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The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi?

The Sonos Beam was the most popular product on the website in June, July and again in August. There's no shifting it from the top spot, which isn't surprising: it sounds superb for the money and boasts all the useful smarts we've come to expect from the brand.

Equally we're not surprised to see the new Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones breaking into the Top 10. Our exclusive review has been hugely popular. It's one of three Sony products on the list this time.

Elsewhere we've got a new stereo amplifier from legendary speaker brand PMC, a pair of Denon AV amps and a telly from Panasonic.

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1. Sonos Beam

Tested at £399

One of the best performance-per-pound products Sonos has produced, the Beam is a blinding little soundbar.

2. Denon AVR-X2500H

Tested at £499

Denon proves its aptitude once again with this detailed and dynamic multichannel amplifier. It didn't take us long for us to realise this is another five-star product.

3. Sony STR-DN1080

Tested at £500

This Sony is a fantastic-sounding AV amp that ticks all the right boxes. Given that our 2017 Award winner is now available for even less money, it's a veritable home cinema bargain.

4. B&W 705 S2

Tested at £1800

These beautiful speakers are a thrill a minute - but be prepared, they don’t have a slower gear. These are an exciting listen with authority, weight and depth.

5. Naim Uniti Star

Tested at £3499

The Star’s talents reinforce the excellence of Naim’s Uniti range. This is a cutting-edge streaming system with built-in CD player - all you need to do is to add speakers.

6. Sony WH-1000XM3

Tested at £330

A superb pair of noise-cancelling headphones, and a worthy replacement for last year's Award winners. Analogue amplification has transformed them.

7. PMC Cor

Tested at £4995

PMC’s first stand-alone domestic amplifier is a superbly musical performer. It may be expensive, but if you can afford it, it's absolutely worth it.

8. Sony KD-65AF9

Tested at £4000

We haven't given this Sony OLED the full test treatment yet, but from our initial hands-on we were impressed and this set is almost certainly a step up from the much-loved A1.

9. Denon AVC-X8500H

Tested at £3499

A powerhouse performance from a flagship amplifier with features to match. Immense scale of sound and a powerful, muscular presentation.

10. Panasonic TX-55FZ952B

Tested at £2299

Panasonic’s 2018 OLEDs are some of the best of the year so far - and the TX-55FZ952 also sounds better than almost any other TV. Right up there with the best.

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.