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Sonos and online high-quality music service, Qobuz, extend coverage in Europe

Sonos and online high-quality music service, Qobuz, extend coverage in Europe

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Sonos has already got many of its high-end audio systems in houses across Europe, now high-quality music service Qobuz has extended its coverage with Sonos to fill homes in a further eight European countries with great quality music.Qobuz claims to... >>

Oasis back catalogue finally released to Spotify, Rdio to mark 20th anniversary of Definitely Maybe

Oasis back catalogue finally released to Spotify, Rdio to mark 20th anniversary of Definitely Maybe

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Oasis have finally released their entire back catalogue on music streaming sites, including Spotify and Rdio. Fans will now be able to play through such classic albums as Definitely Maybe and (What's The Story) Morning Glory and compilation collections... >>

Monster and Adidas Originals combine to give new headphone range some retro cool

Monster and Adidas Originals combine to give new headphone range some retro cool

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Monster has partnered with Adidas to bring the sports brand's iconic Adidas Original style and branding to a new line-up of headphones.Adidas Originals has long been associated with street cool and retro sportswear, including the track jackets and clothing... >>

Turtle Beach HyperSound: Listen without being heard thanks to 'sound beam' tech

Turtle Beach HyperSound: Listen without being heard thanks to 'sound beam' tech

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We all know that feeling when you want to watch telly but fear the volume will keep others awake. You could wear headphones but probably don't have a wire long enough. Now Turtle Beach has acquired Parametric Sound Corporation's know-how to make that... >>

Hands-on: Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP headphones include built-in amp to save smartphone battery

Hands-on: Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP headphones include built-in amp to save smartphone battery

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In among the sea of headphones on show at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-OX7AMP were one of those that most caught our attention, because they've got a built-in amplifier and volume control.You can... >>

Bem Wireless Speaker Band is a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist

Bem Wireless Speaker Band is a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist

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Forget about owning a smartwatch, activity tracker, or sports band, because now you can own a speaker band.That's right, it's a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist. Bem Wireless is at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where it has unveiled a wrist-wearable,... >>

Damson Jetstream I speakers adjust to their surroundings and offer multi-room wireless audio

Damson Jetstream I speakers adjust to their surroundings and offer multi-room wireless audio

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Damson hasn't been around long but in its short life it's been innovating fast. Now the Jetstream I line of speaker have been announced at CES to disrupt the audio industry further.Jetstream I speakers use the world first Optimized Room Audio (ORA) technology... >>

Turtle Beach partners with Sony to create officially licensed PS4 headsets

Turtle Beach partners with Sony to create officially licensed PS4 headsets

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If you're a gamer and you use gaming headsets, you'll know Turtle Beach. Sony, seeing this popularity, has teamed up with Turtle Beach to allow it to create officially licensed headsets for the PS4.Turtle Beach is known for creating both wired and... >>

Naim makes a bold Statement, the £125,000 home amplification system that comes from outer space

Naim makes a bold Statement, the £125,000 home amplification system that comes from outer space

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Cue Strauss's Blue Danube, the Statement has landed. Naim Audio has revealed the Statement, a super high-end home amplification system for hi-fi audio that costs a mind-bending £125,000.Comprising Naim's NAC S1 preamplifier and two NAP S1 mono power... >>

Forget wearing a fascinator to Royal Ascot, you'll want these Monster headphones instead

Forget wearing a fascinator to Royal Ascot, you'll want these Monster headphones instead

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Monster has announced a new range of fashion-centric covers/bands for its inspiration range of Monster headphones.The new bands include one that looks like a peacock-like fascinator headpiece and would be perfect for Royal Ascot (Pocket-lint's home town).... >>

Bang & Olufsen unveils BeoPlay H3 Golden Edition in-ears

Bang & Olufsen unveils BeoPlay H3 Golden Edition in-ears

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas everything seems to sparkle. Including Bang & Olufsen’s latest gold-finish BeoPlay H3 in-ear headphones. Very tasty.Being the design brand it’s known to be, the B&O BeoPlay H3 was designed by Jakob Wagner,... >>

Matrix Audio Qube 2 lays claim to be world's smallest stereo Bluetooth speaker

Matrix Audio Qube 2 lays claim to be world's smallest stereo Bluetooth speaker

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Matrix Audio is showing what it claims to be the world's smallest stereo Bluetooth speaker at CES 2014 in Las Vegas this week. The Matrix Audio Qube 2 is just 80 x 38 x 38mm and weighs 185g.It comes in an aluminium casing, with passive vibrating technology,... >>

Scosche at CES 2014: superCUBE wall charger, boomBOTTLE Bluetooth speakers and more

Scosche at CES 2014: superCUBE wall charger, boomBOTTLE Bluetooth speakers and more

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Scosche has several new products on display at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, including a wall charger and additions to its Bluetooth speaker range and magicMount system.The superCUBE wall charger is supposedly the "smallest, universal 12W (2.1A)... >>

Damson Headbones wirelessly vibrate sound directly to your inner ear

Damson Headbones wirelessly vibrate sound directly to your inner ear

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Damson has announced it's first over-the-ear headphones that wirelessly transmit music to your inner ear through vibrations.The Damson Headbones rest on the temporal bone behind or in front of the ear, where vibrations are sent through the skull to the... >>

Sony introduces its first TV Base Speaker and new soundbars

Sony introduces its first TV Base Speaker and new soundbars

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In a first, Sony has stepped into the world of TV Base Speakers with its new HT-XT1. It's also unveiled two new Sound Bars in the HT-CT770 and HT-CT370 at CES 2014.The Sony Speaker Base offers space-saving sound expansion for TVs by sliding under the... >>

Panasonic bolsters headphones range with noise cancelling and Bluetooth models

Panasonic bolsters headphones range with noise cancelling and Bluetooth models

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Panasonic has announced the RP-HC800 Noise Cancelling headphones and the RP-BTD10 Bluetooth Wireless headphones at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.The RP-HC800 headphones feature the company’s Active Noise Cancelling System, along with improved Feedback Noise... >>

Singing Machine Home makes karaoke attractive, also docks with phones via Bluetooth

Singing Machine Home makes karaoke attractive, also docks with phones via Bluetooth

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When we say Singing Machine Home makes karaoke attractive, we mean it looks gorgeous, not that your singing will sound any better.The Home is the first Bluetooth speaker that turns into a karaoke machine, according to Singing Machine. Using HDMI, Home... >>

CSR VibeHub to make your current home speakers smart connected

CSR VibeHub to make your current home speakers smart connected

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CSR, the company behind Bluetooth, has announced VibeHub which will enable home network audio to work seamlessly across devices. Whether on an iPhone, Android device or streaming from online, it will all work smoothly using Bluetooth or Wi-fi. With the... >>

Blue Microphones announce Mo-Fi, for mobile hi-fi

Blue Microphones announce Mo-Fi, for mobile hi-fi

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We love Blue Microphones, they are top-notch quality, with quirky designs that give brilliant sound performance for a sensible price. So we're pretty pleased to hear about the company's new "Mo-Fi" concept, which appears to be an attempt to bring hi-fi... >>

Pure Jongo multiroom system to work with any music streaming app, as Caskeid tech adopted

Pure Jongo multiroom system to work with any music streaming app, as Caskeid tech adopted

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Pure is adopting Caskeid technology in order to open up the use of its Jongo wireless multiroom music system to all streaming applications.Owners of Jongo speakers will be able to stream Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Pandora or the like to one Jongo speaker... >>

LG Tone Ultra brings JBL Signature Sound and Voiceover LTE calls to the Bluetooth headset

LG Tone Ultra brings JBL Signature Sound and Voiceover LTE calls to the Bluetooth headset

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LG has announced its new Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset which it developed with Harman International for JBL Signature Sound quality.The Tone Ultra isn't just focused on delivering good sound, it also offers Voiceover LTE calls for all your data chat apps... >>

Vuzix V720 video headphones combo puts a 720p 3D screen on your face

Vuzix V720 video headphones combo puts a 720p 3D screen on your face

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Vuzix has just won a 2014 CES Innovation Award for its new V720 video headphones. This gorgeous looking headset offers headphone sound while plonking two screens at 720p right in front of your eyes.The dual screens are housed in a visor that lets you... >>

World's first optical analogue guitar cable The Light Lead brings zero capacitance for superb sound

World's first optical analogue guitar cable The Light Lead brings zero capacitance for superb sound

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Optical cables, that use light to transmit signals have long been in any self-respecting audiophile's cable collection. But never have they made the jump to guitar, until now with the introduction of The Light Lead.The advantage of an optical guitar... >>

Samsung to show Sonos Play:1 rival Shape M5 wireless speaker at CES

Samsung to show Sonos Play:1 rival Shape M5 wireless speaker at CES

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Samsung is to further set its sights on Sonos with a new addition to its Shape wireless audio multiroom system, which will be unveiled in the flesh on its stand at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week.The Samsung Shape M5 is smaller than the previously announced... >>

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... >>

Avegant Glyph wearable Virtual Retina Display beams images right into your eyeballs

Avegant Glyph wearable Virtual Retina Display beams images right into your eyeballs

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Avegant is developing a wearable display called Glyph that uses a Virtual Retina Display to beam images right into your retinas. It is lighter, use less power and should be clearer than screen alternatives. And the Avegant model is going to debut at CES... >>

Gramovox is the world’s first Bluetooth gramophone speaker

Gramovox is the world’s first Bluetooth gramophone speaker

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Gramovox isn’t just a unique looking feat of design and engineering, it’s the world’s first Bluetooth gramophone. That means you get high fidelity, classic sound with those timeless good looks.The Gramovox is based on the 1920s Magnavox R3 horn... >>

Harman Kardon Aura wireless speaker system offers omnidirectional oomph and alien looks

Harman Kardon Aura wireless speaker system offers omnidirectional oomph and alien looks

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Harmon Kardon has a reputation for trying things a little differently in the design stakes with its home entertainment kit, but the Aura wireless speaker system is something else entirely.Looking perhaps more like a UFO, humidifier or fat-free fryer,... >>

Beyoncé's visual album sells 828,773 copies in three days, becomes fastest-selling album on iTunes

Beyoncé's visual album sells 828,773 copies in three days, becomes fastest-selling album on iTunes

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Superstar Beyoncé Knowles surprised fans last week by releasing a new "visual album" with no build-up or promotion, and now it's become the fastest-selling album ever on the iTunes store.The album - called simply, Beyoncé - landed just three days... >>

Analogue radio is sentenced to die: Halfords to stop selling analogue-only in two years

Analogue radio is sentenced to die: Halfords to stop selling analogue-only in two years

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The age of digital radio is well and truly ready to deal a death blow to analogue, as Halfords announces it will stop selling analogue-only car radios within two years.From 2015 Halfords will offer only digital receivers, ushering in the switchover to... >>

Beyoncé releases surprise 'visual album' on iTunes with no prior hype, the Twitteratti freak out

Beyoncé releases surprise 'visual album' on iTunes with no prior hype, the Twitteratti freak out

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Superstar Beyoncé Knowles has shocked fans by releasing a new album of 14 songs and 17 videos - described as a "visual album" - on Apple's iTunes store with no build up, prior hype or promotion.The album, titled simply Beyoncé, is an iTunes exclusive... >>

Recon Snow2 heads-up-display adds full Facebook integration

Recon Snow2 heads-up-display adds full Facebook integration

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Recon is a heads-up-display pioneer as the creator of the world’s first HUD for sports. Now it’s pushing forward with its software too by offering full Facebook integration to its new Snow2 headset.Yup, even on a mountain, strapped to a snowboard,... >>

Audioengine A2+ speakers launch with Audioengine D3 USB DAC headphone amp

Audioengine A2+ speakers launch with Audioengine D3 USB DAC headphone amp

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Audioengine has launched two new products, Audioengine D3 and Audioengine A2+, which are meant to bolster the audio output and sound performance of your computer-based music.Audioengine D3 is a 24-bit USB DAC and headphone amp that plugs into the USB... >>

Bushmills Grado headphones blend whiskey barrels and Elijah Wood for exquisite results

Bushmills Grado headphones blend whiskey barrels and Elijah Wood for exquisite results

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What do get when you cross Grado Labs, Bushmills Irish Whiskey barrels and Elijah Wood? An exquisite pair of headphones, that's what.In something of an unusual partnership, Elijah Wood and his DJ partner Zach Cowie worked with the Bushmills Irish Whiskey... >>

JBL Synchros headphones line-up announced, something for everyone from £70 to £300

JBL Synchros headphones line-up announced, something for everyone from £70 to £300

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Harman has announced a new line-up of headphones for its sub-brand JBL. The JBL Synchros range is the first to feature the company's proprietary LiveStage signal processing technology, which is designed to deliver a more natural, lifelike listening experience,... >>

Free Spotify music streaming comes to all devices including mobile - and Led Zeppelin's catalogue is now available too

Free Spotify music streaming comes to all devices including mobile - and Led Zeppelin's catalogue is now available too

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Spotify is changing the way its mobile applications work and introducing a free music streaming option. Smartphone and tablet users previously needed to subscribe to a Premium account to play tracks through their devices, but the service has added the... >>

Motorola introduces Buds - Bluetooth earbuds with a collar

Motorola introduces Buds - Bluetooth earbuds with a collar

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Motorola has introduced a new pair of earbuds - and they look, um, interesting.The earbuds, called simply Buds, feature some sort of neck collar that support the actual earbuds, which are described as ear stems, making them feel lightweight. Motorola... >>

Apple smart dock is voice controlled and could let you control your home button free

Apple smart dock is voice controlled and could let you control your home button free

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Apple could be working on a smart dock that uses Siri voice controls to activate in your home, according to a patent. But rather than simply being a dock for music this intelligent device is always listening so you can activate Siri on your docked phone... >>

Xbox Music recruits Gracenote for cloud streaming of all your music

Xbox Music recruits Gracenote for cloud streaming of all your music

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Gracenote and Microsoft have snuggled up in a partnership that means Xbox Music users can enjoy cloud-based streaming of all their songs. So if you’ve got ripped CD, iTunes tracks or just random albums downloaded Gracenote will let you access them all,... >>

Beats Music set to launch next month in US - but grab your username now

Beats Music set to launch next month in US - but grab your username now

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Beats Music is real...and it's ready to kick off in the US starting next month, according to CEO Ian Rogers.The executive revealed on his personal blog that Beats Music is currently in an internal private beta, gathering feedback from artists and "personal... >>

Pure Connect iOS and Android apps updated to add PC and Mac music streaming to multiple Jongo speakers

Pure Connect iOS and Android apps updated to add PC and Mac music streaming to multiple Jongo speakers

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Pure has updated its Pure Connect iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android applications with the ability to wirelessly stream music stored on a computer to multiple connected speakers in its Jongo multiroom range.The app has always featured wireless streaming... >>

Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review
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Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review

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If you live on your computer and want to hear better sound then you need to break away from the in-built soundcard and move to an external digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). That's where the Teac AI-501DA - an integrated amplifier and USB DAC - comes... >>

Revo SuperSignal DAB Bluetooth Radio brings retro style to modern tech

Revo SuperSignal DAB Bluetooth Radio brings retro style to modern tech

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Revo has just announced the expansion of its SuperSeries range with the SuperSignal DAB Radio.The new SuperSignal will ooze retro good looks along with functional design for great quality sound. But now it’s more technically connected than anything... >>

Download a free 24-bit lossless audio track every day up to Christmas

Download a free 24-bit lossless audio track every day up to Christmas

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Those generous guys over at Linn have obviously had enough of chocolate Advent calendars and want to give a little something extra. That’s why from 1 December for the next 25 days you can get a free 24-bit Studio Master song at FLAC or ALAC lossless... >>

Amazon Cloud Player desktop app for PC and Mac now available in UK

Amazon Cloud Player desktop app for PC and Mac now available in UK

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After a successful launch in the US a month ago, the Amazon Cloud Player desktop client for PC and Mac computers is now available in the UK.The free app is available to download for from Amazon.co.uk and once installed offers a direct connection to all... >>

Parrot Zik headphones and AR.Drone 2.0 get Windows Phone app and desktop support

Parrot Zik headphones and AR.Drone 2.0 get Windows Phone app and desktop support

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Now the design smarts of the Nokia Lumia can be matched with the Philippe Starck designed Parrot Zik headphones because they have a Windows Phone app. And while Parrot was building that app the AR.Drone 2.0 got a Windows friendly app too.READ: Parrot... >>

Pure Evoke D2 digital radio now with Bluetooth, launching this Christmas for £100

Pure Evoke D2 digital radio now with Bluetooth, launching this Christmas for £100

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Pure has a new digital broadcast and FM radio that can wirelessly stream audio content from a mobile device, and it's called the Evoke D2 with Bluetooth.The Evoke D2 with Bluetooth costs £99.99. That's only £15 more than the original Evoke D2. Pure... >>

View Quest Hepburn and Bardot DAB radios to rival Pure

View Quest Hepburn and Bardot DAB radios to rival Pure

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If you’re in the market for a retro-looking DAB radio capable of Bluetooth streaming, View Quest is here to help. The British-based developer has just announced two new DAB radios called Hepburn and Bardot.No their full names aren’t Audrey Hepburn... >>

Want four P3 headphones? Get this Bowers and Wilkins box set for £679

Want four P3 headphones? Get this Bowers and Wilkins box set for £679

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British audio company Bowers & Wilkins has a new box set featuring four pairs of P3 headphones, and it's called Spectrum of Sound.Landing just in time for Christmas, the box set notably features all four colours (red, blue, black and white) together for... >>