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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

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini review - teaser image
Sennheiser Ambeo Mini review: Spatially unconvincing

There’s a lot to admire about the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini, but at this price its spatial audio needs to be more convincing

£699 inc VAT
Montblanc MTB 03 - main image of earbuds in their charging case
Montblanc MTB 03 review: Exclusivity doesn't come cheap

They’re not perfect, but the Montblanc MTB 03 true wireless earbuds are no dilettantes either

£345 inc VAT
Orange Box - front view
Orange Box: The speaker Led Zeppelin would have used
Bluetooth speakers

The Orange Box has the looks and the sound to delight, but its portable credentials are more than a little questionable

£275 inc VAT
Focal Bathys: Deeply impressive over-ear noise-cancellers

Ordinary active noise-cancellation aside, Focal’s first foray into the world of wireless over-ear headphones is deeply impressive

£699 inc VAT
The best record players for any budget

Whether you’re a vinyl veteran or a recent record convert, we’ve got a selection of turntables that will get you spinning

Amazon Echo Studio review: Amazon’s bassiest smart speaker
Smart speakers

It’s an impressive device in any number of respects, but unruly bass leaves the Amazon Echo Studio sounding a little wonky

£190 inc VAT
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Sony NW-A306 review: Big sound from a compact Walkman

Given the right stuff to work with, the Sony NW-A306 can sound bigger and more expensive than it is

£349 inc VAT
Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus review - main image
Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus: Chatting ain’t cheap

The Conversation Clear Plus boost speech and cancel noise effectively, but a number of issues see them fail to justify their hefty price tag

£749 inc VAT
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Bluesound Pulse M review: Little speaker, great big sound

The Bluesound Pulse M is guaranteed to get your pulse racing with its combination of attractive design and engaging performance

£449 inc VAT
Sennheiser HD 660S2 review: Wired for sound

Treat them with consideration where your source of music is concerned, and the Sennheiser HD 660S2 have plenty going for them

£499 inc VAT