Trusted Reviews Awards 2022: Audio Winners

The market for audio products continues to grow, so we’ve decided to hold the 2022 Trusted Reviews Awards to celebrate the products that have impressed us the most this year.

We’ve listed all of the shortlists for the audio category below, revealing who won in each category. The categories range from ‘best headphones’ to ‘best Atmos soundbar’, encompassing a wide range of products we’ve reviewed over the last 12 months.

So without further ado, here are all the winners of the 2022 Trusted Reviews Awards in the audio category.

Winner of Best Atmos Soundbar

Sony HT-A7000

Best Atmos Soundbar Winner: Sony HT-A7000

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A terrific performer on a range of sources, the Sony HT-A7000 is a delight with movies and music.

You can see the shortlist of best Atmos soundbars below.

Best Budget Soundbar Winner

Sonos Ray

Best Budget Soundbar Winner: Sonos Ray

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With a range of smart features, great sound and compact size; the Sonos Ray is a great audio amplifier for small rooms or secondary TVs.

You can see the shortlist of the best budget soundbars below.

Best Wireless Speaker Winner

Sonus Faber Omnia

Best Wireless Speaker Winner: Sonus Faber Omnia

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The Sonus Faber Omnia is a luxury wireless speaker with a sleek look and audio performance that produces exceptional fidelity.

Best Outdoor Speaker Winner

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

Best Outdoor Speaker Winner: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

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Although not much has changed from the previous iteration, it sounds better than before and retains the same price, making the Wonderboom 3 a budget buy.

You can see the list of the best outdoor speakers below.

Best Helmet Winner

Sony WH-1000XM5

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Another terrific noise canceler from Sony with tweaks to audio, comfort and noise cancellation all adding a superior model.

You can see the list of the best headphones below.

Winner of Best Noise Canceling Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM5

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Another win for the WH-1000XM5, its noise canceling performance edged out a fantastic competition with its impressively clear cancellation levels and ambient mode.

You can see the list of the best noise canceling headphones below.

Best Affordable Headphone Winner

Final UX3000

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An affordable noise canceler that offers solid suppression of external sounds but really excels with the quality of its audio performance for the money.

You can see the list of best affordable headphones below.

Best True Wireless Winner

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3

Best True Wireless Winner: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3

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A new design, improved intelligence and rich audio performance ensure that Sennheiser’s latest high-end true wireless reaches the top step for 2022.

You can see the best wireless shortlist below.

Best Affordable True Wireless Winner

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+

Best Affordable True Wireless Winner: Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+

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A price reduced to its lowest levels, but sees the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+ offer great sound and features at a great price.

You can see the shortlist of the best affordable true wireless below.

Best Sports Helmet Winner

Back Bay Tempo 30

Best Sports Headphone Winner: Back Bay Tempo 30

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A great sounding pair of sports headphones that are a bargain at the price they are available for.

You can see the list of the best headphones below.

Winner of Best Multi-Room Speaker

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

Winner of Best Multiroom Speaker: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

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An awesome-sounding wireless speaker that can slot into a range of multi-room systems and comes with smart assistance in the form of Alexa.

You can see the list of the best multi-room speakers below.

Best Platinum Winner

Clearaudio Active Concept

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A fun-to-listen, easy-to-use and pleasing-to-look turntable, the Concept Active ticked all the right boxes.

You can see the list of the best turntables below.

Best Wired Headset Winner

Rode NTH-100

Best Wired Headphone Winner: Røde NTH-100

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A pair of headphones that deliver insightful and articulate sound whether used for casual or critical listening.

You can see the list of the best wired headphones below.

Best DAC Winner

Mojo Agreement 2

Best DAC winner: Chord Mojo 2

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A terrific DAC that enhances everything from Spotify stream to hi-res file. A great upgrade for any audio system.

You can see the best DAC shortlist below.

Best Music Streamer Winner

Bluesound Knot (2021)

Winner of Best Music Streamer: Bluesound Node (2021)

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Adding Wi-Fi capabilities to a Hi-Fi system, the Bluesound features extensive connection options and a thoughtful user experience.

You can see the list of top music streamers below.

Winner of Best Portable Music Player

Astell & Kern Afutura SE180

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With excellent sound and user experience, combined with an innovative interchangeable DAC function, the A&futura SE180 is an impressive and assured music player.

You can see the winner for best portable music player below.

Best System Winner

Rega Elicit MK5

Best System Winner: Rega Elicit MK5

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Rega adds more functionality to its integrated stereo amplifier while retaining the sonic characteristics we have always admired.

You can see the shortlist of Best System winners below.

Best Desktop Speaker Winner

KEF LSXII

Best Desktop Speaker Winner: KEF LSX II

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An upgrade of the original’s already stellar performance with plenty of connectivity options and stellar sound.

You can see the list of the best desktop speakers below.

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