The best deals on 7 What Hi-Fi? Award winners

We've done a bit of detective work to find the best deals on a selection of our 2014 Products of the Year that'll save you a few pennies (and, hopefully, pounds) this Christmas; from a brand-new TV for the living room to a top budget tablet.

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Samsung UE48H6400

Tested at £700 - Compare Prices

Have you come across a 48in LED/LCD screen before? We certainly hadn't when we tested this set. The Samsung UE48H6400 is the first of this new screen size, and we like it. A lot. It came down in price from £1000 to £700, and now we've seen it available for even less - as low as £507 in one place.

MORE: Samsung UE48H6400 review

MORE: Awards 2014 - Best televisions

Blu-ray player

Sony BDP-S7200

Tested at £220 - Compare Prices

Scarily consistent. That’s how we’d describe Sony’s recent track record when it comes to Blu-ray players. Its budget decks have been showered with Awards and five- star ratings over the past few years, and the BDP-S7200 is the latest to live up to that reputation. The price tag has now dipped under the £200 mark, with £189 the cheapest we've found so far.

MORE: Sony BDP-S7200 review

MORE: Awards 2014 - Best Blu-ray players

Home cinema amplifier

Sony STR-DN1050

Tested at £500 - Compare Prices

Sony knows a thing or two about what makes a great AV amp at this price, and the STR-DN1050 is a fine example. From set-up to performance, this 7.2-channel amp has been carefully considered at every single step, and it shows. Not only that, but its price tag has come down too - £439 is the best we've seen.

MORE: Sony STR-DN1050 review

MORE: Awards 2014 - Best home cinema amplifier

On-ear headphones


Tested at £80 - Compare Prices

Every little helps and that's why a £10 saving isn't to be sniffed at, with Superfi offering you the chance to save cash on these Award-winning cans. Though the funky design had us thinking they might be style-over-substance Beats wannabes, these cans are actually another great-sounding pair of AKGs.

MORE: AKG Y50 review

MORE: Awards 2014 - Best on-ear headphones


Apple iPad Air

Tested from £400

Now, you might think this is bending the rules a little - the iPad Air was crowned tablet of the year shortly before the Cupertino tech giant brought out its successor. It might now have been superceded by the iPad Air 2, but this tablet is still a hugely impressive machine. And with a new model in town, it means the prices on the Air have come down a touch - with the 16GB version available for £319...

MORE: Apple iPad Air review

MORE: Awards 2014 - Best tablets


Cambridge Audio Minx Xi

Tested at £600

Cambridge’s new Minx Xi is a terrific streaming system. It’s small, nicely made and, for the most part, well thought-out. All you need to add is a stable home network, a NAS full of music and a pair of quality speakers, such as Q Acoustics’ Concept 20s, to start enjoying it. That's if you can't enjoy the £150 saving we've managed to locate on this here internet...

MORE: Cambridge Audio Minx Xi review

MORE: Awards 2014 - Best systems


Roberts Stream 93i

Tested at £150 - Compare Prices

We’re impressed with the Roberts Stream 93i from the moment we open the box. It's beautifully put together, with substantial weight to back up its desk/counter-top size. It’s not the prettiest black box we’ve ever clapped eyes on, but with some money off that price tag, we wouldn't be complaining...

MORE: Roberts Stream 93i review

MORE: Awards 2014 - Best radios

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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 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.