2. Marantz Consolette

In concept-yet-coming-out stage, the Consolette is the first streaming dock from Marantz. You can dock an iOS devices including the new iPad, plus it will suck music from Android devices. Marantz also told T3 that Windows Phone will be supported later in the year. At the back are ethernet and USB connections for playing audio files over DLNA. On the front are basic control buttons, an LCD screen and a volume jog dial. We saw it playing from an iPad and were mightily impressed with the sound reproduction. Damn loud! Can't wait to get our hands dirty on a review model.

Price: €£899.90 (out Sep), marantz.com  |  Best for: Batting most streaming docks out of the park.