tested at £1750
Looking for a top class transport? The Xt Signature doesn't disappoint with a sound that’s cleaner, crisper and more dynamic than anything we've recently heard at the money. Partner it with a suitable DAC and you’ll be in hi-fi heaven.
Tested at £35,480
£35,840. Yes, you read that correctly. This CD player is the price of a very good car. But if you want the best CD player money can buy, then we haven't heard one better than this.
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