Best of Awards Category Description

The SECRETS “Best of Awards” are awarded once a year, in December. The process of deciding on the awards is an arduous one, undertaken by our Editors and Secrets Team. Every year SECRETS has an opportunity to review great products across the spectrum of audio and video components and some products are truly outstanding: it is to the outstanding products that we award the SECRETS Best of Award.

In 2016, we are adding an award category: The SECRETS Thumbs-up Award. The Editorial Team wants to recognize the products that we found to be excellent and which we, as SECRETS, would recommend to any buyer. So the SECRETS Thumbs-up Award is SECRETS Recommended!

Every year we are asked why we do not award a product in every conceivable audio and video category. Simply, it is our practice to not come up with something just to have an award, so we do not award a product in every possible component category. Our categories change from year-to-year. Also we do not attach a “recommended” stamp as we publish reviews throughout the year, although we have been asked to consider. Our SECRETS “Thumbs-Up Award” will now highlight many products that we recommend.

Best Of Awards

Secrets Best of Awards 2016

Secrets Best of Awards 2016

The SECRETS “Best of Awards” are awarded once a year, in December. The process of deciding on the awards is an arduous one, undertaken by our Editors and Secrets Team. Every year SECRETS has an opportunity to review great products...

SECRETS Best of 2011 Awards

SECRETS Best of 2011 Awards

The SECRETS Editorial Team is pleased to announce the Best of 2011 Awards. This year we have added a new Media Category for 3D Movies, in addition to Blu-ray, CD and Vinyl Recordings. And this year we have two products winning the "BAD ASS" Award, and one Media "BAD ASS" for Audio. This year the Editorial Team is highlighting two technology areas for particular attention in 2012, so be sure to check out the  "Technologies on the Rise Awards".

Congratulations to all of our 2011 WINNERS!!

Compact Subwoofer

Secrets Best of 2010 Awards

The SECRETS Editorial Team is pleased to announce the Best of 2010 Awards. This year we have added some new categories for Media, so look for our awards in the Blu-ray, CD and Vinyl Recordings. And we have established a new award (it is so "Bad", you will have to go to the second page to see it). The Editorial Team also wants to highlight the technologies that we will be paying attention to in 2011, so look for the "Technologies on the Rise Awards".

Congratulations to all of our 2010 WINNERS!!

Best Accessory

Secrets Best of 2009 Product Awards

The Secrets Best of 2009 Product Awards, featuring the following categories: Accessories, Small Accessories, Headphones, Shaker Packages, Blu-ray Players, Budget CD Players, Budget DACs, High End DACs, Flat Panel HDTVs, Home Theater in a Box, Small Audio Systems with iPod Dock, Value in Power Amplifiers, Stereo Power Amplifiers, Power Conditioners, Budget Stereo Preamplifiers, Stereo Preamplifiers, Surround Sound Processors, Budget Projectors, High End Projectors, Mid-Level A/V Receivers, Budget Receivers, High End A/V Receivers, Floor Standing Speakers, 5.1 Speaker Packages, In-wall Speakers, Bookshelf Speakers, In-Floor/In-Ceiling Subwoofers, Large Subwoofers, Mid-Size Subwoofers, Small Subwoofers, Media Processor System-on-Chip, High Definition Video Cameras, Emotiva Cables, High End SACD Players.

Best High Definition Digital Video Camera

Secrets Best of 2008 Product Awards

The Secrets Best of 2008 Product Awards, featuring the following categories: High End Turntables, High End Complete Turntable Package, Video Switching Technology, Best Wireless Music Transmitter/Receiver, Best High Definition Digital Video Cameras, Best Value Monoblock Power Amplifier, Best Mid-level 7.1 A/V Receiver, Flat Panel Speakers, Best Value Stereo Power Amplifiers, High End Two-Channel Speakers, Best Value 1080p Digital Projectors, Compact Subwoofers, Power Conditioners, Entry Level Turntable, Best Value Speakers, Full Size Subwoofers, Entry Level Bookshelf Speakers, Surround Sound Processors, High End 5.1 Speaker System, Most Innovative Bookshelf Speaker Design.