Audio archive

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 14: New surround sound system works on any TV set-up
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    Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 14: New surround sound system works on any TV set-up

    By 15 May 2013

    Bang & Olufsen has announced its latest surround sound system: the B&O BeoSound 14, a brand new system that looks as though it's flown in from outerspace. As is typical of the designer audio-visual manufacturer, the £2,495 price tag for the 4.1 system...

  • Creative Airwave brings NFC to the portable speaker party
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    Creative Airwave brings NFC to the portable speaker party

    By 15 May 2013

    Creative Labs has announced a pair of Bluetooth speakers which bring with them the convenience of NFC pairing. The Creative Airwave and Creative Airwave HD Bluetooth speakers will simply need to be tapped with your NFC device to trigger pairing. There...

  • Onkyo ES-HF300 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Onkyo ES-HF300 review

    By 14 May 2013

    Onkyo is a brand that's very much known for being good value. It certainly changed AV receivers, offering a lot more features than most, at bargain prices. What's more, its cheaper receivers have always performed brilliantly, meaning that you don't have...

  • Downloadify Chrome plug-in let you download tracks from Spotify for free, but loophole has closed
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    Downloadify Chrome plug-in let you download tracks from Spotify for free, but loophole has closed

    By 8 May 2013

    Downloadify, a plug-in for Google's Chrome web browser, made it possible to download and store tracks from your Spotify account. It worked by creating a DRM-free back-up of any track you played in Spotify on your computer. But as soon as it became popular...

  • Beats Mixr headphones now come in retina-burning neon colours
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    Beats Mixr headphones now come in retina-burning neon colours

    By 7 May 2013

    Beats by Dr Dre has reintroduced its club DJ-centric headphone range in an eye-popping range of new colours. The Beats by Dr Dre Mixr over-ear headset will be available in neon colours from 11 June, priced at £219.95. Originally designed and created...

  • Gavio official Man of Steel in-ear headphones flying to a store near you soon
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    Gavio official Man of Steel in-ear headphones flying to a store near you soon

    By 6 May 2013

    Gavio is to unveil Man Of Steel branded versions of the Metallon and Gruuve in-ear headphones ahead of this summer's blockbuster Superman release, directed by Zac Snyder. Gavio's deal with Warner Bros is the real deal, so expect some super stuff to land...

  • Loewe Speaker 2go has apt-X Bluetooth, NFC and portability for £269
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    Loewe Speaker 2go has apt-X Bluetooth, NFC and portability for £269

    By 2 May 2013

    Loewe is looking to disrupt the portable Bluetooth speaker market with the launch of the Loewe Speaker 2go, a premium speaker that will cost only £269. At the UK launch of the new speaker, which incorporates advanced features like apt-X and NFC, James...

  • Sony promises new NFC-capable soundbars for later this year
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    Sony promises new NFC-capable soundbars for later this year

    By 24 April 2013

    Sony has confirmed it will be launching a new premium range of soundbars in the coming months that will better what is already on the market from the manufacturer. Although not willing to go into any great amount of detail, Sony executives have confirmed...

  • Speaker brand KEF brings its audio knowhow to headphones, unveiling M500 and M200 sets
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    Speaker brand KEF brings its audio knowhow to headphones, unveiling M500 and M200 sets

    By 24 April 2013

    KEF has announced its first foray into the world of headphones. The high-end audio manufacturer has launched the M500, a set of over-ear headphones, and the M200, which are in-ear. Both use plenty of aluminium and high-quality materials to bring you the...

  • Daft Punk breaks Spotify streaming record with new Get Lucky single
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    Daft Punk breaks Spotify streaming record with new Get Lucky single

    By 22 April 2013

    Daft Punk's new single. Get Lucky, has broken all previous Spotify streaming records, managing an undisclosed number of plays. The track, which features on Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories, will be the first single the band has released from...

  • Twitter Music for iOS launches for social music discovery
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    Twitter Music for iOS launches for social music discovery

    By 18 April 2013

    Twitter has officially launched Twitter Music, a standalone iOS app for music discovery. Twitter Music looks at the people you are following on Twitter and basis recommendations off them, giving you the perfect mix of tunes.  The Twitter Music app itself...

  • Welcome to the new-look Pocket-lint
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    Welcome to the new-look Pocket-lint

    By 18 April 2013

    In the last 10 years, the way people access and consume the internet has changed drastically. No wait, in the last 3 years the way people access and consume the internet has changed drastically. Scratch that, in the last 6 months, the way people access...

  • Denon AH-D340 and AH-D321 headphones offer high-end audio thrills for the smartphone generation
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    Denon AH-D340 and AH-D321 headphones offer high-end audio thrills for the smartphone generation

    By 15 April 2013

    Denon has pulled the wraps off two new pairs of high-performance over-ear headphones that come in at less premium price points. The Denon AH-D340 borrow much of the DNA of the company's AH-D600 cans, including similar design and pentagonal-shaped memory...

  • Hands-on: Native Union Switch portable Bluetooth speaker review
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    Hands-on: Native Union Switch portable Bluetooth speaker review

    By 15 April 2013

    The portable speaker market is rapidly becoming a packed one, with plenty of choice for those who want to play their tunes without having to dock their smartphone or tablet device. Beats by Dr Dre has recently added its Pill speaker to the mix, and Jawbone...

  • Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth speaker review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth speaker review

    By 11 April 2013

    It all began as a Kickstarter project to create a speaker that would attach to an iPad, and ended with 678 backers and more than $70,000 in funding - far in excess of the $25,000 sought. The idea is simple: make a speaker that reduces the need to carry...

  • Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay H6 pictures and hands-on
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    Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay H6 pictures and hands-on

    By 10 April 2013

    B&O has further extended its BeoPlay range with a new set of premium headphones, the H6. The over-ear cans are designed to bring maximum comfort and audio quality while providing a decent level of sound isolation. The key here though is that they mix...

  • One billion songs downloaded in UK, Adele most downloaded ever
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    One billion songs downloaded in UK, Adele most downloaded ever

    By 9 April 2013

    One billion digital tracks have now been downloaded legally in the UK alone,  the Official Charts Company has revealed. The magic figure was reached on Monday, so it will have risen even more since. It's been 10 years since legal music downloads started...

  • BBM Music to close 2 June, music doesn't sound better with you
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    BBM Music to close 2 June, music doesn't sound better with you

    By 4 April 2013

    BBM Music will close on 2 June, less than two years after the launch of the socially geared music service. BlackBerry does, however, say that the date is "subject to change". In a message to those who coughed up the monthly fees to access the service,...

  • Jawbone Big Jambox updated with better audio quality and battery life
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    Jawbone Big Jambox updated with better audio quality and battery life

    By 3 April 2013

    Speaker company Jawbone has pushed a huge update to its Big Jambox wireless speaker, improving on its capabilities. The update is available free on Jawbone's website. How often do you hear of a speaker receiving a software update? The update delivers...

  • Amazon AutoRip now supports vinyl
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    Amazon AutoRip now supports vinyl

    By 3 April 2013

    Amazon's AutoRip functionality which gives you a free digital copy of any CD you might buy, has now been extended to vinyl. If you opt for an AutoRip-compatible vinyl record on Amazon, a digital file will instantly be added to your Amazon Cloud Player...

  • Geneva WorldRadio DAB+ review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Geneva WorldRadio DAB+ review

    By 3 April 2013

    DAB radios are ten-a-penny these days, from car stereos through to tiny pocket radios powered by a couple of AAA batteries. Given the choice, it means choosing a radio can be quite a daunting, so what you need is something that looks good, sounds great...

  • Sony BT80BW speaker plays nice with Android or iPhone, NFC and AirPlay offered
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    Sony BT80BW speaker plays nice with Android or iPhone, NFC and AirPlay offered

    By 28 March 2013

    Sony has announced a pair of Bluetooth speakers that offer the ease of NFC pairing: the Sony CMT-BT80WB and CMT-BT60B.  The incorporation of NFC means you’ll be able to pair the new speakers with your NFC-equipped smartphone or tablet with a tap, rather...

  • Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 review

    By 27 March 2013

    Sorry, can you speak up a bit - said, perhaps a little too loudly. We've recently had a fairly ear-splitting experience with a portable speaker system. The speaker in question was the Minx Air 200 from Cambridge Audio. The ear-splitting experience came...

  • Win a Plantronics Voyager Headset
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    Win a Plantronics Voyager Headset

    By 27 March 2013

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Plantronics to give you the chance to win one of 10 Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headsets. Simply intuitive, the Smart Sensor technology reacts when you put the headset on, letting you quickly take a call without a click. If...

  • Philips Fidelio P9 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio P9 review

    By 26 March 2013

    There’s no shortage of portable Bluetooth speakers these days, bringing the advantage of portability and universal connectivity so you can get the music off your phone and out to your friends. The emerging premium market sees the entrance from Philips...