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All-new Denon Home multi-room speakers hope to take the fight to Sonos
All-new Denon Home multi-room speakers hope to take the fight to Sonos By Dan Grabham

Denon has announced Denon Home - a trio of wireless multi-room speakers. The company is no stranger to multi-room and sells devices such as multi-room-capable... Read more

Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker review: What's the £99 speaker like?
5.0 stars Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker review: What's the £99 speaker like? By Britta O'Boyle

Updated This bookshelf speaker from Sonos and Ikea is the cheapest way to get your hands on Sonos' system and great features. But what's it really like?... Read more

Snapdragon Summit, Vodafone 5G and MacBook Pro 16-inch reviewed - Pocket-lint Podcast 31
Snapdragon Summit, Vodafone 5G and MacBook Pro 16-inch reviewed - Pocket-lint Podcast 31 By Rik Henderson

This week, we review the latest MacBook Pro, chat with Vodafone about its continuing 5G plans and report live from the Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii. Read more

Best speakers for PC gamers 2019: All the sound and RGB lighting you could ever need
Best speakers for PC gamers 2019: All the sound and RGB lighting you could ever need By Adrian Willings

If you're not a fan of gaming headsets and want to fill your room with the sounds of gunfire, engine roars and more then we've got you covered.... Read more

Samsung HW-Q90R soundbar review: Full sonic immersion
5.0 stars Samsung HW-Q90R soundbar review: Full sonic immersion By Steve Withers

Updated Where this soundbar really wins is with the rear speakers and subwoofer in the box, making for a sublime 7.1.4 surround system that's without equal.... Read more

Samsung HW-Q70 soundbar review: Mid-range model gets immersive with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
4.5 stars Samsung HW-Q70 soundbar review: Mid-range model gets immersive with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X By Steve Withers

Updated A soundbar with upfiring speakers designed for use with up to 65in tellies with included separate subwoofer. Big sound is only let down by one HDMI.... Read more

Denon's all-in-one DHT-S216 soundbar uses DTS Virtual:X for virtual surround sound
Denon's all-in-one DHT-S216 soundbar uses DTS Virtual:X for virtual surround sound By Dan Grabham

Denon has announced a new all-in-one soundbar, the snappily-titled £199 DHT-S216. Aimed squarely at the entry-level market, the 6cm-high bar has a couple... Read more

Best soundbar and soundbase 2019: Boost your TV audio
Best soundbar and soundbase 2019: Boost your TV audio By Britta O'Boyle

Whatever your budget and goal, we've collated a selection of options to help boost your TV's audio. Here are the best soundbars and speaker bases.... Read more

Amazon Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition is a wireless battery-powered Echo
Amazon Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition is a wireless battery-powered Echo By Cam Bunton

Amazon has launched a new battery-powered smart speaker in India.... Read more

Best Sonos deals 2019
Best Sonos deals 2019 By Britta O'Boyle

Updated From the small Sonos One to the Bluetooth-enabled Sonos Move.... Read more

Best Bang & Olufsen speaker 2019: Which B&O speaker is right for you?
Best Bang & Olufsen speaker 2019: Which B&O speaker is right for you? By Max Freeman-Mills

Updated B&O make some of the best looking and best sounding Bluetooth speakers on the market. But which B&O Play speaker is right for you? Find out here.... Read more

Why the Libratone ZIPP 2 makes a great portable and multi-room speaker
Why the Libratone ZIPP 2 makes a great portable and multi-room speaker By Pocket-lint Promotion

It's not an easy task, picking out speakers nowadays. The market's flooded, and there are a plethora of high-quality options every way you turn.... Read more

Huawei partners with Devialet in the Sound X smart speaker
Huawei partners with Devialet in the Sound X smart speaker By Chris Hall

Huawei has launched the Sound X smart speaker in China and has partnered with audio brand Devialet to bring some punch to the proceedings.Devialet are... Read more

5 reasons to buy the Libratone ZIPP 2 this Christmas
5 reasons to buy the Libratone ZIPP 2 this Christmas By Pocket-lint Promotion

We can't be the only ones to face this problem - going home for Christmas, hoping for a bit of that holiday cheer and some classic tunes from the likes... Read more

Bose Soundbar 700 review: Plenty of smarts but not enough bass
3.5 stars Bose Soundbar 700 review: Plenty of smarts but not enough bass By Steve Withers

This is one good-looking soundbar, but it lacks enough bass, adding a subwoofer makes it extra pricey, and the HDMI arrangement is limited.... Read more

The Galaxy Home Mini will have infrared transmitters to control your home
The Galaxy Home Mini will have infrared transmitters to control your home By Max Freeman-Mills

Samsung's plans in the smart speaker department are making for increasingly interesting reading. With the bigger Galaxy Home still very much AWOL, we're... Read more

Best turntable 2019: The top record players to buy today
Best turntable 2019: The top record players to buy today By Dan Grabham

We've gathered together the best turntables money can buy - whatever your budget.... Read more

Sony has joined the wearable speaker trend with its SRS-WS1
Sony has joined the wearable speaker trend with its SRS-WS1 By Cam Bunton

Sony's latest move is to launch a wearable speaker allowing personal surround sound.... Read more

Apple's HomePod iOS 13.2 software update is rolling out again after a blip
Apple's HomePod iOS 13.2 software update is rolling out again after a blip By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's HomePod speaker has just got a whole lot smarter following a new software update that arrived with the release of iOS 13.2.... Read more

Sonos Trade Up program gives you 30 per cent off a new speaker
Sonos Trade Up program gives you 30 per cent off a new speaker By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has launched a Trade Up program that will allow owners of some of the older Sonos speakers a discount when they upgrade to newer devices within the... Read more

Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa on a touchscreen
Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa on a touchscreen By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo Show series have touchscreens - it's a whole new way to use Alexa.... Read more

Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Sound Bar 2019 and how to vote
Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Sound Bar 2019 and how to vote By Britta O'Boyle

Here are the Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Soundbar 2019 and details on how to vote for your favourite.... Read more

What is Sony 360 Reality Audio and how does it work?
What is Sony 360 Reality Audio and how does it work? By David Phelan

Sony has just announced its latest audio innovation.It's called Sony 360 Reality Audio. A bit of a mouthful, right? Read on to find out everything you... Read more

Amazon: the constraints to lossless music streaming have gone
Amazon: the constraints to lossless music streaming have gone By Dan Grabham

“All the constraints that led us to have music in [a compressed] format are gone”. That’s according to Paul Firth, head of Amazon Music Europe.Firth... Read more

Sony 360-degree audio format launches this autumn with 1,000 tunes
Sony 360-degree audio format launches this autumn with 1,000 tunes By Maggie Tillman

Sony's new 360 Reality Audio technology will launch this autumn with a starter pack of songs and support for at least one Echo device.... Read more

Linn Series 3 speaker embraces streaming services and HD audio
Linn Series 3 speaker embraces streaming services and HD audio By Stuart Miles

Linn, the Scottish-based speaker firm, has launched its latest speaker, with the hope of appealing to those who want streaming music and high-quality sound,... Read more

Orbitsound One P70W V2 £399 soundbar uses tech from £12K sibling
Orbitsound One P70W V2 £399 soundbar uses tech from £12K sibling By Rik Henderson

The Orbitsound One P70W V2 offers some of the same proprietary technology found in the company's high-end system but for a much more affordable price.... Read more

Which is the best UE speaker? Megablast, Blast, Megaboom, Boom and Wonderboom compared
Which is the best UE speaker? Megablast, Blast, Megaboom, Boom and Wonderboom compared By Britta O'Boyle

Ultimate Ears is well known for its excellent Bluetooth speakers but which is right for you? We've compared them all here to help you decide.... Read more

This speaker is designed to last forever - it can be upgraded
This speaker is designed to last forever - it can be upgraded By Dan Grabham

This speaker from Stockholm-based Transparent Sound is, says the brand, "designed to last forever". The Bluetooth-enabled (there's no Wi-Fi) Small Transparent... Read more

Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Speaker 2019 and how to vote
Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Speaker 2019 and how to vote By Britta O'Boyle

Here are the Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Speaker 2019 and details on how to vote for your favourite.... Read more

What is Sonos Flex, what do the subscriptions offer and how much do they cost?
What is Sonos Flex, what do the subscriptions offer and how much do they cost? By Britta O'Boyle

Everything you need to know about Sonos Flex, including where the service is available, what subscription packages there are and how much they cost.... Read more

Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar: Which is the best Sonos sound bar for you?
Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar: Which is the best Sonos sound bar for you? By Maggie Tillman

Here's how the Sonos Beam compares to the Sonos Playbar to help you work out which is best for you.... Read more

Sonos Playbase vs Playbar: What's the difference?
Sonos Playbase vs Playbar: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Here we are looking at how the Sonos Playbar and the Playbase compare to help you work out which is the most suitable for your home and setup.... Read more

Sennheiser Ambeo review: Single-box sonic nirvana
4.5 stars Sennheiser Ambeo review: Single-box sonic nirvana By Steve Withers

This huge single-box soundbar solution sounds like the best in the business, but without true rear channels or a sub is it worth the asking price?... Read more

Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation review: One sensational home speaker
5.0 stars Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation review: One sensational home speaker By Mike Lowe

The second-gen hard-wired home speaker brings updated control wheel, new drivers and an included control. And a larger price. Is it worth it?... Read more

How to set up Alexa on your Sonos system
How to set up Alexa on your Sonos system By Britta O'Boyle

This feature guides you through how to add Alexa support to your Sonos devices.... Read more

LG SL9YG review: The soundbar gets smart
4.0 stars LG SL9YG review: The soundbar gets smart By Steve Withers

This soundbar and subwoofer combo is a fair price, but there aren't as many channels as the competition can offer - is it still worth buying?... Read more

How to set up Google Assistant on your Sonos system
How to set up Google Assistant on your Sonos system By Britta O'Boyle

This feature guides you through how to add Google Assistant support to your Sonos devices.... Read more

Sonos tips and tricks: Get the most out of your multi-room speaker system
Sonos tips and tricks: Get the most out of your multi-room speaker system By Britta O'Boyle

Read our tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Playbar, Playbase or Beam.... Read more

How to tune your Sonos speakers with Trueplay for better sound quality
How to tune your Sonos speakers with Trueplay for better sound quality By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that allows users to tune their Sonos speakers to the room they are in, quickly and easily. Here's how to do it.... Read more

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?
What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work? By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that allows anyone who owns a Sonos speaker to tune it specifically to the room it is in. Here is how it works.... Read more

Ultimate Ears adds an intimate touch with myBoom personalisation
Ultimate Ears adds an intimate touch with myBoom personalisation By Britta O'Boyle

Ultimate Ears makes some fabulous speakers, many of which are portable, deliver plenty of bass and some are even waterproof so they will float if you drop... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex initial review: More than a Sonos rival
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex initial review: More than a Sonos rival By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins adds a new, bookshelf-style wireless speaker to its Formation family. Here are our initial thoughts.... Read more

Harman Kardon Citation Bar soundbar review: Smart looks, even smarter features
4.0 stars Harman Kardon Citation Bar soundbar review: Smart looks, even smarter features By Steve Withers

The all-in-one soundbar from Samsung-owned Harman Kardon does a good job, but there's no separate sub included in the kit - unless you pay more.... Read more

Sonos Play:3 review: Still worth buying eight years on?
4.5 stars Sonos Play:3 review: Still worth buying eight years on? By Stuart Miles

With so much choice out there, is the Sonos Play:3 still worth considering if you can get your hands on one? Here's our review.... Read more

Sonos Playbar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution
5.0 stars Sonos Playbar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution By Stuart Miles

The Sonos Playbar is a fantastic piece of kit that really delivers on its promise of simplicity and quality. Here's our review.... Read more

Sonos Playbase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime
4.5 stars Sonos Playbase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime By Britta O'Boyle

The Playbase might be late to the soundbase party, but it's what the party has been waiting for.... Read more

Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound
4.5 stars Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound By Stuart Miles

The new Sonos soundbar is compact, but it delivers expansive performance. From what we've heard so far, this small soundbar is a winner.... Read more

Sonos One review: Superb sound with added bonus of Alexa and Google Assistant
5.0 stars Sonos One review: Superb sound with added bonus of Alexa and Google Assistant By Britta O'Boyle

Alexa and Google are capable of plenty, but what they can't do is tell you what the Sonos One is like. We can though. "Hey Pocket-lint, should I buy the Sonos One?"... Read more

Sonos Move review: Finally, a portable Sonos with Bluetooth connectivity
5.0 stars Sonos Move review: Finally, a portable Sonos with Bluetooth connectivity By Britta O'Boyle

The first portable Sonos speaker with Bluetooth connectivity - although the size and weight doesn't make it ultra-portable. Was it worth the wait?... Read more

Sonos One vs Sonos One SL vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference?
Sonos One vs Sonos One SL vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

How do you choose between the Sonos One and Sonos Play:1? Which is the right Sonos for you? We compare the two small Sonos speakers to help you decide.... Read more

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