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Monster Shaq Attack: Shaquille O'Neal helps Monster waterproof Bluetooth speaker get afloat

Monster Shaq Attack: Shaquille O'Neal helps Monster waterproof Bluetooth speaker get afloat

By Rik Henderson

Monster has announced a new version of its Superstar portable Bluetooth speaker that can be completely submerged in water. And it garnered the help of Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal to demonstrate the device to a gathered throng of journalists during... Read more

Triby is the phone, speaker and digital post-it heart of the home

Triby is the phone, speaker and digital post-it heart of the home

By Luke Edwards

Invoxia has unveiled its Triby speakerphone-cum-digital noticeboard with a whopping 1-month battery life. We got a close look at CES 2015 in Las Vegas.The Triby is a magnetic speakerphone that can be fixed to anywhere metal, ideally in the kitchen, to... Read more

Levitating Bluetooth speaker Om/One available for pre-order

Levitating Bluetooth speaker Om/One available for pre-order

By Elyse Betters

Just when you thought there were too many Bluetooth speakers on the market, and that they all seem to do the same thing, a new comes along that attempts to break the mould. Well, in this case, defy gravity.The Om/One is a gravity-defying Bluetooth speaker... Read more

High-end audio specialist Astell & Kern unveils Sonos for audiophiles, yours for £9K

High-end audio specialist Astell & Kern unveils Sonos for audiophiles, yours for £9K

By Rik Henderson

Astell & Kern has made a name for itself in treating digital audio files with the utmost respect, producing products that are capable of playing lossless music in the best form possible.That includes the AK120 portable Hi-Fi system that is sort-of an... Read more

Samsung's 360-degree speakers look like they’re invading from Mars

Samsung's 360-degree speakers look like they’re invading from Mars

By Rik Henderson

Like LG, Samsung is seemingly leaving no surprises for CES 2015 - at least, not when it comes to its audio products. It has pre-empted the show with an announcement of the various speakers it plans to have on its stand.The company has expanded its line-up... Read more

LG Music Flow multiroom system expands with new soundbars, portable H4 speaker

LG Music Flow multiroom system expands with new soundbars, portable H4 speaker

By Chris Hall

LG's Music Flow system is one of the recent additions to the world of multiroom speakers, announced in August 2014. We always knew that LG would be expanding the system, and CES 2015 will see the launch of some new components. Adding to the selection... Read more

Dolby Atmos is a must for home cinema fans and here's why the Onkyo TX-NR838 is leading the way

Dolby Atmos is a must for home cinema fans and here's why the Onkyo TX-NR838 is leading the way

By Rik Henderson

Dolby Atmos has made fantastic in-roads into cinemas in the last couple of years, with a flood of movies featuring the more immersive surround sound format having screened already and many more on the way. However, in the home it is a different story.... Read more

Sonos 5.2 update with multi-account support for Android and enhanced Playbar sound available now

Sonos 5.2 update with multi-account support for Android and enhanced Playbar sound available now

By Stuart Miles

Sonos released a new software update for beta users, Sonos 5.2, last month. It is now available for everyone bringing new features as well as improving the performance of the company's Playbar speaker.Available from today for Android users, the biggest... Read more

Music sounds better with... Andy C

Music sounds better with... Andy C

By Mike Lowe

Drum & bass legend Andy C has his roots firmly bedded in the underground music scene as the founder of RAM Records, but the wider public will be hearing a lot more from the man in the coming years.Hot from signing to Atlantic Records, the globe-trotting... Read more

Multiroom Spotify streaming should be easy and affordable with new Philips speakers

Multiroom Spotify streaming should be easy and affordable with new Philips speakers

By Luke Edwards

Spotify users now have affordable multiroom speaker options from Philips allowing them to stream music anywhere.The Philips SW700M and larger SW750M use Spotify Connect to allow users control of Spotify from a mobile using the native Spotify app. The... Read more

Balanced Mode Radiator speaker tech explained: What is it and does it make a difference?

Balanced Mode Radiator speaker tech explained: What is it and does it make a difference?

By Rik Henderson

There are several different types of speaker technology used in modern day systems and set-ups, some having been adopted for many years. However, Balanced Mode Radiator technology (BMR) is a fairly new driver tech that British speaker manufacturer Cambridge... Read more

Music sounds better with... Sigma

Music sounds better with... Sigma

By Rik Henderson

This week's "music sounds better with..." interview, in collaboration with Cambridge Audio, focuses on British drum and bass duo Sigma, who have seen their last two single releases top the UK charts. Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie have only been signed... Read more

Pure Voca review: Boom for your buck
4.0 stars

Pure Voca review: Boom for your buck

By Chris Hall

There has been a lot of action in the Bluetooth speakers market, with a recent drive towards improving performance and offering a better quality of device. There's been a veritable explosion at the top-end, with reputable audio companies embracing wireless... Read more

Music sounds better with... 4Music's Miquita Oliver

Music sounds better with... 4Music's Miquita Oliver

By Rik Henderson

We've talked to plenty of celebrities and industry figureheads over the last few weeks for our "music sounds better with..." series of features, in collaboration with Cambridge Audio, but all of the interviewees have been men up to now. That's just the... Read more

Pure Voca Bluetooth speaker announced with hands-free calling

Pure Voca Bluetooth speaker announced with hands-free calling

By Luke Edwards

Pure's audio engineers have been busy tuning its very own Bluetooth speaker, which was announced today, called Voca.Pure is best known for its digital radios, some of which do feature Bluetooth streaming. The Voca will be purely a Bluetooth speaker for... Read more

Cambridge Audio Go v2 portable speaker review: Bluetooth on a budget
4.0 stars

Cambridge Audio Go v2 portable speaker review: Bluetooth on a budget

By Mike Lowe

The Cambridge Audio Go v2 portable Bluetooth speaker is, as its name suggests, the second version in the series, updating the Go Minx that we thought was a top-class offering when we reviewed it last year.The "saucy" name has been dropped for round two,... Read more

Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)

Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)

By Chris Hall

Arcam has poured its audio expertise into the Solo Bar, which the Cambridge-based company is claiming to be a soundbar fit for audiophiles. It's designed not just to bring audio enhancements to your TV, but to do much of the work that an AV receiver... Read more

Quality of sound and the tech behind it: What to look for when choosing a speaker

Quality of sound and the tech behind it: What to look for when choosing a speaker

By Britta O'Boyle

There are hundreds of speakers available to buy, from complete surround sound systems to the portable Bluetooth numbers you can take to the park, but how do you tell the difference between them? What makes a good speaker sound better than a bad one? And... Read more

Music sounds better with... sound engineer James Orchard-Lisle

Music sounds better with... sound engineer James Orchard-Lisle

By Rik Henderson

In our latest interview with a music industry professional we delve behind the scenes and focus on someone who's job is to make other people sound better. And he's great at his job. Sound engineer James Orchard-Lisle has worked with Eurythmics' Dave Stewart,... Read more

BeoPlay A2 packs wonderful B&O sound into premium Bluetooth speaker

BeoPlay A2 packs wonderful B&O sound into premium Bluetooth speaker

By Chris Hall

The BeoPlay A2 is Bang & Olufsen's first Bluetooth speaker, launched under the B&O Play label. It's looking to force its way into a market that's already packed with plenty of options. We caught up with B&O prior to launch to get our hands on this speaker... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins T7 review: The Bluetooth speaker worth waiting for
5.0 stars

Bowers & Wilkins T7 review: The Bluetooth speaker worth waiting for

By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins must have grown tired of questions about when it would enter the Bluetooth speaker market. After all, it was one of the pioneers of premium iPod and iPhone docks with its Zeppelin range. It even embraced Airplay as a wireless music transmission... Read more

Philips Fidelio E5 review
4.0 stars

Philips Fidelio E5 review

By Luke Edwards

The Philips Fidelio E5 is like the Transformer of home cinema. A solution that works as a compact 2.1 stereo system and can easily convert into a 5.1 surround system for when you want it.Aimed at those short on space, it negates the need for multiple... Read more

Music sounds better with... Alex James

Music sounds better with... Alex James

By Rik Henderson

The latest in our series we're running in collaboration with Cambridge Audio turns its attention on one of Pocket-lint's favourite bassists and one of the pioneers of Britpop, Alex James. We caught up with the Blur guitarist turned foodie as he was... Read more

Cambridge Audio, the great British manufacturer explored

Cambridge Audio, the great British manufacturer explored

By Luke Edwards

Cambridge Audio has been designing and building audio equipment since the sixties. Despite growing in size and popularity it still maintains a lean team who work in-house to create the ultimate sound reproduction. If you've not heard of Cambridge Audio... Read more

Music sounds better with... Cambridge Audio's James Johnson-Flint and Dominic Baker

Music sounds better with... Cambridge Audio's James Johnson-Flint and Dominic Baker

By Rik Henderson

For the second part of our "music sounds better with..." series of interview features, we turn to the team we've partnered with for the run; Cambridge Audio. After finding out what Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford listens to on his audio devices,... Read more

Teducation: We talk to Ted Baker on the launch of the Finisterre DAB radio

Teducation: We talk to Ted Baker on the launch of the Finisterre DAB radio

By Britta O'Boyle

Ted Baker took a leap from the fashion world of beautiful prints and wonderful tailoring into the land of audio recently when it launched a headphone range along with a Bluetooth speaker. We loved the Ted Baker Rockall headphones when we reviewed them.... Read more

Music sounds better with... Greg Rutherford

Music sounds better with... Greg Rutherford

By Rik Henderson

Want a few ideas of what music tracks you should be lining up on your phone or MP3 player? Fancy trying something new that you wouldn't normally have thought to listen to? As part of a new regular series, Pocket-lint in collaboration with Cambridge Audio will... Read more

WIN: A Cambridge Audio Go Bluetooth speaker worth £120

WIN: A Cambridge Audio Go Bluetooth speaker worth £120

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Cambridge Audio has announced a new and improved Go Bluetooth speaker and to celebrate its launch, Pocket-lint has teamed up with the audio brand to offer one lucky reader the chance to win one.Packed with music enriching technology, the new and improved... Read more

The Jarre AeroBull is the weirdest speaker we've ever seen, after the AeroSkull (hands-on)

The Jarre AeroBull is the weirdest speaker we've ever seen, after the AeroSkull (hands-on)

By Chris Hall

If you're looking an iPhone dock or Bluetooth speaker that's a little different, then Jarre Technologies might have the answer. That perhaps shouldn't come as a surprise, given that it comes from the mind of Jean Michel Jarre, no stranger to the obscure.When... Read more

What is the Digital Tick and is your radio defunct if you don't have one?

What is the Digital Tick and is your radio defunct if you don't have one?

By Luke Edwards

If you enjoy listening to the radio you may want to check your device as they are at risk when the digital switch-over happens.The UK government has announced major analogue FM radio stations will likely be switched off the moment digital radio reaches... Read more

Libratone Diva: The woolly bassy Soundbar for your TV?

Libratone Diva: The woolly bassy Soundbar for your TV?

By Stuart Miles

The Scandinavian audio company famous for speakers like the Loop and Zipp has announced a new soundbar it is hoping will appeal to movie and music fans looking for zero fuss.The new speaker from Libratone, which joins an already very crowded market, will... Read more

Bose SoundLink adds Color Bluetooth speaker and on-ear Bluetooth headphones

Bose SoundLink adds Color Bluetooth speaker and on-ear Bluetooth headphones

By Chris Hall

Bose has announced two new wireless products in its SoundLink series: the Color Bluetooth speaker and on-ear Bluetooth headphones.The new SoundLink Color is the most affordable Bose Bluetooth speaker yet, designed to let you take your tunes with you on... Read more

Onkyo takes over at Pioneer as pressure of Sonos starts to impact

Onkyo takes over at Pioneer as pressure of Sonos starts to impact

By Stuart Miles

As the landscape of the music industry continues to shift and change thanks to the success of newer brands like Sonos, those that survive have to continue to adapt to stay in the game.The latest partnership/merger/takeover is between AV specialists Pioneer... Read more

Move over Qobuz, Deezer Elite to stream lossless music to Sonos too

Move over Qobuz, Deezer Elite to stream lossless music to Sonos too

By Rik Henderson

Deezer has announced a new subscription plan for Sonos owners who like a little more refinement in their audio quality. Deezer Elite is a global High Resolution Audio service that will offer digital lossless captures of songs for streaming through the... Read more

Samsung Curved Soundbar HW-H7500 matches curved TVs but does it match the wall? (hands-on)

Samsung Curved Soundbar HW-H7500 matches curved TVs but does it match the wall? (hands-on)

By Rik Henderson

One of the questions we raised when we saw the first wave of curved TVs was how will they look wall-mounted with a soundbar underneath? Anything sitting flush below would look out of play, we felt.Samsung seems to have agreed and has designed a soundbar... Read more

Monster debuts SoundStage wireless speaker system and app, with audio-streaming support

Monster debuts SoundStage wireless speaker system and app, with audio-streaming support

By Elyse Betters

Monster has announced a new wireless music system called Monster SoundStage. It offers multiple speakers and audio-streaming capabalities.Apple may have bought Beats Audio, but that hasn't stopped the company that created Beats' original headphones... Read more

Harman Kardon Omni takes on Sonos with music streaming

Harman Kardon Omni takes on Sonos with music streaming

By Luke Edwards

Harman Kardon has announced its new Omni wireless speaker system which looks set to tackle the likes of Sonos in music streaming.Unlike other offerings out there Harman also offers it Harman Kardon Adapt which allows people to upgrade their current home... Read more

Philips Spotify multiroom speakers SW700M and SW750M take on Sonos with big brand appeal

Philips Spotify multiroom speakers SW700M and SW750M take on Sonos with big brand appeal

By Rik Henderson

The Philips brand has taken on close rival Sonos in the wireless multiroom speaker arena by allying itself with music streaming service Spotify. The Philips Spotify multiroom speakers incorporate Spotify Connect, which allows you to control your streamed... Read more

Pure expands Jongo wireless speaker range with Jongo X Series

Pure expands Jongo wireless speaker range with Jongo X Series

By Rik Henderson

Pure is expanding its Sonos-rivalling Jongo wireless music system with the Jongo X Series speakers.Sporting a fresh new look and updated Bluetooth Caskeid technology, the Jogo X Series devices will be compatible with Spotify, Deezer and other streaming... Read more

Flexson VinylPlay digital turntable works with Sonos to stream records around the home

Flexson VinylPlay digital turntable works with Sonos to stream records around the home

By Rik Henderson

Flexson has carved a niche for itself in producing accessories for Sonos, having stands and vinyl decals to change speaker colours amongst its range, but the VinylPlay is a whole different kettle of fish. It's a fully operational digital turntable that... Read more

Stelle Audio Bluetooth speakers now come in Go-Go portable and Mini-Clutch forms

Stelle Audio Bluetooth speakers now come in Go-Go portable and Mini-Clutch forms

By Elyse Betters

Stelle Audio has announced a Bluetooth Go-Go Speaker with attachments and a fashion-inspired Mini-Clutch speaker.Described as lightweight and ergonomically designed, the Go-Go Speaker weighs about a half-pound. It also comes with a removable hanging strap... Read more

Vertu announces headphones and wireless speaker, that Bang & Olufsen helped to build

Vertu announces headphones and wireless speaker, that Bang & Olufsen helped to build

By Luke Edwards

Vertu, known for high-end luxury smartphones, is branching out into audio with its first headphones and wireless speaker. The range was created in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.The V Headphones, or HP-1V, were tuned and tested with Bang & Olufsen.... Read more

Sonos ditches the Bridge making setup even easier

Sonos ditches the Bridge making setup even easier

By Stuart Miles

Sonos is making it easier to install its multi-room Hi-Fi system by ditching the need for speaker to be physically connected to a router or the Sonos Bridge.Instead, new customers will be able to set-up the system by connecting directly to their Wi-Fi... Read more

Samsung comes up with the ideal soundbar for a curved TV

Samsung comes up with the ideal soundbar for a curved TV

By Rik Henderson

During the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin this week Samsung will publicly show its sound solution for those that plump for a curved TV. It's a soundbar and it's also curved.The Samsung Curved Soundbar (designated HW-H7500 and HW-H7501,... Read more

Pure Pop makes listening to digital radio as easy as 'popping' a button

Pure Pop makes listening to digital radio as easy as 'popping' a button

By Rik Henderson

Pure is a brand that has always been heavily associated with digital radios, and even though it has fingers in other pies too, its latest family of products fit into its more traditional category.The Pure Pop range looks like a wireless speaker set-up... Read more

LG Music Flow: Hands-on with the most compelling Sonos rival yet

LG Music Flow: Hands-on with the most compelling Sonos rival yet

By Chris Hall

LG has launched a comprehensive wireless multi-room audio system it is calling LG Music Flow. It is a complete system of audio devices that will rival the dominant player in this segment, Sonos.We've seen a number of launches in recent months and years... Read more