I get a magazine called What Hifi every month and they review and show off the latest hifi gear. They are not the easiest of people they really like to rip into things and they absolutely hate computer based audio, they are the audiophile types. Anyway this months edition comes in the form of an awards format where they rent out a hotel in London at Olympia and companies show off their stuff in demo rooms and what-hifi pick the best kit in 3 or 4 price ranges. They also have a section for best Technology of 2004 and guess what... Airport Express won the top award!! they say the audio quality is excellent, if you use AAC or Apple Lossless which, trust me, is a big honor from What Hifi! they also review the ipod 4g saying that apple has drastically increased the audio quality and its a much better audio product. Other products like Dell's and Creative's dont even get a look in. Apple are even having their own stand in the Hifi Show at Olympia, now that's saying something as they will be surrounded by Hifi monsters such as B&W, Cyrus, Mission, Naim, Kef, Monitor Audio, Arcam, Quad. Just thought i'd share it because i was very surprised when I read it.