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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

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

Buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar? Here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room
Buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar? Here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you are thinking of buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room 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

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 nominees: Best Soundbar
EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 nominees: Best Soundbar By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards take place in November, celebrating nominations across 18 categories. Here are the nominees for Best Soundbar 2018.... 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

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! But aside from saying "Hey Siri, play me some music" there is plenty more the smart speaker can do.Here we've detailed... 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

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

Sony’s SRS-XB501G is a wireless speaker just begging to party
Sony’s SRS-XB501G is a wireless speaker just begging to party By Andrew Williams

The Sony SRS-XB501G is a portable speaker for those who need much more oomph than a UE Boom 2 can provide.It looks like a miniature PA speaker. And it’s... Read more

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge initial review: Sound as a pound
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge initial review: Sound as a pound By Chris Hall

For Bang & Olufsen, design is everything, pairing quirky and original designs with high quality materials and superb sound quality. The new Beosound Edge is all those things.... Read more

DTS Play-Fi gets Alexa Cast, to make posh streamer speakers better
DTS Play-Fi gets Alexa Cast, to make posh streamer speakers better By Andrew Williams

The DTS Play-Fi platform has incorporated Alexa Cast support, a handy addition for streamers like the Pioneer F4, Arcam rPlay and McIntosh MB50.Alexa Cast... Read more

UE Megaboom 3 and Boom 3 speakers redesigned, refined and more affordable than ever
UE Megaboom 3 and Boom 3 speakers redesigned, refined and more affordable than ever By Britta O'Boyle

Ultimate Ears has introduced two new speakers at IFA 2018 in the form of the UE Megaboom 3 and the smaller UE Boom 3. The two speakers come with the same... Read more

Ultimate Ears UE Boom 3 review: Booming brilliant
Ultimate Ears UE Boom 3 review: Booming brilliant By Britta O'Boyle

The latest sequel of one of our UE favourites is here in the Boom 3. Here are our first impressions of the small but booming Bluetooth speaker.... Read more

All-new Sonos Amp will add multi-room audio to your existing speakers
All-new Sonos Amp will add multi-room audio to your existing speakers By Rik Henderson

Sonos has updated its age-old Sonos Connect:Amp, which turns your existing speaker set-up into a Sonos compatible multi-room system.Now just called Sonos... Read more

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge is a speaker unlike any other, roll it to change volume
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge is a speaker unlike any other, roll it to change volume By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen is known for its incredible design aesthetics and, often, different approach to everyday technology, but the new B&O Beosound Edge wireless... Read more

Libratone Zipp 2 brings Amazon Alexa voice control, boosted sound and battery
Libratone Zipp 2 brings Amazon Alexa voice control, boosted sound and battery By Chris Hall

Libratone has announced an update to its Zipp and Zipp Mini speakers, with a new version called, you guessed it, the Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2.... Read more

Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar review: Big, bold and beautiful
4.0 stars Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar review: Big, bold and beautiful By Steve Withers

Good-looking soundbar delivers a wide and clear soundstage, but lacks low-end bass. But it can be configured within a 5.1 setup for even bigger sound.... Read more

Pure’s Elan IR radios offer Spotify Connect for under £100
Pure’s Elan IR radios offer Spotify Connect for under £100 By Andrew Williams

The Pure Elan IR3 and I5 are Spotify Connect speakers and internet radios that’ll supply tunes on holiday as well as at your bedside.... Read more

How Flexson makes invisible products stand out
How Flexson makes invisible products stand out By Pocket-lint Promotion

Behcet Sevdali is Flexson's brand manager, creating products which enhance Sonos speakers so they look great, sit safely on the wall or desk and fit with... Read more

You can now 'OK Google' with the Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 and Beosound 2
You can now 'OK Google' with the Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 and Beosound 2 By Dan Grabham

The high-end Beosound 1 and Beosound 2 are the first B&O speakers to incorporate Google Assistant support.... 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

Best turntables 2018: The top record players to buy
Best turntables 2018: The top record players to buy By Max Langridge

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 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

BBC brings Edinburgh Fringe to smart speakers with late night laughs
BBC brings Edinburgh Fringe to smart speakers with late night laughs By Chris Hall

The BBC will be piping some of the Edinburgh Fringe into a smart speaker near you, thanks to BBC Late Night Laugh. From 6pm on 3 August, you'll be able... Read more

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system
How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system By David Nield

As part of its Sonos One launch event in New York, Sonos also revealed that Alexa voice control is now available for all Sonos devices.If you are part... 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

Apple HomePods will soon be able to call you (maybe)
Apple HomePods will soon be able to call you (maybe) By Dan Grabham

It looks like Apple's HomePod will soon be able to make and answer phone calls as well as enable you to retrieve your voicemails. The enhancement has... Read more

Polk's Audio Assist smart speaker is now available, powered by Google Assistant
Polk's Audio Assist smart speaker is now available, powered by Google Assistant By Max Langridge

Polk Audio's Google Home rival is now available in the UK.... Read more

Ruark Audio MRx review: Classy design with a sound to match
4.5 stars Ruark Audio MRx review: Classy design with a sound to match By Max Langridge

The MRx delivers great sound, lots of connectivity and a pleasing design from the British brand, marking it as a genuine Sonos or Beolit alternative.... Read more

Sonos Beam soundbar with built-in Alexa is now available to buy
Sonos Beam soundbar with built-in Alexa is now available to buy By Maggie Tillman

Sonos Beam has been available for pre-orders on Sonos.com since June. Now, the device is going on sale. It’s available in the US for $399.... Read more

Best Amazon US Prime Day 2018 deals: Phones, laptops, smart home devices, and more
Best Amazon US Prime Day 2018 deals: Phones, laptops, smart home devices, and more By Maggie Tillman

Amazon Prime Day isn't over yet! Here's the best deals from Amazon US this year.... 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

Polk Assist initial review: Google Home with better sound
Polk Assist initial review: Google Home with better sound By Max Langridge

The Polk Assist Google Asistant speaker is a mixed bag. It definitely sounds better than the Google Home, but we'd like more quality from this speaker... Read more

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

Amazon's Echo speaker now comes with a touchscreen - and whole host of hidden ways to use Alexa.In Pocket-lint's review of the Echo Show we noted that... Read more

AirPlay 2 now available on Sonos speakers via software update
AirPlay 2 now available on Sonos speakers via software update By Chris Hall

AirPlay 2 has now landed on Sonos. Find out what it brings and which speakers are supported.... Read more

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

Our guide to the best Sonos speakers including the wireless, surround sound and multi-room Sonos speakers. Find the right speaker for you.... Read more

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