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.
Our very special annual What Hi-Fi? Awards 2018 issue is out now, where we reveal the very best products tested this year. We have 102 winners across 25 categories and at all price levels, along with a Product of the Year - the best of the best - for each category.
That's not all: there are five more trophies awarded for our special entries. We induct a new entrant into our Hall of Fame, crown a fantastic high-end product for the Temptation Award, celebrate the Innovation of the Year, announce the Readers' Award, and recognise a respected individual for their Outstanding Contribution to the industry.
Join us in celebrating the best hi-fi and AV kit on the planet with these 20 songs handpicked by our editorial team. Enjoy!
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- 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
- 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