3rd November 2017

Last year What Hi-Fi? celebrated its ruby anniversary. After 40 years in the game, we took a moment for a nostalgic look back at four decades of home entertainment. And in so doing, we arrived at a list of our 40 favourite products of all time.

A lot has happened in the past 40 years. We've seen the birth and death of numerous products and formats - from Betamax to LaserDisc, Discman to MiniDisc - as you can see in our tech timeline below.

We've arranged our 40 all-time favourite products into the newly minted What Hi-Fi? Hall of Fame. And from this year, we'll be inducting one new product a year - this year's honouree will be announced at the 2017 What Hi-Fi? Awards, which take place on the evening of Wednesday 15th November.

Until then, refresh your memory with our pick of some of the most influential consumer electronics products of the last 40 years. This is the kit that went beyond good to achieve landmark greatness. This is the very best of hi-fi, home cinema and portable entertainment. Enjoy...