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Music sounds better with... sound engineer Aden Gregory

Music sounds better with... sound engineer Aden Gregory

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Aden Gregory has been a professional sound engineer for many years, working on plenty of projects in the process, including Later... with Jools Holland for the BBC since 1992. He's therefore heard a lot of music of dramatically varying styles over the... >>

Music sounds better with... Prog magazine's Jerry Ewing

Music sounds better with... Prog magazine's Jerry Ewing

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A welcome return for our regular series of bite-sized music interviews puts the editor of Prog magazine Jerry Ewing in the hot seat. We find out his musical tastes and heroes to give you some tips of what to cue on your home or portable system, gleaned from... >>

Speaker placement tips and tricks: Things to look out for when setting up a hi-fi or home cinema

Speaker placement tips and tricks: Things to look out for when setting up a hi-fi or home cinema

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Whether you are investing in expensive premium floorstanding speakers or a budget Bluetooth speaker, where you place it in a room will be important to how good it sounds. The room shape itself is important, especially for a surround sound system which... >>

Music sounds better with... Andy C

Music sounds better with... Andy C

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Drum & bass legend Andy C has his roots firmly bedded in the underground music scene as the founder of RAM Records, but the wider public will be hearing a lot more from the man in the coming years. Hot from signing to Atlantic Records, the globe-trotting... >>

Best speakers 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best speakers 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Last year's awards saw the portable audio category split in two, creating a best portable speaker award and a best headphones award and like 2013, the former has some excellent nominees. There have been some fantastic devices launch over the last 12... >>

Balanced Mode Radiator speaker tech explained: What is it and does it make a difference?

Balanced Mode Radiator speaker tech explained: What is it and does it make a difference?

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There are several different types of speaker technology used in modern day systems and set-ups, some having been adopted for many years. However, Balanced Mode Radiator technology (BMR) is a fairly new driver tech that British speaker manufacturer Cambridge... >>

Music sounds better with... Sigma

Music sounds better with... Sigma

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This week's "music sounds better with..." interview, in collaboration with Cambridge Audio, focuses on British drum and bass duo Sigma, who have seen their last two single releases top the UK charts. Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie have only been signed... >>

Music sounds better with... 4Music's Miquita Oliver

Music sounds better with... 4Music's Miquita Oliver

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We've talked to plenty of celebrities and industry figureheads over the last few weeks for our "music sounds better with..." series of features, in collaboration with Cambridge Audio, but all of the interviewees have been men up to now. That's just the... >>

Cambridge Audio Go v2 portable speaker review: Bluetooth on a budget
4.0 stars

Cambridge Audio Go v2 portable speaker review: Bluetooth on a budget

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The Cambridge Audio Go v2 portable Bluetooth speaker is, as its name suggests, the second version in the series, updating the Go Minx that we thought was a top-class offering when we reviewed it last year.The "saucy" name has been dropped for round two,... >>

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

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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

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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,... >>

Music sounds better with... Spotify's Mark Williamson

Music sounds better with... Spotify's Mark Williamson

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Pocket-lint's music discovery interview series, in collaboration with Cambridge Audio, has featured an athlete, a musician and members of an audio manufacturer so far, but this week we turn to somebody integral to the changing nature of music delivery;... >>

Music sounds better with... Alex James

Music sounds better with... Alex James

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The latest in our series we're running in collaboration with Cambridge Audio turns its attention on one of Pocket-lint's favourite bassists and one of the pioneers of Britpop, Alex James. We caught up with the Blur guitarist turned foodie as he was... >>

Cambridge Audio, the great British manufacturer explored

Cambridge Audio, the great British manufacturer explored

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Cambridge Audio has been designing and building audio equipment since the sixties. Despite growing in size and popularity it still maintains a lean team who work in-house to create the ultimate sound reproduction. If you've not heard of Cambridge Audio... >>

Music sounds better with... Cambridge Audio's James Johnson-Flint and Dominic Baker

Music sounds better with... Cambridge Audio's James Johnson-Flint and Dominic Baker

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For the second part of our "music sounds better with..." series of interview features, we turn to the team we've partnered with for the run; Cambridge Audio. After finding out what Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford listens to on his audio devices,... >>

Music sounds better with... Greg Rutherford

Music sounds better with... Greg Rutherford

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Want a few ideas of what music tracks you should be lining up on your phone or MP3 player? Fancy trying something new that you wouldn't normally have thought to listen to? As part of a new regular series, Pocket-lint in collaboration with Cambridge Audio will... >>

WIN: A Cambridge Audio Go Bluetooth speaker worth £120

WIN: A Cambridge Audio Go Bluetooth speaker worth £120

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Cambridge Audio has announced a new and improved Go Bluetooth speaker and to celebrate its launch, Pocket-lint has teamed up with the audio brand to offer one lucky reader the chance to win one. Packed with music enriching technology, the new and improved... >>

Cambridge Audio's Azur 851 flagship series and new Minx speakers to debut at CES 2014

Cambridge Audio's Azur 851 flagship series and new Minx speakers to debut at CES 2014

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Cambridge Audio will be showing off a new line-up of Hi-Fi preamplifiers, amplifiers and speakers, next week, at the CES 2014 tradeshow in Las Vegas.Specifically, the company wants to show off its flagship series, Azur 851, which consists of the Azur... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 in pictures

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 in pictures

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The 10th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards brought the great and the good of the UK tech industry together in Central London last night, for an evening of award giving, partying, dancing and taco scoffing. Also celebrating a decade of Pocket-lint, the... >>

Best portable speaker 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best portable speaker 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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Last year we had one category defining best portable audio, but this year things have changed. Now the portable audio category has been split into two, with best headphones in one and best portable speaker in the other. The portable speaker category... >>

Cambridge Audio Minx Go review
4.5 stars

Cambridge Audio Minx Go review

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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.... >>

Cambridge Audio Minx M5 speaker brings audio boost to your laptop

Cambridge Audio Minx M5 speaker brings audio boost to your laptop

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Cambridge Audio has announced the Minx M5 speaker system. Designed to bring powerful audio from a pair of satellite speakers and a subwoofer, they are the ideal accessory to give your laptop a bit of a boost. At 72.5 x 72.5 x 73.8mm, the two satellites... >>

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200
4.5 stars

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200

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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... >>

Best compact Hi-Fi systems

Best compact Hi-Fi systems

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MP3 players are great but, on a long winter’s night, it’s hard to beat a proper hi-fi. Good hi-fi systems cost money, people. They always have, and a £50 iPod dock just won’t cut the mustard in comparison. Naturally, there’s plenty to choose... >>

Cambridge Audio Sonata NP30
4.0 stars

Cambridge Audio Sonata NP30

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As computer hard disks and external HDD balloon in size, are we the only ones who have returned to rip our CD collection in lossless quality?Probably not, and though streaming lossless files (in 24-bit/96kHz studio quality on the NP30, no less) around... >>