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Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Review (2018): Alexa the screen star

PROS Big, bright display is significantly larger than 1st Gen Great audio with plenty of bass Alexa’s display-capable skills have improved considerably Smart home hub

Bluesound Pulse Soundbar and Pulse Subwoofer review: Reference sound and outstanding streaming features

This soundbar/subwoofer combo is for audiophiles and cineastes who can afford to indulge their craving for refined, dynamic sound. Canadian manufacturer Bluesound makes some big

Amazon Echo Sub hand-on review: Getting serious about sound

This is Amazon Echo Sub, a sign that Amazon is starting to get serious about the sound quality of its Echo devices. At a time

New Sonos Amp gives pro-audio some streaming power

Sonos has revealed a new connected amplifier, the Sonos Amp, delivering streaming music, AirPlay 2 support, and more for installations where third-party speakers are preferred.

Como Audio Musica review: This lovingly crafted speaker is all kinds of music to our ears

It’s the Swiss Army Knife of micro stereo systems. If you can take just one piece of electronics to your mountain cabin or desert island,

Denon HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar review: Alexa, play ‘Jurassic Park’

Amazon Alexa, AirPlay2, and Heos make Denon’s HomeCinema HS2 a feature-rich package. Denon’s HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar and wireless subwoofer is a solid, feature-rich audio

Polk Audio Command Bar soundbar review: Good sound, with Alexa at your service

Is that an Echo Dot in your chassis, or are you just glad to see me? With solid, well-balanced sound and Amazon Alexa on board,

How to control your TV with Alexa : Sometimes your voice is the best remote in the room.

When it works, controlling your TV with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can feel like magic. Using voice commands avoids thumbing through menus and can get

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

Dynaudio Music Review : Sounds good, looks great, but there are app issues

Pros  Striking, attractive design  Great connectivity  Bold, authoritative sound  Offers a speaker for every room in the house Cons  App needs work  Emphasis on Tidal

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

Como Audio Amico review: This wireless music-streaming speaker can go where you go

Fashionable design and high-quality sound get this streaming speaker in the door; its ability to tune in everything from FM radio to Spotify and internet

Lenovo Smart Display Review: Show & Tell for the Google Assistant

PROS Lenovo’s design is sleeker than Echo Show 10-inch touchscreen is bright and colorful Google Assistant is increasingly full-functioned Privacy shutter for camera is welcome

Ruark Audio MRx review: Classy design with a sound to match

British audio company Ruark Audio is best known for its range of DAB digital radios, such as the rather excellent R1 MkIII. However, with more of

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 vs Sonos Playbar: which is better and which should you buy?

So you’ve decided you want a Sonos soundbar to boost your TV’s sound, but which of the two models should you opt for? So here

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

Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: Alexa, hide the remote

PROS Alexa makes a capable media navigator Setup is straightforward Still get many of Alexa’s other Skills Competitively priced CONS Not a fully-fledged Echo IR

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

HDMI ARC: What is it and why do I need it?

You’ve got a TV. You’ve got your HDMI cable. But what is HDMI ARC, and why should you care? TV spec sheets can seem like

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

Best Soundbar 2018: The best soundbars and soundbases

This is why you should trust our list of the best soundbars and soundbases: Trusted Reviews has been testing soundbars since they came to market as

Apple HomePod stereo pairing: Hands-on

If one HomePod sounds great, how about two of Apple’s speakers set up as a stereo pair? With the arrival of AirPlay 2 this week,

20 Best Bluetooth Speakers 2018: The best speakers tested and reviewed

In this review we take a look at the best Bluetooth speakers of 2018 for any budget that deliver really good sound performance, durability and

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

Just don’t buy that smart speaker

Alexa isn’t eavesdropping on your every conversation, secretly sharing them with whoever it likes, but even if it was there’s an easy way to avoid