Every time a new issue of What Hi-Fi? is published - that's 13 times a year - we update our playlist with a new selection of the music.
If you want to get a flavour of what we've been listening to over the past few weeks as we wrestle a brand-new issue of What Hi-Fi? magazine to the printers, check out our regular updates.
Brand new year, brand new issue. The January 2019 magazine is a streaming special – we test music streamers of every type, size and price, from Google's Chromecast Audio (£30) to the Moon Neo MiND (£1799). We also test the superb new KEF LSX wireless system, round up a bunch of the best speaker packages, and even have a Christmas Gift Guide for those last minute present ideas.
With so much audio gear in this issue, you'll need some brand new music to listen to while reading about them. So here are some of our favourite tracks that we've been listening to – all chosen specially by our editorial team. Enjoy!
To listen to the playlist via the streaming service of your choice, just click on the relevant link below to load up on new music.
Listen: What Hi-Fi? Deezer playlist January 2019
Listen: What Hi-Fi? Qobuz playlist January 2019
Listen: What Hi-Fi? Spotify playlist 2019
Listen: What Hi-Fi? Tidal playlist January 2019
- 10 of the best songs to test your speakers
- 10 of 2018's best albums to test your speakers
- 10 of the best tracks for testing treble
- 10 of the best tracks to test your headphones
- 12 of the best vinyl test records
- 12 great jazz recordings to test your hi-fi system
- 12 best alternative Christmas songs to test your speakers
- 15 hi-res album downloads to treat your hi-fi system
- 15 of the best piano tracks to test your system
- 18 songs that sound their best on vinyl
- 19 of the best tracks for testing dynamics, rhythm and timing
- 21 of the best vocal tracks to test your system
- 25 of the best tracks for testing bass
- 50 of the best hi-fi albums for audiophiles