From headphones to tablets, radios to wireless speakers and more – we round up some of the best gift ideas out there under £200 for Christmas 2014.

With Halloween out of the way and summer fast becoming a distant memory, there's no getting away from the fact that Christmas is now around the corner. With Christmas gifts already appearing in shops, it's time to kick-off our Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Technology is bound to feature highly on many people's wish lists, so whether it's a gift for a loved one or something for yourself, we've kicked things off with a round-up of some of the best tech Christmas gift ideas for under £200.

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Tablet

Google Nexus 7 (2013)

Five stars

Tested at £200 -  Compare Prices

Tablets are becoming increasingly popular in the consumer electronics market and Christmas 2014 should see them feature highly on many lists once again. While it may be expected that a more expensive tablet provides a better performance, the Google Nexus 7 (2013) offers a top-notch performance for a low, low price.  

MORE:  Google Nexus 7 (2013) review

In-ear headphones

Shure SE425

Five Stars

Tested at £200 - Compare Prices

An award-winner in their own right, the Shure SE425 headphones offer a splendidly deep and immersive sound performance, as you would expect at this price. If you're after a serious pair of earbuds this Christmas, these are the best in-ears at this price.

MORE: Shure SE425 review

Awards: Best in-ear headphones

On-ear headphones

Philips Fidelio M1MKII

Five Stars

Tested at £180 –  Compare Prices

If you're after a new smartphone, music player or just some new tunes this Christmas, then the Philips Fidelio M1MKIIs will serve as a great accompaniment. Another award-winner to come in under £200, the M1MKIIs are small enough to be portable, but big enough to deliver an impressive sound at the same time.

MORE: Philips Fidelio M1MKII review

Stereo speakers

Wharfedale Diamond 220

Five Stars

Tested at £200 –  Compare Prices

Wharfedale has improved the previous Diamond 121s to great effect. The construction and finish have been vastly upgraded, with these speakers truly looking the part. The internals have received minor tweaks, but that's all that was necessary. The Diamond 220s are by far the best budget stereo speakers on the market today.

MORE: Wharfedale Diamond 220 review

Digital radio

Roberts Stream 93i

Five Stars

Tested at £150 -  Compare Prices

Always a popular Christmas gift, our Product of the Year in the radio category at the What Hi-Fi? Awards 2014 combines sublime sound quality, exceptional build quality and a wealth of features. This Roberts radio supports FM, DAB and Internet radio, as well as coming with Spotify Connect on board. 

MORE: Roberts Stream 93i review

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Wireless speaker

Monitor Audio Airstream S200

Five stars

Tested at £200 -  Compare Prices

The wireless speaker market is flooded with new entries year after year, which makes it feel as if finding the best one on a budget is nigh on impossible. After much testing, however, it's clear the Monitor Audio Airstream S200 is the best at the £200 price bracket.

It delivers a delightfully engaging performance and myriad connection options. It's the perfect portable, wireless speaker.

MORE: Monitor Audio S200 review

DAC

Audioquest Dragonfly v1.2

Five Stars

Tested at £130 -  Compare Prices

Treat your computer's tunes with the Dragonfly v1.2. This USB DAC had its innards tweaked in an effort to improve the already great sound quality, and the result was a complete success. Tracks are delivered with great detail and timing, serving-up a solid performance and making this an absolute steal for £130.

MORE: Audioquest Dragonfly v1.2 review

Blu-ray player

Sony BDP-S7200

Five Stars

Tested at £230 – Compare Prices

Sony was yet again the king of the Blu-ray market in 2014 after it produced another brilliant BD player. So much more than just a disc-spinner, it's also a fine way to upgrade a not-so-clever home cinema system into a fully-featured entertainment hub, just in time for some Christmas couch action.

MORE: Sony BDP-S7200 review

Speaker stands

Atacama Moseco 6

Five Stars

Tested at £120 -  Compare Prices

Speakers need stands - in an ideal world, they really shouldn't have to settle for a sideboard (or worse).

The Atacama Moseco 6 stands took top honours at our awards this year, and rightly so. They provide a solid base for your speakers and an intuitive cable management system. Team these stands with the Wharfedale Diamond 220s mentioned earlier and you'll have a great sounding system.

MORE: Atacama Moseco 6 review

Soundbase

Cambridge Audio TV2

Five stars

Tested at £200 -  Compare Prices

The best sound upgrade for your TV at this price, the TV2 sound is rich, balanced and dynamic. Bluetooth-enabled devices can also be connected, which lets the TV2 act as a music player - and with pleasing results. If you're looking to upgrade your TV sound on a budget, this should be high up your shortlist. 

MORE: Cambridge Audio TV2 review

 

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