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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... >>

Bang & Olufsen limited-edition Graphite Blush BeoPlay H6 headphones look fantastic, we have a listen

Bang & Olufsen limited-edition Graphite Blush BeoPlay H6 headphones look fantastic, we have a listen

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Bang & Olufsen has announced it is expanding its BeoPlay H6 headphones range with three new limited edition models designed especially for the autumn/winter season.The headphones have been released in a number of special editions in the past, including... >>

Experiencing the ultimate Bowers & Wilkins sound system - but you won't find it in any home

Experiencing the ultimate Bowers & Wilkins sound system - but you won't find it in any home

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Think of festivals and a mix of mud-caked wellies and lukewarm cider tends to spring to mind. That and the music of course: but it's usually a mix of body-shaking bass bins and enough excess top-end output to carve away another couple of years of hearing... >>

Onkyo giving away free Dolby Atmos overhead speaker systems

Onkyo giving away free Dolby Atmos overhead speaker systems

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Onkyo has announced that it will be offering a special deal to anyone thinking about investing in a Dolby Atmos surround sound system.Dolby Atmos allows for individual speaker control by the receiver unit meaning that surround sound can be more accurate... >>

Apple’s Beats acquisition in the can, Tim Cook welcomes Dr Dre and the gang

Apple’s Beats acquisition in the can, Tim Cook welcomes Dr Dre and the gang

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Apple has officially acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion.The company announced the news through a message posted on its website. Although Apple still didn't indicate what it had in store for Beats now that it owns the headphone maker, it did welcome... >>

Bose slaps Apple's Beats with suit over noise-cancelling headphones

Bose slaps Apple's Beats with suit over noise-cancelling headphones

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Oh, look...Apple is being sued again. Kind of.Headphone and speaker manufacturer Bose has filed suit against Beats, another headphone and speaker manufactuer that Apple is currently in the process of acquiring but still needs regulatory approval.Beats... >>

NudeAudio's Super-M Bluetooth speaker will give you 360-degree sound while on the go

NudeAudio's Super-M Bluetooth speaker will give you 360-degree sound while on the go

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After launching its pocket-sized collection of Move Bluetooth speakers just last year, audio startup NudeAudio has gone back to the drawing board and developed a new speaker design thats even more powerful, portable, and rugged. It's called Super M."Less... >>

Amazon Prime Music expands by hundreds of thousands of new songs, still no hint at UK release though

Amazon Prime Music expands by hundreds of thousands of new songs, still no hint at UK release though

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Amazon Prime Music launched a little over a month ago in the States and has now had its first major update since. Amazon has announced the addition of "hundreds of thousands" of songs to the music streaming service and hundreds of new curated playlists.The... >>

iTunes Festival is back for 2014 and ticket lottery begins for Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and more

iTunes Festival is back for 2014 and ticket lottery begins for Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and more

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Apple has announced that the eighth annual iTunes Festival will be held from the beginning of September and has released an initial list of some of the bands and artists that will be playing.The event is headlined by Maroon 5, with Pharrell Williams,... >>

Vinyl records are far from dead, now you can 3D-print your own

Vinyl records are far from dead, now you can 3D-print your own

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You can use 3D printers and custom software to make everything from houses to pizzas, but did you know you could also 3D-print vinyl records?Developer Amanda Ghassaei from Instructables is known for her alogorithm that converts audio data into 3D geometry... >>

Creative unveils IP66 weather-ready Muvo mini Bluetooth speakerphone

Creative unveils IP66 weather-ready Muvo mini Bluetooth speakerphone

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Creative has just announced a new handheld Bluetooth speaker called the Muvo mini.The Muvo mini isn't just a speaker though. It has a built-in microphone too making it a conference call speakerphone. But it's not all business as the Muvo mini is made... >>

Blue Microphones adds Lightning connector to its Mikey Digital mic for better iPhone and iPad recording

Blue Microphones adds Lightning connector to its Mikey Digital mic for better iPhone and iPad recording

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Blue Microphones has relaunched its Mikey Digital portable microphone accessory for the iPad and iPhone.We've tested the original Mikey Digital (itself a successor to the analogue Mikey) on Pocket-lint in the past, but the latest has added a Lightning... >>

Is this the cutest Bluetooth speaker you'll ever see?

Is this the cutest Bluetooth speaker you'll ever see?

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We've seen a lot of Bluetooth speakers come through the doors here at Pocket-lint, but few are quite to dinky as cute as this one we encountered for the first time at the Amazon Christmas in July event.The aptly named Gear4 Espresso is a tiny speaker... >>

Soundsight is a GoPro-like headset that can record, edit, and live stream wide-angle video

Soundsight is a GoPro-like headset that can record, edit, and live stream wide-angle video

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Soundsight isn't your usual pair of noise-cancelling headphones. It's an over-the-ear Bluetooth headset that not only lets you listen to music but also simultaneously record video and audio with live-streaming capabilities.That's right. Your headphones... >>

Sonos offers SoundCloud beta to its users from today

Sonos offers SoundCloud beta to its users from today

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Sonos has announced that owners of its speakers will now be able to stream SoundCloud music using a new beta release.Sonos multi-room wireless speakers play using the home Wi-Fi network. That means that by using the Sonos app users will be able to access... >>

Now you can colour match your Sonos Sub with ColourPlay

Now you can colour match your Sonos Sub with ColourPlay

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The Flexson ColourPlay range lets you change the colour of your Sonos speakers, giving you the chance to add some personalisation, or match your home décor.The accessory range has now extended to the Sonos Sub, meaning you no longer have to look at that... >>

Hands-on with the self-charging Soulra Rugged Rukus Bluetooth speaker

Hands-on with the self-charging Soulra Rugged Rukus Bluetooth speaker

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Soulra announced the Rugged Rukus Bluetooth speaker earlier this month, but it isn't just any old Bluetooth speaker. This one charges itself with a solar panel located on top.We managed to get our hands on the black version of the speaker, which is also... >>

Monster Adidas Originals headphones hands-on: There is life after Beats

Monster Adidas Originals headphones hands-on: There is life after Beats

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During John Lewis' Christmas in July event Pocket-lint had the chance to finally check out the new Monster Adidas Originals over-ear headphones that the company hopes will grow into as large a brand for it as Beats once was.There are certainly similar... >>

Upset by Beats' Apple sell-out? Rival Soul headphones come to UK

Upset by Beats' Apple sell-out? Rival Soul headphones come to UK

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Soul Electronics has grown in the US over the last few years as a valid alternative to Beats and now its first UK range of headphones have come to the UK.Available through Amazon, the brand associated with Ludacris, Psy, Tim Tebow and Usain Bolt has... >>

New 16GB iPod touch with iSight camera appears on Apple Store for £159

New 16GB iPod touch with iSight camera appears on Apple Store for £159

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Apple has quietly updated the US Apple Store with a new 16GB iPod touch, it features an iSight camera plus wrist strap loop and is coming to the UK soon priced at a new low of £159.The old 16GB iPod touch was missing a camera, had no loop wrist strap... >>

Soundhawk smart listening device acts like a hearing aid but looks like a Bluetooth headset

Soundhawk smart listening device acts like a hearing aid but looks like a Bluetooth headset

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There's a new device now available for pre-order called Soundhawk, and it brings hearing aid-like functionality into the modern, mobile world.Soundhawk just unveiled today. It is a "smart listening device" designed to help everyone hear better - even... >>

Blinkbox music free all summer to Tesco Mobile customers

Blinkbox music free all summer to Tesco Mobile customers

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Tesco has teamed up with Blinkbox, the music service, to offer free music to it's Mobile customers all summer.Tesco Mobile customers who upgrade their mobile to a Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 or Sony Xperia Z2 will receive three months of free access... >>

Get Dolby Atmos surround in your home, Onkyo announced with more partners to follow

Get Dolby Atmos surround in your home, Onkyo announced with more partners to follow

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Dolby Atmos surround sound is coming into the living room thanks to new hardware partnerships with Onkyo and others expected to be announced. Not even many UK cinemas support the mighty Atmos yet.Dolby Atmos is a surround sound system that features an... >>

Soulra Rugged Rukus is the solar-powered Bluetooth speaker that’ll even charge your mobile

Soulra Rugged Rukus is the solar-powered Bluetooth speaker that’ll even charge your mobile

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Soulra has revealed its latest Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a mobile charger and is powered by the sun.As the name suggests the Rugged Rukus is built for the outdoors with IPX-4 splash proofing and the ability to withstand a one metre fall. The solar... >>

Earin could be the ultimate truly wireless earphones we’ve been waiting for, yes better than Beats

Earin could be the ultimate truly wireless earphones we’ve been waiting for, yes better than Beats

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Wireless earphones have been getting smaller and more popular, even Beats has joined the wireless party recently. But they're still not what we want. They still aren't small enough to be totally cable free, until now, thanks to Earin.The Earin earbuds,... >>

Headbones bone-conducting headphones let you jam out and hear surroundings

Headbones bone-conducting headphones let you jam out and hear surroundings

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There's a new project on Kickstarter called Headbones that aims to revolutionise the headphone industry, with a new Bluetooth-enabled product based on bone conduction.James Talbot of UK-based Damson Audio has developed bone-conducting headphones that... >>