Brogue is a fan of the award-winning AK380, but those who follow us also know of our love for monochrome design, hence the excitement now Astell&Kern has announced a special Stainless Steel edition of its flagship high-resolution portable music player. The Stainless Steel AK380 comes packaged with a matching slip-on headphone amplifier, plus a Van Nuyscarry case for the pair. Only 200 units are being made worldwide, and, for the careless among us, the benefits of this music tech being machined from solid blocks of stainless steel, include the fact that any wear is simply polished away. Available for pre-order now, and thanks to those limited numbers being produced, if you like its metallic minimalism as much we do, you’d better not delay too long in registering your interest.

£4,799 astellnkern.com