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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

PSB Alpha iQ: Not so big but definitely clever

The PSB Alpha iQ is a diverting option that combines rousing sound with extended functionality, discreet dimensions and very agreeable build

£1099 inc VAT
JBL Authentics 500: Big sound from a bygone age
Smart speakers

The JBL Authentics 500's look and sound may be divisive but those who are partial will find it to be a good time, all of the time

£559 inc VAT
Creative Sound Blaster X5 review - front view main image
Creative Sound Blaster X5: Functionality over sound quality

No desktop device has such extensive functionality as the Creative Sound Blaster X5 - but any number have better outright sound quality

£269 inc VAT
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus review - main image
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus review: Less is “Plus"

Offering power and scale in a relatively compact package, the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus only seems expensive until you hear it

£1299 inc VAT
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones review - teaser image
Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones: The sound is all around

The Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones are very impressive in quite a few ways but don’t look or feel as premium as they sound

£449 inc VAT
Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar: A decent option but no sure thing

There's lots to like about the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar but it's held back by a few frustrating foibles

£899 inc VAT
Sennheiser Accentum review - teaser image
Sennheiser Accentum review: An easy recommendation

The Sennheiser Accentum offer a bit of high-end cachet and a bit of high-end performance, without the high-end price tag

£159 inc VAT
Denon DHT-S316: Upgrade your sound on the cheap

The Denon DHT-S316 will bring your TV’s audio into line with its picture quality but is hardly your only choice at this sort of money

£279 inc VAT
Devialet Gemini II review - teaser image
Devialet Gemini II review: Earbuds for the individualist

The Devialet Gemini II are just as left-field a choice as any other Devialet product. That’s not to suggest they’re without charm, however

£349 inc VAT
Yamaha True X SR-X50A review: Does X truly mark the spot?

When it’s good it’s very very good, but the Yamaha SR-X50A is not quite the complete article

£799 inc VAT