Audio & Video

Just don’t buy that smart speaker

Alexa isn’t eavesdropping on your every conversation, secretly sharing them with whoever it likes, but even if it was there’s an easy way to avoid

Sony XF85 Review

Pros Attractive, minimalistic design Bright, colourful pictures Good sound quality Cons Poor black level performance Android TV is sluggish and poorly organised Unpleasant remote control

Mixcder E7 Review

Pros Low price Great wireless signal Very large soundstage Cons Soundstage is diffuse Vocals sound too distant ANC not very effective Key Features *** Note

Sony XB40 vs XB41: 5 differences you should know

Last year Sony came out with a few new speakers, one of them being the SRS-XB40. Now the Sony XB41 is out too, and we

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we’ve assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers

Naim Audio Uniti Atom review: This is a magnificent music streamer

Exquisite design plus impeccable craftsmanship equal sonic bliss. One of the finest music streamers we’ve reviewed, Naim Audio’s Uniti Atom knocked our socks off with

Sony A7 III Video Features, Specs & Analysis

Specifications Full model name: Sony Alpha ILCE-A7 III Resolution: 24.20 Megapixels Sensor size: 35mm (35.6mm x 23.8mm) Kit Lens: 2.50x zoom 28-70mm (28-70mm eq.) Viewfinder:

Hisense U7A Review

Pros  Above average design and finish  Netflix, Amazon and YouTube in 4K  Freeview Play  Deliciously sharp 4K imagery Cons  HDR isn’t particularly bright  Only two

LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning

It’s hard to overstate LG’s dominance in 2017, especially when it came to the higher-end of the TV market. OLED, the tech praised for its

Wharfedale DS-2 Review

Pros Detailed, refined and articulate performance Great stereo imaging and separation Easy-to-accommodate design Well priced Cons Not the most commanding sound At top volume, they

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video: Track and performance

The hot hatch hero of the moment right now is the Hyundai i30 N, the Korean marque’s first serious salvo against the world’s fittest small

Tribit XSound Go review: Portable sound but a little thin on bass

Overall the sound is nicely balanced, and the bass is decent. If you like big, punchy bass you will probably need a bigger speaker. NAILED

Hitachi 75HL16T64U Review

Pros  Exceptionally cheap for a 75-inch TV  4K SDR pictures look pretty decent  Solid sound quality Cons  Doesn’t do any justice to HDR at all

Sony AF8/ Sony A8F OLED TV Review

Pros  Excellent detail and colour refinement  Lovely design  Acoustic Surface Cons  Android TV is still messy  Poor remote  Not the brightest by 2018 standards Key

Studio19 London Solo E500X-EQ speaker review: For the living room and the yard

A gorgeous design with a high price tag POSITIVES Sleek design Gets loud Battery powered for mobility Charges via USB Type-C NEGATIVES Price Lacking high-quality

X-Fi Sonic Carrier review: Home theater of the absurd

It’s the finest soundbar on the market. But for the money, is it better than conventional surround sound? It is without a doubt the best

KEF Porsche Design Space One Wireless Review

Pros  Smart looks  Good battery life  Good sound Cons  Pricey compared to rivals  Basic features list Key Features Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX 30 hours battery

Should I Wait for the PS5 or Buy a PS4 Pro Today?

Should I wait for the PS5 or buy a PS4 Pro today? This is a question that I hear from friends, family and coworkers and it’s something

Samsung HW-N650 Review

Pros Big and immersive sound Great for movies and games Well-integrated subwoofer Excellent build quality Easy setup Cons No HDR support Price Key Features Review

Aurvana Trio in-ear-headphone review: These balanced-armature headphones are a solid sonic value

Value is the name of the game when it comes to the Aurvana Trio. You’ll find lots of high-end features in these modestly priced headphones.

Xiaomi Mi Gaming Headset Review: Aligent Design, 7.1 Surrounding Sound And Price Worthy Gaming Headset

Some of the most attractive headphones in the world are from a company which named “Beats.” They look contemporaryand are designed for better usability. On

JBL Bar 5.1 Review

Pros  Tidy soundbar setup  Powerful bass  5.1 surround option  Wireless battery-powered rear speakers Cons  Voice levels can be difficult  Quiet listening performance lacking Key Features

Tribit XSport Fly Wireless Headphones review: An affordable everyday headset

We’re always looking for the best bang for the buck when it comes to headphones, whether they’re wired or wireless. NAILED IT Compact and light

Campfire Audio Comet Hands-on Review – Unboxing and initial impressions

Introduction After the recent fanfare around the launch of Campfire Audio’s first over-ear headphone (the Cascade), they have decided that one release in 2018 isn’t

Gadgetverge Xtreme Bluetooth Speaker Unboxing, Initial Review: A Rugged speaker with a Few Tricks

A rugged wireless speaker worth considering? Bluetooth speakers have major competition these days: Aside from a plethora of brands and styles to choose from, each

JLab Rewind Wireless Retro review: Calling all ’80s kids

POSITIVES 12-hour battery life Virtual assistant access Lightweight Fun, throwback design NEGATIVES Excessive sound leakage Inoperable app No volume controls Obstructed charging port BOTTOM LINE

Aukey GH-S5 RGB Gaming Headset Review

I’ve been testing the Aukey GH-S5 Virtual 7.1-Channel RGB Gaming Headset quite extensively over the last week, and for a budget headset, I must admit…

TicPods Free preview: A first look at the would-be Apple AirPods killer

Key Features Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant support IPX5 water-resistant rating Bluetooth 4.2 (final release) White, blue, and red colour options Hands-on with the Mobvoi

Infinix Quiet X Review

Our Verdict The Infinix Quiet X wireless active noise cancelling over-ear headphones promise to offer a lot, and make a good start with impressive build

House of Marley Positive Vibration 2 Wireless review – you won’t find many better headphones for just £50/$68

Pros  Solid sound  Affordable  Relatively tasteful but distinct look Cons  The best sub-£100/$136 pairs sound more dynamic Key Features Review Price: £49.99/$67.99 12-hour battery life