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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones review: Exemplary over-ear audio
5 out of 5

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones review: Exemplary over-ear audio

By 8 hours ago

If you're looking for a pair of over-ear headphones to wear at home, but don't want to break the bank, and aren't interested in bass-boosted unnatural listening, then the Audio-Technica M50x are a definite contender. Whether or not the Japanese manufacturer... >>

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Spotify vs Rdio vs Deezer and more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Spotify vs Rdio vs Deezer and more

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When it comes to digital distribution of media, music has always led the way. Napster had the music industry in uproar in 2002 when it was ordered shut down. Now with TV and film being torrented it's all starting up again with Pirate Bay in the sights... >>

Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)

Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)

By 29 October 2014

Arcam has poured its audio expertise into the Solo Bar, which the Cambridge-based company is claiming to be a soundbar fit for audiophiles.  It's designed not just to bring audio enhancements to your TV, but to do much of the work that an AV receiver... >>

AKG Y50 on-ear headphones review: Budget brilliance
4.5 out of 5

AKG Y50 on-ear headphones review: Budget brilliance

By 29 October 2014

Every manufacturer seems to be after a slice of the headphones market and AKG's approach with the Y50 on-ears is very savvy indeed. When we started testing the AKG Y50 headphones we assumed they were in the £150 price category based on their finish alone.... >>

Microsoft OneDrive for WP and Android updated with new UI and navigation features

Microsoft OneDrive for WP and Android updated with new UI and navigation features

By 28 October 2014

Microsoft has announced a new version of the OneDrive app for both Windows Phone and Android, following yesterday's announcement about Office 365 subscribers getting unlimited OneDrive storage. The updated apps now make it easier to access your files... >>

Quality of sound and the tech behind it: What to look for when choosing a speaker

Quality of sound and the tech behind it: What to look for when choosing a speaker

By 27 October 2014

There are hundreds of speakers available to buy, from complete surround sound systems to the portable Bluetooth numbers you can take to the park, but how do you tell the difference between them? What makes a good speaker sound better than a bad one? And... >>

Music sounds better with... sound engineer James Orchard-Lisle

Music sounds better with... sound engineer James Orchard-Lisle

By 27 October 2014

In our latest interview with a music industry professional we delve behind the scenes and focus on someone who's job is to make other people sound better. And he's great at his job. Sound engineer James Orchard-Lisle has worked with Eurythmics' Dave Stewart,... >>

Apple plans to relaunch Beats Music as part of iTunes in 2015

Apple plans to relaunch Beats Music as part of iTunes in 2015

By 24 October 2014

You might be using iTunes next year to stream your favourite tracks instead of buying them, thanks to Beats Music, it's claimed. In a report largely about how iTunes' digital music sales have slumped roughly 14 per cent worldwide since last year, The... >>

Happy 13th birthday Apple iPod: Here's a look back at its life so far

Happy 13th birthday Apple iPod: Here's a look back at its life so far

By 24 October 2014

Thirteen years ago this week, Apple shook up the music industry with the launch of the first generation of iPod and while it may have come with a physical scroll wheel, huge hold switch and a FireWire port with cover, it made listening to music on the... >>

Sony MDR-1A review:  A-class over-ear headphones
5 out of 5

Sony MDR-1A review: A-class over-ear headphones

By 24 October 2014

It was two years ago we were first introduced to the Sony MDR range, headed-up by the self-proclaimed "prestige" MDR-1R headphones. We had to hand it to Sony, though, despite sounding almost pompous they were very impressive over-ears, delivering quality... >>