The CD player continues to adapt to the latest hi-fi trends, and our two winners show there's plenty of life left in the format...

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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