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Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly

Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly

By Elyse Betters

After several months of offering the service as part of a beta test period, Sonos now officially plays Amazon Prime Music content.If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, the updated, full release application now gives you access to the entire collection... Read more

Harman Kardon Go + Play shows there's still interest in quality Bluetooth speakers

Harman Kardon Go + Play shows there's still interest in quality Bluetooth speakers

By Rik Henderson

Harman Kardon has refreshed its high-end portable speaker with a more elegant look, quad drivers and the ability to wirelessly connect up to three devices at a time. That includes iPhone, iPad and Android devices.The latest in the Harman Kardon Go + Play... Read more

B&O Beoplay A1 Bluetooth stylish speaker lasts a whopping 24-hours

B&O Beoplay A1 Bluetooth stylish speaker lasts a whopping 24-hours

By Luke Edwards

B&O Play has gone back to the drawing board to create a small speaker that's portable but doesn't compromise on sound or power, the result is the Beoplay A1.The Beoplay A1 is co-created by designer Cecille Manz meaning it's not only functional but attractive... Read more

The Denon Design Series: Real Hi-Fi for real lifestyles

The Denon Design Series: Real Hi-Fi for real lifestyles

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Denon's Design Series of devices will do everything that a large Hi-Fi system will, fitting into your life as well as your home and giving you a compact system without sacrificing Denon performance.Designed to fit around you, Denon has taken its years... Read more

JBL Reflect Aware C will pipe noise-cancelled music from your USB Type-C port

JBL Reflect Aware C will pipe noise-cancelled music from your USB Type-C port

By Chris Hall

If you're jumping on the bandwagon with the latest devices, you'll have probably have encountered the new USB Type-C format. The new USB connection has appeared on the MacBook, Pixel C tablet, as well as a number of smartphones, like the new HTC 10 and... Read more

Naim Mu-so Qb review: An all-round success
5.0 stars

Naim Mu-so Qb review: An all-round success

By Mike Lowe

When the original Naim Mu-so launched in 2014, it was received with critical acclaim. Although it's a physically large bit of kit, it impressed us so much that it took the Pocket-lint Awards gong for best speaker in 2015.Which sets-up the newer, smaller-scale... Read more

Sonos to get voice control, like Amazon Echo

Sonos to get voice control, like Amazon Echo

By Rik Henderson

Sonos is looking to introduce voice control as a main part of its next-generation music streaming hardware.Citing Amazon's Alexa and Echo speakers, Sonos CEO John MacFarlane applauds products that have already brought voice control to music systems in... Read more

Libratone Zipp review: A sound Scandinavian success
4.5 stars

Libratone Zipp review: A sound Scandinavian success

By Mike Lowe

Libratone is a Scandinavian company and does things a little differently. First, it likes its materials: whether woolly coats or similar, like with its Diva soundbar. Second, its products aren't as outlandishly expensive as most things in Copenhagen.The... Read more

Panasonic ALL Connected speaker system expands, bringing waterproof and network CD player options

Panasonic ALL Connected speaker system expands, bringing waterproof and network CD player options

By Chris Hall

Panasonic's multi-room speaker system is called ALL Connected. There are a wide range of products in the family, spanning everything from soundbars to individual speakers. For 2016, the system has expanded and updated, bringing with it additional options... Read more

Noveto speaker plays so only you can hear, no headphones needed

Noveto speaker plays so only you can hear, no headphones needed

By Luke Edwards

Noveto has shown off its directional speaker system that it wants to change the world by putting an end to headphones.The idea behind the Noveto speaker is to play audio directly into the ears of a single person without anyone else hearing the sound.Why... Read more

Beats Pill+ review: A pricey pill to swallow
3.5 stars

Beats Pill+ review: A pricey pill to swallow

By Mike Lowe

Portable Bluetooth speakers are available in abundance right now. Whether ones made by companies you've heard of, or ones that you haven't, the price and ability of such speakers hugely varies. With Beats now owned by Apple adding a sense of extra kudos... Read more

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last

By Rik Henderson

Apple Music has finally arrived on Sonos in full.From today, the full Apple Music streaming service will be available to all Sonos speaker owners and will provide access to all of the features subscribers expect.That includes the For You, New, Radio (including... Read more

Sonos: What is it and what are the alternatives?

Sonos: What is it and what are the alternatives?

By Rik Henderson

Over the last couple of years, Sonos has really upped its game. Since the company began over a decade ago, it has developed a much more public profile.You might not be aware of what Sonos provides and how it works, but chances are if you are reading this... Read more

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

By Britta O'Boyle

Multi-room audio is one of those buzzwords that's been kicking about for a couple of years. It's a word that ultimately refers to what you might expect - audio in multiple rooms - but don't be fooled into thinking that's all there is to it.The simple... Read more

I'll take Sports for $200: Amazon Echo now lets you play Jeopardy trivia

I'll take Sports for $200: Amazon Echo now lets you play Jeopardy trivia

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Pringle-can-sized speaker is getting cooler by the day, and it's latest update is a prime example. (See what we did there? Heh.)The connected speaker, which features a Siri-like assistant named Alexa, came out last year and has become a huge... Read more

Harman Voyager Dashboard: Is a detachable car stereo speaker the future?

Harman Voyager Dashboard: Is a detachable car stereo speaker the future?

By Joe Simpson

 Harman, the group that owns audio brands like JBL, Infinity, AKG and Mark Levinson, ­­has unveiled a new in-car audio solution here at CES. The Voyager Dashboard consists of a portable speaker unit, which pops into and out of the dashboard top, removing... Read more

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 35 preview: Pentagonal powerhouse

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 35 preview: Pentagonal powerhouse

By Mike Lowe

Danish audio maker Bang & Olufsen is known for its high-end materials and finish in its products. That's something the BeoSound 35 soundbar-esque multi-room music system strives to achieve, but with a somewhat harsher-looking pentagonal form than the... Read more

Feel like a teenager again with the DJ-centric LG Loudr CM9960

Feel like a teenager again with the DJ-centric LG Loudr CM9960

By Rik Henderson

As you travelled around the massive LG stand at CES 2016 there was one area you wouldn't want to have a meeting on. The company had effectively turned it into a club by demonstrating the latest entries in the loud, DJ-centric Loudr series of audio products... Read more

Samsung HW-K950 soundbar gives you wireless Dolby Atmos from the box, we have a listen

Samsung HW-K950 soundbar gives you wireless Dolby Atmos from the box, we have a listen

By Rik Henderson

We've been harking on about Dolby Atmos and extra height channels in a surround sound setup for a while now, but you've really only been able to replicate the more immersive experience at home for yourself if you had a supported AV receiver. Samsung's... Read more

Monster Superstar HotShot: The lightest, most portable Bluetooth speaker around

Monster Superstar HotShot: The lightest, most portable Bluetooth speaker around

By Rik Henderson

Having tried several portable Bluetooth speakers in the past, specifically to give us tunes on the move when at festivals, we can see exactly why there is a market for them. The only issue, especially for those who are travelling light and by foot, is... Read more

Philips Fidelio Soundbar crams Dolby Atmos overhead audio into one unit

Philips Fidelio Soundbar crams Dolby Atmos overhead audio into one unit

By Luke Edwards

Philips has managed to cram the overhead surround sound supremacy of Dolby Atmos into a wire-mess-free soundbar.The Philips Fidelio Soundbar was announced at CES 2016. Samsung also announced a Dolby Atmos soundbar but its unit requires two wireless rear... Read more

Naim Mu-so Qb: Rounded audio meets square design

Naim Mu-so Qb: Rounded audio meets square design

By Mike Lowe

When the Naim Mu-so launched in 2014 it attracted critical acclaim, bagging the Pocket-lint Awards 2015 gong for best speaker. Now the essence of that high-end wireless all-in-one multiroom speaker is available in a smaller, cube-shaped form factor: the... Read more

Sony's hi-res audio range adds new H.ear wireless speakers, headphones - plus a turntable

Sony's hi-res audio range adds new H.ear wireless speakers, headphones - plus a turntable

By Elyse Betters

Sony is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where it has decided to launch new high-resolution audio products, including what it has described as the "world's smallest" hi-res audio wireless speaker.This speaker, called H.ear go, is part of a new H.ear range being... Read more

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has a mission to fill every home with music, as well as to give you the ultimate home music experience.To do this, you not only need to have great speakers, but you also have to have the best possible set-up for them with the best possible objects... Read more

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 1: Win Sonos Play:1 Bundle Starter Set

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 1: Win Sonos Play:1 Bundle Starter Set

By Stuart Miles

Welcome to The Great Christmas Giveaway 2015, giving you the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to Christmas right here on Pocket-lint.We'll be giving away a great piece of kit every single day, with something for everyone, from smartphones... Read more

Sonos will work with Apple Music in beta starting 15 December

Sonos will work with Apple Music in beta starting 15 December

By Elyse Betters

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you'll soon be able to stream songs from it to Sonos' wireless speaker system.Sonos offers access to a number of music services that it has partnered with, including Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Last.fm, 7Digital, Amazon... Read more

How to tune your existing Sonos speaker or Playbar with Trueplay to make it sound better

How to tune your existing Sonos speaker or Playbar with Trueplay to make it sound better

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos offers a software feature called Trueplay that will make your existing speakers sound better. The software is designed to allow users to place their Sonos speakers wherever they like, even a cupboard, and still achieve good sound quality.Trueplay... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: Big, bold and Bluetooth at last
5.0 stars

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: Big, bold and Bluetooth at last

By Rik Henderson

It's been more than four years since Bowers & Wilkins last unleashed a Zeppelin speaker system onto the world - and almost eight since the first one nigh-on created the high-end iPod dock category (remember those?). Now the oval audio behemoth is back... Read more

Ultimate Ears UE Boom 2 review: Booming back for the sequel
4.5 stars

Ultimate Ears UE Boom 2 review: Booming back for the sequel

By Mike Lowe

Ultimate Ears has become more of a household name since its inception by then-Logitech (now just Logi), since releasing a variety of Bluetooth speakers to the market. The first UE Boom, released back in 2013, was one of the best small-scale portable speakers... Read more

Cambridge Audio G5 review: Sleek and smart Bluetooth speaker
4.0 stars

Cambridge Audio G5 review: Sleek and smart Bluetooth speaker

By Andrew Williams

The Cambridge Audio G5 is a mid-size wireless speaker. It'll fit in a rucksack but certainly not a coat pocket, and the £229 price sits in the same middle ground. It's not cheap, but is also not so expensive you'll feel like you need to use the G5 as... Read more

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 review: Portable picnic party
4.0 stars

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 review: Portable picnic party

By Mike Lowe

Bang & Olufsen is well known for making top notch speakers with quirky design features. In the Beloit 15 it's as though B&O has taken the concept of a picnic hamper and crammed a bunch of drivers into it for large scale on-the-go sound.It's not a boombox... Read more

Sonos Play 5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb
5.0 stars

Sonos Play 5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos is far from a new player in the multi-room speaker sector. It's been playing the game and playing it well for the last decade. However, multi-room is a very different market now to when Sonos first appeared - competition has increased significantly... Read more

Ministry of Sound Audio L Plus review: Much more than a Clubber's Guide
4.0 stars

Ministry of Sound Audio L Plus review: Much more than a Clubber's Guide

By Mike Lowe

Who would have thought that Ministry of Sound would be an obvious Sonos multi-room audio competitor? That's exactly where the Audio L Plus is targeting its attention, as the top-of-line product in the MoS Audio range.Forget sweat-dripping-from-the-ceiling... Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 review: Big audio, basic design
4.5 stars

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 review: Big audio, basic design

By Mike Lowe

When the original Creative Sound Blaster Roar landed on our desk last year we were impressed by the big sound from its small scale. Now it's the turn of the more compact, more powerful, yet more expensive sequel: the Roar 2.It's incredible how quickly... Read more

Naim Mu-so review: A sonic sensation
5.0 stars

Naim Mu-so review: A sonic sensation

By Mike Lowe

Hi-fi systems in the traditional sense are a bit of a dying breed. But Naim, a company which makes some incredible (yet eye-wateringly expensive) systems, isn't shying away from the new order.The Naim Mu-so is the company's first all-in-one wireless speaker,... Read more

Bose aims at Sonos with SoundTouch 10 speaker, adds Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to next-gen multi-room speakers

Bose aims at Sonos with SoundTouch 10 speaker, adds Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to next-gen multi-room speakers

By Luke Edwards

Bose has announced a new update to its SoundTouch speaker range and others that will offer multi-room listening and more. It has also unveiled a new, entry-level SoundTouch 10 speaker.The new generation system allows for streaming via single speakers... Read more

Libratone goes multi-room with new Zipp wireless speakers

Libratone goes multi-room with new Zipp wireless speakers

By Luke Edwards

Libratone has unveiled a new line of its Zipp speakers which are designed to support multi-room listening via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.The new system, dubbed SoundSpaces, wants to offer more than traditional multi-room offerings from the likes of Sonos. This... Read more

Future of Sonos: New Play:5 speaker and Trueplay software announced, but what's next?

Future of Sonos: New Play:5 speaker and Trueplay software announced, but what's next?

By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has announced a completely redesigned and refreshed Play:5 multi-room speaker, along with a new software feature called Trueplay that will allow you to custom-tune your existing Sonos speakers.  The new Play:5 presents a new direction for the company... Read more

Sony SRS-X55 Bluetooth speaker review: Serious sound
5.0 stars

Sony SRS-X55 Bluetooth speaker review: Serious sound

By Mike Lowe

It can so often be a gamble when going to buy a Bluetooth speaker such as the Sony SRS-X55. With so many makers in the market - some good, others bad - there's always the question as to whether diminutive size will bring big sound.With the Sony SRS-X55... Read more

UE Boom 2, the ultimate portable Bluetooth speaker sequel arrives

UE Boom 2, the ultimate portable Bluetooth speaker sequel arrives

By Mike Lowe

Just over two years after one of our favourite portable Bluetooth speakers hit the market, the sequel has arrived: the Ultimate Ears UE Boom 2.It's a reworked, revamped version of the original portable - although you might not think so to look at it.... Read more

HiddenHUB speaker delivers 360-degree sound after detecting room layout, your location

HiddenHUB speaker delivers 360-degree sound after detecting room layout, your location

By Elyse Betters

Hidden has unveiled a new, smart, and networked speaker system that can adapt to the shape and layout of any room in order to immerse the entire room with lossless-quality audio. It's called HiddenHub.HiddenHub features a built-in accelerometer so that... Read more

Linn's new Series 5 Hi-Fi systems come cloaked in Harris Tweed

Linn's new Series 5 Hi-Fi systems come cloaked in Harris Tweed

By Elyse Betters

Linn has unveiled two Hi-Fi systems under a new line called Series 5 - and what makes these systems standout from similar audio offers is their unique fabric.Described as a "textile speaker covering," the speaker fabric comes in various designs that consist... Read more

B&O's latest wireless speaker is the curvy BeoPlay A6, and it costs £799

B&O's latest wireless speaker is the curvy BeoPlay A6, and it costs £799

By Elyse Betters

Bang & Olufsen has yet another fancy, wireless speaker to sell you.It's called BeoPlay A6, and it's really cool looking. It's also really expensive. The speaker, which has a curved shape, was designed in collaboration with Danish studio Kvadrat, a manufacturer... Read more

Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced

Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced

By Luke Edwards

Philips has taken the wraps off its latest E6 Fidelio wireless surround cinema speakers at IFA 2015 and announced its Izzy multi-room system.The Fidelio E6 follows on from the E5 system using the same wireless smarts to dot speakers about a room for either... Read more

Is this Sony SRS-LSR100 a wireless speaker or TV remote control?

Is this Sony SRS-LSR100 a wireless speaker or TV remote control?

By Rik Henderson

Here's an oddity. Sony has released a device in Japan that looks like a wireless, portable speaker from one angle, but a remote control for a television from another.And that's because the Sony SRS-LSR100 is actually both. It has a full TV remote control... Read more

Orbitsound A70 Airsound Bar review: Stylish soundbar
4.5 stars

Orbitsound A70 Airsound Bar review: Stylish soundbar

By Mike Lowe

Of all the British brands out there, Orbitsound might not be the first one to pop into your head. But since the London-based company's conception back in 2005 it's forged forward with decent audio products and, in the Orbitsound A70 Airsound Bar, it's... Read more

No, these aren’t milkshakes, they’re LG’s new Bluetooth speakers

No, these aren’t milkshakes, they’re LG’s new Bluetooth speakers

By Rik Henderson

LG is never one to remain tight-lipped on the build up to a major convention and its pre-IFA plans offer no exceptions.It has announced that it will be debuting two new Bluetooth speakers at the show in Berlin at the beginning of September, the Music... Read more

Denon Heos review: Multiroom made easy
4.5 stars

Denon Heos review: Multiroom made easy

By Chris Haslam

Denon has been toying with networked streaming devices for a while – the Airplay-touting Ceol family being the pick of the bunch – but with the Heos system the company has set its sights on the one-box, house-party-loving, multiroom domain currently... Read more