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Cyber Monday hi-fi and speakers deals live blog: best offers on KEF, Naim, Marantz and more

All the best hi-fi and audio deals right now

The official Black Friday day may be over, but the deals are still alive and kicking as Cyber Monday dawns. And we're here to bring you the very best deals you can find on all things stereo and two-channel here. 

That's right – headphones, TVs and PS5s might dominate the headlines, but we love our hi-fi here at What Hi-Fi? and we're scouring all the retailers to give you the best deals on speakers, amplifiers, streamers, turntables, DACs, Bluetooth speakers and more. Some long-standing products, and even five-star and Award-winners, are on sale now, so you might just pick up a true bargain.

We'll keep this updated with the latest deals as and when we see them (and let you know if it's worth buying or not). If you've been itching to get a new hi-fi system, been on the lookout for upgrades, or just want to kit out your home office with some great stereo sound, you might find what you're looking for with these great Cyber Monday deals. 

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Today's best Cyber Monday hi-fi and speaker deals

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AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt was £259 now £219 at Richer Sounds (save £50) (opens in new tab)

Yet another Award-winner on a tasty discount: AudioQuest's tiny-but-mighty DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC is now £50 off at Richer Sounds. We haven't come across a DAC so capable and enjoyable at this price (you have to go more than double this price for the Chord Mojo 2 to get anything better). Snap it up at this price and your laptop-and-headphones system will be elevated.

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt  was £259 (opens in new tab)

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt was £259 now £219 at Richer Sounds (save £50) (opens in new tab)
A ridiculously neat and simple USB DAC that packs in so much power, sonic excellence and features. It supports hi-res and MQA files (we love the way the logo lights up with different colours to show sample rate) and offers impressive clarity and precision, improved timing and dynamics, and a wide-open soundstage. What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen)

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JBL Charge 5 portable speaker now £129 at Amazon (save £31) (opens in new tab)
B&O Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) 
now £179 at Amazon (save £60) (opens in new tab)

Two portable wireless speakers on a good discount here: both five stars and both offer very different visual and sonic styles. The current JBL Charge 5 champ is a powerful, rugged-for-all-weathers portable Bluetooth speaker that is ideal for holidays. Meanwhile, B&O makes a rare Black Friday appearance with a good deal on its very elegant Beosound A1 puck-shaped wireless speaker.

JBL Charge 5 portable speaker  was £159 (opens in new tab)

JBL Charge 5 portable speaker was £159 now £129 at Amazon (save £31) (opens in new tab)
The most rugged portable JBL speaker yet, it has IPX7 water-resistance, a huge 20-hour battery life, and you can even charge your smartphone using the USB input. You get big, energetic sound that's also detailed and agile. This £31 saving is across all eight colourways. What Hi-Fi? Award winner

B&O Beosound A1 (2nd Gen)  was £239 (opens in new tab)

B&O Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) was £239 now £179 at Amazon (save £60) (opens in new tab)
You get surprisingly weighty sound from this classy, petite Bluetooth speaker, which boasts Alexa, an IP67 rating and 18 hours battery life. It has a pleasingly comfortable yet authoritative performance – it's an expansive, detailed and smooth sound. The £60 saving is available on these four finishes: green, black anthracite, gold tone, and grey mist.

Cyrus CDi was £1495 now £1195 at Richer Sounds (save £300) (opens in new tab)

I don't know about you, but I haven't let go of my CD collection. They're my equivalent of an old vinyl collection (I really like the booklets), and I still buy CDs when I go see a band live. 

I have a cheap old CD player at home, but if I had the money, I'd splash out for this long-running Cyrus CDi player. It's pricey, yes, and it doesn't look like much. But it sounds stunning, has stood the test of time (both in sound and build quality) and likely will never need replacing. (Just like my CDs)

Cyrus CDi  was £1495 (opens in new tab)

Cyrus CDi was £1495 now £1195 at Richer Sounds (save £300) (opens in new tab)
If you are looking for the best CD spinner around this price for your system, none comes higher recommended than this Cyrus, which has been a What Hi-Fi? Award winner for more years than we frankly care to remember.
Deal also at AV.com (opens in new tab)

Q Acoustics

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Q Acoustics 3030i standmounts was £329 now £249 at Peter Tyson (save £80)
Q Acoustics Concept 40 floorstanders 
was £999 now £499 at Sevenoaks (save £500)

There are currently two Q Acoustics speakers on sale - one standmount, one floorstander. The Concept 40 deal was the lowest price we've seen them at £499, but it was so popular (£500 off!) that they're all out, with more stock coming in early December. If you've got your heart set on them – and why wouldn't you, they're nicely built speakers and sound refined, agile and composed – then set your reminders now.

But if you're hankering for a new pair of speakers right now (and prefer smaller speakers for your space), the 3030i have been What Hi-Fi? favourites for a long while. Even with new contenders from Dali, Elac and B&W muscling in on their budget territory, these Qs are still such a great listen – engaging, insightful and plenty of weighty authority for standmounters. You can save £80 off at Peter Tyson on all four finishes.

Q Acoustics 3030i was £329 (opens in new tab)

Q Acoustics 3030i was £329 now £249 at Peter Tyson (save £80) (opens in new tab)
These are still strong contenders despite new rivals taking their crown. The 3030i are wonderfully engaging, insightful and large-scaled (for standmounters), and have a smooth tonal balance. Their easy-going nature means they're easy to partner – and equally easy to recommend with this £80 saving. Five stars

Technics SL-1500C

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These are the best Black Friday turntable deals from Technics, Pro-Ject, Sony, Audio Technica

Looking for a new turntable? Deals are few and far between this year, but there are some great savings on some great decks – even better, every single one of these five turntables got a five-star review from us. There are even a couple of Award-winners, too – and you can make as much as a £100 saving on a superb Technics deck.

Those in the UK can save on the following record players:
Pro-Ject Primary E was £199 now £119 at Richer Sounds (save £80) (opens in new tab)
Technics SL-1500C 
was £899 now £799 at Sevenoaks (save £100) (opens in new tab)
Audio Technica LP5x 
was £379 now £319 at Richer Sounds (save £60) (opens in new tab)
Sony PS-LX310BT 
was £249 now £229 at Amazon (save £20) (opens in new tab)

Home cinema speaker package: Triangle Borea BR03 5.1

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Five-star Triangle speakers drop yet again in the Black Friday sales

One of last year's most successful stereo speaker ranges, the Triangle Borea not only has two five-star reviews to its name but also two What Hi-Fi? Awards.

The decorated members in question are the five-star Borea BR03 standmounts, which have fallen in price for the second time this Black Friday week. They are now just £307 after a 23 per cent discount (opens in new tab), making them all the more attractive for anyone looking for entertaining budget standmounts.

Prefer floortstanders? The two-time Award-winning Borea BR08 are also on sale – £100 off at Richer Sounds (opens in new tab),  AV.com (opens in new tab) and Amazon (opens in new tab). Stock appears to be limited, though, so we would act sooner rather than later if you've decided on the BR08 as your next pair of floorstanders.

Triangle Borea BR08 was £999 (opens in new tab)

Triangle Borea BR08 was £999 now £899 at Richer Sounds (save £100) (opens in new tab)
There’s no shortage of talented rivals at this size and price, yet having spent some time in the company of these Triangles, we feel they offer something special – not least at this discounted price. What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Triangle Borea BR03 £399 (opens in new tab)

Triangle Borea BR03 £399 £307 at Amazon (save £82) (opens in new tab)
The equally impressive standmounters from the same Triangle Borea range as the BR08 above, the BR03 are truly excellent little performers, made better with a discount.
Five stars

Grado's Award-winning SR80x headphones are just £99 for the first time

The SR80x are one of the best wired hi-fi headphones we've tested, and they're now under £100 in this great Black Friday deal. Yes, they look like old radio controller headsets, and yes the open design means they're incredibly leaky – but you do get really musical, detailed and comfortably airy sound. These headphones are feather-light, too – you'll barely notice them. 

Naturally, their open, leaky nature means they're best suited for home listening – which is just fine by us.  

Grado SR80x  was £129 (opens in new tab)

Grado SR80x was £129 now £99 at Richer Sounds (save £30) (opens in new tab)
These dynamically fluid and open-backed headphones are best suited for at-home listening. At this money, the SR80x remains the finest model in their class. A genuine Black Friday deal for the audio lover. 

Marshall Emberton

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This small, portable Marshall Emberton is only £90 now - save £60!

While What Hi-Fi? hasn't officially tested this portable Bluetooth speaker from Marshall, I actually have this original Emberton speaker at home. It lives in my bathroom and I sometimes carry it into the kitchen – it's light at just 0.7kg, and it's very rugged and durable. An IPX7 rating means I really don't care when it gets splashed with water or gets kitchen grease on it. (I've had it for two years; it still works perfectly).

The 20-hour battery life means I only really have to charge it once or twice a month, and it keeps me occupied with podcasts and terrible nu-metal playlists when I get ready for work. The bass is admittedly quite boomy, and you'll find better balance, clearer detail and more capable dynamics with the five-star JBL Flip or Charge speakers – but it's easy to listen to and Marshall's rock'n'roll aesthetics are hard to ignore.

And it's worth a look at this lowest-ever Black Friday price of £90 (save £60) at either Amazon or John Lewis. Note: you get this £90 deal on all colours (Black, Black & Brass, Cream) at John Lewis, not Amazon.

Marantz's excellent just-add-speakers system is now £450 off

Marantz's entertaining music system is a one-box of wonders that packs in so many streaming options, hi-res audio support (up to 24-bit/192kHz), and enough analogue and digital connections to connect your CD player or turntable. Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 are on board, and music streaming services Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Amazon Music can be played over wi-fi or ethernet. 

But features alone don't make a two-time What Hi-Fi? Award-winner – we loved its powerful, expansive and weighty sonic character, that also throws in rich dynamics and intricate detail for good measure. 

There is a huge £450 saving to be made on this five-star system right now – and that's one of the best Black Friday deals we've seen so far.

Marantz PM7000N  was £1199 (opens in new tab)

Marantz PM7000N was £1199 now £749 at Sevenoaks (save £450) (opens in new tab)
A huge £450 saving on a 2020 & 2021 What Hi-Fi? Awards winner is not to be sniffed at, and this Marantz is a really special piece of kit. It's a practical, well-furnished just-add-speakers streaming system that really impressed us with its entertaining performance. Five stars

We've spotted some more AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC deals

We pointed out earlier that AudioQuest's Award-winning DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC was on a great deal: £219 at Richer Sounds. But now its younger siblings in the DragonFly family, the Red and the Black, are also on sale too. You'll get the lowest prices at Sevenoaks, and while they're older models and the sound quality is better as you go up the range, the Red and Black DACs are still very capable and an easy, affordable way to boost your laptop-based sound quality.

AudioQuest DragonFly Black  was £99 (opens in new tab)

AudioQuest DragonFly Black was £99 now £79 at Sevenoaks (save £20) (opens in new tab)
Better sound doesn't come smaller or cheaper than this. We love the way the logo lights up with different colours to show sample rate - a trait found on all DragonFly DACs. Use it instead of the headphone output on your computer for an immediate musical boost. It supports hi-res tracks up to 24-bit/192kHz, too. Now at lowest-ever price of £79. Five stars

was £199 (opens in new tab)

AudioQuest DragonFly Red was £199 now £149 at Sevenoaks (save £50) (opens in new tab)
Don't be fooled: the Red's hi-res 24-bit/96kHz support may be the same as the much cheaper model (above), but it does have a higher voltage output (2.1v). This makes all the difference, as it's better suited to driving more demanding headphones. You'll notice improved weight and texture to your tunes, combined with a natural and subtle sound. Save £50 off the price in today's Black Friday deal. Five stars

Looking for some good speaker deals? There are small but significant savings on Elac, Dali and B&W stereo speakers right now.

Elac Debut B5.2 are supremely talented speakers at a super-affordable price of £229 now at Amazon. It's not the hugest deal around, but it might sweeten the deal on these top budget Best Buy winners. There are only six pairs left in stock, so hurry if you want 'em.

The Dali Spektor 2 are as low as £189 at Peter Tyson right now – they're lovely speakers that I've been coveting ever since they nabbed a five-star review and a 2020 Award-win back in 2020.

And B&W has two excellent, current Award-winners on sale. The 606 S2 Anniversary Edition and 607 S2 Anniversary Edition are both now £100 off their RRP at Sevenoaks (and you get some QED cables thrown in for good measure - bargain).

This Black Friday isn't giving us the biggest savings on hi-fi speakers as we've seen in previous years (and hi-fi products in general have seen price spikes in recent years), but if you've got your heart set on a new pair, then these discounts might make it worth diving in.

ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2  was £310 (opens in new tab)

ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 was £310 now £229 at Amazon (save £80) (opens in new tab)
Our very favourite budget speakers now come with a very tidy discount. These are simply the best performers at this price, ideal for anyone's first hi-fi system.
What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Dali Spektor 2 was £249 (opens in new tab)

Dali Spektor 2 was £249 now £189 at Peter Tyson (save £60) (opens in new tab)
These Dali speakers ooze sophistication and offer a degree of entertainment that even their most talented rivals struggle to match. Even with newer rivals taking their crown, the Spektor 2 remain one of the best entry-level speakers.
Five stars

Bowers & Wilkins 607 S2 Anniversary Edition was £549 (opens in new tab)

Bowers & Wilkins 607 S2 Anniversary Edition was £549 now £449 at Sevenoaks (save £100 (opens in new tab) + get FREE Sennheiser CX wireless earbuds + 2m QED XT25 speaker cable)
Our favourite standmounters have been knocking around below £500 for some time, but you can now save £100 and bag free kit that together would normally cost £140. A no-brainer if you're in the market for mid-priced speakers, especially if a loved one has been hankering for new earbuds or, er, a new speaker cable for Christmas.
What Hi-Fi? Award winner

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M

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Here's a good one: Cambridge Audio's five-star DacMagic 200M desktop DAC is now £150 off at Richer Sounds – so it's now just £399 (it's been £549 these past few months).

It's a lovely piece of kit and will fit neatly on your desk (and look good too). You can plug it into your old hi-fi system to give it a modern digital boost, or simply connect your laptop and headphones for a very good, compact desktop hi-fi system. It now has a full MQA decoder alongside its PCM hi-res skills, and the smooth, clean and insightful sound is very pleasing.

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M was £549 (opens in new tab)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M was £549 now £399 at Richer Sounds (save £150) (opens in new tab)
This desktop DAC may not have kept its crown for another year at the What Hi-Fi? 2022 Awards, but it's still a very, very good DAC – well-featured and wonderfully rich and musical sounding. If you're looking to boost your laptop+headphones' sound, or your budget/mid-range hi-fi system's, this is one very good way to do it. Five stars
Deal also at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Best USB Turntables

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Lenco L-85 USB record player for as low as £80

Looking for a very beginner-friendly turntable for a complete vinyl newbie or a young 'un? This Fisher Price-style turntable is an easy plug-and-play deck with good features and good sound, especially for this very budget price. It's semi-automatic, has a USB output for ripping vinyl into MP3s, and even has a built-in phono stage. And the sound isn't too bad: it has a likeable, even balance, with voices clearly the strongest point.

There are a few deals for this four-star deck around: £99.99 at HMV and £94.99 at Currys, but the lowest price we've seen is at Robert Dyas - just £79.99. Sadly none of these deals is for the bright green version we reviewed over five years ago, but we still think it's a cut above those 'trendy' suitcase-style decks (which are actually awful for your records).