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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 will allow anyone who owns a Sonos speaker to tune it specifically to the room it is in. In a similar way to how someone might tune a professional hi-fi system, Sonos essentially brought this technology to the... Read more

How to control Sonos through Spotify

How to control Sonos through Spotify

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has released the over-the-air software update that allows users to play music directly from the Spotify app, rather than just through the Sonos app.Until now, Sonos users were required to sign into their Spotify Premium account via the Sonos app... Read more

Now all Sonos users can now control their systems from Spotify

Now all Sonos users can now control their systems from Spotify

By Rik Henderson

Sonos and Spotify have long been associated with each other, but the relationship has become even closer as you now control your connected music system from the Spotify app.Initially available on select devices and as part of the Sonos Public Beta 7.0,... Read more

New Amazon Echo with a screen and better speakers might arrive in 2017

New Amazon Echo with a screen and better speakers might arrive in 2017

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has big plans for Echo.According to Bloomberg, the online retailer is planning a major update to its line of voice-activated speakers. It is developing a premium speaker with a 7-inch screen. Amazon’s original Echo speaker is a cylindrical device... Read more

Grab a Sonos Play:1 for £139 from Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Grab a Sonos Play:1 for £139 from Black Friday to Cyber Monday

By Max Langridge

The Sonos Play:1 is the entry point to Sonos' range of multi-room wireless speakers. It may be small in size but the sound it can deliver will likely take you by surprise upon first listen. Buy a Sonos Play:1 for £139 It's a versatile speaker too and... Read more

Samsung HW-K950 Dolby Atmos soundbar review: Genuinely immersive audio
4.5 stars

Samsung HW-K950 Dolby Atmos soundbar review: Genuinely immersive audio

By Chris Hall

Sound is a bigger part of your home entertainment setup than you might initially give it credit. Well, you know that, because you're interested in a Dolby Atmos soundbar, a way of bringing the latest in cinema surround sound excitement into your home... Read more

New Bang & Olufsen Cool Modern Collection is bold as brass, see the stunning new look here

New Bang & Olufsen Cool Modern Collection is bold as brass, see the stunning new look here

By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen has announced a new design theme for its entire high-end range of products, based on the Art Deco movement of the 1920s.Its Cool Modern Collection adds a touch of brass-toned class to its range, with speakers, its latest TV and music systems... Read more

Samsung acquires Harman for $8 billion

Samsung acquires Harman for $8 billion

By Max Langridge

Samsung has confirmed it has bought Harman International Industries for $8 billion in cash, at a value of $112 per share. Samsung says it's bought Harman to give it a "significant presence in the large and rapidly growing market for connected technologies,... Read more

Electric Jukebox launches, bringing millions of songs to your TV

Electric Jukebox launches, bringing millions of songs to your TV

By Max Langridge

 Electric Jukebox is the latest music streaming player to hit the UK. It's backed by celebrities including Robbie Williams, Stephen Fry, Sheryl Crow and Alesha Dixon and aims to add nearly 30 million songs to your TV. Which is the best music streaming... Read more

B&O Play A2 Active is the A2 on steroids

B&O Play A2 Active is the A2 on steroids

By Max Langridge

B&O Play has just unveiled the BeoPlay A2 Active wireless speaker, a new, more rugged version of the premium A2. The new model has undergone more cosmetic changes than anything else but can now defend against dust, as well as the occasional splash of... Read more

Denon Heos HS2 review: A true Sonos competitor
5.0 stars

Denon Heos HS2 review: A true Sonos competitor

By Chris Haslam

We had no problems recommending the original Denon Heos multi-room speaker range, but a couple of minor gripes stopped it from true five-star performance. The follow-up, rebooted Heos HS2 range goes all out, offering hi-res streaming support and Bluetooth... Read more

Denon Heos gets Alexa integration; bark commands at your speakers or soundbar

Denon Heos gets Alexa integration; bark commands at your speakers or soundbar

By Max Langridge

Denon has just announced it's struck up an agreement with Amazon that will see its Alexa voice-enabled assistant integrated to all Heos-enabled products by Q1 2017. It means Heos owners will be able to control their music systems using just their voice,... Read more

Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar leads trio of new audio systems into wireless era

Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar leads trio of new audio systems into wireless era

By Rik Henderson

Bose is banking on Wi-Fi for its three new home cinema options, with the SoundTouch 300 soundbar leading the way.It has a small form factor, less than a metre long and just 57mm high, yet packs in a lot of speaker tech. There is the company's proprietary... Read more

Dali Katch review: Audio artistry meets 'tache-twiddling design
4.0 stars

Dali Katch review: Audio artistry meets 'tache-twiddling design

By Mike Lowe

The word Dali will probably see your mind either wander to the 'tache-twiddling famed Spanish artist, or to a certain Danish audio manufacturer known for its great quality speakers. The Dali Katch isn't necessarily a piece of art to be hung in a gallery,... Read more

Naim Mu-so gets Bentley special edition treatment… without the Bentley price tag

Naim Mu-so gets Bentley special edition treatment… without the Bentley price tag

By Mike Lowe

We've long been fans of the Naim Mu-so and its smaller Mu-so Qb sibling. Now, in collaboration with Bentley's design team, the two all-in-one speaker models have got the top-end car maker's special design treatment. Talk about British design tour de force.Nope,... Read more

Devialet Gold Phantom review: Pure gold from this space-age Wi-Fi speaker
4.5 stars

Devialet Gold Phantom review: Pure gold from this space-age Wi-Fi speaker

By Mike Lowe

Gaming fans might think the Devialet Phantom looks like a real-life replica of Ghost from smash-hit title Destiny, but audiophiles will know the high-end French manufacturer doesn't speak in vocoded Peter Dinklage, but instead top-end, crystal clear audio.... Read more

Naim's redesigned Uniti range is sophisticated and sexy

Naim's redesigned Uniti range is sophisticated and sexy

By Max Langridge

Naim is an audio brand that's targeted at the high-end audiophiles out there. The products are expensive, but they reward customers with incredible build quality and sound. Naim has just announced its redesigned the Uniti all-in-one systems range, and... Read more

Porsche Design's first audio products have been made with KEF

Porsche Design's first audio products have been made with KEF

By Max Langridge

Porsche Design, Porsche's premium-lifestyle arm, has turned to KEF to help it release it's first range of hi-fi audio products, not including the €2900 911 soundbar. The new products are the Gravity One; a wireless Bluetooth speaker; Space One, a pair... Read more

Beyerdynamic DT 770 review: Ohm, ohm on the road
4.0 stars

Beyerdynamic DT 770 review: Ohm, ohm on the road

By Mike Lowe

Not all headphones are made equal. There are a lot of choices on the market to suit different tastes - whether you want banging bass, noise-cancellation for travelling, or something more neutral like the Beyerdynamic DT 770.These comfortable over-ear... Read more

JBL Reflect Aware review: Lightning earphones for sporty iPhone 7 users
4.0 stars

JBL Reflect Aware review: Lightning earphones for sporty iPhone 7 users

By Cam Bunton

With Apple having famously ditched the 3.5mm jack in the iPhone 7, we're just on the cusp of audio companies rushing to flood the market. Among this first wave is JBL, with one of the first pairs of Lightning-equipped wired in-ear headphones.They cost... Read more

UE Boom goes multi-room with PartyUp feature

UE Boom goes multi-room with PartyUp feature

By Max Langridge

Ultimate Ears' range of Bluetooth speakers have always performed well, but the one thing we've always wanted to see from the Boom, Boom 2 and Megaboom is multiroom functionality. It seems UE has listened to our prayers and released a new PartyUp feature... Read more

Cambridge Audio reveals Yoyo range of Bluetooth speakers

Cambridge Audio reveals Yoyo range of Bluetooth speakers

By Max Langridge

British audio brand Cambridge Audio has taken the wraps off three Bluetooth speakers as part of a new Yoyo range. The speakers comprise the Yoyo S, Yoyo M and Yoyo L. Cambridge Audio says the Yoyo range has been produced to make Bluetooth speakers look... Read more

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

By Rik Henderson

When we last met AC Worldwide, we saw a couple of superb, Star Wars-licensed Bluetooth speakers in the shape of a Stormtrooper helmet and C-3PO's head respectively. We were also told at the time that they would soon be joined by Darth Vader and Master... Read more

You can now pick up Sonos speakers from an Apple Store

You can now pick up Sonos speakers from an Apple Store

By Max Langridge

When you think music you more often than not think of the iPod and Apple, and when you think of multi-room you think Sonos. They’re two brands that dominate their market. And now they’ve formed a tight bond, as Sonos has announced its speakers are... Read more

B&O adds multi-room support to its Google Cast speakers

B&O adds multi-room support to its Google Cast speakers

By Max Langridge

High-end speaker manufacturer Bang & olufsen added Google Cast support to its networked speakers earlier this year in June. Now the company has confirmed owners will be able to set up multi-room music systems using the streaming technology.Until now,... Read more

B&O BeoSound 1 and 2 speakers look to Daleks for inspiration

B&O BeoSound 1 and 2 speakers look to Daleks for inspiration

By Stuart Miles

Bang & Olufsen has announced two new speaker systems at at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany this week, bringing with them a striking cone design for those wanting something more than just a box.The aluminium cone design means that the two speakers... Read more

Sonos now controllable via Spotify app, Amazon voice control coming 2017

Sonos now controllable via Spotify app, Amazon voice control coming 2017

By Stuart Miles

Sonos, the wireless multi-room speaker system, has confirmed that it will soon allow users to have full control of their system via the desktop and mobile Spotify app. It also announced it would be adding voice support via Amazon's Alexa powered products,... Read more

LG has the cutest Bluetooth speaker that looks like a candle with built-in mood lighting

LG has the cutest Bluetooth speaker that looks like a candle with built-in mood lighting

By Chris Hall

LG has announced a new collection of Bluetooth speakers all offering quirky refreshing design, a little different to your average silver or black Bluetooth box. Of the collection, the dramatically named PH3 is the most interesting, with a design like... Read more

Pizza Hut in UK made a playable DJ pizza box and will give them out

Pizza Hut in UK made a playable DJ pizza box and will give them out

By Elyse Betters

Pizza Hut's latest marketing gimmick in the UK is pretty awesome - and techy.The pizza chain has introduced the "world's first playable DJ pizza box". It's a real-life cardboard pizza box that turns into a touch-sensitive deck, complete with a mixer and... Read more

B&O BeoPlay A1 by Bang & Olufsen review: Bluetooth speaker bliss
5.0 stars

B&O BeoPlay A1 by Bang & Olufsen review: Bluetooth speaker bliss

By Mike Lowe

It's not often a Bluetooth speaker has its designer's name tucked away within its specification. But then the BeoPlay A1, by Bang & Olufsen, is no ordinary Bluetooth speaker; it's exemplary for the kind of sound quality that can be achieved at this small... Read more

Sonos public beta 6.4 update adds new features: Here's what they are and how to get them

Sonos public beta 6.4 update adds new features: Here's what they are and how to get them

By Rik Henderson

Sonos is rolling out a new public beta software update today, which adds plenty of new features to the apps.Music playback has been simplified, via your queue or from individual tracks and albums. There are also some new playlist functions.So here's what's... Read more

Harman Kardon Go + Play review: Post-retro design, powerful audio
4.0 stars

Harman Kardon Go + Play review: Post-retro design, powerful audio

By Andrew Williams

Can a wireless speaker already be retro? Weirdly enough, that's what the Harman Kardon Go + Play feels like. There's something refreshing about how out-of-step it is.As a large wireless speaker it totally ignores the trend for every speaker larger than... Read more

Plex now lets you play music on any Sonos device from the Sonos app

Plex now lets you play music on any Sonos device from the Sonos app

By Elyse Betters

Media streaming server Plex on Wednesday announced support for Sonos.This integration basically allows Sonos customers to access their Plex libraries from the Sonos app in order to stream media to their Sonos speaker setups. And anyone with a Plex Pass... Read more

Zemi Aria speaker review: Majors and minors
4.0 stars

Zemi Aria speaker review: Majors and minors

By Mike Lowe

When we meet Francesco Pellisari, the designer of the Zemi Aria speaker, he's a mixture of eccentric Italian and yet quiet in that seemingly genius-like manner. Does his latest speaker exhibit the same qualities as its designer?We're drawn to the Zemi... Read more

Cambridge Audio SE1 earphones give you Beryllium drivers for under £100, profits go to charity

Cambridge Audio SE1 earphones give you Beryllium drivers for under £100, profits go to charity

By Rik Henderson

Cambridge Audio is soon to unleash earphones with Beryllium drivers for under £100. That sort of technology often costs north of £150.What's more, all profits from sales of the Cambridge Audio SE1 headphones will be given to a youth music charity.We... Read more

How to make the B&W Zeppelin Wireless even more sexy, produce it in white

How to make the B&W Zeppelin Wireless even more sexy, produce it in white

By Rik Henderson

When the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless arrived at the tail end of last year it blew us away. It was (and still is) a glorious refresh of the speaker that defined the high-end iPod dock category and there are few rivals that can match its audio... Read more

Always wanted a Bose speaker? Now you can get your kids to build one

Always wanted a Bose speaker? Now you can get your kids to build one

By Chris Hall

Bose is looking to demystify the world of audio with BoseBuild, a build-it-yourself category of products that will let kids discover what goes into a speaker and figure out how it all works.The BoseBuild kit is all about exploration, providing all the... Read more

Be warned: Game of Thrones spoiler site is pure evil, will text you spoilers

Be warned: Game of Thrones spoiler site is pure evil, will text you spoilers

By Luke Edwards

The face of pure evil has revealed itself and there's not a tail or set of horns in site. It's a website that texts spoilers for Game of Thrones to a chosen victim.The horribly thought up Spoiled.io website specialises in ruining Game of Thrones. All... Read more

Bang & Olufsen embraces Google Cast, you can now Cast music to your B&O systems

Bang & Olufsen embraces Google Cast, you can now Cast music to your B&O systems

By Rik Henderson

Over the years, high-end audio brand Bang & Olufsen has been making strides to standardise its systems, with many of them now able to stream music through Apple Airplay, DLNA, Bluetooth and its own Beolink Multiroom technology.Now you can add Google Cast... Read more

Cyrus Audio will start selling its One compact amplifier this summer for £699

Cyrus Audio will start selling its One compact amplifier this summer for £699

By Elyse Betters

UK-based Cyrus Audio has introduced a compact amplifier that's affordable.The high-end stereo system maker is describing its new Cyrus One amplifier as a provider of "high quality audio" but at an tolerable price point. It is a 100-watt-per-channel amp... Read more

Denon adds Hi-Res to HEOS, confirms wider system expansion

Denon adds Hi-Res to HEOS, confirms wider system expansion

By Britta O'Boyle

Denon announced a major upgrade to its HEOS multi-room speaker range in the form of the HEOS HS2 a couple of months ago and the new range is now available to buy.The HEOS HS2 range carries the same design as the original HEOS HS1 system and the two ranges... Read more

Turtle Beach HyperSound Glass speakers direct sound so only you can hear the awesome

Turtle Beach HyperSound Glass speakers direct sound so only you can hear the awesome

By Luke Edwards

Turtle Beach has created a set of glass speakers aptly named HyperSound Glass that use ultrasonic audio to deliver sound directly, without filling the room. That means you can only hear them loud if you're sat directly in front of them - ideal for gamers.The... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins goes gold with Burberry T7 Bluetooth speaker

Bowers & Wilkins goes gold with Burberry T7 Bluetooth speaker

By Luke Edwards

Bowers & Wilkins has announced a partnership with Burberry to create the T7 Gold Edition compact Bluetooth speaker.The Bowers & Wilkins T7 is already an established Bluetooth speaker that, it says, is its most portable design to date. That connectivity... Read more

ACW Star Wars Bluetooth speakers preview: Joined soon by Vader and Master Chief

ACW Star Wars Bluetooth speakers preview: Joined soon by Vader and Master Chief

By Rik Henderson

There have been a few Star Wars themed speakers over the years but few quite as visually impressive as the first duo of Bluetooth loudspeakers from British audio firm AC Worldwide.It revealed to Pocket-lint that it will be releasing additional models... Read more

Now Apple is thought to be making an Amazon Echo-like speaker with Siri

Now Apple is thought to be making an Amazon Echo-like speaker with Siri

By Elyse Betters

Amazon Echo has been doing so well that not only Google wants to copy it but now Apple as well.Amazon recently admitted that it's having trouble keeping Echo in stock due to high demand. It also launched two additional versions of the Bluetooth-enabled... Read more

Ultimate Ears UE Roll 2: Rock 'n' roll reprisal

Ultimate Ears UE Roll 2: Rock 'n' roll reprisal

By Mike Lowe

The UE Roll, the discus-shaped rugged Bluetooth speaker, is back for round two.The UE Roll 2 takes the same dinky shape as the original waterproof speaker, but crams in 15 per cent more sound and better wireless range to 100-feet, according to the company.... Read more

Roberts Radio S2 review: Singling out Sonos?
4.0 stars

Roberts Radio S2 review: Singling out Sonos?

By Andrew Williams

The Roberts Radio S2 - which is part of a whole new series of R-Line multi-room speakers - is one of the first products from everyone's favourite DAB radio maker. Alongside Pure Digital, anyway.At £279 the S2 is a good deal more affordable than the Sonos... Read more

Donald Trump has never sounded this good... because he’s been made into an actual speaker

Donald Trump has never sounded this good... because he’s been made into an actual speaker

By Mike Lowe

Ever wanted to hear Donald Trump say something sensible? Or maybe just sing a bit of Adele? Well perhaps now you can, for the American political candidate - well known for his controversial speeches and slurs - has been made into an actual speaker. Ok,... Read more