Audio & Video

JBL E55BT review

THE GOOD: The JBL E55BT is an attractively designed over-ear Bluetooth headphone that’s relatively comfortable, sounds decent and works reliably. It folds up and flat

Marantz HD-AMP1 review

PROS Premium-grade construction Elegant retro design Open, transparent sound with insightful treble Warm, well-integrated bass CONS No network streaming or Bluetooth KEY FEATURES 70W per

Sonus Faber Homage Amati Tradition Hand-on Review

KEY FEATURES 3.5-way driver configuration 4Ohm impedance 2x 220mm woofers 150mm mid-range driver 28mm tweeter Manufacturer: Sonus Faber Review Price: £23,500.00/$35,250.00 A CLOSER LOOK AT

BT Vision G5 review

Ultra HD broadcasting may for some time be basking in newness and the promise of more to come, but the concept probably seems more habitual

Aedle ODS-1 Earphones Review : You can’t go wrong with metal and leather

Pros Smooth and refined sound Superb build Useful, real world features Cons Not always able to create a perfect seal Slightly overcooked bass Carry bag

RHA CL1 Ceramic Earphones Review

Pros Truly outstanding performance with high quality material Well built Good carry case Cons Hard to drive Some comfort issues Won’t flatter poor recordings What

Eclipse TD510 Mk2 & TD520SW review

PROS Stunning resolution and imaging Incredible pace and timing Almost seamless bass integration Beautifully styled and built CONS Fussy about setup Price premium for floor-standing

Astell & Kern XB10 review

PROS Light, compact design aptX HD support Balanced headphone output Loud, detailed sound with plenty of bass CONS Lacks USB DAC functionality Plastic casing KEY

Logitech G533 review

PROS Lightweight frame Impressive wireless range Engaging gaming audio Good battery life CONS Lack of musical clarity Audio settings need a little tweaking Gets a

Sony KD-49XE9005 review

How long does it take your brain to process an image? No, it’s faster than that – it’s around 13 milliseconds. In the time it

Monitor Audio PL100II Platinum Speaker Review : Give your music a Platinum finish

Pros Detailed yet impressively refined sound Beautifully built Easy to drive and position Cons Won’t flatter poor equipment Possibly not always the most joyous speaker

Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series review

OUR VERDICT The Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series are a solid-sounding pair of wireless headphones, especially for the price. Its long battery life and multipoint pairing

ATI AT527NC and AT524NC Amplifiers Review

PRICE $3,695, $2,595 AT A GLANCE Plus Very powerful Natural and balanced Made in the U.S.A. Minus LEDs are too bright THE VERDICT The days

Plantronics BackBeat 500 Series hands-on: Bluetooth headphones on a budget

With Apple hastening the decline of the headphone jack, what do you do if you’re not inclined to spend $150 or more on Bluetooth headphones?

Best music streaming hi-fi system for £3300/$4950

System building needs careful thought so, whether you’re replacing or making improvements, we thought we’d offer a little advice Like the glory of an open

B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 review

THE GOOD: The B&O Play by Bang and Olufsen H4 is a very comfortable, excellent-sounding Bluetooth headphone with decent battery life. THE BAD: It doesn’t

Viewsonic PRO7827HD review

THE GOOD: The Viewsonic PRO7827HD has very good overall image quality with superb black levels and contrast for the money. A shorter-throw lens helps it

Sony Bravia 55XE93 (KD-55XE9305) review

OUR VERDICT Android TV continues to frustrate, and there’s a backlight clouding price to pay for the TV’s high brightness levels. That said, the 55XE9305

Astell & Kern Michelle review

PROS Sweet treble Realistic upper mid-range Stylish looks Balanced cable supplied CONS Limited choice of tips Disjointed, overblown bass KEY FEATURES 3 balanced-armature drivers 3

Tannoy Mercury 7.4 review

A big sound for big rooms, but flaws across the board don’t make for an easy listen.. Verdict A big-sounding budget floorstander, but this speaker

Samsung 2017 TVs – everything you need to know

Samsung has three ranges of flagship QLED TVs for 2017: the flat Q9, the curved Q8 and the flat-and-curved Q7. Screen sizes range from 49 to 88in and we now have official pricing for the entire line-up. Read on for all the info… The three ranges mark the debut of Samsung’s QLED technology, which stands

Phase Technology dARTS DFS-660-T Speaker System Review

AT A GLANCE Plus Audyssey MultEQ XT Pro room equalization Variable-axis soft-dome tweeters on surrounds All speakers are biamped or triamped Minus Expensive Status LEDs

Logitech ZeroTouch review : This Android smartphone holder puts Amazon’s Alexa in your car

Logitech’s ZeroTouch smartphone holder has been on the market for almost a year, but I’ve ignored it because my beat doesn’t include mobile devices. That

1More Capsule review

PROS Handles mids and highs well Solid build quality Comfortable fit CONS Not enough tip options Bass could be more powerful KEY FEATURES Dynamic drive

Philips 2017 TVs – everything you need to know

A second OLED screen with Ambilight, new 4K HDR LCD ranges, and Freeview Play incoming – Philips is back with a bang in 2017. Read

Urbanista Berlin review

PROS Affordable Good wireless performance Fair bass tone CONS Poor sound quality Not that comfortable KEY FEATURES Bluetooth wireless 3-button remote 4hr battery life micro-USB

B&O Play H6 Generation 2 review

The B&O name is associated with luxurious opulence as much as sound quality. It’s good to see the B&O Play H6 Generation 2s aspiring to

Best turntable hi-fi system under £1500/$2250

System building needs careful thought so, whether you’re replacing or making improvements, we thought we’d offer a little advice. The key to system synergy is

Epson Home Cinema 2045 review

THE GOOD: The Epson Home Cinema 2045 offers very good image quality, with full HD resolution and accurate color. It lacks the DLP “rainbow effect,”

SoundMagic E10BT review

OUR VERDICT Well-made, and with great battery life, the SoundMagic E10BTs are a solidly designed pair of budget wireless in-ear headphones. Their sound quality can