In the past, traditional good quality superhet receivers have tended to be somewhat expensive as they required a fair amount of hardware in terms of mixers, amplifiers, and filters. In the last decade, modern software-defined radios have turned this on its head and now, a good quality receiver can be bought for a very modest price.
In October 2020, the Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club had a lecture about the SDRPlay range of receivers. These are generally well regarded in terms of performance and price.
The video can be viewed below. It is somewhat long at 1hour 38mins.
The main presentation starts at 02:29 and runs until 49:30. After that, there is a Q&A session which lasts for another 50 minutes.