surround sound

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset preview: Exploring 3D sound

Sennheiser launched the Ambeo mic in 2016, taking a step into devices that were designed for 3D audio, or audio to support the sort of sound

Best Floorstanding Speakers of 2017

Serious about your speakers? Then it’s time to bring out the big guns. Floorstanding speakers have one of the most recognizable profiles of all speaker

Orbitsound ONE P70 review

PROS Clear, expansive sound anywherre in the room Plenty of bass for its size Robust build quality Easy to install and operate CONS Deep cabinet

Sony STR-DN1080 review

The Good: The Sony STR-DN1080 offers all of the features you could want in a modern receiver — multiroom music, Chromecast streaming, Dolby Atmos and

Sony KD-65A1 OLED review

PROS Outstanding picture quality An innovative sound system that works Gorgeous design CONS Expensive Uninspiring remote KEY FEATURES 4K and HDR HDR10 and Dolby Vision

Top 10 Best Bookshelf Speakers of 2017

In this review we feature the top 10 best bookshelf speakers of 2017 that outperform the competition. These bookshelf speakers pump out incredible audio performance,

Arendal 1723 5.1 Speaker Package Review

The Good Big sound when needed Responsive and detailed Tonally matched Flexible in installation Solidly built Superbly engineered The Bad Size and weight won’t suit

2017 Porsche Macan Review: The average edition of a stellar SUV

PROS The most affordable Porsche Excellent handling Practical cargo space for its class Reasonable fuel mileage CONS The slowest Macan – and slowest Porsche –

Samsung HW-MS650 review

PROS Robust, stylish single-body design Powerful bass without an external subwoofer Generous feature list Easy setup and slick multiroom streaming CONS Slightly aggressive at top

Audi S4 v Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan comparison

The old adage ‘speed costs, so how fast to do you want to go?’ applies more eloquently to its more-is-more motorsport origins than it does

Denon AVR-X4300H 9.2 Channel AV Receiver Review

The Good Excellent all-round performance Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D Superb set of features HEOS multiroom support Easy to setup and intuitive to use Nicely

Onkyo SBT-A500 review

THE GOOD: The Onkyo SBT-A50 supports Dolby Atmos and has a nice design, including the separate breakout box. THE BAD: The Onkyo SBT-A500’s sound quality

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase

Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature

Sonos Playbase review

PROS Good looks, solid build Seamless app integration Sonos app is still be best remote app ever Responsive touch keys Can be expanded with extra

What Is 4K TV?

The biggest trend in TVs today is 4K, also known as ultra HD. It’s the latest bid to improve the sharpness and detail of big

HyperX Cloud Revolver S Review : Loud and (Mostly) Clear

THE GOOD Very comfortable Clear microphone Strong overall sound quality Works well with both PCs and consoles THE BAD So-so surround sound A bit pricey

Panasonic DMP-UB400 review

It was only a couple of years ago it seemed 4K Blu-ray discs, and the players to spin them in, were a faraway dream. Ultra HD

Sonus Faber Homage Amati Tradition Hand-on Review

KEY FEATURES 3.5-way driver configuration 4Ohm impedance 2x 220mm woofers 150mm mid-range driver 28mm tweeter Manufacturer: Sonus Faber Review Price: £23,500.00/$35,250.00 A CLOSER LOOK AT

Logitech G533 review

PROS Lightweight frame Impressive wireless range Engaging gaming audio Good battery life CONS Lack of musical clarity Audio settings need a little tweaking Gets a

Philips Fidelio SkyQuake B8/12 review

PROS Neat design Lively and entertaining sound CONS No HDMI 2.0 ports No network connection Surround effect is not convincing KEY FEATURES Dolby TrueHD and

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What’s the difference?

Sonos has announced a new speaker to its home theatre portfolio in the form of the PlayBase. The new speaker is designed for TVs that aren’t

Sonos Playbase hands on review

Sonos now has two TV speaker options. This is the Sonos Playbase, which, as you should have guessed, is a soundbase, sitting beneath your TV

Creative SoundBlasterX Katana review

OUR VERDICT This incredibly loud soundbar for desktops impresses with music as well as games, though it’s desk space-saving USP is marred by its use

BMW 5-Series (2017) review: Saloon car perfection?

The last-generation BMW 5 Series sold more than two million units worldwide. Two million. To put that into perspective: between 2010 and 2015 Porsche built

Klipsch RSB-8 review

THE GOOD: The Klipsch RSB-8 is a stereo sound bar with a wireless subwoofer which offers excellent movie sound and capable music reproduction. The addition

Asus ROG Centurion 7.1 headset review

OUR VERDICT If you can handle the Asus ROG Centurion’s weight and ostentatious design, the headset offers superb audio clarity and game-beating sound-manipulating features. FOR

2015 – 2017 Victory Vision Review

Introduced in 2007 as an addition to the Victory touring lineup for 2008, the Vision came in two versions: the Vision Street, which came standard

Focal Dôme Flax 5.1 Speaker System Review

PRICE $1,999 AT A GLANCE Plus Flax cone woofer Aluminum-magnesium inverted-dome tweeter Wall-hugging sub Minus Limited bass from sats THE VERDICT Unique driver materials, overall

Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X Review : An Elusive Gem

THE GOOD Excellent comfort Rich overall sound Clear microphone THE BAD Some audio bleed Limited availability No sound customization VERDICT The Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive: AMG for all

You could argue that the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 is a double-tweener. Just as the E-Class slots in-between its C and S siblings, so the Mercedes-AMG