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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

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

Pocket-lint Podcast episode 3 out now! Qualcomm boss exclusively talks 5G, Huawei's troubles, and more
Pocket-lint Podcast episode 3 out now! Qualcomm boss exclusively talks 5G, Huawei's troubles, and more By Rik Henderson

Huawei's problems, Qualcomm's excitement for 5G, and games consoles reviewed. Hear it all in the Pocket-lint Podcast episode 3. 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

Hey Google, Sonos now supports your Assistant
Hey Google, Sonos now supports your Assistant By Britta O'Boyle

Google Assistant has finally started to arrive on Sonos, making the company the first to offer support for multiple voice assistants in the same sound... 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. You can see our best HomePod prices in the table below - updated live. In the... 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

Got your Samsung QLED TV? Samsung has some special soundbars for you
Got your Samsung QLED TV? Samsung has some special soundbars for you By Dan Grabham

Two new Q Series soundbars feature Samsung Acoustic Beam technology.... Read more

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

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

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

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