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Updated: 26-10-2021 23:08
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Denon Home Soundbar 550

The handsome, compact Sound Bar 550 is compatible with HEOS speakers and a wireless subwoofer for optional 5.1 playback, but Mark Craven discovers it cuts the mustard on its own The soundbar market is saturated, but amongst the myriad models it's...

4 expert reviews

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Technics SL-1500C

If you’re after a great sounding but fuss-free record player below a grand, the SL-1500C is a great buy

6 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

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Synology RS3412XS Rackstation

This capacious rack NAS offers a big speed boost over its Atom-powered predecessor

5 expert reviews

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Bose Smart Soundbar 900

Perhaps the best-looking soundbar on the market right now - Bose is clearly taking the fight to Sonos - the aesthetic is also its downfall, given the reflective nature of the glass top. Still, this model is a notable improvement on the outgoing 700...

3 expert reviews

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Enacfire A9

The Enacfire A9 true wireless earbuds might be cheap but that doesn't mean they sound bad. In fact, they actually have pretty good immersive audio which is helped by the noise cancellation. They aren't perfect because they don't always work quite as...

3 expert reviews

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Creative SXFI Theater

They look like Bluetooth headphones but the Creative SXFI Theather ditches the audio lag thanks to a special USB dongle which also enables 3D 'holographic' sound.

5 expert reviews

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Pro-Ject X2

The well-playing Pro-Ject X2 is the turntable to choose in this price range.

4 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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As an overall package, it's really difficult to fault these tethered wireless in-ears. Genuinely personalised sound, great battery life, exceptional noise cancelling, plus a social mode which actually works really well, all goes to make for a superior...

5 expert reviews

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TCL TS8111

The TS8111 is meant to be a cheap upgrade from the TV’s built-in sound system, and here we think TCL has hit the spot. For a remarkably low price you get a soundbar that literally gives the TV sound a new dimension. TS8111 has a large and clear sound...

7 expert reviews

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Denon D-M41

A micro hi-fi system as good as bigger and more expensive ones.

3 expert reviews | 29 user reviews

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Creative Outlier Air

Setting aside some issues with the physical controls, the Creative Outlier Air has managed to impress us in most aspects and ticks a whole lots of boxes for what we’d consider a solid pair of true wireless earphones. Priced at Rs 6,999, these earphones...

4 expert reviews

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Sony Xperia

If you want a compact phone that doesn’t skimp on hardware then the Sony Xperia 5 III will be a great choice. It has a high-end processor, takes excellent photos and even though it is quite small, the screen is good too. You won’t get days and days of...

48 expert reviews | 90 user reviews

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Amazfit ZenBuds

The Amazfit ZenBuds are true wireless headphones that help you get to sleep - and track it - and they actually work pretty well.

2 expert reviews

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Vivo TWS Neo

The Vivo TWS Neo are generally recommendable: they have a lightweight design, both for the earbuds and the case, produce generally good-sounding audio, and have really useful gesture controls that are easier to use than similar features on competitors....

3 expert reviews

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Sony GTK-PG10

Sony GTK-PG10 review: The GTK-PG10 comes across as a party speaker that has thought through everything and offers all options for its users. Also, it is not that expensive at Rs 19,990.

3 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

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On top of all this, the Pro Elite comes with a free activation code for Acronis’ True Image data protection and backup software. Not that it needs freebies to be a good deal: this is a wonderfully quick, extremely portable SSD at a very reasonable price.

2 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

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mophie powerstation

Most phones have fast charging support these days, which is great for those days when you're short on time and low on battery life. A quick 15 minutes on the wall charger is often enough to get you through a huge chunk of the day, and until...

25 expert reviews | 218 user reviews

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Finally, LG has got proper sound quality in a soundbar! But LG SK10Y is big, and not suitable for everyone.

6 expert reviews

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Bose SoundTouch Portable

Really good speaker system great sound

2 expert reviews | 340 user reviews

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Urbanista Athens

On the surface, the Urbanista Athens provide a solid experience for avid runners, with a snug fit and a decent battery life. However, in terms of sound quality, they're a slightly less appealing option than models like the Creative Outlier Golds at...

3 expert reviews

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Como Audio Amico

Como Audio Amico is a little better than its competitors in everything, but if it tastes this good, it costs money.

2 expert reviews

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Denon CEOL N10

The Denon CEOL N10 is an excellent compromise between multi-room speakers and the “right” stereo system. You get the convenience and power options from the first – and a good deal of the sound quality from the full-fledged system. Provided you combine...

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Yamaha YSP-2700

Yamaha YSP-2700 uses advanced digital processing and many speaker drivers to reproduce true surround sound, using the room’s walls, ceilings and floors. It also has the multi-room feature, MusicCast, which allows it to be able to integrate with an...

2 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

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JBL Bar 3.1

The JBL Bar 3.1 sounds fantastic whether you're watching a movie or listening to classical music, and the subwoofer delivers some serious power that is quite impressive for the price. Bass lovers will be especially pleased, but the fact that you can...

4 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

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Creative Sound Blaster X3

Creative delivers a bevy of different sound options worth listening to with its latest external sound card that's worth it if you're tired of bad-sounding computer speakers.

4 expert reviews