Cyrus and Marantz win our CD player Awards

For as long as we care to remember, Cyrus has hardly put a foot wrong with its CD players - in fact, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say its track record has been phenomenal.

The latest example of that is the Cyrus CD i (£995), an Award-winner in 2014 and 2015, and now our 2016 Product of the Year.

We're hugely impressed with the CD i and are confident you won't find a more entertaining, more revealing player without spending closer to £1500. For its dynamic expression, rhythmic ability and, above all, ability to entertain, the CD i holds on to its Award.

The model number might have changed, but the gong for our favourite more affordable CD player still goes to Marantz.

The Marantz CD6006 (£399) has undergone numerous changes from the 2015 Award-winning CD6005, and fully justifies the hike in price.

It is without question a superior disc player, majoring in detail, dynamics and attack without getting carried away or overexcited.

Raising the price was a risky move, but thanks to the CD6006, Marantz remains the master of the budget CD player.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.