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Simon Lucas

Simon Lucas

Simon Lucas is a freelance technology journalist with over 20 years of experience writing about the audio and video aspects of home entertainment. He was the editor of What Hi-Fi? Magazine before going freelance and has since contributed to a huge range of titles, including Wired, Metro and GQ. He’s also acted as an audio consultant for some of the world’s highest-profile consumer electronics brands and has been to IFA and CES more times than he’d care to remember.

Recent articles by Simon Lucas

sony wf-1000xm5 in the hand of reviewer Andy White in the Expert Reviews office
The top tested wireless earbuds for all budgets
Headphones

Upgrade your listening experience with a pair of the best wireless earbuds, as tested and recommended by our team of audio experts

Aerial shot of the JBL Tour One M2 headphones on wooden floor background with their earcups facing the ground
The best over-ear headphones to buy
Headphones

Want the best over-ear headphones - wired or wireless, noise-cancelling or not? Our experts have tested them all so you don’t have to

Sony WH-1000XM5 laid down showing noise cancelling button
The best ANC headphones you can buy
Headphones

The best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy - of every style, and at every price - tested and selected by audio experts

Nothing Ear (2024): ANC earbuds with one glaring issue
Headphones

The Nothing Ear have a lot going for them but are hamstrung by noise cancellation that completely changes how they sound

£129 inc VAT
Cambridge Audio Melomania M100: First-rate mid-range earbuds
Headphones

The Cambridge Audio Melomania M100 sound great, are very well specified and very much worthy of your attention

£169 inc VAT
Hisense AX5100G: Cheap but not very cheerful
Soundbars

The Hisense AX51000G is an eminently affordable surround-sound system but its audio performance disappoints in a number of areas

£259 inc VAT
Bose Smart Soundbar 600 review - main image
Bose Smart Soundbar 600: What you want versus what you need
Soundbars

The Bose Smart Soundbar 600 delivers big, immersive Dolby Atmos audio but is less convincing when handling non-Atmos content

£500 inc VAT
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless review - main image
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless: Better, and more affordable
Headphones

Outstanding battery life, impressive audio quality and startlingly aggressive pricing makes the newest Momentum the most competitive yet

£300 inc VAT
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4 review
Headphones

A great combination of ergonomics, specification and performance make the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4 a genuine contender

£259 inc VAT
Samsung HW-Q600C review - teaser image
Samsung HW-Q600C: Very capable but short on Atmos impact
Soundbars

The Samsung HW-Q600C is confident and accomplished in most ways but isn’t quite the finished spatial audio article

£549 inc VAT