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  • HTC BoomBass: A subwoofer for your HTC One
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    HTC BoomBass: A subwoofer for your HTC One

    By 3 September 2013

    The HTC BoomBass is a new accessory launched by HTC to enhance the sound of its HTC One smartphones. Put simply, the HTC BoomBass is a compact, Bluetooth-enabled subwoofer with a dedicated amplifier, that promises to provide clearer, more powerful bass...

  • HTC BoomBass hands-on: Bringing bass to BoomSound
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    HTC BoomBass hands-on: Bringing bass to BoomSound

    By 3 September 2013

    Whether it's the front-facing speakers of the HTC One, or the tie-in with Beats Audio, HTC always prides itself on producing a good sound on its phones when it comes to listening to music. It's surprising then that we recently found ourselves in a private...

  • Spotify Connect takes on AirPlay, dozens of speakers to support new streaming option
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    Spotify Connect takes on AirPlay, dozens of speakers to support new streaming option

    By 3 September 2013

    Spotify is to take on Sonos and Apple's AirPlay offering with a new feature it is rolling out in the coming weeks. Called Spotify Connect, a new button within the company's iPhone and iPad apps (an Android version is coming very quickly soon after) will...

  • Panasonic SC-HTE80 'alternative' speaker board offers wireless connectivity and centre-screen sound
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    Panasonic SC-HTE80 'alternative' speaker board offers wireless connectivity and centre-screen sound

    By 2 September 2013

    Panasonic on Monday announced a new audio product for the home, called SC-HTE80 Speaker Board, touting it as an "alternative to traditional Soundbar Home Theatre Systems". Although Panasonic is marketing the SC-HTE80 as something new and different, it...

  • A week in reviews: 26 - 30 August
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    A week in reviews: 26 - 30 August

    By 31 August 2013

    The final Bank Holiday of the summer is behind us, the sun setting earlier each day, and September is just about to begin. But on the cusp of summer's end we've tested so much cool tech this week that you'll have that summery smile back on your face in...

  • Transparent speakers are coming to add active noise cancellation to your windows
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    Transparent speakers are coming to add active noise cancellation to your windows

    By 30 August 2013

    Imagine a clear speaker, lining your windows, that can double to actively silence the outside world. That system is here right now. Sort of. Scientists at Harvard University have developed a transparent speaker that can work across the entire range of...

  • Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones review

    By 30 August 2013

    Say hello to the Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones. Now wave goodbye to £600 or, for our American friends, $1000. You may need to re-read the above sentence. These audiophile-aimed in-ear monitors (IEMs) command a sensational price tag and tout themselves...

  • Beardyman's Sounds of the 21st Century kicks-off Campus Party 2013
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    Beardyman's Sounds of the 21st Century kicks-off Campus Party 2013

    By 30 August 2013

    If you've not heard of Campus Party, fear not, it's new. This digital festival aims to bring together like-minded gadget fans and musicians in an event like no other. To start it off Beardyman has released his track Sounds of the 21st Century. It uses...

  • Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base: Beef up your TV's audio with this under-unit all-in-one sub and soundbar
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    Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base: Beef up your TV's audio with this under-unit all-in-one sub and soundbar

    By 26 August 2013

    The Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base is an all-in-one sub meets soundbar unit designed to sit underneath the television. Even small and medium-sized screens can now deliver bigger audio without the need for a standalone, space-eating subwoofer. Following...

  • Pure adds Jongo T2 and T4 to wireless multiroom speaker system, enhances Pure Connect music streaming service
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    Pure adds Jongo T2 and T4 to wireless multiroom speaker system, enhances Pure Connect music streaming service

    By 14 August 2013

    Pure today announced two new additions to its Jongo wireless multiroom speaker system. The Jongo T2 and the Jongo T4 join the T6 announced at CES 2013 and the Jongo S3 which launched last year. The new speakers make up a family of devices, designed to...

  • A week in reviews: 5 - 9 August
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    A week in reviews: 5 - 9 August

    By 10 August 2013

    This week we've been banging out the tunes via Beats' latest Studio headphones while taking a look at some top-spec camera kit. But it's also the week that we bring you the verdict on the Motorola Moto X. The all-American and, indeed, America-only smartphone...

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Go review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Cambridge Audio Minx Go review

    By 9 August 2013

    Minx isn't a word that typically rouses thoughts of speaker systems. Cambridge Audio begs to differ. Its Minx Go portable Bluetooth speaker system is a chunk of plastic that's been flirting in and around the Pocket-lint offices for a couple of weeks....

  • Sony's HT-ST7 soundbar offers Bluetooth, NFC and Zero Dark Thirty-like sound for $1,299
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    Sony's HT-ST7 soundbar offers Bluetooth, NFC and Zero Dark Thirty-like sound for $1,299

    By 8 August 2013

    Sony has a new high-end soundbar, and it's cloaked in aluminum and made with Academy award-winner Paul Ottosson's seal of approval. Launching today for $1,299 (£835), the HT-ST7 offers NFC-enabled Bluetooth pairing, nine drivers powered by seven amplifiers...

  • Beats Studio (2013) review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Beats Studio (2013) review

    By 7 August 2013

    "The original remastered," reads the interior of the Beats Studio (2013) headphones box. That's the sort of statement that might put fear into the hearts (and ears) of fans of The Beatles - just take a look at the waveforms after each album remaster -...

  • A week in reviews: 29 July - 3 August
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    A week in reviews: 29 July - 3 August

    By 3 August 2013

    It's been a week chock-full of announcements: ranging from the Motorola Moto X smartphone through to the Panasonic Lumix GX7 compact system camera, to name but two, there are plenty of products on the horizon to look forward to. But let's not get ahead...

  • Philips ActionFit SHQ5200 review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Philips ActionFit SHQ5200 review

    By 2 August 2013

    Just about every manufacturer now offers some form of headphones for sport. It's easy to see why too, with a smartphone in every pocket, music options galore and many gyms offering headphone sockets on equipment, you can plug-in and lose yourself in the...

  • Sennhesier Momentum On-Ear review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Sennhesier Momentum On-Ear review

    By 30 July 2013

    The Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones bring a dash of colour and are lighter both by weight and price compared to the original, leather-clad Momentum headphones from 2012. Pocket-lint has been donning the blue version of the Momentum On-Ear to get...

  • A week in reviews: July 22 - July 26
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    A week in reviews: July 22 - July 26

    By 27 July 2013

    What a week, we've had some pretty impressive developments in the world of phones. We've spent some time with the Nokia 1020, and seen what its camera is capable of, and we've reviewed another camera cum phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a product we...

  • Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review

    By 24 July 2013

    Bluetooth speakers are the new headphones. We don't mean literally, and please don't start taking them on the bus with you, but they are an area where lots of companies see lots of chances to make money. And like headphones, these aren't £50 accessories...

  • Oregon Scientific Boombero pictures and hands-on: Step up smartphone audio without the wires
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    Oregon Scientific Boombero pictures and hands-on: Step up smartphone audio without the wires

    By 23 July 2013

    Boombero is a portable mini speaker which - when we first saw one at a festival during the summer - we were rather impressed with. Even though the iPhone doesn't have NFC (near field communication) like some of its competitors, the Boombero is a halfway-house...

  • Loewe Speaker 2go review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Loewe Speaker 2go review

    By 22 July 2013

    Unless you have a fair wodge of cash to spend, there's a chance that you've never looked at Loewe. Except, perhaps, in passing fascination, the same way that you gawp at a passing Ferrari. Purveyors of high-end televisions, Loewe isn't short of innovation,...

  • Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 coming in August to help rid your desktop of wires
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    Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 coming in August to help rid your desktop of wires

    By 17 July 2013

    Logitech has announced a pair of stereo speakers that connect wirelessly to a laptop, desktop PC, tablet or smartphone and offer a neat solution for those who don't want to fuss around with wired desktop sound systems. The Logitech Bluetooth Speakers...

  • Google Play Store celebrates Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee, makes 14 songs free
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    Google Play Store celebrates Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee, makes 14 songs free

    By 16 July 2013

    Sub Pop celebrated its 25th anniversary recently with a free Silver Jubilee Festival in Seattle, and Google has decided to congratulate the record label on its success and longevity with a music sale under the Label Spotlight section on the Google Play...

  • Apple releases Logic Pro X, a Logic Pro tune-up with new tools, iPad remote app and more
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    Apple releases Logic Pro X, a Logic Pro tune-up with new tools, iPad remote app and more

    By 16 July 2013

    Apple on Tuesday released an advanced version of Logic Pro, called Logic Pro X, with a revamped interface, new creative tools and an expanded set of instruments and effects. Available now for $199.99 (£132), Logic Pro X notably includes Drummer, which...

  • Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke removes albums from Spotify, 'standing up for musicians'
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    Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke removes albums from Spotify, 'standing up for musicians'

    By 15 July 2013

    Thom Yorke has removed his solo album The Eraser from Spotify, along with Amok, the album recorded with producer Nigel Godrich and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers under the band name Atoms for Peace. The singer tweeted that Godrich and he had done...