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Libratone Diva: The woolly bassy Soundbar for your TV?

Libratone Diva: The woolly bassy Soundbar for your TV?

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The Scandinavian audio company famous for speakers like the Loop and Zipp has announced a new soundbar it is hoping will appeal to movie and music fans looking for zero fuss.The new speaker from Libratone, which joins an already very crowded market, will... >>

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... >>

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 Curved Soundbar HW-H7500 matches curved TVs but does it match the wall? (hands-on)

Samsung Curved Soundbar HW-H7500 matches curved TVs but does it match the wall? (hands-on)

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One of the questions we raised when we saw the first wave of curved TVs was how will they look wall-mounted with a soundbar underneath? Anything sitting flush below would look out of play, we felt.Samsung seems to have agreed and has designed a soundbar... >>

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 Fidelio B5 wireless soundbar is 'smartest' ever, comes with detachable Bluetooth speakers

Philips Fidelio B5 wireless soundbar is 'smartest' ever, comes with detachable Bluetooth speakers

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Woox Innovations, manufacturer of Philips audio products, has announced a soundbar that comes with two detachable speakers to turn it into a more complete surround sound system when necessary.The Philips Fidelio B5's detachable speakers can also be used... >>

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... >>

Archos Music Beanie connects your warm head to your smartphone's tunes

Archos Music Beanie connects your warm head to your smartphone's tunes

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If you're wearing a beanie, whatever the weather, you're already streetwise. And warm. But you might not be connected. Bearing this problem in mind Archos has created the Music Beanie to wirelessly transmit tunes to your head.The Archos Music Beanie uses... >>

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... >>

LG Music Flow: Hands-on with the most compelling Sonos rival yet

LG Music Flow: Hands-on with the most compelling Sonos rival yet

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LG has launched a comprehensive wireless multi-room audio system it is calling LG Music Flow. It is a complete system of audio devices that will rival the dominant player in this segment, Sonos.We've seen a number of launches in recent months and years... >>

Creative Sound Blaster Roar review
5.0 stars

Creative Sound Blaster Roar review

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Creative is one of those companies that doesn't muck around trying to be a super-cool Beats or new-wave trendy Bluetooth speaker company. It relies on what it knows best: delivering quality sound.The Creative Sound Blaster Roar may look small and just... >>

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... >>

Pringles giving away free packet-top speakers that deliver 'crisp' sound

Pringles giving away free packet-top speakers that deliver 'crisp' sound

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Pringles is giving away speakers that fit on top of its packets of crisps, for free.The speaker-tops come with LEDs that flash different colours to the sound of the music being played. The music can come from any device via the 3.5mm audio cable. And... >>

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... >>