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Polk Omni S2 review

The Good: The compact Polk Omni S2 is one of the least-expensive Play-Fi multiroom speakers yet. It offers a big soundstage and lots of bass. The

Top 20 Best Stereo Receivers of 2017

In this review we feature the best stereo receivers for serious audiophiles and those who want to take their music listening experience to the next

Top 20 Best Surround Sound Speakers of 2017

In this review we feature our top picks for the best surround sound speakers that deliver very crisp home theater-like sound performance at a value

Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 review

The Good: The Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 offers stylish looks and a relatively good price for a lifestyle speaker package. Surround-sound integration is seamless

Smart speakers – everything you need to know

2017 will be seen as the year of the smart speaker. But what is a smart speaker? And what does it do? We give you

Best Outdoor Speakers in 2017 for Gardens, Patios and Backyards

Here are the best outdoor speakers you can find that are perfect for gardens, patios and backyards – having outdoor speakers in the backyard can

Dali Spektor 2 review

On paper, there’s little to differentiate Dali’s new Spektor 2s from any of their main rivals. These speakers stick to the classic budget standmounter formula

Astell & Kern AK70 mkII review

We don’t give pet names to all products passing through our test rooms, so the fact the original AK70 has the adopted name “Misty” (after

10 of the world’s most expensive stereo amplifiers

An amplifier is a key element of any hi-fi set-up, and so you don’t want to scrimp. There are limits, however – limits that these

HiFiMan SuperMini High-Res Portable Player review

OUR VERDICT The HiFiMan SuperMini isn’t perfect – but, considering its excellent sound quality and compact design, we highly recommend it for those looking for

How to Build Your First Home Theater From Nothing

Setting up a proper home theater doesn’t have to be terribly expensive or complicated. If you’re still watching TV on a tiny screen and crappy

Onkyo DP-X1A Digital Audio Player review

OUR VERDICT Nothing’s perfect, but the Onkyo DP-X1A comes pretty close. Despite its bulk, it beats all the competition in sound-quality, and while a little

Onkyo DP-S1 review

Looking at the Onkyo DP-S1, we get the feeling we’ve tested it before – the player’s design is incredibly similar to the recently-released Pioneer XDP-30R.

Bowers & Wilkins 704 S2 loudspeaker review: These floor-standers sound as exquisite as they look

You don’t need anything more for critical listening, but you’ll want to pair them with a subwoofer—at least—for home theater use. B&W’s 704 S2 are

Jam Ultra Review

Pros Solid build Decent fit OK audio quality for the price Case provides decent amounts of charge Cons Not quite as good sound as moderately

Kitsound Voice One speaker preview: First impressions of the £130 Amazon Echo competitor

Consumer electronics show IFA sees a lot of product launches, but speakers with built-in assistants, whether Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, have been announced in abundance. Panasonic and Sony have both launched

Top 10 Best Home Theater Systems to Buy in 2017

Here are our top picks for the best home theater systems that deliver exceptional sound quality and the best value for the money. These home

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

Onkyo TX-NR575 review

The Good: The Onkyo TX-NR575 offers excellent design, solid build quality and superb usability. It includes a wealth of usable features including Dolby Atmos, Chromecast

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

Noble Audio Kaiser Encore Review

Pros Phenomenal sonics throughout the frequency range Excellent selection of eartips Beautifully made Superb custom-fitting options Solid, detailed soundstage Cons UK pricing Key Features Review

Marantz NR1508 review

The Good: The Marantz NR1508 offers a plethora of features and commendable performance in a compact package. Despite its small size, the receiver sounds completely

Denon AH-C621R review

PROS Well-balanced sound Comfortable fit Great value CONS Cable feels a little flimsy KEY FEATURES One pair of Comply TX400 ear-tips, four pairs of silicone

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

Denon AVR-S730H review

The Good: The Denon AVR-S730H is among the least expensive receivers with this level of features, including 4K/HDR compatibility, multiroom music, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

Audioengine HD6 Wireless review

If it wasn’t for Audioengine dabbling in everything from passive speakers to Bluetooth receivers, you could reasonably assume that its name was dreamt up by

The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi?

Wondering which products are proving popular in 2017? Our list of the most-read reviews in April should give you a good idea… Another month, another

Amazon Echo vs Google Home – which is better?

Two internet giants are competing to be at the heart of everything you do – from playing music, online shopping and searching the web to

FiiO X5 3rd Gen review : A well-built hi-res music player that falls just behind its rivals

Verdict A hi-res player that sounds good whether you’re streaming or playing locally For Good sense of rhythm Solid punch Huge storage Against Confined, occasionally

Arcam rPlay review

Verdict An affordable, easy-to-use way to introduce myriad streaming solutions to your hi-fi system For Insightful, solid and articulate sound Vast streaming service support 24-bit/192kHz