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Pioneer X-HM50-K

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One of a number of mini hi-fis from Pioneer, this affordable offering covers all the basics, such as FM/DAB tuners, CD playback and a built-in iPod/iPhone dock. The front-mounted USB port handles MP3 or WMA files. It doesn't skimp with its connections, as it provides an Belling-Lee antenna input, two analogue inputs (one as a mini-jack) and conventional screw terminal speaker outputs that can also accept binding posts, so it's no trouble to use higher calibre cabling or change to your own choice of speakers if you fancy the option. As it stands, it's a decent value system that doesn't compromise too much on quality.

Pioneer X-HM50-K mini hi-fi system

Reg Rating 70%
Price £250
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Pure Sirocco 550

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Pure’s mini hi-fi manages to include a Wi-Fi connection for about the same price as many ‘ordinary’ products. This is for accessing any of the thousands of internet radio stations, podcasts, on-demand programmes (including BBC catch-up), the Pure Music cloud-based portal or tracks bought from the Lounge service, as well as music streamed from a PC or NAS drive (including AAC format). Unsurprisingly, it also handles DAB, FM, CD and (from USB) MP3 and WMA, or anything from a docked iPod/iPhone. Navigation could be better and audio quality is acceptable given the price but I’d recommend buying one without speakers and adding superior ones from elsewhere. Power output is 2 x 40W (RMS).

Pure Sirocco 550 mini hi-fi system

Reg Rating 75%
Price £325
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