Sound

  • Samsung HW-H750 review

    480
    inc VAT

    It’s expensive and you may be better off with a proper surround sound system, but the HW-H750’s audio is top notch

    Key specs 

    Speakers: 4, RMS power output: 160W, Dimensions: Soundbar: 57x943x123mm, Subwoofer: 305x305x401mm, Weight: 3.5kg (10.6kg Subwoofer), Dock connector: N/A, Networking: Bluetooth

    Published 
    16 Oct 2014
  • TEAC HA-P50 headphone amplifier review

    299
    inc VAT

    Get high-resolution lossless audio from an iPhone and use top-end headphones with your smartphone thanks to TEAC's compact DAC/amp

    Key specs 

    Digital inputs: USB-A, Micro USB, optical 3.5mm mini-Toslink, Analogue inputs: 3.5mm, Analogue outputs: 3.5mm

    Published 
    6 Oct 2014
  • Bayan Audio Soundbook Go review

    Bayan Audio Soundbook Go front
    80
    www.bayanaudio.com

    The Soundbook Go is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that looks and sounds good, but we'd prefer it to be tougher

    Key specs 

    Speakers: 2, RMS power output: 15W, Dock connector: None, Wireless: Bluetooth (A2DP), Dimensions: 160x40x88mm, Weight: 480g

    Published 
    30 Sep 2014
  • Sony HDR-MV1 review

    249
    Amazon

    The HDR-MV1 is a good choice for musicians looking to record performances for social media, but video quality could be better

    Key specs 

    Optical zoom: N/A, Sensor: 1/2.3 back-illuminated CMOS, LCD screen: 2.7in, 230,000 dots, Size (HxWxD): 116.5x70.5x27mm, Weight: 165g

    Published 
    8 Sep 2014
  • Samsung Shape M5 review

    Samsung SHAPE M5 speakers front black and white
    230
    inc VAT

    These Multiroom speakers have an attractive design and good sound quality

    Key specs 

    Speakers: 2, RMS power output: Not disclosed, Dock connector: None, Networking: Bluetooth (A2DP), Wi-Fi (Dual Band), Dimensions: 342.5x113.2x168mm, Weight: 2.3kg, Streaming formats: Samsung Mesh Network

    Published 
    6 Sep 2014
  • Pure Jongo T6 review

    Pure Jongo T6 front
    200
    inc VAT

    Versatile multiroom speakers that sound better as a pair

    Key specs 

    Speakers: 2, RMS power output: 100W, Dock connector: None, Networking: Bluetooth (A2DP), Wi-Fi, Dimensions: 370x175x190mm, Weight: 3.8kg, Streaming formats: N/A

    Published 
    31 Aug 2014
  • BlueAnt Pump HD Sportbuds review

    BlueAnt Pump HD Sportbuds USB port
    100
    Inc VAT

    The Pump HD Sportbuds very secure fit makes them a perfect companion for strenuous exercise

    Key specs 

    Headphones subtype: Neckband Bluetooth headphones, Plug type: N/A, Weight: 32g, Cable length: N/A

    Published 
    26 Aug 2014
  • Singtrix Review

    The Singtrix effects unit lets you choose from over 300 vocal effects, but many are similar
    299
    inc VAT

    Singtrix makes karaoke more accessible, but it’s expensive

    Key specs 

    Warranty: 90-day limited warranty, Details: www.singtrix.eu, Part code: Singtrix

    Published 
    8 Aug 2014
  • Divoom Voombox Outdoor review

    Divoom Voombox intro
    65
    inc VAT

    Not the best sounding Bluetooth speaker we’ve tested, but it's loud and rugged

    Key specs 

    Speakers: 2, RMS power output: 15W, Dock connector: none, Wireless: Bluetooth, Dimensions: 185x60x78, Weight: 0.7Kg, Warranty: one-year RTB, Details: www.divoom.co.uk

    Published 
    3 Aug 2014
  • Arcam airDAC

    400
    inc VAT

    An expensive but high-quality way of adding Airplay and and UPnP wireless music streaming to your speakers or hi-fi

    Key specs 

    Warranty: Two-year RTB, Details: www.arcam.co.uk, Part code: airDAC

    Published 
    25 Jul 2014
  • Sony SRS-X9

    Sony SRS-X9
    600
    inc VAT

    A stylish wireless speaker with high-resolution audio support and excellent connectivity

    Key specs 

    Speakers: 2, RMS power output: 154W, Dock connector: N/A, Wireless: Bluetooth (aptX), Wi-Fi, Dimensions: 430x133x125mm, Weight: 4.6kg, Warranty: One-year parts and labour, Details: http://www.sony.co.uk/

    Published 
    22 Jul 2014
  • M by Maxell MXH-DBA700S

    M by Maxell MXH-DBA700S earbuds close up
    90
    inc VAT

    Maxell’s hybrid transducer headphones sound great and look smart

    Key specs 

    Headphones subtype: in-ear headphones, Plug type: 3.5mm jack plug, Weight: , Cable length: 1.2m

    Published 
    20 Jul 2014
  • Pure reveals Evoke D2 by Rob Ryan DAB radio - hands on

    Pure Evoke D2 by Rob Ryan

    Special edition Evoke D2 digital radio available from the man himself (and John Lewis) from next week

    Published 
    11 Jun 2014
  • Plantronics BackBeat FIT

    Plantronics BackBeat FIT
    100
    inc VAT

    A bit expensive, but still a good choice for fitness enthusiasts who value sound quality

    Published 
    11 Jun 2014
  • Denon Heos 3, Heos 5 and Heos 7 multi-room wireless speakers

    Denon Heos 3

    We get our first look, and listen, with every model in Denon's new HEOS multi-room speaker range to bring you some first impressions

    Published 
    4 Jun 2014
  • Arcam irDAC review

    Arcam irDAC
    399
    inc VAT

    Excellent sound quality, and we like the remote control, but great-sounding cheaper devices exist

    Published 
    2 Jun 2014
  • Arcam miniBlink review

    Arcam miniBlink
    90
    inc VAT

    High quality components and compact style make this Bluetooth receiver stand out from rivals

    Published 
    2 Jun 2014
  • Musical Fidelity MF-100 review

    Musical Fidelity MF-100
    119
    inc VAT

    A neutral sound with surprisingly powerful bass, but it’s a little expensive

    Published 
    17 May 2014
  • Bayan Audio Soundbook X3 review

    Bayan Audio Soundbook X3
    250
    inc VAT

    Neat speaker with all the right features, but sound quality isn’t as good as some rivals’

    Published 
    14 May 2014
  • Denon AH-C120MA

    Denon AH-C120MA headphones remote angle shot
    90
    inc VAT

    The Denon AH-C120MA is great if you want a headphone set that ignores the fashion for bass-heavy output

    Key specs 

    Headphones subtype: in-ear headphones, Plug type: 3.5mm jack plug, Weight: 7g, Cable length: 1.3m

    Published 
    12 May 2014