The format has been around for over 30 years, but there are still millions of CDs being sold every year. All that's needed is a top CD player to play them on...

You don't have to spend a fortune, either. We've rounded-up the best CD players you can buy and our most affordable entry comes in below £300. Of course, if you'd rather spend more and your current system warrants it, our recommendations have you covered...

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CD transport under £300

Cambridge Audio CXC

Reviewed on 24th July 2015 at
£300

Already have a DAC? Buy this transport instead of a standalone CD player and you'll be impressed by its musical sound.

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Under £300

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Under £1000
Our Rating 
100%

Cyrus CD i

Reviewed on 17th February 2014 at
£975

A five-star CD player from Cyrus is no surprise. In fact, it's the firm's best-sounding CD player yet and takes audio performance to a new level at this price.

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CD transport under £2000
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100%

Cyrus CD Xt Signature

Reviewed on 23rd April 2015 at
£1,750

The Xt Signature sounds cleaner, crisper, and more dynamic than anything at the same price. Like the Cd t, it's a transport, so you'll need a suitable DAC to partner it with.

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Money-no-object CD player

Burmester 069

Reviewed on 12th November 2013 at
£35,840

At nearly £36,000, the Burmester 069 is a serious piece of high-end kit. But if you want one of the best CD players money can buy, it's a price worth paying.

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