Best music streamers 2022

Product of the year

Best music streamer under £750

Bluesound Node (2021)

Bluesound reasserts its authority in the budget music streamer market

Best buys

Best music streamer £750-£1000

Cambridge Audio CXN (V2)

This remains the best music streamer around at this price

Best music streamer £1000-£1500

Arcam ST60

Arcam’s first-ever dedicated music streamer sets a new benchmark

Best music streamer over £1500

Naim ND5 XS 2

This network streamer remains a sterling piece of hi-fi kit

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  • Hifiman
    It’s a shame there isn’t a category for products under GBP100. The WiiM Mini (plus existing external DAC) has given me so much music pleasure in the last few months. It’s software is now a rival for anything on the market, and in some ways is unmatched when it comes to the likes of hi-res bit-perfect casting from Amazon Music. Go on WHF, give it a spin.
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  • cbrown7
    To my mind lower a cost brackets should exist in some other categories. I don't class a handset costing £429 as an 'entry-level Android phone'. I'm pretty sure there are some cheaper devices that would also cut the mustard.
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