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Here is Zane Lowe's first Beats 1 interview with Eminem, in case you missed it

Here is Zane Lowe's first Beats 1 interview with Eminem, in case you missed it

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Apple Music kicked off earlier this week, with DJ Zane Lowe at the helm of its live radio feature, and now a video of his first exclusive Beats 1 interview has been made available via YouTube.The week before Apple Music launched, Lowe began teasing through... >>

Special edition Game of Thrones Blu-ray box-sets get Dolby Atmos soundtracks

Special edition Game of Thrones Blu-ray box-sets get Dolby Atmos soundtracks

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Home cinema buffs who have already invested in AV receivers with Dolby Atmos support have struggled to find natively recorded content in the format's relatively short life so far, but it looks like a corner has been turned.HBO has decided to remaster... >>

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

The iPod's alive and well, iTunes 12.2 reveals new coloured models inbound

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Apple will continue to release new iPods, it has been revealed, regardless of the rise in ownership of smartphones. And it is expected to announce some newly coloured models soon, if images spotted on the new build of iTunes are anything to go by.With... >>

Apple Music launch: What time will Zane Lowe kick off Beats 1 radio?

Apple Music launch: What time will Zane Lowe kick off Beats 1 radio?

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Are you pumped for some Apple-Zane Lowe music goodness?Apple Music is scheduled to go live on 30 June, and that means many of you are probably wondering how to get access to the streaming service, when your favourite DJs will take over the Beats 1 radio... >>

Apple Music will be available on Sonos, just not at launch

Apple Music will be available on Sonos, just not at launch

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One of the major questions we had about Apple Music on its launch at WWDC last month is will it be available through Sonos speakers like major rivals Spotify, Deezer and Tidal?The answer is yes, it seems. Apple has confirmed that it is working closely... >>

AKG N90Q preview: High-end headphones show off Grammy Award-winning Quincy Jones class

AKG N90Q preview: High-end headphones show off Grammy Award-winning Quincy Jones class

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Not all headphones are made equal. The AKG N90Q epitomise this by offering a number of technological firsts – including TruNote, the ability to read your ears for a bespoke listen – paired with the stamp of approval from legendary producer Quincy... >>

Apple Music's first exclusive is none other than...

Apple Music's first exclusive is none other than...

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Apple Music's first exclusive is none other than...a new single from a guy who has posted videos of himself and been spotted donning a gold Apple Watch well before the smartwatch even became available for purchase. His name is Pharrell. Apart from being... >>

Google Play Music now free to use: Here's how it works

Google Play Music now free to use: Here's how it works

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Google has announced that its streaming music service, called Google Play Music, is now free to use, meaning you won't need a subscription in order to listen. But you will be subjected to adverts.Just like how the free versions of Spotify and Pandora... >>

Turtle Beach's new lineup of gaming headsets for Xbox One, PS4, and PCs (eyes-on)

Turtle Beach's new lineup of gaming headsets for Xbox One, PS4, and PCs (eyes-on)

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Turtle Beach returned to E3 with new headsets for PC and console gamers, so of course Pocket-lint stopped by the company's huge booth on the show floor to see it had on display and behind closed doors.Starting off with the Ear Force Stealth 420X and 450,... >>

Beats Solo headphones: $16.90 in parts, 30% weight is metal added solely to feel heavier

Beats Solo headphones: $16.90 in parts, 30% weight is metal added solely to feel heavier

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Beats headphones are extremely well marketed, which is why you see them everywhere. But you don't hear everything there is to know about them.A recent teardown by Medium has found that 30 per cent of the weight in Solo headphones is actually from four... >>

Samsung Wireless Audio 360: R6 and R7 speakers shake up multi-room (hands-on)

Samsung Wireless Audio 360: R6 and R7 speakers shake up multi-room (hands-on)

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Samsung has announced the availability of its Wireless Audio 360 speakers at an event in London, following their original launch at CES 2015. There are two speakers in the range – the R6 and the R7 – both of which have a very distinct design and some... >>

Jabra Sport Coach wireless earbuds want to be your cross training coach

Jabra Sport Coach wireless earbuds want to be your cross training coach

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Following on from Jabra's multi-award winning Pulse earbuds come the latest Jabra Sport Coach wireless earbuds. These have built-in motion sensing to offer real-time cross training coaching.The great thing about the first Pulse was its ability to measure... >>

Gioteck FL Series hands-on: Multi-functional gaming headsets that double as Bluetooth speakers

Gioteck FL Series hands-on: Multi-functional gaming headsets that double as Bluetooth speakers

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Gioteck is at E3 2015 in Los Angeles, where it has unveiled a new range of headsets called the FL Series.Pocket-lint got a chance to see some of the headsets within the range in person at the show. We were told the different models on display weren't... >>

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why

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At the start of the week Spotify updated its app with "minor improvements" but what it didn't say at the time was that it had changed the green on the logo, used for some time, to a different green, sparking outrage and hysteria on Twitter and Facebook."I... >>

LG Music Flow review: A multiroom Jekyll and Hyde
3.5 stars

LG Music Flow review: A multiroom Jekyll and Hyde

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LG entered the multiroom music arena not with an exploratory dip of the toe, but with an explosion: a fully-featured line-up of audio products, designed to cater for just about any situation. In its sights is Sonos, the system that has not only set the... >>

UE Roll: The go anywhere circular speaker

UE Roll: The go anywhere circular speaker

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Speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and that's even more the case with the latest Bluetooth speaker from Ultimate Ears: The UE Roll, which is shaped like a biscuit. The new speaker from Ultimate Ears features 360-degree sound, six colourful designs,... >>

Ruark Audio R1 Mk3 review: Rockin' radio
4.5 stars

Ruark Audio R1 Mk3 review: Rockin' radio

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We've wanted to pop a small DAB radio in our newly built kitchen in order to catch some BBC Radio 6 and treat the ears to new tunes while cooking for some time.During said kitchen's construction, however, we've been treated to the delights of what we... >>

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

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Apple has announced the launch of its own music streaming service, Apple Music, at the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco.The new service, which is a product of the company's Beats Music acquisition last year, will focus on three... >>

Apple music streaming service expected to be announced at WWDC 2015 today

Apple music streaming service expected to be announced at WWDC 2015 today

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Apple is set to unveil its own music streaming service, to tackle the likes of Spotify, later today from its World Wide Developer Conference.According to Sony Music CEO Doug Morris, Apple's announcement will come later today. This will be the first music... >>

Denon AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser: Wireless, noise cancelling and comfortable (hands-on)

Denon AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser: Wireless, noise cancelling and comfortable (hands-on)

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Denon announced the AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser headphones in April of this year, which it described as "the perfect travel companion, letting you enjoy your favourite music free from the distraction of unwanted ambient noise and all without the hassle of... >>

Denon adds HomeCinema soundbar and subwoofer to HEOS wireless multi-room system

Denon adds HomeCinema soundbar and subwoofer to HEOS wireless multi-room system

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Denon has expanded its HEOS wireless multi-room system with a HomeCinema wireless soundbar and subwoofer, expected to be available in July.The HEOS HomeCinema has been introduced to upgrade the sound of any flat TV, while also working as a speaker for... >>

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to fire risk: Here's how to get your refund

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to fire risk: Here's how to get your refund

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Apple confirmed almost exactly a year ago that it acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics. Now, the Cupertino-based company is announcing something else Beats-related: a "voluntary recall" of Beats Pill XL speakers.It appears as though the battery... >>

Pure Pop by Mini Moderns hands-on: Very British Bluetooth digital radios for all tastes

Pure Pop by Mini Moderns hands-on: Very British Bluetooth digital radios for all tastes

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Pure has revealed a new collaboration with London design studio Mini Moderns that has resulted in one of its most striking collection of DAB radios yet.The special edition Pop Maxi and Pop Midi radios have been co-designed by Mini Moderns, using the... >>

Angle your Sonos Play:1 speaker for better sound with the Flexson Desk Stand

Angle your Sonos Play:1 speaker for better sound with the Flexson Desk Stand

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Flexson, the company that specialise in Sonos accessories, has announced a Play:1 stand that angles the speaker to fire audio slightly upwards and therefore at a better height for your ears. That means you can place it at any level, even low down.The... >>

Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?
3.5 stars

Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?

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There are so many Bluetooth speakers on the market that picking the best one can be a tough decision. Price, sound quality, portability - they all matter. Monster's approach with the SuperStar Backfloat is to add a two distinct selling points into the... >>

Sonos makes it easier and cheaper to get connected music in your home with a 2 Room Starter Set

Sonos makes it easier and cheaper to get connected music in your home with a 2 Room Starter Set

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Although it faces competition from numerous rivals, including Samsung and LG, the Sonos wireless music system is perhaps the best known in the field. That's undoubtedly because it was one of the first systems on the market, that uses your home network... >>

Forget Beats, these Pioneer headphones are a £1,700 fashion statement of intent

Forget Beats, these Pioneer headphones are a £1,700 fashion statement of intent

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Beats might well be the headphone brand of choice when it comes to making a fashion statement, but the Pioneer SE-Master1 will make that statement louder and more pronounced.Not only are the flagship headphones handmade and offer super high-end acoustic... >>

Sony Multi-room Audio: Hi-Res music but it will cost you (hands-on)

Sony Multi-room Audio: Hi-Res music but it will cost you (hands-on)

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Sony announced a move into the multi-room audio at CES 2015 at the beginning of the year but the products haven't been made available until now.The multi-room line-up includes everything from wireless speakers and sound bars to TV base speakers, AV receivers... >>

Denon adds to Heos wireless range with Heos 1 speaker and more

Denon adds to Heos wireless range with Heos 1 speaker and more

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Denon has announced new speaker that'll expand its Heos wireless range.Called the Heos 1, it's considered the first product in the range intended for both indoor and outdoor use. Denon is also announcing something called the HEOS 1 Go Pack, which will... >>

What's new with the next-generation Spotify?

What's new with the next-generation Spotify?

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After months of rumours, Spotify has announced it is updating in a big way.With new rivals like Tidal offering music videos and exclusives, and even more competition likely on the way from Apple, Spotify probably felt it had no choice to find new and... >>

Spotify adds video to be your all-in-one news feed and radio player on the way to work

Spotify adds video to be your all-in-one news feed and radio player on the way to work

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Spotify has announced it is changing its smartphone and tablet app platform completely to add video and automated playlist selection that's curated just for you. However, the radio functionality won't just look at your music tastes, it will play songs... >>

Starbucks to let coffee drinkers craft in-store Spotify playlists, coming soon to US and UK

Starbucks to let coffee drinkers craft in-store Spotify playlists, coming soon to US and UK

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Spotify has announced a new partnership that'll soon make its streaming service a go-to for coffee lovers around the world.The company has entered into a multi-year agreement with Starbucks, and as part of that deal, 7,000 Starbucks-operated stores in... >>

Spotify not ditching free ad-supported service, rumours are unfounded it says

Spotify not ditching free ad-supported service, rumours are unfounded it says

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Rumours have been circulating online over the last day or so that Spotify will be ditching its free ad-supported option in favour of a three-month trial to get people to sign up the the premium service. However, Pocket-lint has been informed that they... >>

LG Music Flow range expands, adds portable options, Blu-ray players

LG Music Flow range expands, adds portable options, Blu-ray players

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LG has announced a few updates to its Music Flow multiroom speaker system, including the addition of Blu-ray players, meaning native CD support.Four smart Blu-ray players have been added to the Music Flow range, including the BP550, BP450, BP350 and BP255... >>

This portable music player really does cost the same as a Porsche 944

This portable music player really does cost the same as a Porsche 944

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Astell&Kern has craved a niche for itself as making portable music players that are at the very top of the chain in terms of performance and build quality. They are also at the very top of the price range too, with a special stainless steel version of... >>

Sony’s Hue-like bulbs go one better, they have Bluetooth speakers in

Sony’s Hue-like bulbs go one better, they have Bluetooth speakers in

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Sony Japan has announced the consumer release of an app-controlled light bulb that has a Bluetooth speaker inside, so you can have music and suitable ambient lighting come from the same source.Having been first unveiled at IFA in Berlin last year as part... >>

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

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A new box that will let you turn existing Hi-Fi kit into an internet connected solution for around £45, has gone on sale in the UK, bringing streaming music services to thousands of new homes.Called Gramofon, the black box plugs into your existing... >>

SoundCloud podcasting now available to all: Here's how to get started

SoundCloud podcasting now available to all: Here's how to get started

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Now anyone can host a podcast with SoundCloud.SoundCloud is a popular audio distribution platform, and it has been beta testing a podcasting feature with a private group for at least four years. But the company has finally decided to lift the curtain... >>

Astell&Kern AK Jr is a £399 portable player designed for high-res audio

Astell&Kern AK Jr is a £399 portable player designed for high-res audio

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Astell&Kern is known for making high-resolution audio products like the AK100, and it has released a new portable player called AK Jr.Priced at £399 and sporting an aluminium case, the new portable player might as well be considered a luxury item. It... >>

Tidal teams up with Soundiiz to let you transfer playlists from Spotify and more

Tidal teams up with Soundiiz to let you transfer playlists from Spotify and more

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Tidal, the new streaming service owned by Jay Z and his famous pals, has partnered with another company in order to make it super easy for you to ditch Spotify.Tidal's new partnership is with Soundiiz, a service that lets you transfer playlists from Spotify,... >>

Denon's AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser: £249 wireless headphones with noise cancelling to boot

Denon's AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser: £249 wireless headphones with noise cancelling to boot

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Audio device maker Denon has announced new wireless, noise-cancelling headphones.Called the AH-GC20 Globe Cruiser, the new model is described as "the perfect travel companion, letting you enjoy your favourite music free from the distraction of unwanted... >>

LG Music Flow wireless speakers now support Google Cast streaming

LG Music Flow wireless speakers now support Google Cast streaming

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A few months ago Google said it wanted to turn its Google Cast platform into an audio streaming standard, and now LG is throwing support behind that decision with its Music Flow speakers.There are seven speakers in the Music Flow lineup, with prices... >>

Devialet Silver Phantom review: Futuristic funk from this French Fancy will make your ears dance with delight

Devialet Silver Phantom review: Futuristic funk from this French Fancy will make your ears dance with delight

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Gaming fans might think the Devialet Phantom looks like a real-life replica of Ghost from smash-hit title Destiny, but audiophiles will know the high-end French manufacturer doesn't speak in vocoded Peter Dinklage, but instead top-end, crystal clear audio.We'll... >>

What is Tidal and why should you care?

What is Tidal and why should you care?

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Jay Z has re-launched a newly-acquired music service called Tidal, with the purpose of making a difference for artists.It's an interesting strategy. Instead of catering to consumers and promising to improve their lives, Tidal is all about righting the... >>

Harman is buying Bang & Olufsen's car audio unit for £106M

Harman is buying Bang & Olufsen's car audio unit for £106M

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Harman is gobbling up one of Bang & Olufsen's main businesses.The audio and electronic systems company has announced it will buy the Bang & Olufsen automotive unit for about €145 million (converts to £106 million). Bang & Olufsen, which is known for... >>