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 2015.

With Black Friday 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. We're counting down with a series of gift idea round-ups for the tech-minded person in you life. Or just for yourself.

This time around we're setting £200 as our benchmark and rounding-up of some of the best tech buys on the market, from DACs to headphones, desktop speakers to radios.

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Wharfedale DS-1

Five stars

Tested at £130

If it's improved desktop audio your recipient craves this year then the 2015 Award-winning DS-1s are perfect. They're small in size but big when it comes to sound, delivering a well-balanced sound that has more power behind it than you'd expect.

See the full Wharfedale DS-1 review / compare latest prices

Shure SE425

Five Stars

Tested at £200 

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.

See the full Shure SE425 review / compare latest prices

Awards: Best in-ear headphones

Philips Fidelio M1MKII

Five Stars

Tested at £180 

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.

See the full Philips Fidelio M1MKII review/ compare latest prices

Q Acoustics 3020

Five stars

Tested at £190

The 3020s are simply outstanding. For the money you get a sound performance that goes way beyond what you'd expect. They're relatively easy going, but you should take some care with parterning equipment, otherwise we can't fault them one bit.

See the full Q Acoustics 3020 review / compare latest prices

Awards 2015: Best stereo speakers

Roberts Stream 93i

Five Stars

Tested at £150 

Always a popular Christmas gift, our Product of the Year in the radio category at the What Hi-Fi? Awards 2015 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. 

See the full Roberts Stream 93i review / compare latest prices

Awards 2015: Best radios

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Audio Pro Addon T3

Five stars

Tested at £150

The wireless speaker market is flooded with new entries year after year, which can make it feel like finding the best one on a budget is nigh-on impossible. After much testing, however, it's clear the Audio Pro Addon T3 is the best in the sub-£200 price bracket. It's the perfect portable, wireless speaker.

See the full Audio Pro Addon T3 review / compare latest prices

Audioquest Dragonfly v1.2

Five Stars

Tested at £130 

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.

See the full Audioquest Dragonfly v1.2 review / compare latest prices

Sony BDP-S7200

Five Stars

Tested at £230 

The 7200 was a repeat Award-winner in 2015 thanks to its list of features, fantastic picture and outstanding sound quality. 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. It may have been tested at a smidge over £200, but you can now pick it up around the £150 mark.

See the full Sony BDP-S7200 review / compare latest prices

Atacama Moseco 6

Five Stars

Tested at £120 

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 once again 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 Q Acoustics 3020 speakers mentioned earlier and you'll have a great sounding speaker set-up.

See the full Atacama Moseco 6 review / compare latest prices

Onkyo A-9010

Five stars

Tested at £200 

We've already mentioned this Onkyo amplifier in our round-up of Christmas gift ideas for music fans, but it fits perfectly into this list too. For £200 you get an awful lot for you money, not least a sound that we described as "something special". A true bargain.

See the full Onkyo A-9010 review / compare latest prices

Awards 2015: Best stereo amplifiers