Orbitsound’s T12v3 soundbar distinguishes itself in several areas, with a top docking station that lets you easily drop in an iPod or iPhone. It majors on conjuring up a spacey sound cloud with no stereo soundstage positioning – a great, low-distortion sound, that can easily fill a room. An extra bass speaker blends superbly with the main bar, to give a full-range sound ripe with firm, tight low notes. With a versatile set of inputs for iPod, analogue and digital, it serves as a complete speaker solution for the digital home.

Best Audio Product 2012: The runners-up

Orbitsound T12v3 soundbar

About the PC Advisor Awards 2012

Our annual roll call of honour considers every piece of hardware and software that has passed through our Test Centre over the past year. We look for innovation and excellence, outstanding performance and value for money.

Only excellent products make the PC Advisor Awards shortlist, and we congratulate all the manufacturers represented on the list. If a product still looks great from the view point of up to a year after its first review, the chances are that it is great.

That does, however, mean that our PC Advisor Awards coverage is not necessarily a buyer’s guide – for that you should visit our Test Centre and Reviews. Some of the products may no longer be available, and in some categories they may have been superseded.

Whittling down the shortlist to pick out individual winners isn’t easy. In all cases arguments could be (and were) made for products other than the eventual winners. But winners there must be.

See techadvisor.co.uk/awards for details on our other award winners