What Hi-Fi? Awards 2020: all the dates and details

The What Hi-Fi? Awards will once again return in 2020 – but things are going to be slightly different. 

Our annual celebration of the very best products of the year will be back for a 38th time in 2020, showcasing winning products across a wide range of categories.

We will once again be announcing all the Best Buy winners online, this year on Monday 5th October. Unfortunately, this won’t now be followed by the traditional What Hi-Fi? Awards night celebration dinner. Due to Covid-19, an in-person event to celebrate the AV industry just isn’t possible. 

Instead, we’ll be announcing the Products of the Year, and a few extra special awards, online. This will take place on Thursday 5th November. Look out for more details nearer the time.

The special What Hi-Fi? Awards issue of the magazine will of course still go on sale, in print and digital editions, on the following day, Friday 6th November.

Our dedicated team of reviewers remains hard at work testing equipment to our usual high standards in order to produce the definitive list of the very best products on the market in 2020. 

And we know that this year, perhaps more than ever, manufacturers have worked extra hard to deliver new and exclusive products to our test rooms for us to test in time for the Awards. We thank – and congratulate – all the companies who have made that happen.

Despite a year like no other, we will be bringing you winners across 29 categories, from speakers to streamers, headphones to TVs, as well as our five special awards (Innovation, Temptation, Readers’ Award, Hall of Fame, Outstanding Contribution).

It’s been a turbulent year but we think that makes our support for the companies, people and products that help make our lives more enjoyable, all the more important. There’s never been a better time to treat yourself to an Award-winning audio or video experience. 

So mark your calendars, and look forward to our What Hi-Fi? Awards reveals in October and November.