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There's some Sonos One news but it's not what you think
There's some Sonos One news but it's not what you think By Britta O'Boyle

Sadly, Google Assistant is still not available on the Sonos One, but Sonos has made some changes to the internal components of its Alexa-powered smart... Read more

Panasonic HTB900 is a Technics-tuned soundbar supporting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Panasonic HTB900 is a Technics-tuned soundbar supporting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X By Chris Hall

Panasonic has announced two soundbar models offering Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, one with Technics tuning... Read more

Best cheap speaker deals March 2019: Save on B&O, Google, Sony, Apple, Sonos and Ultimate Ears and more
Best cheap speaker deals March 2019: Save on B&O, Google, Sony, Apple, Sonos and Ultimate Ears and more By Rob Kerr

Best cheap speaker deals March 2019, big discounts on B&O, Google, Sony, Apple, Sonos and Ultimate Ears and more Read more

Sonos Amp: What is it, what can it do and why do you need it?
Sonos Amp: What is it, what can it do and why do you need it? By Britta O'Boyle

If you're confused about what the Sonos Amp is, what is does and whether you should buy one - this feature explains everything about the Sonos Amp.... Read more

Sonos Amp is now available for pre-order in Europe
Sonos Amp is now available for pre-order in Europe By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has announced the Sonos Architectural by Sonance speakers, which have been designed and optimised for the Sonos Amp that will be available to pre-order... Read more

Q Acoustics offers a more interior-friendly version of its flagship loudspeaker
Q Acoustics offers a more interior-friendly version of its flagship loudspeaker By Dan Grabham

When we first heard Q Acoustics' Concept 500 floorstander speakers we were blown away and now the British company has launched the Concept 300 version. Designed... Read more

Ruark R5 is an all-in-one music system that puts quality first
Ruark R5 is an all-in-one music system that puts quality first By Chris Hall

Wonderfully rich sound from this uncompromising music system... Read more

YouTube Music comes to Sonos, play tracks on any Sonos speaker
YouTube Music comes to Sonos, play tracks on any Sonos speaker By Rik Henderson

Google's YouTube Music subscription service is now available as a streaming option on Sonos speakers.... Read more

Save $100 on Sonos Playbase, Playbar, Sub and $50 off the Sonos Beam
Save $100 on Sonos Playbase, Playbar, Sub and $50 off the Sonos Beam By Dan Grabham

Save $100 Sonos Playbase, Playbar, Sub and $50 off the Sonos Beam... 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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