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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

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

Top 20 Best Bluetooth Soundbars of 2018

In this review we feature our top picks for the best Bluetooth soundbars of 2018 that deliver superb sound performance, design and excellent Bluetooth connectivity

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

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

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

Marshall Woburn multi-room speaker review

OUR VERDICT Incredibly loud, and with an unmistakably iconic design, this skilled centrepiece wireless speaker balances Bluetooth, AirPlay, ChromeCast, Spotify Connect and multi-room. FOR Big

Marshall Stanmore Multi-Room WiFi Speaker Review

Pros Ultra-flexible streaming Smart Marshall looks Goes loud with confidence Cons Not as dynamic sounding as the best Key Features Review Price: £399/$530 Multiroom Bluetooth

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

Riva Festival Review

Pros Can sound better than a Sonos Play:5 Excellent mids Lots of wired and wireless options Cons Needs to be positioned carefully Subwoofer-style bass, not

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

Google Home Max: Everything you need to know about the premium smart speaker

Google Home now has a premium big brother. The Google Home Max is official and here’s everything you need to know about the specs, price

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

Hands on: Marshall Stanmore Multi-room Speaker review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Do you need wireless music this loud? Probably not, but this easy to use and iconically designed speaker copes well with lossless

Amazon Echo (2017) and Amazon Echo Plus hands on review

Amazon is aiming to major on sound quality despite an ultra-low price with its new Echo and Echo Plus speakers. Amazon’s continued effort to put Alexa

Marshall Woburn Multi-Room hands-on review

Key Features Review Price: £539/$700 Wi-Fi Google Cast Phono input 3.5mm aux input 2x 5.25-inch drivers Hands-on with the Marshall Woburn Multi-Room Marshall has made

Urbanears Baggen Wireless Speaker review

OUR VERDICT The Urbanears Baggen tries to emulate Sonos but fails. The user experience is frustrating with cut outs, crashes and lag. For the money,

Urbanears Stammen Wireless Speaker review

OUR VERDICT The Urbanears Stammen is a fashionable speaker that, unfortunately, costs way too much money. Sound is mediocre and its software is consistently buggy

Sonos Play:1 review

OUR VERDICT Sonos has cooked up a superb quality speaker at a more affordable entry point, meaning it’s no longer just one for the upper

The Top 20 Best Wireless Speakers of 2017

Here are our top picks for the best wireless speakers that deliver superb sound performance, long lasting battery life and high quality wireless music streaming.

Riva Arena review

PROS High-fidelity sound Flexible wireless streaming Fairly easy to use CONS Sonos works better in big rooms Battery accessory is expensive KEY FEATURES Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Amazon Dash Wand review: A home shopping device made for a not-too-distant future

The Amazon Dash Wand won’t solve your pantry problems just yet, but it’s a cool device at a killer price. Pros Compact, refrigerator-friendly design. The

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What’s the difference?

Back in November 2015 Amazon released Amazon Echo, its all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. And it’s not taken long for other

Apple HomePod hands on

According to Apple, the iPod reinvented portable music and the Apple HomePod aims to do the same with our music at home. You can choose

The Top 20 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers of 2017

Here are the top 20 best portable bluetooth speakers of 2017 that are simply outstanding in terms of audio performance, portability and overall design. They

Ninety7 Vaux Review: Echo Dot speaker-battery cuts Alexa’s cord

PROS Affordable upgrade for Echo Dot owners Better microphone performance than Amazon Tap Volume gets loud CONS 5-6 hour battery life is only average Audio

Bose SoundLink Revolve+ review

The Good: The sleek Bose SoundLink Plus Bluetooth speaker sounds excellent for its compact size, has a built-in handle for easy transport and is water-resistant.

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