There's also a new What Hi-Fi? out this week, and this one is more special than most as we celebrate our 40th anniversary. You can still read our verdicts on all the latest home cinema and hi-fi kit around (including Sky Q), but this issue also includes some special features, including our Top 40 products of all time - and some of the flops too.
Tannoy's future may still be up in the air, but that's not stopping its 90th anniversary celebrations with the GRF 90 loudspeaker on the way. Named after the company's founder (Guy R Fountain), it features a 12in Dual Concentric Driver and is housed in a bespoke birch plywood cabinet. Only 90 pairs will be made.
Astell & Kern's AK Jr made a great impression a few years ago and its successor, the AK70, is even better.
Sonically it's more of an evolutionary leap than a revolutionary one over the Jr, but it still retains the Jr's "energetic, open and dynamic" nature. Improvements to the interface are aided by several additional features that make it great to use. The AK70 is another terrific 'budget' effort from Astell and Kern.
It's not often we get a soundbar that produces a convincing impression of a surround-sound package, but this Yamaha comes close.
With its wide spacious sound, it impresses at how well it can steer and direct effects. It's not quite as good as a dedicated surround package, but its involving performance makes for an excellent substitute.
If you couldn't tell, these are large headphones. They're also a brilliant listening experience.
Clear, articulate and insightful, the ATH-W1000Zs offer a wonderfully convincing and unforced sound, though they lack a little rhythmic drive. Throw a busy track at them and they retain their composure with ease.
Kob began his career at What Hi-Fi?, starting in the dusty stockroom before rising up the ranks to join the editorial and production team as the Buyer’s Guide editor. Experienced in both magazine and online publishing, he now runs the TV & audio section at Trusted Reviews where he keeps a beady eye on all the latest comings and goings in the hi-fi and home cinema market.