Listen to a selection of our favourite tunes and test tracks on our Spotify, Qobuz and Tidal playlists for 2017, updated every month with new tracks.

If you want an idea of what we've been listening to over the last month or so, then check out our What Hi-Fi? playlist on Spotifyon Tidal and now also on QobuzSubscribe to the playlists and you'll never miss an update...

It's a sample of some of the tunes we've been using to test with and generally enjoying, all wrapped up neatly in a playlist on your favourite streaming service. It's updated every time a new issue goes on sale.

This issue's accompanying playlist is our by-now-customary trawl through the truths of the human experience - and, in some places, it's excellent for dancing. It constitutes 20 songs that's an hour and 40 minutes of high-quality artistic expression from the likes of alt-J, The Mamas & The Papas, Royal Blood and Big Boi. And plenty more besides.

To listen to the playlists, make sure you have SpotifyTidal or Qobuz installed and then click on the links below to load up the playlist.  Got your own recommendations? Let us know in the comments below. Enjoy!

LISTEN: What Hi-Fi? Spotify playlist 2017

LISTEN: What Hi-Fi? Tidal playlist August 2017

LISTEN: What Hi-Fi? Qobuz playlist August 2017

Want more recommendations, plus movie and music news and reviews? You can follow the What Hi-Fi? Playlist Twitter account.

The August 2017 issue, on sale now, is packed with invaluable buying advice, with tests on cutting-edge 4k TVs, wireless headphones, stereo amplifiers and - coincidentally - Qobuz's latest and greatest music streaming offering.


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