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Pioneer SE-MX9 review
4.0 stars

Pioneer SE-MX9 review

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We're long-time users of headphones that promise "club sound", having adopted the Sennheiser HD25 through its two generations, so when the Pioneer SE-MX9 headphones - promising "superior club sound" at home or on the go - arrived through the door for... >>

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;... >>

Spotify Family gives up to four people access to a Spotify Premium account for a discounted fee

Spotify Family gives up to four people access to a Spotify Premium account for a discounted fee

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Spotify is soon to launch a new package for its music streaming service that gives all family members access to a full, personalised Spotify Premium account each for one flat, discounted fee.Spotify Family enables users to have up to four people on the... >>

Sennheiser Urbanite review
4.5 stars

Sennheiser Urbanite review

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With the headphones market booming we've often seen increasing price tags for products that don't always mean better sound or build quality. Not so the Sennheiser Urbanite on-ear headphones: these affordable £150 cans don't scrimp on sound, style or... >>

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... >>

Hangouts Chrome is Google's new (and better) dedicated chat app for Chrome OS and Windows

Hangouts Chrome is Google's new (and better) dedicated chat app for Chrome OS and Windows

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Not to be outdone by Skype's latest overhaul, Google has reworked Hangouts for Chrome OS and Windows.The company debuted a new app on Thursday called Hangouts Chrome and described it as a "simpler, faster way to use Hangouts on your computer alongside... >>

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,... >>

Teducation: We talk to Ted Baker on the launch of the Finisterre DAB radio

Teducation: We talk to Ted Baker on the launch of the Finisterre DAB radio

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Ted Baker took a leap from the fashion world of beautiful prints and wonderful tailoring into the land of audio recently when it launched a headphone range along with a Bluetooth speaker. We loved the Ted Baker Rockall headphones when we reviewed them.... >>

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... >>

What is the Digital Tick and is your radio defunct if you don't have one?

What is the Digital Tick and is your radio defunct if you don't have one?

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If you enjoy listening to the radio you may want to check your device as they are at risk when the digital switch-over happens.The UK government has announced major analogue FM radio stations will likely be switched off the moment digital radio reaches... >>

Apple is shutting down Beats Music... or, wait, maybe it isn't

Apple is shutting down Beats Music... or, wait, maybe it isn't

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It's important to remember that rumour reports are in fact just rumours. And the latest example involves a story about Apple allegedly planning to shut down the Beats Music streaming service as well as the Beats Music brand.TechCrunch has claimed, according... >>

Don't like U2? Here's how to remove the free album from your iTunes account

Don't like U2? Here's how to remove the free album from your iTunes account

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They are one of the most popular bands in the world, but following the announcement from Apple that it would be giving away the new U2 album on iTunes for free until the middle of October, many have turned to Twitter and Facebook to show their distain.Whether... >>

Bose SoundLink adds Color Bluetooth speaker and on-ear Bluetooth headphones

Bose SoundLink adds Color Bluetooth speaker and on-ear Bluetooth headphones

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Bose has announced two new wireless products in its SoundLink series: the Color Bluetooth speaker and on-ear Bluetooth headphones.The new SoundLink Color is the most affordable Bose Bluetooth speaker yet, designed to let you take your tunes with you on... >>

Onkyo takes over at Pioneer as pressure of Sonos starts to impact

Onkyo takes over at Pioneer as pressure of Sonos starts to impact

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As the landscape of the music industry continues to shift and change thanks to the success of newer brands like Sonos, those that survive have to continue to adapt to stay in the game.The latest partnership/merger/takeover is between AV specialists Pioneer... >>

Move over Qobuz, Deezer Elite to stream lossless music to Sonos too

Move over Qobuz, Deezer Elite to stream lossless music to Sonos too

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Deezer has announced a new subscription plan for Sonos owners who like a little more refinement in their audio quality. Deezer Elite is a global High Resolution Audio service that will offer digital lossless captures of songs for streaming through the... >>

Philips Fidelio M2L headphones connect to iPhone and iPad via Lightning connector for 24-bit DAC sound

Philips Fidelio M2L headphones connect to iPhone and iPad via Lightning connector for 24-bit DAC sound

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Philips is making the bold claim that its Fidelio M2L headphones are the first on the market that can connect to an Apple iPhone or iPod via the Lightning connector. For this reason they're able to deliver high-quality 24-bit Digital to Analogue Conversion... >>

RIP, the Apple iPod Classic is dead after 13 years

RIP, the Apple iPod Classic is dead after 13 years

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In all the furore of Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch launch last night there was a death. Quietly the iPod Classic was discontinued permanently.This will mark 13 years since the iPod appeared on the scene to begin taking the digital music revolution... >>

U2 and Apple join forces to give away new album for free, download it now from iTunes

U2 and Apple join forces to give away new album for free, download it now from iTunes

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Apple is giving away U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, for free through iTunes and Beats Music.Starting today, the 11 track LP will be gifted to each and every iTunes subscriber - estimated at over half a billion worldwide - on a global rollout. You... >>

Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth headset perhaps surprises all (hands-on)

Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth headset perhaps surprises all (hands-on)

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When the name "Samsung Gear Circle" first leaked it lead many to believe that the Korean company was about to announce its own round smartwatch, much like the Motorola Moto 360 or LG G Watch R. Instead, Samsung unveiled a curved display watch that looks... >>

Bose QC 25 noise-cancelling headphones now out for preorder, replacing QC 15 headphones

Bose QC 25 noise-cancelling headphones now out for preorder, replacing QC 15 headphones

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Bose has announced a new pair noice-cancelling headphones, appropriately called the QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones.The company said the new over-the-ear headphones, which will replace the popular QuietComfort 15 headphones, feature... >>

Monster debuts SoundStage wireless speaker system and app, with audio-streaming support

Monster debuts SoundStage wireless speaker system and app, with audio-streaming support

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Monster has announced a new wireless music system called Monster SoundStage. It offers multiple speakers and audio-streaming capabalities.Apple may have bought Beats Audio, but that hasn't stopped the company that created Beats' original headphones... >>

Sennheiser unveils premium Momentum In-Ear and Urbanite headphones

Sennheiser unveils premium Momentum In-Ear and Urbanite headphones

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Sennheiser has revealed two new sets of headphones from the IFA tradeshow in Berlin. The Momentum In-Ear and Urbanite headphones.The Momentum In-Ear headphones offer a new acoustic design with what Sennhieser calls "class leading transducer technology".... >>

Harman Kardon Omni takes on Sonos with music streaming

Harman Kardon Omni takes on Sonos with music streaming

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Harman Kardon has announced its new Omni wireless speaker system which looks set to tackle the likes of Sonos in music streaming.Unlike other offerings out there Harman also offers it Harman Kardon Adapt which allows people to upgrade their current home... >>

Philips Bluetooth adapter can pair up to three devices and play music through any source

Philips Bluetooth adapter can pair up to three devices and play music through any source

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During its IFA 2014 press conference, Philips – through Woox Innovations – announced a gadget that can pair with up to three devices and stream music to a conventional hi-fi or amplifier.The Philips Bluetooth adapter with MultiPair has NFC connectivity... >>

Philips Spotify multiroom speakers SW700M and SW750M take on Sonos with big brand appeal

Philips Spotify multiroom speakers SW700M and SW750M take on Sonos with big brand appeal

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The Philips brand has taken on close rival Sonos in the wireless multiroom speaker arena by allying itself with music streaming service Spotify. The Philips Spotify multiroom speakers incorporate Spotify Connect, which allows you to control your streamed... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 upgrades over-ear cans with top-spec drivers, C5 S2 in-ears also available

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 upgrades over-ear cans with top-spec drivers, C5 S2 in-ears also available

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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 is the update to one of our favourite over-ear headphones in recent years. Adding new drivers based on those found in the top-spec P7 series, the P5 S2 promises big sound from its small scale.These drivers are described by... >>

Pure expands Jongo wireless speaker range with Jongo X Series

Pure expands Jongo wireless speaker range with Jongo X Series

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Pure is expanding its Sonos-rivalling Jongo wireless music system with the Jongo X Series speakers.Sporting a fresh new look and updated Bluetooth Caskeid technology, the Jogo X Series devices will be compatible with Spotify, Deezer and other streaming... >>

Flexson VinylPlay digital turntable works with Sonos to stream records around the home

Flexson VinylPlay digital turntable works with Sonos to stream records around the home

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Flexson has carved a niche for itself in producing accessories for Sonos, having stands and vinyl decals to change speaker colours amongst its range, but the VinylPlay is a whole different kettle of fish. It's a fully operational digital turntable that... >>

Stelle Audio Bluetooth speakers now come in Go-Go portable and Mini-Clutch forms

Stelle Audio Bluetooth speakers now come in Go-Go portable and Mini-Clutch forms

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Stelle Audio has announced a Bluetooth Go-Go Speaker with attachments and a fashion-inspired Mini-Clutch speaker.Described as lightweight and ergonomically designed, the Go-Go Speaker weighs about a half-pound. It also comes with a removable hanging strap... >>

Technics returns promising to let you rediscover what music is supposed to sound like

Technics returns promising to let you rediscover what music is supposed to sound like

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Serious audiophiles listen up, after 6 years, Panasonic has confirmed that it will be bringing the Technics name back from the dead and release a series of new Hi-Fi products from December in Europe so you can relive the "good old days".The audio brand... >>

Sony Bluetooth Walkman headset works underwater, has built-in storage and connects to your phone

Sony Bluetooth Walkman headset works underwater, has built-in storage and connects to your phone

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The Sony Bluetooth Walkman NWZ-WS615 is a pretty comprehensive headset. Not only is it an independent MP3 player with its own storage but it's also a Bluetooth headset to connect to your mobile.This means the headset can be loaded with up to 16GB of music... >>

Vertu announces headphones and wireless speaker, that Bang & Olufsen helped to build

Vertu announces headphones and wireless speaker, that Bang & Olufsen helped to build

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Vertu, known for high-end luxury smartphones, is branching out into audio with its first headphones and wireless speaker. The range was created in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.The V Headphones, or HP-1V, were tuned and tested with Bang & Olufsen.... >>

Openmix audio mixer offers a portable DJ experience but without the cost

Openmix audio mixer offers a portable DJ experience but without the cost

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There is a new gadget seeking crowd-funded backing that's small, affordable, and enables anyone to easily mix tunes on the fly - just like a DJ. It's called Openmix.Openmix is an audio mixer that allows you to switch between two audio sources, such as... >>

Sonos ditches the Bridge making setup even easier

Sonos ditches the Bridge making setup even easier

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Sonos is making it easier to install its multi-room Hi-Fi system by ditching the need for speaker to be physically connected to a router or the Sonos Bridge.Instead, new customers will be able to set-up the system by connecting directly to their Wi-Fi... >>

Can DJing be any simpler? Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 hooks up to your iPad or iPhone and mixes from Spotify

Can DJing be any simpler? Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 hooks up to your iPad or iPhone and mixes from Spotify

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Pioneer has announced a tactile DJ console that uses an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch as the music source and, because of support for Algoriddim's djay 2 application, can also spin tunes directly through Spotify - you don't even need to own the tracks themselves.The... >>

Samsung comes up with the ideal soundbar for a curved TV

Samsung comes up with the ideal soundbar for a curved TV

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During the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin this week Samsung will publicly show its sound solution for those that plump for a curved TV. It's a soundbar and it's also curved.The Samsung Curved Soundbar (designated HW-H7500 and HW-H7501,... >>

Pure Pop makes listening to digital radio as easy as 'popping' a button

Pure Pop makes listening to digital radio as easy as 'popping' a button

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Pure is a brand that has always been heavily associated with digital radios, and even though it has fingers in other pies too, its latest family of products fit into its more traditional category.The Pure Pop range looks like a wireless speaker set-up... >>

Bowers & Wilkins reveals all the details of the Volvo XC90 sound system

Bowers & Wilkins reveals all the details of the Volvo XC90 sound system

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Volvo unveiled the new XC90 in Stockholm this week, decked out with a Bowers & Wilkins sound system, amongst a whole host of other technologies, making for an exciting SUV.B&W have fleshed out some of the details of the system. We already knew that it... >>

Samsung Level Over headphones review
3.5 stars

Samsung Level Over headphones review

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Headphones are everywhere right now, from established brand names to apparent armies of newcomers busying the market. So when a big name like Samsung releases a new flagship series of headphones boasting "superior HD organic sound" - whatever that means... >>

Jabra Sport Pulse uses clinical grade HR sensor and O2 metre to personally train you

Jabra Sport Pulse uses clinical grade HR sensor and O2 metre to personally train you

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Jabra has unveiled its latest wireless earbuds that are made with sports in mind featuring a built-in heart rate monitor and aerobic capacity measure.Unlike other devices on the market this heart rate monitor is medical grade meaning it's super accurate.... >>

Blue Microphones enters headphones market with Mo-Fi, something a bit different

Blue Microphones enters headphones market with Mo-Fi, something a bit different

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Blue Microphones has carved a niche for itself in producing reference grade digital mics for podcasters and professionals at reasonable prices. It is now ready to enter the headphone market too, with something different to the norm.At present, the mid... >>

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay S8 is a wireless music streaming system and soundbar replacement

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay S8 is a wireless music streaming system and soundbar replacement

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Bang & Olufsen, purveyor of premium home entertainment kit, has announced a gorgeous new 2.1 speaker system called BeoPlay S8.The B&O BeoPlay S8 is clearly aimed at those that like minimalism but also want high quality sound. Primarily this made for music... >>

Toyota brings Aupeo smart streaming radio to its new Yaris

Toyota brings Aupeo smart streaming radio to its new Yaris

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Toyota has announced that drivers of its new Yaris will be able to download and use the Aupeo app to stream personalised music in their cars.This is the first time Aupeo has been available in a Toyota in Europe via its Touch 2 Go multimedia system. The... >>

Ted Baker Rockall review
4.0 stars

Ted Baker Rockall review

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Ted Baker has fashionably stepped into audio, bringing with it with a range of bespoke device designs. The Rockall headphones - named after the location on The Shipping Forecast - are of the over-ear variety, designed to appeal to those with an eye (and... >>

LG says 'pah' to Sonos with its own all-new Music Flow speaker system

LG says 'pah' to Sonos with its own all-new Music Flow speaker system

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LG is taking on Sonos head-to-head with its newly announced music streaming speaker system. LG Music Flow is made up of a number of separate components, including a wireless soundbar, that will start to hit the UK this month and continue to roll out... >>