Reviews

Beyerdynamic DT 770 review: Ohm, ohm on the road
4.0 stars

Beyerdynamic DT 770 review: Ohm, ohm on the road

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Not all headphones are made equal. There are a lot of choices on the market to suit different tastes - whether you want banging bass, noise-cancellation for travelling, or something more neutral like the Beyerdynamic DT 770.These comfortable over-ear... >>

Sony ZD9 4K TV review: The HDR master
5.0 stars

Sony ZD9 4K TV review: The HDR master

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The pages of AV history are littered with "here today, gone tomorrow" features only truly memorable for the amount of hype that surounded their launch. We have no doubt, though, that the latest feature on the AV block, high dynamic range (HDR) playback,... >>

Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion
4.5 stars

Bose QuietComfort 35 review: The perfect travel companion

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When it comes to travelling, Bose has long been the headphones king. Its QuietComfort range, with active noise-cancellation (ANC), has improved flights and train rides immeasurably over the years.That's because the US firm's ANC technology is considered... >>

JBL Reflect Aware review: Lightning earphones for sporty iPhone 7 users
4.0 stars

JBL Reflect Aware review: Lightning earphones for sporty iPhone 7 users

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With Apple having famously ditched the 3.5mm jack in the iPhone 7, we're just on the cusp of audio companies rushing to flood the market. Among this first wave is JBL, with one of the first pairs of Lightning-equipped wired in-ear headphones.They cost... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphones preview: For those serious about their music

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature headphones preview: For those serious about their music

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It was only a short while ago when Bowers & Wilkins unveiled the P7 Wireless, a wire-free version of its then flagship headphones and they are top quality - worthy of a premium tag for sure. However, the company has just gone one better. There are now... >>

Acer Aspire S13 review: Slim and savvily priced
4.5 stars

Acer Aspire S13 review: Slim and savvily priced

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The Acer S13 is a response to the complaint that nice laptops are just too bloomin' expensive. Not everyone can afford to splash out £1,000 on a computer, and Apple's cheapest Air laptops haven't been meaningfully updated in years. The Acer S13 starts... >>

LG OLED C6 4K TV review: The curved OLED master
4.5 stars

LG OLED C6 4K TV review: The curved OLED master

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When the term "OLED" is uttered around people who like TVs, there's a twitch of excitement. An eye sparkles, an eyebrow raises, a corner of the mouth curls into a smile. That all comes down to the reputation that OLED has acquired: movie fans want to... >>

LG OLED G6 4K TV review: So good it's almost silly, but it's silly expensive too
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LG OLED G6 4K TV review: So good it's almost silly, but it's silly expensive too

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Two things stand out about the 65-inch LG G6 OLED TV right from the off: its stunning design and its eye-watering price.Where the latter is concerned, £6,000 is clearly a massive chunk of cash to consider dropping on a 65-inch TV. But the OLED65G6V's... >>

Volkswagen ID Concept preview: Electric atonement?

Volkswagen ID Concept preview: Electric atonement?

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"What does the ID stand for?" "Isn't Diesel'?!" shouted one lark across the Volkswagen stand at the Paris Motor Show. Follow the auto industry and you'll know the score by now about the pickle VW is in related to diesel emissions fixing. Yes, Volkswagen... >>

Porsche Panamera (2017) preview: A tantalising tech-fest

Porsche Panamera (2017) preview: A tantalising tech-fest

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Say hello to Porsche's new Panamera, shown off in all its glory at the Paris Motor Show 2016. But let's cut to the chase: the last Panamera was always a bit of a difficult car to look at. As one of the people we talked to in Paris said: "it looked like... >>

Land Rover Discovery (2017) preview: Seven-seat family disco

Land Rover Discovery (2017) preview: Seven-seat family disco

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The British star of the Paris Motor Show 2016 was undoubtedly the new Land Rover Discovery. You'll be aware that there's already a Discovery Sport, but big brother Discovery promises to do more than it's sibling - it's more luxurious, more powerful, has... >>

GoPro Hero5 Black review: A new breed of super Hero
5.0 stars

GoPro Hero5 Black review: A new breed of super Hero

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A new GoPro flagship action camera has finally arrived, two years after its predecessor. The Hero5 Black - which was announced alongside the Hero5 Session and the long-awaited Karma drone - and brings a host of new features with it. The new Hero launches... >>

Pentax K-1 review: Full-frame underdog can teach the competition some new tricks
4.5 stars

Pentax K-1 review: Full-frame underdog can teach the competition some new tricks

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It's been long, long overdue. But the time has come: Pentax has finally created a full-frame DSLR, the K-1. And at £1,600 this 36-megapixel monster is one competitively priced camera, certain to help Pentax make its mark in an already fiercely contested... >>

Amazon Video review: Hitting the Prime time
4.5 stars

Amazon Video review: Hitting the Prime time

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With Amazon becoming the almost default choice for DVD and Blu-ray purchases, it was perhaps no surprise to see the company offering this content in a different format.With Lovefilm on the books providing the postal rental solution, the way that Amazon went... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone
4.5 stars

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone

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It's September and that means new iPhones. In particular, a refresh of the larger-scale model in the iPhone 7 Plus.The 2016 version of the almost ubiquitous 5.5-inch smartphone from Apple looks much likes its 6S Plus predecessor, except there's a new... >>

Huawei Nova Plus review: The middling mid-ranger
3.5 stars

Huawei Nova Plus review: The middling mid-ranger

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Huawei hasn't been shy about the fact it wants to dominate the European market. Unlike the likes of Apple, or HTC, its strategy isn't just to release one or two phones it thinks everyone will buy. Instead, the Chinese manufacturer releases dozens of phones.... >>

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review: The 30-megapixel monster
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review: The 30-megapixel monster

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Canon has stepped things up a gear in recent years by leading with higher-resolution DSLR cameras. It had long been said that the 24-megapixel mark would be the company's limit until lenses could make the best of the capture resolution - a concept that... >>

Audeze iSine are the world’s first planar magnetic in-ear headphones, we have a listen

Audeze iSine are the world’s first planar magnetic in-ear headphones, we have a listen

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High-end, California-based headphone manufacturer Audeze has taken much of the same technology found in the excellent Sine on-ear headphones, and put it into two dinky pairs of in-ears. The iSine 10 and iSine 20 bear a slight resemblance to the Millennium... >>

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

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When we last met AC Worldwide, we saw a couple of superb, Star Wars-licensed Bluetooth speakers in the shape of a Stormtrooper helmet and C-3PO's head respectively. We were also told at the time that they would soon be joined by Darth Vader and Master... >>

Bush Spira E3X review: The £200 Argos phone looking to topple Moto G

Bush Spira E3X review: The £200 Argos phone looking to topple Moto G

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Own-brand smartphones are a cheap way of getting a handset without the commitment of a contract - you simply buy and go with whichever carrier you fancy. Which is why the £199 of the Bush Spira E3X - which is effectively an “Argos phone” in the UK,... >>

Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here
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Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here

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Our first dalliances with virtual reality (VR) were with Virtuality, a system created by W. Industries back in the early 90s, and it blew our minds at the time.The graphics were basic and blurry, the headsets cumbersome and heavy, and a session with a... >>

Audi TT RS review: A serious upgrade, with serious performance
4.5 stars

Audi TT RS review: A serious upgrade, with serious performance

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Of all the Renn Sport models that Audi makes, the TT RS perhaps makes the most sense. At its basic level, the Audi TT is a sports car lite. That dropping roof and low-slung stance point to a sporty little coupé or roadster, even when it's a front-wheel... >>

Ford Focus RS first drive: The B-road baller

Ford Focus RS first drive: The B-road baller

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When was the last time you truly felt alive? Today more than ever, it is perhaps the experiences we have - and the moments when we feel a sense of risk, jeopardy, fear, exhilaration or just sheer joy - that make us truly wide-eyed. Which brings us to... >>

Netflix review: The leading light in home entertainment
5.0 stars

Netflix review: The leading light in home entertainment

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Netflix needs no introduction. The company quickly gained momentum in the US with its DVD rental service that evolved into video streaming on demand, before spreading its wings to the UK in 2012. So impressive has the rise of Netflix been, that it's become... >>

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso review: Carting the kids around couldn't be more cool
4.5 stars

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso review: Carting the kids around couldn't be more cool

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With SUVs flying off forecourts and onto driveways at a pace that doesn't match their often-sluggish performance, the MPV class is seen as the wallowing hinterland of modern cars.  It's where you end up when you've expanded your family beyond an estate... >>