Sonos One

Best Smart Speakers of 2018: the Pros and the Cons

At CES 2018, the usual circus of new products, experimental devices, and moonshot projects seem to have a common undertone: AI assistants. At almost every

Denon Envaya DSB-250 review: Sensational sound from this small-scale portable Bluetooth speaker

These days, home assistant speakers are hot stuff. We’ve signed all the T&Cs and asked Alexa and Google Assistant all the weird questions a five-year-old

A safe Galaxy S9 gives LG a huge opportunity in 2018

As the Galaxy S9 approaches, you’d be forgiven for thinking smartphones in 2018 will be a battle between Samsung and Apple. Don’t count LG out

B&O Beoplay M3 review

OUR VERDICT A great sounding mono speaker with support for every major streaming protocol, but it’s a shame there’s no stereo pair option. FOR Spotify

JBL Link 20 Google Assistant smart speaker review

OUR VERDICT It may not be the pinnacle of sound dynamics and coherence, but this full-sounding smart home speaker is more flexible than most. FOR

Sonos Sub review: All about that bass

Sonos launched its wireless subwoofer – the Sonos Sub – way back in 2012. It was originally designed to fit into any room, promising to instantly boost

Sonos PlayBar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution

The Sonos Playbar is specifically designed to sit under or above your wall-mounted TV, while the more recent Sonos Playbase, is designed to sit beneath your

Damson S-Series makes Dolby Atmos wireless: Hands-on

Home cinema fans want Dolby Atmos, but they generally don’t want a room full of speakers and cables: enter Damson’s confusingly small, wireless Atmos surround

Ultimate Ears Megablast and Blast Review: Alexa cuts the cord

PROS Loud, rugged speakers withstand rough treatment Alexa without the power cord is great Megablast lives up to its name in volume Charging dock is

Sony LF-S50G Smart Speaker with Google Assistant review

OUR VERDICT In isolation, the Sony LF-S50G is a very good smart speaker. It’s great at picking up voice commands, sounds good and features a

Hands on: B&O Beoplay M3 review

OUR EARLY VERDICT B&O has traditionally focussed on the high-end with its home listening products, so its nice to see it approach the mainstream end

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

Fabriq Chorus review: This Alexa-powered smart speaker is an excellent value

It sounds great, can operate on battery power, and comes with a charging dock. If you don’t mind not being able to ask Alexa to

Alexa vs. Siri vs. Google Assistant: Which Smart Assistant Wins?

As if managing our interpersonal relationships weren’t already challenging enough in this digital day and age, now we have to worry about talking to artificial

Amazon Echo Review (2017)

Amazon couldn’t have hoped for a better response when it created the smart speaker market three years ago with the original Amazon Echo. What once seemed

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What’s the difference?

If you’ve considered buying a smart speaker in the last two years, you’ll undoubtedly be aware of Amazon’s Echo and its Alexa assistant and if you’ve ever

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

Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast hands-on review

Right on trend, Ultimate Ears’ new smart speakers are another portable alternative to Amazon Echo and Sonos One. We’ve long been fans of Ultimate Ears’ portfolio

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 vs PLAY:1 – The 411 on the newest Alexa speaker

It’s the season of smart speakers, but the Sonos One has a strong pitch for being your voice-driven media player of choice. As we found in

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

Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What’s the difference?

Sonos has announced a new speaker to its portfolio in the form of the Sonos One. The smart speaker brings integrated voice control with Amazon’s Alexa

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