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Best Bluetooth and wireless speaker deals for Black Friday 2019
Best Bluetooth and wireless speaker deals for Black Friday 2019 By Cam Bunton

Black Friday 2019 is expected to be a whopper, especially with it falling right on pay day, here are some of the best speaker deals we've found.... Read more

Best Sonos Black Friday deals and prices
Best Sonos Black Friday deals and prices By Britta O'Boyle

Updated Sonos rarely discounts its speakers, except for special occasions like Black Friday. Here are the best deals.... Read more

Best Bluetooth speakers 2019: Top portable speakers to buy today
Best Bluetooth speakers 2019: Top portable speakers to buy today By Dan Grabham

Updated Our guide to the best Bluetooth wireless speakers available to buy today, including B&O, Denon, JBL, Marshall, Sonos and Ultimate Ears 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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Alexa speakers 2019: Top Amazon Echo alternatives
Best Alexa speakers 2019: Top Amazon Echo alternatives By Britta O'Boyle

Numerous third party speakers have embraced Amazon's capable Alexa assistant alongside the Echo devices. Here are the best Amazon Echo alternatives.... 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

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