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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

Tidal Force Wave 5 headpone review: Planar magnetic headphone tech on the cheap

Tidal Force’s Wave 5 headphones gives you a small taste of the magic planar magnetic headphones can deliver. Pros Solid build quality Good price-to-performance ratio

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs Essential Phone Comparison : Full-Screen Battle

Recently Xiaomi and Apple held a conference on the same day launching their full-screen smartphones. Honestly, we have been waiting for them for a long

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

2018 Lexus LS 500 First Drive: The luxury of identity

If it’s usually your thirties when you discover your real identify, you could argue the 2018 Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h are ahead of

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.

Apple CarPlay FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

After a slow start, Apple’s connected-car application, CarPlay, has finally started appearing in vehicles. Not only is the in-dash software designed to make hands-free calls,

AUDIOENGINE HDP6 Review : Give it the wood

The bookshelf speaker market is hugely competitive, with hundreds of companies putting out everything from tiny wireless wonders to huge monoliths that shade the line

Apple Lightning headphones: everything you need to know

Apple’s new iPhones don’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, only a Lightning connection. So what are your options? When Apple removed the traditional 3.5mm headphone

Lexus LC 500 vs LC 500h: Is the V8 or hybrid best?

There’s a chance the styling of the Lexus LC has you salivating, but which model is best? We have driven the 500 V8 and 500h

2017 Suzuki Ignis review: The cheap and cheerful compact crossover

THE GOOD Funky design Quiet drive Cheap as chips THE BAD Not always the smoothest Some cheap plastics In our 2017 Suzuki Ignis review, we

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

Vizio SB3621 review

The Good: The Vizio SB3621 offers excellent performance for an ultra-budget sound bar with great movie sound and toe-tapping music playback. The sound bar offers

Pioneer Rayz Plus review

OUR VERDICT The Pioneer Rayz Plus offer us a glimpse at the future of headphones now that the 3.5mm jack is a thing of the

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

Pioneer XDP-30R review

Why buy a portable music player? You already have a phone that plays music – and who wants to carry two separate devices around with

The Best 3-Row SUVs for You and Your Family

It’s easy to see a driver going down the street in an empty SUV and shake our heads. It just seems wasteful. But there’s a

Teenage Engineering OD-11 review

PROS Minimalist cube design Excellent build quality Expansive, room-filling sound from relatively small box Intuitive Orthoplay app CONS Spotify and AirPlay only No Bluetooth music

EarStudio Bluetooth receiver review: Bring high-res wireless streaming to any wired headphones

This tiny box renders any headphones wireless, adding high-res music streaming, hands-free calling, and remote control capabilities in the process. Pros Makes any wired headphone

Pioneer Rayz Rally review

The Good: The Rayz Rally is a ultracompact speaker that plugs into the Lightning port on your iOS device, doesn’t require batteries or charging, and

Oppo Sonica DAC review

Is it a DAC? Is it a streamer? Is it worth £800/$1200? Despite its name, the Oppo Sonica DAC is much more than just a

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

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB By Novitec Rosso Review

Before Novitec began tuning Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and McLarens, it staked its name and reputation on developing programs for Ferraris. It’s done quite well for itself

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Heritage Blue Special Edition Review

Japan is home to one of the biggest auto industries in the world, so it’s understandable why many automakers send special edition models to the

2017 Ferrari 488 GTS Triple Seven By Wheelsandmore Review

The Ferrari 488 GTS is a saucy piece of machinery that makes even the most hardened of men tremble in breathless anticipation. In a lot

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

Audeze iSINE10 Earphones Review : In more ways than one, the iSINE is the start of something new

Pros Exceptional sound quality Good Lightning implementation Comfortable and well specified Cons Can be a little ruthless Looks won’t be to everyone’s taste Not hugely

2017 Fiat 500 Abarth Ares By Pogea Racing Review

The Fiat 500 Abarth is a cute little ride, isn’t it? It certainly looks the part of one, but being cute and cuddly isn’t the