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Sony UBP-X1000ES review

The phrase ‘pushing the envelope’ has nothing to do with post, or stationery for that matter. It originally referred to the ‘flight envelope’ – the

Sky Soundbox review

“Is it a soundbar? Is it a speaker? No, it’s a Soundbox!” And a Soundbox actually appears to be a cross between the two. “Does

Sim2 Nero 4 UHD Review

Pros Beautifully designed Outstanding HDR on occasion Consistently outstanding SDR pictures Isn’t actually expensive for such a highly specified projector Cons Evidence of rainbow effect

Denon HEOS AVR 2017 Review

Pros Slim, elegant design Smooth, detailed sound Excellent app and polished multiroom performance Clutter-free wireless rears and sub Cons Limited scale and muscle No auto-calibration

Yamaha RX-A3070 review

We’re not used to seeing anything less than five-star products from Yamaha at this end of the market. Yamaha’s flagship AV receivers tend to win Awards and find their

Multi-room audio: everything you need to know

It’s easier than ever to fill your home with music, thanks to simple, affordable wireless speakers that can combine to make feature-packed, voice-controlled multi-room music

Sonos One review

Pros Great sound Small and convenient Proper Alexa integration Supports Google Assistant (in 2018) Cons Alexa not fully compatible with Spotify at launch Key Features

KEF Q350 AV 5.1 review

Verdict It takes up a bit of space, but thanks to its bold and powerful performance this KEF surround package deserves every inch For Bold, powerful presentation

Denon AVR-X6400H review

Spending over £2000/$2000 on an AV receiver is no frivolous matter. Good thing, this Denon AVR-X6400H – one of Denon’s top AVRs for 2017 –

Amazon Echo vs Sonos One: Battle of the smart speakers

The Amazon Echo was the original smart speaker. There have been countless rivals and imitators, but it remains one of the most popular options for anyone wanting

Sonos One hands-on review

Key Features Review Price: £299/$398 Sonos multiroom audio Trueplay room calibration Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility Sonos One hands-on: first look at Sonos’ first

10 of the world’s most expensive TVs

We’ve thought long and hard about whether a TV costing north of £6000/$7,980 could possibly win a What Hi-Fi? Award. But that’s a petty consideration

Optoma UHD65 review

Two technologies have become vital for getting the most out of the latest movies and TV shows – 4K resolution, and High Dynamic Range (HDR). But

Samsung UE40MU6400U review

Isn’t it bizarre that a 40in set like the Samsung UE40MU6400U seems fairly small by modern TV standards? Not long ago this was the size

Sony VPL-VW760ES hands-on review

Key Features Native 4K SXRD projector Laser Diode light engine HDR10 and HLG HDR playback 2000 lumens brightness Infinity:1 claimed contrast ratio Sony VPL-VW760ES hands-on

Epson EH-LS100 Hands-on Review

Key Features Review Price: £2500/$3750 Ultra-short-throw projection system Native Full HD resolution Laser projection system 4000 lumens claimed light output Strikingly affordable for a laser

Hands on: JBL Bar 5.1 review

OUR EARLY VERDICT The clever transforming design of the JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar could make taking the surround-sound plunge easier than ever. FOR Solid sound

Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ Soundbar review

OUR VERDICT Audio enthusiasts will find a lot to love with the Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ Soundbar. With cutting edge technology like Ultra High Quality 32-bit

Sony UBP-X800 4K UHD Blu-ray player review

OUR VERDICT Sony hits the UHD sweet spot with the UBP-X800 – a brilliant, beautiful 4K UHD player at a sensible price. FOR Superb 4K

Denon AVR-X2400H vs Sony STR-DN1080 vs Yamaha RX-V583 – which is better?

Every year, the battle of the £500/$750 AV receivers is one of the most nail-biting categories we examine. We’ve not even seen all of this

These are the best soundbars of 2017 (so far)

TV speakers suck, but not everyone has the room—or the budget—for an A/V receiver and six or more loudspeakers. A soundbar can fit under or

Sony KD-75XE9405 Review

Pros Gorgeous HDR and SDR picture quality Strong value for what’s on offer Space-saving design (for a 75-inch TV!) Cons Limited effective viewing angle Android

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: Which console is best?

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: Microsoft’s two games consoles serve two different audiences, but which console should you buy? The decision isn’t as

Rotel RAP-1580 Hands on Review

Safe to say we haven’t been deluged with Rotel home cinema products lately. If a week is a long time in politics, eight years is

Panasonic TX-55EZ952 review

OUR VERDICT With excellent image fidelity and comprehensive smart TV platform, the EZ952 is a premium UHD TV that’s easy to lust over. FOR Superb

Sony VPL-VZ1000ES review

PROS Outstanding uniformity and focus for a short-throw projector Colours are spectacular with HDR Stellar 4K detailing CONS Black levels aren’t the best Not quite

DTS:X – what is it? How can you get it?

DTS returned to cinema sound after more than two decades with DTS:X, an object-based sound technology that’s a successor to DTS HD, and a rival

Yamaha RX-V483 review

The Good: The Yamaha RX-V483 offers excellent performance for the money with both music and movies. Multiroom music and Bluetooth adds playback flexibility. Build quality

Xbox One X vs One S: What’s the difference? Which should you buy?

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: Microsoft’s two games consoles serve two different audiences, but which is right for you? The decision isn’t as

Bose QC35 vs Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless vs Sony MDR-1000X

When was the last time you had to turn the volume of your music up to drown out the train ride to work? Scratch that.