Monitor Audio's knack of designing superlative Hi-Fi speakers stretches all the way back to the British brand's inception in 1972, but the AirStream 10 marks its first foray beyond conventional cabinetry into digital audio players.
A fully-functioning music machine, the AirStream 10 boasts internet and DAB radios, WiFi streaming and an input for your MP3 player or phone. Or to put it another way, it affords you the ability to enjoy tens of thousands of radio stations and wirelessly access your PC's music library.
The aluminium and wood Tetris-block aesthetic, meanwhile, is intended to be as easy on the ear as it is on the eye, as the raised section of the player affords the built in, 3.5in mono woofer the room to deliver crisp, punchy audio, whichever way you position it. £225 (also available in black)