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Listen to the What Hi-Fi? playlist 2019

Listen to the What Hi-Fi? playlist

Every time a new issue of What Hi-Fi? is published – that's 13 times a year – we update our playlist with a new selection of the music we've been listening to (and testing with) in the past month.

And guess what, it's now that time.

The December issue of What Hi-Fi? is now on sale, and this month we’re helping you find the ideal TV between 49 and 50 inches. It's an amazing thought that, these days, a 'normal-sized' set comes in at 55 inches, but that doesn't mean it's entirely slim pickings below that. We put together five of our favourites from Samsung, Sony, Polaroid and Panasonic.

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We also look at the best soundbars to pair with your new TV, the Cambridge Audio CXA81 is pitted against the Rega Elex-R in a battle of the mid-range amplifiers, and Wharfedale and Fyne Audio go head-to-head with their floorstanding speakers costing just over a grand.

And don't forget our First Tests section, full to the brim with speakers, headphones, amplifiers, portable music players and projectors this month.

Naturally, you're going to need something to test out all your new wireless kit with, so here's a list of 20 songs – handpicked by our editorial team – we've been using for our reviews this month.

Happy listening!

To listen to the playlist via the streaming service of your choice, just click on the relevant link below to load up on new music.

Listen: What Hi-Fi? Spotify playlist 2019

Listen: What Hi-Fi? Tidal playlist December 2019

Listen: What Hi-Fi? Deezer playlist December 2019

Listen: What Hi-Fi? Qobuz playlist December 2019