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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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amazon's newest Echo Dot Kids Edition has rainbow stripes, louder speaker
Amazon's newest Echo Dot Kids Edition has rainbow stripes, louder speaker By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is launching a new model of its Echo Dot Kids Edition speaker. The main differences are that it's now louder and more colourful.... Read more

What is Works with Sonos and which devices are compatible?
What is Works with Sonos and which devices are compatible? By Britta O'Boyle

Here is everything you need to know about the Works with Sonos platform, along with what devices are compatible and which companies are certified.... Read more

This Q Acoustics M3 soundbar deal is nearly half price
This Q Acoustics M3 soundbar deal is nearly half price By Dan Grabham

Q Acoustics has announced some excellent deals on its M3 soundbar and M2 soundbase. The M3 is an excellent soundbar that was previously on sale for £299.... Read more

Ikea x Sonos Symfonisk speaker range to include a sound remote and Tradfri app support
Ikea x Sonos Symfonisk speaker range to include a sound remote and Tradfri app support By Rik Henderson

Ikea's smart speakers will be joined by a Symfonisk Sound Remote when they launch in August. Tradfri app support too.... Read more

Updated Wonderboom 2 adds stereo pairing and outdoor listening mode
Updated Wonderboom 2 adds stereo pairing and outdoor listening mode By Chris Hall

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is one of our favourite speakers; it's compact, has performance that belies its size and it's simple - and now there's an... Read more

Vizio enters UK market with a boom, SB362An 2.1 soundbar first to arrive
Vizio enters UK market with a boom, SB362An 2.1 soundbar first to arrive By Rik Henderson

US AV company Vizio is finally entering the UK market, with its first product to come to these shores being a sub-£150 soundbar.... Read more

LG 2019 soundbars: A closer look at the Meridian-tuned Atmos speakers - SL10, SL9, SL8
LG 2019 soundbars: A closer look at the Meridian-tuned Atmos speakers - SL10, SL9, SL8 By Chris Hall

Dolby Atmos is firmly on the agenda as the immersive sound technology becomes more readily available through services like Netflix and Apple TV, and... Read more

Ruark's latest Tempo radio is a collab with Linley (that makes it very expensive)
Ruark's latest Tempo radio is a collab with Linley (that makes it very expensive) By Dan Grabham

British audio firm Ruark has announced a collaboration with furniture designer Linley to produce the Tempo radio. Althogh the devices have quite a stunning... Read more

Pure's StreamR portable speakers have Bluetooth, DAB and one is splashproof
Pure's StreamR portable speakers have Bluetooth, DAB and one is splashproof By Dan Grabham

Pure has debuted StreamR and StreamR Splash, two new portable Bluetooth speakers but with a built-in digital radio. On paper, StreamR should be a great... Read more

Hit the road with Marshall's new Bluetooth speaker duo
Hit the road with Marshall's new Bluetooth speaker duo By Dan Grabham

Marshall has added two new portable speakers to its range of small-format Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speakers.... Read more

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 redesigned and refreshed with Google Assistant and more
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 redesigned and refreshed with Google Assistant and more By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen has announced a new version of its wireless Beoplay A9 speaker, due to hit stores on 14 May.... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins Formation explored: The high-end multiroom system to unseat Sonos
Bowers & Wilkins Formation explored: The high-end multiroom system to unseat Sonos By Chris Hall

The biggest trend in audio recently has been connectivity. Moving on from the notion of having a Hi-Fi system sitting in one room in your house, the modern... Read more

Orbitsound's latest speaker is a £12,000 all-in-one luxury system
Orbitsound's latest speaker is a £12,000 all-in-one luxury system By Maggie Tillman

A British audio company has just announced a new all-in-one speaker system for those of you who have £12,000 to spare.... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins embraces multiroom tech at last with Formation soundbar and speaker system
Bowers & Wilkins embraces multiroom tech at last with Formation soundbar and speaker system By Rik Henderson

After nailing high-quality wireless tech for its headphones, the Bowers & Wilkins Formation system embraces multiroom audio technology for the first time.... Read more

Amazon's Echo Link and Echo Link Amp are now available in the UK
Amazon's Echo Link and Echo Link Amp are now available in the UK By Dan Grabham

Amazon's hi-fi orientated Echo devices are now available to buy in the UK, having previously been available in the US.... Read more

Alexa on Sonos devices can now control Apple Music
Alexa on Sonos devices can now control Apple Music By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos users in the UK and US will now be able to control Apple Music through Alexa when they update to the latest version of the Sonos app.... Read more

Marantz's new Melody X is its smallest hi-fi system yet
Marantz's new Melody X is its smallest hi-fi system yet By Dan Grabham

Marantz’s Melody X is a new one-box hi-fi that’s the company’s smallest yet. It features CD, DAB+ and FM plus streaming via Bluetooth and Apple’s... Read more

Sonos Ikea Symfonisk speakers officially revealed, starting at €99.95
Sonos Ikea Symfonisk speakers officially revealed, starting at €99.95 By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos and Ikea have officially revealed the first speakers within the collaborative Symfonisk range. The first comes in the form of the the Symfonisk Wi-Fi... Read more

Apple HomePod price slashed: Here are the best HomePod deals
Apple HomePod price slashed: Here are the best HomePod deals By Dan Grabham

Apple has dropped the price of its HomePod smart speaker in the US and UK. Here are the best prices around.... Read more

Is Apple Music coming to Chromecast and Google Home?
Is Apple Music coming to Chromecast and Google Home? By Dan Grabham

Is Apple Music about to come to Chromecast and Google Home? Some digging of code by 9to5Google suggests that might well be the case. Apple Music is already... Read more

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