Whether you've been saving your pennies for an amplifier, DAC or speaker upgrade, or perhaps something more portable in the form of a radio or music player, we hopefully have a hi-fi deal (or two) for you.
As deals tend to ramp up at this time of year, we've found savings online across a wide range of hi-fi categories, including some current What Hi-Fi? Award winners. These deals come from a wide range of reputable retailers, such as Richer Sounds, Sevenoaks and Amazon, and we're always keeping an extra close eye on where you can find the cheapest prices...
The 5 very best hi-fi deals
- Q Acoustics 3030i speakers
£349£239 at Sevenoaks (save £110)
- Triangle Borea BR03 speakers
£399£358 at Amazon (save £41)
- Sony PS-HX500 turntable
£449£299 at Sevenoaks (save £150)
- Marantz PM6007 stereo amplifier
£499£449 at Richer Sounds (save £50)
- Astell & Kern A&Norma SR25 music player
£599£499 at Amazon (save £100)
Best speaker deals
Triangle Borea BR08
£999 £889 at Electric Shop (save £110)
There’s no shortage of talented rivals at this size and price, yet having spent some time in the company of these Triangles, we feel they offer something special – not least for this discounted price. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Triangle Borea BR03
£399 £364 at Amazon (save £35)
The equally impressive standmounters from the same Triangle Borea range as the BR08 above, the BR03 are truly excellent little performers, made better with a discount. Five stars
ELAC Debut B5.2
£310 £209 at AV Online (save £101)
Our very favourite budget speakers now come with a very tidy discount. These are simply the best performers at this price, ideal for anyone's first hi-fi system. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Q Acoustics 3030i
£330 £225 at Sevenoaks (save £105)
The 3030is are yet another excellent speaker from Q Acoustics. Want insightful speakers with a good dose of bass heft and authority? These deserve a place on the shortlist.(stands not included) Five stars
Q Acoustics Concept 40
£999 £695 at Hifix (save £300)
Five-star speakers from a few years back but good sound doesn't get old. With £300 off the original price, these talented, easy-going speakers are now an absolute steal. Five stars
Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
£329 £299 at Amazon (save £30)
Not the biggest of savings, but a deal is a deal after all. These excellent five-star bookshelf speakers from Elac can be yours with £30 off at Amazon. Five stars
Best turntable deals
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC
£369 £299 at Sevenoaks (save £70)
A five-star turntable that has a similar level of longevity to the vinyl records themselves. Excellent sound, good build and easy to set up, plus it comes fitted with an Ortofon 2m Red cartridge.
£449 £299 at Sevenoaks (save £150)
If you want to archive your vinyl as hi-res digital audio files, this Sony turntable will allow you to do just that. Not only does it boast this useful tech, the PS-HX500 sounds sensational for the money. And it's now available at a new low price at Sevenoaks.
Pro-Ject Essential III
£329 £249 at Sevenoaks (save £80)
Blessed with an enjoyable and exciting sound, this is another top-class turntable from Pro-Ject and a great entry-level option for vinyl enthusiasts. And now at a new low price for 2021.
Best stereo amp deals
£499 £429 at Sevenoaks (save £70)
The Marantz 6000 Series has allowed the company to have a firm grip on the budget hi-fi market over the past few years, and with the arrival of the PM6007, the amplifier line has been strengthened yet again.
What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Best DAC deals
iFi Audio Zen Can
£189 £149 at Sevenoaks (save £40)
A resoundingly good upgrade on plugging your wired headphones directly into your laptop or other source. It’s a solid, talented and capable little performer. Five stars
iFi Audio hip-dac
£169 £124.90 at AV Online (save £45)
If you’re looking for a high-quality portable DAC, this iFi is well worth a place on the shortlist. Its combination of battery power, fine build and easy-going sound quality makes it one of the front-runners at this level. Five stars
Best music player deals
Apple iPod Touch 7th gen 32GB
£199 £189 at BT Shop
The latest iPod Touch is in stock and on offer with this deal, delivering 32GB of storage, the A10 Fusion chip and 4-inch Retina display.
Astell & Kern A&Norma SR25
£599 £499 at Amazon (save £100)
It may have a new successor in the pricier MKII version, but this is still the best music player we've tested at this price. If you're after a decent-sounding music player at this level, we'd take the £100 discount while you still can. What Hi-Fi? Award winner
Best music system deals
£1000 £799 at AV Online (save £201)
A What Hi-Fi? Award winner, the excellent-sounding KEF LSX can stream music via wi-fi or ethernet using DLNA or Tidal, all from within the KEF Stream app. Spotify Connect, Roon, aptX Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 also come as part of the package.
Marantz PM7000N streaming system
£1099 £879 at Sevenoaks (£220)
A £220 saving on a 2020 & 2021 What Hi-Fi? Awards winner is not to be sniffed at, and this Marantz is a really special piece of kit. It's a practical, well-furnished just-add-speakers streaming system that really impressed us with its entertaining performance.