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New Audi RS3 Sportback vs Mercedes-AMG A45 Comparison

With 395bhp and a £45k price, the new Audi RS3 is the heavy hitter of the hot hatch class. Only the Mercedes-AMG A45 can stand

2017 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI v Porsche Macan v Jaguar F-Pace 25t R-Sport comparison

SUVs are such a widely accepted part of the automotive landscape these days that few batted an eyelid when Jaguar, after 80-odd years of racing cars,

Top 20 Best Stereo Receivers of 2017

In this review we feature the best stereo receivers for serious audiophiles and those who want to take their music listening experience to the next

The future of TV: 10 tech steps to the ultimate TV experience

From 4K to HDR to 8K and beyond: the road to TV-viewing perfection is paved with new technologies. And acronyms. Lots and lots of acronyms.

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Although Microsoft announced its 4K games console during E3 2016 last June, it was Sony that beat it to the punch, releasing its mid-generation upgrade

Top 20 Best Surround Sound Speakers of 2017

In this review we feature our top picks for the best surround sound speakers that deliver very crisp home theater-like sound performance at a value

Sky Soundbox review

“Is it a soundbar? Is it a speaker? No, it’s a Soundbox!” And a Soundbox actually appears to be a cross between the two. “Does

Vizio SmartCast M-Series M65-E0 Review: Big-Screen Stunner for a Good Price

THE GOOD Moderate price Excellent color and picture quality HDR support THE BAD No TV tuner for broadcast content Few local apps and smart features

Top 20 Best Computer Speakers in 2017 – PC & Desktop Speaker Reviews

Here are our top picks for the best computer speakers for PC and desktop computers that deliver extremely good sound performance and top notch quality

Denon HEOS 1 & HEOS 3 Hi-Fi Wireless Speakers Review

What we liked: * Portable (we can fit both speakers in a backpack) * Powerful sound * Good design What we didn’t: * Cumbersome setup

Astro A20 Headset Review: A Midrange Wireless Contender

THE GOOD Incredibly comfortable and lightweight Mostly strong game audio Convenient on-ear controls THE BAD Some background hissing Underwhelming microphone VERDICT The Astro 20 is

Sky Soundbox hands-on review

Sky Soundbox hands-on: A solid bit of kit that seems a no-brainer Sky Q customers The Soundbox is the super-swish result of Sky’s collaboration with

Top 10 Wireless Computer Speakers in 2017

Here are our top picks for the best wireless computer speakers that deliver extremely good sound performance with superb Bluetooth wireless connectivity. These speakers are

A Month with the Note 8: Can Samsung’s Phablet Replace a Laptop?

For the better part of the past two decades, my job and life have revolved around always having a phone, a tablet or a notebook

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have “dumb” TVs.

Hisense 43H6D Review: Budget-Friendly 4K HDR

THE GOOD 4K HDR support Affordable price Plenty of HDMI ports Easy-to-use interface THE BAD Chunky design Low brightness Backlight isn’t uniform Limited app selection

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe review

THE GOOD: Cadillac’s 2.0-liter turbo engine delivers big power, while also returning respectable fuel economy. Handling capabilities match or surpass its German competition. Exterior design is

How to Build Your First Home Theater From Nothing

Setting up a proper home theater doesn’t have to be terribly expensive or complicated. If you’re still watching TV on a tiny screen and crappy

HyperX Cloud Alpha review

OUR VERDICT HyperX’s new mid-range gaming headset feels perfectly tuned for PC gaming to its benefit – and its detriment. FOR Improved looks and comfort

2018 Lexus LS 500 First Drive: The luxury of identity

If it’s usually your thirties when you discover your real identify, you could argue the 2018 Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h are ahead of

Basic Home Theater AV Set Up Guide – Hooking It All Up

So, you bought a home theater system? Great! Watching a movie on a properly set up surround sound system, or listening to your music through

How to Place Your Speakers to Maximize Your Home Theater Experience

Whether you are setting up your computer speakers or a complex home theater bundle, understanding the art and science of speaker channels and placement is

Westinghouse 4K Amazon Fire TV Review: Great for anyone, especially cord-cutters

PROS Very bright backlight and crisp images Amazon’s platform works flawlessly OTA TV features are great for cord-cutters Lightweight Having Alexa on the TV is

2018 Lexus LC review

THE GOOD: The LC 500’s styling is gorgeous and worthy of flagship status. High performance capabilities continue the Japanese luxury brand’s march toward building engaging vehicles.

Xiaomi AI Smart Speaker Review: Do Not Pay More!

A few years back speakers could be found only in houses of luxury Hi-Fi enthusiasts. But now almost everyone owns such a device. The main

22 Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers of 2017

Here are our top picks for the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers that deliver exceptional sound performance while featuring a fully waterproof and water resistant design.

Yamaha YAS-207 Sound Bar review

OUR VERDICT The Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar is a great value, packing in solid sound quality for the price. DTS Virtual:X is a nice addition at

B&O BeoVision Eclipse preview: An outstanding remix of LG’s excellent OLED

Take one part LG OLED TV, mix in a healthy dollop of Bang & Olufsen design and this is the result: the BeoVision Eclipse. This is the result

Philips 65POS9603 hands on

Philips has revealed its new flagship TV – this 65in OLED 9 series. Not to be confused with the existing 9002 OLED range, the 9 series, or 9603, sits

Hands on: JBL Bar 5.1 review

OUR EARLY VERDICT The clever transforming design of the JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar could make taking the surround-sound plunge easier than ever. FOR Solid sound