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Home Theatre Systems

Updated: 26-01-2022 23:13
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Sonos Beam (2nd gen)

The Sonos Beam 2 delivers delivers mild but definite improvements on the (outstanding) product it replaces, with performance that defies its dimensions. It’s not quite as emphatically Dolby Atmos-y as might have been hoped, and the lack of HDMI...

25 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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Sonos Arc

Simple to set up, lovely to live with and supremely capable, the Sonos Arc is a soundbar of rare quality

45 expert reviews | 193 user reviews

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Jabra Elite 7 Pro

“These Elite 7 Pro get everything right and don't cost a fortune.”

6 expert reviews

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You should not miss Teac’s useful turntable. It is well built, sounds nice – maybe too nice – but many like that the music is comfortable. You can get more life and impact elsewhere, but the Teac TN-4D is an interesting alternative, with a rock-solid...

2 expert reviews

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The Printique photo printing service boasts a superior web interface, the best packaging of any service we've tested, and top-notch print quality.

3 expert reviews

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Wharfedale DX-2

A powerful, compact 5.1 home cinema system that balances price and performance with style.

2 expert reviews

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Samsung HW-Q60T

The Samsung HW-Q60T is decent for mixed usage. Though it comes with a dedicated subwoofer, this bar struggles to reproduce a thumpy low-bass, so you don't feel the deep rumble in action-packed movies or bass-heavy music. Its surrounds performance is...

1 expert reviews | 27 user reviews

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Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G

The phone offers a lovely design, decent display, good day-to-day performance, ample battery life and a very good daylight camera.

9 expert reviews

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Samsung HW-Q810A

Those who want a proper upgrade of the TV sound do not go wrong with the Samsung HW-Q810A. This soundbar delivers a large and detailed sound image with a convincing surround effect, and a strong and clear voice reproduction. In addition, it has plenty...

2 expert reviews

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The Powernode is one of the most musical systems we’ve heard of this ilk, presenting itself in a very likeable manner indeed. Squeezing both streaming and amplification smarts into a box of this size is no mean feat, but to get it looking good and...

10 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Sonos Playbase

A convincing argument for throwing out your stereo.

43 expert reviews | 425 user reviews

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The Node 2 is an excellent standalone hi-res audio music streamer – and works just as well in a multiroom setup.

7 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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Vizio SB36512

Vizio’s 36-inch Dolby Atmos soundbar provides a ton of features for its lower-than-expected price tag, but it leaves a lot to be desired in the performance category.

8 expert reviews

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Denon DHTS416BKE2 (B-Ware)

The Denon DHT-S416 soundbar offers great sound for a reasonable price, but high-frequency noises are on the sharp side.

2 expert reviews

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BenQ W2700

If you want to enter the big-screen, 4K arena, the W2700 ticks all the boxes. Put in some work and you'll get a punchy picture.

6 expert reviews

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Sony HT-ST5000

File under ‘Flippin’ impressive’.

18 expert reviews | 140 user reviews

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Samsung HW-MS650

Its appeal is limited to curved TV owners, but there’s no denying the HW-MS6500’s quality. It conjures up a huge soundstage and masses of bass without a subwoofer in sight, and backs it up with a wealth of features and simplified setup.

18 expert reviews | 110 user reviews

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LG’s dazzling Dolby Atmos soundbar sends excitement levels soaring with its powerful, expansive sound, backed by generous streaming functionality and a glamorous design.

19 expert reviews | 80 user reviews

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LG Sound Bar GX

Thoroughly excellent purchase, only criticism being the set up procedures. I was close to throwing the sound bar out of the window until I stumbled across the missing step. Written procedures need serious review but it was all worth it in the end.

2 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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The LG SJ7 is somewhat of a shape-shifter. At one point a sound bar, next a pair of speakers, then simply a battery-powered Bluetooth speaker. This innovative sound bar offers a complete sound system solution. But is it good enough to be the only...

4 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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This novel HEOS AVR takes wireless multiroom cinema to another level, and great industrial design makes a virtue of the basic 5.1 configuration..

9 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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Philips Fidelio B5

The Fidelio B5's ability to instantly transform from a traditional soundbar into a wireless surround system makes it a seriously smart bit of kit. It may not be super-loud, but it offers quality, usability and versatility in spades.

16 expert reviews | 257 user reviews

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Samsung HW-K950

Samsung’s amazing Atmos soundbar system brings you immersive 3D sound while keeping clutter to a minimum, and delivers Samsung’s best-ever sound quality in the process. Only the overzealous subwoofer lets the side down – and budget buyers need not apply.

18 expert reviews | 144 user reviews

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LG’s super-slim soundbar and compact sub deliver big home cinema thrills – but rival bars are easier on the ear.

7 expert reviews | 71 user reviews

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A stylish soundbar that delivers big audio with the option of additional rear speakers, LG's SK10Y is a terrific option for those looking to see what this Dolby Atmos fuss is all about. LG's inaugural partnership with Meridian has resulted in a Dolby...

5 expert reviews | 20 user reviews