Excerpt: The humble micro system is in danger of becoming extinct. To survive, it needs to evolve into a future-proof, all-encompassing music system – and that's just what Philips has done with the MCi500H. The stylish unit boasts a big LCD screen for track information and the speakers are reassuringly chunky. But, of course, it's the spec that matters most, and here the '500H comes up trumps.
Pros: Good looks and great display, simple and well-featured network-integration, CD ripping, spacious sonic delivery
Cons: Music Broadcast mode is limited, MP3-only ripping is disappointing, bass is a little over-cooked