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Bang & Olufsen BeoLink Multiroom turns B&O products into a super sound system

Bang & Olufsen BeoLink Multiroom turns B&O products into a super sound system

By Luke Edwards

Bang & Olufsen has announced its new BeoLink Multiroom offering which aims to connect its products, for music that follows a user round the home.The idea behind the BeoLink Multiroom is to turn older B&O products into a modern audio solution akin to Sonos'... Read more

5 fun facts about Ultimate Ears UE Roll: Not all Bluetooth speakers are created equal

5 fun facts about Ultimate Ears UE Roll: Not all Bluetooth speakers are created equal

By Mike Lowe

Sometimes we get invited to visit companies at their headquarters to explore what goes on behind the scenes - from product design and development, to future concepts and manufacturing. In mid June, off the back of the UE Roll Bluetooth speaker announcement,... Read more

Ultimate Ears UE Roll review: Rock 'n' roll
4.0 stars

Ultimate Ears UE Roll review: Rock 'n' roll

By Mike Lowe

We've been suitably impressed by Ultimate Ears' range of Bluetooth speakers, from the UE Boom to UE Megaboom. The company's latest, the UE Roll, is a mini-discus-shaped portable speaker with typically colourful Ultimate Ears style, but with the addition... Read more

You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music

You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music

By Elyse Betters

Get ready to fire up your Sonos speakers, because the company behind them has just announced a new partnership that adds yet another way for you to stream tunes, custom radio stations, and playlists.Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the Xbox Music... Read more

Fugoo review: A Bluetooth speaker delicacy available in three distinct flavours
4.0 stars

Fugoo review: A Bluetooth speaker delicacy available in three distinct flavours

By Stuart Miles

Standing out in the overcrowded Bluetooth speaker market is tough. But it's being not only tough but also adaptable, as is the case of the Fugoo speaker, which marks its point of difference. Three jacket options - Style, Sport and Tough - are available,... Read more

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

By Stuart Miles

Sonos has created a limited edition Play:1 speaker for those that want an even more refined experience.Although the physical design doesn’t change, the Play:1 Tone, as is it to be known, features a soft touch coating that makes you want to keep stroking... Read more

Samsung Wireless Audio 360: R6 and R7 speakers shake up multi-room (hands-on)

Samsung Wireless Audio 360: R6 and R7 speakers shake up multi-room (hands-on)

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced the availability of its Wireless Audio 360 speakers at an event in London, following their original launch at CES 2015. There are two speakers in the range – the R6 and the R7 – both of which have a very distinct design and some... Read more

LG Music Flow review: A multiroom Jekyll and Hyde
3.5 stars

LG Music Flow review: A multiroom Jekyll and Hyde

By Chris Hall

LG entered the multiroom music arena not with an exploratory dip of the toe, but with an explosion: a fully-featured line-up of audio products, designed to cater for just about any situation. In its sights is Sonos, the system that has not only set the... Read more

UE Roll: The go anywhere circular speaker

UE Roll: The go anywhere circular speaker

By Stuart Miles

Speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and that's even more the case with the latest Bluetooth speaker from Ultimate Ears: The UE Roll, which is shaped like a biscuit. The new speaker from Ultimate Ears features 360-degree sound, six colourful designs,... Read more

Ruark Audio R1 Mk3 review: Rockin' radio
4.5 stars

Ruark Audio R1 Mk3 review: Rockin' radio

By Mike Lowe

We've wanted to pop a small DAB radio in our newly built kitchen in order to catch some BBC Radio 6 and treat the ears to new tunes while cooking for some time.During said kitchen's construction, however, we've been treated to the delights of what we... Read more

Denon adds HomeCinema soundbar and subwoofer to HEOS wireless multi-room system

Denon adds HomeCinema soundbar and subwoofer to HEOS wireless multi-room system

By Britta O'Boyle

Denon has expanded its HEOS wireless multi-room system with a HomeCinema wireless soundbar and subwoofer, expected to be available in July.The HEOS HomeCinema has been introduced to upgrade the sound of any flat TV, while also working as a speaker for... Read more

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to fire risk: Here's how to get your refund

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to fire risk: Here's how to get your refund

By Elyse Betters

Apple confirmed almost exactly a year ago that it acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics. Now, the Cupertino-based company is announcing something else Beats-related: a "voluntary recall" of Beats Pill XL speakers.It appears as though the battery... Read more

Pure Pop by Mini Moderns hands-on: Very British Bluetooth digital radios for all tastes

Pure Pop by Mini Moderns hands-on: Very British Bluetooth digital radios for all tastes

By Rik Henderson

Pure has revealed a new collaboration with London design studio Mini Moderns that has resulted in one of its most striking collection of DAB radios yet.The special edition Pop Maxi and Pop Midi radios have been co-designed by Mini Moderns, using the... Read more

Angle your Sonos Play:1 speaker for better sound with the Flexson Desk Stand

Angle your Sonos Play:1 speaker for better sound with the Flexson Desk Stand

By Rik Henderson

Flexson, the company that specialise in Sonos accessories, has announced a Play:1 stand that angles the speaker to fire audio slightly upwards and therefore at a better height for your ears. That means you can place it at any level, even low down.The... Read more

Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?
3.5 stars

Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?

By Stuart Miles

There are so many Bluetooth speakers on the market that picking the best one can be a tough decision. Price, sound quality, portability - they all matter. Monster's approach with the SuperStar Backfloat is to add a two distinct selling points into the... Read more

Sonos makes it easier and cheaper to get connected music in your home with a 2 Room Starter Set

Sonos makes it easier and cheaper to get connected music in your home with a 2 Room Starter Set

By Rik Henderson

Although it faces competition from numerous rivals, including Samsung and LG, the Sonos wireless music system is perhaps the best known in the field. That's undoubtedly because it was one of the first systems on the market, that uses your home network... Read more

Sony Multi-room Audio: Hi-Res music but it will cost you (hands-on)

Sony Multi-room Audio: Hi-Res music but it will cost you (hands-on)

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced a move into the multi-room audio at CES 2015 at the beginning of the year but the products haven't been made available until now.The multi-room line-up includes everything from wireless speakers and sound bars to TV base speakers, AV receivers... Read more

Denon adds to Heos wireless range with Heos 1 speaker and more

Denon adds to Heos wireless range with Heos 1 speaker and more

By Elyse Betters

Denon has announced new speaker that'll expand its Heos wireless range.Called the Heos 1, it's considered the first product in the range intended for both indoor and outdoor use. Denon is also announcing something called the HEOS 1 Go Pack, which will... Read more

LG Music Flow range expands, adds portable options, Blu-ray players

LG Music Flow range expands, adds portable options, Blu-ray players

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has announced a few updates to its Music Flow multiroom speaker system, including the addition of Blu-ray players, meaning native CD support.Four smart Blu-ray players have been added to the Music Flow range, including the BP550, BP450, BP350 and BP255... Read more

This portable music player really does cost the same as a Porsche 944

This portable music player really does cost the same as a Porsche 944

By Rik Henderson

Astell&Kern has craved a niche for itself as making portable music players that are at the very top of the chain in terms of performance and build quality. They are also at the very top of the price range too, with a special stainless steel version of... Read more

LG Music Flow wireless speakers now support Google Cast streaming

LG Music Flow wireless speakers now support Google Cast streaming

By Elyse Betters

A few months ago Google said it wanted to turn its Google Cast platform into an audio streaming standard, and now LG is throwing support behind that decision with its Music Flow speakers.There are seven speakers in the Music Flow lineup, with prices... Read more

Devialet Silver Phantom review: Futuristic funk from this French Fancy will make your ears dance with delight

Devialet Silver Phantom review: Futuristic funk from this French Fancy will make your ears dance with delight

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.We'll... Read more

Harman is buying Bang & Olufsen's car audio unit for £106M

Harman is buying Bang & Olufsen's car audio unit for £106M

By Elyse Betters

Harman is gobbling up one of Bang & Olufsen's main businesses.The audio and electronic systems company has announced it will buy the Bang & Olufsen automotive unit for about €145 million (converts to £106 million). Bang & Olufsen, which is known for... Read more

Sonos offers high res streaming through Tidal as Jay Z's music service comes out of beta

Sonos offers high res streaming through Tidal as Jay Z's music service comes out of beta

By Luke Edwards

Now that Tidal is emerging from its beta status, Sonos has cemented its partnership with the music-streaming service.Sonos owners are officially able to stream high-quality music over the Tidal service, which was recently bought by one of Jay Z's company... Read more

Bang & Olufsen teams up with HP to take on Apple and Beats

Bang & Olufsen teams up with HP to take on Apple and Beats

By Luke Edwards

Bang & Olufsen and HP have announced a partnership that will see the high end audio manufacturer and PC maker team-up to take on the Apple and Beats group.HP laptops used to have Beats branding and tuning until Beats moved to Apple.So what does this partnership... Read more

Deezer Elite now delivers FLAC audio streaming to Sonos users

Deezer Elite now delivers FLAC audio streaming to Sonos users

By Luke Edwards

Deezer has today released its Elite service of high quality music streaming for Sonos customers.The Deezer Elite service first launched in the US, before becoming available to Sonos owners in the UK last month has added a lossless FLAC music streaming... Read more

The Vamp review: Raising old speakers from the dead
4.0 stars

The Vamp review: Raising old speakers from the dead

By Mike Lowe

Got an old speaker knocking around? The Vamp can easily turn it into a Bluetooth speaker to receive wireless audio from phone, laptop or other Bluetooth devices.The audio equivalent of a vampire bat - “re-vamp” is the official name inspiration, but... Read more

X-mini Clear Bluetooth speaker review: Sound that pops
4.0 stars

X-mini Clear Bluetooth speaker review: Sound that pops

By Chris Hall

When it comes to Bluetooth speakers there's real variety available, making that choice all the more difficult. There's waterproof, waterbottle-shaped, portable, high-end, affordable, big brand and no name.As a company X-mini is best known for an innovative... Read more

JBL Reflect Response earbuds have gesture control so you can wave in the air like you just don’t care

JBL Reflect Response earbuds have gesture control so you can wave in the air like you just don’t care

By Rik Henderson

JBL has unveiled what it claims to be the "world's first gesture control smart headphones". The JBL Reflect Response earbuds come with motion sensing technology, so can recognise waves of a hand in order to change tracks or answer calls without needing... Read more

Ultimate Ears UE Megaboom review: Boom and bass
5.0 stars

Ultimate Ears UE Megaboom review: Boom and bass

By Mike Lowe

When we reviewed the original UE Boom, we thought it was the best portable Bluetooth audio speaker since sliced bread. But for when you want a thicker slice, with a greater dollop of bass spread, there's the UE Megaboom.Bigger scale, bigger sound, but... Read more

Deezer Elite now available in UK, CD quality streaming through your Sonos

Deezer Elite now available in UK, CD quality streaming through your Sonos

By Luke Edwards

Deezer has announced that its Deezer Elite high-quality streaming service will now be available for use through Sonos stereo systems.Sonos already offers Deezer's conventional service and will soon add higher quality audio access through a Deezer Elite... Read more

Onkyo Music to be your one-stop shop for high res music

Onkyo Music to be your one-stop shop for high res music

By Rik Henderson

AV brand Onkyo has expanded its existing e-onkyo music service outside of its native Japan to offer high resolution music for download in the UK, US and Germany too.The company has partnered with digital music specialist 7Digital for the new Onkyo Music... Read more

Sonos only made 4,000 of these fancy Sonos Play:1 Blue speakers

Sonos only made 4,000 of these fancy Sonos Play:1 Blue speakers

By Elyse Betters

Sonos has unveiled new special edition speaker in collaboration with the respected Blue Note Records label.Called Sonos Play:1 Blue Note Limited Edition, it's described as the company's "first ever limited edition" speaker, and it is meant to celebrate... Read more

Dali Kubik One review: One serious soundbar
4.5 stars

Dali Kubik One review: One serious soundbar

By Mike Lowe

The Dali Kubik One is a statement soundbar if we ever saw one; the pillar box red model in particular being as eye-catching as it is ear-catching.Surprisingly the Danish manufacturer, synonymous with quality standalone audio products, hasn't ventured... Read more

Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones review: Premium performance
4.0 stars

Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones review: Premium performance

By Chris Hall

Although Bluetooth isn't a new technology, there has been a renewed interest in Bluetooth devices of late, with a push towards quality that's seeing some of the more established audio brands producing a wider range of wireless audio devices than ever... Read more

LG P7 Music Flow Bluetooth speaker hands-on: Colour, quality and portability

LG P7 Music Flow Bluetooth speaker hands-on: Colour, quality and portability

By Britta O'Boyle

LG has shown off a new Bluetooth speaker called the P7 at its InnoFest 2015 conference in Portugal, adding to its Music Flow range of speakers.A very similar Music Flow portable Wi-Fi speaker was announced just before CES 2015, known as the H4, but... Read more

Music sounds better with... sound engineer Aden Gregory

Music sounds better with... sound engineer Aden Gregory

By Rik Henderson

Aden Gregory has been a professional sound engineer for many years, working on plenty of projects in the process, including Later... with Jools Holland for the BBC since 1992. He's therefore heard a lot of music of dramatically varying styles over the... Read more

Music sounds better with... Prog magazine's Jerry Ewing

Music sounds better with... Prog magazine's Jerry Ewing

By Rik Henderson

A welcome return for our regular series of bite-sized music interviews puts the editor of Prog magazine Jerry Ewing in the hot seat. We find out his musical tastes and heroes to give you some tips of what to cue on your home or portable system, gleaned from... Read more

Denon Envaya Mini review: Massive sound from mini Bluetooth speaker
5.0 stars

Denon Envaya Mini review: Massive sound from mini Bluetooth speaker

By Mike Lowe

Portable Bluetooth speakers have been appearing in their droves over the last few years, at a range of different price points, from manufacturers both known and new, making the qualm of which to buy all the more trying.Denon may have just solved that... Read more

Libratone Diva soundbar review: Woolly mammoth
4.5 stars

Libratone Diva soundbar review: Woolly mammoth

By Mike Lowe

Lots of great things come out of Denmark. Lego, red cattle, famous chefs, and now wool-covered Bluetooth soundbars. That last one is exactly what Diva, the all-in-one speaker system with a woollen jacket by Danish audio manufacturer Libratone, is all... Read more

Iron Maiden and Onkyo join forces for new audio venture, Maiden Audio

Iron Maiden and Onkyo join forces for new audio venture, Maiden Audio

By Rik Henderson

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden and Onkyo have joined forces for a new venture called Maiden Audio. What that will produce is currently underwraps for now it seems, but the possibilities are exciting enough for fans.As part of the launch campaign,... Read more

Braven Balance Bluetooth speaker will fill the gym with heart-pumping bass as you workout

Braven Balance Bluetooth speaker will fill the gym with heart-pumping bass as you workout

By Elyse Betters

Braven has a new Bluetooth speaker. It's called Braven Balance.The manufacturer is at CES 2015, showing off its newest product ideal for people with an active lifestyle. Braven Balance features a low profile, ultra-thin desgn, and proprietary bass optimisation... Read more

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Moment wireless music system is fronted by touch-sensitive wood interface

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Moment wireless music system is fronted by touch-sensitive wood interface

By Mike Lowe

Bang & Olufsen, the high-end audio manufacturer, isn't a company to do things by half measures. Using the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 as its platform, the Danish company has unveiled its latest wireless music system: the BeoSound Moment.Described as... Read more

Philips Spotify Multiroom Adapter will let you turn your existing speakers into Spotify Connect speakers

Philips Spotify Multiroom Adapter will let you turn your existing speakers into Spotify Connect speakers

By Chris Hall

Philips announced its dedicated Spotify Connect speakers at the beginning of December 2014, but there's a new addition to the set, the Spotify Multiroom Adapter SW100M. The adapter can be connected to existing speakers you have using analog (RCA) or... Read more

Logitech UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker: bigger scale, bigger sound

Logitech UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker: bigger scale, bigger sound

By Stuart Miles

Logitech has launched a bigger version of its popular UE Boom Bluetooth speaker at CES in Las Vegas.Dubbed the UE Megaboom, the giant sized version of the original speaker features the same design as the original model but is now around twice the size.With... Read more