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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

What is the Pocket-lint daily and how do you get it for free?
What is the Pocket-lint daily and how do you get it for free? By Stuart Miles

Pocket-lint daily is a new daily tech newsletter curated by Stuart Miles, Pocket-lint's founder. Find out how to get it every morning. 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

Updated 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

Updated 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

Updated 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

Best Sonos speaker 2019: Sonos Move, One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Beam, Playbar and Playbase compared
Best Sonos speaker 2019: Sonos Move, One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Beam, Playbar and Playbase compared By Britta O'Boyle

Our guide to the best Sonos speakers. Let us help you work out which Sonos sound bar or speaker(s) is right for you. This is how they all compare.... Read more

Bower & Wilkins Formation Flex wireless speaker offers 24-Bit audio streaming
Bower & Wilkins Formation Flex wireless speaker offers 24-Bit audio streaming By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled a new member of the Formation connected speaker family, the Formation Flex.... Read more

Microsoft will launch a portable speaker that looks like a Google Home Mini
Microsoft will launch a portable speaker that looks like a Google Home Mini By Dan Grabham

It looks very much like Microsoft will debut a portable speaker of some description at next month's Surface launch in New York on 2 October.The speaker... Read more

JBL Link Portable initial review: Connected and compact
JBL Link Portable initial review: Connected and compact By Britta O'Boyle

Here are our first impressions of the JBL Link Portable, which not only offers built-in Google Assistant but plenty of connectivity options too.... Read more

JBL Pulse 4 portable speaker initial review: Light me up, turn me up
JBL Pulse 4 portable speaker initial review: Light me up, turn me up By Britta O'Boyle

The JBL Pulse 4 combines music and light and its redesign makes it by far the best Pulse yet. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

Braun Audio is back with a new range of classic-looking but modern LE speakers
Braun Audio is back with a new range of classic-looking but modern LE speakers By Dan Grabham

Braun Audio is a well-known name in European audio, but the moniker hasn't been used for audio gear for some time. Now the company (or a version of it,... Read more

Sonos One SL speaker initial review: An updated Play:1 with great design and privacy
Sonos One SL speaker initial review: An updated Play:1 with great design and privacy By Britta O'Boyle

The Sonos One SL is - in a nutshell - a Sonos One but without the microphones. Replacing the now rather dated Play:1, the Sonos One SL is for those that... Read more

Sonos Port is the new Sonos Connect but with a refreshed design, upgraded internals and better connectivity
Sonos Port is the new Sonos Connect but with a refreshed design, upgraded internals and better connectivity By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has announced the successor to its Connect in a new device called Sonos Port. As with Connect, Sonos Port enables traditional home audio equipment... Read more

Sonos One SL speaker is the Sonos One without microphones
Sonos One SL speaker is the Sonos One without microphones By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has announced an updated Play:1 speaker - called the Sonos One SL - which offers the same design as the Sonos One but without the voice control smarts.The... Read more

Sonos Move Bluetooth portable speaker has great sound, water resistance and voice control
Sonos Move Bluetooth portable speaker has great sound, water resistance and voice control By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has finally introduced a portable speaker to its portfolio called the Sonos Move. The Sonos Move joins the company's existing Wi-Fi speakers, but... Read more

JBL Bar 5.1 Surround promises an immersive soundscape with AirPlay 2 convenience
JBL Bar 5.1 Surround promises an immersive soundscape with AirPlay 2 convenience By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung-owned Harman Kardon has announced three new sound bars at consumer electronics show IFA including a compact mode, all-in-one solution and a surround-sound... Read more

JBL Pulse 4 portable Bluetooth speaker has both 360-degree lights and sound for the ultimate party
JBL Pulse 4 portable Bluetooth speaker has both 360-degree lights and sound for the ultimate party By Britta O'Boyle

JBL has announced the Pulse 4 Bluetooth portable speaker that combines sound and light at consumer electronics show IFA.The Pulse 4 succeeds the Pulse... Read more

JBL Link gets Google Assistant in new Portable and Music speakers
JBL Link gets Google Assistant in new Portable and Music speakers By Britta O'Boyle

Harman Kardon-owned JBL has announced two new Link speakers at consumer electronics show IFA in the form of the Link Music and Link Portable.Both speakers... Read more

Roku introduces its own Smart Soundbar and Subwoofer with video and audio streaming
Roku introduces its own Smart Soundbar and Subwoofer with video and audio streaming By Stuart Miles

Roku has introduced its own soundbar and accompanying subwoofer in the US.... Read more

Definitive Technologies' Studio Slim soundbar has super looks and Chromecast, too
Definitive Technologies' Studio Slim soundbar has super looks and Chromecast, too By Dan Grabham

Definitive Technologies has revealed this stunning-looking Studio Slim soundbar, a 3.1 channel option for those who want to go beyond a one-box solution.... Read more

Denon's new streamer has AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and more
Denon's new streamer has AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and more By Dan Grabham

Denon's new PMA-150H streaming amp is a fine example of an all-comers network player. The 70W per channel amp features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay 2... Read more

Bang & Olufsen reveals its first ever soundbar - and it boasts Dolby Atmos
Bang & Olufsen reveals its first ever soundbar - and it boasts Dolby Atmos By Dan Grabham

Ahead of IFA 2019 this week, Bang & Olufsen has been showing off its first-ever soundbar - Beosound Stage - which will cost from £1,250.It's quite hard... Read more

Denon's latest soundbars offer Wi-Fi streaming from Spotify, Amazon Music and more plus AirPlay 2
Denon's latest soundbars offer Wi-Fi streaming from Spotify, Amazon Music and more plus AirPlay 2 By Dan Grabham

Denon's latest soundbars integrate the company's HEOS streaming tech, so you can easily access music from various streaming services including Spotify,... Read more

Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker vs Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker: Which should you buy?
Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker vs Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker: Which should you buy? By Britta O'Boyle

We've compared the two Sonos Ikea Symfonisk speakers to help you figure out which one you should buy and what the differences are between them.... Read more

Sonos Move portable Bluetooth speaker: Release date, features, rumours and news
Sonos Move portable Bluetooth speaker: Release date, features, rumours and news By Britta O'Boyle

Here's everything we know so far about the Sonos Move Bluetooth portable speaker.... Read more

Sonos Move Bluetooth portable speaker press image leak shows design in full
Sonos Move Bluetooth portable speaker press image leak shows design in full By Britta O'Boyle

We've already heard several rumours that Sonos was finally working on a portable Bluetooth speaker to add to its portfolio, but now the device - apparently... Read more

Details of a Sonos portable Bluetooth speaker have leaked
Details of a Sonos portable Bluetooth speaker have leaked By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos is holding an event in New York City at the end of August and in Berlin at the beginning of September, presumably to show off some new products and... Read more

Sonos sends out invite to August event: New hardware in store?
Sonos sends out invite to August event: New hardware in store? By Maggie Tillman

Although Sonos hasn't revealed what it will be showcasing at the event, we can presume new hardware is in store.... Read more

Naim regenerates the epic Mu-so Qb Wi-Fi speaker
Naim regenerates the epic Mu-so Qb Wi-Fi speaker By Dan Grabham

Naim has revealed a new version of the Mu-so Qb first released over three years ago.... Read more

The best cheap soundbar deals this September: Save $800 on Samsung soundbar, £300 on Bose and Samsung
The best cheap soundbar deals this September: Save $800 on Samsung soundbar, £300 on Bose and Samsung By Rob Kerr

Best discounted soundbar and soundbase deals 2019: Save $800 on Samsung soundbar, £300 on Bose and Samsung... Read more

Amazon Music's Song ID feature launches in UK, allowing Alexa to tell you what song is about to play
Amazon Music's Song ID feature launches in UK, allowing Alexa to tell you what song is about to play By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon has announced its Song ID feature - an opt-in service that sees Alexa announce the title and artist before a song plays through Amazon Music - is... Read more

Sonos Sub review: All about that bass
4.5 stars Sonos Sub review: All about that bass By Stuart Miles

The Sonos Sub makes an excellent addition to the Sonos system despite it's high price tag. Here's our review.... Read more

Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker review: Sound design
5.0 stars Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker review: Sound design By Britta O'Boyle

The Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker has the same internals and features as the Play:1, whilst also doubling up as a lamp, but what's it like?... 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

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

Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's streaming tech explained
Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's streaming tech explained By Dan Grabham

AirPlay is Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming tech. But what exactly is AirPlay 2, what can it do?... 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

The 7 best Amazon US Prime Day deals still available
The 7 best Amazon US Prime Day deals still available By Maggie Tillman

Prime Day is here! To help you master Amazon's sales event, which is exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers, here are the most amazing deals.... Read more

Best cheap speaker deals September 2019
Best cheap speaker deals September 2019 By Rob Kerr

Top cheap speaker offers September 2019, big discounts on B&O, Google, Sony, Apple, Sonos and Ultimate Ears and more... 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

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?
Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

We've broken down the differences between Sonos One and Amazon Echo speakers to show you the specs and features and help you decide which to buy.... 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

Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker
5.0 stars Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker By Stuart Miles

With the Sonos One available alongside the Play:1, is the Play:1 still worth considering for those looking to start or add to their Sonos system?... Read more

Hey Google, Sonos now supports your Assistant in the UK too
Hey Google, Sonos now supports your Assistant in the UK too By Britta O'Boyle

Google Assistant is now available on Sonos in the UK too.... 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

How Sky and Dolby put together a live 4K festival broadcast with Dolby Atmos
How Sky and Dolby put together a live 4K festival broadcast with Dolby Atmos By Dan Grabham

Dolby Atmos has been used extensively in cinema - it’s part of the Dolby Cinema spec, of course - but it’s been rising up in the home thanks to support... Read more

Audible's annual US membership is $30 off and comes with an Echo Dot for $1
Audible's annual US membership is $30 off and comes with an Echo Dot for $1 By Maggie Tillman

Amazon regularly runs deals on its own devices, but this latest markdown is hard to ignore.... Read more

Naim Mu-so 2 review: Sensational sonic sequel
5.0 stars Naim Mu-so 2 review: Sensational sonic sequel By Mike Lowe

The Mu-so sequel is here, upgrading (and up-pricing) one of the best all-in-one systems we've ever heard. So what's new and why should you buy one?... Read more

Vizio launches in the UK with a more affordable Dolby Atmos soundbar
Vizio launches in the UK with a more affordable Dolby Atmos soundbar By Chris Hall

Vizio's aim is to offer good quality technology and good value for money. The company launched in 2002 and has taken a big slice of the US market now wanting... 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

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