October issue on sale today, in print and online!

Our October issue is packed with goodies, including brilliant wireless speakers, a 16-page Ultimate Guide to hi-fi speakers, 50in TVs for less than a grand and headphones to give your ears a treat.

Our cover feature this month is Wireless speaker docks. We've put together eight Bluetooth and AirPlay speakers from £250 that will make streaming music from your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop a breeze.

Old favourites from B&W and Cambridge Audio go up against newcomers from Geneva, Panasonic and Sony. The winner may surprise you.

Next up is a round-up of £140 to £180 on-ear/over-ear headphones. These make a perfect upgrade for your hi-fi or portable device, with last year's Award-winning Philips Fidelio taking on new rivals from Beyerdynamic, JVC, Onkyo, Sennheiser and Meze.

If it's a new telly you're after, then did you know you can get a giant 50in+ TV for less than a grand? Oh yes. We've been sniffing out the best bargains, and discovered some cracking deals on big screens from LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Toshiba. If we tell you that the winner – a 51in plasma with smart functionality – costs just £700, you get the picture.

Of course, we haven't forgotten true hi-fi lovers, and so we bring you the Ultimate Guide to hi-fi speakers from £165 to £18,000. There's something for everyone here, from entry-level budget standmounters to flagship floorstanders costing five-figure sums.

And if you need a new stereo amp to go with your new speakers, this month's six-way Group Test provides the ideal upgrade as we look at models in the £1500-£1700 range. Last year's Award-winning Roksan Caspian M2 battles it out with Audio Analogue, Heed, Naim, Rega and Yamaha. Can the Roksan hang on to its crown?

Elsewhere in the issue you'll find a smorgasbord of First Tests as we run our eyes and ears a bevy of new products in the run-up to our 2013 Awards in October.

You'll find our verdict on the Marantz CD6005 (the replacement for the Award-winning CD6004), Sky's £10 Now TV set-top box, KEF's first pair of in-ear headphones, multichannel speaker packages from Cambridge Audio and Monitor Audio and a terrific new DAC from Arcam.

All this and more is in the October issue of the magazine, on sale now.

Don't forget you can save 17% if you subscribe – choose from the print magazine alone, or pay just £2.99 extra every six months for access to our iPad/iPhone edition as well. Or head to the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Newsstand page to buy a single copy of the new magazine...

By Andy Clough

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.