If you’re a fan of AV, the name What Hi-Fi? should mean something to you.
These folks have been covering the world of TVs, speakers and headphones for the last four decades and have a reputation for reviewing the latest and greatest in audiovisual tech.
The culmination of a year’s worth of reviews happens at the brand’s annual What Hi-Fi? Awards, held in September and October of each year.
For the 2018 awards, 102 products walked away with a trophy – including some of our favorite products, like the Sony HT-ST5000 Soundbar and the Beyerdynamic Amiron – with top accolades going to the LG C8 OLED for Best 55-inch TV and 65-inch TV under £2,500 and the Sony WH-1000XM3 for Best Wireless Headphones over £300.
Unsurprisingly, audio manufacturers Rega and Chord swept the turntable and DAC categories, respectively, with Panasonic's new DP-UB9000 winning an award for Best 4K Blu-ray player over £500.
While the awards are generally separated by price, one product in each of the categories will be awarded a Product of the Year trophy in-person at the annual What Hi-Fi? Awards ceremony, which goes down Wednesday, November 7.
Ready to see which other products got a nod this year? You can check out all 102 awards over at the What Hi-Fi? Awards 2018 landing page.
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Nick Pino is Managing Editor, TV and AV for TechRadar's sister site, Tom's Guide. Previously, he was the Senior Editor of Home Entertainment at TechRadar, covering TVs, headphones, speakers, video games, VR and streaming devices. He's also written for GamesRadar+, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer and other outlets over the last decade, and he has a degree in computer science he's not using if anyone wants it.