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Libratone Zipp 2 review: A sensational-sounding smart speaker
4.5 stars Libratone Zipp 2 review: A sensational-sounding smart speaker By Mike Lowe

This 3rd gen speaker adds Alexa voice-control, AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect to a solid design and audio base. It is the best wireless home speaker?... Read more

Polk Command Bar gains Alexa multi-room compatibility
Polk Command Bar gains Alexa multi-room compatibility By Chris Hall

With the world of Alexa expanding, it's no longer what your device does on day one that's important - it's how it develops. With Polk confirming that its... Read more

Best Alexa speakers: Top Amazon Echo alternatives
Best Alexa speakers: Top Amazon Echo alternatives By Max Langridge

See our guide to the best Amazon Alexa compatible speakers. These are the top alternatives to the Amazon Echo and include portable speakers too. Read more

Sonos Three: The compelling case for a Play:3 upgrade
Sonos Three: The compelling case for a Play:3 upgrade By Britta O'Boyle

We know the Sonos Ikea collaboration and Google Assistant are coming in 2019, but let us put forward the extremely compelling case for a Play:3 update... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Home initial review: Still shrouded in mystery
Samsung Galaxy Home initial review: Still shrouded in mystery By Dan Grabham

There's still much we don't know about Samsung Galaxy Home and its price point will probably dictate whether it's a credible smart option.... Read more

Sonos hints it has made a cheap Sub Core subwoofer and more new devices
Sonos hints it has made a cheap Sub Core subwoofer and more new devices By Maggie Tillman

A survey recently sent to Sonos users provides some potential hints about what Sonos might be planning.... Read more

Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker is perfect for those romantic moments, just don't ask about the price
Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker is perfect for those romantic moments, just don't ask about the price By Stuart Miles

The second iteration of the company’s glass speaker, this new model features an improved design that will instantly add a bit of class to any room you put it in.... Read more

Google Assistant on Sonos One beta expands, will also be coming to entire family in 2019
Google Assistant on Sonos One beta expands, will also be coming to entire family in 2019 By Rik Henderson

Sonos will ramp up Google Assistant private beta tests for Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers throughout the first few weeks of 2019.... Read more

Technics SL-1210MK7 in pictures: The DJ turntable returns
Technics SL-1210MK7 in pictures: The DJ turntable returns By Mike Lowe

After nearly a decade out of production, the Technics SL-1200 / SL-1210 is back to boss the DJ vinyl market in MK7 form. Here's our hands-on pictures.... Read more

The Technics 1210 returns: Mark 7 DJ turntable official for 2019
The Technics 1210 returns: Mark 7 DJ turntable official for 2019 By Mike Lowe

After being discontinued, the SL-1210 line returns in 2019 with a Mark 7 model, including new motor, all-black design and additional DJ features.... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's latest streaming tech explained
Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's latest streaming tech explained By Max Langridge

AirPlay is Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming tech, and the second-generation is now available. But what exactly is AirPlay 2, what can it do?... Read more

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar emulates 5.1.4 surround sound in just one device
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar emulates 5.1.4 surround sound in just one device By Rik Henderson

Previously teased as a concept product, the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar is now real and will be available from May.... Read more

Klipsch 2019 soundbars include models with Ok Google, Alexa, Dolby Atmos and AirPlay 2
Klipsch 2019 soundbars include models with Ok Google, Alexa, Dolby Atmos and AirPlay 2 By Chris Hall

Klipsch has unveiled a range of connected soundbars, including a Dolby Atmos model... Read more

LG plans to XBoom shake the room at CES 2019
LG plans to XBoom shake the room at CES 2019 By Rik Henderson

LG will unleash a new range of powerful speakers and systems at CES 2019, with additions to its XBoom line.... Read more

Sonos S18 satellite speaker leaked, to add smarts to Playbar?
Sonos S18 satellite speaker leaked, to add smarts to Playbar? By Rik Henderson

A new Sonos speaker has appeared in a filing posted on the Federal Communications Commission website online.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Home Bixby speaker to come in different sizes
Samsung Galaxy Home Bixby speaker to come in different sizes By Chris Hall

Samsung announced the Galaxy Home - its smart speaker - at the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 in August 2018. But that speaker is yet to hit the market. Details... Read more

Best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to update HomePod
Best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to update HomePod By Stuart Miles

So, you've got a new HomePod. Great! There is plenty more this smart speaker can do than play music though. Here are our tips and tricks.... Read more

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

We've gathered together the best turntables available today. These are some of the best record players money can buy whatever your budget.... Read more

Best wireless speakers 2019: The top Wi-Fi speakers to choose from
Best wireless speakers 2019: The top Wi-Fi speakers to choose from By Dan Grabham

Here's our guide to the finest Wi-Fi-enabled speakers around.... Read more

Boom-ing deal! UE Boom 2 for £59.99 in the Amazon Boxing Day Sales, with an Echo Input for £14.99
Boom-ing deal! UE Boom 2 for £59.99 in the Amazon Boxing Day Sales, with an Echo Input for £14.99 By Adrian Willings

Amazon's Boxing Day sales are well underway, with a multitude of tech bargains to be had. One such deal that we feel can't be missed is an Ultimate Ears... Read more

LG's 2019 premium soundbars powered by Meridian Audio include Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Google Assistant
LG's 2019 premium soundbars powered by Meridian Audio include Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Google Assistant By Chris Hall

LG has revealed its soundbar lineup for 2019 including Dolby Atmos, Google Assistant and DTS:X support... Read more

Save £50 on a pair of Sonos One speakers, and Sonos Beam
Save £50 on a pair of Sonos One speakers, and Sonos Beam By Dan Grabham

You can get two Sonos One speakers for £50 off the normal retail price.... Read more

Save over £40 on B&O Play A1 and get the party started this Boxing Day
Save over £40 on B&O Play A1 and get the party started this Boxing Day By Chris Hall

Of all the small Bluetooth speakers out there, the B&O Play A1 has to be near the top of our list. It's small, round, sounds great - and it's now 25% off... 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

Sonos has one of the strongest multi-room offerings out there. Read our tips and tricks on how to get the most out of these multi-room speakers.... Read more

Sonos CEO: Ikea Symfonisk will provide a 'taste' of the Sonos experience
Sonos CEO: Ikea Symfonisk will provide a 'taste' of the Sonos experience By Britta O'Boyle

While Sonos has always worked with a number of different music sources, collaboration in a wider sense seems to be big part of the company's future. We... Read more

Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 soundbar review: Two-channel virtuosity
4.0 stars Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 soundbar review: Two-channel virtuosity By Steve Withers

The two-channel compact soundbar from Yamaha has audio prestige, but lacks some inputs and Dolby Atmos support for this outing.... Read more

Beastie Boys Sonos Play:5 now looks as good as it sounds
Beastie Boys Sonos Play:5 now looks as good as it sounds By Maggie Tillman

You can buy the Sonos Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition in December for $499 on Sonos.com and select retailers worldwide.... Read more

Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference?
Sonos One 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

Roku TV wireless speakers launch with a $50 Black Friday discount
Roku TV wireless speakers launch with a $50 Black Friday discount By Maggie Tillman

Roku is finally releasing its wireless speakers - just in time for Black Friday. These are designed to work exclusively with Roku TVs.... Read more

10 great Sci-Fi Fantasy books to download on Audible
10 great Sci-Fi Fantasy books to download on Audible By Pocket-lint Promotion

You know what they say: the pictures are better on radio. That's true of audio books, too. So, checking out a sci-fi or science fantasy classic on Audible... Read more

Sonos, smart assistants and stepping stones: Sonos CEO talks Google Assistant, Alexa
Sonos, smart assistants and stepping stones: Sonos CEO talks Google Assistant, Alexa By Britta O'Boyle

With the integration of Alexa and a move towards Google Assistant, how does Sonos sit with smart assistants and these rival platforms?... Read more

Bose Home Speaker 500 initial review: Alexa for audio connoisseurs?
Bose Home Speaker 500 initial review: Alexa for audio connoisseurs? By Chris Hall

Bose is joining the smart line-up of Alexa speakers with the launch of the Bose Home Speaker 500. In many ways, the new Home Speakers 500 follows the... Read more

Amazon Echo Sub review: Rebel bass
4.5 stars Amazon Echo Sub review: Rebel bass By Chris Hall

A good value upgrade for existing Echo speakers that adds depth and low-end bass, but if you're buying a system from scratch there are other options.... Read more

Devialet's new speaker is the Phantom Reactor, a £990 mini version of the original Phantom
Devialet's new speaker is the Phantom Reactor, a £990 mini version of the original Phantom By Dan Grabham

Devialet has taken the wraps off the Phantom Reactor, a £999 compact version of its original Phantom speaker that it has been working on for several years.... Read more

Sony HT-ZF9 soundbar review: Puts the vertical in surround
4.0 stars Sony HT-ZF9 soundbar review: Puts the vertical in surround By Steve Withers

The Sony ZF9 uses psychoacoustics to generate a virtual 7.1.2 surround from a compact 3.1 channel soundbar. Does it deliver on its promise?... Read more

B&O unveils Brown Bear-themed Beoplay P2 with Line chat app
B&O unveils Brown Bear-themed Beoplay P2 with Line chat app By Maggie Tillman

Bang & Olufsen is launching an official Brown Bear version of the Beoplay P2 speaker. It's called Beoplay P2 Brown Limited Edition.... Read more

LG SK10Y soundbar review: Big bar, big sound
4.0 stars LG SK10Y soundbar review: Big bar, big sound By Steve Withers

The 5.1.2 surround sound setup out of the box (sub included) delivers a serious wall of sound. Add SK8Y pack for 7.1.2 setup and it's more impressive.... Read more

BeoPlay P6 review: Sensational sound at home or on the go
4.0 stars BeoPlay P6 review: Sensational sound at home or on the go By Mike Lowe

The BeoPlay P6 delivers big sound from a speaker so small. However, it's expensive, which might see the BeoPlay A1 the better option to buy.... Read more

Amazon Echo Sub is a plug-and-play subwoofer to boost your Echo music
Amazon Echo Sub is a plug-and-play subwoofer to boost your Echo music By Chris Hall

Amazon is adding a subwoofer to its Echo family, bringing the bassline to its Alexa-powered speakers.... Read more

What is Alexa Cast and how does it work?
What is Alexa Cast and how does it work? By Chris Hall

Amazon Alexa Cast makes it easier to control and play Amazon Music through your Echo. Here are all the details you need to get it working.... Read more

Samsung HW-N950 soundbar review: Surround sound sensation, no separates required
5.0 stars Samsung HW-N950 soundbar review: Surround sound sensation, no separates required By Steve Withers

Genuine 7.1.4 surround sound soundbar setup with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Samsung's four-piece setup doesn't require an AVR and it's superb, but pricey.... Read more

JBL Xtreme 2 review: Taking the party outside
4.5 stars JBL Xtreme 2 review: Taking the party outside By Mike Lowe

Designed to be robust, the Xtreme 2 has a carry handle and is waterproof. Best of all, however, this portable Bluetooth speaker is very loud and bassy... Read more

Marshall intros two Alexa-powered smart speakers
Marshall intros two Alexa-powered smart speakers By Dan Grabham

Marshall has announced Amazon Alexa-powered versions of its Stanmore and Acton speakers are UK-bound. Known as the Stanmore II Voice and Acton II Voice,... Read more

Marshall Kilburn II review: The Bluetooth blaster
4.0 stars Marshall Kilburn II review: The Bluetooth blaster By Mike Lowe

The portable Bluetooth speaker from Marshall looks like a miniature amp, has bass/treble control dials, a 20hr battery life and rocking sound quality.... Read more

These excellent budget bookshelf speakers are ideal for new vinyl enthusiasts
These excellent budget bookshelf speakers are ideal for new vinyl enthusiasts By Dan Grabham

If you’re considering a Bluetooth speaker but actually fancy getting into the world of hi-fi then this £199 pair of bookshelf speakers could be the ticket.... Read more

Ultimate Ears UE Megaboom 3 review: Booming excellence
5.0 stars Ultimate Ears UE Megaboom 3 review: Booming excellence By Britta O'Boyle

The biggest Ultimate Ears portable Bluetooth is back with a bang... and a smaller price tag. Here's why the Megaboom 3 is among the best money can buy... Read more

Which UE speaker is best? Megablast, Blast, Megaboom 3, Boom 3 and Wonderboom compared
Which UE speaker is best? Megablast, Blast, Megaboom 3, Boom 3 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

Alexa removed from UE Boom and Megaboom, turns them into dumb speakers again
Alexa removed from UE Boom and Megaboom, turns them into dumb speakers again By Rik Henderson

The UE Boom and Megaboom speakers no longer offer the "tap-to-talk" functionality after an update to the dedicated app for Android.... Read more

Harman Kardon's Citation series is a full set of Sonos-rivalling smart speakers
Harman Kardon's Citation series is a full set of Sonos-rivalling smart speakers By Chris Hall

Five of the Citation speakers come with built-in Google Assistant and support Chromecast, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.... Read more

Marshall Kilburn II is the portable Bluetooth speaker to rock out with
Marshall Kilburn II is the portable Bluetooth speaker to rock out with By Rik Henderson

Marshall has been carving a niche for itself with cool, classically designed headphones and speakers for a while - combining new technologies with old... Read more

Harman Kardon Enchant wants to lure you away from the Sonos Playbar
Harman Kardon Enchant wants to lure you away from the Sonos Playbar By Andrew Williams

Harman Kardon announced a new series of home cinema soundbars at IFA, the Enchant range.There are two models, the Enchant 800 and 1300.... Read more

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