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 we've been listening to (and testing with) in the past month.
And guess what, it's now that time.
The May issue of What Hi-Fi? is now on sale, and it's a vinyl special! We give you our pick of the best turntables currently on the market – ranging from £150 to £20k – as well as offering up the phono stage the limelight it deserves.
As if that wasn’t enough, we rate the best turntables of our lifetime – the 15 best decks we’ve seen since What Hi-Fi? was first published 43 years ago – and in our Insider section we speak to Geoff Pesche, Mastering Engineer at London's famous Abbey Road Studios about cutting some of the best selling tracks of all time to vinyl, including New Order’s Blue Monday.
With such an awesome array of audio kit on the menu, you'll need some great tunes to enjoy as you read along, so here's a list of 20 songs – including new tracks from Dave and The Tallest Man On Earth, alongside classics by Bob Dylan and The Commodores – handpicked by our editorial team...
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.
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- 12 of the best vinyl test records
- 12 great jazz recordings to test your hi-fi system
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- 15 hi-res album downloads to treat your hi-fi system
- 30 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