Readers' Award 2013 revealed: What Hi-Fi? Awards

The votes were cast back in September, but now we can reveal the winner of this year's What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Readers' Award.

In August we asked members of the Forums to nominate the product, app or service they thought should be on the shortlist for the Readers' Award. After counting up the votes, the eight finalists were:

Amazon Auto-Rip

Apple iPad Mini

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100

• Devialet 170


Q Acoustics Concept 20

Sonos Playbar


Readers of the magazine and website then had the chance to pick the item they wanted to win by voting online. And the winner, by a convincing margin, was the KEF LS50 speakers, designed to celebrate the company's 50th anniversay.

They were a Product of the Year in 2012, and a Best Buy standmounter £400-£800 this year, so we're delighted to see these gorgeous speakers once again get the recognition they deserve.

It seems those of you who've bought them find them as thrilling to look at and listen to as we do.

So congratulations to KEF, and don't forget to check out our list of award-winning speakers.

MORE: See the rest of our 2013 Award winners

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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 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.