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Best smart speakers: Which delivers the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you. You don’t

Alexa Cast: What it is and how to use it

Amazon’s Alexa Cast is a new streaming protocol that makes it even easier to stream media to Amazon’s entertainment devices. Alexa Cast is a new

Sonos AirPlay 2: How to get started and what to expect

The Sonos AirPlay 2 update is out, and if you’ve always wanted your iPhone, iPad, and Macs to play more with your Sonos speakers, this

Sonos Beam review: the smart soundbar to rule them all

Pros  Excellent sound  Integrated Alexa works like a charm  Controls TV  Lovely design Cons  Not the last word in bass output Key Features Review Price:

iLuv Aud Click Review

Pros  Small size  Integrated Alexa Cons  Alexa only works on home network  So-so audio performance  Comparatively short battery life Key Features Review Price: £37/$50 Amazon

Roberts Stream 94i Review

Pros Loud and powerful for a DAB radio Much-improved visual design Wide set of wireless features Cons Sound is slightly too treble-focused Battery add-on is

Pure Siesta Home Review

Pros  Big, bold sound  Diverse features  Very clear, big display Cons  Bass not as deep as some wireless speakers  USB charge sockets are weak Key

Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar: What’s the difference?

Sonos announced a new smart speaker, the Sonos Beam. The new device is half the price of existing Playbar, it’s previously offering for boosting your TV’s sound. What

Sonos Beam is new $399 smart speakerbar

Sonos has revealed its latest speaker, the Sonos Beam, a smaller soundbar that wants to be both your music and your home entertaining speaker. Unveiled

Sonos Beam first look: The smart soundbar to rule them all?

Key Features Review Price: £399/$399 HDMI ARC Amazon Alexa support Google Assistant support (soon) Apple Airplay 2 support (soon) Sonos Beam smart soundbar – what

Urbanears Lotsen Review

Pros  Smart look  Unusual preset controls  Versatile wireless streaming Cons  Struggles at highest volume levels  Bass peters out at low volume  Not as dynamic-sounding as

Studio19 London Solo E500X-EQ speaker review: For the living room and the yard

A gorgeous design with a high price tag POSITIVES Sleek design Gets loud Battery powered for mobility Charges via USB Type-C NEGATIVES Price Lacking high-quality

Panasonic SC-GA10 Review

Pros  Premium build  Good sound  Input selection Cons  Separate power brick  Could do with greater power and dynamics Key Features Review Price: £230/$327 Aluminium and

Roberts Revival RD70 Review

Pros Relaxing, easy sound Great looks Has Bluetooth Cons Relatively high price No WiFi or integrated battery Key Features Review Price: £199/$279 Bluetooth Telescopic aerial

Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that’s just not smart enough

The Apple HomePod is a £319/$424 speaker with Siri built-in. It plans to take on not only the much-cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home but systems like Sonos too. Apple wants to deliver not only

Can anyone beat Amazon in the smart speaker game?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you You don’t

5 ways HomePod will beat Amazon Echo and Google Home (and 5 ways it won’t)

The battle lines are drawn. Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is finally almost here. After a month-long delay that caused it to miss the all-important holiday-shopping season, Apple

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